As a conservative, one of the things that frustrates me most about the media’s coverage of various issues and events is how the media turns every controversial issue into a question that every Republican politician must be forced to answer.
Did some national figure just say something stupid? Ask every Republican if he/she agrees with that stupid opinion.
Did some national figure just say something controversial? Ask every Republican where he/she stands on that issue.
Did some national figure just say/do something that half the country disagrees with? Ask every Republican what he/she thinks about what has just happened.
Even worse, the media does this kind of “investigating” when the original person isn’t even a national figure. (Perhaps it was a county clerk who refused to sign a marriage license for a gay couple, or maybe it was a racist who decided to endorse a Republican candidate, or maybe some violent criminal threatened an abortion doctor. All of these things led to mass questioning of GOP officials.)
But this same issue NEVER happens with Democrats.
Hillary Clinton just said every Trump voter is a violent racist, misogynist, and homophobe who hates other people. Did the media ask every Democrat if they agreed with her? Nope.
When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) said that conservative Christians weren’t welcome in the Empire State, did the media ask his fellow Democrats if they agreed with him? Nope.
Does the media ask every Democrat candidate if they are abortion extremists who believe that abortion should be legal up to the moment the baby exits the birth canal? Of course not!
But here’s the question that is the most salient for where our country is at this moment, has the media gone around asking every Democrat if they believe the 2nd Amendment should be repealed? No way, Jose. To do so would destroy the Democrats hopes of a Blue Wave in 2018.
But this is exactly the question an unbiased and fair media would be asking of every Democrat who will make an appearance on camera. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) agrees with me, and believes that every Democrat should be forced to either defend the 2nd, or call for its repeal. (Starting around 6:30 into the video below.)
Another reason that Democrat leaders should be forced to give a clear explanation of where they stand on the 2nd Amendment?
Because of this poll question from YouGov – Do you favor or oppose repealing the Second Amendment?
39% of Democrats favor repeal. 39%!
Or how about this political opinion from a leftwing former Supreme Court Justice.
That support is a clear sign to lawmakers to enact legislation prohibiting civilian ownership of semiautomatic weapons, increasing the minimum age to buy a gun from 18 to 21 years old, and establishing more comprehensive background checks on all purchasers of firearms. But the demonstrators should seek more effective and more lasting reform. They should demand a repeal of the Second Amendment.
Thank God that John Paul Stevens is retired.
By the way, Stevens has made similar arguments before, and he’s always been confronted and destroyed by his intellectual betters.
Btw, here's Scalia batting down Stevens's similar misuse of Miller in the actual Heller decision. pic.twitter.com/3zsamkiCn1
— Robert VerBruggen (@RAVerBruggen) March 27, 2018
And lest some liberal come along and try to tell you that “no one is trying to take your guns”…
this is a lot of bunk. no one calling for 2A repeal. stop with the bogeymen. we need to stop the shootings and have a rational conversation about what can be done. https://t.co/P2MYoY4EtO
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) March 28, 2018
You can just remind them about Justice Stevens, or point them to these other liberal news sources.
Sure looks like SOMEONE is trying to repeal the 2nd Amendment.
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