NRA’s Wayne LaPierre delivers ‘major response’ to Obama’s inaugural address

https://twitter.com/ColleenMNelson/status/293931178346573824

The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre delivered in Reno, Nev., tonight what he called a “major response” to President Obama’s inauguration address.

https://twitter.com/feliciasonmez/status/293849246053052416

The NRA’s website promised an aggressive answer to Obama’s speech, and LaPierre delivered, focusing in particular on the president’s line, “We cannot mistake absolutism for principle.”

https://twitter.com/ZekeJMiller/status/293924375109976064

https://twitter.com/ZekeJMiller/status/293924485281767424

https://twitter.com/ZekeJMiller/status/293924708498411522

Obama wants to turn the idea of “absolutism” into a dirty word, just another word for “extremism.” He wants you to accept the idea of “principles” as he sees fit to define them. It’s a way of redefining words so that common sense is turned upside-down and nobody knows the difference.

Think about it. As families, when we’re broke and all our credit cards are maxed out, we’re forced to tighten our belts.

But when the government is broke and our bond rating is tumbling and the president wants more new social programs, borrowing more money is supposed to be “principled.” And anybody who questions that is a no-good “absolutist” — Obama code for extremist.

https://twitter.com/ZekeJMiller/status/293925391746351104

https://twitter.com/ZekeJMiller/status/293925760266276865

https://twitter.com/ZekeJMiller/status/293926779486359553

https://twitter.com/ZekeJMiller/status/293927406652243969

With the NRA effectively framed as the villain in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting even before the organization had responded to the tragedy, LaPierre has had a tough public relations fight on his hands. What could LaPierre have said to placate the following critics? Not much, we suspect.

https://twitter.com/andersonrdean/status/293930331306864640

https://twitter.com/bigsoccerheadNY/status/293930054004658176

https://twitter.com/JamilSmith/status/293929812299481088

https://twitter.com/dissent_is_cool/status/293929474574127104

https://twitter.com/rue1295/status/293929554165256195

https://twitter.com/CMarPA/status/293929486968315904

https://twitter.com/scrab8448/status/293929176791134208

https://twitter.com/AntheaButler/status/293929112819605504

https://twitter.com/DoktaVODKA/status/293929399361892352

https://twitter.com/maryricks/status/293929085997027328

Someone dares to abuse the First Amendment to rebut the president’s speech? Scary times, indeed.

  • carla5731

    “Crazy scary times we’re living in.How does anyone believe they’re so important they get to rebut POTUS speech?”

    Every citizen has the right, and duty, to rebut but a presidential speech. It’s actually important in a country with a representative government. I guess Mary Barnes thinks we should all just sit here and do what we’re told because we’re not capable of independent opinions or managing our own lives. It might work for her but I’d rather think for myself.

    • Frustrated Teacher

      You are correct Carla, but it is all a part of the ‘how DARE you say anything against our MESSIAH?” mindset out there on the left. Also, Notice the race card was rather quickly played as it ALWAYS is for ANY critic of this President no matter what the issue is. It is amazing that so many feel he is completely above questioning or reproach when so many things he says are outright liwa or absolutely reproachful….but don’t point it out because (racist!!). This Prez needs MORE scrutiny, not less; he needs MORE tough questions, not less: he needs MORE rebuttal, not less. THAT is the American way. To demand otherwise is VERY SCARY!!

      • carla5731

        And notice how we’ve both gotten a thumbs down for suggesting that independent thought has value! It makes a strong statement about the mental weakness that characterizes many Obama supporters.

        • Guest

          That’s just some cowardly troll lurking in the shadows.

          • robcrawford2

            Cowardly troll? Mrs. Obama, is that you?!

        • Guest

          That’s just some cowardly troll lurking in the shadows.

      • http://www.facebook.com/chris.link.90 Chris Link

        Does anyone even care if their called a racist anymore? It’s lost all meaning. Yawn.

        • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

          You’re right. It’s been thrown around so often with cereal box ‘code words’ and double meanings for rediculous kitchen furnishings. Oh, oh…I said kitchen.

        • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

          You’re right. It’s been thrown around so often with cereal box ‘code words’ and double meanings for rediculous kitchen furnishings. Oh, oh…I said kitchen.

        • vsdgrandma

          you are right it is so overused it no longer has any credibility.

        • vsdgrandma

          you are right it is so overused it no longer has any credibility.

        • kim

          I never did care

      • http://www.facebook.com/chris.link.90 Chris Link

        Does anyone even care if their called a racist anymore? It’s lost all meaning. Yawn.

    • Patsplacepp

      @carla5731:disqus

      but Wayne LaPierre was able to rebut what the President said. He was free to say his peace. No one stopped him. Just because “Twitchy” decides to showcase a dozen or so people that don’t like what he said does’t take his ability or anyones ability to speak freely. You can’t in my opinion protect LaPierre’s right of freedom of speech but not not protect the people against him.

      • carla5731

        I was commenting on the tweet that said “How does anyone believe they’re so important they get to rebut POTUS speech?”

        I know that LaPierre can speak freely but I’m saddened that an American citizen, in this case Mary Barnes, believes that you have to be “important” in order to comment on a presidential speech. That’s backwards and indicative of the sad state of our representative government which is overburdened with passivity and obedience.

        • Patsplacepp

          @carla5731:disqus totally understood…I was taking her statement as sarcasm. You make a good point. My bad.

          • carla5731

            We agree and agree that she’s wrong. Here’s the next tweet in her feed (complete with liberal bigotry) that should erase any idea that she was being sarcastic:

            “#lapierre is effective at fear mongering. What if the rednecks take over??? I don’t believe in owning a gun so I may be SOL if they do…”

      • Hiraghm

        “piece” not “peace”.
        It is not that his right was violated that is disturbing. It is that even a dozen people think it should be.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Carla, I never thought I’d enjoy hearing this, but our current Sec of State said it best.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJxmpTMGhU0

      • carla5731

        She is right and every citizen has the duty to remind them of this–particularly at this point in time since we can’t rely on the press to question our leadership. Clinton was brief but I think Theodore Roosevelt said it best:

        “The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else.”
        Theodore Roosevelt, May 7, 1918

      • Gallatin

        This should be played at the beginning of her next congressional hearing appearance.

    • Hiraghm

      I know, modern peasants just don’t get… the President… IS A CLERK. That’s it. Nothing but a clerk. Public servant. Senior employee. He works for us, he doesn’t rule us.

    • SpinMeNot

      It is not just the 2nd amendment they want to repeal; however, before they can take away our 1st amendment rights they have to take our guns.

  • SAL

    I am the NRA and I will not back down.

    • TundraThunder

      Even people who don’t own or want guns should join the fight, if only to keep the Constitution intact as written.

      • nc

        Agree. The 2nd Amendment is about everyone, not just gun owners.

        • Txgirlinnh

          For sure! I don’t own a gun but its nice to know I have the right to get one if needed or wanted. I support the rights of gun owners even though I’m not one.

    • TundraThunder

      Even people who don’t own or want guns should join the fight, if only to keep the Constitution intact as written.

    • $21367552

      I guess your new poster girl could be Nanzy Lanza! Kudos to her for not backing down by locking up or giving up her guns even in the face of having a violent, mentally ill son!

      • Teresa Davis McCormick

        wait a minute….i thought you thought the NRA was responsible? Now you think it was the parents fault?? Welcome to reasonable thinking..try to keep that rationalism in your head for a while.

        • http://www.facebook.com/noah.lee3 Noah Lee

          according to him everyone was responsible: NRA, white people, republicans, Bush, and Romney. their are probably more that I’m forgetting right now. diakonon is a very special fruit.

        • James Atkins

          Typical liberal buffoon. It’s everyone’s fault except the POS that chose to take the gun and shoot the kids.

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Haha, dickanon is back, pretending he’s got something meaningful, interesting, or relevant to share. FAIL!

      • KansasGirl

        Who’s your poster girl…Hitlary?

    • WheresPatton

      I am the NRA, I Will Not Comply

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    And sure enough — it isn’t about liberty, it isn’t about the Constitution, it isn’t about America . . . it’s about (all together with me) — RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACISM.

    As if THAT wasn’t as predictable as snow on Christmas.
    /Or shrieks about “Global Warming”(TM) if there is none.
    //OK, Imma gonna go eat a fancy meal with some white folk. Maybe some nice dinner we shot for ourselves.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Oh yeah. “How does anyone believe they’re so important they get to rebut POTUS speech?”

    Umm, would y’all like to know who STARTED the little custom of rebutting “POTUS”‘s speech? I’ll give you a hint. They couldn’t stand to let President Ronald Reagan have the last word after his State of the Union addresses, they had to follow up with a little stampy-foot tantrum.

    • TexSizzle

      Before that, the press, immediately after President Nixon made speeches, would make their rebuttals of everything he said that they didn’t agree with, which was almost everything he said.

  • TundraThunder

    DoktaVodka Said: “LaPierre trying to get a buck, is turning the NRA into a terrorist
    group. Insighting all the damn wakos, abusing 1st ammendment.”

    1) I don’t trust anyone who has a liquor in his name and types as if he’s drunk or just uneducated.
    2) Taking donations and adding members to fight for our rights . . . bad?
    3) The real terrorists. The government? “Leader” and his followers?
    4) The *incited **wackos. The government? “Leader” and his followers?
    5) 1st Amendment rights are being abused? Freedom of speech is next on th chopping block, except for the libs.

    *insighted? **wakos?

    • NachoCheese (D)

      To number 5, it has already been chopped. Try giving a dissenting speech on a college campus sometime and see how far the freedom of speech has already been eroded. It seems that the progs have been conditioning a portion of society (citizens who’ve attended college) to internalize that it is acceptable to deny free speech if the majority (mob that shouts the loudest) does not want to hear it.

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    The left is such an out of touch movement way beyond the reality bounderies. They disregard the definition of words and provoke antagonist seperation with uninformed, unteachable children, aka, the liberal left. Don’t question our POTUS, the worst President ever. Save yourselves.

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    The left is such an out of touch movement way beyond the reality bounderies. They disregard the definition of words and provoke antagonist seperation with uninformed, unteachable children, aka, the liberal left. Don’t question our POTUS, the worst President ever. Save yourselves.

  • vsdgrandma

    for all the bumer worshippers……the white side or part of bumer is just as radical and extreme liberal as the black part…..stop with the racist comments…..i doubt if bumer was all white that all of you who are blindly following him would be so in love with him….it is reverse race ….just because he is black does not make him right or a good leader….he is the most devisive president that we have ever had…most president’s use thier speeches to unite and find common ground…he uses his to divide and threaten antyone who does not agree with him….like 50% of the country. This is not going to end well…a country divided will not stand…..spoken by a true American President that was a Republican and a uniter.Lincoln..

    • Hiraghm

      Yeah, Lincoln the uniter… uniter at gun point. Uniter at the price of 600k lives…

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Lincoln aint the one that started shooting. Lincoln aint the one that promised secession as the outcome of an election.

        • robcrawford2

          Yes — secession started before Lincoln took office. Hard to say it happened because of any of his actions!

  • vsdgrandma

    for all the bumer worshippers……the white side or part of bumer is just as radical and extreme liberal as the black part…..stop with the racist comments…..i doubt if bumer was all white that all of you who are blindly following him would be so in love with him….it is reverse race ….just because he is black does not make him right or a good leader….he is the most devisive president that we have ever had…most president’s use thier speeches to unite and find common ground…he uses his to divide and threaten antyone who does not agree with him….like 50% of the country. This is not going to end well…a country divided will not stand…..spoken by a true American President that was a Republican and a uniter.Lincoln..

  • http://twitter.com/smilinatitall Alexander Ivan

    Aren’t the anti-NRA remarkably entertaining in their astounding stupidity? Not an original thought among them. Clearly, they were given crayons at a talking-points class and told to copy what’s on the board. With citizens like this, who needs enemies?

    • [email protected]

      Exactly why do you need original thought, I still haven’t seen a good enough thought to take my gun away, HELLO.

  • bonnieblue2A

    What part of our natural rights being unalienable is unclear to this totalitarian regime and its low informed lemmings?

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    There is a very clear manner in which a national registry would be used, and in the not too distant future either. When Obamacare is fully implemented and everything on record is in a national database, other personal data from all the federal agencies will be included in every individual’s records.

    This may not happen immediately, but there will be nothing left to stop it. And what these mindless sheep don’t realize is that gun ownership won’t be the only reason for the government to approve or disapprove of medical treatment, they will eventually want to control all personal habits in an effort to “reduce medical costs.”

    People who do “healthy” activities which sadly result in broken bones or physical therapy will be asked why “they need to” ride mountain bikes, or rock climb, or hang glide…. There will bureaucrats galore to peruse records searching all the “questions” that will be required for doctors to ask.

    You ever see those bumper stickers that skateboarders have, “Skateboarding is not a crime.”? It will be.

    • Hiraghm

      Every read “With Folded Hands”, or the book “The Humanoid Touch”?
      All about vastly powerful robots designed and dedicated to “obey and serve and guard men from harm”. In the story, no shop tools, no sharp toys, no driving, no work, no play no nothing. It might be dangerous.

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        “With Folded Hands” — Excellent story! Was also a very compelling radio episode of “Dimension X.” The logical conclusion, really, of Asimov’s famous “First Law.”

  • Gallatin

    RichardDeanAnderson
    @andersonrdean
    Does anybody else think Wayne LaPierre, grand Poobah of the NRA, is a
    paranoid extremist hack? I wish more people were embarrassed by him.

    No, I’m embarrassed by you tough guy. Don’t you have a pretend “good guy- bad ass” to be playing? Leave the real world to adults. Let Chuck Norris know that we would prefer to hear from him.

    • Hiraghm

      I had to laugh at a guy who played a soldier fighting make-believe aliens to protect us from slavery. Imagine how paranoid he’ll sound if they ever threaten to outlaw duct tape…

    • Gary Rudick

      RDA’s the moron who cheated on Teri Hatcher with Katerina Witt, so we know he prefers the [East] German method…

    • http://www.facebook.com/noah.lee3 Noah Lee

      careful. Richard Dean Anderson could build a nuke out of a potato, shaving cream, and some toothpicks

  • Gallatin

    Mary Barnes
    @maryricks
    Crazy scary times we’re living in.How does anyone believe they’re so important they get to rebut POTUS speech? #lapierre #guncontrol

    Because obowmao is a liar.

  • Penmar

    I like the last tweet posted, if we told her to shut up, she’d be the first one screaming for her 1st Amendment rights.

  • detroit19

    ‘LaPierre Most Americans found President Obama’s inauguration address to be powerful and uplifting.’ NOT.

  • almarquardt

    At least he’s out there willing to take the hits. Republicans need to do the same.

  • Bill Turner

    I am tired of the race card! Obama is not the first person of color to be the leader of this country. John Hanson was the 9th President, the 2nd President of the United Confederate States of America. He served from 12/1781 to 12/1782. He saved this country of ours from turning into a Monarchy. He was BLACK.

    So all the racist demoncrats can KMA. Learn the history of this country.

    By the way, the first slave in this country was a Caucasian owned by a Black land owner, indentured to pay off a debt. Get off the slave wagon too. Your own people sold you to the French.

  • $35072932

    “There are only two reasons for that federal list of gun owners — to tax them or take them,” LaPierre said.

    Well said sir – the ugly truth of the matter is that the Oppressive gun grabbers know that their incremental attacks on liberty won’t stop the next massacre.

    If fact they should know that disarming the innocent will only encourage the next attack.

    But if it’s good and ‘Horrific’ like Former Governor Ed Rendell said, they can then “use” the next massacre as a pretext to further destroy freedom.

  • precursor

    The NRA isn’t killing children….it’s the demokkkcrats…and their love for abortion that KILLS KIDS.

  • Lyle E Long

    the second amendment holds the Bill of Rights together. Without number 2 the rest we be lost

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    I’m not an NRA member, But I support them, and I know how to use a gun(not a great shot, tho..) But to you haters out there, Corrupt, devisive, DIC(K)TATORS like Obama is EXACTLY why we have a second Amendment…READ THE CONSTITUTION! Jawamax 8<{D}

    • SpinMeNot

      Technically, you support 2nd amendment rights, but not the NRA — you are not a member. I encourage you to join the NRA, they have a number of options that are affordable to most budgets.

  • Michael Hampton

    Cars have to be registered every time they are sold. The NRA compares guns to cars all the time. Why are they unwilling to register guns?

    • http://www.facebook.com/noah.lee3 Noah Lee

      Well, a registry would help identify who owns a gun used in a shooting. But, if and only if the shooter left their gun at the crime scene for the police to track the serial number. And even then, it would only identify someone who purchased their weapon legally and had it registered Legally.

      • Michael Hampton

        So why be against it? You didn’t list any negative effects for lawful gun owners.

        • SpinMeNot

          Because registration is an abridgement of the right to keep and bear arms. Do you support voter ID requirements/laws. If you don’t, then your argument is seriously flawed/hypocritical.

  • http://www.facebook.com/flagmanruss Russell Boothroyd

    I took 3 pysch exams before becoming a Police Officer. 17 & 19 round mazazines were standard issue. Now, suddenly, I’m no longer safe with anything over 10 rounds? Now, I’m not to be trusted to own semiautomatic firearms? Mr President, where is YOUR psych exam? How dare you insult those that stood up to protect & serve! Is there any Police Officer who would not train & arm his competant adult family member equal to what he carried? In my experience it was often a twin!

  • 5n4k33y35

    Obamabots are dumb.