So I was having this conversation with a friend the other day. I don't understand liberal politics these days. Hear me out. A year or two ago, there was a mass shooting every day according to the MSM. That's all you saw. Another crazed gunman shoots up a crowd and kills multiple people. And while people are all emotionally charged, liberals swoop in to say "see? we need more common sense gun control. No one's coming to take your guns. But we obviously need to make it harder for criminals and the mentally ill to get their hands on guns." No surprises, same story, different decade. Whatever. Fast forward to present. Someone feel free to correct me but it seems mass shootings have started to go the way of pit bull and shark attacks. Yea, if something really wild happens, we may hear about it, but otherwise it has died down significantly over the past year or so. Only after it has started to drop from media coverage have liberal politicians gone full Beto and started shouting from the mountain tops "Hell yes we're coming for your guns!" Timing seems strangely bad. Then we have Virginia. From what I've read, Bloomberg almost single-handedly put every one of those dems in office with his wallet. This shortly preceding his announcement of his intention to run for President. Now Bloomberg has enough money to buy Trump 10x over. And given the power he holds, I'd say he has a legitimate shot at winning such an election. However, I don't see how Virginia can become anything but a stain on his resume. They are catering to extremists over there, people who are voting democratic no matter what happens. His name being attached to that is not earning him any new votes. If anything, it just scares off the moderates who are generally the deciding factor in elections. Plus what does he have to gain in Virginia? Overall, I don't understand the extremism from this party anymore. At least not in its current form. With socialist programs, I at least understood the platform. I highly disagreed with it but I understood how it worked. People at lower income classes love it for obvious reasons and there are plenty of bleeding hearts higher up the food chain to give socialists programs an unfortunate fighting chance in the political world. But in my experience, there are two things in America you don't fuck with unless you are trying to scare off the moderates. Guns and abortion. Sure you can incremental gun control laws that plenty are on board for. Protect the children and all. But they've jumped straight to extremism. Why? Like I said before, this will never earn you more votes, only lose them. And that's in both directions. I truly believe the same who happen if conservatives tried to wipe the NFA and every other form of major gun legislation off the books. But they seem to know better. I guess this all boils down to one question. Are they trying to blow it? Surely they can't be that dumb to misjudge their timing as bad as they have. Especially with Trump in office. Let's be honest, Trump is socially fucking inept. His Twitter babblings are laughable and some of the public statements he's made are astounding. From what I've seen, his approval ratings have decreased significantly enough that he wouldn't be a shoo-in for the next election, despite being the incumbent. Except liberals appear to be trying to out-tard him. And they're winning by a mile. I won't even get into the laughing stock that is Pelosi and the impeachment. Someone help me understand here.