Sunday, November 13, 2016

How the NRA Stoked the Populist Rage That Gave America President Trump

How the NRA Stoked the Populist Rage That Gave America President Trump:
On May 2016, the National Rifle Association endorsed Donald Trump for president earlier in the campaign cycle than any candidate in the group’s history. The anointment came during the group’s annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, where top NRA lobbyist Chris Cox declared that the “the choice for gun owners in this election is clear. And that choice is Donald Trump.”
 The move puzzled observers who understood the NRA to be a doctrinaire single issue interest group, and even its own members, who didn’t quite share their leaders’ ardor for the Manhattan businessman.

Here is how it worked out:

Trump bore little resemblance to the lifelong heartland conservatives whom the NRA typically backed. He was an Ivy League-educated real estate heir with a gold-plated private jet and a foreign, former-model third wife. Trump and Melania had wed at a glamorous ceremony where Bill and Hillary Clinton had been among the guests. A proud New York City resident, Trump didn’t seem to have much regard for the attachments many Americans felt towards guns, never mind the policy purity the NRA demands of other candidates. In a 2000 book, he’d even written, “I support the ban on assault weapons and I also support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun.

But here's how it REALLY worked out:

Yes, it's all supposition, and who knows what goes on behind closed doors.

But this version is as believable as any other, and pundits will be arguing about "The Amazing Trump Election" for decades ... or centuries ... to come.

And even if it isn't true ... isn't it as believable as any other?
(And certainly, it's more dramatically presentable.)

What if Joan Crawford was Hillary?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rage against the machine.