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Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 in Crime, Guest Contributor, Politics | 13 comments

Matt Drudge Tweets Rain in D.C. ‘Tears From Founders’ Over Obama’s Proposed Gun Control Measures

SMH:  More right wing BS. Matt Drudge, founder of the Drudge Report, tweeted that the cold rain in Washington D.C. was “tears from Founders above” as President Obama is set to unveil proposals to reduce gun violence. What a load of crap.

This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.

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  • The_Ohioan

    He may be right that the Founders (must that be capitalized?)are crying, but it’s not about what he thinks it’s about.

  • zephyr

    These people invoke the founders but don’t seem to have the first clue about who they were and what they were doing. The problems we face are real (and of our own making) but rightwing America seems intent on NOT grasping the causes and effects – thus making the problems worse. Both the GOP and the NRA are bound and determined to arm their supporters with more fear and more ignorance. Those are their true weapons of choice.

  • slamfu

    You want access to more guns, join the Army. I mean, our “well regulated militia”. But that doesn’t make sense, because our right to bear arms “shall not be infringed” right? Wait a minute, are you telling me that the two exclusive ideas of well regulated and not infringed appear in the same sentence about the same topic?

    Can we just admit the 2nd amendment is a horrendously poorly written sentence, bring a little modern light to bear on the topic, and adjust like adults?

  • ordinarysparrow

    I just shared this link on Joe’s page…and should of shared it here instead..

    So much for the Founding Father’s tears…
    The Second Amendment was ratified to preserve slavery.

  • sheknows

    That’s the thing about tweets and our ever rapidly increasing communication. You can just vomit out whatever you like without having to actually think about it beforehand.
    There are literally hundreds of similiar tweets, blurbs, blogs, and facebook entries saying the same thing.
    Who cares what the founder of the Begrudge Report says. Idiots all!!

  • The_Ohioan


    Very interesting article. Other articles abound with backgrounds on what was being discussed at the time the phrase was settled on. Justice Scalia has the last word, so far, in Heller that the right to own a gun to defend yourself is secure, but that doesn’t extend to just any weapon, only what is necessary for personal defense. It specifically says military type weapons are not included.

  • ordinarysparrow

    Ohioan whenever they parade the “FOUNDING FATHERS” as sacred text, then suggest the FF’s were infallible in their lives and what they wrote i find it absurd to say the least….

    Flash to 2013— If any country in the world had the human rights violations that occurred with the “FOUNDING FATHERS” today, they would be on ridiculed and on every human rights watch…

    I honor them as progressive leaders of their time…but all these years later… we have long left them behind when it comes to our culture’s needs and hope for an evolving consciousness.

    Fundamentalist are fundamentalist, they are fear driven folks, and going to cherry pick the Constitution to support their defiance and separation rather than the intent of the law which was to live into a united people and nation… nothing new….

  • brcarthey

    maybe those “tears from Founders above” were tears of joy and relief that some reasonable and common-sense solutions are being presented for guns finally after so many years.

  • Jim Satterfield

    I don’t know if I think this way because of my ongoing fondness for science fiction but more than a few times when I hear people invoke the Founding Fathers I picture having a time machine in order to present them with an audio-visual recording of modern weaponry and the vast differences between then and now interspersed with how their words have been interpreted. Think there’d be some shock and desire for some rewrites?

    • DR. CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTÉS, Managing Editor of TMV, and Columnist

      “time machine” … great image Jim… It is interesting that even in ancient times, it seems, people cared about time and understood it as– then, and now, and not yet. Effectively planning for ‘not yet’ in the now, was even beyond the gods.

  • Jim, I think the printing press advanced a little since then also, should we nullify the first amendment now?

  • Jim Satterfield

    Bad attempt at an analogy, Prof.

  • No Jim, it’s not. The constitution was about people and purpose, not technology. It’s disingenuous to pretend that they thought technology wouldn’t advance.

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