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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:37 PM

Here is a hypothetical

Remember when Wayne pulled this, in my mind, stupid stunt?
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2011/03/nra-snubs-obama/35823/

What if Wayne would have went or (preferably a someone who doesn't have their head up their ass to represent the NRA) to meet with him and the Brady rep? Would he have answered the gun question the same way? I think he may have, or at least would not confuse "assault weapons" with machine guns. Even the best minds are limited by the quality of their information. Why? I don't think he is an ideoluge. If he were, he wouldn't have invited Wayne.

As for Mitt, he would still pander to both sides at the same time.

What do you think?
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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 06:54 PM

1. Wayne is a Total AssHat. Obama is a ClassAct.

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Fri Oct 26, 2012, 03:04 AM

2. I think Obama has too much faith in his ability to broker

Compromise with the GOP or the NRA. The latter have made it clear there WILL be no compromise, for various reasons (among them the steely resolve and extremism of their respective constituencies). I'm surprised the POTUS persists in this approach.

What O should have done was to sit down with his OWN pro-2A supporters; he would have gotten all the good tech and political advice he needed from his FRIENDS.

I think his answers would have been better.

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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 11:08 AM

3. LaPierre is a douchebag.

He's making a mint off the NRA membership. I wouldn't be surprised to learn they voted him out years ago, but the votes were rigged.

Dude probably has weekly 100$ bill enemas.

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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 05:35 PM

4. As I prefer not to judge *anyone* sans the full set of facts, I won't attempt to judge


LaPierre's motivations for refusing to meet. I have my suspicions, but I'll not judge. President Obama's response to the gun restriction question certainly supports WL's "what's the use" posture though.

I don't see the president as an idealogue either - but it's just so hard to imagine any POTUS not being exposed to the truth about "assault weapons". If President Obama was sincerely interested in expanding his general knowledge on gun restriction, couldn't he get Howard Dean, Harry Reid and Bill Richardson in a room for a discussion?! And wouldn't at least one of them see fit to at least bring up the "assault weapons" issue? It's just mind boggling and exasperating that nobody is stepping forward to tell the pres. the truth.

So while President Obama's response might have been different had LaPierre attending the meeting, I don't see how raising this question is as important as asking ourselves why prominent Democrats have (apparently) never approached the president to hip him to some of the basic truths on the gun restriction issue. Do they feel it would be a waste of time?

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