March For Our Lives

Portraits By Deplorables


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Conservatives lie. That’s the honest truth. They’re not just incapable of discussing any issue without fabrications because they lack an ability to comprehend. They use lies because that’s their weapon of choice. They use lies because their base is dumb enough to fall for them.

Conservatives amplified fake news from Russian trolls 30 times more than liberals. They even complained when Twitter conducted a purge of Russian bots.

Look at their leader, who is the king of lies. Look at his spokesperson, who told so many lies yesterday it was hard to keep up. Try to find a Republican who realizes we’re paying for Trump’s stupid border wall, not Mexico.

When Republicans can’t counter an argument, they don’t just lie about the issue. They lie about the messenger and engage in campaigns to vilify their political opponents. They told us Obama was a Marxist Muslim born in Kenya planning to take everyone’s guns away right after he was finished invading Texas.

Enter the students who survived the school shooting in Parkland. This is a situation where victims of a mass shooting are speaking out in favor of gun control, and conservatives and NRA supporters are resorting to their usual tactics of assaulting the messengers. In this case, they’re attacking minors who hid in closets during a shooting and had to step over the bodies of their friends, classmates, and teachers to evacuate the building.

How do conservatives frame these kids? Ben Shapiro accuses them of being manipulated by Democrats. Actor James Woods compared survivor David Hogg to Nazis. Dinesh D’Souza celebrated the failure of a Florida gun control bill by taunting, “Adults 1, kids 0.” Leslie Gibson, a candidate for Maine’s House of Representatives said of survivor Emma Gonzalez, “There’s nothing about this skinhead lesbian that impresses me and there is nothing to say unless you’re frothing at the mouth moonbat.”

Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King noticed Gonzalez was wearing a jacket with a Cuban flag at the March For Our Lives rally, and shared a meme on Facebook page stating, “This is how you look when you claim Cuban heritage yet don’t speak Spanish and ignore the fact that your ancestors fled the island when the dictatorship turned Cuba into a prison camp, after removing all weapons from its citizens; hence their right to self defense.” Gonzalez’s parents did flee Cuba, and some conservatives are questioning her citizenship despite the fact she was born in the United States.

A doctored animation of Gonzalez tearing the US Constitution in two (taken from an actual video of her tearing a bulls-eye poster) went viral on social media after Gab, a so-called “free speech social network” that features the controversial Pepe the Frog as its account image, posted it on Twitter. Adam Baldwin, famous for being related to talented Baldwins, also tweeted the animation.

Conservative propagandists impersonating political cartoonists A.F. Branco and Ben Garrison both drew cartoons of Hogg as a puppet (conservative cartoonists always draw the same idea. Always. Now there’s a Borg collective). I seriously doubt these two hacks will get the irony of both of them repeating the same Republican talking point while accusing someone of being a puppet.

The criticism and attacks on the students started with conservatives accusing them of being paid actors, which must mean Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is giving Julliard a run for its money.

I understand that Republicans would be skeptical of the maturity and eloquence of these students as their current leader has a fourth-grade reading level, resorts to childish insults, and has displayed an ability to comprehend equivalent to that of a garden snail. But, to vilify them because you see their activism as a threat to your fetish is deplorable. And, yes. When half the guns in this nation are owned by three percent of the population and the average gun owner owns between six and eight guns, it’s not for protection or sportsmanship. It’s a fetish.

They say you shouldn’t argue with children. I try to extend that to arguing with Republicans on social media, and I often fail to be the bigger person as I feel a need to debunk false information (and troll conservative cartoonists). But Republicans aren’t even engaging or challenging these kids in an honest debate or disagreement.

What Republicans are doing is showing us, once again, who they are. When someone shows you who they are, believe them.

I believe Republicans are nothing but a bunch of knuckle-dragging, racist, sexists, Nazi-pedophile supporting, lying shit weasels.

The video.

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March For Our Lives


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Over 500,000 people, mostly high school students, are expected to march on the Capitol today, and in over 800 other locations around the world to protest gun violence.

This movement began after the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida after a former student killed 17 with an AR-15 assault rifle. It’s led by students who are scaring the daylights out of the NRA and Republicans in Congress, state legislatures, and governors’ mansions. Donald Trump and the majority of Republicans in Congress have made sure they’ll be out of town during tomorrow’s march.

Since Republicans and gun nuts can’t counter the students’ campaign with logic or facts, they’ve taken attempts to delegitimize the students. They’ve accused them of being actors who are being manipulated by Democrats. Some say they should focus on their school work and not discuss topics that are best left to adults. Basically, they’re arguing that students shouldn’t express an opinion after surviving an assault by a shooter who acquired his weapon with support by the NRA.

After every shooting, we’re told it’s too soon to talk about gun control. Not this time. We’re talking about it and we’re not going to stop. Republicans and the NRA can’t wash the blood off their hands, continue to collect blood money, and hope to be reelected time and time again.

This is a march to save lives. It’s a march saying “enough is enough” and “never again.”

Trump may be in Florida on a golf course Saturday sweating what Stormy Daniels is going to say on 60 Minutes Sunday night, but hopefully, he’ll hear the students all the way from Washington, D.C. The rest of the GOP and the NRA will hear them too.

Here’s the video.

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