NRA War on America - the NRA Goes There…Again
The festival of gun-fondling in Indianapolis was notable for one development that anyone who had been at CPAC could see coming. (Ana Marie Cox says what needs to be said about the whole hootenanny.) In its attempts to influence the 2014 midterms, the NRA has decided to scare the hell out of folks by creating a vision of the kind of urban dystopia that worked so well at scaring the hell out of folks back in the 1980s, when Lee Atwater was running the show. It was at CPAC that NRA presiding loon Wayne LaPierre first took the concept for a test-drive before an adoring house. He ran the rap again this weekend, repeating it almost word for word, right down to the threat posed by “knockout gamers,” for which you do not need the Enigma Machine to decode. It also debuted a new video, which rang changes on the same theme.
The world is a terribly dangerous place, so arm yourselves. This new approach makes the Willie Horton ad look like Shaft In Africa. The election is nowhere near as bad as it’s going to get.