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Organizing for Action Woos McCain on Gun Control

Organizing for Action Woos McCain on Gun Control


In its efforts to promote President Obama’s gun control agenda, Organizing for Action leaders are now working to woo weak-kneed Republican senators by greeting them in public places with expressions of astroturfed support. On Friday, the Barack Obama twitter account, run by OFA, sent a tweet with pictures of a group – no doubt populated entirely by Barack Obama 2008 voters – showing up to thank Senator John McCain for his support of gun control:

It’s a clever tactic, and one specifically designed to target Republican senators most likely to peel off from conservatism in favor of a few media plaudits.

Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).


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