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by Randi Rhodes posted Apr 10 2013 5:59PM

A group of Senators have reached a bipartisan deal on background checks. I guess we’ll soon find out if it is possible to prevent killings without inconveniencing folks who live 30 miles outside of town. The deal will expand gun background checks to all commercial sales—whether at gun shows, over the Internet or in any sale involving paid advertising. But the important question is “What does it not cover?”—because you know that’s the first question gun buyers will ask. 

Under the proposal, sales within a family would be exempt from background checks. That’s a pretty big exemption when you’re talking about a group of people who have been marrying their first cousins for hundreds of years. I suspect that every white person from Pensacola to Pennsylvania is related on some level... or at least they soon will be for purposes of this bill. 

Ted Nugent is speaking out again. Ted, please—nobody is listening, except for a handful of gun lunatics... oh, and the Secret Service. Ted doubled down on his previous “dead or in jail” comments. Now Ted attacked those who mocked him for saying, as he put it, “if this America-hater, if this freedom-hater, if this enemy of America becomes the president again I’ll either be dead or in jail.” Well Ted, it happened, and you’re still alive and free. So who was right? Heck, not only are you still breathing and free now that Obama is reelected, you also have better access to healthcare under Obamacare. This has been a veritable bonanza for you!

An audio tape has surfaced of Mitch McConnell and his advisors discussing plans to attack potential opponent Ashley Judd for being treated for depression two decades ago. Now he’s responding in a way that depresses everybody. Mitch told reporters “As you know last month, my wife’s ethnicity was attacked by a left-wing group in Kentucky, and then apparently they also bugged my headquarters.” OMG! Mitch, if you like playing the victim this much, you should have worn a crown of thorns. 

McConnell at several points referred to the supposed bugging—which he completely made up—as “Nixonian.” You know what else Nixon did, Mitch? He lied a lot. Mitch flat out said “They were bugging our headquarters, a quite Nixonian move.” The thing I love about this is that now Republicans are using “Nixonian” as an insult. Maybe in a few years, future Republicans will attack their opponents for being “Mitch McConnell-like.”

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