Moms Demand and other Antis wishing for Pink Flying Ponies. (UPDATE)

This is the latest meme.

Moms Demand Pink Ponies

It comes from a 2013 article by Markos Moulitsas, founder of the daily Kos in which he, with some seriously twisted mental curlicues figures that the NRA somehow was  losing on the 2013 Gun Rights battle.

That is, until Sandy Hook reshaped the picture. Given the opportunity to be an honest partner in search of solutions to the gun violence epidemic, the NRA and its allies instead dug in their heels. Their obstruction was so absolute they even opposed a tepid, watered-down and nearly irrelevant expansion of the background checks system.

But opposing a bill supported by about 90 percent of the American public in poll after poll has proven costly to the gun lobby’s most loyal lackeys.

He goes on to mention how bad  Rep. Kelly Ayotte (R) is doing in New Hampshire (Deep blue state), but fails to say that those numbers are the ones polled immediately after her vote against Expanded Background checks about a year ago and that she is not up for re-election till 2016. He also mentions Senator Jeff Flake from Arizona and again he is not up for re-election till 2018. So why mention two politicians that have no effect on the immediate future? Where are those evil ones that can be voted out of office this year? Maybe the answer is also in the article:

But the gun debate is no longer one-sided. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns responded with a massive $650,000 barrage of its own, making a joke of the NRA’s pitiful contribution. In their ad, the mayors group noted that “89 percent of New Hampshire residents support comprehensive background checks, but Ayotte votes no.

Bloomberg’s name has become toxic. The Colorado Recalls demonstrated that even outspending Pro-Gun initiatives 3-1, you may very well face the losing end of things. And it was so bad that Governor Hickelooper asked Bloomberg in a roundabout way to avoid any more contact with Colorado Politics.

So why is Moms Demand still pushing this line of political garbage? One reason might be that they need to cheer the troops and bring them up a bit after such a shellacking as the 2013 war was. But also there is the old principle:

“But the most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over. Here, as so often in this world, persistence is the first and most important requirement for success.”
Adolf Hitler. “War Propaganda”, in volume 1, chapter 6 of Mein Kampf (1925)

Or the vernacular:
“If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself.”
But we are on to them. And We Will Win.

UPDATE: As soon as I published this post and returned to Facebook, I was greeted by the following:

Brady Sway


So nice to see all Gun Control Groups goose-stepping in unison.

8 Replies to “Moms Demand and other Antis wishing for Pink Flying Ponies. (UPDATE)”

  1. They’ve been calling the NRA a paper tiger for a couple of years now, maybe longer. As you said, the 2013 war demonstrated otherwise.

    H.R. 3590 (The Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act) just passed the house yesterday with 41 democrats voting yea. I think Cali cast two dem yeas. TX state Sen Wendy Davis came out in favor of open carrying of handguns for CHL holders. Both CO and NY sheriffs are refusing to enforce their recent gun control laws, or parts of them. It’s looking like 2014 is shaping up to be a good year for gun rights as well.

    Ah, almost forgot. There was a 2A rally in MD the other day. 400 2A advocates showed up in the freezing weather. All of the gun control orgs combined can’t produce 400 paid advocates to rally in one place.

    While the NRA seems to be the target of their hate speech, the NRA is not their only obstruction to passing gun control laws. Aside from other organized 2A orgs, there are plenty of smaller grass roots groups as well. Look how Open Carry Texas got under their skin.

    I’ve noticed recently that MDA (and others) have changed their message from “we need MOAR laws” to “we need to change our ‘gun culture'”. Yeah, that’s going to go over well. That’s like saying, “we need to change our civil rights culture and make the blacks sit in the back of the bus”.

  2. ” a bill supported by about 90 percent of the American public in poll after poll”

    Is absolute bullshit. Politicians are not stupid people. If 90% of the people truly supported this, it would happen. They need to quit polling only in places like NYC or Boston, where a lot of people have no clue about what rights they really have, just what they are told by the Bloomberg’s and Menino’s of the world.

    1. The MD pro-gunowner rally had at least 800 folks (I was there, also heard the Capitol police working the crowd gave an estimate of “about 1000”). The anti-gunowner activists in a state like MD can only dream of such numbers.

  3. How about we respond with endlessly repeating THE BIG TRUTH: Gun control is useless.

    Every time that they open their mouths or post rubbish, we need to saturate them with this single honest response. They cannot counter it; they can only deflect.

  4. Yep, I was toying with a certain nobody anti, and she started prattling about how the anti-gun agenda was supported by most Americans, and the NRA is a paper tiger, and the gun control movement is going strong.

    She also was claiming all the facts and data I was supporting my point with were lies, from groups like the CDC, and she was replying with Joyce-paid “Facts” and “Studies”

    I closed with “If everything you say is true, and everything I say is a lie, then why haven’t we banned guns? Why don’t you just swoop in and DO everything you talk about, because the case you’re making is a pretty strong one for all of that”

    That was the last comment on that thread. 🙂

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