The Daily Beast: The NRA Can Be Beaten…We Just Need More Dead Bodies

Image by Boch. Screencap via YouTube.

The Daily Beast, the hard-left site similar to the just-shuttered, allegedly influential left wing site Think Progress, believes that the NRA can be beaten. How? According to Michael Tomasky (pictured above), all it will take is more dead bodies.

Yes, gun control advocates love to dance in the blood of the dead. The more recently dead, the better.

Tomasky vomits forth his unseemly strategy for killing off the nation’s oldest civil rights org.

From The Daily Beast:

Over the holiday weekend, in between various sports and Dorian coverage, I caught a few minutes of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott giving a press conference following the mass shooting in Odessa. Few sights make me sicker than watching Republican politicians after these massacres holding press conferences to reassure people that they’ve got everything under control. No, dude. We have this situation in the first place in part because of people like you. …

I’ve come to think it’s possible to beat the NRA within maybe three or four election cycles. Doing so requires three elements. One, some anti-NRA Democrats beating some pro-gun Republicans in some high-profile races. Two, some Republicans turning against the NRA and living to tell the tale. I’ll get to three later. …

I mentioned a third element. I know this gets a bit ghoulish but let me put it this way. In the face of more murder sprees—which, sad to say, we know will happen—let the NRA continue its intransigence, carry on celebrating with each new state that allows people to tote semi-automatic guns into schools, churches, and airports. As they do, more Republicans like Mast and Curbelo will say they’ve had it. And they’ll turn against the NRA, and they’ll survive. And one day, the power will be broken. It’s sick that it’s taken this many dead bodies and will take that many more. But it will happen, while Wayne LaPierre’s hands are still alive and warm enough to feel the sting of it. (Emphasis added.)

So the left plans to use victims of deranged lunatics and terrorists to achieve their longtime goal of “defeating” the NRA — whatever that means — and imposing more racist, classist and sexist gun control restrictions upon everyday Americans.

But take Tomasky’s opinion for what it’s worth. His latest opus, If We Can Keep It: How the Republic Collapsed and How it Might Be Saved is currently ranked 160,561 in the Amazon listings. And a YouTube video promoting the book has gotten barely 500 views since Valentine’s Day. So not many people are listening to his wisdom.

Clearly the radicals run the roost over at The Beast.

comments

  1. avatar PK says:

    “Shuttered”. Just shuttered, not shuddered.

    1. avatar Rick the Bear says:

      I saw that in the original e-mail.

      I figured that readers of the site shuddered, before it was shuttered. 8>)

    2. avatar John Boch says:

      Thank you.

      Mental faux pax. And it made it past my editor too.

    3. avatar AndrewinVA says:

      Yeah, I thought he trying to make a suddle pun of some sort.

      1. avatar William Burke says:

        “A suddle pun?” Really?

      2. avatar Longhaired Redneck says:

        👍⬆👍⬆👍⬆👍⬆👍

        Winner 🏆 of the internets for today!

  2. avatar Jedi Wombat says:

    Follows right along with Holder’s “break a few eggs” comment regarding Operation Fast and Furious. The Democrats are willing to sacrifice as many American lives as it takes to further their agenda. The long history of their actions is clear. Their vision of the future is clear and they don’t care of they have to destroy America to get it.

    1. avatar BLAMMO!! says:

      The ends justify the means.

    2. avatar Rocketman says:

      Yep. It’s what I have always said about the Democrats. They have the morals of an alley cat in heat.

    3. avatar Dave in Houston says:

      Glad to see I’m not the only one that thinks Holder & the Obama DOJ could be behind the mass shootings. Also most of the shootings are in while neighborhoods?

      1. avatar William Burke says:

        The mass shootings go well back into the Bush and Clinton admistrations. Do you believe Obama and Holder are behind those also?

        Probably you are too young to remember. Obama and Holder are ERRAND BOYS. If you want to find who is behind them, you’ve got to learn to think MUCH bigger.

        1. avatar Dave in Houston says:

          I’m over 70…..please educate me on what I am missing. Obama and his admin were/are evil. What was Bush doing that was evil?

    4. avatar James Campbell says:

      Dems want huge body counts to achieve their goals??? A brief review of history will show what style of leadership the left is following.
      Learn from the past or relive it.

  3. avatar Ranger Rick says:

    Is Michael Tomasky volunteering?

  4. avatar Dennis says:

    I wonder what the families of the victims think about sick f**ks like this runnin their game on the bodies of their loved ones!?

  5. avatar Imayeti says:

    Is he volunteering to be among the dead bodies?

    1. avatar California Richard says:

      Of course not! Remember: Commies are generous with OTHER people’s money and lives.

  6. avatar Ed Schrade says:

    This is why they continue 24 hrs. a day on their propaganda channels to spew hatred. This is a form of brainwashing the evil, unstable followers of theirs to go out and commit atrocities to get media attention so they can blame firearms for the deaths. Reminds me of the Flip Wilson character, Geraldine. She would say ” the devil made buy that dress “. Always blame an inanimate object and ignore the evil of some people.

  7. avatar Mark says:

    He looks healthy, as in zombie healthy. What the Communist left fails to realize is that the NRA is not an entity. It is a batch of people. The NRA may die, but it will simply reincarnate. You can’t kill freedom and liberty nor the right to self defense from tyranny and criminals.

    I only wish people like him would try to confiscate my guns.

    1. avatar art KUNSTMANN says:

      That’s right, NRA is only three letters capitalized, its the 100 million + gun owners that count…do they really think that we wouldn’t be here if there never was an NRA???…shows how narrow minded they really are.

  8. avatar California Richard says:

    It never ceases to amaze me how these people think the NRA is a single entity rather than a collection of individuals. Its like if there was no NRA, then 10’s of millions of people and their ideas and values will vanish like dust in the wind. These people don’t realize that if they succeed in ridding the world of the letters N, R, and A, then we’ll just throw our money and votes at other letters like GOA, SAF, JPFO, etc……. i suppose it does give them a boogy man for their daily “5-minutes of hate.”

  9. avatar Missouri_Mule says:

    Just remember even Texas Governor Greg Abbot vowed “to do something”…

  10. avatar Huntmaster says:

    Why don’t we just buy back all the guns in Afghanistan?

    1. avatar California Richard says:

      ^^^this^^^ I’m gonna get a lot of traction in the coming years reusing this quote.

    2. avatar James Campbell says:

      Wow, opened my eyes with this.
      It would ACTUALLY be a buyback, the US owned them at one time. What the left is talking about is confiscation. Yes, idiots like Vlad T, words STILL have meaning.

    3. avatar M1Lou says:

      I did my part! I bought two Snider-Enfields and a Martini Henry at the Bazaar in Bagram, and then went through the bureaucracy to bring them home.

  11. avatar Joatmon says:

    Unfortunately, he’s probably right if the NRA doesn’t implode itself.
    The more dead bodies they can dance on, the better for the left and it’s only a matter of time before another shooting.
    What’s really sad here is that no one is working on a solution. The left’s solution is confiscation plain and simple and it won’t do a thing.
    Possible solution for the right would be some type of mental health program but the left doesn’t want to hear that. Guns are the problem, just guns.
    So we’re at an impasse. It’s going to stay that way too.

    1. avatar rt66paul says:

      The right doesn’t want a mental health program either, it would cost a huge amount of money. Reagan cleared out the patients and closed down most of the mental hospitals in Ca and just put many on the street. Now, the police are the ones that have to deal with them. If they are arrested, they can be held for 72 hours – any more requires a lot of effort on the cops’ part. Most of the time, they don’t get charged and are back out on the streets soon.
      Even if you are a family member, it is very hard even to get the police to do a well check, even if they are hearing voices and seeing and talking to nothing or a cat or dog, they will be released in 72 hours and there is no way to force them to take their meds.
      How is the government working for society when they can’t even take care of those dangerous to themselves and others. They will never do so.

      1. avatar Bill Hodges says:

        RR did NOT clear out the mental hospitals and close them! The State legislature did that, and Reagan’s veto would have been overridden.

    2. avatar art KUNSTMANN says:

      the left wants more dead bodies, its the only weapon they have,

  12. avatar WI Patriot says:

    “The Daily Beast: The NRA Can Be Beaten…We Just Need More Dead Bodies”

    Are they volunteering…???

    1. avatar Rocketman Padfield says:

      I always think back to that old saying “Be careful what you wish for.” “You just might get it.”

  13. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    “The Daily Beast: The NRA Can Be Beaten…We Just Need More Dead Bodies”

    How much more proof is required that the Left is mentally ill.

  14. avatar Huntmaster says:

    The Democrats aren’t really against guns. And they aren’t against violence either. Both are perfectly acceptable to use against those who oppose their agenda. In the gun debate, we need to constantly point out that they have no problem using guns or violence to enforce gun control. The hypocrisy will defeat them.

    1. avatar Pg2 says:

      That’s a good point hank/guesty.

  15. avatar HEGEMON says:

    The left is violent in their rhetoric and in their deeds. Dead bodies have ALWAYS been it’s M.O., one way or another. These clowns were serious when they coined the term “by any means necessary”. What they fail to realize is that the 2A will survive with or without the NRA.

  16. avatar Rusty - Molon Labe - Chains says:

    Democrats are salivating at the prospect of more dead bodies that they can envision riding into office on. I think they will wrap all the anti-gun legislation into one big bundle and pass it in the House. They will then use the Senate refusal to pass it as political campaign material to try to take the Senate and the Presidency.

  17. avatar LifeSavor says:

    A guy running for City Council stopped by my house two evenings ago. I thought, “OK, let’s see where this goes” and asked him about gun control and whether he would support Allentown becoming a sanctuary city. He answered the sanctuary city question first by saying law enforcement across the country supports the sanctuary policy because it improves relations with the immigrants, thus, yielding better Intel. Regarding gun control, he said we need reasonable laws to keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have them. I had started to chuckle during his sanctuary answer and outright laughed at his control answer. I handed back the literature he gave me, shook his hand, and said “I know your answers are inaccurate. No hard feelings, but we approach life very differently”.

    My point is that he sounded like he had memorized very carefully constructed talking points. No point in arguing, he is just a drone.

    I hope he is not elected.

  18. avatar Ralph says:

    C’mon, they don’t need more dead bodies to sink the NRA. They just need more traitors who lie about supporting 2A.

  19. avatar enuf says:

    “The NRA Can Be Beaten…We Just Need More Dead Bodies”

    That statement is exactly correct. Gloating over the ghoulish and disgusting nature of it does not change how very true it is. Each and every time there is a mass shooting or some asswipe murders an ex-wife or girlfriend using a gun, we lose a little.

    It isn’t fair, we are not at fault for the crimes of others. But it is clear as can be that the killing drives the illogical and emotionally charged push to punish the guns and the owners of guns instead of dealing with the HUMAN VIOLENCE problem.

    Our own pro-Second Amendment leadership consistently fails to face up to the root cause of these attacks on our rights. The violence is the root cause. Ignoring this fact is what will enable the destruction of our rights, in time.

  20. avatar JD says:

    …Starting with his first. Fucking scum.

  21. avatar Vlad Tepes says:

    Michael Tomasky and Christopher Dickey are two outstanding journalists. You can catch Christopher Dickey on France24News on Fridays in “The Week In Review” hosted by François Picard (and American)

    Tomasky is correct in regards to the number of dead piling up and forcing the politicians to act if they want to stay in office. Its only a matter of time before “weapons of war” are severely restricted and or even confiscated. California proved you can do that and with the blessings of the courts as no court in their right mind including the Supreme Court would ever nullify such a law banning them if they wanted to stay in office for very long and the disingenuous bastards all know it.

    ON FRANCE24 DON’T MISS THIS WEEKS “REPORTERS” ON THE REFUGEE PEOPLE THE U.S. “DEEP STATE” GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO MURDER THAT HELPED THE AMERICAN HERO EDWARD SNOWDEN ESCAPE ITS JACK BOOTED NAZI CLUTCHES.

    https://www.france24.com/en/20190906-exclusive-reporters-edward-snowden-whistleblower-nsa-hong-kong-angels

    Three cheers to the Refugees that helped defeat the U.S. Nazi’s and reveal to the American People that they had lost their Constitutional freedoms under the heavy jack boot of the Evil Deep State U.S. Government.

    These Heroic Refugees that helped save the U.S. Constitution from complete destruction by the evil “Deep State” should immediately be given Canadian citizenship because their children born in Hong Kong are now Stateless and now are in danger of assignation.

    The good news is one of them and her daughter has been granted residence in Canada who stepped in and rescued them from the evil clutches of the U.S. Deep State Government.

    The evil U.S. Government under Herr Drumpf is urging Canada not to grant them citizenship because they helped the great Hero Snowden when he exposed the fact the U.S. Government was spying on its own people including its own President (Jimmy Carter) and Carter knew they were but was powerless to do anything about it, that is how powerful the U.S. Deep State has become.

    Edward Snowden has demanded a televised Public Trial in the U.S. which the U.S. Deep State is too nefarious and too terrified to grant him.

    From Moscow, where he lives in exile, Edward Snowden is also trying to help his saviors. On FRANCE 24, he appealed directly to Canada: “Please protect these families, just bring them to Canada. These are the best kind of the people we have among us anywhere in the world and they need your help.”

    As for Oliver Stone, he has written to Trudeau. He told FRANCE 24: “The remaining Snowden refugees in Hong Kong are experiencing two nightmares. The first fear of being sent back to Sri Lanka to face torture and death, and the second currently being played out by the Hong Kong government persecuting them. Mr Trudeau continues to delay bringing these families into Canada, including two stateless children, similar in age to Trudeau’s own children, who should have been brought to safety and reunited with their sister Keana in Montreal.”

    From Hong Kong, where they still live in squalor, the remaining refugees dream of a new life in Canada: Supun and Nadeeka would like to “work for an NGO in order to help other refugees”, while Ajith sees himself as a “wood craftsman in Quebec”.

    1. avatar Rusty - Molon Labe - Chains says:

      Dan, will you not rid us of this tiresome troll?

      An occasional intellectually challenging opponent to the orthodoxy of the site might be stimulating. This one is dull and uninteresting at best, and has long since passed his expiration date.

      1. avatar John Boch says:

        I’m about this __><__close to doing it myself.

    2. avatar James Campbell says:

      Quote by VT…..”You can catch Christopher Dickey on France24News on Fridays in “The Week In Review” hosted by François Picard”.

      Yes, I can also shave my head with a cheese grater. That doesn’t mean I’ll ACTUALLY do it.

      Although the cheese grater would be a better use of my time.

    3. avatar Vlad Tepes says:

      If I cant copy and paste transcripts of radical leftist garbage how will I pay for my meth?

    4. avatar Southern Cross says:

      Vlad’s upset Trump hasn’t rounded up leftists, non-whites, and illegals and put them in camps. So he has nothing to resist against. He’s a wannabe revolutionary without a revolution.

    5. avatar rt66paul says:

      They live in squalor in Hong Kong? The people of Hong Kong live much better than most do inside China. Sadly, so many stayed in Hong Kong instead of getting British Empire citizenship when they could and leaving.

    6. avatar Defiant Deity says:

      Are you going to copy and paste the program for your next NAMBA meeting Vlad? Spare us the time, we also don’t care to listen to your father/brother’s nearly cancelled show on Fridays.

      1. avatar Defiant Deity says:

        NAMBLA* Sorry Vlad, can’t for the “love” in north american man boy love association, their entire propaganda is centered around it.

    7. avatar Kroglikepie says:

      Wow. I am truly amazed at how someone can continue to grow ever more ignorant every time they post🤦‍♂️

      Well done, Vlad. You are not a credit to your namesake, but you are a credit to idiots everywhere.

      1. avatar Vlad Tepes says:

        Thank you for your support it is compliments like yours that keep me going and copying and pasting my claptrap.

        -The Real True Original Vlad Tepes

  22. avatar Huntmaster says:

    Since they got rid of the caption contest they need a clown like him TTAG entertaining.

  23. avatar 24and7 says:

    Maybe this clown will become a martyr for his cause..

  24. avatar Timothy Toroian says:

    Hey, bright boy! If the NRA goes it will be replaced by an organization consisting of the more avid members and any legislation against it will, of course, move it underground. You guys on the left must be as dense as I, for one, believe you are. But in the meantime, you should read, as should those on my side, the 1999 decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northen District of Texas, in EMERSON, in which it ruled that a ban on possession of a firearm by a person who is subject to a domestic restraining order infringes on the right to keep and bear arms. It found that the structure of the Amendment in the Bi8ll of Rights indicates that the right is individual and that this is supported bt Supreme Court decisions. It rejected a prudential or consequentialist argument that the SOCIAL COST OF THE AMENDMENT OUT WEIGHS IT’S UTILITY. ( emphasis mine). The true UTILITY is that it is a means and mechanism for the people to maintain their freedom against an overly intrusive or tyrannical government. Check with the people of Venezuela on that re Chavez and his 2012 lie re surrendering weapons. And if you still try to tell me it can’t happen in the 21st century or the United States please explain what attempted confiscation would be and major infringement on a Constitutionally guaranteed UNALIENABLE right would be but tyranny?

    1. avatar James Campbell says:

      Good point.

      The gun grabbers will jump out of the frying pan, right into the fire.

    2. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      Correct as all gun control laws are a infringement/violation of the Constitution.simple fact.

  25. avatar Chris T in KY says:

    This whiteman assumes the next murders will always happen in “fly over country” He’s thinks “his type of person” won’t be touched by this violence. He must have really been surprised when a muslim truck driver ran over people in New York State.

  26. avatar Gordon in MO says:

    Tomasky admitted what I have been saying for a long time;

    Democrats want more school shootings. The left is adamant in providing “gun free zones” for the crazies to perpetrate their violence. They refuse to do anything that would actually help protect students in school such as more armed guards, off duty police officers, or several volunteer veterans in each school (armed).

    If you pay attention when there is a shooting, it disappears if it doesn’t fit their narrative and they dance in the blood if it does.

    It is all part of reaching their goals, disarm American citizens, over throw the Constitution and create their utopia, a communist country.

    They are getting close to reaching their goals through demographics. They are turning out millions of new well indoctrinated socialists every year from high schools and universities. They are inviting millions of illegal aliens into our country and encouraging them to vote (democrat of course). They will take over the federal government by 2030 elections if not before. When they do it is Katie Bar the Door, they will go full speed ahead with their agenda.

    As for conservatives/constitutionalists…. Be Prepared !

  27. avatar Peggy says:

    Never let a good Reichstag fire go to waste (Progressives 1:1)

  28. avatar Sian says:

    Murder sprees which almost invariably happen in places where leftist policies required the victims to be disarmed, and killers to go unchallenged until they’ve finished their work.

    If I was less rational I’d think it was deliberate.

  29. avatar M1Lou says:

    Since most leftist efforts are AstroTurf, they think that organizations on the right are configured the same way. They think Wayne makes a decree from on high, and like the Eloi waiting to be eaten by Morlocks, we walk into gun stores and buy an AR-15. They don’t get that a good chunk of America likes guns, wants, guns, and doesn’t need the NRA’s decrees to go buy them. I bought a lot of guns well before I joined the NRA. The NRA has 5 million members who are more active than a lot of other people. Then you have the periphery that support the NRA’s message and organization, while never joining it. It’s grassroots, not AstroTurf.

    Now, the caveat. The NRA needs an enema to flush out the rot from the organization. It also needs controls put in place so we don’t get Wayne trying to make the NRA pay for a 6 million dollar mansion for him! That is ridiculous. Imagine how far 6 million would go for working to restore gun rights in occupied territory?

  30. avatar Gordon in MO says:

    Here is a series of quotes, some from long ago, for conservatives to consider. I hope we will all take them to heart:

    When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
    Edmund Burke. Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents (1770)

    “Survival is a test. There is only one correct answer, cheating is allowed, and it’s pass/fail.”

    A Nation of Sheep will beget a Government of Wolves

    Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth.
    -George Washington

    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
    – Edmund Burke

    Those who would sacrifice freedom for security, deserve neither.

    “Bullets do NOT go where you wish they would go, they go where you aim them.”

    Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war, that this foul deed shall smell above the earth with carrion men, groaning for burial.
    -William Shakespeare

    Life and death happens in 2 seconds. 2 seconds is the time you usually have to make these decisions. You better make the decision now before you are under pressure.

    If you don’t hold it you don’t own it. You only own what you can defend.

    Civilization is only ever 3 days without food away from complete breakdown.

    Paranoia is more than a personality trait, it’s a survival skill.

    “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”
    Einstein –

    The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.
    -Theodore Roosevelt –

    “Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live… at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin’ to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take… OUR FREEDOM!”
    William Wallace Braveheart

    “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed;
    if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly;
    you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival.
    There may even be a worse case.
    You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory,
    because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

    Winston Churchill

    Be Prepared !

  31. avatar Alan says:

    Since they never had a remotely valid or legitimate reason for opposing the most basic of Civil Rights, to say nothing of Constitutional Rights, they are in serious need of some sort of Hobby Horse to ride.

  32. avatar PosseMan says:

    Did he just incite some mentally-ill/deficient individual to commit mass murder?!

  33. avatar JoinGOA,FPC,SAF says:

    Here is a link every decent American can use to send a message so easy with a few clicks and a prewritten letter(if needed) to all GOP Senators & Trump to stop this illegal gun control! This week the threat is real and the anti-gun house will likely pass several gun control bills and scream the sky is falling! They will call Trump and the Senate all kinds of names if they don’t pass their commie gun control!

    https://gunowners.org/alert082119/

  34. avatar Hannibal and the Elephants says:

    Has it not occurred to anyone that at least some of these shootings were likely pushed by the Left, think every time some anti2A bill is being proposed or especially a 2A case is before the SCOTUS… expect another major event around October when SCOTUS starts the NY Rifle.. case. Las Vegas is an example But an even less obfuscated case is Parkland where the Former proDemoncrat Sheriff of Nottingham, I mean, Broward, knew for some time of the risk (didn’t even need Rick Scott’s subsequent RedFlag laws) and the school administration also knew of the risk and yet all including the Sheriff’s deputies did all that they could to allow the shootings to happen. And just so happens that immediately afterwards a group of Millennial teens who can’t even wipe their nose have a massive national PR campaign ready to roll, as if they were ready for the events to pan out. I hate conspiracy theories, but holy cow I did not even need a tin hat for this observation!

  35. avatar Tim says:

    Stalin, Lenin, Hitler, Mao, Castro, and so on would all agree that more dead bodies are exactly what it takes to get leftist agendas across the goal line.

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