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Ted Cruz Got His A*s Handed To Him At A Senate Hearing – So He Stormed Out Like A Child

Though it’s been said millions of times before, it bears repeating: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is the biggest, most obnoxious douchebag in the U.S. Senate.

Cruz proved what a petulant shitbag he is once again recently during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence when he accused Democrats of wanting to “defund the police,” which is a lie that gets repeated by conservatives whenever anyone says there’s far too much death and destruction caused by the weapons of mass murder produced by arms companies in the United States:

“You just said a moment ago that no Democrat favors abolishing the police. If that were the case why did every single Democrat vote to confirm Vanita Gupta—a nominee for the number three position at the Department of Justice who said last year in writing, in written testimony before this Senate, advocated abolishing the police?”

Of course, what Cruz said contains not a shred of truth. Gupta has written that she favors using some of the funds currently spent on cops to programs that would focus on improving care for the mentally ill, addressing the underlying economic causes of violent crime, and looking for alternatives to merely hiring more police officers.

Despite having already misstated what Ms. Gupta stands for, Cruz continued to trash a woman who dares to have an opinion that differs from his:

“And [Gupta] was confirmed by one vote. Every single Democrat was the necessary vote to confirm a radical who advocated abolishing the police and just this week we’re taking up Kristin Clarke, another radical, who has last year in testimony before this Senate advocated abolishing the police. If you don’t support abolishing the police why do you keep voting for nominees who advocate abolishing the police?”

But Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT) called Cruz out for his nonsense, reminding him:

“As you well know Senator Cruz, that is a complete distortion of their positions. We’re not here to talk about those nominees. If you want to stay, we can do it at the end of the hearing. But right now we’re going to move on.”

Rather than stay and participate in rest of the hearing, Cruz stood up and walked out like a child taking his toy and running home to mommy. Seems the Texas senator isn’t just a lying asshat, he’s also unable to take criticism, which is a sure sign of insecurity.

Maybe it’s time to rename Sen. Cruz the Raving Infantile Liar. It’s a hell of a lot more accurate.

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President Biden Will Take On The Gun Violence Problem With Sweeping Executive Actions: Report

Later today, President Joe Biden will unveil a sweeping package of executive actions to decrease gun violence in the United States, a move that is almost certain to enrage Republicans and those on the right who believe the Second Amendment is absolute, even though the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that it isn’t.

Politico reports that the planned executive actions are meant to help control some of the biggest problems with guns in America, especially as the landscape of the weapons market continues to evolve as technology allows for new ways to possess weapons of mass murder:

“Among the actions Biden will take will be to direct the Department of Justice to begin, within 30 days, the process of requiring buyers of so-called ghost guns — homemade or makeshift firearms that lack serial numbers — to undergo background checks and, within 60 days, regulating concealed assault-style firearms, according to the White House.”

The action to better regulate assault weapons will likely draw major resistance on the right, but the National Rifle Association (NRA) is badly weakened and currently in bankruptcy court after bilking its members out of millions of dollars that were spent on luxury items for the top brass of the pro-gun organization. That means the NRA won’t be able to marshal organized resistance to Biden’s executive orders.

Biden will be joined at the announcement by Attorney General Merrick Garland, and is expected to task the Department of Justice with making it easier take weapons from those deemed a danger to themselves or others:

“Biden will also direct the Department of Justice to provide states within 60 days with proposed red flag legislation that would permit courts to order the temporary removal of firearms from a person who may be a danger to themselves or others and issue a comprehensive report on firearms trafficking, according to the White House. The last report was completed in 2000. In addition, Biden will direct five federal agencies to redirect money to help prevent community violence. The Department of Health and Human Services will also help teach states how they can use Medicaid money for gun violence prevention.”

As you’d expect, carping from gun fetishists has already begun before Biden even unveils his plan, with the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry, remarking:

“Where those orders exceed his lawful authority and usurp the power of Congress to make law, NSSF will take all appropriate steps to protect the interests of our industry and the Second Amendment rights of our customers.”

But executive actions related to public safety are difficult to challenge in court, so the pro-gun camp may find they have almost no way to effectively fight the president’s new orders.

No matter what Biden does, you can count on the gun crowd asserting that the president wants to take guns away from everyone, even though that’s nothing but a lie they recycle anytime gun control is discussed in Washington.

 

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Urges More Guns In Schools On Anniversary Of Parkland Shooting

Today marks the third anniversary of the Parkland school shooting which took the lives of 17 people and wounded 17 others. To commemorate the day, President Joe Biden issued a statement calling for stronger gun control laws:

“In seconds, the lives of dozens of families, and the life of an American community, were changed forever. We owe it to all those we’ve lost and to all those left behind to grieve to make a change. The time to act is now.”

But Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) thought it was the perfect time to call for more guns in schools, tweeting out:

Greene was quickly met with push back from others on social media:

The next time there’s a mass shooting, maybe we can send Ms. Greene in and let her play Rambo. Bet she’d piss herself and run away in a few seconds.

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Crisis Actor Dana Loesch Bares Her Fangs When Asked About Gun Control Measures (VIDEO)

The NRA appears to be running scared.

Over the past week, dozens of companies have severed all ties with the gun lobby, no longer wanting to be associated with a group that refuses to budge on the issue of gun control despite that fact that 17 people were recently slaughtered at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch was a guest on This Week, and she became incredibly defensive when host George Stephanopoulos asked if the NRA would support raising the age at which a semi-automatic weapon can be purchased from the current age of 18 to 21, which even Donald Trump has suggested might be a good idea. Loesch replied:

“The NRA has made their position incredibly clear.”

When Stephanopoulos again asked the question, Loesch became even angrier, commenting:

“People are trying to find daylight between President Trump and 5 million law-abiding gun owners all across the United States. These are things [Trump’s] discussing… nothing has been proposed yet.”


But when the host dared to broach the topic of possibly banning all military-style assault weapons — such as the AR-15 used by the Florida shooter to devastating effect — Loesch completely lost it, declaring:

“This is really a discussion about banning all semi-automatic firearms. And I wish that we could be guinuine in our discussion about that. That’s the position on AR-15s. And AR-15s are going to be in that school protecting students and teachers when they return back to class.”

Stephanopoulos countered by reminding Loesch:

“We are the only country that has wide access to these kinds of weapons and no one else has the frequency or the intensity of mass shootings that we do.”

To that, the NRA shill resorted to lying:

“That’s actually not true.”

Yes, it actually is true. No other nation in the world allows citizens to purchase and possess military weapons of mass murder the way we do in the United States. Maybe that’s one of the reasons we had 15,549 deaths attributable to guns in 2017.

The NRA says they’re all about freedom, just as long as it’s the freedom to kill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO3XfZ0aIHs

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Ted Cruz Attacks Dems For Politicizing Mass Shooting, Then Somehow Blames Obama (VIDEO)

Whenever a mass shooting takes place in the United States, you can count on Republicans to repeat the same hackneyed lines:

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims. (Because they have no solution to the problem, just words.)
  • Now is not the time to talk about gun control or “politicize” the issue. (Because they’re beholden to the gun lobby and need the blood money provided by the NRA.)

Such was the case with Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R), during an appearance on Fox & Friends Thursday morning. Cruz began with the thoughts and prayers line:

“Our prayers are with the families and all of those children who went through that horrible horror. This horror shouldn’t exist. And we don’t know right now exactly why this deranged individual did this. I’m sure in the days to come we are going to find out more about what his motives were. But whatever they were, they were evil. And this is a horrible, horrible thing and our prayers are with those Florida families.”


When co-host Ainsley Earhardt mentioned that some Democrats are calling for gun control in light of the latest massacre, Cruz had this to say:

“The reaction of Democrats to any tragedy is to try to politicize it. They immediately start calling that we’ve got to take away the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. That’s not the right answer.”

Textbook GOP talking points. They offer nothing but empty words and platitudes. Then they fill their pockets with money made from the manufacture and sale of weapons of mass murder.

But it was what Cruz said next that proved his and his party’s complicity and hypocrisy on the issue of guns in America. He tried to blame the mass shooting that killed 26 at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on former President Obama. In other words, he politicized it:

“Had the Obama administration simply followed federal law and enforced the law, existing gun laws made it illegal for the Sutherland Springs shooter to buy a gun. But the Obama administration failed to report his criminal conviction so he wasn’t in the background check system.”

If there is a hell, there’s a warm corner of it reserved for assholes like Ted Cruz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V3_WrcJ4Ck