“Talking to the president, I’ve never been so unimpressed by a person in my life. He didn’t make me feel better in the slightest.” – Stoneman Douglas shooting survivor Samantha Fuentes to the New York Times.
Remember when there was a Gun Crisis in the past Administration and how the President would react? He would actually appear in front of Cameras at a Podium and he would address the Nation. He would clear his throat and a tear would appear in his eye and he would take a second and wipe it away and it was obvious that he struggled to stay composed talking about it because the imagery of Police in front of a school with Parents sobbing and children being hugged by despondent parents, was more than anyone who has children themselves can bear to see. Even when Trump attempts to console children who have just gone through a devastating massacre, his words sound hollow to astute students who have shown the strength to stand up to the NRA, because they know that he accepted 34 million dollars from the NRA.
It is impossible to take Conservatives seriously when their first proposal every time this happens is to provide more guns and to consider the idea of arming Teachers as a solution. What a Career choice. Become a Teacher. Get a bonus if you arm yourself. We are not going to consider paying you more, but if you will arm yourself we will give you a Bonus. These Conservatives are hog-tied by the NRA.
They cannot act, because they know not only will they lose Campaign money, it is possible that they will also be targeted by the NRA. So instead of having the money you need to run, you now have to worry that the NRA is against you. This is why our Political System is compromised. Because of powerful influences that can buy Politicians.
Unimpressed? Yeah. We are unimpressed.
Thaddeus a recent American retiree living abroad