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Right-Wingers Pitch A Conniption Fit After Bette Midler Criticizes Kyle Rittenhouse

The fact that conservatives and right-wingers so eagerly embrace and defend those who have been accused and/or convicted of horrible crimes tells you everything you need to know about those who claim to be the party of “law and order.”

Here’s a few examples:

  • Donald Trump: Accused of dozens of rapes and sexual assaults. Convicted on 17 counts of tax fraud.
  • Michael Flynn: Pled guilty of lying to the FBI and later pardoned by none other than Donald Trump.
  • Steve Bannon: Accused of fraud and given a last-minute pardon by Trump. Later convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to obey a subpoena from the January 6 House Select Committee.

This same blatant hypocrisy also applies to Kyle Rittenhouse, who was accused and later acquitted of shooting and killing two men in Kenosha, Wisconsin who were merely protesting the brutal treatment of blacks by police in the United States.

After his acquittal, Rittenhouse became a cause célèbre of the pro-Second Amendment absolutists who think nothing of carrying assault rifles and other weapons to the grocery store just to buy a gallon of milk and loaf of bread.

So it should come as no surprise that when Bette Midler dared to post a tweet slamming Rittenhouse and his family using the same terminology right-wingers use against LGBTQ Americans, there would be a massive online meltdown among conservatives.

Here’s Midler’s tweet:

It hasn’t yet been confirmed that the kid in the photo Midler shared is actually Kyle Rittenhouse, but it’s still a legitimate commentary about the pro-gun crazies in this country.

Midler’s posting was all it took for right-wingers to have a complete hissy fit online, even though their comments only served to reinforce the point Midler was making.

 

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Kyle Rittenhouse Does A Humiliating Self-Own By Calling For People To Be ‘Held Accountable’

Hoping to remain marginally relevant and announce his upcoming appearance at some right-wing gathering of assorted fascists, Kyle Rittenhouse is tweeting up a storm these days, no doubt delighting Twitter CEO Elon Musk, who seems to have an affinity for neo-Nazis, insurrectionists, racists, and traitors.

Rittenhouse, who was found not guilty of shooting and killing two men in Kenosha, Wisconsin back in 2020, is now insisting that people need to be “held accountable,” even though he managed to gun down two people in cold blood and get away with it, mainly because he told a sob story (complete with crocodile tears) on the witness stand and had a sympathetic judge who consistently ruled in his favor.

Here’s the accountability tweet Rittenhouse posted Saturday:

Wow! The irony is so thick on that tweet you’d need a chainsaw to cut through it. Well, that or a semiautomatic rifle. Right, Kyle?

Oh, and there’s also this tweet for what’s being called AmFest.

That was all just a bit more than many on Twitter could take, especially when you consider that Rittenhouse is now trying to make a living off selling himself as a murderer who managed to get away with the crime and is only a darling of the right because he loves to tote an AR-15 and shoot those who don’t share his view of the world.

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White House Puts MT Greene On Full Blast Over Her ‘Discredited’ Ideas About Assault Weapons

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is outraged that the Biden administration is once again calling for a ban on semiautomatic/assault weapons, but her argument against such legislation was vigorously swatted down by the White House.

On Twitter, Greene wrote:

The AR-15 is my favorite gun for hunting & home defense. Banning “assault weapons” will not stop a transgender from shooting up his own LGBTQ community or any other murderer already breaking laws to kill people. More gun control laws just create more defenseless victims.

Joe has been a career politician in office longer than I’ve been alive and he knows NOTHING about guns. Joe is an elite politician who enjoys the protection of AR-15’s but wants to take your guns away and leave you defenseless at the mercy of criminals who don’t care about laws.

I will always protect American’s GREAT Second Amendment! No Assault Weapons Ban!!

What the administration had to say in response is on point and perfectly rebuts Greene’s knuckle-dragging reaction to the issue of gun violence in the United States, which has the most lenient gun laws in the world along with more deaths from guns than any other nation on the planet.

White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates issued this statement:

These sentiments, from a politician who has called for violence against those with whom she disagrees, are not only inherently discredited – but they prove President Biden’s point. An assault weapons ban is one of the most effective actions we can take to support law enforcement in the fight against gun crime. Police chiefs have attested to that and the American people support doing so. Choosing the gun industry lobby over keeping our streets safe and protecting our children’s lives is flatly unacceptable, which is why President continues to advocate for an assault weapons ban.

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WATCH Ted Cruz Get Roundly Booed When He Says More Guns Are The Solution To Mass Shootings

Despite having zero proof that more guns are the way to stop mass shootings in the United States, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Saturday at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin that the only way to stop bad guys with guns is to give even more guns to the good guys and anyone else who wants one, or even a hundred.

In other words, Cruz was spouting the same bullshit every member of the GOP clings to because they’re owned by companies that manufacture weapons of mass murder.

Cruz told attendees:

“Whenever you have a mass murder … you have Democrats in Washington, the step they immediately go to is we need to take away firearms from law-abiding citizens. OK, you can clap for that except for the minor problem that it doesn’t work. If the objective is to stop these crimes, gun control is singularly ineffective.”

Of course, the same could be said about lack of gun control, which is clearly not doing a damn thing to decrease shootings.

Instead, Cruz suggested the country adopt his plan:

“If you want to stop crime, you target the bad guys. You target the criminals, the felons, the fugitives. You prosecute them, you put them in jail, you get them off the streets, and you also enhance security at vulnerable targets.”

The Texas Republican said the same was true for shootings at schools:

“Two weeks ago, I stood on the Senate floor and tried to pass legislation I’ve introduced that would double the number of police officers in school. If we want to keep our kids safe, and I desperately want to keep our kids safe, the most effective step we can do is to have police officers there to protect them who can intercept a mass murderer before he gets into the school and stop them.”

Loud boos and jeering could be heard among those listening to Cruz, who continued to spout platitudes he likely got directly from the NRA:

“Look, if you have a solution to stop the deranged evil murderers, I’d love to hear it. My solution is to throw them in jail. Stop them before they commit these crimes. There are some we won’t know about beforehand, and the single best step to stop them is to have armed officers on campus that can stop them before they kill our kids.

“But look, instead you guys can instead sing kumbaya with them and hope they’ll just stop, but what you’re proposing doesn’t work.”

Neither does what you’re proposing, Ted, and there’s a river of blood flowing across this country that proves so.

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WATCH: On The Gun Range, Lauren Boebert Proves She Knows ZERO About Firearms Safety

Colorado Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert absolutely loves guns, even though she doesn’t know a damn thing about the Constitution and what it says about the issue of guns and laws regulating them.

Lauren thinks the Second Amendment is absolute and no laws whatsoever can be passed that regulate guns in any manner whatsoever, despite the fact that the amendment reads:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Well regulated. Clearly, regulations are allowed or the Founding Fathers would have left off that phrase and just said that the right of people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

And yet, as much as Lauren wants to hug her guns and possibly even make out with them (do you doubt she’d try?), she doesn’t know squat about gun safety, which should be required if you’re going to be operating a weapon that can kill people.

In the video below, which was posted on Twitter by Patriot Takes, you can see Boebert firing off a few rounds at a gun range, but she gets frustrated when her hair keeps flying wildly as she fires the rifle she’s shooting.

To rectify that situation, Boebert goes over and grabs a pair of safety goggles to put atop her otherwise empty head and hold her hair in place while she continues to shoot.

Just one problem: She doesn’t put the safety on the rifle before she puts the weapon down. A man standing next to her does so.

While she was at it, why didn’t Lauren just go ahead and wave the gun around in the direction of others? After all, she’s already proven that gun safety is a completely foreign concept to her, as Twitter users quickly reminded her.

https://twitter.com/GaryCol29416167/status/1574874723011403789?s=20&t=bGckWa_ELw5H30AyeevUBA

Since Republicans won’t let us have any sensible gun control legislation, can we at least pass some laws that won’t allow showboating morons in Congress?