“A US congressman has posted a Christmas picture of himself and what appears to be his family, smiling and posing with an assortment of guns, just days after four teenagers were killed in a shooting at a high school in Michigan.
Thomas Massie of Kentucky tweeted: ‘Merry Christmas! ps. Santa, please bring ammo.’”
When politicians mail Christmas cards to their constituents or post Christmas images on Twitter, they usually take one of the following routes:
They will don nauseatingly cheesy yuletide sweaters and pose in front of a Christmas tree, hoping that the self-deprecating image will elicit votes.
They will pose in front of a nativity scene with a banner reading “Jesus is the Reason for the Season” in the background, trusting that their display of religiosity will translate into votes.
They will dress like Santa and pose in front of a sleigh laden with gifts, believing that their secular take on Xmas will appeal to voters of all religions.
Rep. Thomas Massie took a different approach, he posted a pic of himself and his family wearing shit-eating grins and brandishing assault rifles. I guess he wants to appeal to the Republican base, gun-toting fanatics.
It’s an indictment of our democracy that Massie’s Christmas image will be successful in burnishing his image.