Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Gun Activists Cut Up NRA Member Cards Over Criticism Of AR-15s In Restaurants

From Talking Points Memo:

In response to the NRA's statement on Friday criticizing Texas activists' recent tactics, members of the pro-gun group Open Carry Texas have been cutting up their NRA membership cards, and the group has issued a statement demanding a retraction of the NRA's "disgusting and disrespectful comments." Or else.

"The more the NRA continues to divide its members by attacking some aspects of gun rights instead of supporting all gun rights, the more support it will lose," Open Carry Texas said in a statement published Monday on its Facebook page.

More here.

From the Wikipedia article on President Andrew Jackson:
"Jackson was the first President to invite the public to attend the White House ball honoring his first inauguration. Many poor people came to the inaugural ball in their homemade clothes. The crowd became so large that Jackson's guards could not keep them out of the White House, which became so crowded with people that dishes and decorative pieces inside were eventually broken. Some people stood on good chairs in muddied boots just to get a look at the President. The crowd had become so wild that the attendants poured punch in tubs and put it on the White House lawn to lure people outside. Jackson's raucous populism earned him the nickname 'King Mob'."
Not exactly the same, but it is appearing more and more that the modern Conservative Movement is in great danger of being ruled by a new King Mob, or rather, and more simply, the mob.  I mean, when you have gun nuts going after the freaking NRA because they think the extremist gun lobbying organization is soft on gun rights, well, Houston, we have a problem.  Actually, I don't think it's much of a problem, I mean, not to me.  I'm totally loving this: conservatives are going cannibal on their own kind.

And it's not just any conservatives.  These guys, the activists turning their backs on the most hardcore lobbying group in the history of humanity, are cut from the same cloth as the hillbillies and mountain men who trashed Jackson's White House.  I mean, they bring their assault rifles into fast food restaurants and think that's fine and dandy.  And, like the proverbial backwoods yokel who gets pissed off when the proprietor tells him he has to leave his pig Mabel outside the saloon, these Texan gun aficionados are apparently dead set on causing a ruckus about it now that it appears the NRA no longer has their back.  In short, these men constitute the down home foundation of American conservative populism, the folks who have worked their asses off over the last three decades to bring conservatism back from the political wilderness in which it found itself in the middle of the twentieth century.  They feel like the conservative establishment should f'ing kiss their ass, not tell them what to do.

And you know what?  I'd bet anything I own that the NRA's going to back down.  I mean, these days, conservative establishment institutions ALWAYS back down.  That's because conservatives are now ruled by King Mob.  God, I'm loving this.  The only possible conclusion here is a total right-wing collapse.  What the hell else can happen when you put the morons in charge?