There is something of Captain Ahab about Michael Bloomberg these days — the former mayor of New York having adopted the profile of a neurotic and fevered old man whose long and checkered career has not yet managed to sate him, and whose ambition will be truly realized only when, finally, he captures his whale and avenges his bruised ego. Alas, yesterday evening, in Milwaukee, Wis., satisfaction eluded him once again, that Milwaukee County’s Sheriff David Clarke — an outspoken apostle of the right to keep and bear arms, and opponent of all that Bloomberg holds dear — winning his primary and overcoming a concerted and expensive attempt to unseat him. This one, Bloomberg had said through an intermediary, was “personal.” One suspects that the loss will be taken hard.Unfortunately, not hard enough to persuade this monomaniac to throw in the towel on gun control. Bloomberg won’t be content until the only people who carry weapons are policemen and criminals. And if this scenario ever becomes reality, I will not grieve overmuch if he is the first person shot in the crossfire.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Captain Ahab harpoons himself
Michael Bloomberg – self-appointed scourge of the Second Amendment – spared no expense in trying to defeat a pro-gun sheriff in a Democratic primary, and received yet another comeuppance. C.W. Cooke writes: