Tuesday Short Cuts

After Sunday night's atrocious shooting, Democrats everywhere rallied around one of their sacred causes — gun control.

Political Editors · Oct. 3, 2017

Upright: “Hundreds of our fellow citizens are now mourning the sudden loss of a loved one — a parent, a child, a brother or sister. We cannot fathom their pain. We cannot imagine their loss. To the families of the victims: We are praying for you and we are here for you, and we ask God to help see you through this very dark period.” —Donald Trump

Non Compos Mentis: “[Republican leaders] should be praying for God to forgive them for letting the gun lobby run this country.” —Jimmy Kimmel

Braying Jackass: “A Muslim commits an atrocity, right-wing media instantly politicize it: ‘Pass the travel ban!’ US mass shootings — ‘Don’t talk about guns!’” —ABC’s Terry Moran

Braying Jenny: “If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing. I’m actually not even sympathetic [because] country music fans often are Republican gun toters.” —CBS legal executive Hayley Geftman-Gold

Alpha Jackass: “Durn tootin’, great shootin’. Cool dude sertin’ he’s 2nd Mendment rahts. Hell yeah! Every country has its psychopaths. In US they have guns.” —Richard Dawkins

Race bait: “It’s the white supremacist patriarchy, stupid. … White people and men are told that they are entitled to everything. This is what happens when they don’t get what they want.” —Drexel University professor George Ciccariello

Demo-gogues: “It is positively infuriating that my colleagues in Congress are so afraid of the gun industry that they pretend there aren’t public policy responses to this epidemic. There are, and the thoughts and prayers of politicians are cruelly hollow if they are paired with continued legislative indifference. It’s time for Congress to get off its a— and do something.” —Sen. Chris Murphy

Village Idiots: “Prayers are important but @SpeakerRyan @realDonaldTrump blood is on the hands of those who have power to legislate.” —Lady Gaga

And last.. “In the face of unspeakable evil, our whole nation must respond with countless acts of kindness, warmth and generosity.” —Rep. Steve Scalise

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