Lie Like Hell Once You’ve Run Out of Ideas

CT Governor Dannel Malloy
CT Governor Dannel Malloy

U.S.A. –-( Democrat Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said the NRA was a terrorist organization. This slander may shock most of us, but I wonder what took Governor Malloy so long. Malloy and the Democrats have run out of ideas. Their democrat controlled states are failing and shrinking. US citizens pack up and vote with their feet. They flee the failed Democrat policies that drove out jobs and ruined lives. Now, Governor Malloy announces his newly discovered terrorist threat. Democrats told us that Trump is Hitler, Republicans are Nazis, and the NRA and its members are terrorists who kill children. Those are the words of desperate politicians and dangerous men.

Why would a Democrat governor call the NRA and its supporters terrorists? One answer is ignorance. Most people don’t know that the NRA is the nation’s largest source of firearms safety training. The NRA has the largest program in the world that teaches children’s safety around guns. By calling me and the NRA terrorists, the failing Democrats are presenting ideas that are popular with their shrinking base of support. Democrat politicians are also saying what the mainstream media, the public relations wing of today’s Socialist party, wants to hear.

Contrast that name-calling with the actions of a growing and vibrant political party. A growing political movement plays to the middle in order to attract new members. A growing party reaches out independents and centrists. That certainly isn’t what the Democrats are doing today.

Instead, Democrats, the mainstream media say “Let’s try Socialism.” I’m sure that today’s big-government intellectuals are sincere in their desire to try the same old idea of Socialism. The Democrat politicians are desperate for any distraction that will take attention away from their growing lists of failures.

The shining star in the Democrat constellation has to be the failing city of Chicago. The Windy City was once the city with broad shoulders, the city that worked for a living. Chicago was once the home to middle-class Americans and thriving industry. Chicago was a vibrant multi-ethnic melting pot when I lived there. Today the working class has been driven out of Chicago and out of Illinois by Democrat policies. Now, Chicago is populated by illegal immigrants and those who are too old or too poor to escape.

Chicago isn’t alone. Add Detroit, Baltimore, Saint Louis, Los Angeles and the Bay Area to the lists of proud Democrat failures. The Democrats say that these cities failed because their great Democrat public policies were not executed strongly enough. We’re told that the rest of the United States should be more like them. Frankly, that is hard for us to believe.

Democrat failures were laid bare by the Trump recovery. Today, the Democrat politicians are desperate for a new distraction. The NRA supported President Trump in his election victory over Secretary Hillary Clinton. That makes the NRA an obvious political target for the Democrats and their mainstream media.

There is another reason to attack the NRA. Owning a gun is one of the strongest predictors of political affiliation. Firearms ownership is ahead of sex, age, race, or religion in predicting your political beliefs. Calling the NRA and its members a bunch of baby-killing terrorists is simply calling core republicans terrorists. It justifies the media’s global war on conservatives.  That slander comes as a surprise to the growing number of women and racial minorities who recently became gun owners and joined the NRA. Gun ownership moved mainstream. That threatens the extremists, Democrats.

Attacking political conservatives is an old tactic. The Democrats, the so-called party of tolerance and diversity, has used every political manipulation to shut down free associations like the NRA. NRA banquets and educational events are canceled after businesses get blackballed by local Democrat political machines. It happens. Look it up for yourself.

The reason for this latest political attack could be more deeply political and self-serving for certain politicians. Perhaps this latest attack is in retaliation for the Trump Justice Department’s recent release of records from the Obama Administration. We’re still getting documents about Obama’s gun running to Mexico called Operation Fast and Furious. We haven’t seen all the records from the IRS witch hunts against conservative political organizations. Those releases put the political future of Attorney General Erik Holder at risk. It might put Holder in jail. It certainly leaves Obama’s legacy at risk. I want to see those records, and so do most of us. The NRA was vocal in its condemnation of Holder’s gun running.

This condemnation of the NRA is also a tantrum that simply makes the Democrats feel better. Obama’s economics failed the rest of us. Of course, Obama’s Chicago style corruption worked out well for Barack and Hillary. They banked millions of dollars by selling political favors and access while the rest of us searched for part-time jobs. The Trump recovery showed that welfare and part-time work are not the new normal, as the Democrats claimed. That has to hurt if you are a loyal Democrat.

Those failed Democrat economic ideas are only one part of a long list of failure. We are told that the NRA kills children, while we’re asked to ignore the atrocities of Planned Parenthood. Democrats call for unrestricted immigration while they also tell us that greater levels of welfare are necessary for the unemployed. Democrats say we should end drug prohibition because it failed, while at the same telling us that firearms prohibition will succeed. Democrats claim that gun prohibition will keep guns out of criminals hands, while our unsecured borders deliver billions of dollars of drugs to our inner cities. That magical thinking doesn’t make sense.

More and more of us noticed the Democrat dependence on magic. It gets harder and harder for the mainstream media to spin Democrat press releases as reasonable.

You resort to slander and name-calling when you’re out of ideas.

Add this next fact to the din of cognitive dissonance coming from the Democrats. They are trying to both rewrite history and to repeat it. The same people who said that Trump is Hitler and conservatives are Nazis are now the loudest voices calling to disarm minorities. I’ve read what happened after the Nazis disarmed the Jews and “undesirables” in Nazi Germany. Many of us won’t allow genocide to happen again. If you doubt me, then I have to remind you that the NRA helped arm and train the civil rights movement in the 1950s. That is the proud record of the organization the Democrats now call terrorists. I am one of them.

Please pay close attention to what the Democrats say and do. Desperate politicians will try almost anything.

About Rob MorseSlow Facts

The original article is here.  Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

  • 30 thoughts on “Lie Like Hell Once You’ve Run Out of Ideas

    1. Been a member and associated with NRA for over 60 some odd years now and don’t ever know of ant time they ever advocated any thing but saf and sane use of firearms. I wonder how many people have been trained by the NRA. Sometimes politicians open mouth before engaging there brain. Sound familiar. Kinda thought so.

    2. I wonder when the President will begin calling this what it is? I have hopes it will come to mind that incorrect labeling such as was concerning Islamic Terrorist will be corrected in this matter. It is not “gun-control”, it is People Control and/or the attempts to ram it down law-abiding citizen’s throats. History does repeat, The more power we give the government, the more they will take for themselves.

    3. Add everything west of the coast ranges (cascades, sierras) to the list of sliding left and failing areas.

    4. “Contrast that name-calling with the actions of a growing and vibrant political party”

      From the comments:
      “the needy, the gullible, and the greedy”
      “small group of perverts, perpetual malcontents, schemer, and hard core unemployable”
      ” liars, cheats, thieves and traitors”
      “DemoRATS ”
      “polyglot of perverted groups”
      “Big mouthed”

      Seems like the hypocrisy runs deep and both parties are just different sides of the same corrupt coin. A pox upon both your houses.

      1. Chris Mallory <And those are just the polite ones we can can call those who live among us who want to rule over use without any regard for our lives and freedom. Well I say a big F to that. I can think of much better names, traitors comes to mind.

      2. CM, jumps to the conclusion that we fact classifiers think that one of the parties is honest. He is quick to throw around the insult of hypocrisy, but we have been entirely consistent dividing the political spectrum into those individuals who would diminish our Constitutional Civil Rights and those whom would not… yet.
        Finally, I think that my classifications have been quite accurate.

    5. 4/19/1775…The OG American Terrorists disposing of a Tyrannical Gun Grabbing Government. Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to suffer the consequences of it’s return. Keep Your Powder Dry.

    6. The state of CT REQUIRES the NRA Pistol training course before you can get your pistol permit! So is the governor saying you need to be trained by terrorists 1st, then he gives you a pistol permit?

      The hypocrazy of the left is astounding.

    7. The NRA can write articles about the mistreatment a dumrat politician says about them, but the rebuttal is not heard by everyone when posted on Ammoland. Possibly, a law suit is the only way to get the public tuned in to the defamation that is spewed by these commies. Conn. sure has it’s hands full with this Malloy and the big mouthed congressman Murphy.

    8. The Democrats have, since FOREVER, been trying to prohibit gun ownership in America. Throughout history prohibition has never worked. If they were ever to successfully ban all firearms and confiscate them from Americans, the black market for arms would explode. Guns would illegally flow from around the world through Mexico, or through our coastlines just as illegal drugs flow now. So, while the law-abiding citizens would be disarmed, the criminals would still get their guns. They would just be more expensive. If you think crime is bad in liberal cities now, think what it would be like when, under gun prohibition, those cities’ crime rates would explode even more, and so would the rest of a disarmed America.

    9. One the investigations that are going on and or will be opened up, they will have to re-open alca traz to house all the government criminals!!!!!
      Just saying,
      remain calm and return fire
      Grampa 38

      1. I dunno. I kinda think that tropical paradise hanging off the bottom side of Cuba would work well. If any manage to escape, they can go and help what’s left of the Castro regime, or maybe arrange to be transported to Venezuela. It would be easier to control outside communication in that place. And harder for their pals to bust them out. Of course, once so thoroughly disgraced their “pals” might be so glad to have them off the upper rungs of the ladder, thus freeing up theirpath to climb, they’d leave them alone to rot.

        1. @Tionico… Yeah I always thought hotel G was the place , the only advantage to Alcatraz is the water is colder . With their money Alcatraz might be too close to the main land.

    10. Malloy is the epitome of anti American Marxist vermin. He destroyed a once vibrant state and he and his Democrat storm troopers inn the CT legislature passed the most unconstitutional and oppressive gun laws in the nation. They did this using the emotions of people almost the day after Sandy Hook. Yes, after years of attempting to eviscerate the 2nd Amendment, they jumped on the opportunity to use the souls of murdered children to punish law abiding gun owners while at the same time, releasing violent criminals from prison , to roam the streets of Connecticut. Malloy thought he would get a position in Hillary’s administration. Well that didn’t work out. So now he’s not running again for governor, and rumors have it that he will be going to South Carolina. Probably to spread his Marxist poison. After all, he drove Connecticut into the ground, what will stop hi from doing the same elsewhere?

    11. Author Morse, writes, “… Now, Chicago is populated by illegal immigrants and those who are too old or too poor to escape.” Morse is squarely on the pulse. The Democrat party promises something for nothing to those to poor to escape. The Democrat party only survives because it lies to the needy and greedy, but something for nothing never works out, because socialism/communism is a fraudulent theory. It is easy to explain, and impossible to make work.
      The Democrat party is a polyglot of perverted groups, to whom no one would listen and have no power, if they were alone. The question is What could make them go their separate ways?

    12. When remarks from politicians “NRA and its members are terrorists who kill children” become slander? I’m an NRA Life Member and I don’t kill children. Doesn’t someone that makes the claim that I do have to prove that in a court and if can’t has to pay for the slander?

    13. “When you have the facts, pound the facts. If you don’t have the facts then pound the law. If you have neither the facts nor the law then pound the table.” They have been pounding the table for a long, long time.

    14. The DemoRATS are in trouble, without the gift of the Florida shooter, their only platform was “WE HATE TRUMP” , now they can say “WE WANT YOUR GUNS” too. I don’t think t will turn out well for them.

    15. Stop calling that worthless Clinton trash “Secretary”. That isn’t a lifetime award or title. At least make it “former-secretary” if you just gotta. Someone else is the secretary now. Of all the things that I can think of to call her, “secretary” isn’t one of them.

      1. @CV, Clinton’s life time title should be “convict”. Then again “No. 475683” would have a nice ring to it. Oakdale, La would be an appropriate address.

    16. When are we going to file a law suite against these liberals when they publicly staffer and defame our character and name? Sure could use some more guns and ammunition, at their expense .

    17. Life Member of NRA and also GOA, plus Pro-Gun Org. Malloy’s Problem is: Democrat .
      Socialism was tried in Jamestown 1607 or thereabouts. Didn’t work then and not working so good now.

      1. It was also tried in the Plymouth Colony in Massachussetts the first years they were there, 1620-22. Looking at their empty larders coming toward spring, hungry, sick from lack of adequate diet, they realised something had gone terribly wrong. They began to search the Scriptures and found the answer and cure for their near starvation. That spring they divided the lands up into plots, and distributed them by family. No longer was the rule “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need”. Now it was “this is YOUR dirt, you manage it the wayYOU want to and all the produce of the land is YOURS. The same land, managed thusly, produced such an abundance eVERYONE had plenty to give away, and to trade for other things tjey wanted.

        Thus the first death of socialism in America. But that perversion is persistent.. it changes its clothes and comes back masquerading as something else, and some are gullible enough to invite it back in.

    18. Democrats are proven liars, cheats, thieves and traitors. The only surprise from democrats is anything that looks like honesty.

      1. @HerbT, You are quite correct, but there remain the needy, the gullible, and the greedy voters that keep them a power not to be underestimated. The Democrat party is comprised of every small group of perverts, perpetual malcontents, schemer, and hard core unemployable, to whom no one would listen, if they were not a a party. The question is What would get them to split up? The answer can not be … failure.

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