52 Percent of Americans Say Sandy Hook Is Being Exploited for Political Gain






” As gun rights and gun control are debated in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting, a majority of Americans say elected officials are “exploiting” the tragedy.  The new Reason-Rupe poll finds 52 percent of Americans believe that elected officials are exploiting the tragedy for political gain, while 41 percent feel elected officials are acting responsibly.

Democrats differ sharply from independents and Republicans on the issue. Seventy-one percent of Republicans and 60 percent of independents think the tragedy is being politicized, while just 32 percent of Democrats believe so.”


   The poll contains some demographic surprises …


” Democrats, who normally count on the youth vote, may be surprised to find that 70 percent of 18-24 year-olds and 58 percent of 25-34 year-olds say “assault weapons should be allowed.” Similarly, Republicans, who usually rely upon the senior vote, will find that 57 percent of 55-64 year-olds and 61 percent of people over the age of 65 say assault weapons should be prohibited.”



   So despite a two generation stranglehold over the re-education camps called public schools held by the statist crowd it would appear that the younger generation still entertains a healthy respect for liberty .

   If it wasn’t for the fact that the GOP is indeed the “stupid party” we would say that this finding offers the party that supports liberty and freedom a great opportunity to capture the hearts and minds of a here-to-fore loyal constituency of the democrats . 

   Does anyone believe that the republican party is actually capable of capitalizing on this ? We didn’t think so . If there is a way to blow a golden opportunity the RINO party will find it .