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Response to Dog Gone at Penigma (Reply #28)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:12 PM

31. the NRA follows the same laws and is equally transparent

The gun control groups have no organization, no grass roots support. They have a few highly paid staffers, including one of two people holding a class one gun dealer's license in DC. Their "unpaid volunteers" are paid by the Joyce Foundation. When Paul Helmke was president, he made over $200K per year. Joyce gives them about a million per year. what Opensecrets show is only what is filed with the FEC as political contributions. If Brady is so transparent, what do they do with the money they get from Joyce? Joyce gives away $3,056,117 to various gun control groups and shill research.

The Nixon quote is very relevant, he was afraid of a grassroots force that made up at least 25 percent of the US.

Conservative pollster Frank Luntz recently provided right wingers on Capitol Hill a secret 28-page memo entitled The Language of Healthcare 2009—which has leaked! The memo was intended to offer a message framing strategy to defeat President Obama’s plan to provide health care for all. But the document is more useful to progressives than conservatives.

Dr. Frank Luntz is a right-wing spinmeister who won broad influence by acting as pollster for Newt Gingrich, helping to frame the 1994 Republican Contract with America. Over the last dozen years, corporations and conservative ideologues have paid Luntz tens of millions of dollars to craft their messages, and his research has included “hundreds of thousands of telephone interviews, hundreds of dial sessions and focus groups, and literally a million research hours.” In short, he knows what he’s talking about.

http://www.ourfuture.org/blog-entry/2009051907/secret-right-wing-strategy-health-care-exposed

One more thing:
http://www.bbb.org/charity-reviews/national/health/brady-center-to-prevent-gun-violence-in-washington-dc-1136

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