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Samantha Bee On GOP: They're Actually 'Praying' For NRA Money

When you see it, it's obvious. Republican politicians' "thoughts and prayers" are for NRA campaign donations.
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Last night's Full Frontal went full on against the Republican Party and their love affair with the NRA: "Look, I would love to not talk about gun massacres but we can’t ignore them. That’s Congress’ job.”

About the whole "thoughts and prayers" mantra offered by Republicans? “I’m sorry, but unless you’re praying to the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl and these mass shootings are human sacrifices, your thoughts and prayers are not working,” she said. “Now, I don’t want to belittle the devout beliefs of Second Amendment enthusiasts. We all know God wants us to have guns. He says it right there in the Nine Commandments. But ‘thoughts and prayers’ are not a substitute for action. And pretty much all Americans want action on this.”

Extra Kudos to Sam Bee's writing team for calling NRA spokesbabe Dana Loesch, “scary Selena Gomez."

She ends the block with an actual gospel choir singing:

Oh Lord, we pray.
One day we’ll do more than pray.
What if we did something in addition to praying?
Like seriously, literally anything!

But mostly, God, I’m talking about legislating.
Oh, awesome Father, you’ve given us so much power.
You’ve given us the faith to make mountains cower.
But can faith pass a universal background check law?

Lyric transcript via Patheos


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