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  • dumb.ivan dumb.ivan Dec 17, 2012 3:52 PM Flag

    Joe Scarborough that flaming liberal!!!!

    One of the most striking reactions came from the conservative ranks came Joe Scarborough, a former four-time Republican congressman who co-hosts Morning Joe on MSNBC.

    The one-time Florida congressman said the Sandy Hook tragedy hit particularly close to home, not only because he lives in Connecticut, but he has young children, one son has Asperberger's, as apparently did the gunman.

    While noting that he kept a 100% voting rating with the National Rifle Congress while in Congress, he did some soul-searching after the carnage in Connecticut.

    "Friday changed everything and it must change everything," Scarborough said somber, prepared remarks for the morning news show on Monday

    "Politicians can no longer be allowed to defend the status quo," he said. "They must instead be forced to defend our children. Parents can no longer take no for an answer from Washington when the topic turns to protecting our children."

    Scarborough linked gun violence in the United States to a "violent popular culture, a growing mental health crisis and the proliferation of combat-styled weapons."

    "I say good luck to the gun lobbyist, good luck to the Hollywood lawyer who tries to blunt the righteous anger of millions of parents by hiding behind twisted readings of our Bill of Rights," Scarborough said.

    He added that he used to view the gun control debate "as a powerful symbolic struggle between individual rights and government control,"but no longer.

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    • One of the most striking reactions came from the conservative ranks came Joe Scarborough, a former four-time Republican congressman who co-hosts Morning Joe on MSNBC.

      The one-time Florida congressman said the Sandy Hook tragedy hit particularly close to home, not only because he lives in Connecticut, but he has young children, one son has Asperberger's, as apparently did the gunman.

      While noting that he kept a 100% voting rating with the National Rifle Congress while in Congress, he did some soul-searching after the carnage in Connecticut.

      "Friday changed everything and it must change everything," Scarborough said somber, prepared remarks for the morning news show on Monday

      "Politicians can no longer be allowed to defend the status quo," he said. "They must instead be forced to defend our children. Parents can no longer take no for an answer from Washington when the topic turns to protecting our children."

      Scarborough linked gun violence in the United States to a "violent popular culture, a growing mental health crisis and the proliferation of combat-styled weapons."

      "I say good luck to the gun lobbyist, good luck to the Hollywood lawyer who tries to blunt the righteous anger of millions of parents by hiding behind twisted readings of our Bill of Rights," Scarborough said.

      He added that he used to view the gun control debate "as a powerful symbolic struggle between individual rights and government control,"but no longer.

 
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