It seems that the Republican Party is very successful in alienating the majority of Americans.
The latest example is the statement by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, one of the most notorious tea partyers. He said President Obama used the Newtown parents as pawns in the gun debate.
Pawns? These people lost their children to a horrific act of gun violence. They had every right to go to Congress and plead their case for background checks.
In a display of greed, fear and cowardice, the majority of Republicans and four Democrat senators allowed themselves to be pushed around by the NRA and voted against background checks. They are the real pawns.
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