Right wing fringe figures like Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher (dubbed “Joe the Plumber” in one of the most hideous political moments in recent history) are still covering themselves in glory, following the awful mass murder in Isla Vista. Joe’s message to the families of the victims: he’s really sorry and all, but “your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights.”
Hard to imagine a human being who’d be this unfeeling, but we don’t have to imagine it — here he is.
“I am sorry you lost your child. I myself have a son and daughter and the one thing I never want to go through, is what you are going through now,” wrote Wurzelbacher, who became something of a mascot for John McCain’s failed 2008 presidential campaign. “But: As harsh as this sounds - your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights.”