Charlie Pierce, an Esquire political blogger, teed off on the Republican party when speaking about the Oregon shooting on MSNBC. He said what most Americans have been thinking for several years, the Republicans are “completely insane.” He was stern and unapologetic in denouncing the insane party.

[I]t’s the party that, when we have mine disasters, blocks mine regulations. It’s the party that says when we want to fix our roads, you can’t have an infrastructure bill, you can’t raise the gas tax. It’s the party that when some people have floods, like New Jersey, marks Chris Christie as lousy when he especially accepts help from the federal government and we have the same which has somewhere between 300 and 600 people running for president, none of whom will do anything about the problem of mass shootings in America.

Pierce added that he’s “politicizing the hell out of this, and I don’t care.” He has a point. There’s a certain time when enough is enough, and now is that time.


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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced