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NRA endorsement of McCain destroys groups credibility (McNasty attempting to buy his reelection)
Before It's News ^ | 2010-06-05

Posted on 06/05/2010 10:03:01 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

Those who are familiar with this site will recall that the National Rifle Association (NRA) has been on the Seeing Red AZ blogroll since the inception of this website in June 2007. Take a good hard look, because the link will soon be coming down.

Yesterday we posted the endorsements U.S. Senate candidate J. D. Hayworth received from former NRA President Bob Corbin and from theGun Owners of America. Yet the NRA, which has previously referred to John McCain as “one of the premier flag carriers for the enemies of the second amendment,” inexplicably gave McCain their endorsement.

In endorsing Hayworth, the Gun Owners of America (GOA) said: “John McCain has gone out of his way to earn the ire of conservatives and gun owners in his 20-plus years as a U.S. Senator from Arizona.”

Watch this GOA ad exposing John McCain’s efforts to constrain our First and Second Amendment Rights. Then read what GOA’s Political Victory Fund says about McCain here.

This indefensible approval is akin to the shameful endorsement of McCain by Arizona Right to Life (AZRTL) which resulted in members of the board and PAC leaving the organization and calling the endorsement of McCain an “egregious affront.” AZRTL acknowledgedthat J.D. Hayworth “had a perfect pro-life voting record during his service in the U.S. House of Representatives,“ but it was evident McCain’s financial support via buying tables at events meant more. ARTL said the determining factors in their endorsement decision were “incumbency and electability,“ both political considerations — neither of which incorporate the fundamental principle of protection of the unborn.

And the equally hypocritical NRA?

Here is their July 20, 2001 First Freedom magazine cover story and accompanying article titled, What’s Happened to John McCain? The tag-line accompanying the damning photo of him with Democrats Chuck Schumer and Joe Lieberman accuses John McCain of “jeopardizing the freedom of law-abiding gun owners.”

We strongly urge you to read it, and then join us in enrolling as a member in Gun Owners of America.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: arizona; az2010; banglist; corruptmccain; gungrabber; hypocrites; keatingfive; mcamnesty; mccain; mccain4abortion; mccain4amnesty; mccain4guncontrol; mccain4himself; mccain4mccain; mccain4taxes; mcnasty; mcqueeg; nra; rino; rkba

1 posted on 06/05/2010 10:03:03 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Didn’t the NRA just endorse Dingy Harry also?


2 posted on 06/05/2010 10:04:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("A Republic, If You Can Keep It" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: rabscuttle385

Didn’t they all but endorse Harry Reid, too?
I think they’re more interested in upholding the status quo these days.
Incombents have power, so the post-Heston NRA will engage in a little back-scratching to get some of it.


3 posted on 06/05/2010 10:08:02 PM PDT by counterpunch (GOP: Government's Other Party)
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To: rabscuttle385

It’s simple. Monday morning call and write and cancel your memberships. Make sure to say “You’re not endorsing these people in my name.” Throw that favorite saying of the liberals right back in their faces. When the NRA sees their money disappear they’ll get the message.


4 posted on 06/05/2010 10:14:55 PM PDT by Bookie1066 (It's not going to be Atlas Shrugged but Atlas Shot Back.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Cuba was taken when the Commander of Army, being a Commie Mole, told the 48.000 man Army to lay down arms against 1,800 man Commie force. So Cuba was lost by a traitor at the top.
Why mention this historical fact? NRA is assuming the same treasonous role because of corruption at the top! IMHO
NRA, AARP and all like treasonous organizations can go straight to HE77 in my book!
Any questions?


5 posted on 06/05/2010 10:24:13 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: rabscuttle385

The NRA needs to cut out the sleaze, and focus on helping America survive what is happening. Reid and McCain are part of the problem, not the solution.


6 posted on 06/05/2010 10:24:32 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Bookie1066

only IF they aren’t copying AARP!!!

the ubberAARPS endorse WITHOUT fear of reactions from the dues paying AARPeons, and have done so for decades.


7 posted on 06/05/2010 10:29:36 PM PDT by PizzaDriver ( on)
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To: rabscuttle385

As a former NRA/ILA member, I sometimes wonder what they are up to these days. Not that I was ever able to contribute as much as I wished.

We had to part ways over the Joaquin Jackson embarrassment.


8 posted on 06/05/2010 10:38:16 PM PDT by labette ( Humble student of Thinkology)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Didn’t the NRA just endorse Dingy Harry also?

And Carly "Van Jones is a genius" Fiorina.

Blech.

9 posted on 06/06/2010 12:35:15 AM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenerio at a time.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I’ve been tearing up NRA mail for months. Anyone who would endorse Harry Reid gets nothing from me anymore.


10 posted on 06/06/2010 3:13:05 AM PDT by Zack Attack
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The NRA is focused solely on gun issues and appear to be blind to anything else.


11 posted on 06/06/2010 5:29:53 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Zack Attack

They should have stood with Charlton Heston!!!!!


12 posted on 06/06/2010 6:29:52 AM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: rabscuttle385

No one here seems to understand the intent of the NRA: prevent laws that violate the 2nd amendment. It isn’t to elect conservatives. Are they successful? Take a look at the last 2 years. Democrat supermajorities and how many federal gun laws? They passed ccw in national parks!

Just because you don’t understand the purpose of the NRA, don’t get upset at them for being successful. Know their role.


13 posted on 06/06/2010 7:23:11 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Some of us are wise, some of us are otherwise. -The Great One)
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To: rabscuttle385
Where are all the usual NRA butt kissers now?

The NRA is every bit the traitor as the RINO’s and democrats that they endorse. GOA and JPFO have been getting my donation money for the past 5 years.

http://www.nrawol.net/

14 posted on 06/06/2010 8:46:43 AM PDT by Dayman
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To: Dan Nunn
The NRA actively seek out laws that violate the 2nd amendment through compromise. They laud the unconstitutional NICS system and seek to strengthen it. Remember the veterans disarmament bill?
15 posted on 06/06/2010 8:48:23 AM PDT by Dayman
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To: Dan Nunn
No one here seems to understand the intent of the NRA: prevent laws that violate the 2nd amendment. It isn’t to elect conservatives. Are they successful? Take a look at the last 2 years. Democrat supermajorities and how many federal gun laws? They passed ccw in national parks!

Just because you don’t understand the purpose of the NRA, don’t get upset at them for being successful. Know their role.

McCain Urges Closing Gun Show Loophole but Touts Gun Rights in NRA Address

IMHO, it's because McCain is an incumbent, but their calculus is flawed, or they're getting senile. Here's an excerpt:

A few years ago, McCain joined with Independent Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman in calling for gun safety legislation, specifically advocating background checks at gun shows, which traditionally do not require criminal checks for purchase.(From private sellers, that is, not licensed firearm dealers which are required by law to perform a NICS backround check.)

McCain reiterated this stance, saying “I recognize that gun shows are enjoyed by millions of law-abiding Americans. I do not support efforts by those who seek to regulate them out of existence. But I believe an accurate, fair and instant background check at guns shows is a reasonable requirement.” In 2001, McCain’s work on an initiative called “Americans For Gun Safety,” drew criticism from the NRA, which called him “one of the premier flag carriers for the enemies of the Second Amendment,” in an article that appeared in the organization’s national magazine “America’s First Freedom” in July of that year, the Huffington Post reported.

That was my comment in parentheses. It's an example of how poor PBS' reporting has become. IIRC, transfer of firearms between family members was also supposed to require a NICS check.
16 posted on 06/06/2010 9:37:16 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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