Posted on | December 21, 2012 | 1 Comment
We now see two faces of the minority oppressing the majority, two negative leaders whose currency is fear. One is Grover Norquist who has managed to tie the Republican leadership in fiscal knots. Enter now Wayne LaPierre, who has managed to pierce the Republican leadership’s heart and soul - convincing them to careen over the bodies of dead kindergarteners in return for immunization against future NRA and CFG attacks in the 2014 elections. As Morning Joe has rightly indicated, the Republicans – a minority party – are now further marginalized. Good and sane people then are left the chore of voting all those who have cowered to these two bullies out, out ,out. Leaders who lack independence and courage do not deserve public support.
Hard to believe how far we’ve traveled in the wrong direction. But this is what happens when negative leaders like LaPierre and Norquist go unopposed. Positive leadership must be visible, vocal and in control. If not, expect more reports like The Wall Street Journal report below:
The National Rifle Association, in its first public remarks since the Connecticut school shooting, proposed putting armed police officers in “every school in this nation.” NRA CEO and Vice President Wayne LaPierre said gun-free school zones tell killers that schools are places to inflict maximum pain at minimum risk, saying “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” He blamed the media and entertainment industries for treating violence as a “joke.” Two protesters holding signs holding anti-NRA signs interrupted the speech and were escorted out.