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SHUT UP! SHUT UP! SHUT UP!

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Why is this sign up at the CPAC meeting where the Head of the @NRA is speaking???????











https://twitter.com/CrushingDonuts/status/967078872985387013

JOY REID: "Remember This Week: Its the Beginning of the End of the NRAs Reign of Terror"

NRA, MEET ABYSS
Remember This Week: It’s the Beginning of the End of the NRA’s Reign of Terror
Yes, it’s been said before, and no, it won’t happen fast. But this time it really is different. And the Parkland Kids are leading the charge.


JOY-ANN REID
02.23.18 1:40 PM ET

Well, the children of Parkland, in 2018, have finally said “enough.” As the young people of an earlier time led their parents and grandparents and an unwilling nation to moral improvement during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s, these children are leading us. And we are proud to so honorably led.

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The Parkland students have called for a March 24 march on Washington. “The march for our lives” has already attracted millions of dollars in pledges and support from Hollywood titans like George and Amal Clooney and Oprah Winfrey. The march could put millions of people, young and not-so young, in the streets all over the country. School districts should be warned that punishing students for walking out in support of the movement will only make it stronger.

These children are united and determined. And they can win. Indeed already, the quarantining of the gun lobby has begun.


This week, the mayor pro tem of Dallas invited the NRA to find a new location for their bloody convention, and warned that if they do show up in his city, there will be protests. Governor Scott and Nevada Attorney General Paul Laxalt, both staunch pro-gun Republicans, won’t even publicly admit they plan to attend – a sign of how toxic the NRA has already become.

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If our politicians don’t have the courage to do what is right, what is moral and what makes sense, by stopping the legal sale of these weapons, the American majority will change the politicians. If Wayne LaPierre doesn’t understand that the next generation and the next will be unavailable to him and his vile philosophy, he needs a quick lesson in demographic math. One way or another, the NRA and its extremist ideology are on a path to extinction.



https://www.thedailybeast.com/remember-this-week-its-the-beginning-of-the-end-of-the-nras-reign-of-terror

"It's tiny, believe me."

Dan Rather: NO president...NO interest group...NO political party is bigger than the nation at large

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Dan Rather
15 hrs ·

Those who seek to subvert the will of the majority will work very hard to make it seem like your voices will never be heard. They will make it seem like your votes don't count, like your values are outside of the norm of true American patriotism, that you must show respect to those who show you only disdain. Don't believe it. Cynicism and intimidation are often the refuges of the weak in an effort to make themselves seem strong.

But as we see voters rise up in elections across the nation, as we see a new generation of candidates for office claim that now is their time, as we see even the mighty NRA under siege with former corporate allies scurrying for the exits, it is a timely reminder: NO president...NO interest group... NO political party is bigger than the nation at large.

I have seen, time and time again, in the United States and around the globe, movements rooted in only a minority of the population change the course of history. This is especially true when those seeking change are on the side of justice. But there is something different in this country now. I do not see these protests as the marginalized fighting for fairness in an unjust system. I see it as a majority of Americans who believe in the rule of law, common sense gun regulations, honesty and integrity. They are rising up and realizing that when they speak they are joining a chorus of the majority.



https://www.facebook.com/theDanRather/posts/10160055929705716



Dan Rather
February 21 at 6:58pm ·

We can have a debate about gun control. But to all those "adults" who mock or lie about the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High (and the waves of sympathetic students across the nation), to all those who rain vitriol down on children's heartbreak and nascent activism, to all those who spread outrageous conspiracy theories meant to dismiss those who demand to be heard, there is no place for you in civil society.

I know why the reactionary forces who have cynically played the status quo on our gun culture to their political and economic power are fanning the flames of these outrages. They know, as I do, that young adults with passion can change the world. I saw that in Birmingham, Alabama when African American children faced the fire hoses and dogs in the march for racial justice. I saw it in the jungle hell of Vietnam and the streets of America when young soldiers and protesters asked the chilling question: what are we fighting and dying for? I saw it in Europe where waves of youthful activism shattered the Iron Curtain.

The voice of a child is often a clarion call to action. In their purity lies passion and courage. They are our future. And when they roar, they will be heard and shake the political status quo of our nation.


https://www.facebook.com/theDanRather/posts/10160047575875716

CPAC: We elected Mike Steele as chairman because he was a black guy-That was the wrong thing to do

Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) communication director Ian Walters sparked controversy with a racially charged insult hurled at former RNC chair Michael Steele on Friday night.

“We elected Mike Steele as chairman because he was a black guy, that was the wrong thing to do,” Walters told hundreds of conservatives during the conference’s Ronald Reagan dinner as guests at tables gasped in shock.



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Michael Steele was near the back of the room, and addressed Walters’ remarks.

“I wanted to talk to [CPAC chair] Matt Schlapp first, but I think it’s painfully stupid what he said,” Steele told Observer. “If he feels that way I’d like him to come say that to my face. And then I’d like him to look at my record and see what I did. I can’t believe an official of CPAC would go onstage in front of an audience and say something like that. I’ve been a strong supporter of CPAC for many years and I thought they raised them better than that here.”

When asked if he thought Walter’s remarks were indicative of the current state of the Republican Party, Steele added that he “was not going to project that out.”

“It shows a lack of maturity and a lack of understanding of the work we did and the work we continue to do,” said the former RNC chair. “My skin color has nothing to do with that even if he thinks it does.”




WOW.
http://observer.com/2018/02/michael-steele-responds-to-racial-insult-hurled-by-cpac-communications-director/

THIS is spot on!

The real problem ain’t America’s easy access to guns. It’s the NRA’s easy access to politicians.







https://twitter.com/TeaPainUSA/status/967027553989988352
https://twitter.com/DearAuntCrabby/status/967033842107322373

"Shoot me"

Easy Target:



https://twitter.com/MattBors/status/966772363713945600

Wayne LaPierre stopped speech to ask young conservatives why they weren't cheering.

‘They weren’t buying what he was selling’: Wayne LaPierre stopped speech to ask young conservatives why they weren’t cheering


Scarborough said the NRA spokesman had convinced some gun owners that federal authorities were “jack-booted” thugs who wanted to disarm Americans — but a New York Times reporter who covered CPAC said this latest speech appeared to fall flat.

“He was stoking these fears not just of Second Amendment infringements, but of trampling and confiscation of individual liberties across the board,” said reporter Jeremy Peters. “That’s what he said, and it’s an interesting shift in strategy for a group like the NRA which no longer has a president in the White House to demean and to demonize and to make an enemy of, so what they’ve done is they’ve said, ‘Okay, there’s a much broader conspiracy — it’s no longer coming just from the Democrats, it’s coming from the media, it’s coming from the intel community, it’s coming from the government and they are going to get you, and the ultimate goal is to take your guns.'”

But the speech didn’t seem to go over well with younger conservative activists, Peters said, prompting LaPierre to re-enact Jeb Bush’s infamous “please clap” moment.

“The room was not with Wayne LaPierre yesterday,” Peters said. “Actually, at one point he stopped and he said, ‘I sense it’s a little quiet out there.’ It was quiet, he said, because they must be scared and all gun owners should be. But the reason they were quiet is because they weren’t buying what he was selling.”



MORE plus VIDEO:
https://www.rawstory.com/2018/02/werent-buying-selling-wayne-lapierre-stopped-speech-ask-young-conservatives-werent-cheering/

These are the kinds of armed teachers we need.

@susmurphy
I am armed.

I am armed with knowledge.
I am armed with compassion.
I am armed with a belief in humanity and a hope for our youth.
I am armed with passion.
I am armed with love.

I will accept no other arms.



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