Photo: Anti-gun Md. state senator played chess during gun bill hearing

Jamie Raskin, a Maryland state senator, is totally serious about listening to debate about Gov. Martin O’Malley’s anti-gun push. In an image being circulated on Twitter, a man identified as Raskin demonstrates his absolute laser-like focus during a hearing on proposed gun control legislation.

Check out a closeup image at

Evidently focusing on testimony is above his pay grade.

Raskin is one of the ghouls shamelessly using the Newtown tragedy to further an anti-freedom agenda. “I think there’s a concern that the spirit of Newtown — that resolve — is already beginning to slip away,” he said. No word on whether he was playing Minesweeper at the time.

Tweets from an unverified account that appears to belong to the state senator:

Or, you know, time to play chess.


The inevitable Raskin Photoshops:

Where hasn’t Raskin played chess? More hilarious Photoshops on the Raskin Plays Chess Facebook page.

  • Bob Smooper

    He must be a democrat. No republicans know how to play chess. Only noughts and crosses.

    • HARP2


      • Bob Smooper

        Genuine question:

        If I had written “he must be a republican. No dems know how to play chess”

        Would you have responded the same way?

        • Corey Dennison

          I bet HARP2 would’ve reacted simliarly, as that’s generally an acceptable reaction to people who make broad, stupid-assed generalizations like you just did.

        • Secede

          Another case of ” Daddy didn’t pay enough attention to me as a kid so now I have to get attention any way I can ” Liberal

    • Elaine

      You really need to get a life..

      • Bob Smooper

        Genuine question:

        If I had written “he must be a republican. No dems know how to play chess”

        Would you have responded the same?

        • carla5731

          Genuine question:

          Why are you incapable of writing a comment that’s witty or insightful? Your biggest problem on Twitchy isn’t that you’re liberal, it’s that you’re boring.

        • Fire and Adjust!

          Genuine question:

          If it was a republican playing chess in a congressional hearing, would you have criticized the republican congressman, or would have insulted the political party that was criticizing the republican?

        • V the K

          Genuine question: Is obsessively trolling Twitchy evidence of a bleak, meaningless life?

        • Corey Dennison

          Yeah, keep posting the same stupid lines, Mark. That’ll make you look less moronic.

        • KansasGirl

          Apples and oranges, coop.
          I have a “genuine” question for you.
          What are your thoughts on Dorner’s “manifesto”?
          Cause, you know, if he had been a right-winger, you’d be all over that. Pffffffft.

          • Bob Smooper

            I honestly haven’t been following that story. Or the CIA guy doing the hearings today.

          • super duper freak

            No worries, you have no credibility.

          • KansasGirl

            Of course you haven’t coop, because this extremist left-wing (anti-gun) nut, Raskin is soooo much more important.

      • Joe W.

        No he doesn’t. Let’s hope the one he’s wasting now is at its end…

    • Corey Dennison

      I’d love to challenge you to a game of chess, but something tells me–based on your idiotic ranings on Twitchy–that you’re more of a Chutes and Ladders kinda guy.

    • Noah Lee

      nope, alls we knows is wrasslin’. a-yuk yuk yuk.

    • Jack Deth

      Is that how a subject of Queen Elizabeth describes Tic Tac Toe?

      No wonder your faded and shrunken empire has been America’s street walker since 1945.

  • Blake Waymire

    Is anyone surprised? The MD senator obviously knows his position on gun control, and when libs have their minds made up, they feel they don’t have to even listen to the opposition.

    • Secede

      “Facts ??!!!! We don’ need no stinking facts !!!”

  • SFerggie

    This dumb@$$ isn’t smart enough to play chess, he is just amazed by the cute little figures on the board. What a POS.

  • HARP2

    The Department of Homeland Security is set to purchase a further 21.6
    million rounds of ammunition to add to the 1.6 billion bullets it has
    already obtained over the course of the last 10 months alone, figures
    which have stoked concerns that the federal agency is preparing for
    civil unrest.

    An approximation of how many rounds of ammunition the DHS has now
    secured over the last 10 months stands at around 1.625 billion.

    To put that in perspective, during the height of active battle
    operations in Iraq, US soldiers used 5.5 million rounds of ammunition a
    month.Extrapolating the figures, the DHS has purchased enough bullets
    over the last 10 months to wage a full scale war for almost 30 years.


    • Canadian in USA

      Probably trying to shrink the supply of ammunition to legal gun owners.

      • CatHerder


        • KansasGirl

          My family is good.

  • $29561723

    come and take them, you marxist scumbag

    • Assassino

      Molon Labe!

  • Mapache

    Its time to act…uh….Bc4 to Bc5

    • Roto

      Coke spit-take all over my laptop screen…. thanks alot :-)

    • Rabid

      Queen to Queen’s level three.

      • John Boia

        Queen to King’s level one.

      • Secede

        Dang it, Spock !

  • Tangchung

    Grand Master of BS

  • Tangchung

    Mark Copper is under his desk sucking his pawn.

  • wwbdinct

    Well, one of the state senators here in CT was playing a drinking game with a reporter on facebook while the hearings were going on here a couple of weeks ago. The state senator and the reporter were highly offended that they were called to task on that and called everyone who complained “meanies”…. The premise of the game was to drink every time someone said that they were a law abiding citizen, which shows you how much they care about law abiding citizens. This week they had hearings in CT on immigration and a group of illegal aliens came to testify – non-law abiding citizens. They all had front page headlines and were praised in the local newspapers. I freakin despise these left wing lunatics!

  • Robert Smith

    Mass murderers in the US have one thing in common, they’re Democrats

  • edleary1227

    Raskin ‘fiddles’ while Annapolis burns …

  • [email protected]

    Jamie Raskin, Adam Lanza had NO guns registered to him!!! It was his mom who allowed him access to guns…not to mention that he had “issues” and she knew that…(poor Argument) for you ANT-GUN people!!!

  • ceemack

    “Wait…what does the horse do again?”

  • Hal Burton

    Pawns testifying. Pawns on his screen. Same diff.

  • Stop Statism

    Guess what after I posted a tweet criticizing his support for gun control on Senator Raskin`s Twitter page, he blocks me. Raskin is such a wimp and chicken s–t

    • Bob Smooper

      We dems block people, repubs shoot people.

      • super duper freak

        As our court jester, surely you can do better. What the hell are we paying you for? Please try harder.

      • Noah Lee

        or sometimes you just threaten them with violence like that nutjob lawmaker in Nevada. Not Harry Reid, a state lawmaker.

      • Corey Dennison

        Hi Mark, just thought I’d tell you that you’re completely off base.

  • righthook38

    So glad to see he has his priorities straight. Another useless politician…

  • BeeKaaay

    Leftwingwackos are closed minded, there is no reasoning with them that is because leftwingwackoism is by itself unreasonable.

  • NRPax

    Ah the joys of living in the People’s Republic of Maryland.

  • lillymckim

    Tax payers money? They serve who?

  • Jim Rasmussen

    “Everybody come march tomorrow for common sense gun safety laws and a ban on assault weapons!” “Is there anything scarier than a liberal who uses the words “common sense” and “laws” in the same sentence?

  • poljunkie♪

    I guess it could have been worse. He could have been watching porn like some have done in the past.

    • Secede

      Another Democrat with a fetish for underage girls ?