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‘Morning Joe’ hosts eviscerate ‘sick in the head’ NRA for targeting Obama’s kids

Posted by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:29 AM
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‘Morning Joe’ hosts eviscerate ‘sick in the head’ NRA for targeting Obama’s kids


By David Edwards
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:29
Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough

The hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Wednesday ripped into the National Rifle Association (NRA) for using President Barack Obama’s daughters in an advertisement opposing new gun safety measures.

On Tuesday, the pro-gun lobbying group sparked outrage by releasing an ad calling Obama an “elitist hypocrite” for opposing guns in schools while allowing his own daughters to be protected by armed bodyguards. The ad comes one month after 20 children were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and just days after the NRA released a first-person shooting game for Apple’s iPhone and iPad targeted at children as young as four.

After reviewing the ad on Wednesday, MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle immediately denounced it as “political pornography.”

“What’s wrong with these people, Mika?” MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough asked co-host Mika Brzezinski. “You have children who had no say in the decision in whether their father, who is going to step forward to be president of the United States, to run for president — one of the most bone-crushing, sacrificing things any husband or wife can do to their family. And the second they make that decision, their children and their entire family have targets on their backs.”

“And the NRA is putting something out?” he continued. “What’s wrong with these people? Putting out apps that 4 year olds can play on the anniversary of the Newtown murders and now putting out an ad talking about the president’s daughters.”

“They are out of step, out of the mainstream, totally out of sync with what’s going on in our society and, quite frankly after seeing that, I think that some of the people who run that thing are sick,” Brzezinski agreed. “I really do. I think they are sick in the head. And I’m serious. I’m embarrassed right now. I’m embarrassed for our country, that we have a section of society, the NRA, which should have a voice certainly trying to protect a constitutional amendment. I understand that. There’s a really legitimate debate there, [but] they just took it, they just brought it down to the lowest, most base level. I don’t even want to — it’s now fringe.”

“They are now a fringe organization with millions of mainstream Americans, gun, hunting guys and women that love to hunt,” Scarborough noted.

“You should be embarrassed to be part of the NRA at this point,” Brzezinski insisted. “I was even going to try and understand the people running to gun shops and loading up on these high-capacity weapons, assault weapons and magazines. I was willing to understand this debate and understand their fear of laws changing and try and discuss it on this show, but after seeing that, honestly, I’m done. They’re done. This ad is the final straw.”

“It can’t be a real ad!” Scarborough exclaimed.


“That’s so sick,” Brzezinski lamented. “That’s some sick person that did it at home in their basement.”

“It’s just disgusting people,” CNBC host Donny Deutsch piled on. “It just gets to a point where it’s below human decency.”

“This is how they mark the anniversary of Newtown,” Scarborough sighed. “I’ve never seen an organization as out of touch and extreme with middle America as this one… The NRA’s worst enemy could not be doing the damage to this once-respected, mainstream organization as [NRA CEO] Wayne LaPierre is every single day.”

“I’m terrified,” Brzezinski concluded.


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mikiemom
by Silver Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:31 AM
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I think at the very least the NRA marketing folks are seriously out of touch with reality.

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:33 AM
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 I bet a Christie / Scarborough ticket would have the best quoatable lines

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:34 AM

 

“It’s just disgusting people,” CNBC host Donny Deutsch piled on. “It just gets to a point where it’s below human decency.”

“This is how they mark the anniversary of Newtown,” Scarborough sighed. “I’ve never seen an organization as out of touch and extreme with middle America as this one… The NRA’s worst enemy could not be doing the damage to this once-respected, mainstream organization as [NRA CEO] Wayne LaPierre is every single day.”

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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Two Communists, and a moron walk into a studio..........................

nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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Joe has been a NRA member his whole adult life.He is also a very conservative ex member of congress.It is nice to finally see that there is con who is not out just for himself.You don't see that very often.

Quoting mikiemom:

I think at the very least the NRA marketing folks are seriously out of touch with reality.


nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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Really?You and........who are the other two?

Quoting Billiejeens:

Two Communists, and a moron walk into a studio..........................


Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:43 AM
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Out of touch with who?

NRA: Membership Has Grown by 250,000 in One Month

A quarter of a million people have signed up for new NRA memberships ahead of the White House Task Force's findings

 

January 15, 2013 RSS Feed Print

National Rifle Association member Sam Gallo takes aim as he looks at a display of handguns at an NRA annual convention in Kansas City, Mo.

National Rifle Association member Sam Gallo takes aim as he looks at a display of handguns at an NRA annual convention in Kansas City, Mo.

A day before President Barack Obama is scheduled to release Vice President Joe Biden's recommendations to curb gun violence in the United States, the National Rifle Association told U.S. News and World Report that they have seen membership grow by 250,000 in the month since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

[PHOTOS: Newtown Observes One-Month Anniversary]

Politico reported membership had grown by more than 100,000 five days ago. The NRA says that when Politico reported the story, membership was close to 200,000, but the number has drastically grown in just five days. The association now has over 4.25 million members, but the NRA says that number is always fluctuating as memberships expire and new members join.

"I would say that every time President Obama opens his mouth and Sen. [Dianne] Feinstein opens her mouth and they talk about gun bans and restricting the rights of law abiding Americans, people pay attention to that and sign up," says Andrew Arulanandam, the NRA's public affairs director.

The growing rate of membership comes as Obama is slated to announce both legislative proposals and executive orders related to Biden's findings on how to stop the spread of gun violence. The vice president has said that his committee is mulling over stringent restrictions on high-capacity magazines, a national gun sale database and closing the gun show loophole, which allows unlicensed gun dealers to sell firearms to customers without background checks at gun shows.

 

Biden sat down with the NRA last week, in what the association described as a disappointing meeting.

"We were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the Second Amendment," the NRA said in a released statement Thursday. "While claiming that no policy proposals would be 'prejudged,' this task force spent most of its time on proposed restrictions on lawful firearms owners-honest, taxpaying, hardworking Americans."

 

New members can join the NRA with a one-year membership for $35, a two-year membership for $60, or become life members for $1,000. Members can also pay $25 up front, then be placed on a payment schedule until their lifetime dues are completely paid. Members receive an "official NRA members-only shooter's cap," a membership card and a decal and invitations to special NRA-only events.

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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The things that you post are beyond idiotic.

Scarboro was never "very" conservative, and he certainly wouldn't be allowed to be on MSNBC's payroll.

Quoting nanaofsix531:

Joe has been a NRA member his whole adult life.He is also a very conservative ex member of congress.It is nice to finally see that there is con who is not out just for himself.You don't see that very often.

Quoting mikiemom:

I think at the very least the NRA marketing folks are seriously out of touch with reality.



nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Really?Go research his congressional votes.Read his history.I did a long time ago and the man is as con as cheney is.

Oh by the way how do you know the CEO and President of MSNBC?They told you this did they?

Scarboro was never "very" conservative, and he certainly wouldn't be allowed to be on MSNBC's payroll.

Quoting Billiejeens:

The things that you post are beyond idiotic.

Scarboro was never "very" conservative, and he certainly wouldn't be allowed to be on MSNBC's payroll.

Quoting nanaofsix531:

Joe has been a NRA member his whole adult life.He is also a very conservative ex member of congress.It is nice to finally see that there is con who is not out just for himself.You don't see that very often.

Quoting mikiemom:

I think at the very least the NRA marketing folks are seriously out of touch with reality.




SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 12:07 PM
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How is the NRA targeting Obama's kids?????

They are saying Obama is inconsistent and should allow protection for American school children - not SS agents and 11 armed guards at school - just one.

How is that targeting Obama's kids? Silly Joe.

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