I Appreciate Your Honesty, You Bloodthirsty, Murderous Douche

Last Updated on: 28th March 2023, 03:34 pm

In America, there exists at least one honest Republican. I can hardly believe it.

In response to yet another deadly shooting in an elementary school, Tennessee Representative Tim Burchett finally decided to cut the shit and say what everyone has always known to be true. “We’re not gonna fix it.”

He’s not wrong when he says that there will always be criminals no matter what you do. But if we’re going to use that fact as an excuse for not lifting a finger to do the bare ass minimum to save even one more family from having to bury their 9-year-old, then let’s go all the way. Disband all of the police forces, close all the prisons, tear up all the laws and just let everybody fuckin’ go nuts. Why not? People are bad. We can’t fix ’em. Might as well let ’em do what they’re gonna do. Think of the time and money we’ll save.

I hope that I live long enough to see a day in America where gun rights no longer trump human ones. But before that can happen, I’ll need to see a day when the Democrats finally grow a spine and do…something. Telling people to vote harder isn’t enough, you clowns. You’ve come to power because more people reject extreme Republican ideals than don’t. It’s far beyond time to start using that power to do some goddamn good in this world. Don’t worry about the feelings of the pro-life baby killers on the other side. They’re not voting for you anyway. Getting weapons of war out of the hands of civilians should not be controversial at this point, nor should it be something that you’re afraid to do. It’s not enough anymore to act shocked and sad and then say something that basically amounts to “shucks, we’ve tried nothing and we’re all out of ideas. Sure hope this doesn’t happen again.”

At this rate, your country might as well be a one party system. There’s not a lot nice to say about Republicans, but one thing you’ve got to hand to them is that they’re good at getting things done. Most of those things are pure evil to a sane person, but at least they can stand firm or move when they believe in something. Half the time I’m not even sure what Democrats believe in, other than not rocking any boat hard enough to annoy anyone who might yell at them. It’s pretty crazy to find myself wishing that the Democrats could be more Republican, but here I am, and here we all should be.

The reality is that Republicans are willing to live with school shootings so long as Americans are able to own high-powered semi-automatic killing machines. And if they have to pick between retaining that privilege and sparing children from violent death, they’ll pick the former. Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) acknowledged this reality on Monday.
“We’re not going to fix it,” he told reporters.

Burchett has opposed restrictions on gun ownership in the past. He touts on his website that he “sponsored legislation to expand gun rights,” and that he is a lifetime NRA member. He’s previously called for improvements to mental health care and security at schools as ways to potentially stem school shootings, but he seems to have realized now that this isn’t going to help.

“I don’t see any real role that we could do other than mess things up,” he added on Monday when asked what role Congress might be able to play. He then prescribed a “revival” of Christianity in America.

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