National Rifle Association Vice President Wayne LaPierre is gearing up to launch a major counterattack on the so-called anti-Trump “resistance” in a speech before the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland this Friday. The NRA heralded the effort with a series of videos released on social media featuring LaPierre and a series of clips of recent left-wing shenanigans.
The video begins with fairly stark text: “We won the election. They couldn’t handle it. So they started a war,” followed by a LaPierre voiceover. “Already, the forces that conspired to keep Donald Trump out of the White House are coming together to sabotage his administration,” Wayne intones over clips of a few of the usual left-wing pols and B-list celebrities yelling about racism and fascism, admitting that they are “nasty” people and fantasizing about blowing up the White House. (QED, I’d say.)
“Donald Trump will need every ounce of energy we can muster, and he has no more powerful ally than the NRA,” Wayne concludes.
In addition to the potpourri of modern leftist chaos depicted here, the NRA has released a few other similar spots, one prominently featuring former Michigander Michael Moore, thespian Al Franken, and Oklahoma native Elizabeth Warren (to which I’ll link, but shan’t embed because, really, who wants to look at those folks?) They’re now tagging these efforts with the social media hashtag #CounterResistance.
The NRA went all-in to defeat Hillary Clinton last year, endorsing Donald Trump well before he was formally nominated at the RNC, and spending approximately $30 million to defeat the former first lady. The civil rights organization’s heavy investment paid off on election day when, against all odds, Mr. Trump grabbed the brass ring.
NRA-TV will be live-streaming LaPierre’s speech, which will take place on Friday at 1:00pm EST. Your humble correspondent will watch the CPAC gun rights sparks fly at live in person, so stay tuned to this station for breaking updates from the conference.