The NRA’s new political ad adheres to Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. Specifically rule 12: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” The target in question is anti-ballistic billionaire bully boy Michael Bloomberg. washingtonpost.com says the NRA’s forking-out $500k to show the ad in Colorado and . . . elsewhere. “Michael Bloomberg has declared war on the NRA and our five million members,” executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action Chris Cox declared. “We will not sit back and let him use his billions of dollars to impose his radical anti-freedom agenda on the American people.” The ad paints Bloomberg as a Big City outsider trying to ban rural voters’ snack foods, sodas and guns. One problem . . .
the bag of potato chips sits on the dash. The NHTSA has condemned the ad’s snack food placement as irresponsible.
While we haven’t [yet] made highway construction funds for states contingent upon enacting life-saving dashboard obstruction legislation, we consider the NRA ad counterproductive, to say the least.