We’re Winning

The Brady Campaign had a press conference the other day:

Things have to be pretty depressing at the Brady Campaign these days. I can sympathize. We’re cracking out the tequila here too guys, though our closing party has more people at it than this presser :)

28 Responses to “We’re Winning”

  1. Dannytheman says:

    That is a telling tale!!!

    The truth is the difference, we speak it, they do not!

  2. SayUncle says:

    who brought their wife?

  3. TS says:

    I like how the two people who did show up sat in the back corners.

  4. Tango says:

    Where did this image come from? This is just epic.

  5. jason says:

    This picture is so full of win, it is in danger of spontaneously combusting into a giant flaming ball of awesomeness.

  6. David says:

    They should try giving away promotional items. No wait, they are in the business of taking things away. No wonder no one was there.

  7. Adam Z says:

    A picture says a thousand words…and that is absolutely fing hilarious!

  8. Robert says:

    What was the occasion/context for the press conference? That would help leverage the picture in other venues.

  9. LC Scotty says:

    Do we know that this was taken “during” and not, say, 10 minutes before the conference?

  10. MJM says:

    I will laugh all day. Truly, it has been a good week.

  11. mikeb302000 says:

    It’s probably photo-shopped. I’ll bet there were a million moms there.

  12. Sebastian says:

    What was the occasion/context for the press conference?

    Judging from the picture on the monitor, they were announcing their state rankings for 2010.

  13. They should at least invite us gunbloggers. We are the only people who care, after all.

  14. Shootin' Buddy says:

    That’s it?

    I can get more people for a press conference on the importance of ear hair removal.

  15. Nice paneling.

    You could get more gun bloggers together most days. Oh, wait, we did in Pittsburgh.

  16. countertop says:

    you just made my day!

  17. kenno271 says:

    A picture says 65,000 words!

  18. BornLib says:

    Schadenfreude. Have it. Love it.

  19. Damn, I wish I had a digital camera from a few years back when Sarah Brady held a presser in 2007 in support of a MD state senate candidate (Jim Rosapepe) in Annapolis.

    The only people who showed up other than Pete Hamm and Ms. Brady were myself and Ginny Simone from NRA news.

    It was fucking sad then. Seems it’s only gotten worse for them. I love it.

  20. Wes says:


  21. Ellen says:

    Assuming a reporter and/or photographer showed up and an article was published, odds are neither the photo nor the story revealed the emptiness of the room.

    • Bitter says:

      How is sending a film crew to a press conference a matter of “spying?” And considering the NRA News crew wore their NRA News shirts in the middle of the anti-NRA protest in Pittsburgh, I doubt they as secretive as Paul wants to claim. If he was that unaware of who they were, then it’s likely that his new communication chick he brought on from Ft. Wayne wasn’t competent enough to identify them.

      I should add that going back to look at their claim of lies, it could easily be a matter of wording. There are independent cameramen, and there are also pool cameramen. Ever wonder how all networks get the exact same shot/angle of the same press conference? It’s because one cameraman is charged with getting video for everyone in the pool. If a reporter for Sirius/XM showed up and also happened to share their audio with Cam who hosts a show on the same network be considered a spy? Regardless, they had a press conference. They are just pissy that the only coverage came from NRA when they had their hopes up that CBS was going to do a big story. Of course, this also indicates that there was only one camera in the room. :)

  22. Shawn says:

    The NRA has a video of it.

    It always seems when he talks it looks like his face and neck muscles are really tight. Like they overdid the botox or somethnig. Does he have a nerve issue going on with his face or something?

  23. Tango says:

    hahahaha! Read the article about the NRA ‘plant’ and it’s hilarious that they’re still using terms like ‘high-capacity ammunition’. Mine must be cheap stuff… mine only has one bullet per casing.

    Wait, high-capacity ammunition… is that 12ga birdshot?

  24. Crotalus says:

    As Jed Clampett would say, “Pitiful. Ju-u-ust pitiful.”

  25. Thirdpower says:

    From Ladd Everitt at the CSGV:

    @bradybuzz We know how you feel…not too long ago, the #NRA sent a cameraman to one of our events. He lied about who hired him. #p2 #peace

    I wonder if as many people showed up to their ‘event’.

  26. Chas says:

    The Brady Center thought that they could get away with their deception of a fake press conference because their supporters at CBS News would cover for them by not revealing to the public that Helmke was speaking to an empty room. Oops!


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