If you need to attract the most fervent Second Amendment proponents in the red state of Texas, simply post an offensive sign denigrating President Obama and voilà! You will increase your bottom line by emulating a bottom feeder.
The sign outside a suburban Houston gun store reads,
Does one of Obamas family members have to be beheaded for "change" to happen?
Not only is this beyond reprehensible, this is an attempt at acerbic wit by mocking the Hope and Change motto of the 2008 campaign (by leaving out the possessive form of Obama, in true Teabag fashion). The implication that the President was directly responsible for the ISIL brutality shows unprecedented contempt for the Leader of the Free World.
Since the president doesn't speak like a John Wayne movie, Tactical Firearms CEO, Jeremy Alcede feels he needs to compensate for something. Obviously not an Obama supporter, the gun store owner caters to his anti-establishment, anti-government and pro-war alarmists by using "clever and controversial" sayings on the store's marquee. Thankfully, Alcede pays such close attention to the news, his typically uninformed customer doesn't have to.
When asked why he posts such contentious statements, Alcede told a Houston TV station
“We’ve tried to educate people, but they aren’t listening.”
Apparently, parents need to explain to their kids about these beheadings and coloring books aren't going to do the trick by themselves.
The language the president is using is simply not strong enough to soothe the macho egos of these Republican tough guys. If he doesn’t go cowboy on us, the war hawks will call him a weakling, say he is unfit and unprepared—and in Obama’s case, they will surely add that he is unwilling—to defend “the homeland.” He has to talk tough, with the right optics, like GWB landing on the aircraft carrier, proclaiming 'Mission Accomplished,' without accomplishing anything good for America.
Always the consummate patriots, these gun fanatics insult their Commander in Chief with increasingly vulgar insults, no apologies needed. In their Confederate, Civil War-addled brains, the War of Northern Aggression still needs to be won.