“We’ve had enough of the lies, the sanctimony, the arrogance, the hatred, the pettiness, the fake news,” NRA commentator Dana Loesch pronounces with minimally restrained contempt. “We’re done with your agenda to undermine voters’ will and individual liberty in America . . .
So to every lying member of the media; to every Hollywood phony; to the role model athletes who use their free speech to alter and undermine what our flag represents; to the politicians who would rather let America burn than lose one ounce of their personal power; to the late night hosts who think their opinions are the only opinions that matter; to the Joy Ann Reids, the “Morning Joes,” the Meekas; to those who stain honest reporting with partisanship; to those who bring bias and propaganda to CNN, The Washington Post, and The New York Times…
Your time is running out. The clock starts now.
I know: Ms. Loesch isn’t advocating violence in her [metaphorical] broadside against anti-gun progressives and their mainstream media enablers. She’s simply promising that her new NRA TV series will pull the [rhetorical] rug from under the antis. It’s hype and chutzpah.
But you can understand why the video’s setting antis’ hair on fire. The video’s deeply confrontational message and “we’re taking no prisoners” ‘tude has a whiff of armed insurrection to it, reinforced by the South’s Gonna Rise Again! soundtrack layered underneath the Ozark native’s polemic.
The new public face of the NRA knows exactly what she’s doing here. Ms. Loesch revels in her F-you persona (although she missed an opportunity to middle-finger an unruly mob of gun control advocates at the CNN Town Hall “debate” on guns). As do tens of thousands of NRA members.
But is Dana Loesch the right woman at the right time for the NRA? The logical inheritor of Charlton Heston’s “cold dead hands” legacy?