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An Attempted Calculated Distraction: NRA New Ad Shows They're Actually Getting Creepier and Crazier

by Abby Zimet

In a move that has evidently alienated pretty much anyone with a kid or a brain or a modicum of decency, the NRA has released a new, highly personal ad that attacks Obama as an "elitist hypocrite" for having the Secret Service protect his daughters but opposing armed guards in schools. This, as the White House prepares to unveil gun-control measures that are, according to a new poll, supported by most Americans. The NRA, however, is not most Americans. After a few WTF reactions to their new ad, and the blasting of it as "repugnant and cowardly" by the White House, the NRA spokesman huffily explained, "Whoever thinks the ad is about President Obama's daughters are missing the point completely" and indulging in "an attempted calculated distraction," two things they sure know something about.

Update: Responding to Obama's gun-control proposals, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said it "disgusts" him to see anyone blaming guns for tragedies like Sandy Hook when they are clearly the fault of "evil prowling in the world." The solution: "Let us pray for our children."