quote:ohn David Dingell Jr. (July 8, 1926 – February 7, 2019) was an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1955 until 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, he holds the record for longest-ever serving Congressperson in American history, representing Michigan for more than 59 years.
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Re: John David Dingell Jr. (July 8, 1926 – February 7, 2019)
But he was an "evil" gun nut.
I am going by memory, but didn't he get called a lot of bad names by people on the left (during the 80s and 90s)?
It had to do with guns. The famous "jack-booted" government troops comment (about the government being the thugs) came from him.
Always remember that many heroes among the Democratic party were on the opposite side of the party member's position today.
I get amazed when I see yards with many signs covering important issues to the home owner. I will see a yard with 5 out of the 6 signs presenting messages like "Keep hate out of Nebraska", and "Everybody is welcome". Very much they are indeed genuinely moral messages covering vitally important issues. Then there will be an odd message thrown into the yard which says "guns kill".
I feel like the gun issue is massively diluting the impact of the more important issues. People will then see the messages against racial bigotry as sleazy and insincere. Just cheap "political" messaging stuff mostly unrelated to real world affairs.
Perhaps Dingell will be viewed as out-of-date on the gun issue, as so many old folks tend to be seen on a good many issues. But he was for civil rights. Yet he didn't see pro-gun folks as some anti-minority militia trooper or some Neo Nazi type of group. He saw the government as the more SS type than the pro-gun groups.
I don't like guns myself (I think the physical impact on humans is minor, but I just hate what is done to so many various animals).