Blowhard Al Gore attacks NRA as “fraud” at SXSW

Yes, he did. Global hot air producer Al Gorezeera joined all the other progressives of pallor at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, to swill lib talking points. He scored big last night with his attack on the National Rifle Association.

Yeah, never mind phony Gore’s own Terror TV sellout to dirty oil propagandists for bloody, violent jihad.

Here’s a fun flashback from 2000 on Gore’s convenient conversion on gun control.

When it comes to iconic campaign images, it is hard to beat the moment, a month after the tragedy at Columbine High, when Al Gore strode into the Republican Senate, commandeered the ivory gavel and broke a tie to require background checks on people who buy weapons at gun shows. It was, he declared, “a turning point for our country.” You could almost see the ad in the can. But in that same chamber 14 years before, Gore cast some other pivotal votes–ones that made him a hero to the gun lobby and that could come back to haunt him. “We could have made Al Gore NRA Man of the Year–every single vote,” says National Rifle Association honcho Wayne LaPierre. “It’s the most spectacular conversion I’ve ever seen. It’s worthy of being investigated by the church.”

In an interview last weekend, the Vice President said his early views of the issue reflected the perspective of a Congressman from a rural part of the South where “guns did not really present a threat to public safety but rather were predominantly a source of recreation.” As a young representative of a conservative Tennessee district, Gore opposed putting serial numbers on guns so they could be traced, and voted to cut the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms budget by $4.2 million so that it could not carry out regulations that had unleashed a torrent of 300,000 letters from gun owners.

What is likely to be more troublesome now are the votes he took in 1985 when the Senate–taking its first major stand on gun control in almost two decades–significantly weakened the gun law it had put into place after the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. By then elected statewide, Gore was representing Memphis and Nashville and other urban areas where, he acknowledges, “gun violence was even at that time beginning to increase.” But he voted against a 14-day waiting period for handgun purchases and for allowing their sale across state lines. And as recently as 1986, the future Vice President told the Washington Monthly that gun-control laws “haven’t been an effective solution to the underlying problem of violent crime.” Now Gore says he was in a “process of changing one’s understanding that doesn’t occur overnight.” And, he adds, “there are certainly some votes I would cast differently knowing what I do about the issue now.”

Principled evolving? Nah. Once a phony, always a phony.

Just ask Gore’s old employees at Current TV:

“We all know now that Al Gore is nothing but a bulls***ter.”

  • Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    They should try to get some Big Oil money, huh, AlGore?

    Or in Al’s case, Big Twinkie money.

  • Steve_J

    Being a know nothing blowhard is not new to Al Gore.

    • E Quilibrate

      He Has taken it to dizzying heights.

  • Gallatin

    If the NRA is a complete fraud because it is financed by gun manufacturers what does it make al goron when he is completely funded by Arab oil interests?

  • Matthew Koch

    The “inventor” of the Internet calls someone else a fraud?

    How rich!

    I’m sure as soon as the night ended he said to everyone, “Come on now! It’s time to go searching for ManBearPig again!”

  • Spatial Awareness

    Since I’m an .@NRA member, I guess I’m a fraud. Better than being a TERRORIST like .@AlGore #OilJazeera

  • Paul

    Gore has to come down to SXSW in the middle of Austin to put himself in a proggie echo chamber so he can spout this ignorant drivel and get applause.

    Take a limo ride 20 minutes out of Austin in any direction and spout that same crap and see if you don’t get a beat-down you little p ussy.

  • TugboatPhil

    Let’s also not forget that Gore once proudly proclaimed how he’d planted, tended cut, dried and sold tobacco. Then a few years later he used his dying sister to help him condemn tobacco as the most evil substance since oil.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      ” Swing low
      Sweet chariot,
      Coming forth to carry me home”

  • Richard Jefferies

    Hey Al, Obama’s gun grabbing rhetoric increased the gun manufacturers contributable income by 4 billion dollars. How much can you add to the NRA’s coffers with your inane rhetoric?

  • WisconsinPatriot

    “evolution is such a wonderful tool in the liberal toolbox. Always there when you need it,reliable, and smooth. Kinda like a remington 870( or an 1100 if you are OK with EVIL semi-autos). The name Al Gore will always be synonymous with Jim Crow to me.

  • aPLWBinAK

    “A complete Fraud?”???…….an epic case of the pot (belly) calling the kettle black.

  • Catchance

    Shorter Al Gore: “Fraud is what I say it is.”

  • Miss Clairee

    Al Gore : “My penis is a big fraud because it was supposed to reserve itself for my wife, but it wiggled its way out and showed itself to a “massage therapist.”

    • Juliette Akinyi Ochieng


  • Marty Driscoll

    Nobody listens 2 that idiot anymore.

  • Liberty

    Does he also think gun manufacturers are buying all of their own guns? He’s such a moron.

    • E Quilibrate

      Now, come on,I am in the presence of morons daily. Al
      Gore simply does not measure up.

  • r_coplin2001

    I always thought Al Gore is a fraud as he wont practice what he preaches.To tell you the truth i dont beleave Al Gore beleaves all the garbage he is spewing.The biggest reason we are having global warming if it even exists is because of all the hot air coming out of Al Gore mouth.

  • Guest

    Which in a sense is quite an amusing statement for Gore!
    Who heavily invested in “green” energy before going on his save the world campaign? Who campaigned for his own companies to receive the government funds to “green” up the economy?

    How does anyone take him seriously anymore? … Oh wait, progs. I forgot about them.

  • LochGates44

    How long before Al is in the bag for Caracal or another middle eastern gun manufacturer?

  • Maxx

    Unless the turbines for his private jet are two hamster wheels, the biggest fraud in the United States this weekend was Al Gore.

  • TocksNedlog

    Gee, a liberal hypocrite receives ‘huge applause’ for a one-liner ad hom attack? Color me sleeping.

  • TocksNedlog

    Gee, a liberal hypocrite receives ‘huge applause’ for a one-liner ad hom attack? Color me sleeping.

  • TocksNedlog

    Give him this much: Al Gore knows a complete fraud when he sees one — every morning in that extra-wide full length mirror.

  • TocksNedlog

    Give him this much: Al Gore knows a complete fraud when he sees one — every morning in that extra-wide full length mirror.

  • des111168

    Texans should put up a barbed wire fence around Austin to keep it from infecting the rest of the state.