Today on Morning Joe Joe Scarborough used an argument so convoluted that only an MSNBC audience could fall for it.
Joe attacked “the survivalist wing” of the NRA as he put it. He insisted nobody is coming for your guns and assured viewers that thanks to the 5-4 decision of the supreme court on guns, the right to bear arms is protected and any suggestion otherwise is fantasy.
THEN practically in the same breath, he warned the GOP that if they stand against “sensible gun restricts” we will get a democrat in 2016 appointing liberal judges who will gut the 2nd amendment.
Here is my question:
“If nobody is coming for our guns, why would the 2nd amendment be in danger of being ‘gutted’ by liberal judges?”
Despite many people’s belief that liberal judges are created by Saruman fully formed in the depths of the earth of a scared Isengard, liberal Supreme court judges are created out of liberal federal circuit judges and liberal lawyers. They are created by liberal by liberal universities on liberal campuses financed liberally by grants by liberals and tax dollars provided by big government.
By your own argument therefore we must conclude the following: There is, in fact, a large cadre of liberals out to gut the 2nd amendment just waiting for the chance to do so.
Most Conservatives of course are smart enough to know liberals will try to disarm us regardless of what we do, but prolonged exposure to MSNBC must do things to some folks over time.
Bottom line while Joe Scarbrough is saying something like: Support gun control to keep a liberal supreme court from gutting the 2nd amendment the REAL argument he is making is this: “Give up your arms willingly or a liberal supreme court will come and take them.”
the proper answer to that statement of course is this:
Come and take them then. Who will be first?
Update: here is the video via Unedited Politics