Clark, you are the ying to tea party’s yang. You and the conservatives who are just as extreme are pulling on the fringes of the carpet that is our nation, and all your efforts just cause it the fabric to unravel at the edges while folks in the middle just want to have a place to stand. It would be a lot easier to repair it if you and your counterparts wouldn’t keep yanking so hard. ^I like the cartoon even though I may be misinterpreting it. The money lobbyists bring to bear on our legislators marginalizes the efforts of regular Americans who simply write letters and send in small donations. Even the Sandy Hook families who came to DC to lobby politicians hired a lobbying firm in order to make their efforts more successful.^Is that the lesson we’re supposed to be learning? If you want Congress to do something, pay somebody enough money to give a legislator enough money to do his job?^So, the parents of Sandy Hook are now getting the Special Treatment that the NRA has had for so long. Exxon has received its Special Treatment by getting the FAA to ban media from flying over the oil spill in Arkansas and to get local authorities to arrest media who try to go into the areas where the spill has done damage. If they can control the image, they hope they can make the story go away like the oil spill still being cleaned up in the Kalamazoo River – I hadn’t heard of that one until the Arkansas incident.^The Special Treatment missiles are ready to be deployed.We need some “Patriot” Missiles to intercept the ones that do our nation harm. The Sandy Hook parents are Patriot Missiles in this analogy. They have risen up against the Special Treatment missiles the NRA had gotten for so long and they are having an effect. We need to deploy more Patriots like that.Respectfully,C.