What the hell does the NRA know about medicine?
Not one damned thing!
But the big old buttinskies have their damned rifle-shaped snouts right smack in the middle of some business that they have no damned business butting into.
For some damned stupid reason the NRA has taken against Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, an internist. What does the NRA have against internists? Aren't they good at removing bullets? Maybe internists are too damned interested in gun violence research, for which funding has been in the deep freeze since 1996.
The N.R.A. is a powerful political force in many of the states where Democrats face their greatest threats this year in efforts to keep control of the Senate — like Alaska, Arkansas and Louisiana. The group has embarked on an aggressive campaign to rally its millions of members against Dr. Murthy. The latest effort came on Friday evening when the N.R.A. sent a “grass-roots alert” to millions of email subscribers, imploring them to “contact your senators and ask them to oppose confirmation of President Obama’s radically antigun nominee.”But, once again cowardly Democrats are shivering in their shoes, afraid to stand up to the NRA, spineless as usual.
In a letter to senators last month, Chris W. Cox, the group’s chief political strategist, mentions Dr. Murthy’s support for limits on ammunition purchases, a ban on “popular semiautomatic firearms” and the removal of restrictions that keep the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from funding “antigun advocacy research.” Mr. Cox also cited Dr. Murthy’s calls for a federal gun buyback program for assault weapons and for mandatory safety training for gun owners. Dr. Murthy has said his concerns about guns stem from his experience in the emergency room where he has witnessed the trauma that gun violence can cause.Boy! A three-pager to the Senators. I didn't know they were that literate. Oh yeah, and the NRA is going to "score" the vote --
meaning that voting yes would negatively affect a senator’s annual rating from the groupI wish that 20 little kids who are no longer with us, 20 little kids who used to go to Sandy Hook Elementary School, could have the Senate's ear.