Politicians love to pretend they stand for “life”. Isn’t it cute? What is even better is when they stand up for the lives of the innocent and defenseless. Unfortunately for Tim Murphy (R-PA), it turns out when he thought his mistress was pregnant, he encouraged her to get an abortion. All this happened while he was co-sponsoring a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
In other news, NBC’s Chuck Todd is wondering when is the time to talk about gun violence. It will never be time, because gun violence isn’t the issue. Considering that most deaths where guns are involved are suicides, it is clear that the gun isn’t the problem. There is something wrong with the entire culture that glamorizes death and doesn’t value life. Video games, movies, music… these are symptoms of a culture that is sick itself. Laws can’t solve this problem.