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The King of Both Siderism thinks it is high time to get political about gun violence.

I completely agree.


One big step in the right direction might be for Matthew Dowd to travel back in time a year or so and use his privileged position as ABC News' chief political analyst to pimp-slap the ever-loving shit out of any of his colleagues with a media platform who were playing the game of "Both Side Do It -- Disrupt! -- End The K'rupt Duopoly" between a political party that is a wholly owned subsidiary of the fucking NRA (from the NYT, 04/28/17) --
Trump Tells N.R.A. Convention, ‘I Am Going to Come Through for You’

ATLANTA — President Trump received a thunderous welcome from thousands of gun lovers as he appeared here on Friday at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention to thank the group for its unwavering support of his presidential campaign.

A supporter of restrictions on guns before he entered politics, Mr. Trump became a fierce champion of gun rights during his bid for the White House, earning early backing — and $30 million in campaign support — from the powerful lobbying group.

“Only one candidate in the general election came to speak to you, and that candidate is now the president of the United States, standing before you,” Mr. Trump said. “You came through for me, and I am going to come through for you.”...
-- and a political party that is not the wholly owned subsidiary of the fucking NRA.

Of course there are risks. 

For example, the Butterfly Effect that may arise from Present Matthew Dowd blocking Yesterday Matthew Dowd on Twitter for suggesting that we can't just love, love, love the NRA away and that waiting around for the Party of Moloch to "evolve" on this issue is insane may cause the space-time continuum to cough up a hairball and Mr. Dowd to vanish in a temporal paradox fart.

But I am willing to risk it.