One question mark means it’s a question. Three question marks means you’ve got to be kidding. The accusation that those Stoneman Douglas students who’ve become anti-gun activists are actually not students at all, but paid actors, is not only absurd, it’s also easily disproven. (this is a high school. A lot of the kids know each other, and their teachers know them) The Republican congresspeople making these nonsense charges were surely aware that they were nonsense. In fact, they could have had no possible reason to believe they were true. (because they weren’t)
So, the only possible explanation is that they figured saying something,
even if it was completely untrue, was better than saying nothing and
allowing the anti-gun people to have the initiative for one news cycle.
They are so invested in the ‘keep throwing shit against the wall and
some of it will stick’ tactic that they are just blurting out random
nonsense, and they know their base will forgive them for it and
the rest of the people never expected any better of them anyway.
They are liars and slanderers who are not above spitting on the
graves of dead children, if it keeps reasonable gun legislation from being passed and keeps their bribes from the NRA rolling in.
I suppose it’s a good sign. It means they are running out of arguments.
They said “this is not the time to talk about it,” and everybody
else said “Yes, it is.” They said “It’s really a mental health issue”
and everybody else said “O.K., let’s talk about mental health. We’re against
mentally ill people being able to buy guns. How about you?”
They said “Let’s arm the teachers” and everybody else said “Jesus H. Christ
on a pogo stick, just how completely retarded are you?” So, then
they say the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High speaking out on the issue aren’t really students at all.
There is just no low so low that they won’t go there.