Skip to comments.Gun rights betrayal (USMC Vet NY GOP Rep. Michael Grimm supporting Cuomo's gun ban)
Posted on 02/25/2013 7:05:04 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Their official name is the Richmond County Tea Party Patriots -- and they arguably put Congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY) in office twice, first in 2010 when Tea Party supported this U.S. Marine veteran for the U.S. House, and again in 2012. Grimm won the 2010 general election for his district which covers both parts of New York City's Staten Island and Brooklyn with 51 percent of the vote. Grimm won the 2012 general election for the post-Census New York 11th District with 52.8 percent of the vote. One doubts Michael Grimm could have gotten into office in this "purple" District without Tea Party members and other conservatives voting for him in high numbers.
The final speaker was Ronald Devito from Organize4Palin.com. Yes, Palin's grass roots appeal still lives in the outer boroughs of New York City. You betcha...
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It takes great moral fortitude to stand ones ground under significant adversity. The grandpa had a gun and I am for the 2A is easy to say, but when hammered by liberals and popular opinion of low information voters a choice presents itself. Do I keep my job, or do I stand on a story about grandpa when I do not have deeper core convictions other than wanting to do the right thing?
What I am writing, every so delicately, is that some TEA party politicians really are not that deep ... just like most people are not really that deep. They start off doing the right thing and it morphs to place that they never anticipated.
I too am saddened, 2ndDivisionVet. Wishing and praying all goes well.
He started out well, but has spent too much time around the wrong people(D).
Bad company corrupts good character. He's forgotten where he came from.
Yup, that’s why while I sympathize with many of their objections, I found the whole effort to be rather populist and simple-minded.
Politics isn’t just a single issue.
That is correct. It is a core set of principles. Unfortunately, right now, too many people focus on an issue or a couple of issues instead of a set of principles. Principles, and the faith to stick to them, allows one to stand on any issue - sometimes when the issue isn't intuitive or popular.
Obama must have pics of him shaving some Lance corporal’s pubic hair.
This is why you don’t turn numb brained and support all vets, politically. Some are absolute fascist/commie; totally ignoring their oath to the constitution, like any run of the mill democrat/rino politican. Like this little piggy hiding behind a uniform. Heck, we have Generals advocating for shiria speech control laws!!!
There are a few oddball lefties amongst us (prior service). Look at how many of us there are altogether (millions). It’s no surprise to see a few of the weirdest drawn to comfortable positions to politics. That’s where many weird folks from all walks of life go.
John Kerry, Benedict Arnold, John Murtha, Charles Rangel, Joe Sestak, Al Gore, Ted Kennedy, Chris Dodd, Tom Harkin, Max Cleland, etc, etc...
Murtha was an ex-Marine and this guy is an ex-Marine. When you sell out the Constitution you sell out the Corps.
This selfish coward should be washed out in the next election.
but,but Vets are never wrong.
I remember the surprise and glee when a couple of other freepers and I showed up at the Young Republicans results-watching party in 2010 and were told jubilantly that Grimm had won. He had been declared the winner as we traveled from the big party to the little party.
His district is conservative, relatively speaking. He does not deserve them.
Staten Island Tea Party hosted Newt too. Packed with Staten Islanders plus people like me who had taken their second ride ever on the Staten Island ferry. They are a good group. Solid.
A tea Party guy and a Marine supporting Cuomo’s heinous gun ban?
Tar and feathers is too good for this clown.