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3/06/2019 9:35 am  #1

Your Republican Party

GOP lawmakers wore pearls while gun violence victims testified. Activists were outraged.

A handful of male lawmakers dressed up for a hearing they presided over Tuesday in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, donning pearl necklaces as activists testified about their experiences with gun violence.

Images from the statehouse — where legislators were considering arguments over a bill that would make it easier to take guns away from potentially dangerous people — caromed across social media as critics lobbed accusations of sexism and insensitivity at the necklace-wearing men.

The implication was clear, they said: These politicians thought gun-control activists were “clutching their pearls” in overwrought and self-righteous outrage — and, specifically, female outrage.

The advocates, who were volunteers with the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, said they felt mocked, as if some of the lawmakers were not interested in hearing how gun violence has affected their lives.

We live in a time in which decent and otherwise sensible people are surrendering too easily to the hectoring of morons or extremists. 

3/06/2019 10:24 am  #2

Re: Your Republican Party

Why-O-Why, for godsake would they think this was a good idea?  Geez-o-man!


3/06/2019 10:33 am  #3

Re: Your Republican Party

They need to be shown the door next election. 


"Do not confuse motion and progress, A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress"

3/06/2019 11:30 am  #4

Re: Your Republican Party

How about this:  They review the murder case of an innocent black person with the family of a victim and they decide it would be a good idea to wear 'blackface' makeup? 


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