While President Trump and survivors of last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla., were having a civil conversation at the White House about gun violence, MSNBC’s Joy Reid was offering up a sarcastic idea of what it would take to satisfy the gun lobby in America.
Maybe we should just turn our entire country into a live battlefield, with every citizen prepared to kill and die at all times. Perhaps we’ll have actual warlords who control swaths of territory with mini arsenals like a Mad Max movie. Maybe then the gun lobby will be satisfied.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) February 21, 2018
Wow, you're really taken a sharp turn to the right
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) February 21, 2018
It’s sarcasm Jonathan. You do know that, right? Perhaps your response was as well?
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) February 21, 2018
If you have to ask …
Speaking of people with no sense of humor, Peter Daou claimed that there are people who really want America to resemble a “Mad Max” movie, though without a Verrit authentication code, we can’t confirm his claim.
There ARE people in America who want this. https://t.co/n6eDJZC6xz
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) February 21, 2018
It does seem to be what they want. It just does. https://t.co/C5q3N8MTFt
— Pat Sheehan (@DexterSaysMeow) February 22, 2018
That's exactly what they want. https://t.co/fvlOUtZnAW
— Michael Kremer (@m_j_kremer) February 21, 2018
I hope New England…the entire Northeast… secedes and joins with Canada b4 that. https://t.co/uM071hdsyT
— Joanie MacPhee (@JoanieGentian) February 21, 2018
So, these are the people on the other end of the bargaining table when it comes to common sense gun control? Heck, let’s just go with Reid’s first idea and go full post-apocalyptic wasteland.
I find this proposal acceptable https://t.co/1EdqES1LIu
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) February 21, 2018
Don't tease me https://t.co/0s6KBvbiyA
— professor de la Paz (@MinarchCookbook) February 21, 2018
This sounds a lot like Chicago https://t.co/jOvKHStp7B
— Mujahed Kobbe (@Moj_kobe) February 21, 2018
Sounds like any democrat/left wing controlled city. Detroit, Baltimore, Chicago come to mind ? https://t.co/Q4v96PTwFU
— Until the Bitter End (@Mecha_Wrath) February 21, 2018
You mean make the entire country just like cities @TheDemocrats control? No thanks. https://t.co/EJPAm1ZMJ1
— JeffMcIrish-ExGOP-Still Conservative (@JeffMcIrish) February 21, 2018
No, we don't want to be like Chicago or Oakland, but interesting idea anyway. #WednesdayWisdom https://t.co/HXTawqm9Af
— Founders Ghost (@politiwars) February 21, 2018
So basically you want to turn it into Libya.
Thanks Obama and Hillary! https://t.co/zOfmUPKGzS
— Niall (@SlippyToYou) February 22, 2018
This is what will happen when you try to confiscate our guns. Don't. https://t.co/m1XEo2Ybsh
— John Burtner, Russian Sex Bot (@JohnBurtner) February 21, 2018
Non Acela parts of US should be designated PVP zones https://t.co/QOdCMEgMr5
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) February 21, 2018
Sounds better than a country under progressives. https://t.co/8Zv9ja4I75
— The Agent of Chaos ? (@WootpoolTheMad) February 21, 2018
Mad Max: Furious Joy Road? #Possibilities https://t.co/5Q5oy9itfp
— Robert A George (@RobGeorge) February 21, 2018
I'm O.K. with returning to the old west if I get a parcel of land free and clear, no property taxes, and a pair of cowboy boots. https://t.co/FiH3ixu9g7
— Phil Kessel is a 2X Stanley Cup Champion (@Oenonewept) February 21, 2018
Thanks for the food for thought, though.
Ahhh, the sober, reasoned analyst weighs in. https://t.co/Pln2Uvszxk
— Jason Hamby (@IPAzRGR8) February 21, 2018
Drama Queen. There is nothing wrong with protecting our schools with armed guards. We protect banks with armed guards. I think our children are more important than than money. https://t.co/Lse7OLEfxs
— leigh (@richvagal) February 21, 2018
To quote myself:
"I think we may set a record for self-righteous, hyperbolic hot-taking over the next few days … from all sides."
Exhibit A. https://t.co/cSBmScQD06
— Dave (@ActualBigDave) February 21, 2018
Perfect example of someone who has lots of criticism and snarkiness, but no actual ideas. #GunFreeZonesKilk#GunReformNow https://t.co/wMxoG5Kjnt
— Bull Marty Moose (@BullMM33) February 21, 2018
Reminder: Joy Ann Reid is a theater major.
She has never worked in public policy.
She cannot even tell you what security precautions existed at the high school in #Parkland.
She is 100% feelings, 0% facts. https://t.co/UmorqsBQMU
— Joseph Adams (@JBA101) February 21, 2018
TFW The Reagan Battalion uses Joy Reid’s gun-control tweet to slam Planned Parenthood and it’s BRUTAL
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