“‘You kind of wonder what kind of glasses some of the Democrats are wearing as they look at that horrible tragedy,’ Ridge said on ‘The Cats Roundtable’ radio show with John Catsimatidis.'” That’s former DHS honcho Tom Ridge wondering aloud at the rabid anti-gun push of Capitol Hill Dems after the Orlando terrorist attack. “The notion that somehow gun control would have eliminated that is just an absolute disconnect.”
Silly Tom! Surely he can’t really be confused about any of this. Can he? It should be as plain as the blue gloves on a TSA agent that the administration and their congressional water carriers have done a masterful job redirecting the post-Orlando narrative from a failed foreign policy and the impotent fight we’ve waged against ISIS to…guns! The NRA! Homophobia!
They’ve also made the poll-based calculation — yet again — that the American electorate really is behind them. This time. Finally! Which is how we wound up with a momentary Senate filibuster and a House floor sit-in Periscoped live for maximum effect.
“But (no fly, no buy) is totally unrelated to the incident in Orlando where the murderer pledged allegiance to [the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria] and was probably inspired and converted by the virtue of the internet and some of his travels.”
All true, Tom. But inconveniently and assuredly counter to the misdirection of voters’ attention that’s required this election season.