Cory Booker is trying to breath some new life into his stagnant Presidential campaign by attacking Trump on the issue of gun control.
This is Spartacus’s favorite topic and one that leftists froth at the mouth about, so he’s likely hoping this will drum up some press coverage and remind Americans that he’s running for president.
On MSNBC’s “Last Word,” Booker attacked “the kind of ignorance and idiocy” that Trump was “putting out there.”
He was responding to President Trump’s recent statements on existing background checks:
“We have very, very strong background checks right now,” Trump said Tuesday at the White House. “And I have to tell you that it is a mental problem. And I’ve said it a hundred times: It’s not the gun that pulls the trigger; it’s the person that pulls the trigger. These are sick people, and it is also that kind of a problem.”
Booker replied by saying that President Trumps statements were “wrong” and that “people are dying because of Trump’s inaction.”
He went on to talk about the mothers of children killed by guns purchased via loopholes in the “porous holes within the background check system.”
He then made a bold claim: Americans were surrendering our liberties by NOT passing strict gun control.
Yes, this sort of double speak fools some people.
He claimed that we’re surrendering our “freedom and liberty” by “surrendering our freedom from fear, from gun violence.”
You read that right.
We’re losing our American liberties NOT by allowing the government to take our actual, legal liberties away.
No, in Booker’s world, we’re losing our liberty when we surrender to fear.
He really thinks we’re going to fall for this sort of cheap verbal gymnastics…where freedom and liberty aren’t concrete legal rights, but are mental and emotional, nothing but feelings.
Booker is only too happy to fool people who might be gullible enough to vote for him.
He doesn’t mention that a significant portion of gun crime is committed with stolen guns where no background check could have made a difference.
Conveniently omitted are the thousands of citizens who can protect themselves with guns daily; instead Booker paints all guns and gun owners as inherently dangerous.
Arming teachers and school staff dramatically decreases school shootings, but he doesn’t endorse those things that work.
No, his lack of real solutions, his double speak–where he twists words to mean something totally different–and his vitriol towards President Trump all show the viewer that he’s only here to stir the pot and hope for ten more seconds of media coverage.
Goodbye, Spartacus! We look forward to your speedy departure from America’s political scene, and then ten seconds later, from our memory entirely.