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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:24 PM

 

Who’s your daddy? A list of political recipients of the NRA’s cash

http://hot-dogma.com/2013/01/17/whos-your-daddy-a-list-of-political-recipients-of-the-nras-cash/

which links to here:

http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=D000000082



The National Rifle Association goes to great lengths (and spends a huge sum of money) to defend the right to bear arms. It is opposed to virtually every form of gun control, including restrictions on owning assault weapons, background checks for gun owners, and registration of firearms.

NRA’s influence is felt not only through campaign contributions, but through millions of dollars in off-the-books spending on issue ads and the like. Following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the NRA supported proposals to arm airline pilots with guns. Between 2001 and 2010, the NRA spent between $1.5 million and $2.7 million on federal-level lobbying efforts. During the 2010 election cycle, the NRA spent more than $7.2 million on independent expenditures at the federal level -- messages that advocate for or against political candidates. These messages primarily supported Republican candidates or opposed Democratic candidates.

(Stats at the link.)

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Reply Who’s your daddy? A list of political recipients of the NRA’s cash (Original post)
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 OP
graham4anything Jan 2013 #1
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #3
graham4anything Jan 2013 #5
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #7
graham4anything Jan 2013 #9
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #13
graham4anything Jan 2013 #14
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #15
graham4anything Jan 2013 #17
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #8
beevul Jan 2013 #16
Lurks Often Jan 2013 #2
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #4
frazzled Jan 2013 #6
graham4anything Jan 2013 #10
former9thward Jan 2013 #11
graham4anything Jan 2013 #12
farminator3000 Jan 2013 #18

Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:27 PM

1. And I want Mike Bloomberg and others to finance 1 dollar more in 2014 to all ANTI-GUN candidates

 

if money buys NRA votes, we need
ONE DOLLAR MORE in each and every district like happened to Joe Baca in California

dem vs. repub or dem vs. dem

take out each and every pro-gun candidate, or enough to win the house back in every single district, every single state across the country

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:35 PM

3. Please don't bring up Bloomberg until you "get" that "stop and frisk" is unConstitutional

 

and is his, along with unConstitutional policing and spying upon Muslim Americans in NYC, and horrific abuse of the Occupy movement. He's a monster, not an example of anything positive. Did you google his "NYPD is my 'private army'" quote yet?

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:40 PM

5. Did you google the 100s of millions in charity the private person gives to ONLY liberal causes?

 

OWS should work with him and not hate so much.

politics makes strange bedfellows.

and Bloomberg has to as mayor go to one funeral after another of people who died from gunfire.

You are thinking anyhow of Rudy Giuliani and the NYPD which is an entity of their own.
They own the city, not the other way around.

However, be happy Giuliani wasn't mayor when OWS started, because it never would have started at all. And they overstayed their welcome. It wasn't ever planned on being a lifetime
live-in.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:22 PM

7. OWS is a populist social movement in response to critical social issues which are as yet

 

unchanged, such as CEOs making hundreds of percentage points more income than workers, the rich benefiting vastly from bailouts and the subsequent "recovery" in enormous disproportion to citizens, no punishment or regulation for wall street or banksters...nothing has changed except police attacks upon peaceful, righteous 1st Amendment protest. Sorry you're fine with all of that. This is not just a life-time live in, it's a new way of life demanding justice and equality where there is none.

And if knowing Bloomberg is behind NYPD policies found UNCONSTITUTIONAL, and you're okay with it, there's certainly little more I wish to hear from you.

NOT okay:

Alyssa ‏@alyssa011968

"Despite having only roughly 5% of the world's population, US has close to 25% of the world's prisoners in its cages." http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/01/16-5

NOT okay:

Injustice Facts ‏@InjusticeFacts

The 2008 bank bailout by Bush was the largest corporate welfare handout in history, yet conservatives still whine about welfare.
Retweeted by OccupyBinghamton

NOT okay:

TruthBeckons ‏@BeckonsTruth

Monsanto Company states on their website... "there is no need for, or value in testing the safety of GM foods in... http://fb.me/1EXKu5KYp

NOT okay:

Fight For 15 ‏@fightfor15

RT @thinkprogress: Corporate profits have grown by 171% under Obama http://thkpr.gs/XgWBbA #socialism

NOT okay:

Fight For 15 ‏@fightfor15

Unacceptable. "The study found that almost half of Chicago’s population is living in or near poverty." http://ow.ly/gU47K #raisethewage


Sure, Occupy overstayed their welcome. Let's not protest corporate theft of trillions of taxpayer dollars and allow them to continue. That's quite a philosophy you've got there. :/

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:04 PM

9. they were on private property. Would you want 500 people living in your garden?

 

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:20 PM

13. That's all you've got? It's "privately-owned" public property, and Bloomberg's girlfriend

 

is on the board of the company that "owns" it.

I believe I've already posted to you the video of NYPD punching a woman in the face, who was holding a =court order= to allow protesters back into Zuccotti. Bloomberg, NYPD, and Zuccotti's "owner" broke the law and made assaults in so doing. Is this somehow okay to you? Is the entire income inequality issue somehow okay to you? There is no room for corporate apologists in this particular petri dish. And you're entirely missing the point of the word Occupy. It means taking things back, and Korporate ownership of public property is a damn good place to begin. No comment on the income inequality issues with which I'd just replied? The very rich are making lots of decisions for the rest of us, including negation of our right to assemble to petition the government with grievances. You know, the Bill of Rights.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:26 PM

14. They overstayed their welcome. Protests should be in, out, in out, in out. Not lifetime lease

 

Cindy Sheehan was another who overstayed her welcome

after a short while, protesters would be better running for office throughout the country

btw, Dennis Koslowski and Bernie Madoff are in jail.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:31 PM

15. Madoff robbed the 1%, that's why he's in jail. Iceland jailed all the corrupt banksters. Us? None.

 

And no, Cindy and Occupy did not overstay their welcome. It is not for others to decide upon that. It IS up to us to demand justice and change regarding the many, many issue I've posted for your consideration, about which you fail to reply. I'm done here; your Trend is obvious. Good night, and good luck.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:46 PM

17. as 60s protesters have said, building from within instead of anonymously works better

 

winning office is the only way to change
burning things down with no plan is doomed to fail regardless of the reasons

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:46 PM

8. On why no one at HSBC is behind bars

 

Occupy Wall Street ‏@OccupyWallStNYC

On why no one at #HSBC is behind bars, care of @MTaibbi & @ColbertAtHome: http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/422923/january-16-2013/hsbc-laundering-charges---matt-taibbi … #OWS

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:41 PM

16. Giving to charity does not excuse one of being an authoritarian asshole. N/T

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:36 PM

4. That list must include candidate from 2012 as well as members

Josh Mandel is listed as in the Senate list and he LOST the election to Sherrod Brown.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:41 PM

6. Actually, those are such piddling amounts ...

Can't we offer to donate that much money to any Democratic senator or representative who foreswears NRA support and votes in favor of the proposed gun control legislation (including, and above all, an assault-weapons ban)??

I mean, if the NRA can buy these guys off with $4,000 or so ... we the people could raise that much money to buy them off, with small donations, in a NY second.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:05 PM

10. that is what Mike Bloomberg, private citizen is doing with his personal money in 2014

 

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:13 PM

11. Legally Bloomberg can only give $2500 to a candidate.

Unless you are suggesting he is going to go around campaign finance laws.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:24 PM

12. His specially organized super Pac devoted to this cause is giving the money.Scotus ruled that legal

 

a winner does one dollar better than the loser

so it is not going against campaign finance laws.
But it is his own money in the super pac.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:12 PM

18. you have to click around a little at that open secrets site

here's a thread i started on the same subjecy- note that Bob Barr was on the NRA board and in the House AT THE SAME TIME?!?!?!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022099581

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http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/12/17/john-mccain-receives-the-most-lavish-nra-donations/

if you take out the fact that he got $483,000 when he ran for Pres., he's still in the top 20 ^^ on that chart

http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/lobbying.php?cycle=2012&ind=Q13

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http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/summary.php?ind=Q13&cycle=2012&recipdetail=A&sortorder=U

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http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/recips.php?cycle=2012&ind=Q13

Top 20 Recipients -2012
Rank Candidate Office Amount
1 Romney, Mitt (R) $838,599
2 Boehner, John (R-OH) House $48,575
3 Cruz, Ted (R-TX) $43,429
4 Rehberg, Denny (R-MT) House $43,029
5 Mandel, Josh (R-OH) $41,525
6 West, Allen (R-FL) House $38,351
7 Perry, Rick (R) $37,450
8 Brown, Scott (R-MA) Senate $30,275
9 Santorum, Rick (R) $29,377
10 Bachmann, Michele (R-MN) House $28,822
11 Heller, Dean (R-NV) Senate $26,900
12 Allen, George (R-VA) $25,700
13 Daines, Steven (R-MT) $24,672
14 Barrasso, John A (R-WY) Senate $23,258
15 Gingrich, Newt (R) $23,150
16 Cain, Herman (R) $22,889
17 Paul, Ron (R) House $21,700
18 Coffman, Mike (R-CO) House $20,200
19 Quayle, Ben (R-AZ) House $19,600
20 Mourdock, Richard E (R-IN) $19,472


http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/recips.php?ind=Q13&cycle=2010&recipdetail=A&mem=Y&sortorder=U
Top 20 Recipients -2010
Rank Candidate Office Amount
1 Angle, Sharron (R-NV) $86,259
2 Toomey, Pat (R-PA) $61,160
3 Rubio, Marco (R-FL) $47,189
4 Portman, Rob (R-OH) $36,100
5 Rossi, Dino (R-WA) $34,300
6 Buck, Ken (R-CO) $32,971
7 Boehner, John (R-OH) House $30,100
8 Fiorina, Carly (R-CA) $30,050
9 Bachmann, Michele (R-MN) House $28,475
10 Vitter, David (R-LA) Senate $25,953
11 Johnson, Ron (R-WI) $24,950
12 Blunt, Roy (R-MO) House $23,585
13 Brown, Scott (R-MA) Senate $23,020
14 Burr, Richard (R-NC) Senate $22,700
15 Thune, John (R-SD) Senate $22,050
16 Pearce, Steve (R-NM) $20,210
17 McCain, John (R-AZ) Senate $20,200
18 Griffin, Tim (R-AR) $19,900
19 Frazier, Ryan L (R-CO) $18,600
20 Heller, Dean (R-NV) House $18,423

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