Thoughts and prayers. That’s all that Republican lawmakers can offer in response to the latest tragic school shooting in America. It’s the same tactic they use every time America suffers a tragedy, particularly when it involves a mass shooting.
And the President? He chose to make it a thumbs-up photo op and then a politicized Twitter attack on the FBI to distract Americans from the ever-ramping-up Mueller probe.
In other words, nothing is going to change.
Scott Dworkin, MSNBC contributor and co-founder of the Democratic Coalition says: “GOP lobbyist close to the White House just told me Trump doesn’t plan on doing anything to respond to the Parkland mass shooting. No new laws. No new safety regulations. No machine gun ban. Not one thing that will prevent it from happening again. He doesn’t care about us. Period.”
He couldn’t even bother to meet with victims’ families to console them – probably because a) he’s too lazy and b) he isn’t capable. Miss President Obama yet, America?
Trump, of course, found a way to make the shooting about him saying, “Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!”
This complete and utter inaction by Trump comes as survivors of last week’s Florida school shooting are heroically and historically standing up to the President, to congress, and to the NRA and are not taking this sitting down, as CNN reports:
To those who say it’s too soon after the school massacre to talk about politics and gun control, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High see your point.
“We can respect that. We’ve lost people. It’s important to mourn,” junior Cameron Kasky said Sunday.
“Here’s a time to talk about gun control: March 24. My message for the people in office is: You’re either with us or against us. We are losing our lives while the adults are playing around.”
Be forewarned: They’re coming for the National Rifle Association and any politician who takes money from the gun lobbyist, Kasky and his classmates said. The NRA did not immediately return CNN’s call seeking comment.
Kasky and his fellow students hope their efforts will dovetail with other events, national and local, aimed at persuading leaders to take meaningful action to keep schools safe.
They include two school walkouts, as well as a trip this week to Tallahassee, during which several Parkland youngsters hope to have sit-downs with legislators in the state Capitol.
According to a mission statement for March For Our Lives, students across the country will converge on Washington next month to say the nation can no longer wait to tackle issues of school safety and gun control reform. They’re asking that like-minded folks who can’t make it to the nation’s capital stage solidarity marches in their own communities.”
“Every kid in this country now goes to school wondering if this day might be their last. We live in fear,” the March For Our Lives website says. “It doesn’t have to be this way. Change is coming. And it starts now, inspired by and led by the kids who are our hope for the future. Their young voices will be heard.”
This is the generation that is going lead the country next. And thank God, because the ones that are in charge now are doing a pretty crappy job.
Well, they’ll be leading the country next if they don’t get murdered at the hands of a lunatic enabled by the President, Congress and the NRA, that is.