HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » ‘Morning Joe’ hosts evisc...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:37 PM

‘Morning Joe’ hosts eviscerate ‘sick in the head’ NRA for targeting Obama’s kids

The hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Wednesday ripped into the National Rifle Association (NRA) for using President Barack Obama’s daughters in an advertisement opposing new gun safety measures.

On Tuesday, the pro-gun lobbying group sparked outrage by releasing an ad calling Obama an “elitist hypocrite” for opposing guns in schools while allowing his own daughters to be protected by armed bodyguards. The ad comes one month after 20 children were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and just days after the NRA released a first-person shooting game for Apple’s iPhone and iPad targeted at children as young as four.

After reviewing the ad on Wednesday, MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle immediately denounced it as “political pornography.”

“What’s wrong with these people, Mika?” MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough asked co-host Mika Brzezinski. “You have children who had no say in the decision in whether their father, who is going to step forward to be president of the United States, to run for president — one of the most bone-crushing, sacrificing things any husband or wife can do to their family. And the second they make that decision, their children and their entire family have targets on their backs.”

“And the NRA is putting something out?” he continued. “What’s wrong with these people? Putting out apps that 4 year olds can play on the anniversary of the Newtown murders and now putting out an ad talking about the president’s daughters.”

Raw Story (http://s.tt/1ywLc)

5 replies, 1120 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 5 replies Author Time Post
Reply ‘Morning Joe’ hosts eviscerate ‘sick in the head’ NRA for targeting Obama’s kids (Original post)
Playinghardball Jan 2013 OP
Firebrand Gary Jan 2013 #1
Walk away Jan 2013 #2
Bjornsdotter Jan 2013 #3
Zoeisright Jan 2013 #4
mod mom Jan 2013 #5

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:42 PM

1. Good for Morning Joe! I agree... nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:47 PM

2. And let's be honest. The people who own these guns are not interested in protecting children.

For the most part they want these weapons in order to "out gun" the government of the United States. These crackpots are the ones making thousands of threats against the lives of the President and his family every day.

Death threats against the First Family had increased by 400% compared to Bush's years. Imagine what they are today!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:48 PM

3. I hate...

...when I agree with Joe.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bjornsdotter (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:16 PM

4. You know the old saying ...

even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

That's far more than Morning "dead intern" Joke.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:03 PM

5. worth watching! here:

NRA Ad Stuns Conservative Pundits Into Speechlessness Followed By Really Articulate Rage

calls the NRA "completely over the cliff", "turned into a fringe organization" and "their extremism is so frightening":

http://www.upworthy.com/nra-ad-stuns-conservative-pundits-into-speechlessness-followed-by-really-articul?g=2&c=cp1

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread