For Every $1 the NRA Gave Paul Ryan, I'll Name a Gun Victim | Time.com:
Representative Robin Kelly:
Despite every effort, including a historic sit-in, we’ve failed to force Speaker Paul Ryan and his leadership team to hold a single vote on legislation to save American lives from gun violence. I was going to try again, and I was going to go after the root of the problem: the millions that the National Rifle Association spends to ensure the Speaker’s silence and inaction.
(Kelly represents Illinois' 2nd district in the United States Congress, is a vice chair of the Democratic Gun Violence Prevention Task Force and was an organizer of the 2016 House of Representatives sit-in to end gun violence.)Representative Kelly seems outraged at the "millions" that the NRA spent to "ensure the Speaker's silence and inaction". (One would almost wonder how many millions of dollars Representative Kelly's supporters and PACs paid for his elections over the years. Shee talks as if she's outraged that Ryan enjoys the perks of the ruling party ... which would not be the Democrats.)
Despite every effort, including a historic sit-in, we’ve failed to force Speaker Paul Ryan and his leadership team to hold a single vote on legislation to save American lives from gun violence.
Surely, Rep. Kelly, you know you can't force a majority. This is rhetoric.
And the Democratic Photo Moment (historic sit-in), Ms. Kelly, is not something that a reasonable man would choose to keep before those who might be his future constituents. WIth respect, you all look like bobble-heads. Or kindergarteners having been told "It's Nap Time"
Actually, a large part of the NRA's contributions probably went more often to Donald Trump's Presidential Campaign than Paul Ryan's; and they were donated to defeat the odious Hillary Clinton, whose campaign promise to undermine the Second Amendment Rights of free Americans made her the primary target of millions of us.
Ryan won the post of Speaker of the House because the House, the Senate, and the President are all Republicans.
You know Republicans. They're the people who get to appoint their party members to high position, right? The people who win elections because they look and act like responsible adults?
Ms. Kelly would do well to remember that Americans love their freedoms, and they cannot abide a politician who promises to undermine their Constitutional Rights.
Remember Al Gore? Well, neither do most folks, except when they research "Electoral Vote" vs "Popular Vote".
Remember Hillary Clinton? Well, neither do most folks.
(Well, they do .. but with a sigh of relief as in "Wow, we dodged THAT bullet! Sigh!")
Now that we're safe from her.
Both of these democratic candidates ran on the platform of undermining the Second Amendment. Both of them lost. Coincidence?
Undermining the Constitution is NOT the best route to the White House. It is, in fact, the fastest route to obscurity. Unless you don't consider losing power and prestige and respect a sign of obscurity.On the other
- A vote on a jobs bill that creates opportunity so kids pick up pencils and books instead of guns, ....