A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“You’re awake, by the way. You’re not having a terrible, terrible dream. Also you’re not dead, and you haven’t gone to hell.” — MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow during live coverage just after Donald Trump was declared the winner of Election 2016.
“The NRA Placed Big Bets on the 2016 Election, and Won Almost All of Them.” — A feature headline on Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun “news” service The Trace, exhibiting a rare moment of truthfulness.
“Voters sent a loud and clear message that our gun rights are not for sale.” — NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox on the presidential election results.
“Donald Trump didn’t get a lot of help from major Republican institutions, but he did from the NRA—and they came through big.” — NBC’s Chuck Todd in a rare example of the so-called “mainstream” media giving credit where credit was due on election night.
“With their freedoms in question and liberties at stake, the people of Maine embraced the rights recognized in our Constitution and said no to the poorly written, unenforceable mandates of the Question 3 ballot initiative.” — NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox on Maine gun owners defeating Question 3.