Wed, 13 February 2013
The President delivered his State of the Union address last night. But also, Marco Rubio drank some water in a funny way! And I don't blame anybody for focusing on that. In fact, to prove the point, I focused on it a bit, myself! Greg Dworkin reminded us that the President actually said things worth paying attention to last night, including of course, his insistence that the victims of gun violence in this country deserve a vote on proposals to bring that violence under some control. The newfangled dial-testing showed the President gaining ground, approval-wise, across the board. Then, a further examination of the parallels between the availability of non-lethal weaponry to an increasingly aggressive police force, and the availability of low-risk strike capability to an increasingly aggressive national security complex. Plus more side discussion about the increasing disparity in the way even aggressive police forces treat 2nd Amendment protest versus 1st Amendment protest. Then Armando joined the discussion for a further look into where we've gone on national security since the post-Watergate revolution. Finally, we wrap up with a brief #GunFAIL update, and the absurd notion entertained among gun rights conservatives that somehow, the Founders never experienced such accidents.