What do Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, The RNC, Mitt Romney, Wayne La Pierre, The NRA and NRA President David Keene have in common?
They don’t know their enemy, nor how to fight back against them. They are insufferably out of touch, out of sync, and have no rhythm because they are all operating on broken historical paradigms.
Consider this latest round of NRA pushback as summed up by Jim Hoft in this headline at Gateway Pundit:
NRA Mocks Feinstein’s Ignorant Gun-Ban Bill: Next She’ll Want to Add “Nuclear Bomb” to Banned Gun Features - “Mocking“? Strong in the stupid force is this crew. Hoft puts a link to the NRA article which includes:
Feinstein’s 1994 ban listed “grenade launcher” as one of the prohibiting features for rifles. Her 2013 bill carries goes even further into the ridiculous, by also listing “rocket launcher.” Such devices are restricted under the National Firearms Act and, obviously, are not standard components of the firearms Feinstein wants to ban. Perhaps a subsequent Feinstein bill will add “nuclear bomb,” “particle beam weapon,” or something else equally far-fetched to the features list. (link)
This is the same insufferable mindset behind the “oh, no they can’t“, “they wouldn’t“, “that’s impossible“, approach toward legislative manipulations:
Hey jackasses, how about focusing your attention on the aspects that originate within the bill that disarm “ordinary” Americans rather than banter on, in an incredibly non-serious manner about rocket launchers and such. There is a time for “ridicule”, but like good humor, timing and placement is everything.
No-one is laughing at the miss-timed Tom Foolery. Focus on the language that impacts people, and inform people the aspects within the language that will diminish their freedom. Educate people on how this legislation is constructed to use language to draw definitions that reclassify semi-automatic handguns as “assault weapons”.
Do it now, do it with urgency, or you’ll find more of this afforded:
WASHINGTON, Dec 28 (Reuters) – An effort led by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden to find ways to reduce gun violence after the Connecticut school massacre so far has not included talking to the National Rifle Association, the president of the gun rights group said on Friday.
NRA President David Keene said neither Biden nor his staff has contacted the organization since President Barack Obama unveiled the effort on Dec. 19.
[...] Biden and up to four Cabinet officers are holding a series of meetings with outside groups to discuss possible gun legislation. The first was with law enforcement officials, another with mayors.
The White House has said other meetings will take place with gun safety groups and gun owners, among others, but it has not said whether the NRA will be invited. The White House had no comment on Friday. (article)
The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre and David Keene, are getting the full measure of being ignored and dispatched to the land of irrelevance. Just like the American Electorate during the Obamacare talks when Harry Reid sequestered the Senate during December 09′ and forced a vote for passage on December 24th at 1:30am By-Any-Means-Neccessary.
None of these people understand their opposition, none of them.
….And we, The American People, will be left to feel the consequences with our losses of freedom. Why? Because those who are supposed to represent our interests have no clue the size, scope, intensity, objectives, or shere magnitude of the ideological alliances that at work.
They just don’t get it.