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Cancun Cruz says now is not the time to politicize the gun issue. (Original Post) kairos12 May 2022 OP
YES IT IS . . .. Lovie777 May 2022 #1
He may think it isn't the time Bettie May 2022 #2
Logical fallacy, meant to confuse. no_hypocrisy May 2022 #3
Why only in America would a Republican Senator go to a NRA Emile May 2022 #4
Then asked well when is it ok to talk about guns he runs away SoonerPride May 2022 #5
Cruz' playbook on this issue: Dirty Socialist May 2022 #6
Then when Ted? Maine Abu El Banat May 2022 #7
From the Ted Cruz Thesaurus Zambero May 2022 #8
Accusing us of being "political" is a way to shame and silence us. Irish_Dem May 2022 #9
Fuck you where you breathe, Cruz. (nt) Paladin May 2022 #10
The whole damn Texas Republican leadership held a rally in Uvalde the day after the tragedy, Midnight Writer May 2022 #11

Bettie

(16,053 posts)
2. He may think it isn't the time
Fri May 27, 2022, 08:36 AM
May 2022

but we NEED to politicize it. Why? Because there is no time when we're not mourning a mass shooting anymore. They come so quickly, that there is NEVER a time when there isn't one in the news.

That's why they say it, so that they never get called to account for the laws that they push.

no_hypocrisy

(46,003 posts)
3. Logical fallacy, meant to confuse.
Fri May 27, 2022, 08:36 AM
May 2022

Ted, it's like this:

The "gun issue" is not being politicized.
The focus is the issue, not the Party.
Specifically, the majority of Americans want gun control. Republicans are blocking legislation.
If the creed is "Don't elect Republicans," it isn't to campaign mindlessly, arbitrarily against Republicans per se.
It's to protest how Republicans vote when they are given the opportunity.
It isn't partisan.
It's humanitarian and Republicans lack the spine to stand up to a minority of a minority of Americans.

Emile

(22,439 posts)
4. Why only in America would a Republican Senator go to a NRA
Fri May 27, 2022, 08:37 AM
May 2022

convention days after a school shooting?
$$$$$

SoonerPride

(12,286 posts)
5. Then asked well when is it ok to talk about guns he runs away
Fri May 27, 2022, 08:39 AM
May 2022

Fuck Rafael Cruz

He’s a fraud and a coward

Dirty Socialist

(3,252 posts)
6. Cruz' playbook on this issue:
Fri May 27, 2022, 08:39 AM
May 2022

Be as big of an ASSHOLE as possible. The simple minded followers will eat it up.

Zambero

(8,961 posts)
8. From the Ted Cruz Thesaurus
Fri May 27, 2022, 09:15 AM
May 2022

1. Look up the word "Now"
2. Substitute "Never" instead

Note: NOT on the GOP list of banned books

Irish_Dem

(46,386 posts)
9. Accusing us of being "political" is a way to shame and silence us.
Fri May 27, 2022, 09:49 AM
May 2022

Telling us our normal feelings are wrong and bad.

Typical of abusers.

Midnight Writer

(21,674 posts)
11. The whole damn Texas Republican leadership held a rally in Uvalde the day after the tragedy,
Fri May 27, 2022, 12:32 PM
May 2022

saying they don't want this to be "politicized".

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