Anyone who thought the NRA was actually concerned with gun rights and gun safety is simply fooling themselves:
The National Rifle Association plans to spend about $40 million on this year’s campaign, with $15 million of that devoted to portraying Barack Obama as a threat to the Second Amendment rights upheld last week by the Supreme Court.
“Our members understand that if Barack Obama is elected president, and he has support in the Senate to confirm anti-gun Supreme Court nominees, [the District of Columbia v. Heller decision] could be taken away from us in the future,” Chris Cox, head of the NRA’s political arm, told Politico.
The politically powerful gun rights group will split its message efforts between communicating with its 4 million members and the tens of millions more firearms owners across the country.
While we sit and snipe at our candidate, the right-wing moves in concert to elect McCain and to portray Obama as elitist, out-of-touch, scary, unpatriotic, anti-American, and a danger to civil liberties (a premise so offensive after the Bush years it almost makes you want to vomit). It is a well-oiled machine, and it has but one goal- win at all costs. They do not know shame, and they will say anything and stop at nothing.
And you wonder why so many people just say to hell with it and don’t even bother voting.