Just when you thought the gun crazies couldn’t possibly find more inappropriate and outlandish excuses to justify their infinitely small penises and utter lack of history, they find even more turpentine, PCP-laced Kool-Aid to guzzle.
Perhaps finally discovering he won in 2008 and again in 2012, President Obama demonstrated his executive prowess when he signed twenty-three executive orders on guns. Naturally, the people (or pretend people) on the right didn’t take this very well. Somehow the desire for sensible gun measures, coupled with an even greater desire to make sure that background checks are actually enforced, automatically means the end of democracy and the early beginnings of a dictatorial autocracy, but with less marching.
During the momentous announcement, President Obama did something really nice and heartfelt. The President was accompanied by four school children who sent letters to him about gun violence and school safety.
“We should learn from what happened at Sandy Hook. I feel really bad,” 8-year-old Grant Fritz wrote, in a portion Obama read from the podium. (Yahoo News)
Also present were relatives of some of the 20 first-graders who were killed along with six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. It was a sweet and thoughtful gesture towards the families who lost everything, as well as a nice reward for the kids who wrote the best letters to the president. But leave it to the totally unhinged, selfish a-holes on the right to exploit and twist it more than Cheney during a visit at Gitmo.
For whatever reason, the owners of the Facebook page Gun Owners decided to post a photo of the signing. And directly above that photo apparently appears to be Adolf Hitler in a kid’s play. I don’t know, you be the judge of what it is. In any case, the bizarre photo pairing contains a very crass caption that reads:
“Obama signs executive orders to curtail the 2nd Amendment while surrounded by children, just as Hitler used children to go after gun rights.” Adding, “It’s happening again, wake up.”
Let’s look at it again:
I’m not sure whether to laugh or barf or do both, but it would appear as though deranged gun people are either happy about finally discovering Photoshop or they’ve reached for their last assault straw. The rabid right makes a living disregarding basic history, particularly as it relates to gun control and the Third Reich. From the NRA to every right-winger with a high speed internet connection and no actual job occupation, we’ve been onerously bombarded with the ridiculously debunked myth about Hitler banning guns. One more time for those in the back: Hitler actually deregulated guns and made sure they were available to everyone. Well, except for the Jews.
But it looks like we’ve got a whole new type of paint-chip eating beasts on our hands with this new right-wing meme; that is, the one in which Hitler used kids to go after guns. It almost sounds like a Nazi version of Kindergarten Cop.
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