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NRA endorsement up for grabs in Montana's Senate race
The Hill ^ | November 20, 2011 | By Peter Sullivan

Posted on 11/20/2011 3:47:49 AM PST by SMGFan

The endorsement of a powerful gun-rights group is up for grabs in a key Senate race. The National Rifle Association’s (NRA) decision on whether to endorse Democratic incumbent Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) or Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg (Mont.) could be the deciding factor in what is expected to be a close contest. Political analysts say that the winner of this election could determine which party will control the Senate in January of 2013.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: montana; nra; rehberg; senate
Oh come on NRA, a Democrat majority is anti-NRA regardless of Tester's views
1 posted on 11/20/2011 3:47:52 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Dingy Harry got endorsed by the NRA. He’ll let Tester vote for the RTC bill. Every vote counts back home.


2 posted on 11/20/2011 3:49:26 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

NRSC needs to teach people who just don’t give enough time to learn all the facts of politics.
When people vote against Obama they need to vote against Democrats straight down the line. Otherwise, sorry to describe them as such, they are idiots. That has been my opinion since October 1980.


3 posted on 11/20/2011 3:53:41 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

If the GOP candidate is a RINO, that’s a lesser of two evils vote.

Not all Republicans are created equal or are certifiably conservative.


4 posted on 11/20/2011 3:58:53 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: SMGFan

It will all come down to who gives them the most money. Just like civil court actions. All these elites care about is who brings the biggest pot of lard to grease the skids.


5 posted on 11/20/2011 4:00:54 AM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: SMGFan

Maybe if the National Rifle Association would change its name to the American Rifle Association they would be less of Special Interest Group. Harry Reid, UGGGGGH.


6 posted on 11/20/2011 4:10:39 AM PST by BilLies (ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hates your Traditional American guts!)
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To: SMGFan

Exactly so. Single issue groups rarely see past the ends of their noses and the NRA is no exception.


7 posted on 11/20/2011 4:32:11 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: goldstategop

The NRA did not endorse Harry Reid.


8 posted on 11/20/2011 4:38:30 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: SMGFan

The NRA is a watered down gun rights group. I will not support nor belong to the NRA...they lack consistency. We will eventually loose all of our gun rights if we have to depend on this PC group.


9 posted on 11/20/2011 4:45:15 AM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: goldstategop
They endorsed Dingy Harry last election and backed off the last minute because NRA members sent them massive emails telephone calls, etc saying they were canceling their subscriptions and stopping all donations if they continued to endorse him. Haven't they learned their lesson by now?

I am a member but refuse to send a single penny to them when I get their spam mail asking for money. Charlton Heston would never allow the NRA to deteriorate into what it is today.

10 posted on 11/20/2011 4:46:31 AM PST by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: SMGFan

I fell out with the NRA a few years ago. Thank God for the GOA (Gun Owners of America). That’s my organization. They’ve already endorsed Rehberg.


11 posted on 11/20/2011 4:59:12 AM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: SMGFan

The NRA enabled Reid to continue functioning as the azwipe that he is. Their opinion means jack to me.


12 posted on 11/20/2011 5:01:52 AM PST by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: SMGFan

What is really important, is how these 2 guys will vote on the next Supreme Court Justice nominee.

We still have individual gun rights............... but ONLY!!! by the barest of a 5-4 margin.

It all comes down to whether or not either one of these guys will vote for the obama nomination for the next judge.


13 posted on 11/20/2011 5:30:08 AM PST by CGalen
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To: goldstategop

The “fact” that the NRA was for the RTC bill, tells me all I need to know about the NRA.

Every gun rights organization with any brains, and common sense was “against” the RTC bill.

Then there is the idiocy of grading. Where a democrat can receive a positive NRA endorsement.

The NRA is about as “establishment” as it gets in the gun rights fight. GOA, JPFO, and NAGR, usually see things differently.

Frankly folks I’m waiting for MGFE, BSFE, TITY, LMMAFA, KGAFMA, EAF, WEHTF, POTTELB.


14 posted on 11/20/2011 5:32:27 AM PST by wita
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To: Evil Slayer

Charlton Heston would never allow the NRA to deteriorate into what it is today.

Considering that Mr Heston was a spokesman for the 1968 gun laws in his younger days, gives one pause.

I left the NRA along with Neal Knox. The light was on over fifty years ago, and the NRA has been moving in the wrong direction ever since.


15 posted on 11/20/2011 5:40:06 AM PST by wita
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To: SMGFan

NRA endorsement policy is penny wise and pound foolish.


16 posted on 11/20/2011 5:58:23 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth (Expiate your inner liberal racist guilt, but use your brain: Vote CAIN in 2012!)
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17 posted on 11/20/2011 6:36:47 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: SMGFan

Tester does what all Democrat politicians in Montana do. He will run as a conservative, then vote the way the Democrats tell him to vote. All this behind the cover of Lee Enterprises. He’s already assured of getting all 5,000 votes from the 1,000 registered Chinese voters on each reservation.


18 posted on 11/20/2011 6:41:00 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SMGFan

Why should the Democrats vote straight line if we aren’t. I am not voting for the Presidential if they put up Romney, Perry, Newt, Paul. The Democrats should not be held to standards that we are not practicing.


19 posted on 11/20/2011 7:50:03 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

.they lack consistency.

NRA is a non partisan group. Sometime the Democrats are strong on gun rights than the Republican. There are states like Pennsylvania that is pro-second amendment.


20 posted on 11/20/2011 7:51:53 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: SMGFan

Last spring I heard the NRA spokesman (not Lapierre but his chief lieutenant) make the case for their ‘non-partisan’ endorsements on Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk Radio show.

Basically their position is that if they endorse the straight-line Republican ticket they lose any possible influence with the Dems.

The guy more or less hinted that they had supported Dingy Harry ‘cause they figured he was going to win anyway and sucking up to him was a better bet than p!ssing him off.

They took calls and the callers, like all of us, were majorly annoyed but the guy kept making his point that in some conservative Democrat states it was best to keep your options open.

The problem here is that Tester is a clown and a joke and the day after the election he’ll be voting with Harry Reid again.


21 posted on 11/20/2011 8:16:33 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: SMGFan

Here we go again. This decision should be easy because the control of the Senate has national implications. But the NRA never fails to disappoint when liberty is at stake.


22 posted on 11/20/2011 8:20:43 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: napscoordinator

So what should we do if Obama is re-elected? I don’t think this country will ever recover, we will probably descend into a global depression with civil unrest and violence. Zero will rule much like a dictator via executive decree. He will happily pass decrees that criminalize businesses so that he can plunder the wealth of small business owners who also happen to be his archtypal enemies. The best option might be to leave. Other options could be secession or revolution.
I don’t like those guys either, but zero is an existential threat to myself and family. So if for example I must choose between romney or joining a militia to fight against the tyrant obama, I will choose romney. And if you say their is no difference between someone like romney or zero, you should be making plans to leave the US or fight against the government.


23 posted on 11/20/2011 8:35:07 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: grumpygresh

What will I do if Obama is reelected? I will think that the conservatives FAILED again. They managed to screw it up last round and if they don’t nominate Cain, Santorum or Bachmann than they screwed up again. That is the bottom line. If they want to nominate a liberal Republican like Romney, Perry, or Newt than they best have enough RINOs to elect them.


24 posted on 11/20/2011 8:53:35 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

I know what you will think, but what will you do? A second zero term has dire consequences. There may be only a small window to leave the country, stock up on ammo, or to take your money out of the bank.
Leaving the anti-obama coalition does require thinking about a second zero term and making decisions to protect yourself and your family.


25 posted on 11/20/2011 9:16:58 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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