As we know, Florida senator Marco Rubio got an earful from a stadium full of people outraged by his abject subservience to the NRA. Stephen Colbert has a telling segment about one moment during the event and how many in the media commented on the fact of his showing up for it.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) February 23, 2018
It is clear that some are taken aback by the passion and articulateness of the high school students. Why they are so surprised I don’t know since students at that age have been like that from time immemorial. Fox News host Laura Ingraham patronizingly chided one of them, Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School junior Sarah Chadwick, for being disrespectful to the ‘adult’ Rubio because Chadwick had tweeted that, “We should change the names of AR-15 to ‘Marco Rubio’ because they are so easy to buy.”
But Chadwick was having none of it and shot back at Ingraham “Someone said Laura Ingraham was a discount Ann Coulter, and I haven’t stopped thinking about that since” and “to add on to this I also read that Marco Rubio is just three 8 year olds in a trench coat.”
In fact, Kevin Drum points out that teenagers today are much better behaved than in Ingraham’s generation, in all the right ways.