Well, boys and girls, the National Rifle Association has a new public enemy number one: the “violent left.”
Yes, with Obama gone and Hillary out of the picture, the NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre had to identify a new target that would strike a chord with the CPAC audience and, more importantly, get members and potential donors to cough up some cold hard cash.
LaPierre settled on the violent left, a nebulous mixture of left-wing judges, mainstream media, radical Islamic terrorists, Berkeley rioters, cartel operatives, anti-Trump protesters, drug dealers and, seemingly, whoever else fits the bill.
In his speech, LaPierre laid out the left’s agenda and urged CPAC supporters to literally “stand up” to show them “you’re ready to stand and fight!” With that in mind, I picked out five quotes that I think really underscore the themes in LaPierre’s CPAC address.
Meet the New Left, Not the Same as the Old Left
“But here’s what’s different from the leftist violence we’ve seen in the past. For the first time, we face an enemy utterly dedicated to destroy not just our country, but also Western civilization.”
To Hell with the Constitution
“The Left’s violence against America has taken many forms. For example, left-wing judicial activism can be a form of violence against our constitutional system. Look at judicial efforts to block President Trump’s executive order to take a longer look at people coming from countries that sponsor or harbor terrorists.”
“Folks, our country’s under siege from a media carpet-bombing campaign. You can hear it in their tone, their sneers. You can literally see the distain on their faces. Everything from their word choices to their inflection is trained on one target: Purposely and maliciously destroying the Trump presidency. No matter what it takes and no matter what that costs.”
O Captain! My Captain!
“Folks, the media said we were arranging deck chairs on the Titanic by backing Trump. But we’re still standing. We’re still here. And we’ve got President Trump’s back for the next eight years.”
Get Off My Lawn!
“And make no mistake: If the violent Left brings their terror to our communities, our neighborhoods or into our homes, they will be met with the resolve, the strength and the full force of American freedom in the hands of the American people. And we will win because WE are the majority!”
To recap, the violent left wants to destroy Western civilization. One of the ways it is working to achieve that goal is via left-wing judicial activism that seeks to tear asunder the Constitution. The media is the mouthpiece for the violent left and it is hellbent on taking down Trump. But the NRA has Trump’s back (our president for the next eight years, BTW). And if violent lefties try to raise hell in our neighborhoods, they got another thing coming.
What are your thoughts on LaPierre’s speech? Do you agree that the violent left is the biggest existential threat to freedom and our American way of life?