Fri Dec 21, 2012, 05:07 PM
yurbud (36,740 posts)
Boehner follows NRA lead bans action stars from party
Republican House speaker John Boehner announced at a press conference today that the Republican Party would no longer accept campaign donations, acknowledge endorsements from, promote as candidates, use as spokesmodels, or invite as guests on Fox News any celebrities who make movies or TV shows that glorify gun violence.
This followed quickly on the heels on NRA President Wayne LaPierre's press conference that said in response to the Sandy Hook shooting, "Guns don't kill people, TV shows and movies kill people."
"The evidence that media violence on TV and in movies leads to violence in real life is overwhelming," Boehner said. "Every single mass shooter that I know of has watched TV or been to a movie."
This represents a major policy shift for Republicans who have long touted the support of action stars like Clint Eastwood, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, and the late Charlton Heston, all of whom have high on screen body counts. The GOP even successfully ran action star Arnold Schwarzenegger for governor of California, who won in spite of his inability to pronounce the name of the state.
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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #3)
Sat Dec 22, 2012, 05:12 PM
yurbud (36,740 posts)
13. Here's the end to clear it up:
Boehner was asked how the Republican Party decided this was the correct response to the tragedy in Connecticut.
"We did a lot of soul searching," he said, "and a little bit of math. We get a lot more money from the NRA than celebrities."
Response to yurbud (Original post)
Sat Dec 22, 2012, 05:15 PM
backscatter712 (24,277 posts)
14. Protect the Second by gutting the First.
Yep, censorship is now on the GOP agenda.
They're going to be screaming to bring back the Hays Code and the Comic Code, and they're going to try to inflict similar censorship on the game industry.
The only parts of the Constitution the Republicans have any respect for are the Second and Tenth Amendments.