I’ve never had much of an opinion on Sen. Mitch McConnell. He’s not my senator, and he’s not running for any office I’m likely to vote on, so I never had an opinion of him, neither good nor bad. I knew he voted for gun rights in the past, which was good enough, but that was about it.
I have a definite opinion of him now, and much of that is because he’s stood firm against gun control in the Senate. Not that I think it would happen if he hadn’t–he’s not the only Republican in the GOP-controlled chamber, after all–but he’s made a stand anyway.
Who I don’t have a high opinion of is virtue-signaling prat Ed Stack, the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods.
How ironic that Stack is blasting McConnell for not bowing down before the altar of gun control.
Stack then took aim at Mitch McConnell who has refused to hold votes on gun control measures passed in the House. He told Business Insider, “I wish he’d have the guts to bring it to a vote. I don’t know how you can cereberally think about guns and say, ‘Yeah, we don’t need to have a background check. It’s OK.’ Basically, anybody who’s old enough can buy a gun. … It’s not a political hot button any longer. I don’t know what McConnell’s afraid of.”
McConnell has said that a gun control vote would be up to Donald Trump. He told reporters in September, “If the president is in favor of a number of things that he has discussed openly and publicly, and I know that if we pass it it’ll become law, I’ll put it on the floor.”
In other words, Stack calls it cowardice because McConnell isn’t doing what Stack wants, as per usual with the gun control clowns.
You see, they’re so sanctimonious in their belief that they’re not only right but that their opinions are also universal that they can’t imagine anyone having any reason for opposing them that’s not some moral failing. Stack things McConnell is a coward. Others think that pro-gun lawmakers are corrupt, paid for by the NRA.
It’s typical anti-gun thinking, and it’s yet another reason why there’s no point in trying to compromise with these people.
The truth is, Stack lost a third of a billion dollars for his company, and he’s pissed that despite that move, he still hasn’t accomplished anything with his effort. Cry me a river.
McConnell’s right not to waste the Senate’s time voting for legislation that wouldn’t pass anyway. Not unless he needs to make a statement by doing so, which he doesn’t with this.
Unfortunately for Stack, rights don’t just go away. He doesn’t get to take away rights because he runs a sporting good store chain. That’s got to be driving him nuts.
Either way, he doesn’t represent much more than a single vote, so here’s hoping the GOP continues to tell him to pound sand.