Apologies for my earlier outburst. I was as temporarily deranged as Rush Limbaugh is permanently demented. When I heard his audio clip--a mockery of the White House at the expense of 20 slain babies--I went a trifle berserk, lurching for the keyboard. And had the despicable Limbaugh been near, I instead would have lurched for his goddamn throat. Brutal joking at any politician's expense is one thing, but joking in relation to the unfathomable slaughter of innocent children should, in my unChristian opinion, render said jokester to any available, damnable hell.
Which brings us to that sick joke called the House of Representatives. Reports Politico, to absolutely no one's surprise:
Interviews with multiple House Republicans from the Midwest and Northeast reveal almost zero appetite to vote on any sort of sweeping gun bill. In the month after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., none have brought up the issue with Speaker John Boehner. Without internal pressure from such center-right Republicans ... Boehner would seem to have little political incentive to move on guns.
Hence the reason I've written as infrequently as I have on various gun-control proposals dominating the news--for in this country, at this time, "political reality" means little more than political insanity.