OK, I get it. James Porter is that crazy uncle who lives in the attic, never comes downstairs and only ever watches Fox “News.” Here’s a question: WHO THE HELL LET HIM OUT? He’s gone and become the President of the NRA, probably while still wearing his pajamas.
“Fake President“? Ridiculous.
Just to remind everybody of the obvious, what we commonly know as text can be broken into at least two sub-components, surface text and subtext, what the speaker means by the surface text. This is of course how we come up with such delightful rhetorical devices as “dog-whistle politics.” Porter is jangling the dog’s chains, folks. He’s reaching into the hearts and minds of racists in America already seething with hate toward Obama, who cannot suffer a black President, but of course they cannot just stand up and say what they really want to.
Porter also says Obama’s motivated by “revenge.” Against whom? For what? He never says, but his views line up with those of the odious Louis Goemert, who accuses the President of having Muslim Brotherhood members as advisors. How ridiculous is that? If people on the Left had said that Dubya and Putin were plotting to split up the world between themselves and their nations’ aristocrats, we’d have been laughed out of the political room, and justifiably so. Why doesn’t the same happen to these idiots and fools? I do not know, but I’m sure this is wrong.
This man is pond scum. I wouldn’t cross the room to meet him. Likewise his “star attendees” at the NRA convention this weekend, the Nuge and Sarah Palin? That’s an SNL skit, folks, I’m telling you. And might well be. Stay tuned.
But back to “revenge,” we all know the subtext—that “fake” means “black.” When those of us on the political Left said Dubya wasn’t the President, we had a provable case. When I taught, I never once called Dubya President without some kind of tweak. Usually I called him Governor as George Carlin did—”Highest office for which he was actually elected.” Fair enough, Monsignor. But this….on what basis does he consider Obama’s presidency illegitimate? Is he an Orly Taitz birther type? She’s scratching and clawing every day to remain somewhere in the backwaters of the political light, still hawking her ludicrous notions about the President; how can anyone still hold to such a theory? They have to have some other agenda in mind….including Mitch McConnell and his “one-term President” ideology that’s done so much harm to the country.
The revenge charge is immediately revelatory. It always amazes me when people on the Right say such jaw-dropping things, not even realizing how transparent those sentences become. Porter reminds me of another Carlinism: “Stupid, full of shit, and fucking nuts!” This guy probably has a driver’s license, which also suddenly seems scary.
Let’s remember, though, that the NRA is entirely working for gun manufacturers. The “National” Rifle Assn. is now working with the aforesaid companies in overseas markets. I find that interesting as well. Maybe now they’re the IRA, International Rifle Assn., in which case a certain group of people would perhaps be right well pissed off, one would think. Let’s remember that the devolution of this organization has happened without the understanding of the rank-and-file, for the most part. I know a number of NRA members who tell me I’m crazy when I try to convince them of these things. Simply said, they do not want to believe all this has happened in their name. LaPierre and now Porter as well stand as figureheads for a hierarchy thoroughly in the sway of the gun industry.
Fake President, eh? How about fake NRA?