History is repeating itself as the National Rifle Association (NRA) lacks the decency to postpone their annual convention taking place in Houston, Texas, just days after the tragic mass shooting of children at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Before a single funeral has been held, the NRA is celebrating their sick and deadly obsession with gun culture and the manufacturers who profit from it.
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The NRA’s decision to proceed with the convention did not have the universal approval of their participants. Many canceled their planned appearances, including cowardly politicians Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Sen. John Cornyn, as well as entertainers Don McLean, Larry Gatlin, and Lee Underwood. However, among those remaining on the schedule were Sen. Ted Cruz and, of course, former reality TV game show host, Donald Trump.
In the opening to his address, Trump exalted himself saying that “Unlike some, I didn’t disappoint you by not showing up,” Which is true. If anything, showing up was the actual disappointment. His speech was littered with tiresome tirades that have been festering within the pro-gun community for decades.
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For instance, Trump whined about what he called “a grotesque effort by some in our society to use the suffering of others to advance their own extreme political agenda.” Which, of course, is what he and the NRA are doing. The allegedly “grotesque efforts” he is attacking actually reflect the majority will of the American people to prevent future massacres.
Then Trump added that “Even more repulsive is their rush to shift blame away from the villains who commit acts of mass violence and to place that blame onto the shoulders of millions of peaceful law abiding citizens who belong to organizations, such as our wonderful NRA.” Which, of course, no one is doing. Rather, concerned citizens are acknowledging the role that lax regulations and access to military-style assault weapons play in the body count of innocent victims of the “villains.”
Central to Trump’s message to the NRA-Theists is the classic gun-nut doctrine of absolving firearms of having any connection to the harm they cause, and chastising Democrats for daring to want to do something about it. Trump babbled that…
“Whatever our differences may be on other issues, what on Earth is stopping Democrats from immediately passing measures to ramp up school security? How many more tragedies will it take until they agree to set aside their far left political agenda and do what is really needed and actually works.
This is not about virtue cycling, and signing. This is about blaming your enemies. No, we don’t wanna do that. This is about saving our children’s lives. Yes, that’s what we want to do. Surely we can all agree that our schools should not be the softest target. Our schools should be the single hardest target in our country.”
TRUMP: "Whatever our differences may be on other issues, what on Earth is stopping Democrats from immediately passing measures to ramp up school security?" pic.twitter.com/xug21beodV
— Newsmax (@newsmax) May 27, 2022
Let’s unpack that nonsense step by step. To begin with, Trump’s citing security cannot be taken seriously when the Uvalde massacre occurred despite the presence of many police officers who were too scared to confront a perpetrator armed with an assault weapon. Secondly, what Trump is maligning as a “far left political agenda” is actually the mainstream view of most Americans. Thirdly, what works are measures that restrict easy access to weapons of war. Fourth, accepting the definition of schools as “targets,” whether soft or hard, is patently offensive. They are learning institutions, not battlefields or prisons. The teachers are not soldiers and the students are not combatants.
What’s more, it’s hard to ignore how Trump stumbles in his remarks in a manner that exposes his mental frailty when he gets to the part about “virtue cycling, and signing.” The words he is mangling off of his TelePrompTer is the phrase “virtue signaling,” a derogatory reference to expressions of moral character. No wonder Trump is so agitated by it that he can’t even utter it correctly. But then he goes on to positively embrace the notion that “This is about blaming your enemies.” But when he heard himself make that gaffe, he pretended, as he often does, that he did it on purpose. This is the “stable genius” speaking?
Both Trump and the NRA refuse to acknowledge that guns are a significant factor in tragedies like the one that just occurred un Uvalde. They prefer to blame mental health, an issue that they are also resistant to resolving. In fact, they deliberately make it worse. The first bill that Trump signed when he began his occupation of the White House was one that reversed an Obama-era regulation that restricted gun purchases by people with mental illnesses. And Texas governor Greg Abbott cut $211 million dollars from mental health care services in his state.
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The one constant in all of this is the determination of the right to shield guns, and the corporations that manufacture and market them, from any and all responsibility for the pain they inflict on innocent victims, including children. And Trump is only to happy to obediently subjugate himself to his corporatist masters in order to secure their assistance in his quest for wealth and power.
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9 thoughts on “Trump’s NRA Speech Showed He’s Still Angry, Ignorant, and Severely Mentally Dysfunctional”
Yet another reminder that all the Traitors DO at the Convention of Noxious Remedial Assholes (NRA), not to mention the Convocation of Perverted Anti-Americans Congregating (CPAC) and Their Beloved God’s ever scheduled Racist Infection Rallies, is “blaming your enemies,” the identity of which of course depends on the circumstances at hand. Oh, and something something Biden something Soros something Obama something something.
And we must always keep this in mind: The Traitor Party will always work to protect THEIR right to shoot up a school rather than to prevent people from shooting up a school in the first place and PROTECTING HUMAN LIFE!! Because the Traitor Party cares nothing about human life once that life is born.
The pro-guns people defend & protect their 2nd Am. rights with almost religious zeal. Indeed, it’s only the 2nd Am. that they seem to defend with such intensity! They wax nostalgic when speaking of Founding Fathers intentions as to 2nd Am. & its importance to a free nation. History matters, right?
They’re just hoping that no one brings up that the guns they’re talking about back then were NOT assault rifles! They were talking about ye old Muskets… A hand-packed, single shot gun.
Doubt our F.F. would feel the same about AK-47s, with their rapid-fire bullets & ability to kill so many in such short time!
So, in order to keep things authentic, maybe we should all have the right only to bear muskets & stuff needed to arm them… 1 shot at a time!?!
Constitutional “Right to bear arms” is so antique. Colonial days.
I have about decided to ignore the babbling, ranting, mentally deranged asshole named TUMP from now on. The SOB is nothing to me, nothing, nothing at all. The despot is obviously so far gone nothing can cure his sorry azz. He needs to be in an insane asylum locked up for the rest of his miserable, sorry life.
Yeah, at this point all we can do is wait for him to choke on a KFC chicken bone or something. His love of greasy fast food + hatred of fruit & vegetables means he’s on “borrowed time”., i would think.
Meanwhile, he is a danger to us all, since he is so loose with his words promoting anger, intolerance & violence against fellow Americans. But I honestly feel that some of the blame has to be shouldered by all those who believe his bullshit so willingly & those who know better, but have joined him in his crusade to destroy democracy & take away our freedom to choose for ourselves. They who know better but engage in his destructive lies, do so for their own motives of power & profit, so to me, they’re the worst of the bunch!
Plenty of blame to go around ~ a big chunk going to FauxSpews ~ but blame isn’t terribly helpful, since it comes “after the fact” & not in time to change the outcome of events.
“Come on chicken bones!”
I just wish that delusional, psychopathic, ranting, raving, corrupt, criminal was GONE! I am totally fed up with his word salad, irrational rants and blatant lie telling. That goes for that Fox Spews too. i never ever watch that garbage on Fox Spews and never have. I couldn’t stomach even a mere 10 seconds of that filthy garbage they spew on there. It’s all lies and totally false information. It’s my hope the chicken bones and greasy, nasty fast food takes him down.. or at least shuts him up for good… TUMP and his fellow criminal Rethugs are out to destroy the USA as we know it, and those stupid, gullible, ignorant followers of his had better wise up or he will destroy them too whether they believe it or not..
I too, cannot get thru 10 seconds of anything on FauxNotNews! Makes my blood boil. Easy to see how those who watch it all tge time can have their minds corrupted. I feel like I need to know what they’re up to tho, so am grateful that NewsCorpse, for 1, watches it & posts most relevant in print form, which I can read & not have same level of instant stress as hearing their voices! Do same with Trump, whose voice/words ruin my day instantly. Better to read such things than to hear them.
The Combover Caligula is a sick and demented man.
I am a public high school teacher and their idea that we should be armed is absolutely disgusting. Can you imagine what would happen during a school shooting when the cops showed up and saw an African American American teacher with a gun? They would shoot first and ask questions later. I will quit before they make me teach class packing heat.
This will be a great country when women have more rights than guns.
Trump’s bosom buddy, a cross between sasquatch and shrek, Ted Cruz, has according to articles, benefited $500,00 through the years from gun lobbies. When I saw Abbott’s press conference being interrupted by O’Rourke, who stands up with his famous finger pointing? Cruz. With a “Sit down!!” (As if HE is in charge) He exhibits his own pugnacious self many times over. That’s why, to me the the things he says are so disengenuous. “Heidi and I are fervently lifting up in prayer the children and families in the horrific shooting in Vivalde…” Then pass some legislation!!! Don’t go to NRA meetings!!!
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