Friday, May 3, 2013

Quote of the day: It is now time, boys and girls

I am very, very tired of hearing any commentary on this issue that begins, "I am a lifetime NRA member, and I support..." etc. etc. I also am very, very tired of hearing about all these millions of NRA members who are deeply disturbed at the radical turn their organization has taken. It is now time, boys and girls. This is your clubhouse. You now have to decide if you still want to belong to it when, in the aftermath of the Newtown massacre and the shameful legislative failure on background checks, the organization selects as its new president a neo-Confederate yahoo who counsels armed sedition and whom, on the issue of race, you don't exactly need the Enigma Machine to decode. Step up, people. Step up or shut up.
- Charlie Pierce, laying down the law, so to speak, for “have-my-cake-and-eat-it-too” NRA members who are simply shocked! – shocked! – at the direction that has been openly taken since 1977 by the organization to which they nevertheless freely continue to pay dues.

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