Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Rahm Emmanuel certainly hit the nail on the head....

.... with his admonition to 'never miss an opportunity to profit on a crisis' or words to that effect. 

The people, no I should say, the crowds of people jumping on the still fresh graves of those little elementary school kids that were killed by a lunatic in December are just the latest examples. 

Gun control hustlers, my own pet name for those who try to profit from such incidents have been with us for years ....  led of course, by the Brady Bunch. Closely followed by that one trick pony from Long Island, the widowed Dem no-name Representative whose husband was shot in a Long Island train massacre years ago. (She has never acknowledged that if only one concealed carry passenger was on that train - her husband and many others might still be alive.)

And now we have the latest gun control money hustlers on the scene. the adorable and easy to love Gabby Giffords, former congresswoman, and her retired Navy captain husband, Mark Kelly. 

They have created "Americans for Responsible Solutions'. They apparently have no solutions, but they have a mission. In their own words: "raise the funds necessary to balance the influence of the gun lobby, and will line up squarely behind leaders who will stand up for what's right."

Isn't that noble? Might I translate that into English?  'Hustle other people's money (OPM), travel, dine, attend rallies and be fawned over, and allow elected officials at all levels, who should be attending to the work they were elected to do, to come to them, kneel and kiss their 'Fifteen Minutes of Fame' ring.'

To tell you that I am disappointed in Ms Giffords would not only be redundant, it would be an understatement.  I thought she was really something special when I first read about her. Liked by constituents of both parties, a hard worker admired by her congressional co-workers.....   What a shame - she is either not who I thought she was, or is being badly used.... and allowing it to happen. 

There, I've had my say.  In fairness, I will link you here to their Internet site, so you can send them some money for their stationary and coffee. God knows, they shouldn't use their own....  Click here!

Whoever they hired (with OPM) to set this site up almost got it right. Just think if s/he had named it 'Americans for Sensible Solutions'.  What an acronym that would make, Nes Pa?

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