In a desperate effort to squeeze depleted moral credibility out of the civil rights movement, progressives have attempted to extend it to imposing the depraved LGBT agenda and even to denying us our constitutional right to bear arms:
Speaking in Chicago Monday, Hillary Clinton called gun control a “civil-rights issue” …
Let me interrupt to point out that gun violence in Chicago is stratospheric, due to the futility of draconian gun laws Shrillary et al. would like to impose on the rest of the nation.
Clinton, the likely Democratic presidential nominee, in delivering the keynote speech at a Rainbow PUSH convention luncheon, said, “I am convinced the tide is turning” on “common-sense” gun control.
“I can feel it,” Clinton said.
She praised U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Matteson), who was in attendance, for joining a recent sit-in on the floor of the U.S. House to call for gun control.
The congressional sit-in farce allowed Democrats to indulge in nostalgia for the 1960s, a time when the left could be said to advance legitimate civil rights issues. The sit-in did not succeed in its ostensible objective of denying due process to those who would like to exercise their constitutional right to bear arms despite being arbitrarily placed on arcane government lists. But the actual goal of stimulating donations must have been achieved, because now Democrats want to take their sit-ins nationwide:
Party leaders are urging members to conduct similar sit-ins around the country as they try to sustain the flash of hard-core activism on the gun issue.
This “flash” was a result of despicably exploiting the Orlando terror attack by blaming the tools used rather than the Islamic ideology that inspired it.
“We don’t have the numbers to get things done, so we have to turn to more dramatic displays to galvanize the public so they can help us pressure the Republicans to do what’s right,” said U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.
By “dramatic,” our first Muslim congresscritter means, “childishly theatrical.”
Here’s how he came to take part in the use of the House floor for a kiddie-style sleepover:
Ellison was with the president of the National Iranian American Council when a scheduler gave him a note that said, “Your mom called and wants you on [the] floor!”
The Minneapolis Democrat’s mother is a social worker in Detroit…
Normally moms order kids to rein in their childishness, not to make a spectacle of it. But it can work differently when the child involved is 52 years old.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Monday wrote a letter to colleagues urging them to hold sit-ins in their districts to build on the momentum of last week’s protest.
Prepare for their tactics to continue sliding downhill along with the level of political discourse, from juvenile to infantile.