Skip to comments.NRA Nevada endorsements betray Angle and gun owners
Posted on 09/11/2010 9:17:17 PM PDT by Neil E. Wright
The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund has released its grades and endorsements for the 2010 election in Nevada. Absent from their assessment: one of the most important campaigns in the country, the United States Senate race between incumbent Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) and challenger Sharron Angle (R). (Click here to review NRA-PVF grades and endorsements.)
We know NRA announced it will not endorse Reid based on his support confirming anti-gun Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. We also know at the time one of their PR flacks said they would not be endorsing anyone in the race, and I pegged that as "weaselly equivocation."
As a state-level candidate, NRA gave Angle an "A."
At the same time, NRA gave Reid a "B."
In every grading system I've ever seen, "A" wins.
So how does NRA reward that? By giving the Reid campaign thousands of dollars.
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Well, the NRA must think that Angle has no chance. Pretty presumptuous.
But they went with O’Donnell?
It'll be a while before they get more money from me.
I couldn’t afford to renew this year. ...I feel better now.
N o longer
our days of giving to the NRA are over...even with hubby being a life member....
The NRA also supported the Disclose Act. They are part of the ruling elite. They have been bought off.
They and the gun-grabbers form a symbiotic two backed beast. Neither could get nearly the contributions if the other didn’t exist to stir up the fear among the faithful.
I’m pretty sure the NRA intended to endorse Reid, but when the pushback came from members they knew they had a problem. I’m guessing Cox called Reid and that Cox said something along these lines:
“Senator, we really wanted to publicly endorse you, but the neanderthal hillbilly members of our organization threatened mutiny, so we can’t. But, rest assured that we won’t be endorsing Angle either.”
In summary, they haven’t PUBLICLY endorsed Reid, but privately they pretty much have.
Thst Reid ad is disgusting!
The NRA is a corrupt organization that is in the tank for Big Government, their resistants to small government folk is not surprising.
Just as they are similarly resistant to state nullification efforts. Their game is for power and influence in a powerful imperial Washington D.C. Not gun rights, Not Constitutional law, and certainly not freedom.
On the other hand, the NRA knows that Angle has a shot at winning and their endorsement might leave her open to be labeled as a kook by the state run, liberal “media”.
“Their game is for power and influence in a powerful imperial Washington D.C. Not gun rights, Not Constitutional law, and certainly not freedom.”
Lobbyist aka as Chris W. Cox. They only worry about their own power. NRA dies on to the next victim. This happens every time a group turns over control to professionals.
Your post would be libelous if it wasn't so obviously ludicrous.
Why don't you tell Chuck Norris, Robert K. Brown, Ted Nugent and the other patriotic members of the NRA Board of Directors how corrupt and in the tank for big government they are? I'm sure their response would be quite interesting if not downright debilitating.
K, do some research if you will on the muslim terrorist front group C.A.I.R......AND the LONG TIME nra board member, pro open borders....pro faggots queer lover, Grover Norquist.... the nra in bed with a C.A.I.R lobbyist, agenda setter, policy maker and overall heavy hitter like Norquist!!!??? hard to believe. the once great nra....reduced to an islam loving joke? start with Debbie Schussel’s august 2008 col. where she outed the nra. explore on...but you will find it hard to believe what the nra was involved with. stay safe bobby.223
I'm afraid the 4.3 million NRA members will not be adding much to the few hundred thousand members of the GOA. The NRA Board of Directors is full of powerful, conservatives who exercise a great deal of political clout and who have been quite successful in preserving our 2nd Amendment rights, which is what they are in business to do.
see post my 16.
I agree with you on Norquist. He is best buddies with Keane of the ACU. Norquist has been a supporter of amnesty and guest worker programs and has been effective in keeping the discussion of immigration at CPAC as limited as possible.
You don't have a clue of what your talking about.
Here's the new ad Chuck Norris made for the NRA just this month.
Ted Nugent is considering running for the president of the NRA.
Put the sauce away and go to bed.
Has the NRA been compromised by DemonRAT operatives who are using it as a tool for the agenda?
My last post looks stupid when I forget the question mark.
see my post #16 sonny. shove your muslim loving nra crap where the sun don’t shine junior.
Well, don’t think we’ll be upping our memberships this year!! NRA is throwing gun-owners under the bus!!
I left the NRA after being a loyal member for 40 years.
I called them immediately after hearing that they were endorsing Reid. Also when they backed Gillibrand in NY.
I sent in my membership card and wrote them a letter telling them not to contact me in the future.
I can’t remember if I thanked bobby.223 for enlightening me about Grover Norquist. If not, THANK YOU bobby.223! That and the Reid-Gillibrand endorsements were the final straw.
I’ll stick with the GOA, JPFO and the Second Amendment Foundation.
The NRA NEEDS the Democrats to keep the threats coming. Job number one is to give them as much support as they can, otherwise the 2nd might well be as respected in Washington as the 1st and the reason for existence of the NRA would be under threat.
1) NRA Board Members are elected by members.
2) Debbie Schussel is an Israel-only, anti-Muslim, one-issue advocate exactly like the NRA.
3) By using terms like "faggots" and "queers" you do more harm to our cause than you help it. So lighten up, Francis.
“Why don’t you tell Chuck Norris, Robert K. Brown, Ted Nugent and the other patriotic members of the NRA Board of Directors how corrupt and in the tank for big government they are?”
I notice those three were not included in the picture at that fancy new gun range with Reid and LaPierre.
My last post looks stupid when I forget the question mark.
LOL. Oh my goodness; I didn’t think anybody was that persnickety except me.
Bobby, no need to do what the NRA Groupies have done to us for years... name calling is not needed, just keep shining the light of truth on the lies and deception, and we will win in the end.
Just look at the strides we and like-minded Freepers have made over the years in this battle... keep to the high ground my FRiend.
Ping, see my previous post.
First Point; The NRA did not start with so many members, and by their recent actions THEY are driving many of their members onto the rolls of other groups. The 2A battle lines have been flexing for years, to me the more the merrier... hopefully in the end it is the 2A that will win out!
Second Point; if there are "conservative" BOD members as you claim... Why am I not seeing them step forward to rein in the NRA's left drift... just sayin.
yeah - I’ll take that bet
Nicely done, good people.
Good points that none of the NRA Groupies will acknowledge or answer... instead any time they are challenged, its always the “single issue”, “their the ONLY game in town” or the myriad of other weak defenses that are constantly thrown up (no pun intended).
BTW nice “handle”, you should give it a little modification with a tag line such as...
WaterBoard (Terrorists, and all sitting Politicians)
Ah. the list is limitless... ;-)
Let's look at your statement another way:
"One can only imagine what creatures like Micheal Bloomberg, Chuck Schumer, Diane Fienstein, the Brady Campaign, etc. would think, reading about the NRA's support for their fellow Socialists."
Now can you understand the ire?
"Now can you understand the ire?"
I sure can -- I've shared it, although too many folks here won't want to hear that. And I've taken action as a result; the NRA didn't shift it's stance until many, many members called to express their disgust, and I was one of those callers. Not the first time, and not the last.
Over my lifetime, I have come to realize that there is no organization, not the church, not in business, and especially in government that can be completely trusted. The best we can do is get the best folks we can running those enterprises we endorse, and then stand on their shoulders watching their every action like a hawk for the first sign of malfeasance. For me, that list includes the NRA, GOA, and SAF-CCRKBA, all of which I belong to.
The trend here is, unfortunately, to take only the bad (or at least questionable) things the NRA has done, magnify them a hundredfold, and then shout to the heavens, deliberately and completely ignoring all the good they have done. That's the lie of omission, and like any lie, it has no honor. I guess that's what's bugging me about all this ranting against an organization who, without which, our RKBA would have already been lost. Anyone who denies that fact is living in fantasyland.
I've had my differences with the NRA over the years, and thus it's only too ironic that I find myself speaking in their defense. I am no member of their fan club, despite the prejudiced here who would immediately and unthinkingly label me as such. But this endless litany of attacks is over the top, and despite how busy I've been of late, I finally had to take the time to respond. The ad hominem reactions of some here come as no surprise, but such matters little to me, having faced much, much worse in the real world.
My hope and intention is that, from all this internecine fighting is that we end up with a stronger and less "Washingtonized" NRA. Maybe the GOA will start accomplishing more as well, besides attacking their competitor for donations. The last thing I want to see on our headstone, should we ultimately be defeated, is "We met the enemy and he was us".
As for H.R. 2640, I would be interested in where you got your information. Besides the GOA, that is.
"Maybe the GOA will start accomplishing more as well, besides attacking their competitor for donations" -JB
I suppose you have something that backs this up other than something put out by the ILA or rabid NRA members? Could they not be hammering the NRA like the rest of us... because they are also tired of the duplicity.