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‘Just Another Elitist Hypocrite’

Posted on | January 16, 2013 | 24 Comments

The National Rifle Association’s new ad:

(Via Memeorandum and Hot Air.) Liberals were on a gun-control rant for the past month. The NRA’s been signing up dues-paying members:

A day before President Barack Obama is scheduled to release Vice President Joe Biden’s recommendations to curb gun violence in the United States, the National Rifle Association told U.S. News and World Report that they have seen membership grow by 250,000 in the month since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
Politico reported membership had grown by more than 100,000 five days ago. The NRA says that when Politico reported the story, membership was close to 200,000, but the number has drastically grown in just five days. The association now has over 4.25 million members.

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24 Responses to “‘Just Another Elitist Hypocrite’”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    January 16th, 2013 @ 9:33 am

    NRA membership makes more sense than AARP.

  2. JeffS
    January 16th, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    Of course us gun clinging, Bible hugging wingnuts are “fringe”. Please — we don’t worship Obama and his Marxist ideology.

  3. rosalie
    January 16th, 2013 @ 10:07 am

    Where’s Cuomo’s mug?

  4. McGehee
    January 16th, 2013 @ 11:29 am

    You just gave me an idea for my mother-in-law’s next birthday present.

  5. Dr. Todd Ambrosius
    January 16th, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

    DrewM over at Ace’s place quotes the AP quoting the White House as describing this ad as “repugnant and cowardly.”

    You know. Just like using a bunch of children as a wall of human shields to hide behind. Like a terrorist.

  6. K-Bob
    January 16th, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    Looks like Morning Joke and company were incensed into incendiary censure over this ad.

  7. Quartermaster
    January 16th, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

    I’m embarrassed for Morning Joke. To think this guy masqueraded as a conservative. One very sick puppy.

  8. rmnixondeceased
    January 16th, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

    How Hussein of him.

  9. Rob Crawford
    January 16th, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

    You know what was “repugnant and cowardly”? Voting against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.

  10. CrustyB
    January 16th, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

    Does Obama ever utter words to the effect of “No, this bill is wrong. It would violate the liberty of the individual?”

  11. rosalie
    January 16th, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

    In a word – no let me make it two: Hell no! Marxists don’t tend to say things like that.

  12. JeffS
    January 16th, 2013 @ 2:29 pm

    I’ve been receiving AARP mailings for years. Every one of them goes straight into the garbage.

    As I sneer at them.

  13. K-Bob
    January 16th, 2013 @ 3:37 pm

    O/T: Juuust a biiit closer

    Damn, dirty R(h)INOs!

  14. McGehee
    January 16th, 2013 @ 4:35 pm

    Only about bills the American people actually support.

  15. Matthew W
    January 16th, 2013 @ 4:51 pm

    Obama is claiming to be protecting my child.

    Therefore, his children are fair game for the ad

    Hypocritical bastard liberals.

  16. Second Amendment "is what it is, and does what it does" - Lowering the Boom
    January 16th, 2013 @ 6:17 pm

    […] Stacy McCain wrote about the NRA ad, […]

  17. Bob Belvedere
    January 16th, 2013 @ 6:18 pm

    If they send you a pre-paid return envelope, send it back to them empty and they have to pay for it.

  18. Bob Belvedere
    January 16th, 2013 @ 6:18 pm


  19. Dr. Todd Ambrosius
    January 16th, 2013 @ 6:21 pm

    You got that right.

  20. Steve Skubinna
    January 16th, 2013 @ 7:10 pm

    Quarter million new members? Nice going, Obama, Biden and Feinstein!

  21. Quartermaster
    January 16th, 2013 @ 8:40 pm


  22. Quartermaster
    January 16th, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

    Your mind is as evil as mine. I’ve been sending stuff like that back to ASCE for years.

  23. Mark Cragin
    January 17th, 2013 @ 1:10 am

    I usually send back a lemon drop and tell them to suck on it.

  24. Ed Driscoll » CNN Poll: Support for So-Called Gun Control Slips in Past Month
    January 17th, 2013 @ 5:56 pm

    […] then there also the numbers involved, as Stacy McCain noted earlier this week: NRA “fringe”? More than 4 milllion members, added 250K members in […]