This we can still have gun control because gun or no gun our president will rush
the shooter and save the day. We can change the Republican motto from the only
thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun to the only thing
that stops a bad guy with a gun is a stud Republican like our president.
Trump says *a lot* of ridiculous things, almost on a daily basis, but this has
got to be the most laughable of all his silly idea.Bullies are tough on
the outside, weak on the inside.
Trump's direct quotes speak for themselves.So let's just
run the standard public service announcement:- Trump is a Republican
One thing is certain, not one government official from the FBI down to the local
sheriff's department did anything to protect these children. The government
failed and the Democrats blame the NRA? Since we can't count on the
government to protect our children the only other option is to protect ourselves
which, naturally, the Democrats oppose with irrational "town hall
meetings" and anti-gun rhetoric! No protection means you and I are victims
and the bad guys win! Refuse to be a victim! Stop electing Democrats, they are
on the wrong side!
I think the consensus on this thread is that the president engaged in some
pretty far fetched braggadocio. Furthermore, it is doubtful (given his history)
that anyone believes a word he said.And by his standards, that is
quite some assessment.
Trump's pompous boastings do a tremendous disservice to those grieving
parents and families who have buried loved ones. Trump's soul is empty and
Donald Trump criticized John McCain as not being a military hero. After being
shot down over North Vietnam and undergoing years of mistreatment, torture, and
abuse, McCain refused to accept release when his compatriots would have remained
behind. Speak of insult to the whole concept of national honor, Trump is like
the old drunk sitting at the end of the bar ranting into the dark about how
great he is.Cadet Bone Spurs was a draft dodger when it came time
for him to serve his nation. In fact, he never did anything for anyone if there
was nothing in it for himself. Trump avoided the military draft with the lame
excuse of bone spurs. Others with the same problem got drafted anyway. He bailed
while these others slogged their way through the rice patties in Southeast
Asia.A veteran's view about guns is very different from most
people who have never faced hostile fire. Trump accepted over $30 million from
the NRA. Does anyone really believe that he would go against his greatest
benefactor in the 2016 election? Perhaps a few cosmetic changes, but nothing of
any substance regarding guns and their availability. Nothing that will slow the
sale of the million of guns produced each year.
After watching CPAC coverage on the news this weekend, I have decided not to
make reference to "Republicans" or "conservatives" in these
comments anymore if I can help it. Not that I don't disagree with the
positions of Republicans or conservatives. There used to be liberal and moderate
Republicans when I was younger, but those are all gone. They were driven out of
the Republican Party in the 1960s.Today the conservative movement
has been hijacked by the scramble for power, money, tribalism, and Donald Trump.
The Republican Party has come to occupy territory previously inhabited by the
fringe. Nowhere is this more evident than the issue of gun safety and the demand
by the NRA to sell guns.The NRA, extremist gun fanatics, and Trump
suggest that guns are more important than lives. There can be no mention of
"guns" in any discussion of gun safety. They want to talk about
"mental illness" or lack of religious training or some other issue . . .
but never guns and their role in the problem.If, for example,
vehicles became an intentional weapon for killing people by their drivers as we
saw in New York, then one thought would to do something about these vehicles.
But today it's guns.
Enough of the hilarious braggadocio of Donald Trump. It is obvious that he talks
more than he should. Charging out unarmed to confront a mass shooter with a
semi-automatic rifle determined to kill as many people as possible is shear
fantasy. It is not even necessary to comment on the fact that when his nation
came to call, Trump ran out the back door.More importantly, the
primary role of a teacher is to stay in their classroom and help protect his/her
students. It would be the height of negligence to leave them on their own and go
running off to do something he/she would be ill-equipped, both training-wise and
psychologically. Teachers are not law enforcement officers. They are
teachers with a prescribed obligation to their students. They did not take an
oath to "serve and defend". Apparently Trump and the NRA fail to
recognize this distinction. Maybe this is why the days of NRA dominance are
limited. The movement to find real solutions may depend upon major
political shifts across the nation. The students marching today will be voting
tomorrow, keeping this issue in the forefront and asking political candidates
where they stand. This paradigm shift is coming will prevail.
Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.You mean Cadet Bone Spurs?This is they
same guy who avoided service in Vietnam to fight his war on the dating streets
of New York and avoiding getting a sexually-transmitted disease?Donald Trump said he would rush out into the hallway, unarmed, facing the
flying bullets, and take out the intruder. What nonsense. This guy is all hat
and no cattle. However, we recognize that he would find a way to take credit
regardless of who acted. Maybe he would announce that he is the most courageous
person you would ever meet and have his loyal staff vouch for him regardless of
the reality. Of course, you can imagine that he could never look General Mattis,
General Kelly, or General McMaster in the eye again.Maybe Trump
could file a lawsuit against the perpetrator? He's good at that.
That's Trump's style. Or maybe he could send a tweet? Somehow he would
find a way to profit himself from the tragedy. Like his having pictures taken of
himself and a young woman lying in a hospital bed so it can be used for a
fund-raising letter for his contributors.The only person Trump would
protect is Trump. We've seen this TV reality show many times. Risk his
life? Not a chance.
I'm trying to think of other mass shootings... do police officers really
ever storm the building? Generally the images we see is of them outside pointing
the fleeing people to where they need to go, telling them to keep their hands up
so they know the gunman isn't among them, stuff like that. The police
generally aren't (to the best I can recall which could be incorrect)
charging into crowds rushing the opposite direction to go after the gunmen when
the gunman is indoors. It'd be more methodical sweeps when things calm down
in terms of people inside being done rushing out or locking down.
@Gary OI'm not sure where you get your info on party and NRA
membership, but so what?Of course, there is real evidence that the
school district played social engineers for grant money, trying to keep black
kids out of jail. One of those pipeline plans that tried to make the Obama DOJ
look better by NOT pressing charges against violent students.That
plan was in effect since 2013. Resource officers were instructed to go easy on
crime in the hallways. What's easier than staying outside and letting him
take his shots?
If only Donald J. Trump had been at Pearl Harbor. He alone could have stopped
us from having to enter WWII.Only supreme leader Trump is capable of
saving us. I just know there is a red cape under that suit....
Next DJT will use his super human smarty brain to invent a time machine, then he
will go back in time and stop the Romans from crucifying our Lord Jesus.Then though his shear will and determination he will convince the
Mexican President to pay for that wall. Yeah right !!
Problem solved, just have a lot of seventy year olds without a weapon to bull
rush AR 15 with hundreds of rounds.
An absolutely excellent post, Joe Leaphorn. Thank you. You nailed it perfectly
trump had the chance to do something and instead kept getting draft
deferments.I do not believe for one second that trump would try and save
anyone, even his family, if his life might be on the line.
Next we'll be hearing that Donald Trump personally took-out Osama bin
Laden.Trump lives in a reality of imagination and hyperbole. Nothing
about him is without exaggeration, even his hair. Now he tells us he would do a
Rambo and charge into the deadly bullets shredding the lives of children.
He's much more bluster than substance, a snake-oil salesman and reality TV
personage who fantasizes himself greater then John Wayne at his movie best
charging into the jaws of death at Iwo Jima.This would be a great
laugh except that he's talking about one of the worst mass shootings in
U.S. history. Maybe he imagines how different things would have been if he had
been at the Little Big Horn and shown General Custer what courage was really
like?We can seen historical revisionism at its height with Trump. No
member of Trump's family ever served on active duty. Perhaps that's
why he likes to surround himself with generals. He can be their
commander-in-chief and have the spotlight of their service shine all over
him.This is an insult to any law enforcement officer who has ever
put his/her life on the line. He had the gall to stand before the Wall of Honor
at the CIA and brag about himself.
Hey Say NO to BO -Re: "This is an interesting thing. It appears
that FOUR deputies failed to run toward the gunfire."Uh huh . .
. And all four are RepublicansAnd two are card-carrying members of
the NRA.. . . So . . . What conclusions can you draw from that?
I was sitting in a food court doing some emails when I read about this statement
this morning. I laughed hysterically as I envisioned our 71 year old obese
golfer in chief rushing into that situation. Well, not rushing. Ambling, at
best. He's obviously never been anywhere near the business end of an
AR 15 with a large clip while it is being used. Plus, his Rambo-esque bravado
now is certainly betrayed by the statements and actions he displayed in the
Vietnam era. Remember when he told us that navigating the world of sexually
transmitted diseases was his own personal Vietnam? I don't think the two
equate. And, in the end, this statement is more than a bit insulting to
every student and staff member who was involuntarily and unnecessarily put into
that situation on the 14th. No lawmakers we've heard from thus far are or
will be willing to look at real solutions, One of the solutions, I believe, is
going to involve replacing a lot of lawmakers and so called leaders.
DN won't allow us to post links to articles in other publications, but I
hope they will allow me to urge readers here to search for an article published
today in Atlantic Magazine's website.It's an article
written by one of the doctors, a radiologist, who was on duty in the Florida
hospital when victims of the school shooting were arriving by ambulance.He describes what a bullet from an AR-15 does to the human body as it
blasts its way through.Every sensible American and every gun owner
needs to find and read that article. Then, everyone who reads it
needs to pause and actually THINK !
Our President definitely has all "the best words." He is awe inspiring,
really. Our President Trump is a very brave man. Just ask him, he'll tell
you.Trump would charge a shooter with nothing but his body, his
superior reflexes, and his razor-sharp intellect. A shooter with an AR-15 would
be NO match at all for our President and his ninja skills.To Trump,
those high-velocity bullets would look as if they were flying in slow motion,
and he would simply dodge them . . . Probably leaping, cartwheeling, and
somersaulting around the bullets and into the shooter to deliver a death
blow.And then it would be over.We are sooooooooooooooo
lucky to have such man as president of these United States.None of
us really knows how many missions Trump has already successfully accomplished
with our special forces. He has probably led numerous SEAL teams through
untold peril to assassinate killers around the world.And we thought
he spent most of his time lying around in his pajamas tweeting insults.How WRONG we were! THAT was just a cover!Even now at this very
moment, Trump may be swimming through shark-infested waters with a knife in his
teeth . . .
This is an interesting thing. It appears that FOUR deputies failed to run toward
the gunfire.Ferguson effect, perhaps?Now we see
progressive politics in law enforcement coming full circle.This high
school violated so many security and discipline best practices that it's
hard to make a national policy from this tragedy. A number of the security
protocols in effect for 20 years now in most high schools were NOT followed.Cruz walked right in to the school. He didn't have to shoot his way
in or trick a locked door. He walked in. So much for banning someone from
Our President who avoided participating in the Vietnam War while Mueller, the
federal special investigator looking into our President's collusion with
our arch enemy Russia, did so honorable, doesn't seem to have a past
history that would back up our President's words of willingness to confront
potential danger personally. How can we trust the President's words when
it seems he has create some much fake news himself? Simply having to raise this
questions, demonstrates how much our President has destroyed the integrity of
the Office he holds. It is a sad couple of years for our Country as it
continues to descend from global leadership and its peak of global superpower.
Whether or not any future President can bring America back from such darkness is
questionable, it may be already too late.
"President Donald Trump told the nation's governors on Monday that he
would have rushed in to aid students and teachers during the deadly mass
shooting at a Florida high school."Nobody actually believes this
do they, cadet bone spur, has the bravery of a draft dodging coward.What a sad little man.