With his announcement on Monday that he’s running for president, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) pushed the number of candidates in the race to a cool 18 Democrats. And that’s not even counting Joe Biden, who hasn’t actually declared yet. Swalwell, known for putting his mug on television nearly as much as fellow anti-Trump conspirator Adam Schiff, made his announcement in true Swalwell fashion – in an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
“I’m running for president of the United States,” Swalwell said. “It’s official. Boy, did it feel good to say that.”
Swalwell, whose chances of success are somewhere in Marianne Williamson territory, was described by The New York Times as a “frequent guest on cable news shows, often discussing the Intelligence Committee’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.”
However, anti-Trump conspiracy theories will not form the backbone of his campaign. He’s running as Mr. Gun Control, hoping that he can piece together some remnants of the manufactured enthusiasm that sparked and waned in the aftermath of the Parkland, FL shooting last year. Indeed, his first major campaign event will be a town hall in Florida, which he put together with Cameron Kasky – aka the Parkland survivor who isn’t David Hogg or Emma Gonzalez.
“I’ve talked to kids who sit in their classroom afraid that they’ll be the next victim of gun violence,” he said on Colbert’s show. “And they see Washington doing nothing about it after the moments of silence, and they see lawmakers who love their guns more than they love our kids.”
Seriously? Instead of going on a crusade against the Second Amendment so that these kids can feel safe in the classroom, Swalwell should go on a crusade for truth and statistical sanity. Fact is, these kids are more likely to die in an Islamic terrorist attack than they are in a school shooting, and their chances of dying in one of those is astronomically slim. It’s turning into just another SCARE FACTOR in our culture, much the way schoolchildren in the 1950s hid under their desks to prepare for the Big Bomb.
Speaking of which…
Not that long ago, Swalwell got so incensed about Twitter users informing him that they would not hand their weapons over even if there was a national confiscation order, he reminded the public that the “U.S. has nukes.” In other words, this is a guy who has at least toyed with the idea of NUKING THE UNITED STATES if he can’t get control of all the guns.
Oh yes, let’s put this man of sound judgment in the White House, ASAP.
Where do the Democrats find these idiots?