I really dug that NRA apocalyptic fantasy piece that Betty linked to:
Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Riots. Terrorists. Gangs. Lone criminals. These are perils we are sure to face—not just maybe. It’s not paranoia to buy a gun. It’s survival. It’s responsible behavior, and it’s time we encourage law-abiding Americans to do just that.
So I was sad to see this as part of the GOP’s rebranding effort:
Rule one: Stop talking like the world is going to end.
Do you think that all the end-of-the-world stuff turns voters off? Do you think the GOP can stop it?
I don’t think they can. Remember that the rebirth of the party began with Nixon and Buchanan scaring voters with talk of strapping young bucks mooching and looting and rioting. There’s nothing new under the sun on this one.