Hold on a minute: after covering so many hot takes from progressives who are angrier at the NRA than the shooter, we’re still not certain if we’re supposed to offer thoughts and prayers to the victims of the Sutherland Springs shooting and their families.
We’ve been assured that thoughts and prayers are not enough, and it seems Rep. Ted Lieu figured that out after reflexively sending his thoughts and prayers Sunday.
My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families affected by the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) November 5, 2017
Doesn’t he know he’s supposed to demonize the NRA and call for some sort of government intervention that will stop evil criminals from breaking the law? Come on, man.
I agree my prior tweet could be better. So here: I pray for the victims in TX. Also, screw the @NRA & can you help Dems take back the House.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) November 5, 2017
— David Gordon (@GordDavid) November 5, 2017
Much better https://t.co/3YdLLSwgcL
— greyhoundcat (@greyhoundcatjo) November 5, 2017
— ?DarlinCompanion? (@Nortsa524) November 5, 2017
I'm so glad you revised your tweet! https://t.co/ydiu3lZOeS
— BWheatnyc (@BWheatnyc) November 6, 2017
I love this guy!!! NOW THAT IS THE DEMOCRAT IM STANDING BEHIND!!! https://t.co/xocQ1w2uO2
— Paul Schroder (@Paulnetx) November 5, 2017
???? VOTE DEM. Squabble. Scream. Fight. But vote against the only electable opposition. https://t.co/UElHQOlcS6
— Jean Vidal (@jeanvidal) November 5, 2017
Inspiring to see a Congressman who listens to what his constituents want, admits when he's wrong, then immediately fixes it. https://t.co/bXkDIwUEfF
— Jill Gutowitz (@jillboard) November 5, 2017
Yeah, enough for praying and/or thoughts, time to politicize this matter. https://t.co/pGpiy0QeSX
— hakuaki.py (@Hakuaki136) November 5, 2017
Wow. Some people can politicize a tragedy, but only a few hours after the massacre, Lieu was not only taking aim at the NRA but calling for voters to help Democrats take back the House.
Um … didn’t Democrats have the House … and the Senate … and the White House not too long ago? How did that go? Oh, wait: we know. The NRA was just TOO POWERFUL a lobbying group even then — that’s why it has to go and a Democrat majority reelected.
Using tragedy for political currency? https://t.co/ut62KewX4S
— Alex Fletcher (@AFletcher6160) November 5, 2017
Is this dude asking for votes rn https://t.co/ENfRNQHMfB
— Kind Man (@politelad69) November 6, 2017
Yes. That’s exactly what he’s doing.
Never too early to politicize a tragedy.
— Jason Kost (@KostJason) November 5, 2017
This fool is as sick as they come https://t.co/RTWxBj8Y45
— American American (@TXhistorylover) November 5, 2017
California, You must be SO proud of your congressman. Have you no shame? https://t.co/1C92Cm1YyK
— NEBguy (@NE_Common_Sense) November 6, 2017
You’re an enormous embarrassment. Truly. https://t.co/B0O1vfWfoG
— ?Lourae ? (@Flaaaaalala) November 6, 2017
— Rex (@Rexhandsome76) November 5, 2017
This is vile. 27 ppl are dead. This guy is a paid politician & he only cares about the dead if they're Dems. Truly sad. https://t.co/3LDZ1pFhCy
— SRP4328 ??? (@ShellyPayne4328) November 5, 2017
— TEXASian Red Neck (@RedNeckTexAsian) November 6, 2017
"27 people are dead, vote for us". Classy as f**k, Ted. https://t.co/bmZVFKQxfm
— Will (@Oil_Guns_Merica) November 6, 2017
Total disgrace. Makes me ashamed to be an American having this sick bastard in Congress. https://t.co/4qYKNZmvzD
— Thomas Paine (@Thomas1774Paine) November 5, 2017
You really need to find another job.
You're a narcissistic, hateful little demon.
— BlueReaganite (@ThinBlueLR) November 6, 2017
This scumbag is why you should never vote Democrat.
— Mark Pantano (@TheMarkPantano) November 6, 2017
Oh, and then there was Monday:
— The Hill (@thehill) November 7, 2017
Followed up by an aptly timed fundraiser email. https://t.co/lEqNAkrtvf
— Dan (@danieltobin) November 7, 2017
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‘YOU need Jesus.’ Joy Reid sinks to TWISTED new low, shames prayer after Texas church shooting https://t.co/zSslAHdYXp
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 6, 2017