Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
There’s this big wedding going on over in England as I write this, and for the life of me I can’t figure out why any American gives a damn. I’m just irritated because I won’t be getting my morning dose of news.
In the real world, there was another tragic school shooting on Friday, this time in Santa Fe, Texas, and all I can wonder is how long it will take before we find out that the Barney Fifes at the FBI had the killer under surveillance but did nothing to stop him. Being from Texas, I pray we don’t find out he had been disciplined by school officials more than 50 times for threatening and violent behavior, and that the local authorities had been called to his house more than 30 times in the few years leading up to the killings, and also did nothing.
Whatever the facts of the killer’s sordid life, here’s a fact no one can deny: 10 more innocent people – 9 students and 1 teacher – are dead, having been killed in another of America’s “gun-free zones,” which progressives like to keep our public schools, and 99% of those schools remain open targets for the depraved, demented potential killers lurking in pretty much every community in the country. Failing to note that the killing spree ended only when good guys with guns showed up and took the killer down like the animal that he is, liberal politicians everywhere grabbed the tragedy as an opportunity to score political points, which of course is what liberal politicians do with any good tragedy.
Never one to be outdone in the realm of rank hypocrisy, Andrew Cuomo, who presides as Governor over the peaceful, killing-free province of New York, sent an “open letter” (God, how I detest open letters) via his Twitter account (God, how I detest even more open letters sent on Twitter – the emptiest gesture known to mankind) to President Donald Trump:
.@realDonaldTrump DO SOMETHING
Andrew M. Cuomo
Father of Cara, Mariah and Michaela
Governor of New York
NRA "F" Rated Elected Official pic.twitter.com/e19h8hQkGE
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 18, 2018
Here is why Cuomo’s letter is so vile and detestable – even more detestable than your standard liberal self-serving reaction that inevitably follows tragedies such as this. The public schools in America are controlled at the state and local levels of government. The federal government provides funding and a flood of counterproductive “guidelines”, i.e. “dictates” that come with that funding, but the campuses themselves are governed by the states and local officials.
The fact is that Andrew Cuomo has done exactly nothing to protect New York’s school children in his eight years as governor. New York’s public schools remain wide open potential killing fields just as most schools in the other 49 states in the nation remain. As one Twitter user responded to Cuomo, “Why don’t YOU do something in the State of NY that is so terrific that the rest of the States in the USA will follow? IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO LEAD!”
Trust me, we don’t want Andrew Cuomo leading other states on this or any other issue. Talk about the road to ruin.
And what would Cuomo have the President unilaterally use the power of his office to do? Constitutionally, he could conceivably declare a national emergency and call in the National Guard to patrol every public school in America. Otherwise, not much he can do on his own.
Imagine the liberal wailing if he took that step. Literally every person working at CNN would have a case of the vapors for weeks. John Brennan and James Comey would dictate another 4,000 word piece to the New York Times justifying putting 13 spies in the White House. The DNC would respond by appointing Louis Farrakhan its chairman. Dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!
Come to think of it, maybe calling in the National Guard is just the thing to do. Seriously, why not try it? Congress isn’t going to do anything. Governors like Cuomo are just baying dogs who will never take any effective action to protect children. Why should our airports and every government building in Washington and Albany be protected by heavy security, but our kids are just left out in the open as easy targets?
Go for it, Mr. President. If liberal heads explode, so much the better.
Just another day in somebody needs to DO SOMETHING America.
That is all.
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