With a presidential election cycle just about ready to go full-steam, it can be difficult to decipher what politicians are saying. Are they speaking about the platform they will stay true to or are the Rand Pauling their way through, telling the group in front of them exactly what they want to hear?
That may be the case with Karl Rove’s statement on Fox News Sunday, one that may see him never again invited to be a part of their lies and smear campaign against all things Democrat.
The Charleston shootings, along with the racist opinions of the shooter, are right-wing protected ideologies. Rove, shattering those protections, said:
Now maybe there’s some magic law that will keep us from having more of these. I mean basically the only way to guarantee that we will dramatically reduce acts of violence involving guns is to basically remove guns from society, and until somebody gets enough “oomph” to repeal the Second Amendment, that’s not going to happen.
Was he speaking in hypothetics? Maybe, but it doesn’t matter. He’s probably right. In other industrialized nations, like the UK, mass shootings like the one in Charleston have virtually stopped happening, and still nobody has declared themselves Supreme Dictator and sent the population off to work camps.
It’s a catch 22. Do we rejoice that Republicans are finally starting to get it or do we regret that it takes unspeakable violence and hate to get them there? The party of fail will never make it easy on the reasonable.
Watch Karl Rove say we need to repeal the 2nd amendment if we want security.
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