The new president of the NRA is Oliver North

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/05/07/the-new-president-of-the-nra-i.html

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A corrupt arms dealer. Geez. Anyone else think the writers have started to give up this season?

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I think there’s only one way to read this exhumation:

Suck on THAT, stupid libruls!!

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He’s tried to write books too, drawing on his military past and political affiliations but they’re SO BAD

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Because of course he is.

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Even Nancy Reagan called him a lying turd.

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Yeah, who didn’t see that coming?

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He stands for the NRA’s core values: jeopardizing Americans’ safety, illegally selling weapons, and treasonous dealings with foreign countries.

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So are we going to repaint Iran-Contra as a bold strike for 4th amendment rights in the middle East? It seems tricky when Iran is supposed to be double-evil at this point; but I suppose that consistency is for liberal nerds.

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Well, look at it this way.

At least they didn’t pick anyone who is competent at misleading people and concealing treasonous foreign dealings.

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You are a brave man for reading them for us.

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As a self-fulfilling prophecy it fits: only bad guys will have guns.

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A corrupt arms dealer who sold weapons to terrorists, in an effort to undermine a democracy. The NRA has become a left-wing parody of the NRA.

I swear, the right-wing trolls who say, “We’re only becoming the things you accused us of being” may have a point. The NRA: “Oh, you think we’re anti-democratic, corrupt partisan thugs selling weapons to terrorists? Well, you ain’t seen nothing yet!”

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They’re just taking the piss now, right?

What’s his actual role at the NRA? Is it mostly ornamental, or will he actually have to do stuff?

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I’m sure he’ll end up getting up there and saying a bunch of stupid, circular, anti-logic. They all do.

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I suppose if he had been illegally selling medicine to Iran and using the proceeds to build houses for the poor in Mexico he would be a horrible, evil person, BUT he was selling weapons, and using that money to help buy more weapons, so it’s all good.

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It feels like we’re seeing a major consolidation of Evil, which in some ways is maybe a good thing? I mean, in the past you had to worry separately about misogynists and religious fanatics and plutocrats and trolls and nazis and warmongers, but increasingly they are all part of a single, formal org chart. The way things are going, if you just sealed the 2020 Republican convention in a concrete sarcophagus, the rest of America would have very few problems left.

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Well, if he steals enough from the NRA, maybe they’ll go broke.

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Maybe he’ll sell all the guns to Iran.

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