Not that I oppose the idea of Bloomberg putting the former head of Mansanto’s Global PR Division back into the spotlight. Shannon Watts has done more for gun rights than some of the most staunch 2A advocates since 2013. Her constant stream of inanities, her pathological lying, the ease in which her lies are uncovered, her multiple ties to Bloomberg stretching back more than a decade, her stating “Good guys with guns don’t stop bad guys with guns” from behind a phalanx of heavily armed Bloomberg funded goons (who show a propensity for shoving female reporters around) all have added up to one of the biggest, longest lasting public relations win for the 2A side since… well forever.
Every week she got handed a new defeat. Constitutional Carry exploded. Shall Issue spread like wildfire. The Heller decision refuted everything Bloomberg instructed her to say. Concealed Carry permits climbed to record highs, shattered those records, and continue to climb today. Minorities, women and senior citizens joined our ranks in numbers never seen before. It was glorious! At the height of her exposure her “rallies” we sad, sad events. One Facebook page suggested that “MDA” didn’t stand for Moms Demand Action but Moms Demanding Attendance. We found gun control’s comedic Rosetta Stone. Everything and anything she did resulted in millions of people pointing and laughing at the epic failure she had become, and the amount of money Bloomberg wasted on her astroturf movement. (See here for background information: http://www.1mmagc.org/…/growing-astroturf-the-manufacturing… )
We crushed our enemies, saw them flee before us, and heard the lamentation of Moms Demand Action.
Then, alas, Shannon faded from the limelight. She returned to the underside of whatever slimy rock by the lakeside she spawned from. Gone were the days of endless memes. Gone were the days of the material writing itself. Gone were the days of her making a statement in which every word that came out of her mouth was a lie including the words “the” and “and”. Gone were the days of her denigrating memorials to NYPD officers who fell on 9-11 in NYC. Gone were the days where we could point and laugh as Shannon made a complete ass of herself in front of the entire nation.
We wandered in the desert, lost and adrift. The well of LULZ had dried up and we went in search of greener pastures. There were some bright spots like Ladd Everitt’s buddy and CSGV contributor Jonathan Romans getting arrested for assault and disorderly conduct (it seems criminals just LOVE gun control- go figure) but for the most part the meme fields were barren. Then, just a couple days ago, we crested the last ridge and beheld the Holy Land!
She's back and funnier than ever. Of course she is up to her usual nonsense, like trying to turn campuses an sporting events into killing fields, denying domestic abuse victims the tools to fight back, pushing what amounts to OSHA for thugs, rapists, jihadis and killers, supporting the cop killers of Black Lives Matter, and saying CCH holders are responsible for the US homicide rate not prohibited persons(apparently she can't read the Uniform Crime Report of the Federal Bureau of Investigation), but this NRAAM counter-event...that is just icing on the cake.
I truly wish I wasn’t going to be out of the country during the NRAAM. It’s almost worth resigning my position just go head down to Atlanta, find out where the Demanding Moms are holding their event (the location is kept secret), and spend an hour pointing, laughing and taking photos of what is sure to be a miserable turnout as usual.
Come to think of it I do have vacation time I need to burn…
- Mr. Decker
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