Did you ever find yourself saying something stupid and it was too late? It had already slipped out. You then look for a way to talk your way out of it before others realize how nuts your remark was? I know I have countless times. That's the beauty of the do-over. If you're given the chance down the road to correct it, you take it.
Not so much with Colorado Republican State Senator Bernie Herpin. He made a statement that was as outrageous as a Ph D after Sarah Palin's name. And when called upon to think it over and see if he hadn't misspoken, the senator tried to justify his stand, digging the hole he stood in deeper and deeper.
Here you go. Watch how Sen. Herpin goes from outrageous to total moron, right in front of your eyes:
Now giving the Senator the benefit of the doubt -- his ignorance, not his intelligence -- I am once again amazed at how little intellect it takes to get elected to office.
So according to the Senator, the fact that the Aurora shooter's gun jammed after 70+ bullets is somehow a good thing. I'd have thought it was a good thing if he never had a gun in the first place. But allowing for the Second Amendment arguments, perhaps if he had to stop and reload 6 or 7 times with a 10 bullet magazine there would have been enough time for some of the victims, wounded or dead, to have reached some sort of safety.
When you put your faith in something going wrong, the gun jamming, instead of something working right, limited bullet clips, then you're as looney as the Tunes.
The lesson here is that we all need to vet our candidates much better than we have. Look at Congress with a 9% approval rating. Yet how many of you are willing to vote out those phonies who you see are not doing your bidding?
Colorado, here's hoping you don't return the madman to your assembly. And boot out his supporters as well. This man is dangerous to you and your health. Perhaps if he had a loved one in the theater that day, he'd have a different story.
Let's cut down on wackadoos like Senator Herpin. Some bozo's will slip through the cracks, but lets start asking the candidates real questions and demand real answers in return -- not just their talking points.