What is it with sports writers and politics? We had in recent weeks, Bob Costas anti-gun rant and Rob Parker calling RGIII a cornball. In recent years we had the Keith Olbermann soap opera. But one of the most annoying sports writers is NY Daily News writer, Mike Lupica. When he discusses sports, Lupica is usually spot on. When he veers into politics, Mike Lupica shows his Far left colors. Inserting himself into the gun debate, he goes after the NRA and really doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
So now Wayne LaPierreof the National Rifle Association, who attacks the mental health system in this country even as he sounds like he needs to be in it, goes on “Meet the Press” and continues to double down on his notion that the only way to keep our schools safe is to put armed guards at the front door and the side door and in every home room in America and maybe on every school bus, too.
The other day there was a terrific Daily News front page calling LaPierre, the NRA’s executive director, the “craziest man on Earth,” and he was clearly referencing that Sunday morning, even as he continued to sound like just one more coward made brave and tough by a gun.[….]But then LaPierre is the type who lies to stay in practice, as he continues to pass himself off as the front man for responsible gun owners when he actually is a front for their lunatic fringe. To say that the NRA represents mainstream thinking for gun owners is the same as saying that the Tea Party represents mainstream thinking in the Republican Party.[….]
The phony is LaPierre, who chooses this moment in American history — one that should change the country and will change the country — to push his own agenda and his association’s agenda and expects people to believe that it is all about our children.
“The NRA is not going to let people lose the Second Amendment in this country,” LaPierre said Sunday, and at that point he does sound like an expert on what he calls the “cracked” mental health system, because that system is clearly doing nothing as he goes from his press conference Friday to national television sounding like a slobbering idiot.