They’re on, they’re off, who knows what Comrade Stupid and his gun expert Junior Mints are really thinking? Haha, trick question! What’s in it for them is always the answer to that question!
The WaPo tells us that the Republicans are so desperate to do nothing that Prznint Stupid now wants to identify potential mass shooters based on behavioral indicators, rather than just make it harder for people to get guns.
“The proposal is part of a larger initiative to establish a new agency called the Health Advanced Research Projects Agency or HARPA, which would sit inside the Health and Human Services Department. Its director would be appointed by the president, and the agency would have a separate budget, according to three people with knowledge of conversations around the plan…”
“The Suzanne Wright Foundation re-approached the administration last week and proposed that HARPA include a “Safe Home” — “Stopping Aberrant Fatal Events by Helping Overcome Mental Extremes” — project. Officials discussed the proposal at the White House last week, said two people familiar with the discussions. These people and others spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the conversations.”
If it has a cool acronym like SAFEHOME, Stupid will be all over it, except it has too many letters and he’ll eff-it-up, bigly.
Kreskin you do not have to be to know how Hair Füror will use potential thought crimes on his enemies. And besides, Republicans hate identity politics? Haha, I jest!
So where does that leave us?
I spoke with the White House today. They have not walked away from improving background checks. I am skeptical we can reach consensus but I’m willing to stay at the table over next few weeks. Maybe I’m a fool for trying but stakes are too high.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 22, 2019