The Republicans love guns. The more the merrier. They oppose safe storage and they like arming teachers.
I’m not sure why, but some have questioned the consistency of these two arguments. It doesn’t surprise me they do. After all, consistency is not a trait found in most political exchanges from either side. The Republicans, though, have become experts in the double talk lying world.
They dare to accuse President Biden of playing politics and using the race card in making a Supreme Court nomination. Like their history of race relations is so great. How many non-whites did Trump appoint—or even consider?
They dare to say voting in Florida in 2020 was superbly run but we need to make it more difficult in order to eliminate any possible fraud in the future. Although the only fraud I’ve read about has been on the Republican side.
They dare to blast peaceful demonstrations against the police killing of a black man. Then they go on to describe the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the capitol as “legitimate political discourse.”
Yes, there is nothing unusual about the hypocritical inconsistent stands taken by the immoral Republicans. The list of examples can be extended seemingly indefinitely.
However, I think it’s incorrect to apply the appellation of inconsistency to the Republican opposition to masks and their love of guns. To me they aren’t opposites at all, but rather are two pages from the same sorry book.
After all, it seems the Republicans don’t care about human life. And that’s especially true when it comes to children.
It is obvious masks and vaccines save lives.
It is obvious guns take lives.
So being against masks means more lives are lost.
Being for guns means more lives are lost.
As was noted, the Republicans are against masks and are in favor of ever-increasing gun ownership.
Seems consistent to me. Both lead to lost lives. And children are all too often the victims.
They’ve got the proper ideological stand in place to appeal to that minority of voters who feed on their disgusting rhetoric.
And they’ve got the backs of the National Rifle Association and thus are assured of continuous monetary support.
What more could they want? After all, lives don’t matter.