“That’s why today, I invite my fellow Republicans and right-leaning Independents to join me and the nearly 100 other current and former Republican elected officials, members of previous Republican administrations, and party leaders in forming a coalition of the decent, to elect a decent man President of the United States.”
Joe Biden is “a decent man”? According to Whitman, he’s more than that.
“Joe Biden wants to be a president for all Americans,” Whitman lies.
Of course, he does not. He does not want to be a president for Americans who oppose new taxes. He does not want to be a president for Americans who believe in the sanctity of the lives of the unborn. He does not want to be a president for Americans who see, and don't agree with, the inevitable tyrannical cultural shifts enabled by uncontrolled “immigration” with a “Day One pathway to citizenship.” And he does not want to be a president for Americans who believe unbendingly in the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
Not only does Joe Biden threaten to eviscerate all those interests, if elected, he will make sure judges are appointed to the Supreme Court and at all levels within the federal court system to reverse gains gun owners have made to date and to uphold new infringements. As far as political and “legal” means of redress go, it will be “Game over” for the Second Amendment, leaving the only options to be “Surrender or resist.”
Not that Whitman minds. Despite hollowly crowing about her “Republican” credentials and connections, she has always been part of the establishment swamp and has been betraying gun owner interests for decades.
“In 1993, gun owners once again presented intense opposition to entrenched Governor Florio, electing Christine Whitman on her promise to legislatively review the 1990 gun ban, and to support the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding firearms owners,” Gun Owners of America noted. “Gun owners contributed massive campaigning efforts on behalf of Whitman, including phone banks, fax networks, donations, and personal sacrifice well beyond any other group.”
How Whitman repaid that loyalty should be all the testament to her character, or lack thereof, anyone needs.
She signed a trigger lock law because she didn’t have the political juice to force through her favored option, “smart guns.” She “initiated” a “zero-tolerance” bill mandating “gun-free school zones” to further favor psychopaths by law. Her best friend and former campaign manager became a gun-grabber lobbyist. And after the Orlando murders, she clued us in on what she would do if she did have the power:
“From what we know now, the shooter had acquired his automatic weapon legally just days before the shooting. Who, besides law enforcement and the military, really needs a weapon designed for the battlefield [sic]? Really. It is time we look a hard look at our gun laws. We can protect the Second Amendment, which I wholeheartedly support, and the right to bear arms in a sane and balanced way.”
How many lies can you find? You read that and wonder if this woman is even capable of recognizing the truth, let alone speaking it.
That goes for the other “former Republican governors” joining Whitman in trying to turn the country over to the Democrats.
In an act of political duplicity brazen enough to make heads spin, Michigan’s Rick Snyder managed to swindle out support from both Michael Bloomberg and the NRA! He showed whose side he was really on by denying both due process and concealed carry permits to citizens that have been accused, but not charged nor been convicted of any crime. He joined Everytown in bragging about “vetoing priority legislation” for NRA.
And where do we start with Bill Weld of Massachusetts? “Republican governor” turned “Libertarian vice-presidential candidate” Weld wants to ban semi-autos and their magazines, and deny guns to citizens who appear on secret lists for unknown reasons, again without due process, and without even being charged with a crime, let alone convicted of one. Wholly unsurprisingly, he endorsed Barack Obama and then worked against Donald Trump (and his new LP BFFs) to Hillary Clinton’s advantage in 2016.
With all this deception going on, it’s fair to wonder why Whitman is expanding her anti-Trump role that she currently fills as part of the insufferable William Kristol’s “leadership” team for “Defending Democracy Together.” It’s just another front in a coordinated coalition of useful idiots we’ve seen manifest itself in collective efforts from groups and individuals like The Lincoln Project, John Kasich, and Jeff Flake & Co.
What that does is gives the DSM (Duranty/Streicher Media) fodder to inflate in headlines and further sway the election in favor of the Democrats. Just look at the Google News feed on the “new” Whitman venture and see for yourself how the public is being inundated with parroted talking points.
That’s nothing but beneficial to those intent on advancing an agenda. Does anyone think that’s coincidental?
The deliberately unstated truth in all of this is that it’s not so much about defeating Donald Trump, who in many ways is an avatar. It is about defeating the citizens he has rallied who support the platform and promises he campaigned on – and rubbing their faces in it.
With “Republicans” like these, who needs Democrats?
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.