January 16, 2013

NRA's Bizarre Obama Attack: It's All About the Children

NRA Obama Kids 2When someone asked me to explain the NRA’s vituperative web attack this morning on Obama’s children for  having armed security, I had two answers. First, seething anger. Second: if you perceive someone blaming you for complicity in the massacre of children, it makes sense (in its own primitive kind of logic) to redirect that hostility toward the social guardianship of your antagonist and the children under his wing.

NRA Obama Kids Ad

Of course, the unstated agreement to leave the President’s children out of politics aside,
hurling lunch buckets at Obama after Sandy Hook is completely bizarre. But that’s why they call it “blind” rage.

(screen shot via YouTube video: Protection For Obama’s Kids, Gun-Free Zones For Ours? – NRA)

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