Newtown

Some reflections:

One Rhode Island professor issued a call — later deleted — for NRA head Wayne LaPierre’s “head on a stick.” People like author Joyce Carol Oates and actress Marg Helgenberger wished for NRA members to be shot. So did Texas Democratic Party official John Cobarruvias, who also called the NRA a “terrorist organization,” and Texas Republican congressman Louis Gohmert a “terror baby.”

Nor were reporters, who are supposed to be neutral, much better. As The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg commented, “Reporters on my Twitter feed seem to hate the NRA more than anything else, ever. ”

Calling people murderers and wishing them to be shot sits oddly with claims to be against violence. The NRA — like the ACLU, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers or Planned Parenthood — exists to advocate policies its members want. It’s free speech. The group-hate directed at the NRA is ugly and says ugly things about those consumed by it.

As with most things that Leftists call people, when they call them “haters,” it’s projection.

4 thoughts on “Newtown

    1. Mike James

      The point of Leftism is that it harnesses resentment, jealousy, covetousness and envy to a mass political movement for the purpose of attaining power. Shame is the first thing jettisoned, when indoctrinating novitiates. Shame is not planned for in the New Man.

  1. Der Schtumpy

    “Calling people murderers and wishing them to be shot sits oddly with claims to be against violence. ”

    No it’s not odd, nor even out of character.

    As always, the Lefties want the NRA, it’s members, and generally anyone who doesn’t freely agree with them, rounded up and shot by duly appointed GOVERNMENT shooters. You know, like the kind the NAZIs used. I can see it now, an American Einsatzgruppen.

  2. R7 Rocket

    Sort of on topic:

    http://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2012/12/26/liberals-panic-as-they-lose-the-gun-narrative-n1473885

    Note how President Obama makes a bunch of noise about gun control, then quietly buries the antigun vampire in a pile of garlic. He’s also trying to make it easier for law abiding legal immigrants to defend themselves with a gun. Seems contradictory? I don’t think so, it’s in character with Obama’s cynical nature.

    Note: I don’t have a problem with law abiding legal immigrants defending themselves.

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