Wednesday, January 16

New NRA ad makes political pawns of Obama's daughters

The neurons are not all firing in the brains of the leaders at the NRA. They continue to criticize Obama for not supporting armed guards in schools, citing the fact that his daughters' school has armed guards.

There's a critical flaw in their logic: Most Americans are not celebrities. It's perfectly reasonable for celebrities and public figures to have security. What is it about this that the NRA doesn't understand?

We just need to stop for a moment and say: "DUH!"

From Politico:
"The National Rifle Association on Tuesday released a controversial new ad that makes reference to President Barack Obama's daughters - sparking outrage from critics who charged that the spot is over the line. 
"'Most Americans agree that a president's children should not be used as pawns in a political fight,' White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said. 'But to go so far as to make the safety of the President's children the subject of an attack ad is repugnant and cowardly. 
"The video calls Obama an 'elitist hypocrite' for not embracing armed guards in schools even as his daughters enjoy armed protection at their schools."
NRA ad attacked for including President Obama's daughters