The NRA has succeeded in killing the nomination of a highly-qualified doctor, Vivek Murthy, to be surgeon general because he stated the obvious — gun violence is a public health issue. And today is Saturday. Obama can’t even get him through the Senate with a simple majority because so many Dems are scared of the gun nuts. I guess when Harry Reid changed the filibuster rules on nominations, he forgot to check that the members of his caucus had balls.
Instead of focusing their outrage at a fine nominee being trashed and scuttled just because the NRA wants to raise money and demonstrate their disproportionate power, what has America up in arms, as it were, today? That Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are on the cover of Vogue.