Search This Blog

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

On the Take, The Center for Responsive Politics has the stats. In the year 2014:
  • 202 out of 247 House Republicans were on the take to the NRA from $9,900 down to $1,000. Altogether they raked in $530,250 worth of payola.
  • 11 Senate Republicans accepted blood soaked graft totaling $69,450.
  • 11 House Democrats took $37,800 worth of hush money.
  • 0 Senate Democrats made this list of partners in crime to that ratfucking, humanity devoid, greedheaded, death merchanting bunch of rabid Death Adders.
Ya know, I’m not being fair to Death Adders – they actually have a coupla good points. Also, unlike the weasel headed grifters, their numbers are dwindling.

Go peruse the OpenSecrets page (or click on the images to embiggen. I've included each asswipe's take). Is your Rep or Senator on there? If so, make some phone calls, write letters, start supporting opposition candidates and make sure the smegma breathed prossy who's got the gig now KNOWS you’re working to vote him/her the fuck right out of a job.

Now, you might say, Gee only 11 Repub senators (in 2014) (and 11 Dems) were getting their palms greased by the NRA? I would’ve thought there were more!

Yes, yes. Especially considering their voting records. Why, just a coupla months ago, 41 out of the 45 Republican senators who bothered to show up to vote (there’s 54 total of those fart mouthed reprobates) voted against an amendment proposed by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) that’d require background checks for commercial gun sales.

And, of course, how can we forget December’s incredibly insane vote:
Senate Republicans rejected a bill that aims to stop suspected terrorists from legally buying guns, on Thursday.  The vote came a day after at least 14 people were killed during the San Bernardino massacre in California by two suspects, including a woman said to have pledged allegiance to ISIS.
From  Linda Stasi's column entitled State Department must list gun-loving NRA as terrorist organization:
One terrorist group is responsible for more civilian deaths since December 2012 (the Sandy Hook massacre) than Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Hamas and the Taliban. Yet it is the only nearly-state sponsored terrorist group that is not listed by the U.S. State Department as such.

 It is the National Rifle Association and for their unending lobbying that’s kept a lid on gun control we now have 428 times more American deaths by gun than deaths by foreign terrorists.

No? Between 2012 and 2015, according to University of Maryland’s Global Terrorism Database, ISIS has murdered approximately 12,138 civilians, Boko Haram,10,092, the Taliban 9,427 and Hamas, 85.

In that time, Americans have murdered or spree killed via gun and assault rifle, 87,423 people in the United States.
 If another country was arming the killers of 91 Americans (on average) EVERY SINGLE DAY those rapacious, flatworm brained, clip artists in Congress would be all over the top, demanding we go to war.

But oopsie, we can’t declare war on the man who pays so much of our salary now can we? has a petition up Declare the NRA a Terrorist Organization. It should be.

Sanders talks much about getting money out of politics. I totally agree and we should start RIGHT here.

Finally, check out some of the folks who are doing good, starting with Equality Florida.
Equality Florida set up a GoFundMe for the victims’ families, and already it has raised over $2 million. That is a legit GoFundMe from a legit organization, unlike those cake-bakin’ gay-hatin’ motherfuckers who are always crowd-sourcing for cash because BOO HOO THE QUEERS ARE MAKING ME FROST THINGS. If you would like to give to it, please click the clicky.

No comments:

Post a Comment