Monday, December 16, 2013

Sandy Hook and The Shame of Wisconsin

This past Saturday marked the one year anniversary of the tragedy that fell on Newtown, Connecticut, when a crazed gun nut went into Sandy Hook Elementary School and took the lives of 20 innocent children and six brave educators who gave their lives trying to save the children.

As the nation stopped to remember and to mourn this senseless loss of innocent and heroic lives, there was also some righteous anger directed to our elected leaders in Washington, D.C., who have done precious little to pass sensible gun control laws.

But no where is the shame of inaction greater than in Wisconsin.

Over the past three years, the Teapublican legislature and governor, and certain sellout Democrats, rammed through irresponsible gun laws which has led to a spike in gun violence and can be attributed directly to at least one death.

But the Teapublicans had gone way beyond the pale last month when they refused to support a resolution honoring the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook shootings, even though seven of them had cosponsored the bill:
Assembly Republicans refused to consider a resolution honoring the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting during its last regular session of the year — despite the fact that several of them were listed as co-sponsors.

Democrats tried to force a vote on the resolution, which was not scheduled to be taken up. The measure wasn't allowed to come forward, on a 53-39 vote.
There is no justification for not taking up what should be a no-brainer vote.

For the Teapublicans to refuse to allow a vote on this clearly demonstrates the emptiness of their hearts and souls and brings shame to all of us.

As unfathomable as the Teapublicans' actions are, it is equally incomprehensible that anyone would want one of these fools to represent them.  Next year, in 2014, we will have a chance to rectify this.  I would expect every single Teapublican to have a Democratic challenger and that this is brought up on a regular basis.  Force them to explain why they disrespected these children and these heroes.  Then vote their arses out of office as fast as you can.

1 comment:

  1. I echo this sentiment. There's not one Republican in office that deserves anyone's vote in Wisconsin.