It Took AOC No Time To Mock “Thoughts and Prayers” for Victims of Christchurch Massacre

Conservative Tribune | 3/15/2019 | Cillian Zeal
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As of early Friday morning, 49 worshipping Muslims are dead after two coordinated mass shootings at mosques in the Christchurch, New Zealand, area during Friday prayers. Clearly, this is a time for somberly reflecting on lives cut down and condemning the hatred that led to such an act.

Or, if you’re Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, scoring political points.

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In a tweet Thursday night, as the news was barely breaking, the New York Democrat mocked the idea of “thoughts and prayers” being given to victims of the shooting and criticized the National Rifle Association, even though the event happened in a country with stringent gun control.

“Because of Charleston. Pittsburgh. Sutherland Springs.

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“What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?” she concluded.

Just so you knew what exactly she was referring to: “‘Thoughts and prayers’ is reference to the NRA’s phrase used to deflect conversation away from policy change during tragedies. Not directed to (New Zealand) PM (Jacinda) Ardern, who I greatly admire.”

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This seems like an unusual response, considering the fact that the attack happened in New Zealand, where the National Rifle Association decidedly doesn’t operate.

This didn’t go over particularly well with users:

Responses

And perhaps one of the most spot-on responses:

It’s profoundly tin-eared to talk about the uselessness of “thoughts & prayers” in an instance where the individuals who were...
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