Piers Morgan’s Insulting Anti-Gun Crusade

Like 99.9% of the U.S. population, I don’t watch Piers Morgan’s ratings-starved show on CNN. However, when the snarky Brit occasionally manages to earn himself a headline on The Drudge Report through an asinine comment or chaotic interview segment, I’ll find myself checking out the video on YouTube like everyone else. I’m only human, after all.

Morgan’s been showing up on Drudge quite a bit lately due to his outspoken, on-air anti-gun crusade which began after the terrible Sandy Hook shooting. To the surprise of many, however, the segments have been widely praised as informative and productive breaths of fresh air which have offered thoughtful representations of both sides of the gun control issue.

Just kidding! They’ve been nothing more than mindless, embarrassing farces.

Seemingly taking the advice of Rahm “Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste” Emanuel, Morgan has used the Sandy Hook tragedy as a ratings ploy to turn what should be a serious national debate – about how to best protect our children in the classrooms – into a shameless, self-serving, media-circus sideshow.

From reviewing the segments, the regular routine seems to be for Morgan to invite on a gun-rights advocate, pretend to listen to what they have to say for about thirty seconds, then erupt into a blistering and sanctimonious diatribe on how the guest is an ignorant, heartless monster who couldn’t care less about dead children.

The animated displays would be amusing if the premise for the dialogue wasn’t so heartbreaking.

In the early days following the shooting, Morgan took on notable representatives from gun-rights groups. However, he seemed to realize pretty quickly that his arguments didn’t hold up particularly well against informed rebuttals. “You’re an unbelievably stupid man, aren’t you?” a frustrated Morgan resorted to saying to Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, when Pratt called into question Morgan’s proclaimed moral high-ground on the issue.

Thus, the pro-gun guest list has been pared down to twangy gun store owners wearing cowboy hats with rims wider than the top of my kitchen table, and this week, a 9/11 conspiracy theorist who couldn’t manage to fly to New York for the interview without getting into an altercation with TSA agents at the airport.

I must admit that I couldn’t have even told you who the aforementioned conspiracy nut, Alex Jones, was until his viral appearance with Morgan on Monday – this despite the insistence of some of the liberals who comment on my columns that he’s an influential conservative voice. As I watched Jones performing a self-unaware impersonation of Chris Farley while angrily ranting about the forthcoming American revolution, you could read the realization in Morgan’s eyes that he truly was scraping the bottom of the barrel in his own fruitless search for personal relevance. You have to know your argument is pretty shallow when the only person you can win a debate against is an obnoxious man-child who won’t let you speak.

While I don’t doubt that Morgan, as a run of the mill lefty, probably does support crippling gun restrictions in this country, his daytime trash-TV approach to the topic reveals his real motivation behind the silly rants. CNN was obviously hoping for a big payoff from their Piers Morgan experiment two years ago, but things just haven’t panned out. His show has been a ratings disaster. I have no problem with him trying creative things to capture an audience, but I don’t at all like that he’s doing it under the guise of paying homage to the Sandy Hook victims. That’s just classless.

At least when Maury Povich reveals the results of DNA tests to identify the fathers of children, he doesn’t claim to be doing so in the interest of bringing families together.

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  • coldfear

    Thought for the Day………

    “We are told NOT to judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few crazies….

    But …

    Liberals judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few crazies.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002168757927 Fran Webb

    AMEN!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002168757927 Fran Webb

    I truly believe that taking a type of weapon away from everyone because some mentally deranged people used that type of weapon for a brutal act is just as insane as the person committing the brutal act.
    Seriously do we ban Kool-Aid because of the mass suicide/murder in Jonestown?
    Do we ban ropes because people have been executed or committed suicide with them?
    Do we ban pillows because people have been smothered to death with them?
    The list goes on and on almost anything could be used as a weapon and food and medication could be used to poison large numbers of people. It is not the gun, the gun is just a useless piece of metal, plastic, and wood until someone uses it for either good or bad. I can just imagine the early settlers not having guns to hunt game in the winter, they would have starved to death. If you had mentioned taking their guns they would have thought you had lost your mind and they would be correct.

    We can debate issues to death but let’s face it only nuts want to blame the weapon for the problem and crime does not stop in cultures where few guns exist. I wish the poor young medical student in India who was gang raped for hours, tortured and bludgeoned to death had a pistol to shoot the bastards that took her precious life. They committed that horrible crime with metal pipes not guns, few guns in that country and still some horrendous crime.

  • Toni

    Yes! I agree with your entire opinion on Piers Morgan – I never watch his show – don’t like his ‘snarky’ attitude! (Love your comments). But, on occasion I will check in when some asinine statement is reported in the press. Oh, how I miss Larry King!

  • jazzdrums

    he wants to be the news…he is a professional bser who comes from a country with no constitution..send him back..take bashir and zaKARIA THE PLAGIARIST WITH HIM

  • Switchlight13

    The Left has already destroyed the 1st Amendment by playing the “race card” to kill any kind of real debate on just about any subject. Now they’re trying, but won’t succeed, in destroying the 2nd amendment.

  • John Daly

    Tim, unfortunately about 80% of the libs that come to gripe on this website base every argument on the premise that conservatives are as Bill Maher routinely describes them to be. The result is a bunch of childish rants perpetuating some stereotype that actual conservatives find mind-boggling.

  • John Daly

    Oh Phil… You need to learn to identify humor. The “Deport Piers Morgan” stuff was a joke – a humorous way for people to make their discontent known for Morgan’s anti-gun rants. No one was ever actually expecting him to be deported. You’re such a tightly wound fellow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

    can U explain “crippling gun restrictions”? you mean like doing better monitoring at gun shows? trying to enforce background checks for every purchase of guns? the Left also gets $$$$ from the NRA. AS a group the Left does not want to ban all guns across 50 states. >>>The NRA [and it's happy shills] really want grenades and machine guns to be sold as easily as pistols. all about $$$$$. I’m Left of center and have no problem with people legally carrying or storing a pistol; or rifle for legal hunting. That’s the average Lefty. And I think U know that.

    • Switchlight13

      The NRA wants Grenades? Machine guns? Sounds like you just left a spin session at the Brady organization.

  • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

    “snarky Brit’”, Bern? Aren’t you the guy who rails against “media bias”? By the way, ALEX JONES is on a bit-of-a crusade himself, no? Bad article, Bernie.

    • John Daly

      1. Again, If the big name at the top of the column isn’t Bernie’s, he didn’t write the column.

      2. There are no news articles on this site… only opinion columns. Thus, describing someone as “snarky” is not bias. It’s an opinion. The fact that you’ve been visiting this site for a long, long time, and STILL don’t understand the difference between hard news and opinion commentary is nothing short of remarkable.

  • 1776Frdm

    Excellent! Piers is just Trash TV, especially now. Especially knowing that England is the center of violence against law abiding citizens in Europe.

    • Switchlight13

      You see the British hooligans at Soccer games where the drunkards riot. Seeing loyalist Tories swinging from trees in 1776 must have been a great sight.

      • rdgeorge

        Not many of thoise left now. That was at its worst in the 1970′s. But it is a magnet for the worst types of folks even now. If you visit a Rugby match you’d notice a marked difference in the crowds. There are good folks over here just as there and the other way around. Our populationis raised with a leff of centre academia, media and establishment. Its not a surprise most unquestionagly support those views. In any empircal measurement the NHS is a disaster but there is an emotional attachment. There remains free thinkers however so try not to label us too much. Isn’t that the point of being a ‘conservative’ or ‘libertarian’ that not one person fits in a pigeion hole? Also there were many on both sides of the Atlantic in ’76 who supported the freedom of the colonial land. Many of those were ‘tories’ as in members of the UK Conservative Party.

        • Switchlight13

          OK, got it. :)

  • Chrispurs

    I’m from the UK, a conservative (in a sea of socialism) and a BIG fan of the USA. We’re not all like that twit; and I for one don’t want him back! BTW bear in mind, he is a gooner.

    • John Daly

      As long as you guys keep Russell Brand. THAT would be the final straw. ;)

      Good to hear from you.

    • Switchlight13

      Your Govt doesn’t trust you to own a handgun. That’s what Obama and the dirt bag Democrats want to do to us. Unlike you guys, we will go down swinging.

    • rdgeorge

      Me neither but Spurs are no better than the Gunners. Come on you Rams :-)

  • SuperDuty Ford

    Can you say big time jerk. The UK doesn’t want this sorry a– back either. Ted Nugent told him off real good lately. Kiss my A– was the comment I heard. Morgan didn’t know what to say. Stupid is as stupid does in my book.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1775150241 Bonnie Thomas Usrey

    In his own country he was just part of the Paparazzi, yellow journalists, seeking recognition for himself and being King of the “gotchas” but CNN has given him some alleged level of credibility. But his “seize the catastrophe” and try to advocate for violating American’s Constitutional right to bear arms, and attempting to do Eric Holder’s bidding by “demonizing gun owners” like we demonized cigarette smokers (unless it’s marijuana) puts him at the bottom of the barrel. Why doesn’t he just go back to where he came from and work on the flaws of his own country, try to bring down the Monarchy or whatever. He’s here as a “guest” and attacking our Constitution makes him eligible for deportation in my book. People who watch CNN are among the ignorant who think that having a British accent make someone intelligent. Not true.

  • Switchlight13

    The silver lining in this gun control hoax/sham will be In 2014 when liberal Democrats in the “Red” states get swept from office as in 1994 when Clinton pushed his gun control hoax. Look for GOP control of both houses and a helpless Obama.

  • Jim Allen

    Morgan is a smart man until he opens his mouth.

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

      why? because he wants background checks to be enforced with every purchase?

  • Gizmo

    Doesn’t it make you wonder WHY he’s in USA instead of S.R of Britain (Socialist Republic of…)?
    They’ve already SHOWN he’s a fool, so he’s over here,now showing his lack of American Constitutional knowledge & his bright-red A*S that keeps opening up & spewing diatribe on useless airwaves that no one even watch or listen to unless it’s uncommonly odorous……

  • https://twitter.com/TerryOfromCA @TerryOfromCA

    Fvck Piers Morgan

  • http://twitter.com/RichUrbanBiker Richard Keghinian

    These guns incidents reminds me of the movie Telefon…but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep”

  • BenDoubleCrossed

    There are campaign laws against foreign contributions to political campaigns and the anti-gun movement is definitely a campaign. Why should the American people be subjected to the views of a Brit on matters purely American? If Piers wants to live in an unarmed country where criminals can mug and invade homes with impunity, he should return to England!

    An editorial is a marketing gimmick invented by newspapers in the 1920s to suggest to the reading public that newspaper staffs are objective and not inserting their own views into debates. But reporters are people and being subjective is inherent.

    There is no difference between a newspaper endorsing a candidate or issue and a PAC, 527 or 501 corporations doing the same. Editorials are merely a state approved violation of campaign laws that apply to everyone else.

    Campaign laws violate a basic principle of law: equal protection!

    Citizens should contact their Congressman and Senators and demand the language of the “Press Exemption” be modified to include individual citizens and groups. Adding those few words would restore the equal rights of all Americans to participate in the process. Newspapers are a product of a free press and not the definition of same.

  • Charlie512

    “. . . . . . Bringing families together,” BRAVO JOHN !!!

    • John Daly

      Thanks. lol.

  • Archie Bunker

    If you’re insulted don’t watch his show…

    • John Daly

      I don’t watch his show. And it wasn’t me who Morgan insulted… He insulted his guests, his viewers, and the victims.

  • bobemakk

    I have a family member whose job transfers him all over the world. He lives with his wife and family in the UK now and his wife told me they don’t even want him back there. Let’s ship him to an island somewhere where we will never hear about him again. His monotonous rhetoric is just like Obamas. They are both a disgrace.

  • Reality Based Media

    Fascinating how conservatives want to blindly “support” a Second Amendment they have absolutely no understanding of by thoroughly trashing a First Amemdment that they despise and hate.

    • Switchlight13

      Of course leftist elites like you know what Americans understand and what’ s good for them. I’m surprised you didn’t throw out the old “Racist” line to shut down the debate and claim victory. Liberal sheep like you keep 911 on speed dial in case a “bad guy” comes through your window at 3AM.

    • Juan Motie

      Acutally, the reason for the second amendment becomes very obvious when democrats AKA liberal fascist do their level best to destroy the first amendment! Fascinating how you liberal fascist always try to project your slimly America and Constitution destoying goals on everybody but yourselves – you fascist are the author of hate and discontent and will stop at nothing to destroy this country. Why do you hate America unreality based media?

      • Reality Based Media

        This from someone who has zero comprehension as to the meaning of the word fascist. You remind me of my dog with his latest chew toy. And then if it isn’t sad enough that you use that phrase constantly (liberal fascist…lol) you are then gonna use a tired old Sean Hannity cliche? Please. There are very few people, other than Alex Jones, who hate America more than Hannity.

      • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

        explain how Libs hate the 1st and 2nd amendment and please no peeking at Roger Ailes memo cards. (Why does the NRA continue to send $$$$ to both parties?).

    • John Daly

      ‘Blind Support’ is backing measures (like the automatic gun ban) that have repeatedly shown not to curb gun violence, while pretending it will somehow work this time, only so we can feel better about ourselves.

      I’m not a second amendment purist. I have no problem with certain types of gun control. But I’m a strong believer that if society wants to fix a problem, they should take measures to actually fix it… Not throw out some phony bumper-sticker solution at the expense of people’s freedoms, just so we can pat ourselves on the backs and claim the moral high-ground over those who disagree with us.

      • Reality Based Media

        I am curious as to where you get your facts from regarding automatic weapons. Can you provide a link? Keep in mind that the Fox “News” Channel isn’t a legitimate source of news, just right wing propaganda.

        • John Daly

          Good lord. Do you people even bother to Google this stuff before you start whining about FOX News and screaming ‘propaganda’?

          Talk about “blind support”. There is no better example of it than the anti-FOX News hysteria.

          It was widely accepted at the time of its expiration that the automatic weapons ban had done nothing. That’s why Republicans AND Democrats both decided to let it expire, and that’s why no one tried to put it back into place for eight years.

          Just one of several reported studies: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2004/aug/16/20040816-114754-1427r/?page=all

          Living in Colorado and growing up just a few miles from Columbine High School, we learned the hard way that the automatic weapons ban did nothing to protect our kids in our schools.

          Super-strict gun-laws in Norway did nothing to stop some nut from killing 77 people (many of whom were kids) there two years ago. Just the opposite. With no other guns in the proximity, he carried out his island shooting-spree for an hour, unhindered.

          But no, let’s go ahead and reinstate the ban now, knowing that there was no point the first time around, just so we can congratulate ourselves for showing that we care. Meanwhile, we ignore real changes like mental health law reforms that COULD actually lessen the chance of another Sandy Hook.

          • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

            what day of the week do you arrive at Roger Ailes’ office for a pat on the head? Read THE FOX EFFECT and the 24-7 OBAMA HATE MACHINE.

          • Reality Based Media

            I have no problem with the idea of mental health law reforms. I think every viable option should be on the table. Also I’m not screaming about Fox News and propaganda. Fox being the media arm of the Republican Party is not anything but a statement of fact. it is not now nor will it ever be a reliable source of news. in your faux indignation, you’ve been quite eager to pigeonhole me to certain points of view that I have not endorsed. Maybe a ban on automatic weapons won’t have an effect, but there is no reason not to have a ban on them as they have no place in any decent society.

  • Al

    Piers who? Who cares, just another drama queen trying to make it big.

    • Archie Bunker

      Is Piers Morgan doing anything different than his competitor Sean Hannity? At least Morgan debates his guests rather Hannity who needs a two on one to debate anyone….I think Hannity and O’Reilly should be deported…

      • Lizzie

        At least Hannity and O’Reilly are AMERICANS, the BRITISH don’t want people like Morgan back and that tells the whole story.

        • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

          what about the dude who fills in for Rush L.?

          • JmThms

            Mark Stein is a Conservative. He’s cool.

      • Juan Motie

        Figures a liberal fascist like you would consider that piers shouting down people who disagree with him, calling them childish names, would be called “debating.” The liberal fascist definition of debate is really no debate at all – all you want is 100% goosestep agreement with your evil and twisted America hating philosophy.

        • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

          really? ever watch Fox news “converse” with Liberals? Did you watch O’REeily speak with the President, with barney Frank, with Joe Klein. ZERO respect was shown. R U kidding?

          • rdgeorge

            Phil the answer is yes I did watch those conversations. O’Reilly was the same to the President as he is to everyone so no bias. With regards to Frank and Klein, well they were incredibly disrespectful is what they did or said. O’Reilly lost his temper with Frank becuase of the clear inaccuracy of his remarks. In normal life we call them lies. I’m an englishman who doesn’t share Piers Morgans ideology, nor your it appears, and I find it refreshing, and entirely more respectful, when an interviewer is firm and direct rather than fawning but doesn’t step over the line. The only example you give that can be argued reasonably to have done that could be the Barney Frank episode. Even with this I am glad the man was called out because he is a ammoral charlatan (and I couldn’t give one hoot about his sexuality incase you wish to adopt the ususal bigotted left wing approach of questioning my character as a … racist, homophobe etc) . I know decorum is a necessary quality to maintain civilisation but every now and then a little straight talk doesn’t hurt.

          • JmThms

            BS. Frank, for example, got what he had coming to him. O’Reily merely gave him enough rope to hang himself. O’Reily was properly respectful of the office of the Presidency when interviewing Obama.

  • ginger

    Funny that Morgan should try for high moral ground since he has no morals at all…hence his flight from the UK. he is another idiot and all should ignore him and his “show”.

  • Joel

    The UK is the most violent country in Europe, despite over a decade of draconian gun control.

    So, one of their failed, ethics-free journalists comes to America, adopts a mantle of “we know what’s best,” and preaches to those he considers provincials.

    What a joke. But, the joke’s on us.

    • Iklwa

      Kinda like Californians’ moving to Washington State because
      the property values and taxes were low…only to artificially inflate property
      values and raise taxes through implementation of the same leftist agendas that
      have failed so miserably in California.

      I thought these folks were supposed to be smarter than me…

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

      how many mass killings per yr. in England?

      • Hgecko

        England doesn’t allow any guns, yet they managed to have 35 murders last year. Hence, Britain’s murder rate per legal gun is infinitely higher than the United States.

  • Venter

    The big cover up that is taking place now is another form of harm on innocent people. Piers you and your MSM cronies might like to report on the new 2013 assault that is harming unarmed Americans of all colors and age groups rich and poor!. You don’t see blood , only tears! Piers how about you going after the MSM who refuse to report on the way TAXES ARE KILLING PEOPLE MORE THAN GUNS ?????? !!!!!!

  • GLen

    Lets get this turkey back to the UK where he will get arrested at the airport for phone hacking. stop playing hero

    • Reality Based Media

      Hopefully they can arrest him and that other criminal, Rupert Murdoch, at the same time.

  • I Hate Fascists

    Alex Jones is a hater like all you right wingers. Surprising you haven’t elected him to Congress yet. He fits right in with Bachmann, Gohmert, Inhofe, Broun, Palin, DeMint, and the rest of that sick bunch. All living proof why we need gun control

    • John Daly

      Very profound. Now, back to your parents’ basement!

      • I Hate Fascists

        I don’t take orders from you, pipsqueak. Now you get back to playing RapeLay and doing obscene things to your furry friends.

        • John Daly

          lol. Simply adorable.

          • I Hate Fascists

            Sorry I didn’t realize your article was for the consumption of your acolytes only. Now answer the question. Why is Jones any different from Bachmann and the other major thinkers? He wants to deport Piers Morgan, they want to deport Barack Obama. You all believe in “simply adorable” things like “taking the country back”, “2nd amendment remedies”, “cold dead fingers”, and the right to overthrow the gubmint.

          • Switchlight13

            Got white guilt?

          • John Daly

            Sweetie, my columns are clearly for whoever wants to read them, even angry, uninformed children like yourself.

            If it makes you feel warm and safe in your shallow belief-system to insist that some random nut, who thinks George W. Bush committed the 9/11 attacks, somehow represents the political party that Bush led for eight years, I say… go for it! But don’t be surprised when you continue to be laughed at.

            I’m all for engaging in serious, thoughtful debate with people who think differently than I do. But your comments above are neither serious nor informed. They’re merely a product of angry, incoherent leftism… and they have nothing to do with my column.

            I welcome you back to comment on my columns, however, if you come up with some kind of intelligent comment or argument.

            Hope you have a great weekend!

          • I Hate Fascists

            Sweetie??? You really need to get some stick on your … well never mind. But you still haven’t answered my question, so let’s try again:
            “The political party Bush led”? You mean the one has now devolved into The Big Red Hate Machine? who are now doing everything possible to disavow Bush? who accuse the President of being an African and a Muslim? who delight in persecuting gays, Mexicans, Muslims, and women who don’t know their place? who deny climate change and evolution? who believe Obamacare is about death panels and Obama’s Private Militia? who believe Putin is going to invade Alaska? who think school shootings are God’s revenge for removing prayer from schools? who would replace Martin Luther King Day with Gun Appreciation Day? Alex Jones is too extreme even for this sick bunch? I guess even you have to draw the line somewhere.

            Hope you have a great weekend too! Sweetie!

          • John Daly

            It sounds like someone’s in desperate need of a hug.

          • I Hate Fascists

            Sounds like you are in desperate need of ending this conversation because you know it’s an argument you can’t win.

            Tired of listening to me? Then listen to Colin Powell on Meet the Press:

            “There’s dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the Republican party. … They still sort of look down on minorities.”

            “When I see a former governor say that the president is ‘shuckin’ and jivin’ — that’s a racial-era slave term,”

            “You’ve got to think first about what’s the party actually going to represent … If it’s just going to represent the far right wing of the political spectrum, I think the party is in difficulty.”

          • Juan Motie

            Colin Powell?? You got to be kidding! old colin was never really a republican – he has always been a liberal fascist not worth quoting because all you liberal fascist read from the same old tored and worn out fascist talking points. His philosophy is more akin to hitler than anything Conservative. Only a morally bankrupt person would try to use colins words against a Conservative because colin is a morally bankrupt liberal fascist!. Figures that a liberal fascist such as you would quote the sell-out colin because colin is just a carbon copy of the morally bankrupt left – apparently always has been!

          • John Daly

            Funny how the libs put all kinds of weight in what someone like Powell says about the GOP, but when Joe Lieberman speaks out against the Dems, his party calls him a traitor and kicks him out.

          • John Daly

            I love it when people don’t realize that they’re being worked.

          • I Hate Fascists

            What the fuck does that mean? You’d be better off just shutting up if that’s the best you can come up with. Even your acolytes can do better than that.

          • John Daly

            It’s over your head, kid.

          • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

            you write extended articles with an extremist point of view, get all kinds of underserving exposure, and you can’t do better than a negative, one line reply?

          • John Daly

            …Says the guy who thinks anyone who disagrees with him is an extremist.

          • JmThms

            ‘I Hate Fascists’, you haven’t articulated one single valid point yet. Hence my criticism of your lack of knowledge and critical thinking.

          • JmThms

            Colin Powell voted for and supports Obama because HE LOOKS LIKE HIM!! Powell ostensibly was much like McCain – a moderate Republican with a military background and perspective. But with the Obama election in 2008 Powell showed his true colors! (no pun intended). Powell is a living lie! I lost a lot of respect for him (not all respect given his military service). He isn’t even intellectually honest enough to admit why he supports Obama. Just the mere fact that he didn’t support a supposed ideological brother to vote for someone of his skin color is proof enough. Otherwise, why would a Republican cross over and vote for a fricken socialist?

          • CentralScruntinizer

            Powell’s closest associates like Col. Larry Wilkerson indicated at the time that Powell supported Obama due to concerns that McCain had tacked hard right to pander to the GOP base; was very rash in his decision making, and had been unpredictable under pressure on the Armed Services and Foreign relations committee when Powell had dealt with him during his stints as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, National Security Advisor and Sec’y of State.

            But if you want to make it a racial issue, it’s not likely anyone is ever going to talk you out of that.

          • Juan Motie

            There is no greater hate, intolerance, lack of compassion and/or anger and discontent than what is on display every day by the democrats AKA liberal fascist.

          • skyguy51

            No wonder liberals want gun control, most of them do appear rather unstable. I wouldn’t trust some of them with a butter knife, left alone a firearm

          • rdgeorge

            You are the sterotypical left wing fighter of ‘hate’. You seem to operate from the central premise that everyone who disagrees with you politically is therefore evil. This then justifies you being … errr, the most nasty, hateful, spiteful person posting here.
            I always find it odd that you never look in the mirror and see your face contorted with fury and hatred and ask yourself ‘am I any different from those I claim to be opposed to’?.
            People who genuinely do work for tolerance and acceptance need to be tolerant and accepting themselves, otherwise they are the problem not the solution.
            Incidentally fascism was the method of government widely accepted to be that derived by Mussolini who was a Socialist scholar and indeed described Facism as a form of National Socialism. A forerunner to that other delightful National Socialist adventure, Nazism. So I agree with you ‘I hate facissts’ that I hate facism too and many, many other tenants of left wing ideology.

          • JmThms

            Who thinks all those things? Again I have to criticize your ignorance, most likely from a failure of basic critical thinking. I am right-of-center and I don’t accuse Obama of being an ‘African’ nor a Muslim. Nor do i ‘persecute’ gays, Mexicans, Muslims, or women. Nor do I deny ‘climate change’ (the climate is continually changing, e.g ice age cycles. I don’t even deny human caused climatic change (I can’t argue with PHD climatologists). Its the liberal politicization of ‘climate science’ that I object to.) Nor do I deny biological evolution. Nor do I believe Obamacare is about ‘death panels’, although there has to be rationing in such a system. And the Putin remark must be from Mars! IT IS THE FACT THAT YOU AND THOSE LIKE YOU, WHO DISPLAY SUCH LACK OF CRITICAL THINKING AND SUCH IGNORANCE, THAT IS THE REAL ISSUE HERE.

          • I Hate Fascists

            Well you sound like a liberal then! You are in a heap of trouble bro. These little right wingers can be vicious. Is Palin from Mars? I thought she was from Alaska, but yeah, I guess she could see Russia from Mars if she used a telescope. You must be an expert in critical thinking because you say critical thinking a lot. I’ll have to try it sometime. Can you give me an example?

          • freeinaz

            Touche’

          • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

            “sweetie”? Very very few Liberals think Bush II (or another gov’t party) manufactured 9-11. Listen to Coast to Coast…..is Alex Jones a Liberal?

          • John Daly

            Cupcake, ANYONE who thinks Bush committed the 9/11 attacks is a moron. I don’t care what their stances on any other issues are.

          • Joseph Kool

            Don’t you have a whale to save or something?

          • JmThms

            “Why is Jones any different from Bachmann and the other major thinkers?”…. These sorts of statements, and the lack of critical thinking that they illustrate, are why we criticize you here in this forum.

        • Joseph Kool

          Shutup stupid

    • Switchlight13

      I hate Communists.

      • Iowa48

        No real difference between communism and fascism, as they are merely variations on the theme of creating an elitist oligarchy based on the enslavement of workers to support the privileged apparatchiks and nomenklatura, ala the failed Eastern Bloc’s Politburo. Tyranny is still tyranny, whatever the label. I would recommend that you refrain from capitalizing the word “communist,” as they do not believe in capitalism and are probably offended when you capitalize them. Same with obama.

        • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

          how does Obama not believe in Capitalism when he implemented Bush II’s TARP to rescue two American instuitutions, GM and Chrysler. Are you an O’Reilly *premium* member?

          • Iowa48

            OMG can you prove yourself anymore ignorant and uninformed. O’Reilly actually supported TARP and thinks that the bailouts of GM and Chrysler were good things. All of the bailouts are the complete antithesis of capitalism, and constitute government control and manipulation of the market place, mirroring fascism and communism. Maybe you could actually read and try to inform yourself before you post.

          • John Daly

            I’m confident Phil will accept the challenge you laid out for him in the first sentence. ;)

          • Juan Motie

            And don’t forget o’reilly is also in favor of more “gun control” and more government regulation of private industry. The fact that the liberal fascist don’t know these things about o’reilly is proof positive of how ill-informed and moronic they are, once again just regurgitating talking points from their lords and masters in the demonic democrat party AKA the liberal fascist party.

      • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

        Me too. I can’t stand those 17 people.

    • Juan Motie

      If you “hate fascist” you must be really hating yourself. Only a fascist in the mold og hitler would favor taking guns away from law abiding citizens. BTW, where was your outrage when your fascist heros bubba clinton and janet “kill ‘em all” reno were killinf men, women and lots of children at Waco?

      • John Daly

        I fairness, Juan, I’m pretty sure “I Hate Fascists” is just a teenager. I probably didn’t know what the word meant when I was his age either. On the other hand, I didn’t pretend to know such things either.

    • JmThms

      How about liberal fascists? Come on and admit it. You hate conservatives. You just aren’t intellectually honest enough to admit it.

  • Venter

    The Gun debate is very depressing . The poor people in Sandy Hook mourning the loss of a child , friend, neighbor, teacher must see through this whole Rahm Emanual crisis. It is a shame because all the good people in America and all the law biding gun owners feel so bad for the people in Sandy Hook, Colorado, Hood, to name a FEW. With the amount of guns legally registered in the U.S.A. you would think these events would be happening every day however murders are down. Gun owners have their guns in lock boxes and are not out shooting up schools. There are millions of millions of guns out there Piers Morgan we don;t need your help.
    All that I am hearing is that we go after legal gun owners. What about all the illegal guns or is it illegal to use the word “ILLEGAL”
    The shootings that have taken place could not have been stopped and we all know that. People who are insanely/sane will find a way to do harm
    The well PROTECTED LIBERALS in Washington, Hollywood,The Media are all ready to blame the guns and owners, IF they were sincere they would be lining up at the police stations turning in their guns and body guards,

    COULD this be a cover up to keep America’s fiscal woes, Bengazi, Hurricane Sandy, Obamacare , and taxes that took place with American’s first 2013 paychecks out of the news.????? How SAD, Sandy could be Obama’s new lucky word.

  • Switchlight13

    Biden Gun Grab Task Force: How are the A Holes in the white house going to know about a “private sale” of a gun & enforce a background check? That’s one law if it comes in effect everyone should ignore. Civil disobedience and jury nullification.

  • Bob

    I’m just disappointed the White House doesn’t want to deport him.

    • EdR

      Never happen, he is one of their own, with an English accent.