So a ban on high-capacity magazines would remove them from the face of the Earth. And Wayne LaPierre is guilty of being an accessory before the fact in the shooting of Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords. Or, as we like to say around here, not. Either way, LaPierre is now, suddenly, in the sights of the left leaning media. Over at aol—I mean, The Huffington Post, self-described bon vivant Cliff Schecter is aiming innuendo. So to speak . . .
There is plenty of circumstantial evidence that the NRA’s mission has nothing to do with its members, but everything to do with protecting the profits of the gun manufacturers who support the organization with big bucks — not to mention pay the million-dollar-plus salary of the NRA’s executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre.
Ah, circumstantial evidence. That would fit in with thedailykos.com‘s assessment of Schecter’s strengths.
“Winning” the argument should never be the goal, but making the other guy look silly, unbelievable or ridiculous should. That’s what makes Schecter so masterful . . . He throws aside all levels of respectful discourse going straight for the jugular. Schecter’s performances not only expose the right and their pundits for what they are, but he also glaringly underlines what we are lacking in our left-wing pundits.”
And that would be . . . what? Integrity? The ability to engage in rational discourse, to articulate the righteousness of deeply held beliefs based on personal responsibility? Whatever it is—and I’m no NRA cheerleader–I gotta say Wayne LaPierre has it. And neither O’Donnell or Schecter does.