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A sign, flag and flowers are seen outside a home honoring victims who died in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Six more victims of the Newtown school shooting will be honored at funerals
At some point, we as a nation just have to come out and admit it: Some of the top politicians in our country are irredeemable crapsacks. Why do we elect crapsacks? What's in it for the constituents of crapsack-friendly states like Oklahoma, to have as their top national representatives people who seem like they're the sort of people who would just as soon steal your wallet or shoot your dog as do anything more productive?

Here's Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), who believes that the families of children murdered in cold blood in Sandy Hook Elementary School last December are mistaken; the debate over gun violence doesn't have anything to do with them:

Eleven family members of Newtown victims were in Washington on Tuesday, meeting privately with senators to urge them to support a forthcoming gun package that would impose tighter background checks, crack down on gun trafficking and enhance school safety measures. Speaking to a handful of reporters, Inhofe said he feels bad for those families because they're being used as pawns in a political fight.

"See, I think it's so unfair of the administration to hurt these families, to make them think this has something to do with them when, in fact, it doesn't," Inhofe said.

When it was suggested that the families of Newtown victims actually believe the gun debate pertains to them, Inhofe said, "Well, that's because they've been told that by the president."

Having a child actually killed by gun violence does not, in fact, qualify you as someone whose opinion "pertains" to the topic of gun violence? Inhofe is willing to go even that far—to dismiss the families of actual victims of a mass murder from discussion over what to do about mass murder? Why? Who does James Inhofe, crapsack, perceive the actual parties involved in the "gun debate" to be? The NRA gets a seat at the table, but the families of actual, recent victims are only there as pawns? Ammunition companies need valiant representation from the good representative of Crapsackistan, but the people whose children caught those bullets in the face due to one unbalanced man who felt like doing it, those people do not?

This is impossible to parody or make fun of or even condemn. This is what a sociopathic, crap-filled monster would say. Dismissing the victims outright as pawns, while assuming that all other parties have more validity in deciding how many more victims to allow in the coming years, and how easy we should make it for the killers. This is the sort of thing that ought to get a politician run out of town on a literal rail after having their pockets filled with hot, boiling tar, but we accept it because our politicians are supposed to be that rancid, and that inhuman, and that filled with crap. Why does Inhofe presume the gun violence debate is about him, the mighty power-brokering, lobbyist-coddling senator, but not about the real-life, actual victims? Is it because he is, in fact, a sack of crap?

America's greatest sin is that we do not throw these people out of office for such things. Our willingness to tolerate true monsters is the link that ties together all the other evils. God help you if you get caught in a sex scandal, but actively dismiss and seek to discredit the victims most damaged by society's ills and you will have a very rich, very long career ahead of you as professional, national crapsack.

Go to hell, Mr. Inhofe. No respect for man or office is warranted, at this point: Just go to hell.


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Originally posted to Hunter on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 02:59 PM PDT.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA, Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA), and Daily Kos.

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