Unless you live under a rock, today is the day the NRA stooped to an all time low, lower-than-maggots-on-a-rotting-carcus-low, and brought a taboo subject into this hateful, political war… Obama’s children. It has been an unwritten rule that ALL children of the First Families are off limits to the press and political bullshit. This only goes to show just how little the NRA cares or respects people. All they care about are selling their guns. Their “2nd Amendment Rights” – which are NOT nor NEVER have been threatened… unless you’re a thug, a felon, or a threat. Perfect example, the state of Tennessee has suspended the handgun carry permit of James Yeager, CEO of Tactical Response, who recently said he would “start killing people” should President Obama take executive action on gun control.
If that’s not a threat to the general public, then I don’t know what it. But I’m sure Obama knows as he and his family are the most death-threatened First Family in history.
A political artist, Tracy Knauss, whose work I follow posted on Facebook a Photoshopped image of a famous Norman Rockwell painting today, and boy did it strike my heart and nearly made me sick. The painting is called, “The Problem We All Live With.” According to Wikipedia:
The Problem We All Live With is a 1964 painting by Norman Rockwell. An iconic image of the civil rights movement in the United States, it depicts Ruby Bridges, a six-year-old African-American girl, on her way in to an all-white public school in New Orleans on November 14, 1960 during the process of racial desegregation. Because of threats and violence against her, she is escorted by four U.S. Deputy Marshals; the painting is framed such that the marshals’ heads are cropped at the shoulders. On the wall behind her is written the racial slur “nigger” and the letters “KKK”; a smashed tomato thrown at Bridges is also visible. The white crowd is not visible, as the viewer is looking at the scene from their point of view.”
Tracy simply duplicated the young and innocent Ruby to now represent the two Obama girls.
People… this is closer to the truth than many realize – or don’t want to realize.
Never before has the protection of the First Family ever been in question. Oh sure, many have grumbled about the cost, as I’m sure it’s not cheap. But common sense has ALWAYS prevailed… the president, whether black or white, Democrat or Republican, has enemies – and a lot of them. In many cultures, the way to truly hurt an enemy is to hurt that enemy’s family, not the enemy themselves.
The NRA has since pulled their ad from their website, but it doesn’t matter. It’s already been reposted all over, and I am sure the NRA will not ask anyone to remove it for copyright reasons. I am confident they want the ad to be played over and over and over again.
There is one portion of this ad that really should frighten every soul out there. At 24 seconds into the ad, the NRA is complaining about how Obama wants “gun free [school] zones.” Isn’t that what everyone wants???? A true gun-free school zone means then that there is no reason, no worry about any student being shot and killed. It’s a goal that will take a lot of work and some time, but is possible…. and that’s what the NRA doesn’t want.
That part of the ad right there shows how the NRA cares more about putting guns in everyone’s hands than they care about the safety of the children.
Today was a horrid, horrid day in America. The NRA has reared their ugly head and roared louder than ever before. Until their monetary umbilical cord they have to Congress is severed, then nothing will change. And innocent people will continue to be slaughtered.
BTW… did anyone hear Obama or Biden or anyone for that matter make any statement that they wanted to take everyone’s guns away? Yeah, I didn’t hear that either.
- The NRA Gets Even Worse: New Ad Continues Attacking Obama’s Daughters, Lashes Out at Media (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- NRA launches unhinged ad campaign (maddowblog.msnbc.com)
- [POLL] Did The Ad “Aimed” At President Obama, By The NRA, Go Too Far? (atlanta.cbslocal.com)
- Why we must leave Obama’s girls out of the gun fight (thegrio.com)