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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:54 AM

Mitch McConnell warns his base of 'gun-grabbers': 'Dear Patriot, You and I are literally surrounded'

Mitch McConnell warns his base of 'gun-grabbers': 'Dear Patriot, You and I are literally surrounded'

by Jed Lewison

If you judge by this fundraising email sent by his campaign manager, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has lost his freaking mind:

Dear Patriot,

You and I are literally surrounded.

The gun-grabbers in the Senate are about to launch an all-out-assault on the Second Amendment. On your rights.

On your freedom.

Just the other night, President Obama urged them to act. And then he went one step further, spelling out the 23 different Executive Orders he will take to get your guns.

The letter goes on from there, delivering a wild ride through the delusional fantasies of Alex Jones and Glen Beck, never once explaining how any of those 23 executive orders poses anything remotely resembling a threat gun ownership.

Even though those orders included anodyne measures like beefing up support for armed guards at schools, McConnell seems to believe they prove that President Obama is some sort of anti-gun jihadist. Of course, even if that were true, the Supreme Court has ruled that there is a constitutional right to bear arms, so McConnell's concern is more than a bit nutty, especially given that just about every person who comes out in favor of gun control these days does so while either recognizing that right or bragging about the fact that they too are gun owners.

Instead, McConnell and his campaign seem to believe that a new era of totalitarianism is about to take hold in the United States. But if they are honestly afraid of that happening, doesn't that kind of put the lie to their claim that their guns give them freedom? I mean, if guns give them their freedom, but the Senate can take take their freedom away simply by passing a law taking away their guns, then they never really had freedom in the first place, did they? It's either that ... or their freedom doesn't come from their guns.

Tell the Senate: Pass the gun safety proposals outlined by President Obama

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/22/1181104/-Mitch-McConnell-warns-his-base-of-gun-grabbers-Dear-Patriot-You-and-I-are-literally-surrounded

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:57 AM

1. These Republicans make me sick. They keep hitting us over the head with the same "lie" stick.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:01 PM

2. Verbal Equivalent of "They" Burned the Reichstag Ruse

We are surrounded by "them."

Burning anything by coloring books is next, maybe not gun catalogs.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:06 PM

3. This one is a little extreme for ol' Mitch. Maybe he really is worried about the next election?


Ashley Judd included...

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:10 PM

4. Poor Mitch - he'd better watch those 10 generations!!!!

Wait 'til he sees what Ashley Judd is planning for him.

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20130119/NEWS010605/301190097/Ashley-Judd-taking-close-look-challenging-Mitch-McConnell?nclic
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Actress and activist Ashley Judd said Saturday she is “taking a close look” at running against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in the 2014 race.

Judd would not say whether she had decided to mount a campaign, but her brief comments in an interview with The Courier-Journal and Politico were the strongest indication yet that she may be a serious candidate.

“The people of Kentucky need a fighter,” Judd said as she walked through a Washington hotel lobby on her way to the Kentucky Society of Washington’s Bluegrass Ball. “And certainly going back 10 generations, I’ve got some fighters from those hills in my family.”

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:23 PM

6. She was with Clare McCaskell which is a good sign also. I do hope she runs..

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:44 PM

12. She is going to whip his sorry ass

I can't wait

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:14 PM

5. His Office Isn't Accepting Calls

nor letting you leave a message.

POS

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:30 PM

7. Why is it patriotic to own guns - unless you're in the well-regulated US Army?

Or even then, I guess.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:17 PM

8. Kick

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:28 PM

9. He should be charged with inciting panic....

The whole thing is a big lie.


ON EDIT: Don't these guys ever think that these nuts that want to wipe out the government and that is why they want their guns...doesn't he realize he is part of that government they want to wipe out? If they decided to raid and take over the Senate...he'd be killed with the rest...wouldn't he?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:13 PM

11. ^^^^^

Dead troll.



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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:58 PM

13. Ya know part of me actually wants to see these people to get their guns taken away.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:56 PM

14. That's all mitch has going for him..

Fear of the "gun grabbers". His plan to make PBO a one term president didn't work out so well for him.

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