The NRA’s Ad Against Obama is Defined as Nasty, Racist and Even Ignorant
The National Rifle Association does not seem to be able to draw positive attention to itself lately. Now the NRA is feeling the heat after their new ads insult Obama and comment on his daughters. The ad attacks Obama for providing his daughters with armed guards in school but not supporting armed guards for all schools in the United States. The NRA not only calls Obama a hypocrite, but an “elitist hypocrite”. The NRAs’ ad makes the simple argument that the president believes that his kids are more important than the rest of the country.
Some say that the ad is simply a desperate attempt by the NRA to protect the money being made by high gun sales throughout the United States. Others are saying that the ad is a veiled racist attack on the president, striking the sentiments of those who aren’t happy seeing a black man in the White House. Many gun owners are not happy with President Obama being in office, and some have even threatened to shoot the president if he comes to take their guns. The ad is part of a dangerous cycle of hatred toward the first black president.
“The gun group’s spot came under immediate attack.
“What’s wrong with these people, Mika? What’s wrong with these people?” Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC’S “Morning Joe,” asked co-host Mika Brzezinksi in disbelief.
“They are out of step, out of the mainstream, totally out of sync with what’s going on in our society, and quite frankly after seeing that, I think some of the people who run that thing are sick,” Brzezinksi said. “I really do. I think they are sick in the head.
“And I’m serious,” she continued. “I am embarrassed right now.”
Melody Barnes, the former director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, said the country should brace for more ads like the NRA spot.
“And that’s what’s going to infiltrate the debate,” Barnes said. “Those are the kinds of visits members of Congress are going to get, and that’s why people have been scared to take on this issue even after tragedy after tragedy in our communities around the country, and the American people have to be prepared for that and make a decision what kind of country do we want to live in and the message that they want to convey to their policymakers about the kinds of laws and the kinds of policies that we’re going to have.”
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