AOC blames NRA for New Zealand Massacre
Alexandria Ocasio Cortez had a reaction to the murders of 49 people in New Zealand. And it was in keeping with her lack of smarts: she blamed the NRA, and denigrated people of faith. Her words were typical …but even normal bartenders are more compassionate than AOC.
(“Thoughts and prayers” is reference to the NRA’s phrase used to deflect conversation away from policy change during tragedies. Not directed to PM Ardern, who I greatly admire.)— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 15, 2019
“Thoughts and prayers” have absolutely nothing whatever to do with the NRA. But liberals like AOC always mock people who attempt to comfort people with those words.
Dana Loesch tried to tell her what the phrase was really all about, but of course, she’s too “smart” and the words probably rolled right on through that empty space.
Pretty sure thoughts and prayers isn’t anyone’s phrase, and prayer especially (which you mocked earlier after what happened in a house of prayer?) is a real action, a petition to, a conversation with, God — in this case, to request protection, comfort for those suffering.— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) March 15, 2019
Others took her to task as well:
How do you sleep at night. Such a political opportunist partisan hack. Sorry, truth hurts.— Bryce Miller (@force4good3) March 15, 2019
She probably sleeps fine at night because she’s oblivious to anything except her own agenda.
Thoughts and prayers is usually a sincere way to express our common sadness and hope for a small comfort to those effected. But you, here, use this terrible moment for a political purpose. Congratulations, you are officially just a politician with an agenda.— KBH (@her09266324) March 15, 2019
This one was one of the best responses:
Uncomfortable facts @AOC:— Lisa Scherr (@BBUMH) March 15, 2019
NRA, not found in NZ, has no such phrase.
NZ’s highly strict gun control laws did nothing to prevent attack.
And that is the bottom line here. The NRA doesn’t exist in that nation. And if we want to express our heartfelt sympathy by saying “thoughts and prayers” for a tragedy we can do it. There are reportedly 250,000 licensed firearm owners in New Zealand, but access to semi-automatic and automatic firearms is restricted.
“Several different categories of licenses are permitted, with the lowest one permitting access to restricted semi-automatic rifles and shotguns, with limited capacity, while the higher levels which permit fully automatic weaponry and pistols are rarely issued to civilians.” wikipedia
Ocasio-Cortez wasn’t the only person who turned a tragedy into a political football, but she is so anti-faith that she sounded like a total moron.