There's a new sheriff in town.
His name is Jack Elam. *
No, I'm just kidding. His name is Tim Kaine, really. See ("About Jack Elam" below.)
Tim Kaine likes guns, and that could be a problem for the NRA - VICE News:
Kaine is the face of a new new kind of gun control messaging: a white dude gun owner who understands skepticism toward people who don’t like guns and who thinks the NRA has lost its way.I don't think that just because Tim Kaine "likes guns" makes him any better representative of gun owners than it makes Jack Elam representative of bandits. And I'm waffling about Jack Elam, who is a better actor than either Tim Kaine or Alex Baldwin are fathers.
“The overwhelming majority of gun owners support the kinds of proposals that we’re pushing, like background record checks,” Kaine told VICE News Tonight. “And sadly, the NRA has switched from being a representative of gun owners to being representative of gun manufacturers.”
If Democrats are going to get new gun laws passed in a Clinton administration, they’ll need guys like Kaine to make their case.
Here's Tim Kaine in his very best Alex Baldwin moment:
ABOUT TIM KAINE:
This is the party, you will recall, who accepted the
Sorry, Mister Kaine, but you're no Jack Elam. But you might be an Alec Baldwin.
And you're not the man to be "... a heartbeat away from the presidency ..." (SALON said that?)
Although even he might be a better Leader of the Free World than Hillary, he doesn't exactly inspire us with confidence.
* ABOUT JACK ELAM:
Here's Jack Elam in one of his Bad Men moments:
Do you see the difference between Elam's character and Kaine's character?
Neither do I.
Just as Jack Elam having a gun in the movies and having a lazy eye doesn't make him a real Bad Man, Tim Kaine having a gun and having a crappy sense of politics (and parenthood) doesn't make him a real representative of gun owners.
Elam's Bad Man moment is going to last about as long as Tim Kaine's Vice Presidential career.
Well, perhaps Elam's moment is about two minutes linger.