Today on “Morning Joe” the pundits droned on and on about Hilary Clinton’s use of a private email account as Secretary of State. While I’m sure Republican hopefuls are praying for some dramatic smoking gun, we know not much will come of this investigation.
Meanwhile, a real gun and a real man were recently engaged in a standoff outside a public high school in Michigan, causing the school to go on lockdown. Two days later, police were called to a show choir concert at an Ann Arbor school, where an audience member was spotted carrying a firearm. Across the country, parents are fighting open carry laws that would allow guns in schools. Are lawmakers insane?
On the national front, 47 Republican senators sought to undermine the president’s negotiations with Iran on a nuclear deal by sending a letter to leaders in Iran explaining that a new administration might not honor such a pact. If this isn’t treason, it is most certainly an unpatriotic act for which the Republican response has been, “It was a dumb idea.” Really? That’s all you have to say for yourselves?
The more outrageous Republicans act, the more people just shrug and say, “That’s those crazy conservatives for you.” The more gun violence that occurs, the more gun rights advocates lobby for extreme laws that would permit gun-toters to go just about anywhere, even in the hallways of our children’s schools.
I feel as if I have slipped down the rabbit hole and landed in an unreal America, a place that more and more does not make sense to me. Where is enlightenment, reason, and even common sense? Even Glenn Beck has started to object to the open carry advocates’ demonstrations. You know we are in trouble when Glenn Beck is the voice of moderation.
So by all means, let’s go through Hilary’s emails with a fine-toothed comb. We clearly have nothing more important to do.