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    There is no instance--NONE WHATSOEVER--where an NRA victory is good for the Democratic Party. They are a core component of the GOP's coalition, and any victory that they achieve strengthens the Republican Party.

    We need to start attacking them directly. "NRA" needs to become the equivalent of "ACORN" when it comes to public funds. We need to start running ads highlighting the off-the-wall stupid shit that Wayne LaPierre and Ted Nugent and John Lott and David Keene and whatever other nutjobs they put forward say. We need to show that LaPierre is always blaming the victims of horrible tragedies.

    Politicians like John Barrow shouldn't be proud of NRA support, even if they're proud of their record on guns.

    We should have ads with people terrified about the government coming to take their guns after watching NRA stooges on Fox News, sitting in paranoid silence and growing old waiting for the confiscation that never fucking comes because it's a complete fabrication of LaPierre's fevered dreams.

    We should have ads where families who lost loved ones are told by NRA representatives that they're really sorry for their loss, but if only the departed had been carrying a Glock 23 or a Ruger LCP (maybe even offering the bereaved a discount - buy three revolvers at 10% off and get a special nickel-plated memorial one with it's own oak display case to memorialize the unarmed patsy you've lost, absolutely free!).

    Or imagine a world where everyone is armed at all times: what would Wayne LaPierre say after the mass shootings in that scenario? "At least they died free"?

    This needs to be a long-term project, and it needs to be pursued constantly and with significant funding behind it. But we can be sure that, sadly, we will never, never run out of material to use.

    "Speaking for myself only" - Armando

    by JR on Mon Sep 23, 2013 at 10:47:11 AM PDT

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