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About five seconds after Cathy McMorris Rodgers was picked over Tom Price to chair the House Republican Conference in the next session, she was instantly deployed to all chat shows that would have her as the anti-McCain. She was no grumpy old man still bitter about getting his butt kicked by "that one." She was, literally, the new face of a party that thinks all it needs is re-branding.

But now she's stepped up to the plate to comment on the avalanche of calls for finally having "The Talk" about guns -- specifically, what kind of common-sense laws we should have put through long before 26 people (20 of them children) died in Newtown, CT. More below the Socialist tangerine beignet.

Like I said, McMorris Rodgers is the "new" face of the GOP -- not the old, crazy face, like this guy::

HUCKABEE: Ultimately, you can take away every gun in America and somebody will use a bomb. When somebody has an intent to do incredible damage, they’re going to find a way to do it… People will want to pass new laws, but unless you change people’s hearts, they’re our transition to the pastor side. This is a heart issue, it’s not something, laws don’t change this kind of thing.

CAVUTO: You know, inevitably people ask after tragedies like this, how could God let this happen?

HUCKABEE: Well, you know, it’s an interesting thing. We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we’ve systematically removed God from our schools. Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage because we’ve made it a palce where we don’t want to talk about eternity, life, what responsibility means, accountability? That we’re not just going to have to be accountable to the police, if they catch us. But one day, we will stand before a Holy God in judgment. If we don’t believe that, then we don’t fear that.

Right -- that guy, and the faux news network he rose in on.

But McMorris Rodgers? No deity name-checking here. She's a reasonable person. In fact, this is just how reasonable she is:

“We need to find out what happened and what drove this individual to this place,” she said when asked about a potential review of gun laws. “I think we have to be careful about new, suggesting new gun laws. We need to look at what drives a crazy person to do these kind of actions and make sure that we’re enforcing the laws that are currently on the books. And yes, definitely, we need to do everything possible to make sure that something like this never happens again.”
See? See how eminently reasonable she is? We need to find out what happened. We shouldn't get caught up in this awful moment and start writing laws that might change things! We need to take a breath... think a minute... maybe pray together (to the deity of your own choice, of course -- provided it's the one whose name starts with "J"). We can't just go off half-cocked... uhh, I mean, Let's not go shooting ourselves in... uhh... (Okay, I'm sure there's a metaphor I can use somewhere...)

Sad. Pathetic, really. But that's why she got the gig: To make the shit Republicans say seem reasonable. And isn't she good at her job?


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  •  Tip Jar (15+ / 0-)

    "If you're going to go down with the ship, make it a submarine." - Wayne Shorter

    by Oliver Tiger on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 02:52:49 PM PST

  •  Nobody ever asks (3+ / 0-)
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    liberte, eXtina, myboo

    "What 'laws on the books' are you talking about?

    The GOP: "You can always go to the Emergency Room."

    by Upper West on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 03:01:37 PM PST

  •  If the bull shit of GOP trolls were currency, (4+ / 0-)

    there wouldn't be a fiscal cliff problem.

    There is no such thing as an off year election. Every election effects each other. We need to work as hard in 2014 as we did in 2012.

    by pollbuster on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 03:06:45 PM PST

  •  A lifetime ACU rating of 92 (1+ / 0-)
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    and a member of the Republican Study Committee.

    When someone like that is considered "reasonable," it says a lot about how far to the right today's GOP is.

    Romney-Ryan: America's Rollback Team

    by Christian Dem in NC on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 03:07:04 PM PST

  •  Akshully, his mother's car did (2+ / 0-)
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    bleeding blue, immigradvocate
    “We need to find out what happened and what drove this individual to this place,” she said when asked about a potential review of gun laws.

    "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

    by eXtina on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 03:21:48 PM PST

  •  There are many reasons for why a person (2+ / 0-)
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    bleeding blue, myboo

    is or becomes crazy and seeks to cause mass violence to others, and we should absolutely do all that we can to address that. But there is only one reason for why such a person can use guns to commit such violence:

    They're terrifyingly easy to acquire!

    Which, given how much gun violence is committed in the US, WAY more in total and per capita numbers than any other advanced country, not just in incidents like this but in "everyday" crimes like robberies and domestic violence, can only lead to one conclusion:

    We have to make it much, MUCH harder to get, own and use guns in the US.

    If you don't like that, fine, that's your right. But I don't give a flying fuck. My and other peoples' NATURAL right to be alive and well trumps your made-up "right" to own and use firearms (and I don't care what the fucking 2nd Amendment says, it's a stupid amendment in a document that once legalized slavery).

    And if we succeed at this and people start using bombs, knives and slingshots to commit crimes, then we'll pass laws making it hard to own and use them too.

    Btw, notice how the GOP has only two kinds of leaders these days, old, pasty, decrepit white men whose own wives probably can't stand the sight of them, and young, attractive, bubble-headed Barbies clearly intended to appeal to young males--probably the kind that worship and fetishize guns.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 03:38:36 PM PST

  •  If have any questions about just where she stands (0+ / 0-)

    here is some info. She loves the guns. I remember reading an article a few years back when I was doing some research on her (campaign against her stuff) early in her career she showed up and was real cool pulling a small handgun out of her boot. Probably got all the ol bastards in this district hot and bothered. She's an older mom of two very young children now though.

    ..."For beauty," I replied. "And I for truth,-the two are one; We brethren are"... E. Dickinson

    by peagreen on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 07:38:41 PM PST

    •  she showed up at a campaign type event (0+ / 0-)

      that is. Back when she was in the state house.

      ..."For beauty," I replied. "And I for truth,-the two are one; We brethren are"... E. Dickinson

      by peagreen on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 10:59:16 PM PST

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