In biology it’s known as saprophyte: a plant, fungus, or microorganism that feeds off dead or decaying organic matter. In politics, it’s known as the Democratic Party.
As Peter Hasson of the Daily Caller notes:
The DNC on Thursday sent out an emotional email, signed by DNC chair Tom Perez, asking supporters to sign a petition telling Congress that “it’s past time to take action to address our country’s gun violence epidemic.”
Anyone who signs the petition, which requires giving the DNC your email address and zip code, is re-directed to a donation page asking for money to “help Democrats take on the gun lobby.”
Hasson goes on to write that Perez claims in his email that the NRA is somehow “blocking policies that he says would have prevented Wednesday’s shooting.” But the shooter, Nikolaus Cruz, bought his gun legally and passed a background check, so it’s anything but clear how the gun control legislation Democrats have been clamoring for would have made any difference at all had it been passed into law.
Speaking of which, Perez’s predecessor, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, also politicized the shooting, tweeting on Thursday:
AG Sessions just said we need to enforce the laws on the books today to keep guns away from criminals. We need to CHANGE laws like the one that allowed an 18yr old mentally unstable kid to legally buy an AR15 semi automatic weapon and kill 17 people.
— Debbie Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) February 15, 2018
Wasserman Schultz seems to forget that the Democrats, who have been singing this same tune for the last forty years, had control of the presidency and both houses of Congress for two solid years — 2009 to 2011. Not once during that time did she or any other Democrat push for a vote on gun control in any form.