Tweeting out the sentiment of “sending thoughts and prayers” in the face of atrocities is now commonplace, so much so that many in the American public are, let’s say, fed up with it.
But the type of lawmakers who tweet out their thoughts and prayers after the likes of a massacre and then take no action are the type of people who won’t let overwhelming American sentiment get in the way of their inadequacy. A majority of people support background checks? Meh.
So we’re here to help. Next time a shooting occurs — and there will be a next time, and a next time, and a next time at the rate we’re going — the lawmakers so inclined to tweet their thoughts and prayers should save their characters and just choose from one (or more!) of these images.
It was, after all, the Twitterverse that gave us the idea:
It’s a quick, effective way to get the message across that the thoughts and prayers you’re supposedly sending are meaningless without action.
Thanks to Jeremy Gordon for contributing.
Sarah Carlson feels kinda bad about that The Lion King one. You can find her on Twitter.