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Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:02 AM

Well, *that* wasn't very surprising- the NRA has endorsed Mittens

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/nra-endorses-mitt-romney


NRA Endorses Mitt Romney
Igor Bobic 6:03 PM EDT, Thursday October 4, 2012

The National Rifle Association has endorsed Mitt Romney, his campaign announced late Thursday evening.

“As the Supreme Court has recently reaffirmed, the Second Amendment protects a basic and fundamental individual right—the right to bear arms,” said Mitt Romney, via press release. “And it is the NRA that protects the Second Amendment. I am proud to have their support for my candidacy, and when I am president, I will do all in my power to defend and protect the right of all law-abiding Americans to keep and bear arms.”...


It's official: the NRA is a Republican super-PAC with a gun club attached. Perhaps one of our resident NRA members can tell us how the NRA explained away his assault weapon ban in Massachusetts-
and if they are going to resign from what is now officially a GOP front.

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Reply Well, *that* wasn't very surprising- the NRA has endorsed Mittens (Original post)
friendly_iconoclast Oct 2012 OP
Reasonable_Argument Oct 2012 #1
friendly_iconoclast Oct 2012 #2
Reasonable_Argument Oct 2012 #3
friendly_iconoclast Oct 2012 #4
Reasonable_Argument Oct 2012 #6
former-republican Oct 2012 #12
former-republican Oct 2012 #11
Union Scribe Oct 2012 #5
friendly_iconoclast Oct 2012 #7
Eleanors38 Oct 2012 #15
Reasonable_Argument Oct 2012 #17
PATRICK Oct 2012 #8
C_U_L8R Oct 2012 #9
rl6214 Oct 2012 #10
rrneck Oct 2012 #13
jeepnstein Oct 2012 #14
Eleanors38 Oct 2012 #16
Common Sense Party Oct 2012 #18

Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:06 AM

1. I was wondering how long it would take for one of you to post this

 

Personally, I'm disappointed by the NRA's decision.

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Response to Reasonable_Argument (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:22 AM

2. Are you an NRA member? And if so, will you remain one?

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:24 AM

3. I am

 

And I will remain so. I just don't donate to their PAC the NRA-ILA which is just a Republican support group.

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Response to Reasonable_Argument (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:33 AM

4. I would hope you talk up Democrats to your fellow members.

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:34 AM

6. Always do

 

Thankfully in my area there are a lot of pro gun democrats running for office.

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Response to Reasonable_Argument (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:02 AM

12. Too bad Democrats can't get over this anti gun grabbing stance many have

 

The NRA has earned a reputation over the decades as a pro-gun advocacy group that's solidly in the Republican camp.

But in what will no doubt come as a surprise to many, the organization is endorsing 14 House Democrats in close races because their Second Amendment views line up with the with those of the gun-rights group.


midterm elections 2010




http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2010/10/06/130393162/nra-endorses-14-house-democrats

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:58 AM

11. Life member

 



Yes I will support the NRA

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:33 AM

5. The NRA overlooked that stuff because it's not REALLY about guns

When the NRA talks about Obama, they give half-hearted protests about guns but a lot of their language makes it clear that they buy and peddle the entire catalog of GOP bullshit about Obama. They don't consider him American; they warn about impending socialism. Lots of things that have nothing to do with guns. The NRA's leadership has gone far beyond their stated agenda and has joined the larger right wing anti-Obama machine.

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Response to Union Scribe (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:43 AM

7. Let's see just how stupid the membership (present company excepted) is, shall we?

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Whether they'll go the full cognitive dissonance route over Romney's shifting positions, or will they think "He burned us before, why should we trust him now?"

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Response to Union Scribe (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:45 AM

15. Strange. They will face eventually the inherent suspicion

of full-throated corporatism and privatizing even the RW teabaggers feel toward the GOP. NRA could have no-voted, but chose to go with whole RW ball of wax. That's why I can't buy into the NRA.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 12:49 PM

17. My opinion

 

I think this is going to hurt them in the long run. As they appear more and more to the general public as nothing more than a right wing propaganda machine they'll lose influence as the electorate changes. This was a very bad miscalculation on their part, in a desperate hope to buy influence. I agree with you, a no-vote would have been far better and saved them some credibility. I think the NRA's problem is that they don't feel they can be replaced because of their size. What they forget is that it is people like me, voting gun owners, who give them their influence. If another group comes along and sticks to the tenants the NRA espouses, but doesn't practice, then the winds of change just might blow them down like so many others throughout history.

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 06:01 AM

8. Mixed results for Romney

Some success in firming up his red meat base. Fell far short of even appearing to turn to the center. His repudiation of the 47% remark outside the debate lost him most of the opportunity for turning that around. All he had left was lies and obfuscations. He was gutted on substance and the wounds self-delivered trying to heal previous wounds. To save himself on the whole he made crucial things worse and pretty much doomed his candidacy with a Pyrrhic "win".

He gave himself enough emotional recovery to soldier on like a moron a bit longer. Maybe he'll go on long enough to wake up on election night and be shocked he lost.

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 07:55 AM

9. Suckers

They fell for that varmint-shooting lie

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:45 AM

10. No it's not surprising and

 

I don't belong to the NRA

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:06 AM

13. Lobbying organizations are

lamprey attached to the ass of American politics. Fuck the lot of 'em.

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:09 AM

14. He told them what they wanted to hear.

His kind is really good at that. And then when it's no longer convenient to hold to the truth he insisted he was telling them he'll just change his mind. It's easy for a guy like that. The truth isn't in him.

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Response to jeepnstein (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:50 AM

16. !!!nt

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:03 PM

18. I dont care for the NRA, don't support them, don't like their politics, and while I think Obama has

been fair to gun owners, he did himself no favors with his "bitterly clinging" comment a few years back. The right-wing NRA can't forgive and forget that.

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