The hypocrisy runs pretty deep in liberal-land. If fact, hypocrisy might just be the bedrock upon which planet liberal rests, but that is a post for anther day. Yesterday, the NRA responded to the horrific massacre at Sandy Hook, by advocating for armed police to be in each school. Liberals all over, from political figures, to media talking heads, all vilified the NRA President, Wayne Lapierre, and many death threats were issued. However, all of these useful idiots failed to recognize that one of their own, then President Bill Clinton, made that exact same suggestion after the Columbine incident in the 90’s. The Lid has more…
As the Associated Press reported at the time:
“In our national struggle against youth violence we must not fail our children; our future depends on it,” the president said in his weekly radio address.
Parents, teens, teachers, youth workers and others will discuss research that indicates the preteen years set patterns for behavior and success in adulthood. Other subjects will include the risks, challenges and anxieties faced by young people today and what can be done to avoid dangerous or risky behavior.
“We need to talk about safety and security in every house in America,” Clinton said.
Republican critics said the federal government is a clumsy middleman in trying to cope with problems that should be addressed locally. They cast doubt on whether the teen conference would accomplish anything, accused Clinton of ignoring media violence and said he should support stiff jail sentences for anyone carrying a firearm in a violent or drug-related crime.
Clinton announced $40 million in grants for 23 school districts that he said have found successful, comprehensive approaches to help troubled young people.
“These districts are bringing school nurses and counselors together to respond to warning signs like depression or bullying,” Clinton said. “They are improving classroom security and expanding after-school and mentoring programs.”
Clinton also unveiled the $60-million fifth round of funding for “COPS in School,” a Justice Department program that helps pay the costs of placing police officers in schools to help make them safer for students and teachers. The money will be used to provide 452 officers in schools in more than 220 communities.
“Already, it has placed 2,200 officers in more than 1,000 communities across our nation, where they are heightening school safety as well as coaching sports and acting as mentors and mediators for kids in need,” Clinton said.
SHHHHH! Please don’t tell the liberals that Clinton supported a program very similar to the one presented by NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre today…It might cause their heads to explode…or even worse It might make them to think instead of politicizing.
Well, and that’s the whole point. The Democrats have been “on the down-low” with gun control. They want it, and want it badly, but they though it was a loser of an issue, until now. While this story is hot, they have a chance to whittle away at our gun rights, so they’ll take their shot. In other words, they’ll use dead children to score political points that will help no one-other than their long term agenda to disarm the rest of us.