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-..__... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:15 PM
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Brady Campaign Endorses Coakley.
I don't like the sound of this (not that the endorsement of a group of ineffectual limp dicks carries any weight, but still)...



Brady Campaign Endorses Coakley: Cites "Real Risk" To Massachusetts Of A Brown Victory

Jan 15, 2010

Washington, DC - The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence today endorsed Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley in the special election for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by the late Edward M. Kennedy, calling her election critical because her opponent has become beholden to the National Rifle Association and other gun extremists.

Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign, said that a Brown victory could lead to passage of federal legislation that would force Massachusetts to allow out-of-state residents to carry loaded, hidden handguns in the state. This would include states with much weaker concealed carry laws like Florida, Louisiana, Alabama and Alaska. Currently, no out-of-state residents are allowed to carry guns in Massachusetts.

This race is a clear choice between a tough, law-and-order leader who wants to fight gun violence in Massachusetts and a state legislator who has, either wittingly or unwittingly, become a poster child for the guns everywhere gun lobby, said Helmke. The people of Massachusetts should be clear whats going on here: The gun groups are coming into Massachusetts to help Scott Brown because they know Martha Coakley will stand up to their reckless agenda. They also know that if hes in their debt, Scott Brown will do their bidding.

The gun lobby already owns too many legislators in Washington D.C., Helmke said.

In the past year, the guns everywhere lobby has succeeded in passing legislation mandating that people be allowed to carry loaded, concealed guns in Americas national parks and also to allow people to bring firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains. In addition, the gun lobby has blocked passage of legislation that would give the Justice Department the ability to stop suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms.

There are tremendously important bills coming up for consideration by the United States Senate on the gun violence issue, Helmke said. Based on her record, we trust Martha Coakley to vote the right way to reduce gun violence, and we urge all Massachusetts voters who care about the need for stronger gun laws to give her their support.


http://www.bradycampaign.org/media/press/view/1212

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quiller4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:17 PM
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1. I'd be afraid this would hurt Coakley if it had come earlier.
It could be enough to convince blue collar voters to stay home rather than vote for her.
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-..__... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:23 PM
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4. They're not listed on her website as one of her endorsements.
Could be that the page simply hasn't been updated, or she's taking the shrewed approach and thanking them but quietly not wanting anything to do with them.

http://www.marthacoakley.com/about/Endorsements
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:20 PM
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2. Guess that means she'll lose the cowardly contingent....
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Tejas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:23 PM
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3. I missed the part where
she announced that she was happy to have this endorsement.


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oneshooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:14 PM
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6.  Not that it matters
but I don't believe that there are any Australians voting in this election anyway.

Oneshooter
Armed and Livin in Texas
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proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:51 PM
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8. You people who don't want to strip others of their rights?
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 07:51 PM by proteus_lives
Yeah, she might lose them.

Maybe she'll make it up with Brady Bunch authoritarians.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 12:07 AM
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11. 1-2-3
On cue.

:)

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taurus145 Donating Member (453 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 01:42 AM
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12. That's rich
Reply to yourself because your BS doesn't fly in the real world.
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eqfan592 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 02:29 PM
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13. There's something amusing about a person..
...from another country who does little else than sit back and toss insults across the internet at people, in spite of his total lack of actual knowledge or understanding of the issues at hand or the people he's insulting, calling those same people "cowardly."
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rd_kent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 02:39 PM
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14. How come you FAIL to respond to all of your asinine posts, then jump to another thread and repost?
Edited on Mon Jan-18-10 02:55 PM by rd_kent
And you call others "cowardly"?
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Fire_Medic_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-19-10 09:32 PM
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18. and the election. So it seems.
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OneTenthofOnePercent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:41 PM
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5. If I were Coakley, I'd tell the Scardy-Cat Campaign to STFU.
Last people I'd want proclaiming support for me is a bunch of looser scardy-cats who push losing political agendas.
If she were smart, she won't acknowledge their existence. "Brady who?"
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aikoaiko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:34 PM
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7. FWIW; The NRA rates Brown with an A and Coakley with an F

Interestingly, the NRA isn't saying much on their website http://www.nrapvf.org /

I read that the NRA did a small mailing in MASS on behalf in support of Brown. Has any seen this mailing.

It would be great if someone could scan it in.

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proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:52 PM
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9. All Democrats should the Brady authoritarians like the poison they are.
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virginia mountainman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:13 PM
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10. Nice to see even Brady, recognizing our successes!!
In the past year, the guns everywhere lobby has succeeded in passing legislation mandating that people be allowed to carry loaded, concealed guns in Americas national parks and also to allow people to bring firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains. In addition, the gun lobby has blocked passage of legislation that would give the Justice Department the ability to stop suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms.


Nice to get recognition for our hard work, and diligence.

Now back to the work of marginalizing them...
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SteveM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 04:26 PM
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15. The Mass Senate race is a "win-win" for the GOP-led Bradys. nt
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Katya Mullethov Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 04:47 PM
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16. Being the consummate whores that they are ...
Why couldn't Brown have paid them to endorse her ?
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friendly_iconoclast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-19-10 09:15 PM
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17. UPDATE - Coakley concedes an hour or so after the polls close
Edited on Tue Jan-19-10 09:15 PM by friendly_iconoclast
n/t
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-20-10 02:44 AM
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19. Locking
The "limp dicks" comment was entirely unnecessary.


Regards,
Krispos42, DU moderator.
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