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Public Opinion May Finally Be an Enemy the NRA Actually Fears
Yahoo! News / The Atlantic Wire ^ | May 3, 2013 | Philip Bump

Posted on 05/03/2013 8:01:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

There will almost certainly be an aspect of the National Rifle Association's convention — which opens today in Houston — that feels like a victory celebration. By organizing and agitating its members, the organization was able to kill a Senate compromise on background checks, steamrolling over an ineffectual Organizing For Action. But as discussion of reviving that deal heats up, the NRA may finally face a real roadblock: public opinion.

Prior to the April 17th vote — which failed to end a Republican-led filibuster on a bipartisan compromise to expand background checks — there were certainly coordinated organizing efforts. Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Michael Bloomberg's group, launched a series of ads targeting wavering senators. (The group will also be outside the NRA convention today with survivors of gun violence.) The general expectation was that such efforts would be complemented by the sort of grass-roots push for which the Obama campaign — and, by extension, the evolutionary Organizing For Action — was known.

That didn't happen. Politico has an underwhelming review of OFA's efforts leading up to the vote, the sort of key priority of the president's that the group was designed to push. In short, OFA was a non-factor.

Built on the neighbor-to-neighbor model that helped win two presidential campaigns, OFA at first consisted of professional staff based in Chicago and Washington directing volunteers while retaining control over the message, outreach and Obama’s vaunted e-mail list. But the limits of the all-volunteer army quickly became apparent: even ardent Obama fans couldn’t make a strong push for him on the off-time from their regular jobs, and they didn’t have the resources to mount the kind of field or messaging operation that made the 2012 such a juggernaut....

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; Polls; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: banglist; gabbygiffords; guncontrol; mccain; nra; secondamendment
Their delusion is either hilarious or very scary and I don't know which it is!
1 posted on 05/03/2013 8:01:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nothing sadder than people who lie so much that they believe themselves.

It ain’t gonna be pretty when reality sets in.


2 posted on 05/03/2013 8:05:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberalism really is a mental disease..their warped sense of reality is truly hysterical..the same libs who write these ridiculous columns for their crappy newspapers are all protected with armed guards..if they hate guns so much they can tell their armed security to go home


3 posted on 05/03/2013 8:09:16 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Okay, so I am supposed to believe the mainstream press, and not my lyin’ eyes? Sure. I think they should bring gun control up at least one more time, Arkansas, Louisiana, Montana, West Virginia, South Dakota, North Carolina.... Let’s just make gun control the central issue in all of those Senate races.


4 posted on 05/03/2013 8:10:41 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Their delusions are demented, as is their overall ideology.


5 posted on 05/03/2013 8:11:08 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My comment on the yahoo article:

“Who is the NRA?

“4.5 million people. A quarter-million more than the population of Phoenix.

“Nine times the membership of the ACLU. Just sayin’.

“Sourced from Wikipedia. Yahoo does not permit URLs to be cited.”


6 posted on 05/03/2013 8:12:42 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (It's been over 90 days; time to start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: cdcdawg

Michigan would be a bad one for democrats to try to win on gun control as well.


7 posted on 05/03/2013 8:12:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yahoo and the Asspress are full of delusional fools and brainwashed dolts who write what they are told to. The product has very little to do with reality; just propaganda and conditioning.


8 posted on 05/03/2013 8:14:22 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Built on the neighbor-to-neighbor model that helped win two presidential campaigns, OFA at first consisted of professional staff based in Chicago and Washington directing volunteers while retaining control over the message, outreach and Obama’s vaunted e-mail list.

I think that's called a political commissariat.

9 posted on 05/03/2013 8:15:43 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Their delusion is either hilarious or very scary and I don't know which it is!

Regardless pro civil rights effort must continue as if the anti rights crowd were winning.

10 posted on 05/03/2013 8:18:10 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: Stentor

It cant be that vaunted, Im on it....


11 posted on 05/03/2013 8:30:29 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: Stentor

It cant be that vaunted, Im on it....


12 posted on 05/03/2013 8:30:41 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They are already beginning the social shunning and scapegoating. No other group could be drawn like these.

It's Berlin 1932, and our name is Goldstein.

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13 posted on 05/03/2013 8:34:49 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Public Opinion May Finally Be an Enemy the NRA [Obama] Actually Fears

There.
Fixed it.

14 posted on 05/03/2013 10:04:35 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Public Opinion May Finally Be an Enemy the NRA Actually Fears

I would say that that is hilarious.

The Dem/libs have been engaging in a steady push to infringe on our right to keep and bear arms for decades. And this is how it has been working out for them in the last two decades...

And in the last two months... (Nov. 2012 and Dec. 2012)

MOLON LAVE! WE'LL BUY MILLIONS MORE. ;-)

15 posted on 05/03/2013 10:19:20 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: cripplecreek

look who they are writing for, other liberal koolaid drinkers.


16 posted on 05/03/2013 11:31:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


17 posted on 05/03/2013 11:36:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: cripplecreek
Michigan may have its problems, but hating guns ain't one of them.

CC

18 posted on 05/04/2013 3:20:56 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Today is Revolution shopping day, gonna head off to a couple of stores that sell items I may nee for the upcoming Revolution, items needed for support, communication, clothing and such.

Especially since the weather refuses to warm up I may need to upgrade and broaden my cold/wet weather tactical gear.


19 posted on 05/04/2013 3:49:25 AM PDT by Spartan302 (Spartans never quit, they come back later with more warriors.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

This time around both Levin and Stabenow could vote for gun control because Levin is retiring and Stabenow is between elections.

Looks like Gary Peters may be the democrat candidate for Levin’s seat.


20 posted on 05/04/2013 4:57:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Regarding public opinion:

It is not a delusion. Why?

Answer: Because **every** government school day children are being INDOCTRINATED to fear and hate guns and to fear and hate gun owners. They are punished severely for any mention or reference to guns. Even chewing a sandwich into an “L” shape that, at least one government school indoctrinator, perceived to be a gun, is dealt with swiftly.

Public opinion? Just wait! in less than 5 to 10 years these government indoctrinated children will be voting.


21 posted on 05/04/2013 5:11:49 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In one or two more generations of government K-12 indoctrination and the NRA will be have no influence whatsoever.


22 posted on 05/04/2013 5:13:31 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: TigersEye
I am not optimistic. Why?

Answer:

...Because the Marxists are hard a work trying to make every government school child in this nation terrified of guns and gun owners.

...Because there is a government school war against boys. They are drugged and badgered into meek submission by armies of feminazi teachers who could easily play the part of Nurse Ratched. We are already seeing a nation of Peter Pans living in their moms’ basements who are utterly incapable of defending themselves, their families, and our nation.

..Because the indoctrination against guns ( cloaked in the mantle of “anti-bullying”) has been going on for years and very soon these children will be filling our nation's poling booths.

23 posted on 05/04/2013 5:39:06 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

4% of Americans think guns/gun control are an important topic

SO afraid.


24 posted on 05/04/2013 5:48:24 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
SO afraid.
^^^^^^^^^

And....100% of our nation's government indoctrinated children are being taught to fear guns and hate and fear gun owners. Their brains are being scrambled by the feminazi and homonazi anti-bullying campaigns.

Yuri Bezmenov called it “demoralization”. These are our nation's future voters. The NRA will lose this unless they change their strategy.

25 posted on 05/04/2013 6:53:51 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: wintertime

They have been doing that for fifty years and look how it’s been working for them.


26 posted on 05/04/2013 1:35:29 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: TigersEye
They have been doing that for fifty years and look how it’s been working for them.
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I would say it is working well for them. Obama ( likely not a natural born citizen) won at least one election and stole another.

I doubt there will ever be an honest national election again in this nation. There will be a permanent rotation of Democrat Presidents.

27 posted on 05/04/2013 1:39:11 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Philip Bump’s Overview

Current
Writer at The Atlantic Wire

Past
Writer at Grist
National Campaign Director at Green For All
Political Director at South Bay Labor Council


28 posted on 05/04/2013 1:50:41 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Philip Bump

29 posted on 05/04/2013 1:52:15 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: wintertime
I would say it is working well for them.

My original post here paints the opposite picture.

30 posted on 05/04/2013 1:59:02 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: ExGeeEye
“Who is the NRA?

“4.5 million people. A quarter-million more than the population of Phoenix.

Actually, that official membership number is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more additional millions (perhaps tens of millions) of people who agree with the NRA's goals and objectives without formally being members of the NRA.

31 posted on 05/04/2013 2:05:36 PM PDT by Bob
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To: kcvl

Did you expect him to be a Tea Party activist or a fellow at the Heritage Foundation? LOL


32 posted on 05/04/2013 2:28:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Bob

Yep, I R one-o-thems meself.

Kept it pithy for the yahoos who read Yahoo.


33 posted on 05/04/2013 5:36:36 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (It's been over 90 days; time to start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: cripplecreek
It ain’t gonna be pretty when reality sets in.

Don't think it is gonna happen in my lifetime. One cannot under any circumstances outdo Baraq O'Claus. Who wants to hear about the GOP's "hard work brings freedom and rewards" campaign?
34 posted on 05/09/2013 1:57:02 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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