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Bill Daley: Heidi Heitkamp betrayed me on gun control
The Washington Post ^ | April 19, 2013 | Bill Daley, fmr WH Chief-of-staff/Secy of Commerce

Posted on 04/22/2013 1:33:54 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

I want my money back.

Last October, I gave $2,500 to support Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign to become North Dakota’s junior senator. A few weeks later, she won a surprise victory.

I have had a long career in government and politics, but I don’t donate heavily to political campaigns. When I contribute, it’s because I know the candidate well or am really impressed with the person. Heidi Heitkamp was one of the latter: She struck me as strong-willed, principled and an independent thinker.

But this week, Heitkamp betrayed those hopes.

She voted to block legislation to make gun background checks more comprehensive. Her vote — along with those of 41 Republicans and three other Democrats — was a key reason the measure fell short of the 60 votes needed for passage.

Polling has shown that nine in 10 Americans and eight in 10 gun owners support a law to require every buyer to go through a background check on every gun sale. In North Dakota, the support was even higher: 94 percent. Yet in explaining her vote, Heitkamp had the gall to say that she “heard overwhelmingly from the people of North Dakota” and had to listen to them and vote no. It seems more likely that she heard from the gun lobby and chose to listen to it instead.....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Illinois; North Dakota; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 113th; awb; banglist; betrayal; democrats; guncontrol; heitkamp; northdakota; secondamendment
Again with those ridiculous poll numbers.
1 posted on 04/22/2013 1:33:54 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You’re absolutely right, Bill. You should demand Heidi’s immediate resignation.


2 posted on 04/22/2013 1:37:59 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry libs. With many voting precincts going at 100% or more for Obama that number is now the baseline to impress us on any poll. You set the bar now live with it.


3 posted on 04/22/2013 1:43:47 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bill to quote your hero: We won.

STFU

4 posted on 04/22/2013 2:01:39 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And our victory gets sweeter yet.


5 posted on 04/22/2013 2:08:03 AM PDT by RC one (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s pretty funny and ironic, that they are manipulating polls. Then they go with the polls, and turns out they were wrong.

I love seeing good news like this, the incompetence of these people who are supposed to serve us is mind boggling.


6 posted on 04/22/2013 2:13:20 AM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: verga
"Bill to quote your hero: We won.

STFU"

DITTOS

7 posted on 04/22/2013 2:24:10 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Call it what it is: Attempt at People Control: NOT GUN CONTROL. Gun control is holding it steady.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Daley likes an independent thinker, but is PO’d at Heitkamp for not following the groupthink of the democrat party.

Got it.


8 posted on 04/22/2013 2:35:04 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bill: What is your problem?

You don’t like the 2nd. Amenement?

Maybe you should move to somewhere that doesn’t have a 2nd. Amenement.


9 posted on 04/22/2013 2:36:25 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I suspect the Senators who voted against it ran some internal polling that completely contradicted the favorite, cherry-picked data the dems are so fond of.


10 posted on 04/22/2013 2:37:10 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Polling has shown that nine in 10 Americans and eight in 10 gun owners support a law to
require every buyer to go through a background check on every gun sale.
In North Dakota, the support was even higher: 94 percent.

What were the questions? How did they get to these fantastical impossible results?

Was the question: Do you support children with guns?

11 posted on 04/22/2013 2:52:04 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
from Rush this past week:

There’s a Gallup poll out. “Only 4% of Americans Think Gun Control is an Important Problem.” Only 4%! After all the Newtown stuff on Air Force One. After all the so-called lobbying. After all of the caring. After all of the attention. After all of the focus. Only 4% of the American people think gun control is an important problem, but the people in Washington do not care. We’ve got Dingy Harry out talking about the anti-gun bill, letting the cat out of the bag. And that has always been the point, folks.

These polls saying that 90% of Americans believe in universal background checks, not true. They ignore the fact that nearly 100% of Americans do not think this is an issue. Only 4% of Americans think gun control’s an important problem. Can I talk to you about disconnect? If you turn on the media, if you listen to it, read it, watch it, all you’ll think is going on is gun control and immigration. Alternate hours, alternate days, gun control here, immigration there. The next hour, immigration, then gun control.

12 posted on 04/22/2013 2:53:52 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight,, he'll just kill you.)
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To: ScottinVA

She roamed odd the farm, wouldn’t stay bought. Too bad.


13 posted on 04/22/2013 3:13:18 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: kevslisababy
wouldn’t stay bought.

The problem with politicians isn't whether they will or won't stay bought.

The problem is that they're worth buying in the first place.

14 posted on 04/22/2013 3:15:24 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Venturer

He already lives where there is no 2nd Amendment: in the People’s Gulag State of Chicago.


15 posted on 04/22/2013 3:31:39 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: Houghton M.
She struck me as strong-willed, principled and an independent thinker.

Memo to Bill Daley: She is, you aren't!

16 posted on 04/22/2013 3:34:29 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve yet to see a poll that shows Americans favor enhanced background check to include a permanent federal registry of who owns what. Show me that poll because that’s what the senate voted on.


17 posted on 04/22/2013 3:46:52 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who the hell trusts ANYBODY named “Heidi”?


18 posted on 04/22/2013 3:58:46 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The British are coming--to TAKE OUR GUNS"--Paul Revere)
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To: MaxMax
What were the questions? How did they get to these fantastical impossible results?

Was the question: Do you support children with guns? 

And when was the poll taken? I wouldn't be surprised at any results taken immediately after the shooting before anyone could carefully look at it and see that any law other than door-to-door confiscation of guns could have prevented it and there is no way that would be Constitutional. Give everyone a week to calm down and think and the poll would change.

19 posted on 04/22/2013 4:15:53 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: ScottinVA

“I suspect the Senators who voted against it ran some internal polling that completely contradicted the favorite, cherry-picked data the dems are so fond of.”

I think that’s very close to the truth. Frau Heitkamp being well aware of the above and knowing the back ground check legislation was toast with or without her vote decided to protect her senate seat. She knows it was a fluke she ever got elected in the first place.

Regarding the “ In North Dakota, the support was even higher: 94 percent.” comment: The ammo shelves and gun racks at Walmart being nearly cleaned out during this latest attack on the 2nd Amendment to me is polling that contradicts that 94 percent remark.


20 posted on 04/22/2013 4:18:31 AM PDT by redfreedom (The spineless RINO's have made themselves irrelevent and lost the country for us.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
'Heitkamp had the gall to say that she “heard overwhelmingly from the people of North Dakota”'

What a ridiculous concept. Congresscritters paying attention to the little people, indeed! Daley knows very well that they should only pay attention to the people that pay for them.

21 posted on 04/22/2013 4:28:56 AM PDT by Pecos (If more sane people carried guns, fewer crazies would get off a second shot.)
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To: ScottinVA
I hope they voted on principle, and not on the results of an internal poll regardless.

www.OathKeepers.org

22 posted on 04/22/2013 4:34:41 AM PDT by ThermoNuclearWarrior (Help put an Oath Keepers car on the NASCAR track, driven by Jeffrey Earnhardt! - WWW.OATHKEEPERS.ORG)
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To: Flintlock

Swiss grandfathers?


23 posted on 04/22/2013 4:38:09 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Venturer

“You don’t like the 2nd. Amenement?

Maybe you should move to somewhere that doesn’t have a 2nd. Amendment.”

The Constitution provides the mechanism for eliminating amendments. It is unfortunate the pro 2nd amendment forces have not demanded the anti-gun forces go through the amendment process instead of the legislative process. It should be the first response from pro 2nd amendment advocates. “Don’t like the 2nd Amendment, amend the Constitution.”


24 posted on 04/22/2013 4:41:05 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
" to make gun background checks more comprehensive."

These libs always use this simple explanation especially in quoting poll numbers. They never what to discuss the second and third order of effects associated with so called extending background checks. That is the way they handle all issues. They think most of us are just emotional morons or low information voters. Ummm, the more I think about that they may be right. :-(

25 posted on 04/22/2013 4:49:59 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does Daley think $2500 will buy a Senator. If so, I want one.


26 posted on 04/22/2013 4:50:54 AM PDT by ilgipper (The lesson for the GOP is simple - don't let the opposition define you)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is this Bill Daley from Chicago?
the scion of the corruptocrat nepotistic Daley family that ruled Chicago into its continuing social degneration into the murder capital of the midwest?

where was the love for gun control in Chicago, Billy?


27 posted on 04/22/2013 5:06:05 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: ilgipper

cripes, in Chicago $2500 wont even buy a property tax downzoning


28 posted on 04/22/2013 5:07:27 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Master Daley is having a bit of a problem with some of his plantation slaves. This rebellion and independent thinking must be dealt with before others start getting crazy ideas about freedom.


29 posted on 04/22/2013 5:55:38 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama Campaign To Go After Pro-Gun Democratic Senators

21 April 2013

The clash between Democratic Party supporters and opponents of the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights is turning into a civil war as the Obama Campaign is preparing to target Democratic Senators who support the Second Amendment.

Obama sending out his political hit squad after Senators from his own party who dissented from him on one bill is creepy. The eternal campaign is not only being used to target Republicans, but it’s even being used to perpetrate “Night of the Long Knives” purges within his own party.

Read more: http://MinuteMenNews.com/2013/04/obama-campaign-to-go-after-pro-gun-democratic-senators/#ixzz2RCFdJVxs


30 posted on 04/22/2013 5:59:10 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Bill Daley, if Heidi Heitkamp gives you back the $2,500.00 donation, will you have Obama give the taxpayers back all the money that he gave to his friends for political favors? Come now Bill we want it back right now with interest compounded daily?

Bill daley such a whiney baby from the Chicago Political machine. How is that machine working in DC, Bill, strong arm tactics, threats and pay to play. Suddenly the Democrats are not playing along with the Chicago machine in DC.


31 posted on 04/22/2013 6:47:42 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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