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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:43 PM

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

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Source: www.dailykos.com

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."

Read more: 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?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dailykos%2Findex+%28Daily+Kos%29



So by shaking up the crazy bag to get money for future elections, he is possibly letting the crazy out on us. Pathetic.

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Reply Mitch McConnell warns his base of 'gun-grabbers': 'Dear Patriot, You and I are literally surrounded' (Original post)
RetroGamer1971 Jan 2013 OP
nobodyspecial Jan 2013 #1
get the red out Jan 2013 #2
crim son Jan 2013 #5
Angelonthesidelines Jan 2013 #6
FailureToCommunicate Jan 2013 #3
Turbineguy Jan 2013 #8
bemildred Jan 2013 #4
Turbineguy Jan 2013 #7
SemperEadem Jan 2013 #9
AlbertCat Jan 2013 #10
goclark Jan 2013 #11
oldbanjo Jan 2013 #13
alfredo Jan 2013 #14
NickB79 Jan 2013 #18
NickB79 Jan 2013 #15
alfredo Jan 2013 #12
DollarBillHines Jan 2013 #16
iandhr Jan 2013 #17
otohara Jan 2013 #19
nolabear Jan 2013 #20
pinto Jan 2013 #21

Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:47 PM

1. They keep feeding the insanity and hatred

and are going to act all surprised when it has deadly consequences.

he will take to get your guns <-- Name one.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:49 PM

2. "Dear Patriot"

The word "patriot" has been so cheapened by the right's use of it to identify their hateful base.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:55 PM

5. That is exactly what I thought upon first read of the OP.

The mental image conjured by the word isn't what it once was, I'll tell you that.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:56 PM

6. Indeed

 

Whenever I see the word "Patriot" I think of a misled citizen who bought a false history.
Oh, and loser too(Tom Brady)

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:49 PM

3. McConnell: Slowest Draw in the West

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:00 PM

8. Like this?

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:50 PM

4. Never wise up a chump (until his money is gone.) nt

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:57 PM

7. It must be a scary world out there.

And there's that word "patriot" again. It's funny how the meaning of words shift. In this context "patriot" means "someone who is itching to kill other Americans".

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:01 PM

9. hmmm.... dog whistling as usual

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:15 PM

10. Shameless pandering

"literally surrounded".... by reasonable people! Run away.... you're the nutcase minority...

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:17 PM

11. Hope the DU gun owners don't get mad at me

but when I hear that "Owners need to have a gun in their house to protect their family" -- I shake my head.



My "gun" is ADT Alarm System!

It can call the police
It can make a wild alarm
etc.
etc.

I am a Senior and the thought of picking up a gun during the night and aiming and firing a gun scares me.






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Response to goclark (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:26 PM

13. The police are not required to come when your alarm

goes off, GOOD LUCK.

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Response to goclark (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:28 PM

14. How many can think straight if awoken from sleep by an intruder? How many will remember to

turn off the safety before they attempt to open fire on the shadowy figure in the room? How will you explain killing your wife as she walks back from the bathroom?


Our what about my friend who shot a cat at the window? He thought it was an intruder messing with the screen. He killed the cat, riddled the window and wall with buckshot, and damaged the aluminum siding and window of his neighbor's house. It was his dad's 12ga he used.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:40 PM

18. Anyone who is serious about using a gun for home protection

Really needs to take the 5-10 min. to imagine how such an incident might occur, and how you'd respond. Take a walk around your house and visualize the most likely route an intruder might take to gain entrance, and where you and your family might be when that happens. The first step should always be to retreat to a secure location, with a cell phone if possible, and call 911. You want your back against the wall, both literally and figuratively, before you shoot. Your idiot friend should have retreated and called police while waiting to see if the "intruder" actually got through the screen. Do you know if he was charged with any crimes, such as unlawful discharge of a firearm?

This woman did everything right: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/woman-hiding-kids-shoots-intruder/nTm7s/

She retreated repeatedly while on the phone with 911, and only fired as a last resort when the burglar tried to get into her hiding spot.

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Response to goclark (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:30 PM

15. It's a crazy gun owner that would force someone to own and use a gun

Even if they didn't want to. If you don't feel comfortable with firing a gun, please, please do not. There is nothing at all wrong with relying on your ADT system to call men and women comfortable with guns to come to your aid.

Just because I'm comfortable with guns in my house is no reason to say everyone should have a gun in his or her house.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:17 PM

12. Hey Mitch, how about you and your followers doing us a favor by going Jonestown on us?

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:30 PM

16. And to think that this came from a US Senator's office

It sounds like something that was drummed up by a few Bud Light drinkers, sharing a Hustler magazine in a circle-jerk.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:38 PM

17. Wow.

Even for Mitch this is a new low.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:44 PM

19. What's The Latest Gun Patriot's Death Count?

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:59 PM

20. You're only "literally" surrounded if you're outnumbered. Welcome to democracy.

What IS it about majority rule that they both laud and can't comprehend?

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:59 PM

21. Hi.

This is a repost / report of a dated article that doesn't meet Late Breaking News' time guidelines. Would be a good post to put up in Politics 2013 for discussion perhaps.

LBN's statement of purpose - Post the latest news from reputable mainstream news websites and blogs. Important news of national interest only. No analysis or opinion pieces. No duplicates. News stories must have been published within the last 12 hours. Use the published title of the story as the title of the discussion thread.


Locking. Thanks ~ pinto, LBN host

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