NRA's LaPierre Getting the Alinsky Treatment

Since the NRA's Wayne LaPierre proposed armed security for every school, the left has reacted with the same Alinsky tactics used on Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney -- freeze the target, personalize it, demonize it. Within minutes of the NRA press conference and its Code Pink interruptions, MSNBC called LaPierre's comments a "train wreck... a dramatic statement about the absurdity of the NRA's increasingly twisted worldview." Maureen Dowd of the New York Times labeled LaPierre's remarks an "insane parody... a crazed presentation," and her colleague at the Times, Gail Collins, called LaPierre "unhinged." Not to be outdone in classy rhetoric, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), perennial sponsor of a magazine capacity bill, chimed in with "The extreme rhetoric of Wayne LaPierre and the NRA is disturbing and dangerous..." Mike Lupica, writing in the New York Daily News, continued on the high road, saying that LaPierre "attacks the mental health system in this country even as he sounds like...(Read Full Post)