During the election of 2016, Hillary Clinton made headlines by calling the conservative voters “deplorable”, prompting many to declare the democratic diva a mudslinger of the highest regard.
Let’s take a look at the definition of “deplorable”: 1: Deserving strong condemnation, 2: Shockingly bad in quality.
Now, what would we call someone who consistently, and without reprieve, exploits the tragedy of children for their own political gain? Would that sort of self-serving and incendiary campaign of callous political chicanery be considered deserving of strong condemnation.
You bet your butt it would.
And that is precisely what Wayne LaPierre, head of the National Rifle Association is doling out for the democrats who have repeatedly trotted out teenaged school shooting survivors from Florida in an effort to bolster their own agenda while tugging on the heartstrings of the American people.
“Just over a week after 17 people were killed at Parkland, Fla., high school, National Rifle Association executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre gave a fiery, defiant speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, on Thursday. LaPierre defended Second Amendment rights and warned of a “socialist agenda” intended to strip firearms away from law-abiding citizens.
“‘As usual, the opportunists wasted not one second to exploit tragedy for political gain,’ LaPierre said, adding that 20th century community organizer ‘Saul Alinsky would have been proud of the breakneck speed for gun control laws and the breathless national media eager to smear the NRA.’
“LaPierre, who was not listed on CPAC’s official schedule, accused Democrats of making gun control a political issue in order to achieve their ultimate goal to ‘eradicate all individual freedoms.’
“‘What they want are more restrictions on the law-abiding — think about that,’ LaPierre said. ‘Their solution is to make you all of you less free. They want to sweep right under the carpet the failure of school security, the failure of the family, the failure of America’s school systems and even the unbelievable failure of the FBI.'”
LaPierre does not have an easy job, and speaking so sternly in the wake of a tragedy so great must certainly weigh on the long time head of the NRA. Still, these things must be said to counteract the “opportunists”, as LaPierre so rightfully labeled them.