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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:02 PM

Tweety - By going after the President's daughters the NRA has its grip on guns but

has lost its grip on American reality

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Reply Tweety - By going after the President's daughters the NRA has its grip on guns but (Original post)
malaise Jan 2013 OP
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #1
malaise Jan 2013 #5
Samantha Jan 2013 #12
malaise Jan 2013 #17
Samantha Jan 2013 #39
malaise Jan 2013 #19
Iris Jan 2013 #36
JDPriestly Jan 2013 #21
malaise Jan 2013 #23
gateley Jan 2013 #9
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2013 #2
malaise Jan 2013 #4
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2013 #18
HockeyMom Jan 2013 #27
malaise Jan 2013 #29
Dark n Stormy Knight Jan 2013 #35
MotherPetrie Jan 2013 #3
niyad Jan 2013 #6
malaise Jan 2013 #7
CatWoman Jan 2013 #8
MirrorAshes Jan 2013 #10
malaise Jan 2013 #14
leanforward Jan 2013 #11
JoePhilly Jan 2013 #13
malaise Jan 2013 #15
JoePhilly Jan 2013 #16
StClone Jan 2013 #26
calimary Jan 2013 #20
malaise Jan 2013 #24
another_liberal Jan 2013 #34
samsingh Jan 2013 #22
malaise Jan 2013 #28
zentrum Jan 2013 #25
another_liberal Jan 2013 #32
sad-cafe Jan 2013 #30
another_liberal Jan 2013 #31
CTyankee Jan 2013 #33
daschess1987 Jan 2013 #37
malaise Jan 2013 #38
daschess1987 Jan 2013 #40
ck4829 Jan 2013 #41

Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:04 PM

1. Please proceed, gentlemen

The more the NRA puts out these tone-deaf statements, the more they alienate more of their supporters.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:13 PM

5. Did you see Grace's parents at the President's Gun Policy session today

I had to wipe a tear away.

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:02 PM

12. I saw it

I could hardly hold back the waterworks. I couldn't imagine how they felt, still suffering from the loss of their child but obviously so proud he respects the artwork Grace's parents gave him he hung it where he sees it everyday and is reminded of her.

Sam

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Response to Samantha (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:07 PM

17. There was a moment when they looked into each other's eyes

I saw love and pain

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Response to malaise (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:13 AM

39. Yes, that is exactly what I saw

I had one child and I cannot imagine ever losing her. But I think when a parent does lose a child, the love never dies, and the pain never stops. I do not know how they cope; that is #1 in the top ten stressors, loss of a child. But I feel sure it is meaningful to them that the President took that piece of artwork Grace painted which her father gave him and hung it in his study off the Oval Office.

Sam

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Response to Samantha (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:09 PM

19. Re Al is showing it again

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Response to Samantha (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:45 PM

36. +1

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:36 PM

21. President Obama has responded to Sandy Hook with such grace and lack of ego.

It's just incredible. I don't always agree with his policies, but I cannot remember a president who was so just plain human and kind. I cannot remember, and my memory of presidents goes back to Truman and Eisenhower. I can't remember any who had the compassion and understanding of Obama.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:38 PM

23. That's why people like him and trust him

He is a decent human being - genuinely caring and kind.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:40 PM

9. I LOVE that line. Makes me howl every time it's referenced!

And as always, his delivery was flawless.

But yeah, by all means proceed, gentlemen.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:04 PM

2. The NRA is really becoming increasingly detached.

And radicalized.

Let me clarify, the leadership and fringe elements.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:11 PM

4. By the way Limbaugh has lost it

Ridiculing the children was way below the belt.

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:09 PM

18. He has a history of doing that.

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:59 PM

27. Talk about detached?

He had numerous wives, no children, and thinks that women, including mothers, don't need contraception. He is living all alone in his insane world, not the America that the average American knows.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #27)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:12 PM

29. One of the nastiest scumbags of this era

:puje:

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Response to malaise (Reply #29)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:43 PM

35. + about a million

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:08 PM

3. K&R. This pisses me off so much. I'm often critical of Obama the president but

 

I admire him as a family man and no father should have to bear having his daughters subjected to this, nor should they or their mother.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:20 PM

6. uhhhmmm, tweety?? the nra lost its grip on reality a very long time ago.

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Response to niyad (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:25 PM

7. LOL - did you know that Joe Scum talks more than Tweety

and he is absolutely in love with himself. That takes some arrogance

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:26 PM

8. sounds like Joe S. is about to make another run for congress

ya think?

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Response to CatWoman (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:47 PM

10. More like President.

He's been positioning himself for it for a couple years now, IMO.

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Response to CatWoman (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:05 PM

14. He virtually announced it there

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:57 PM

11. Don't go after the Kids

The NRA must be getting desperate. At this point, I wouldn't be surprised at anything they'll say or do. And the sad thing is someone in their group may not display any sense.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:05 PM

13. Lost their grip on SANITY.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:06 PM

15. They lost that ages ago

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Response to malaise (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:06 PM

16. Fair ... their "grip" on sanity was tenious to start with.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:56 PM

26. Remember unsafe at any speed?

How is a The old Ford Pinto and guns alike?

-Both run on leaded
-Both killed people

How are they different?

-Once they were proven the cause of much death did people run out to buy more Pintos?!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:24 PM

20. This goes WAY WAY WAY too far.

SHEESH, as a mother, this ad HORRIFIES me!!!

The girls are non-combatants! They're innocent bystanders. They can't help what their father is doing, and they're not out campaigning and getting personally involved and appearing at events with agendas about which they make speeches. They aren't interview subjects on TV and/or radio, giving their opinions. They're TOTALLY and ABSOLUTELY private citizens. And as they are still youngsters, they should be regarded and treated as such. They are OFF LIMITS. I hope the NRA digs its own grave with this ad.

UPDATED TOLL FREE numbers to Capitol Hill switchboard here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022203784#post4

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Response to calimary (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:41 PM

24. And not one ReTHUG other than Joe Scum

has condemned it

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Response to calimary (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:37 PM

34. Excellent!

Special thanks for the link.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:37 PM

22. absolutely. this is contemptable and disgusting beyond words.

any pro-gun people who want to ever feel that they are pro-gun but do not tolerate extream behavior should be posting messages on social media condemning the nra.

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Response to samsingh (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:05 PM

28. As pinboy3niner wrote upthread

Please Proceed Gentlemen! Let them hang themselves

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:52 PM

25. The more the NRA talks like this

...the more I fear for O's well being in this country of a more and more enraged and riled up minority of nutters. May the secret service be at the top of their vigilence.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:33 PM

32. I would not . . .

I would not want to have to do that hugely important, very dangerous job. What they and their families must go through every day. Where do we find the men and women who can do that?

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:25 PM

30. tweety is fired up

 

I like it

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:29 PM

31. If one of the President's daughters . . .

If one of the President's daughters, or any President's child, were to be seized or harmed it would be a body blow to the whole country. If she were, god forbid, to be kidnapped, we would have to do whatever was necessary to return her safely home. It would not matter if we had to spend billions of dollars and sacrifice hundreds of lives, we would have to do it. To not do so would mean this country would lose standing in the World equivalent to losing foreign conflict on the battlefield. If we can't keep the children of our national leaders safe, what can we protect?

That is why we assign Secret Service Agents to protect those children, for the good of our country.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:37 PM

33. I hope by now Tweety is confirmed as a flaming liberal against these republicans who are

just plain crazy. How much more would it take for him to be convinced it is not "both sides do it" but ONE side that does it all the time?

I hope...I really hope...

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:01 PM

37. This is the first I heard of this, but I checked it out...

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Response to daschess1987 (Reply #37)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:03 PM

38. It's beyond disgusting

Welcome to DU

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Response to malaise (Reply #38)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:23 AM

40. Thank you!

For a while there, I didn't feel too welcome. I did go a little overboard talking about taking all the guns and referring to myself as "gun grabber," but the Sandy Hook massacre broke what was left of my heart. I wanted to be the scourge of the people who value their guns more than the lives of children.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:43 PM

41. K&R

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