Saturday, February 24, 2018

Parkland Student: 'We Should Call AR-15s Marco Rubio'

A Florida high school student who survived last week's mass shooting took to social media on Friday to slam Senator Marco Rubio for accepting donations from the National Rifle Association (NRA). Sarah Chadwick, a junior student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, tweeted a clever jab at Rubio, who reportedly received two donations of $4,950 from the lobbying group during his previous campaigns.



Thanks to ClownShack for initially posting this link as a comment.

#1 | Posted by Hans at 2018-02-24 12:55 PM

Yep: Sarah Chadwick is my new hero.

#2 | Posted by Hans at 2018-02-24 12:59 PM


#3 | Posted by RevDarko at 2018-02-24 01:00 PM

I was going to name a few dish for Rubio, something made from spineless invertebrates, but this seems better.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-24 01:28 PM

... "We should change the names of AR-15s to 'Marco Rubio' because they are so easy to buy," Chadwick wrote. ...

I've seen commentators from both sides of the aisle mention the potentially long-term lasting effect of these kids upon the gun violence debate, partially because they are so social-media savvy.

Sarah Chadwick's comment has the potential to leave a mark.

When I see the governor of Florida distancing himself (albeit, ever so slightly) from both Pres Trump and the NRA, I suspect that something may be changing.

Or it could be just due to his upcoming Senate run.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-02-24 01:40 PM

I prefer a rhyme for the AR-15 to honor Marco.

MR cha-ching

#6 | Posted by bored at 2018-02-24 02:07 PM

tweeted a clever jab at Rubio

It seems the bar for "clever" has sunk to new lows.

#7 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-02-24 02:26 PM

If anything. This should be a blatant wake up call for America. Our politicians are owned by special interests and have no concern for their constituents.

Ideally. In a healthy society we would vote out politicians who don't have our best interests at heart.

Unfortunately. Politics has become a team sport and people defend their team no matter what their team does.

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-02-24 03:14 PM

Yeah Clown, all us Democrats stood up for Al Franken didn't we?

#9 | Posted by danni at 2018-02-24 06:14 PM

Yeah Clown, all us Democrats stood up for Al Franken didn't we?
#9 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2018-02-24 06:14 PM | FLAG:

Actually, no, you didn't.

#10 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-02-24 06:22 PM

IIRC, Bill Maher was the only one willing to publicly rebuke the ire against Franken. Everyone else suggested, "Yeah, he should set the bar for the Dems and resign. It's best for the party."

------- pathetic.

#11 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-02-24 06:23 PM

That clown is gonna have a helluva time getting re-elected!

#12 | Posted by e1g1 at 2018-02-24 06:43 PM

That clown is gonna have a helluva time getting re-elected!
#12 | POSTED BY E1G1

No need to be so dramatic - unless you're serious lol.
Marco Rubio's political career will be fine, if he wants to continue representing Florida in the senate he can likely do so until he's Bill Nelson's age.

#13 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-02-24 07:03 PM

These "kids" don't have the problem that traditional lefties have of being too verbose. They learned to communicate with each other in 140 characters which is much more effective in motivating people than trying to persuade them on an "intellectual" level. They also have vast networks interconnecting them. My kids (grown now) grew up with the internet and have friends all over the country (and even all over the world). They don't buy into the old left-right paradigm. They are more idealistic in their goals, but also more pragmatic in their actions. They are the largest generation since the Baby-Boomers and many of them will be able to start voting this year. They are also less likely to tire of the issue because they are the ones with their lives on the line.

#14 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-02-25 11:18 AM


Democrats are a bunch of opportunists jockeying for a political lead that Sanders owns by public consensus. The bandwagoning on the lynching of Franken demonstrates the headless state of the Democratic chicken and how similar they truly are to republicans.

#15 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-02-25 12:03 PM

Marco Rubio's political career will be fine,

I hope not. But if so. It just points out the gross stupidity of republicans.

You have a politician who basically admitted he's available to be bought.

If team Republicans are dumb enough to vote for him again then they're getting a person who doesn't have anyone's interests in mind other than those of the people who pay him.

You ------- idiots want this whore to be president? Pathetic.

#16 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-02-25 01:50 PM

Yeah Clown, all us Democrats stood up for Al Franken didn't we?


What I wrote wasn't personal. But you can't turn a blind eye to the fact that some democrats are also getting paid to push an agenda.

As for Franken. I wish democrats had done more to allow him to present his side of the story in front of an ethics committee.

#17 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-02-25 01:55 PM

Senator Rubio danced around the issue of taking donations from the NRA, but he signaled some willingness to support gun-control.

Not sure name calling will be the proper motivation. Of course, if it catches on, the Senator will have to make some public statement as to his intentions.

This is uncharted territory. Time will tell.

#18 | Posted by GeorgeJefferson at 2018-02-25 09:25 PM

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