Bitter discovered that Dennis Henigan (Who my spellcheck thinks should be “Shenanigan” and the spellcheck is right!) under the cover of darkness has departed the Brady Campaign.
First I’ll note that the salad days of gun control are LONG gone. Back in the 90s gun control was a bi-partisan issue (hence why RINO Paul Helmke was president then) and it was a winner too! The NRA could only play defense, and the New Media was quick to parrot any anti-gun talking points, and donors would line up to help the cause.
It has since become not only a Democrat issue, but exclusively a “Progressive” issue, where moderate Democrats support the 2nd Amendment, and the most anti-rights Republicans attempt to portray themselves as hardcore gunnies. This is why Helmke was shown the door, as having an R after your name went from a asset to a hindrance, as the Republican donors vanished, and the remaining donors were the political types that saw ANYTHING with an R after their name as pure evil, even when it was the likes of Helmke.
Now gun control is a poison pill. Neither Presidential candidate (both of whom I categorize as “Gun Banners”) won’t discuss the issue, and when they do, they often speak of support of the Second Amendment. Their money is also drying up, as former donors find other places to put their money.
This means mercenaries like Helmke, Hennigan, and Hamm have simply abandoned the sinking ship. They hate freedom, and guns, for sure, but did their job simply for the money. Now the only supporters are the cult-like true believers who will read opposition reports and not see a single word, but support for gun control, no matter how outlandish or illogical.
This is good for freedom, as people this out-of-touch with reality have a VERY difficult time at recruiting new members to the fold.
Also worth noting is that Hennigan has joined Hamm at Tobacco-Free Kids. A quick look at that website shows its just a site for imposing putatively expensive labels on tobacco that are proven not to work, and educating people on what they already know, that smoking isn’t good for you.
Hell I was talking to my neighbor the other day, and I learned that he lost his mother when she was very young to emphysema…he was smoking a cigarette while he told me this. Let that sink in.
Really Hennigan and Hamm have left one loser dishonest group for another. Its in their nature I guess.
I can’t wait to write the Obituary for the Joyce Foundation and the Brady Campaign.