Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Guns; racism.]

"I urge our president to use caution when attacking clearly defined absolutes in favor of his principles. When absolutes are abandoned for principles, the U.S. Constitution becomes a blank slate for anyone's graffiti."—Wayne LaPierre, executive director of the National Rifle Association and professional jackass, in response to President Obama having said in his inaugural address that USians should not "mistake absolutism for principle," despite the fact that the President only obliquely referred to gun reform by saying: "Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia, to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for and cherished and always safe from harm," which obviously entails much more than preventing gun death, as his address made abundantly clear.

Aside from the fact that LaPierre is a rank liar and a tedious hyperbolist, I wonder how many of our white presidents have been accused of spraying "graffiti" on the Constitution.

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