(Editor’s Note: The Commoner Call runs this cartoon after every major mass shooting. If we were to run it after every mass shooting in America we would have to run it pretty much every day. — Mark L. Taylor)
On Friday evening Jimmy Kimmel took a few minutes to address the latest school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. Kimmel called out Trump and congressional NRA enablers who care more about the support of the National Rifle Association “than they do about children.”
“So they sit there with their hands in their pockets, pockets that are full of gun money, and they do nothing. They just wait for the outrage to pass,” Kimmel noted.
Up to that point the video was pretty standard post-school shooting anguished commentary in America. The real punch comes with the video montage at the end.
The craven, cynical cruelty of what passes for American leadership is juxtaposed with the reality of result of their purchase by the NRA and Koch brothers.
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Conservative Columnist Calls On Politicians Who Took NRA Money To Give It Back — One of the extraordinary findings in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s preliminary report released on Wednesday concerns the National Rifle Association. The report states: The Committee has obtained a number of documents that suggest the Kremlin used the National Rifle Association as a means of accessing and assisting Mr. Trump and his campaign. … Read the Rest
Young Voters Likely To Continue Post-Parkland Mobilization in Voting Booth, Registration Records Show — Young people represented a significantly large share of newly-registered voters in several key states in the weeks following the Parkland shooting … Read the Rest
(Commoner Call cartoons by Mark L. Taylor, 2018. Open source and free for non-derivative use with link to www.thecommonercall.org )