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The NRA Gets Even Worse: New Ad Continues Attacking Obama’s Daughters, Lashes Out at Media

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The National Rifle Association is in full-fledged attack mode today, with another video advertisement whining about media criticism and calling President Obama a “hypocrite” for sending his daughters to a school with armed guards.

There’s no mystery about who they’re appealing to with ads like this: the lunatic right wing base. The ad is packed with far right memes. And notice how they never use the words “President Obama” — that’s not an accident. They’re making a conscious appeal to the wingnuts who don’t believe Obama’s presidency is legitimate.

Also see:
After Columbine Shooting, NRA Supported Gun Free School Zones It Now Opposes

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147 comments

1 Targetpractice  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:45:12pm

For folks who supposedly speak for all of America, they sure seem backed into a corner.

2 EPR-radar  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:45:51pm

Hopefully, this kills and buries MBF nonsense like “the NRA and Brady Campaign are equally evil”.

3 Sol Berdinowitz  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:47:20pm

Obama just quietly and calmly kicked their asses, they really do not know how or where to direct their rage.

They used to be able to shout down any and all attempts to even propose measures to restrict access to guns, now they are freaking out because that approach is failing.

4 Petero1818  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:48:05pm

Ah yes the attack on the media. It has really worked well for Bachmann, Palin, McCain, Romney. It is the last refuge of those that lose the culture wars.

5 Kragar  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:48:14pm

Who at the NRA thought this was a good idea?

6 Petero1818  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:49:20pm

re: #5 Kragar

Who at the NRA thought this was a good idea?

All that is missing is for the NRA to do a commercial claiming that gun owners are being “legitimately raped”.

7 erik_t  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:49:21pm

The Republican Party and its agents have a long and proud tradition of attacking the children of Democratic presidents. Mocking their personal safety, though, is a new level.

8 Decatur Deb  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:49:43pm

Appealing to the RW base is a waste of electrons. That choir is converted.

9 Lidane  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:49:54pm
10 Lidane  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:50:10pm

re: #5 Kragar

Who at the NRA thought this was a good idea?

Wayne LaPierre.

11 Sol Berdinowitz  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:50:17pm

re: #6 Petero1818

All that is missing is for the NRA to do a commercial claiming that gun owners are being “legitimately raped”.

Guns that are legitimately raped have a way of emitting lethal projectiles that prevent them from being confiscated…

12 Targetpractice  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:51:16pm

re: #9 Lidane

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And versus teachers, with the NEA coming out today in support of Obama’s proposals.

Look for another round of union-busting in the near future.

13 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:52:00pm

re: #12 Targetpractice

And versus teachers, with the NEA coming out today in support of Obama’s proposals.

Look for another round of union-busting in the near future.

Yeah, here we go.

14 Sol Berdinowitz  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:52:27pm

re: #12 Targetpractice

And versus teachers, with the NEA coming out today in support of Obama’s proposals.

Look for another round of union-busting in the near future.

Only makes sense if we want to arm teachers: we don’t want armed union memebers.

15 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:52:56pm

re: #5 Kragar

Who at the NRA thought this was a good idea?

Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to sales. /NRA honchos (who also happen to be firearms manufacturing bigwigs or shills for same).

16 Lidane  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:53:48pm
17 Petero1818  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:54:24pm

LaPierre is reminding me of someone else…….no not him….this guy…Image: Baghdad-Bob.jpg

18 EPR-radar  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:55:26pm

re: #17 Petero1818

LaPierre is reminding me of someone else…….no not him….this guy…Image: Baghdad-Bob.jpg

Problem is, LaPierre still has a non-zero chance of political victory.

19 Petero1818  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:55:30pm

re: #16 Lidane

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Because he always envied the respect Alan Colmes had.

20 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:55:31pm

re: #16 Lidane

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That will be interesting.

21 Lidane  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:55:38pm

Making the rounds on FB today:

“SO HOW ARE THAT 47% NOW?”

You know, because Obama’s presser today somehow infringed on their rights.

22 Ian G.  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:56:30pm

re: #16 Lidane

Makes sense. Given that many wingers don’t understand the first thing about what mainstream liberals think or what we value, you might as well feed your audience a walking caricature of a nutcase lefty to reinforce those delusions.

23 EPR-radar  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:56:38pm

re: #16 Lidane

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I didn’t know he had a fetish for being covered in poop flung by howler monkeys. Learn something new every day.

24 Gus  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:56:46pm

So this is how the NRA wants to sell armed guards, or something, in schools by comparing it to how many guards the children of the President of the United States of America requires? That’s interesting because I could have sworn I read something…

Take executive action to provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers: COPS Hiring Grants, which help police departments hire officers, can already be used by departments to fund school resource officers. This year, the Department of Justice will provide an incentive for police departments to hire these officers by providing a preference for grant applications that support school resource officers.

Oh, that’s right. It’s from the president’s plan (PDF).

25 Lidane  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:58:21pm
26 erik_t  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:58:26pm

re: #15 lawhawk

Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to sales. /NRA honchos (who also happen to be firearms manufacturing bigwigs or shills for same).

YOU SON OF A BITCH

27 Gus  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:58:38pm
3: MAKING SCHOOLS SAFER

We need to make our schools safer, not only by enhancing their physical security and making sure they are prepared to respond to emergencies like a mass shooting, but also by creating safer and more nurturing school climates that help prevent school violence. Each school is different and should have the flexibility to address its most pressing needs. Some schools will want trained and armed police; others may prefer increased counseling services. Either way, each district should be able to choose what is best to protect its own students.

28 Petero1818  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:58:38pm

re: #18 EPR-radar

Problem is, LaPierre still has a non-zero chance of political victory.

Yes its true. But increasingly I get the feeling we are watching the tide turning in the culture war. These guys are finding out that the keys to the kingdom they have taken for granted and abused don’t quite work on some of these new locks.

30 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:59:14pm

re: #24 Gus

And of course ignoring that an attack against the First Family could lead to potential blackmail, extortion, threats that directly affect US domestic or foreign policy (or both), if captured by kidnappers, or the outright attempts at assassination because of who they are related to. The First Family is a target. Period.

The same cant’ be said of most everyone else in America.

31 Decatur Deb  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:59:15pm

re: #23 EPR-radar

I didn’t know he had a fetish for being covered in poop flung by howler monkeys. Learn something new every day.

He’s just there to carry the tranquilizer gun if O’Reilly slips his keepers.

32 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:00:04pm

re: #10 Lidane

Wayne LaPierre.

And whoever is getting paid significant bucks to put this stuff together.

Part of the whole charade is convincing those that feel under threat that they have to send in more contributions and by more product. And that money is being reaped as profit by someone.

33 Petero1818  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:00:36pm

re: #30 lawhawk

Dude, logic and reason are merely tools of the Elite. Why do you hate America?/

34 Dr Lizardo  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:01:47pm

re: #29 Kragar

Oh what’s that, Fox News? Aiding and abetting felonious activities? Say there……your broadcasting license in order, pal?

35 EPR-radar  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:01:55pm

re: #28 Petero1818

Yes its true. But increasingly I get the feeling we are watching the tide turning in the culture war. These guys are finding out that the keys to the kingdom they have taken for granted and abused don’t quite work on some of these new locks.

I hope so. There is a possibility that “NRA = raving gun nut” gets implanted into public perception, which would be very useful.

36 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:02:21pm

re: #26 erik_t

If you’re going to complain, at least have the right sound fx:

37 Targetpractice  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:02:25pm

re: #24 Gus

So this is how the NRA wants to sell armed guards, or something, in schools by comparing it to how many guards the children of the President of the United States of America requires? That’s interesting because I could have sworn I read something…

Oh, that’s right. It’s from the president’s plan (PDF).

That’s part of the reason the NEA endorsed Obama’s proposals, because it actually allows schools to decide what sort of security they need, if they need it, rather than bringing a bunch of trained “volunteers” onto the premises who have no idea how to properly act on school grounds.

38 Awea  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:03:12pm

I would love to see a list of the Parents who have children attend Sidwell.

39 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:03:18pm

Godwin #51

40 EPR-radar  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:03:29pm

re: #37 Targetpractice

That’s part of the reason the NEA endorsed Obama’s proposals, because it actually allows schools to decide what sort of security they need, if they need it, rather than bringing a bunch of trained “volunteers” onto the premises who have no idea how to properly act on school grounds.

The NRA “proposals” were probably intended to make gun violence more likely.

41 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:04:00pm

Godwin #52

42 TedStriker  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:04:02pm

re: #16 Lidane

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Kucinich: Fox News’ brand-new token “liberal”, who happens to be one of the biggest moonbats around and is completely unrepresentative of the modern Democratic Party…and who will be dragged out on TV whenever the network wants to make the Democrats look batshit crazy.

Dennis better hope that he’s getting paid exceedingly well, because he’s about to get used more than a twenty-dollar whore.

43 Dr Lizardo  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:04:26pm

re: #39 Vicious Babushka

Godwin #51

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Tell that fool to kindly FOAD. Either that, or quit pulling BS quotes out of his ass.

44 celticdragon  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:05:27pm

re: #6 Petero1818

All that is missing is for the NRA to do a commercial claiming that gun owners are being “legitimately raped”.

The nutcase on Twitter just did that.

45 Kragar  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:05:36pm

re: #39 Vicious Babushka

Godwin #51

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Sinclair Lewis misquoted and turned into Hitler. Well done TGDN.

46 Targetpractice  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:06:09pm

re: #42 TedStriker

Kucinich: Fox News’ brand-new token “liberal”, who happens to be one of the biggest moonbats around and is completely unrepresentative of the modern Democratic Party.

Dennis better hope that he’s getting paid exceedingly well, because he’s about to get used more than a twenty-dollar whore.

“So yes, we like to think our ideas are reasonable versus the Democrats ideas. To demonstrate what ideas the Democrats have, let’s turn to our token lunatic…er, Democrat.”

47 Charles Johnson  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:06:17pm

re: #30 lawhawk

And of course ignoring that an attack against the First Family could lead to potential blackmail, extortion, threats that directly affect US domestic or foreign policy (or both), if captured by kidnappers, or the outright attempts at assassination because of who they are related to. The First Family is a target. Period.

The same cant’ be said of most everyone else in America.

This argument is a conscious appeal to the flat-out dumbest segment of the right wing base, the people to whom “critical thinking” is a bad thing. The NRA producers of this ad know better, I’m absolutely certain - they know exactly how deceptive and nonsensical the “hypocrisy” argument is. They’re using it as a tool to rile up the unthinking rube contingent among their membership.

48 Decatur Deb  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:06:24pm

re: #5 Kragar

Who at the NRA thought this was a good idea?

Their consultant, Demon Sheep Media LLC.

49 Ian G.  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:07:01pm

re: #45 Kragar

Sinclair Lewis misquoted and turned into Hitler. Well done TGDN.

Yeah, it looks like a parody. But Poe’s Law and all….

50 Targetpractice  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:07:10pm

re: #47 Charles Johnson

This argument is a conscious appeal to the flat-out dumbest segment of the right wing base, the people to whom “critical thinking” is a bad thing. The NRA producers of this ad know better, I’m absolutely certain - they know exactly how deceptive and nonsensical the “hypocrisy” argument is. They’re using it as a tool to rile up the unthinking rube contingent among their membership.

Because that contingent is gonna go out and buy even more guns in response to this “tyranny.”

51 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:07:27pm
52 Bulworth  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:07:38pm

re: #21 Lidane

derp

53 celticdragon  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:07:46pm

re: #9 Lidane

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An awful lot of rank and file law enforcement is also fringe right.

Go read the comments at Policeone on gun control.

54 Awea  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:07:48pm

re: #39 Vicious Babushka

So Hitler is Sinclair Lewis now.

55 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:08:36pm

re: #54 Awea

So Hitler is Sinclair Lewis now.

Sinclair Lewis did not say that quote which is attributed to him.

56 Kragar  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:08:43pm

re: #49 Ian G.

Yeah, it looks like a parody. But Poe’s Law and all….

When they treat Bachmann and Palin like respected senior statesmen, I have no difficulty at all thinking they are all illiterate, uneducated nitwits.

57 Targetpractice  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:10:14pm

A buddy who’s bought a couple guns in recent years pointed out that most gun purchases now come with a 1 year free membership in the NRA, which would probably go a far way to explaining the “rise” in the NRA’s membership in response to Newtown.

58 wrenchwench  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:11:28pm

re: #57 Targetpractice

A buddy who’s bought a couple guns in recent years pointed out that most gun purchases now come with a 1 year free membership in the NRA, which would probably go a far way to explaining the “rise” in the NRA’s membership in response to Newtown.

Interesting! Are you automatically signed up, or is it optional?

59 celticdragon  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:11:56pm

Oh dear…the forgotten man has blocked me on twitter. Bless his delicate little heart.

60 Decatur Deb  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:12:05pm

re: #53 celticdragon

An awful lot of rank and file law enforcement is also fringe right.

Go read the comments at Policeone on gun control.

Depends on the professionalism of the LEs. IIRC the association of Chiefs of Police and the Patrolmen’s Benevolent associations are pro-control. OTOH, after a series of assaults in our small town, the Chief told a convocation of concerned elderly women that they should get handguns of suitable size and take lessons.

61 Awea  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:12:10pm

re: #55 Vicious Babushka

Sinclair Lewis did not say that quote which is attributed to him.

Sinclair Lewis didn’t say “Fascism will come wrapped in a flag and carrying a Bible.” or are you saying he didn’t say “Fascism will come wrapped in a flag and Surrounded with children.”

62 Kragar  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:12:22pm

re: #55 Vicious Babushka

Sinclair Lewis did not say that quote which is attributed to him.


Alrighty then:

Q: Did Sinclair Lewis say, “When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross”?

A: This quote sounds like something Sinclair Lewis might have said or written, but we’ve never been able to find this exact quote. Here are passages from two novels Lewis wrote that are similar to the quote attributed to him.

63 TedStriker  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:13:01pm

re: #51 Vicious Babushka

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I’m gonna take a stab at this (no pun intended) and guess that the vast majority of those gun deaths are by handguns, amirite?

64 Targetpractice  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:13:08pm

re: #58 wrenchwench

Interesting! Are you automatically signed up, or is it optional?

I’m not sure on that, but I doubt most of those rushing out to grab up guns right now are gonna quibble over joining the NRA in “support.”

65 Lidane  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:13:26pm
66 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:14:18pm

Godwin #53

67 Dr Lizardo  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:16:36pm

re: #64 Targetpractice

I’m not sure on that, but I doubt most of those rushing out to grab up guns right now are gonna quibble over joining the NRA in “support.”

I wonder if these people rushing out and panic-buying firearms are even remotely aware that they’re driving up the price of said firearms by creating a scarcity of supply?

68 celticdragon  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:16:50pm

re: #60 Decatur Deb

Depends on the professionalism of the LEs. IIRC the association of Chiefs of Police and the Patrolmen’s Benevolent associations are pro-control. OTOH, after a series of assaults in our small town, the Chief told a convocation of concerned elderly women that they should get handguns of suitable size and take lessons.

A lot of rank and file cops from what I can see are very, very conservative, really don’t like the President (especially after the bullshit arrest of that professor in Boston who was a friend of the the President) and tend to own a wide variety of weapons beyond what they just use for work.

The officials are politicized to some degree and will go along with the Mayor’s office. Many of the rank and file are saying in forums that they are not going to enforce gun control laws.

69 Dr. Matt  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:17:30pm

re: #66 Vicious Babushka

Godwin #53

In 1938, Hitler killed approx 13 million & in 1956, Pot killed approx. 2million unarmed citizens. | youngpatriots.com/2013/01/defend… | #Tyranny #tgdn
— Mike Beacham (@ma_beacham) January 16, 2013

Between 2003 and 2008 George Bush killed several hundred thousand Iraqis and Afghanis of which most were armed. #derp

70 Dr Lizardo  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:18:03pm

re: #66 Vicious Babushka

Godwin #53

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GAAHH! I hate it when people don’t get their history right….it infuriates me to no end! Pol Pot wasn’t in power in Cambodia until the 70s - WTF is wrong with these people?!

71 EPR-radar  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:18:06pm

re: #57 Targetpractice

A buddy who’s bought a couple guns in recent years pointed out that most gun purchases now come with a 1 year free membership in the NRA, which would probably go a far way to explaining the “rise” in the NRA’s membership in response to Newtown.

That would explain a lot —- the membership numbers may be more politically useful to the NRA than any normal level of annual dues. There is no shortage of $$$ for RW nut jobs.

If this is correct, the views of the membership are irrelevant.

72 William Barnett-Lewis  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:18:21pm

re: #57 Targetpractice

A buddy who’s bought a couple guns in recent years pointed out that most gun purchases now come with a 1 year free membership in the NRA, which would probably go a far way to explaining the “rise” in the NRA’s membership in response to Newtown.

Normally I buy used guns because I tend to like older & old fashioned ones (been called a Fudd more than once) but the “free NRA membership card that came with the occasional new gun like my Marlin .22 rifle, went straight into the shredder.

But yeah, especially people who aren’t in the loop about these things might think it as harmless to send in as the free Lego Club magazine advertised in every set of Legos.

73 b_sharp  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:18:29pm

re: #67 Dr Lizardo

I wonder if these people rushing out and panic-buying firearms are even remotely aware that they’re driving up the price of said firearms by creating a scarcity of supply?

They’re too busy bitching about the high cost and blaming Obama to think about it.

74 Decatur Deb  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:18:46pm

re: #70 Dr Lizardo

GAAHH! I hate it when people don’t get their history right….it infuriates it to no end! Pol Pot wasn’t in power in Cambodia until the 70s - WTF is wrong with these people?!

Different Pol Pot, different planet.

75 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:18:49pm

re: #70 Dr Lizardo

GAAHH! I hate it when people don’t get their history right….it infuriates it to no end! Pol Pot wasn’t in power in Cambodia until the 70s - WTF is wrong with these people?!

Probably a typo.

76 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:19:09pm

re: #63 TedStriker

The FBI database and tables in question by percentage:
[Link: www.fbi.gov…]

Murder victims by specific class of weapon (breaking out handguns, rifles, shotguns, other, etc.)

[Link: www.fbi.gov…]

Note that firearms type not stated equals 1,587 or just about all those killed by knives (or the other nonfirearms categories combined). Handguns are cause of about 50% of all homicides.

77 TedStriker  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:19:11pm

re: #57 Targetpractice

A buddy who’s bought a couple guns in recent years pointed out that most gun purchases now come with a 1 year free membership in the NRA, which would probably go a far way to explaining the “rise” in the NRA’s membership in response to Newtown.

Tried-and-tested way to inflate the membership numbers: bundle it for free with new gun sales, as you work the media to incite nutjobs and hoarders to buy those guns.

78 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:19:24pm

Godwin #54

79 CuriousLurker  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:19:49pm

re: #55 Vicious Babushka

All these misquotes make me want to write a bunch of names & quotes (preferably by historical figures whose ideologies varied wildly), cut them into individual squares, dump the names in one paper bag and the quotes in another, shake them up, then pull a random name & quote from each bag and tweet it as if it were legit.

Or program a crazy random quote generator. Might be a fun project. LOL

80 Lidane  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:20:02pm

re: #70 Dr Lizardo

WTF is wrong with these people?!

Answering that would take ages. The list is long and varied.

81 William Barnett-Lewis  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:20:10pm

re: #58 wrenchwench

Interesting! Are you automatically signed up, or is it optional?

Optional but no harder than filling out a warranty card. Hell some of these idiots may think it _is_ the warranty card…

82 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:20:28pm

re: #63 TedStriker

I’m gonna take a stab at this (no pun intended) and guess that the vast majority of those gun deaths are by handguns, amirite?

Yep. The RWNJ’s fixed on to the “rifles” and totally ignored “handguns” and “unspecified firearms”

83 Interesting Times  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:20:29pm
84 Dr Lizardo  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:21:10pm

re: #75 Vicious Babushka

Probably a typo.

You’re right…..probably meant Mao.

Mao killed more people through starvation then with guns. The Great Leap Forward. Or, if you prefer, Mass Starvation Through Complete Incompetence And Wishful Thinking.

85 b_sharp  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:22:06pm

re: #59 celticdragon

Oh dear…the forgotten man has blocked me on twitter. Bless his delicate little heart.

He somehow got me suspended.

86 Dr Lizardo  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:22:55pm

re: #73 b_sharp

They’re too busy bitching about the high cost and blaming Obama to think about it.

When the price of an AR15 or Bushmaster .223 hits $5,000 I suppose they’ll really be bitching then.

87 Ian G.  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:23:08pm

re: #70 Dr Lizardo

GAAHH! I hate it when people don’t get their history right….it infuriates me to no end! Pol Pot wasn’t in power in Cambodia until the 70s - WTF is wrong with these people?!

You know what did happen in 1956? The Soviets killed a bunch of armed Hungarians.

88 EPR-radar  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:23:11pm

re: #81 William Barnett-Lewis

Optional but no harder than filling out a warranty card. Hell some of these idiots may think it _is_ the warranty card…

Eventually, the NRA might just make it an opt-out, rather than an opt-in. Easy way to juice the membership numbers.

89 Kragar  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:23:32pm

re: #85 b_sharp

He somehow got me suspended.

Welcome to Gulag, comrade.

90 Kragar  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:24:35pm

Mississippi gov. moves to make Obama’s gun control ‘illegal’

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) on Wednesday sent a letter to Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves (R) and state Speaker of the House Philip Gunn (R) asking them to make President Barack Obama’s effort to control gun violence “illegal.”

Bryant made his letter public by posting it on Facebook hours before the president had even announced the gun safety measures.

“President Obama will likely issue an Executive Order today that infringes our constitutional right to keep and bear arms as never before in American history,” Bryant writes. “I am asking that you immediately pass legislation that would make any unconstitutional order the the President illegal to enforce in Mississippi by state or local law enforcement.”

91 Dr. Matt  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:24:37pm

re: #79 CuriousLurker

All these misquotes make me want to write a bunch of names & quotes (preferably by historical figures whose ideologies varied wildly), cut them into individual squares, dump the names in one paper bag and the quotes in another, shake them up, then pull a random name & quote from each bag and tweet it as if it were legit.

Or program a crazy random quote generator. Might be a fun project. LOL

“That which does not kill us makes us fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can go ahead and make my day”
~John F. Winston Heston, 488 AD

92 Dr Lizardo  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:24:37pm

re: #80 Lidane

LOL. Most of these people couldn’t pass a mental health exam. Or likely, a history exam, either.

93 wrenchwench  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:24:39pm

re: #81 William Barnett-Lewis

Optional but no harder than filling out a warranty card. Hell some of these idiots may think it _is_ the warranty card…

When the renewal isn’t free they may have a big drop in membership.

94 wrenchwench  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:25:02pm

re: #85 b_sharp

He somehow got me suspended.

You’re in the GULAG?

95 Tigger2  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:25:05pm

Right now the NRA is their own worst enemy, keep talking NRA.

96 b_sharp  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:26:09pm

re: #86 Dr Lizardo

When the price of an AR15 or Bushmaster .223 hits $5,000 I suppose they’ll really be bitching then.

They want to experience the putative benefits of unrestricted capitalism, but not the costs. I doubt they even realize that high cost is a result of high demand and a real or imagined poor supply.

97 Dr. Matt  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:26:26pm

re: #85 b_sharp

He somehow got me suspended.

He probably had enough of his sheeple flag your account as “SPAM”. I assume it’s only temporary.

98 b_sharp  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:26:30pm

re: #89 Kragar

Welcome to Gulag, comrade.

Nice to be here. When do we eat?

99 CuriousLurker  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:26:33pm

re: #89 Kragar

Welcome to Gulag, comrade.

Their hypocrisy knows no bounds. When one of them gets gulaged they whine that it’s because of liberals don’t respect free speech like they do, then they turn around and try to do the exact same thing.

100 dragonath  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:26:40pm

re: #55 Vicious Babushka

Sinclair Lewis did not say that quote which is attributed to him.

Confessions of a Nazi Spy

“There is to be slight change in our methods. From now on National Socialism int he United States must dress itself in the American flag. It must appear to be a defense of Americanism.”

101 b_sharp  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:27:35pm

re: #94 wrenchwench

You’re in the GULAG?

As of this afternoon. Shortly after I asked that idiot if he was dropped on his head as a child.

102 Lidane  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:27:59pm

re: #90 Kragar

Mississippi gov. moves to make Obama’s gun control ‘illegal’

Dear Conservatives:

This is Exhibit A in why the GOP is shrinking demographically and is in real danger of becoming a regional white Southern party. Your elected leaders are a bunch of ignorant dipshits.

Please to improve the standards of the candidates you run for office. You might consider starting with people who actually passed their civics classes in school so they understand how laws work.

Sincerely,
Me

103 Decatur Deb  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:27:59pm

re: #90 Kragar

Hope someone pointed out that the 23 points are a list of ‘executive actions’. Most are not ever going to be Executive Orders, which are formal instructions to the Executive Branch. Some of these need no more authority than a phonecall: “Hey Sebelius, start talking to people’.

104 Charles Johnson  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:28:00pm

re: #85 b_sharp

He somehow got me suspended.

The cretins in the #tgdn gang have been organizing mass block/report actions.

Did you file an appeal on it?

105 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:28:26pm

re: #101 b_sharp

As of this afternoon. Shortly after I asked that idiot if he was dropped on his head as a child.

Was there a picture of Obama there at the time?
/

106 Ian G.  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:28:38pm

re: #95 Tigger2

Right now the NRA is their own worst enemy, keep talking NRA.

One could say that about the entire right.

There was a flame war going on about gun control on David Frum’s blog today, and one commenter said that nobody cares about racial dog whistles. I suggested that Karl Rove probably cares, since the overwhelming support minorities give to the Democrats are a big hinderance to the GOP’s election chances. Another commenter replied to me that “the blacks” don’t understand the appeals made by the GOP to them, and they just want free stuff that the Dems promise, derp derp derp derp…

Like you said, their own worst enemy. Keep talking.

107 b_sharp  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:28:40pm

re: #104 Charles Johnson

The cretins in the #tgdn gang have been organizing mass block/report actions.

Did you file an appeal on it?

Not yet, I just noticed it a few minutes ago.

108 Kragar  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:28:50pm

re: #98 b_sharp

Nice to be here. When do we eat?

As soon as Petrovich over there goes to sleep.

109 EPR-radar  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:29:48pm

re: #93 wrenchwench

When the renewal isn’t free they may have a big drop in membership.

Why on earth would the NRA let these memberships expire? My prediction is (intentional) sloppy paperwork on their part for expiring members (or a quiet conversion of these freebies to life memberships).

110 CuriousLurker  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:30:26pm

re: #104 Charles Johnson

The cretins in the #tgdn gang have been organizing mass block/report actions.

Did you file an appeal on it?

Yeah, suuure they are. It’s prolly a false flag operation organized by sneaky, godless, America-hating liberals. //

111 Petero1818  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:30:33pm

Larry Pratt actually cannot logically differentiate between the First Family’s need for protection vs. the average person’s.

[Link: www.mediaite.com…]

112 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:30:52pm

re: #106 Ian G.

One could say that about the entire right.

There was a flame war going on about gun control on David Frum’s blog today, and one commenter said that nobody cares about racial dog whistles. I suggested that Karl Rove probably cares, since the overwhelming support minorities give to the Democrats are a big hinderance to the GOP’s election chances. Another commenter replied to me that “the blacks” don’t understand the appeals made by the GOP to them, and they just want free stuff that the Dems promise, derp derp derp derp…

Like you said, their own worst enemy. Keep talking.

The appeals to the GOP made by them? Do they mean their party’s nominee saying blacks only support Obama because they want free stuff or do they mean nominating candidates like Rand Paul who are open about the fact that they would oppose the Civil Rights Act of 1964 if it was placed before them today.Really, the only people who should be supporting the GOP are rich straight white Christian dudes. The GOP platform is basically to protect their status quo and make life harder for anyone else.

113 celticdragon  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:31:17pm

re: #106 Ian G.

One could say that about the entire right.

There was a flame war going on about gun control on David Frum’s blog today, and one commenter said that nobody cares about racial dog whistles. I suggested that Karl Rove probably cares, since the overwhelming support minorities give to the Democrats are a big hinderance to the GOP’s election chances. Another commenter replied to me that “the blacks” don’t understand the appeals made by the GOP to them, and they just want free stuff that the Dems promise, derp derp derp derp…

Like you said, their own worst enemy. Keep talking.

I know the guy you are talking about. Deep_South_Populist is one of the most aggressively ignorant and hateful trolls at Frum. The guy is a twin of “Dim” Dehoft.

114 Kragar  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:31:50pm

re: #109 EPR-radar

Why on earth would the NRA let these memberships expire? My prediction is (intentional) sloppy paperwork on their part for expiring members (or a quiet conversion of these freebies to life memberships).

Easy fix. Membership is free, but to get the cool stuff, you need to be a special gold star member.

You get to keep your official numbers high, while you only have to put out the good stuff to people who pay.

115 EPR-radar  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:32:15pm

re: #111 Petero1818

Larry Pratt actually cannot logically differentiate between the First Family’s need for protection vs. the average person’s.

[Link: www.mediaite.com…]

Pratt (GOA executive director) is simply doing his job, which is to make the NRA look sane by comparison.

116 Bulworth  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:32:18pm
“President Obama will likely issue an Executive Order today that infringes our constitutional right to keep and bear arms as never before in American history,” Bryant writes.

This is some pretty special derp: elected official version.

117 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:33:44pm

It would be nice if they cared half as much about their fellow citizens as they did about guns.

118 dragonath  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:33:45pm

Bryan Fischer, beta version:

Kansan Gerald B. Winrod organized a quasi-fascist group called Defenders of the Christian Faith and stirred his followers up through his periodical, The Defender. It attacked not only the Jews but also a curious list of offenders and offenses including Darwinists, alcohol, smoking, nudism, loosely defined modernism, the Illuminati, Marxism, birth control devices… Freudians, dancing, immodest dress, Zionists, bears, and of course, the movies.

119 Lidane  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:34:07pm
120 b_sharp  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:35:14pm

re: #104 Charles Johnson

The cretins in the #tgdn gang have been organizing mass block/report actions.

Did you file an appeal on it?

I just sent an appeal pointing out #tgdn’s activities.

121 CuriousLurker  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:35:22pm

re: #119 Lidane

[Embedded content]

LMAO!

122 celticdragon  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:35:33pm

re: #116 Bulworth

This is some pretty special derp: elected official version.

They are setting it up so that even if someone is arrested in that state by a federal officer, it will be very difficult to prosecute and the jury pool will be primed to acquit. That is how things worked back during the early days of the civil rights movement in the deep South when it was impossible to try a white man for murdering black men and women.

123 Destro  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:35:35pm

Maybe this is a good sign in a way - when a side is losing sometimes they go crazy and kamikaze themselves. Maybe this is a sign the NRA know they are losing and are going for broke and appealing to all they have left - the wingnuts?

124 b_sharp  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:35:53pm

re: #108 Kragar

As soon as Petrovich over there goes to sleep.

He’ll be awful stringy.

125 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:36:06pm

re: #119 Lidane

[Embedded content]

Guy with German last name approves.

126 celticdragon  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:36:51pm

re: #123 Destro

Maybe this is a good sign in a way - when a side is losing sometimes they go crazy and kamikaze themselves. Maybe this is a sign the NRA know they are losing and are going for broke and appealing to all they have left - the wingnuts?

This isn’t anything really different from what they have been saying since 1992.

127 b_sharp  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:37:38pm

re: #125 HappyWarrior

Guy with German last name approves.

Another guy with a German last name, … does … something.

I got nothin’.

128 Petero1818  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:37:49pm

re: #123 Destro

Maybe this is a good sign in a way - when a side is losing sometimes they go crazy and kamikaze themselves. Maybe this is a sign the NRA know they are losing and are going for broke and appealing to all they have left - the wingnuts?

IMHO that is exactly what it is. It is part of recognizing the rules of the game have shifted and not in one’s own favor. No different than the GOP grasping at straws and thinking that the answer is to go more conservative.

129 Destro  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:37:56pm

re: #126 celticdragon

This isn’t anything really different from what they have been saying since 1992.

You maybe right. It just feels more desperate to me is all. Like they are flailing.

130 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:38:21pm

re: #127 b_sharp

Another guy with a German last name, … does … something.

I got nothin’.

Go have a beer?

131 Dr Lizardo  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:38:32pm

re: #96 b_sharp

They want to experience the putative benefits of unrestricted capitalism, but not the costs. I doubt they even realize that high cost is a result of high demand and a real or imagined poor supply.

Exactly. For them, there is apparently no corollary between demand and cost. Maybe they’re of the opinion that guns just magically appear or grow on trees, ripe for the plucking. The more they demand, the higher the costs. Not just that, but the greater the demand, the more it creates a backorder situation on the supply end. I’m far from an economics genius, but I worked retail for ten years, including the infamous Furby and Tickle Me Elmo fads when demand exceeded supply a hundredfold.

Economics 101.

132 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:39:01pm

re: #123 Destro

Maybe this is a good sign in a way - when a side is losing sometimes they go crazy and kamikaze themselves. Maybe this is a sign the NRA know they are losing and are going for broke and appealing to all they have left - the wingnuts?

From your lips to

133 b_sharp  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:44:47pm

re: #130 HappyWarrior

Go have a beer?

The German/Austrian half of me says ‘yes a beer will be good’, the Scottish half of me says “give me a dozen to start”.

134 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:46:00pm

re: #95 Tigger2

Right now the NRA is their own worst enemy, keep talking NRA.

Please proceed, Wayne.

135 Geoff with a G  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:51:24pm

re: #79 CuriousLurker

Very much like an SEO Keyword List Generator.

136 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:55:04pm

re: #133 b_sharp

The German/Austrian half of me says ‘yes a beer will be good’, the Scottish half of me says “give me a dozen to start”.

That a boy laddie. But yes I know being German and Irish.

137 Patricia Kayden  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 1:55:27pm

re: #29 Kragar

‘Fox & Friends’ tells viewers how to bypass New York’s assault weapons ban

Then the NY legislation needs to be tightened to close those loops identified by Faux Noise & Friends.

138 Dr Lizardo  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 2:05:36pm

re: #137 Patricia Kayden

Then the NY legislation needs to be tightened to close those loops identified by Faux & Friends.

Fox News needs to be investigated for aiding felonious criminal activities.

139 Major Tom  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 2:06:46pm

re: #29 Kragar

‘Fox & Friends’ tells viewers how to bypass New York’s assault weapons ban

I like how kilmeade was giving examples of Republican children he said, “Rand Paul’s grandson, or Micheal J Fox’s character, Michael keating(sp)” ahem… Alex P Keaton, and you can’t even think of a freaking real life example.

140 Patricia Kayden  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 2:06:48pm

re: #68 celticdragon

Then they need to lose their jobs. They don’t get to decide what laws they must obey.

141 Patricia Kayden  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 2:15:12pm

re: #118 dragonath

Why are Rightwingers against birth control? Not enough White children? Can’t quite figure that one out.

142 Dr Lizardo  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 2:17:47pm

re: #141 Patricia Kayden

Why are Rightwingers against birth control? Not enough White children? Can’t quite figure that one out.

That’s part of it, though only some of them are either cognizant of it or admit it openly.

143 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 2:20:12pm

re: #85 b_sharp

He somehow got me suspended.

That was you? My sympathies. And this asshole gets away with threatening the POTUS?

144 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 2:23:00pm

re: #79 CuriousLurker

All these misquotes make me want to write a bunch of names & quotes (preferably by historical figures whose ideologies varied wildly), cut them into individual squares, dump the names in one paper bag and the quotes in another, shake them up, then pull a random name & quote from each bag and tweet it as if it were legit.

Or program a crazy random quote generator. Might be a fun project. LOL

THOMAS JEFFERSON QUOTE!1!

145 Decatur Deb  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 2:23:18pm

Ha!!

Reagan Only Supported Gun Control Because He Was Senile, Prominent Gun Advocate Suggests

[Link: thinkprogress.org…]

(Not sure the story supports the headline w/o some straining.)

146 Mich-again  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 5:04:22pm

Pierre LaWayne should have his guns confiscated seeing as he clearly has a mental illness.

147 EPR-radar  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 5:06:43pm

re: #146 Mich-again

Pierre LaWayne should have his guns confiscated seeing as he clearly has a mental illness.

Works for me.

Questionnaire for gun ownership:

1) Are you a gun nut?

2) Are you an NRA member?

A “yes” on either of these two questions would seem to be sufficient reason to at least investigate further.


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