Howard Dean smears NRA as a ‘white supremacist organization’

Howard Dean NRA
Howard Dean

While appearing on Monday’s edition of MSNBC Live with Katy Tur, former DNC boss Howard Dean smeared the National Rifle Association as a “white supremacist organization,” Newsbusters reported.

According to Kevin Baker:

He began by first stating that, “the right has been out of step with America for a long time.” This naturally prompted the question by Tur as to why Republicans then control the presidency and Congress. Dean answered by labeling far-right Trump voters as people “with guns that want to shoot up the place” and the NRA as a “white supremacist organization.”

Tur only offered a tepid condemnation of Dean’s initial remarks by saying, “I don’t think anyone is defining them that way,” before allowing the former Democratic presidential candidate to continue on with his insane tirade, unabated…

Real Clear Politics posted a transcript of the conversation in which Dean smeared a number of Trump-supporting conservatives and the NRA:

KATY TUR, MSNBC: Howard, you say the right has been out of step, and that was basically the conventional wisdom during the election, and Donald Trump won and Republicans won majorities in both the House and the Senate. And you’re talking about finding those middle voters that don’t agree with the president. And this big swath of the country that doesn’t respect him, doesn’t like him and doesn’t think he is fit for office.

There was a big swath of the country that thought all of those things during the election but he still won. So, there seems to be a disconnect, when I look at this, and I hear people say to me on this show, ‘no, don’t worry to [sic] those who are up-in-arms about this presidency, that there is enough of the country that will be able to push back and take him out of office.’

But the reality is, is this man has not changed even a little since, even an iota since the election. So if there was going to be a majority of this country that was going to come out and make sure that he wasn’t voted in back then, what is — what changes now. What is the difference maker here?

FMR. GOV. HOWARD DEAN (D-VT), MSNBC: First of all, a lot of the Trump voters are not the far right nutcases with guns who, you know, want to shoot up the place. Most of the Trump voters are people —

TUR: Well, I don’t think anyone was defining them that way.

DEAN: No, but there certainly are some of them. And the NRA put out an appalling ad out there which really — basically made the statement that the NRA was now a white supremacist group. I couldn’t believe the ad I saw.

So there are far right people who are crazy for Donald Trump. That is not the majority of Trump voters. I think the majority of Trump voters, certainly the ones I’ve talked to, simply wanted a real change and didn’t think Hillary Clinton was going to be the candidate of change, which was accurate.

I personally think Hillary would have been a great president but that is not where enough electoral — there weren’t enough electoral voters that agreed with my position. Now what Trump has done and I think the right-wing of the Republican party has done with the repeal of Obamacare is to alienate all those people in the middle who hoped for real change. Well, they got some change alright. They got a change that was embarrassing to the United States of America which we all love.

“It’s always fascinating at how quickly the left moves on and forgets events once they are no longer of any value to them,” Baker said. “Steve Scalise was shot and nearly murdered by a crazed gunmen a mere three weeks ago, yet already, a prominent Democratic leader is unashamedly, falsely accusing Republican voters of the same action. The fact that the media are more than happy to allow such antics is just a further indication of where their true agenda and allegiances really lie.”

This, sadly, is the state of the modern left, which includes the so-called “mainstream media.”

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