So we mentioned Donald Trump and the very stupid partisan tweet he made in the midst of a national tragedy as FBI and local Boston police were trying to capture the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Trump joked about ObamaCare, wondering if the injured bomber would receive coverage.
You just know that Trump was not going to be the only Republican making an off-the-mark and uncalled-for “joke.” Here’s another.
State Rep. Nate Bell (R-Mena), wrote on Twitter, “I wonder how many Boston liberals spent the night cowering in their homes wishing they had an AR-15 with a hi-capacity magazine?”
LOLOL. Get it? Now how funny is that? Are you cracking up from all this Republican humor? Yea, me neither, and neither did a whole lot of folks. Feeling the pressure to explain himself, Mr. Bell offered this “apology” on his Twitter and Facebook page;
“I would like to apologize to the people of Boston & Massachusetts for the poor timing of my tweet earlier this morning. As a staunch and unwavering supporter of the individual right to self defense, I expressed my point of view without thinking of its effect on those still in time of crisis. In hindsight, given the ongoing tragedy that is still unfolding, I regret the poor choice of timing.”
Yea, he’s apologizing for the “poor timing.” I’m not sure when would be the appropriate timing for that “joke.” Maybe if less people died in the next attack he can try his humor again.
They just can’t help themselves. It is obviously hopeless for the Republican party if the leaders cannot figure out what’s appropriate behavior or common human decency.