Following a tragedy, the decent thing to do is offer sympathy to the victims and their families, but that ain’t the liberal way. Democrats are furious when Republicans offer thoughts and prayers after a mass shooting because according to them the proper response is to exploit the dead to advance a gun control agenda.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo reacted to the Thousand Oaks shooting by mocking people of faith for offering condolences. Presumably, this was part of the “real news” CNN claims they are famous for.
On Wednesday night, a troubled former Marine opened fire in a Thousand Oaks, CA country bar, killing 12 people before taking his own life. This mass shooting was inconvenient for the liberal gun control push because it happened in gun-controlled California and didn’t involve a scary-looking “assault rifle.”
Luckily for the liberal cause, Chris Cuomo found a way to stoke some outrage by going after the faithful. On his show Thursday night, Cuomo scraped the bottom of the barrel.
“We can’t even have a conversation! The only consensus there is, is in a canard and here it is: First, ‘I would like to offer thoughts and prayers’ because that’s what you do when you offer thought and prayers,” said Cuomo with a look of pure disgust on his face.
Then things go completely off the rails as Cuomo slams people of faith, accusing them of mocking the dead.
“You mock those who lost loved ones, because if you gave it any thought at all you would never walk away from any of these without figuring out a better way to deal with them,” Cuomo said.
It’s unclear why Cuomo has his own TV show. His communications skills are severely lacking. What he’s trying to say here is that by offering thoughts and prayers, people are horrible unless they also dance on the graves of the dead to attack the Constitutionally-protected right of gun ownership.
Somehow this horrible sentiment got much worse.
“And prayer? You think leaving it to God is the answer?” Cuomo asked sarcastically.
Well yeah, that’s the whole point of religion, isn’t it?
“We pray for strength, we pray for wisdom, for resolve. We clearly don’t want to act on any of those here, so what are you praying for?” Cuomo mocked.
This guy keeps getting worse and worse. Not only does he dismiss thoughts and prayers, but he is also saying that prayer is useless.
In all fairness, Cuomo never specifically calls out Christians by name, just people of faith. However, we never see Muslims or Scientologists offering thoughts and prayers after a mass shooting, this usually comes from Christian Republicans. It’s not a stretch to say Cuomo is attacking those of the Christian faith here.
If you thought Cuomo was going to pull it back and try to make this rant slightly less offensive, you obviously don’t know how truly despicable the left is. Next, Cuomo engages in a fantasy of children and puppies being slaughtered.
“What would it take? How about a stadium full of children of the most influential people in our society, also holding puppies? What if they were all shot and killed? Would we act?” Cuomo asked.
Immediately following this, Cuomo demonstrated how disturbingly deranged he is by proclaiming his bizarre death fantasy to be 100% plausible.
“‘Oh, don’t be ridiculous.’ Is it? Is it ridiculous? More ridiculous than doing nothing?” Cuomo said.
Yes, without question a stadium full of influential children holding puppies getting shot to death is more ridiculous than respecting the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution. This isn’t really an apples-to-apples comparison, but definitely, Cuomo wishing for the mass killing of kids and puppies is more ridiculous than anything else anyone could possibly conceive.
At no point during this tirade does Cuomo ever offer solutions to mass shootings, just his claim that “we” have to do something about them. He wasn’t trying to solve a problem, liberals never do. He simply wanted to use his forum to bad mouth people of faith and push the leftist gun control agenda.