A didn’t understand that the “clenched fist of fact” topic wasn’t a one-off advert starring Dana Loesch however a part of a marketing campaign. Here’s the up to date, by which Grant Stinchfield uncorks a Trumpian broadside towards the “violent left” and their media apologists. For the instant, the NRA’s in the similar bind as Trump: Deprived of a marquee villain within the White House like Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton to impress supporters, they’re feeling round for lesser threats who would possibly fill the void. Antifa rioters are an obtrusive selection however there most certainly aren’t sufficient of them breaking home windows incessantly sufficient to stay the alarms raised. The media is a better choice due to the fact that they sin in tactics nice and small on a daily basis and everybody at the proper has their very own listing of grievances approximately them. And the NRA’s base is decidedly proper-wing: Per a contemporary Pew survey, seventy seven % are both Republican or lean Republican, making them top goals for an anti-journo message. For the instant, Trump’s operating for reelection a los angeles the antique Bush forty one comic story, “Annoy the media, vote Republican.” This is the gun-rights model of that. Annoy the media, fortify the NRA.
Gotta do one thing to carry the bottom’s hobby at the same time as the government is managed through Republicans, getting rid of any possibility of latest gun-regulate law. Gun gross sales were strangely solid in recent years, although: Although they have been down sharply in advance this yr, the choice of historical past exams carried out in May 2017 in reality passed the quantity carried out in May 2016.
“Your paper’s new slogan would possibly learn Democracy Dies in Darkness. It will have to say Journalism Dies on the @washingtonpost” @stinchfield1776. #NRA percent.twitter.com/BmolBOQuX7
— NRATV (@NRATV) July 17, 2017