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NRA declines to endorse Reid in Nevada Senate race
The Associated Press ^ | August 27, 2010 | Kevin Freking

Posted on 08/27/2010 7:13:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sen. Harry's Reid's support for President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominees has cost him the endorsement of the National Rifle Association in his re-election bid. The NRA is a force in rural states like Nevada where many voters own guns and hunt. The absence of the NRA's blessing represents a setback that Reid's campaign was quick to address Friday by noting that NRA executive Wayne LaPierre once called him a "true champion of the Second Amendment." Christopher W. Cox, chairman of the NRA's Political Victory Fund, said Friday that the organization strongly opposed the confirmation of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, and it had warned lawmakers that the NRA would weigh that vote when it came to its endorsements.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 2010; 2010midterms; banglist; congress; democrats; elenakagan; gunvote; harryreid; nv2010; scotus; sharronangle
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They will stay out of the race entirely, according to the article.
1 posted on 08/27/2010 7:13:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Elena Kagan my ass. The NRA heard loud and clear from the members and crapped their pants.


2 posted on 08/27/2010 7:16:06 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Dittos to that Bro...


3 posted on 08/27/2010 7:18:00 PM PDT by tubebender (Life is short so drink the good wine first...)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
"The NRA heard loud and clear from the members..."

Yup - I'm sure I wasn't the only one to contact them about this.

4 posted on 08/27/2010 7:20:05 PM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow, a reasonable, responsive decision for once.


5 posted on 08/27/2010 7:21:20 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (We don't have a leader in the Oval Office, we have a odreader in the Oval Office.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

YES, what you said, we sent an message!!!


6 posted on 08/27/2010 7:23:39 PM PDT by elpinta (Jer. 10:23)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I am glad, but I think they see the writing on the wall and want to be on the winning side come January.
7 posted on 08/27/2010 7:24:32 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why would they not endorse Sharron??


8 posted on 08/27/2010 7:24:55 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge ( PALIN / HOLTZ 2012 If you vote Democrat you support infanticide)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s like a defacto endorsement of Reid, no support for Angle. He has $25 million and organization to throw at her.
She has RNSC spending and money their time trying to save Lisa Murkowski up in Alaska. They also gave Kirk another $3.4 million. They give tons to the moderates and big spenders so they can’t give to any or enough conservatives when they are in tight races.


9 posted on 08/27/2010 7:25:15 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Have they asked him to return the money they gave him?


10 posted on 08/27/2010 7:27:59 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: Psalm 73

I’m sure I wasn’t the only one to contact them about this.”

4 in my family called and cancelled their memberships and we contacted a friend in Kansas who together with 19 of their friends called and cancelled their memberships.

Wish we could do the same thing with AARP members.


11 posted on 08/27/2010 7:29:47 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where the NRA ever got the idea that Reid is “a defender of the Second Amendment” is beyond me. The guy voted for both the Brady Bill and the assault weapons ban.

This is just one reason why the NRA doesn’t get this gun owner’s money.


12 posted on 08/27/2010 7:30:08 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and the world laughs at you.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Exactly! They were about to go belly-up if they went through with that nutty move.


13 posted on 08/27/2010 7:33:24 PM PDT by devane617 (November!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't know...

Maybe somebody pointed a non-toxic bullet at their heads? < /sarc>

-PJ

14 posted on 08/27/2010 7:33:24 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I have unsubscribed to very email from the NRA, stopped all donations.

I am finished with them.

15 posted on 08/27/2010 7:35:06 PM PDT by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The NRA was kissing Ried’s rear-end an issue or two back in the ‘American Rifleman’ when they published an article about what a 2A champion he was because he came across with some federal pork to build a shooting range in Nevada. AFAIC, the NRA has slipped more than a tooth or two on their sprocket. They should have condemned the little weasel for such blantant deception and his overwhelming anti-American record (and, thus, anti-2A).


16 posted on 08/27/2010 7:37:21 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic
I was always on the fence about joining, but their behavior in the litigation leading up to Heller turned me fully against them.

The NRA is great at the Washington game - so they have their uses - but if you want principled defense of the Second Amendment, you're better off giving your money to the GOA, the SAF, and the Cato Institute.
17 posted on 08/27/2010 7:38:33 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and the world laughs at you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The absence of the NRA's blessing represents a setback that Reid's campaign was quick to address Friday by noting that NRA executive Wayne LaPierre once called him a "true champion of the Second Amendment.

He may have once been a "true champion of the Second Amendment" but it's quite obvious he sold his ass out over the Democrat Supreme Court nominees.

18 posted on 08/27/2010 7:39:40 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (It's easy being a communist when you're rich.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
The NRA heard loud and clear from the members and crapped their pants.

The sure as heck heard from me!

19 posted on 08/27/2010 7:40:03 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I know they heard from me. And two of my family members as well.


20 posted on 08/27/2010 7:43:25 PM PDT by ponygirl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

so afraid of the statists (rino and democrat) aren’t you NRA? ok NRA, you’ll keep our membership for another day, but you are skating on very thin ice. the DISCLOSE act, dispicable; you’re backing away from an initial endorsement of reed but not yet endorsing angle...i’ll be writing yet again.


21 posted on 08/27/2010 7:43:58 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: The Pack Knight
you're better off giving your money to the GOA, the SAF, and the Cato Institute.

How stupid can you possibly be? The goa has NEVER done a single thing on their own. NEVER.

The SAF is a good organization but they haven't had the power that the NRA does. The SAF despite their small size has almost as many lawsuits as the NRA.

The Cato Institute with Robert Levy started Parker vs. Washington D.C. before we had Alito and Roberts. If it wasn't for the NRA slowing things done and the case involving Heller, we would have lost. Thank you, NRA. By the way, Robert Levy thanks you too. Anyone even mentioning the goa is brain dead stupid.

22 posted on 08/27/2010 7:52:17 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Elena Kagan my ass. The NRA heard loud and clear from the members and crapped their pants.

Now, if only their members would send the message that Wayne LaPierre has outlived his usefulness as Executive Vice President. His record has been checkered at best. After all, he ran the NRA during the 90s, one of the worst decades in American history for those of us who believe in the right to keep and bear arms.

Of course, the second decade of his tenure was better, including the greatest victory for the Second Amendment in modern history - D.C. v. Heller. However, if the NRA had had its way, Heller never would have happened.
23 posted on 08/27/2010 7:55:03 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and the world laughs at you.)
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To: dadfly
ok NRA, you’ll keep our membership for another day, but you are skating on very thin ice. the DISCLOSE act, dispicable; you’re backing away from an initial endorsement of reed but not yet endorsing angle...i’ll be writing yet again.

There is an old saying used by Drill Sergeants (army) and Drill Instructors in the USMC: When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts and minds WILL follow. I think the NRA just recognized the absolute truth of that.

24 posted on 08/27/2010 7:55:47 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The antigun NRA haters will find something else to cry about. P#ssies.


25 posted on 08/27/2010 7:56:30 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: Shooter 2.5
How stupid can you possibly be? The goa has NEVER done a single thing on their own. NEVER.

Alright, the GoA was probably a silly one to add. I admire that the stick to their guns, but your money probably won't go so far with them.

The SAF is a good organization but they haven't had the power that the NRA does. The SAF despite their small size has almost as many lawsuits as the NRA.

I understand that the NRA is powerful and far more adept at Washington politics than the other pro-2A organizations. It is therefore very useful. However, the price of that influence seems to be a serious lack of principle.

The Cato Institute with Robert Levy started Parker vs. Washington D.C. before we had Alito and Roberts. If it wasn't for the NRA slowing things done and the case involving Heller, we would have lost. Thank you, NRA. By the way, Robert Levy thanks you too. Anyone even mentioning the goa is brain dead stupid.

The NRA didn't "slow things down". They actively tried their damnedest to force Levy and Gura to abandon the whole thing. And the last time I talked to Bob Levy, he was hardly thanking the NRA.
26 posted on 08/27/2010 8:03:08 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and the world laughs at you.)
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To: Shooter 2.5

Be obnoxious as you please. You ain’t winning any points here though.


27 posted on 08/27/2010 8:03:33 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

Wow, this may finish him off. Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


28 posted on 08/27/2010 8:04:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As a life member I am pissed at their attitude on campaign finance. DO NOT TRUST THESE POLITICIANS. God bless Charlton Heston.


29 posted on 08/27/2010 8:05:32 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
The NRA heard loud and clear from the members and crapped their pants.

Absolutely....but hat tip to the NRA for not only 'hearing' but listening. How many times have we voiced our opinions and concerns in the past few years...only to fall on deaf ears?

30 posted on 08/27/2010 8:19:02 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Extremism in defense of Liberty is sometimes necessary...)
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To: WorkingClassFilth
The NRA was kissing Ried’s rear-end an issue or two back in the ‘American Rifleman’ when they published an article about what a 2A champion he was because he came across with some federal pork to build a shooting range in Nevada.

I let the NRA that they would get no more donations from me after I saw that article. Ried of all people, and like they need a shooting range in Nevada? You can shoot anywhere there on the millions of acres of Federal BLM land.

31 posted on 08/27/2010 8:19:58 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Exactly............they realized in was not smart to bed down with a dirty rat...like Harry.


32 posted on 08/27/2010 8:26:35 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

BINGO!!!!!!!


33 posted on 08/27/2010 8:27:16 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

fine. now let’s see them pull their support of the DISCLOSE ACT and I might re-up my membership.


34 posted on 08/27/2010 8:29:50 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: MileHi; Shooter 2.5

hey MileHi....this shooter kid is just a young’n... give him a break. maybe someday he will get with the program and accept the fact that the once great nra was/is in bed with the muslim loving C.A.I.R organization’s agenda setter...lobbyist...fund raiser and overall heavy hitter, AND, past long time nra BOARD MEMBER, grover norquist. he is scum. the nra does not care....just keep those contributions coming in. these damn kids......get a few years in on the planet....get a few years in with the nra....then go running their young mouths. kids like this shooter are really something. no clue. young. so easily fooled. just hard to believe. what has happened to our school system in the last 40 years to fester young minds like this? good God.


35 posted on 08/27/2010 9:20:22 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too late. I already dropped them and joined GOA.


36 posted on 08/27/2010 9:27:20 PM PDT by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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They will stay out of the race entirely, according to the article.

Cowards. I wrote them three times telling them I would cancel my Life Membership of they endorsed Reid. Thankfully they listened. But not endorsing Angle is cowardice.

37 posted on 08/27/2010 9:37:20 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Elena Kagan my ass. The NRA heard loud and clear from the members and crapped their pants.

I agree. Their membership would have taken a hit all to support a dirtbag like Reid.

38 posted on 08/27/2010 9:39:58 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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But to not support Angle is a slap in the face.


39 posted on 08/27/2010 10:24:05 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is the Republican guy soft on gun support?

Why is the NRA staying out completely?


40 posted on 08/27/2010 10:31:12 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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It’s a woman, Sharron Angle, and no, not to my knowledge.


41 posted on 08/27/2010 10:35:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It just seems incredibly strange to me, that the NRA would take a pass on helping to remove Harry Reid. Staying neutral doesn’t compute at all. It’s moves like this that baffle me when the NRA does them.


42 posted on 08/27/2010 10:38:47 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obviously it’s time for Nugent to take the NRA reins; possibly the RNC.


43 posted on 08/27/2010 10:39:11 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Inyo-Mono

Accuracy is important in posted responses and aim.

“like they need a shooting range in Nevada? You can shoot anywhere there on the millions of acres of Federal BLM land. “

Not true in Clark county!
Between the eco-nuts on one side and Pinky Reid’s big development buddies on the other (Pinky gets support from both) pretty much the entire county is off limits for shooting, 4 wheeling, or anything less than perfectly “Green” outside the strip.

The range plan predates Dingy Harry, he just threw his name at it in an effort to win votes.
Most of us here know him for the lying opportunist anti-RKBA runt he is.


44 posted on 08/27/2010 10:42:14 PM PDT by Loyal Sedition (Detect, detain, deport! Regardless of country of origin!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Sharon Angle is “A” rated by NRA-ILA.
Pinky Reid was (over)rated as a “B”, not sure where he falls since pushing Sotomayor and Kagen on us.

Hopefully he is now down to a “C” or less, I’ve found him a conniving “D-” at best.


45 posted on 08/27/2010 10:47:02 PM PDT by Loyal Sedition (Detect, detain, deport! Regardless of country of origin!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I had sent them an email saying I’d hang my expose on Harry around there necks if they supported Reid, I hope that helped.


46 posted on 08/27/2010 11:09:46 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When I found out they might endorse him I sent them an angry e-mail that if they endorsed him I would cancel my membership!


47 posted on 08/28/2010 12:31:28 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: DaxtonBrown; tallyhoe

Instead of an email, I just sent them back their self addressed “postage paid” envelope with my standard letter attached to all the donation request stuff they sent me. Some of them got pretty heavy and in addition to my venting to them about dropping them over dirty harry, they were paying a hefty postage fee. lol


48 posted on 08/28/2010 3:13:00 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: Psalm 73

I did too - right as my membership was up for renewal..


49 posted on 08/28/2010 4:48:16 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Very true. NRA Members were horrified by the photos of NRA President Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox palling around with a man who has a terrible 2A record.

The NRA leadership needs to be replaced.


50 posted on 08/28/2010 4:52:58 AM PDT by WaterBoard
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