Calling the NRA "venal", Feinstein insults legal gun owners

Dianne Feinstein chose Holocaust Remembrance Day to express her contempt for people who vow, Photo: Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) / Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, January 27, 2013 — Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) referred to the National Rifle Association as “venal” during an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union wth Candy Crowely.

“The NRA is venal. They come after you, they put together large amounts of money to defeat you,” she said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “They did this in ‘93, and they intend to continue it.” 

Feinstein claims the NRA, and by default its members, are the biggest “stumbling block” when it comes to passing her broad gun control legislation.

This came only days after CBS correspondent Bob Schieffer compared the NRA to Nazis.

Her statements come on Holocaust Rememberance Day, a day on which many are taking the time to remember and reflect the destruction of so many innocent lives.

It is time for a calm recitation of some simple, basic truths.

First, when a politician calls Americans “venal,” civility is lost. President Obama avoids over-the-top nastiness, but a legion of party hatchet people are standing by. They do it confident that he will never scold or repudiate another Democrat. 

Second, liberals can rarely discuss Republicans and conservatives without bringing up Nazis and Hitler. Having honed the politics of personal destruction to razor sharpness and high art, they are incapable of leaving it behind.

They take pride in its use, whether it be against gun owners or oil executives. Referring back to truth one, to do so on this particular day is particularly disgusting.

Third, the NRA is not a person. It is an organization composed of millions of Americans, led by Americans who deeply believe in the Second Amendment to the Constitution. To attack the NRA as “venal” or an organization as “Nazis” is a casual and indirect way to express contempt for millions of Americans and their beliefs while maintaining plausible deniability.

It is a lot like attacking the “Jewish lobby” while avoiding the charge of anti-Semitism. It is disturbing but unsurprising that a liberal Jew like Feinstein would fail to understand that.

My father is a Holocaust survivor and an NRA member. If more Jews had been armed during the Holocaust, there might have been more dead Nazis and fewer dead Jews by the end of the war.

Is it Feinstein’s intent to imply that people like my father are venal for wanting to make sure that the words “never again” mean exactly that?

Feinstein is another liberal hypocrite who during her career carried a gun for protection. Now she has armed bodyguards while she tries to place restrictions on poorer Americans who cannot afford the security detail she retains.

Our tax dollars pay for her security detail.

Dianne Feinstein is the failed Senator of a failed state that, when she became the United States Senator from California in 1992,  had a Republican governor and was functional.

California has deteriorated over the last two decades, while Feinstein kept her focus on reproductive rights, climate change, and other liberal pet causes that have nothing to do with whether people can find jobs, support families, or launch businesses.

Feinstein would get more negative attention if she were not compared to Barbara Boxer. By comparison, Feinstein is the soul of reason. But while Feinstein obsesses over gun control, the California economy is collapsing and jobs are leaving the state.

Venality is a form of corruption, mercenary behavior that puts us up for sale to the highest bidder.

Playing politics for personal gain while others suffer is mercenary; it is, in her words, venal.

What Feinstein and other liberal politicians have done to the once Golden State of California is pure venality.

Feinstein is a liberal, incapable of deviating from her narrative even on Holocaust Remembrance Day. We mourn the victims of the Nazis, and she plays politics and insults people who want there to be no more victims.

My great-grandparents were murdered by Nazis who confiscated guns from Jews before rounding them up and throwing them into boxcars. For Senator Feinstein to choose today of all days to play this kind of politics is more than disgusting. 

It is pathetic.


Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.”

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Eric Golub

Eric Golub is a politically conservative Jewish blogger, author, public speaker, and comedian. His book trilogy is “Ideological Bigotry,” “Ideological Violence,” and  “Ideological Idiocy.” 

He is Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and has lived in Los Angeles since 1990. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Judaism, and his MBA from USC. A stockbrokerage professional since 1994, he began blogging on March 11th, 2007, the three year anniversary of the Madrid bombings and the midpoint of 9/11. He has been inflicting his world view on his unfortunate readers since then. He blogs about politics Monday through Friday, and about football and other human interest items on weekends.



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