“Progressives” live in the past. The Democrats’ idiotic and counterproductive politics of nostalgia was on display again this week, when a gang of Congressmen actually staged a sit-in hone the floor of the House.
This is the behavior Americans have, unfortunately, come to expect from spoiled college students since the 1960s. Seeing so-called adults, particularly their elected representatives, indulging in this behavior is galling.
As Conservative Tribune reports, these House Democrats staged this “sit in” because they “wanted a vote on a blanket ban on firearms sales to any individual on the terror watch lists, with no due process or recourse for those individuals wrongly placed on the lists.”
On Facebook, Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy called out his fellow Congressmen, in a post that attracted thousands of “likes”:
Democrat members are certainly free to stage a sit-in and shut down House floor activities as they have done. What would be infinitely more productive would be asking this administration and the Department of Justice in particular why prosecutions of current gun law violations has decreased under their watch.
“There are already broad categories of persons prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition and those lists go largely without prosecution.
“Now House Democrats are asking for yet another list of persons — this time without any due process rights — so this administration can fail to enforce that list of laws too. How does that make us safer?”
Of course, the answer is obvious: It doesn’t. But the stunt did get these virtue signalling Democrats lots of media attention, which was surely the real point.
Source: Conservative Tribune