Anti-Gun Senator Bullying NASCAR

Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) is putting pressure on NASCAR to drop NRA’s upcoming sponsorship of the Sprint Cup:

“By giving the NRA sponsorship of a major NASCAR race, NASCAR has crossed a line – you have decided to put yourself in the middle of a political debate, and you have taken a side that stands in opposition to the wishes of so many Newtown families who support common sense gun reform,” Murphy wrote. “Whether or not this was your intention, your fans will infer from this sponsorship that NASCAR and the NRA are allies in the current legislative debate over gun violence. By announcing this new partnership at the very height of Congress’s deliberations over gun reform, NASCAR has inserted itself into a political debate that has nothing to with the business of NASCAR.”

They’ve been reading their Alinsky, clearly. “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it”

12 thoughts on “Anti-Gun Senator Bullying NASCAR”

  1. I don’t see Texas Motor Speedway going back on that sponsorship deal. They know who butters their bread over there, and it’s certainly not Connecticut Democrats, or as Phil would say, East Coast “Yuppies”…

  2. Apparently the Senator doesn’t have any grasp of who composes Nascsr’s fan base.

    1. I was thinking the same thing. I would insinuate that he’s disconnected from reality, but isn’t a persistent stereotype with these people that NASCAR fans are a bunch of cousin-humping rednecks? If you believe that, wouldn’t it be logical to assume a friendly relationship between them and the NRA, whose members you hold similar negative stereotypes about?

  3. I’ve seen cars sponsored by and the US Army. What do they have to do with the business of NASCAR, Senator?

    Murphy is an examplar of Murphy’s Law. Any thing and every thing is wrong with him.

  4. Go for it Senator.

    I don’t watch or enjoy NASCAR. but I am in the extreme minority at my gun club when it comes to NASAR fandom.

    I only see something like that firing up our side even more.

  5. I’m pretty sure NASCAR is not going to care what a senator from CT says about their sport. Especially when the race takes place at Texas Motor Speedway.

  6. Oh. I’m SURE that TEXAS is more than willing to listen to the Sage Advice of an East Coast Liberal Senator.

    Right after they tear down the Alamo for a new La Raza Headquarters.

  7. ‘They’ve been reading their Alinsky, clearly. “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it” ‘

    Which, BTW, is something we should be doing; both to anticipate what the other side will do, but also to learn what works, for ourselves. Anybody who is anybody has mastered Leninist tactics these days and uses them relentlessly.

    Every copy of Alinsky’s books have been drawn out of our county library system for months now, so somebody must be learning something.

    1. I’ve read it. I think one of the surprising things about it is that Alinsky doesn’t come across as any kind of fire breathing pinko, like you would have imagined from what people have said about the book. I’d go so far as to say the book is very American, even though I wouldn’t agree with a lot of Alinsky’s goals.

  8. Just went to NASCAR.COM – the assholes don’t have a fan contact / fan feedback mechanism, so I can’t tell them how much I like NASCAR’s support for the NRA-sponsored race at Texas Speedway.

    Are we sure NASCAR’s on our side, or are they just chasing dollars?

  9. Just to square things up, we up here in CT hate this pussy and his anti-gun cronies just as much as you do. The problem is, that up here the voice of the people means next to nothing. At any pro-gun rally you’ll see thousands of supporters, compared to a handful of anti-gun advocates who actually show up. It doesn’t matter up here….they’re decisions are pre determined.

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