Cameron Kasky seems to be the anti-gun golden boy these days. The 17-year-old Parkland survivor can’t even vote, but he’s held up as a reasonable voice on gun control by the anti-gun zealots.
However, it seems their golden boy lacks some basic manners or even good taste (emphasis mine):
Wednesday’s CNN town hall to promote gun control and gun grabbing was off the rails from the start. Moderator Jake Tapper sat back as the wild crowd targeted Republican Senator Marco Rubio (Fla.) with boos and jeers for basically just being there. The wildest moment allowed by Tapper was when Parkland, Florida student Cameron Kasky smeared the Senator by equating him to the shooter that killed 17 of his classmates. And Tapper thanked him for all of it.
“I’m sorry, I know I’m not supposed to do this, but I’m not going to listen to that. Senator Rubio, it’s hard to look at you and not look down the barrel on an AR-15 and not look at [the shooter], but the point is: You’re here and there are some people who are not,” Kasky spat.
After Rubio answered his question, Kasky began to browbeat him for the money the NRA donated to his campaign, basically insinuating he was being bribed. “And this is about people who are for making a difference to save us and people who are against it and prefer money. So Senator Rubio, can you tell me right now that you will not accept a single donation from the NRA in the future,” he demanded as the crowd went crazy.
When the crowd finally settled down, Kasky took a swipe at NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch who appeared in a later segment. “I wished I could have asked the NRA lady a question. I wish the NRA lady – I could have talked too because I would ask her, how she can look in the mirror, considering the fact she has children, but maybe she avoids those,” he chided.
Look, I get that Kasky and his classmates have been through hell. I can only imagine the horrors of what they experienced. However, that doesn’t excuse this kind of disrespectful dialogue where Rubio isn’t even permitted to respond. I can’t help but wonder if Kasky’s tactics are new and motivated primarily by passion, or if he has a history of trying to bully people.
Frankly, I don’t know and I’m not interested in digging to find out. Kasky, however, is quickly becoming the poster child of just how crazed the anti-gun left is.
His comments are clear. He’s not interested in debate. He’s not interested in ideas. He’s interested in pushing people to sit down, shut up, and do what he tells them to do.
At 17, he might be forgiven for that. When people are young, they often make decisions they regret later in life. But there’s a good chance Kasky won’t ever regret his words. Why? Because he’s surrounded by adults who are telling him that he’s some kind of hero for making an oh-so-very-brave stance against the NRA, a group which has never hurt a single human being.
The reality is, if Kasky and the rest of the anti-gun crusade thought for a moment that the NRA would actually turn violent, they’d never open their mouths, and we all know it. The fact that they’re so willing to yell and scream is proof that the NRA isn’t the pro-slaughter organization they claim it is.