The New York Daily News is running an article on the troubled nomination Dr. Vivek Murthy for the post of Surgeon General, which has a Reid staffer suggesting that “MAIG and other gun control organizations failed to meet his request to provide political cover Democrats needed to take tough votes on Murthy.” Well, you know, that’s because they don’t have any cover to offer. Mark Glaze is quoted in the article noting that his group has “emailed its more than 1.5 million members to tie the Murthy attacks to what it says are other instances of the NRA trying to ‘get between us and our doctors.'” The problem is, their members haven’t really done anything except get themselves on a mailing list. They don’t have a dog, or a gun in the fight. All of NRA’s members either pay annual dues or have paid hundreds and sometimes thousands for life memberships. It’s not too surprising, in that instance, that MAIG doesn’t have the juice to cover skeptical Democrats on a controversial nominee.
Harry Reid has certainly abandoned any semblance of supporting gun rights, but that jab at MAIG and MDA from one of his staffers made my day.