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Primary results reveal weakness among leaders, not voters; Why this is critical to gun rights
Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 15 September, 2010 | Dave Workman

Posted on 09/16/2010 4:57:59 AM PDT by marktwain

Tuesday’s primary results, including the shocker victory in Delaware’s Republican Senate primary by conservative Christine O’Donnell over the GOP’s anointed pick, Rep. Michael Castle – an anti-gun “moderate” that many believe is a Republican In Name Only (RINO) – have the so-called “experts” in fits.

What’s this got to do with Washington State? Hang on, we’ll get to that.

One will hear much about “conventional wisdom” over the next several days, an indication that “conventional” may translate to parochial elitism, and there’s not much “wisdom” in that. To wit: Following O’Donnell’s smashing victory Tuesday, the Washington Post quoted a GOP strategist named Mike Murphy and a former GOP congressman-turned-lobbyist Vin Weber. Murphy thinks the O’Donnell win is “straight out of Harry Reid’s dream journal.” Weber believes “it may well cost us the Delaware Senate seat.”

“The only thing necessary for the triumph [of evil] is for good men to do nothing.”—Edmund Burke

The conventional wisdom was that Castle could win in Delaware, and help tilt the Senate to the Republicans. He would not be helpful on a gun vote, but he would provide the GOP with a warm body to fill a seat, allowing Republicans to run the Senate. Now pundits and Republican insiders are publicly giving up hope and abandoning Delaware, and hopes for a GOP takeover.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 09/16/2010 4:58:03 AM PDT by marktwain
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The Republican hierarchy needs gun owner turnout, and they occasionally do their best to discourage it when guys like party chairman Michael Steele say remarkably stupid things like this: “Society should draw lines. What do you need an assault weapon for, if you're going hunting? That’s overkill. But I don’t think that means you go to a total ban for those who want to use (a) gun for skeet shooting or hunting or things like that…”

Yet the Seattle Times is reporting that the National Republican Congressional Committee hasn’t reserved any television ad time in the Seattle market, while the Democrats have already reserved $1 million of ad time.

The Career Republicans running the party are as much a part of the problem as the RATS. Never, ever, give a dime to the party. Give it to good PACS and candidates.

2 posted on 09/16/2010 5:14:09 AM PDT by Hugin (Remember the first rule of gunfighting...have a gun..-- Col. Jeff Cooper)
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To: Hugin
So Steele (like Jimmuh Carter) believes there is a right to skeet shoot and hunt. I don't. Another reason for him to go.

We all know why he is RNC chairman. We knew then, deep down, it was the wrong reason. Time to correct that mistake.

3 posted on 09/16/2010 5:33:02 AM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (We need to limit political office holders to two terms. One in office, and one in prison.)
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To: marktwain

It’s positively amazing how the Republican Party In Name Only is so allergic to conservatism. It is so fearful of being cast as the party of racism, bigotry, and xenophobia that it would rather twist its panties into a wad over 10% of the Hispanic vote, than acknowledge the reality of where the people of the U.S. really stand. It’s all they care about. At least with a Democrat you know what you are getting. But Republicans are the devil incarnate with their toxic combination of big business interests, political correctness, closeted fealty to liberalism and links to the MSM and NAFTA/GATT. The entire U.S. Congress needs to be run out of town on a rail and we need to start over with citizen legislators who get four years to govern then they get to go back home. No 50-year legislative dynasties!


4 posted on 09/16/2010 5:50:27 AM PDT by 4Runner
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I suspect that candidate O’Donnell’s raising over a million dollars in campaign funds in about 24 hours is opening some Republican eyeballs, some in abject fear, and some with enlightenment.


5 posted on 09/16/2010 2:57:09 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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