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GOP victory could backfire if empowered and ignored voters revolt
National Journal ^ | 4/17/13 | Fournier

Posted on 04/17/2013 3:42:56 PM PDT by pabianice

Link to the madness

Short version: Common sense gun control voters, enraged at Obama's megaloss today on gun-grabbing, will rise up in unified, righteous fury and destroy the Republicans.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; guncontrol; hissyfit; secondamendment
Ronnie, the clinic called. Take your meds.

Oh, and that Big Lie about 90% of the public wanting more gun control? LOL!

1 posted on 04/17/2013 3:42:56 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice
At least 95% of American adults have reasonably good access to a firearm if needed. Now that number isn't the number of owners ~ but it's about access.

Probably upwards of 2/3 own a firearm (looking at current sales figures).

People who own guns don't vote to turn themselves into criminals.

2 posted on 04/17/2013 3:45:41 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: pabianice

Or they may just stay at home.


3 posted on 04/17/2013 3:46:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: pabianice

The voters are supposed to be empowered and in charge.


4 posted on 04/17/2013 3:47:01 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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5 posted on 04/17/2013 3:47:17 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: muawiyah

I’d say 115% of Americans are trained snipers and most of those park an Abrams tank in their garages.


6 posted on 04/17/2013 3:47:42 PM PDT by babble-on
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To: pabianice

Hahahahahahahaha ahhhh sometimes its best just to laugh.


7 posted on 04/17/2013 3:50:00 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: pabianice

It’s Demrats I find revolting.


8 posted on 04/17/2013 3:50:09 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: pabianice
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9 posted on 04/17/2013 3:51:21 PM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: pabianice

"Sir the people are revolting"

"You betcherass! They stink on ice!"

10 posted on 04/17/2013 3:51:28 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: TurboZamboni
It’s Demrats I find revolting.

They stink on ice.

11 posted on 04/17/2013 3:51:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: pabianice

Lefty friends on FB already going bonkers. They’re taking a brief pause from repeated posting variations on “I ‘heart’ Boston” to express their outrage.


12 posted on 04/17/2013 3:52:08 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: pabianice
The people who don't want weapons are going to "rise up" and "destroy" the ones who like or don't mind weapons.

I think I see a flaw in that plan....

13 posted on 04/17/2013 3:53:27 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: pabianice

we just watched the C-Span video. 14 outright lies. Seven clenches of the lips. eight finger-points. All with Bobble-Head at his right hand wondering when this would end. Typical performance by his highness. Oh: also a veiled threat to accomplish their goals by EO. Leatherness and I simultaneously yelled “Bring it, butthead!”

TC


14 posted on 04/17/2013 3:54:02 PM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: pabianice

Something the GOP had better get on RIGHT NOW is publicizing the FACT when when Obama or his minions utter the words “common sense,” they’re actually meaning that you’re about to get screwed...

It might also be a good thing to remind people that the Obama regime was trafficking guns to the drug cartels in Mexico (without the knowledge of the Mexican government) in order to point to the victims of “gun violence.” And they would have done just that, had not some BATFE agents had a sense of decency and blown the whistle on that try.

Anybody remember “common sense health care reform?” “The Affordable Care Act” is anything but! When you hear “common sense,” you know it won’t be!

Mark


15 posted on 04/17/2013 3:55:14 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Oratam
Lefty friends on FB already going bonkers. They’re taking a brief pause from repeated posting variations on “I ‘heart’ Boston” to express their outrage.

Revel in your schaedenfreude, I know that I am. Screw all of those statist SOBs that want to take our property, our means of self defense and our liberty teeth.

Oh, and I'll bet that the ammo and gun shortage continues for a while - and without any increase in crime. The statists showed their true faces, and the rest of us will contiue to arm up to prevent them from EVER being able to disarm and enslave us.

16 posted on 04/17/2013 3:55:46 PM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: Oratam

what an outrageous lie that 90% wanted background checks

90% of libs maybe but not 90% of everybody


17 posted on 04/17/2013 3:58:38 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: MarkL

Something the GOP had better get on RIGHT NOW is publicizing the FACT when when Obama or his minions utter the words “common sense,” they’re actually meaning that you’re about to get screwed...
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Just like when Democrats talk about “compromise” they’re actually meaning “let’s do it our way”. The pathetic GOP just can’t seem to understand this.


18 posted on 04/17/2013 4:00:29 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: pabianice

Ah yes. The old strategy of winning by losing. Not that the GOP hasn’t tried it before.


19 posted on 04/17/2013 4:00:44 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: pabianice; Jim Robinson

Well, what we posted last night might just be getting closer to reality.
OFA is the personal army Obama was talking about. Time to keep an eye on them, they’ll be a formidable force. Maybe a force patroits may not be able to repel.


20 posted on 04/17/2013 4:01:22 PM PDT by lucky american (The Democrats will follow the big "D"even if it means going over a cliff.)
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To: babble-on

Probably just under half ~ we are training up the world’s largest supply of snipers.


21 posted on 04/17/2013 4:01:29 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: lucky american

Yeah, kind of the the Iraqi Republican Army. Once the money and goodies dry up, there goes OFA.


22 posted on 04/17/2013 4:02:49 PM PDT by CityCenter (No matter how good your PR is, you can't outsmart the truth.)
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To: muawiyah

I approve heartily


23 posted on 04/17/2013 4:04:17 PM PDT by babble-on
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To: pabianice

Revolting? Yes, that aptly describes Obama supporters.


24 posted on 04/17/2013 4:08:49 PM PDT by peyton randolph (FUBO and his wookie beard)
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To: pabianice

Hang the white guys! It’s all the white guys fault!


25 posted on 04/17/2013 4:10:29 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Oratam

Hey go post the pic of the Saudi “interest” dude holding the golden gun....


26 posted on 04/17/2013 4:12:06 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: pabianice
"In an era of voter empowerment and surprise, the GOP’s opposition to a popular gun regulation could backfire."

"Popular" only according to leftwing's phony gun polls, gun groups & grass-root gun-control campaign supporters.

Ron Fournier, the man who carried leftwing water with AP for 20 years including 8 years in the Bill Clinton's White House "press" corp doing the journalistic equivalent of what Lewinsky did in the Oval Office.

HIRED GRASSROOTS SUPPORTERS:

FAKE HUNTING GROUPS:
"Democrats Use Fake Hunters Group to Push Gun Control" Excerpts:

"Co-Founder Gaspar Perricone... is a former staffer for Sen. Mark Udall, Colorado Democrat."

"The other co-founder of Bull Moose, Tim Mauck, was Mr. Udall’s finance director."

"Bull Moose Sportsmen is a fringe organization run by Democratic activists that has been rejected from membership into the major gun and hunting groups’ umbrella organization because it refuses to reveal its funding sources."

AND OF COURSE THE FAKE "JOURNALISTS" OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEDIA:
.......An Obama Press Conference:

27 posted on 04/17/2013 4:13:51 PM PDT by drpix
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To: pabianice
Go ahead and finish the GOP off. Do us a favor! When it comes to civilian disarmament the GOP got nuthin' to do with it. We are most definitely talking about THEM protecting us. We will do just fine, thank you.

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28 posted on 04/17/2013 4:18:42 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: pabianice
B(arbara) S(treisand)!

Gallup: Only 4% of Americans Think Gun Control is an Important Problem

29 posted on 04/17/2013 4:19:25 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: pabianice

Don’t bet on it.

Gun sales through the roof should tell you something.


30 posted on 04/17/2013 4:20:14 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: pabianice

The writers of the article have it backward. The revolt will come against those that voted FOR the law, not against—read McCain, Collins, etc.


31 posted on 04/17/2013 4:23:49 PM PDT by madison10
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To: CityCenter

Bingo.


32 posted on 04/17/2013 4:25:01 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: pabianice

You can bet that when we have another mass shooting, Obama and the lefties will blame the right for defeating common sense gun control.


33 posted on 04/17/2013 4:28:39 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Izzy Dunne
The people who don't want weapons are going to "rise up" and "destroy" the ones who like or don't mind weapons. I think I see a flaw in that plan...


34 posted on 04/17/2013 4:46:13 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (The)
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To: umgud

Biden just tated they plan to go ahead with their plan IN SPITE OF their initialy failed attempt. Stand by for another “Executive Order” coming down the path. Those people make me sick. It’s time to get them REMOVED!


35 posted on 04/17/2013 4:46:15 PM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for HONEST government)
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To: pabianice

I post a reply there, in a varying theme I use all the time when the liberals complain about the “all powerful NRA”.

(Quoting one of their paragraphs) “The gun lobby. The National Rifle Association and other groups funded by the gun industry “

Fournire is just another sock puppet for the Left, as with this usual lie. He also displays their usual hypocrisy, for they are complaining about the very creature they created. Shades of Mary Shelley!

I have been a Life member of the NRA since 1957. Back then the NRA was only interested in promoting gun safety and target shooting. When the Jihad against firearms ownership began in the ‘60s, they were slow to react, saying it was “ungentlemanly” to get involved in “that kind of politics”.

After getting suckered into supporting the “one time” 1968 Gun Control Act, they finally realized what kind of odious people they were up against, rolled up their sleeves - and the rest is history.


36 posted on 04/17/2013 4:47:53 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: pabianice

If this crap had passed the Senate, the blame would have been placed on House republicans for shooting it down. It was a bad bill and never had a chance of passing. Toomey and any other Republican that voted for it needs to be voted out of office. Kissing the libs butt is not a resume’ enhancer


37 posted on 04/17/2013 4:49:27 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Figment

second amendment means votes.

the medium is the message

the medium is the second amendment.

only a democrat is dumb enough to think it is just about guns.


38 posted on 04/17/2013 4:53:53 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: pabianice
Really weak Propaganda by this no talent hack Fournier.

Goebbels would bitch slap him if he was still around.

39 posted on 04/17/2013 4:54:56 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Oatka

I AM enjoying immensely the exploding heads at dumpsterunderground.com. They are already saying Obama’s bitter, childish tirade tonight promised gun control by EO. THAT will be some dust-up.


40 posted on 04/17/2013 5:00:02 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

Common sense gun control voters, enraged at Obama’s megaloss today on gun-grabbing, will rise up in unified, righteous fury and destroy the Republicans.Orrrr they could drink a beer, fart in obamas general direction and go back to sleep.


41 posted on 04/17/2013 5:59:09 PM PDT by contrarian (Gun Control ! you gotta squint one eye and squeeeeeeeeze that trigger !!)
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To: babble-on

Competitions (such as CAS, PPC, and Garand shoots — which I do or have done) are great places to learn.


42 posted on 04/17/2013 6:08:44 PM PDT by jim_trent
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To: pabianice

The disaster that is Obamacare will cause voters in 2014 to rise up and destroy Democrats.


43 posted on 04/17/2013 6:11:02 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: pabianice

“Common sense gun control voters, enraged at Obama’s megaloss today on gun-grabbing, will rise up in unified, righteous fury and destroy the Republicans.”

Blah, blah, blah. Some union slug said something similar like that to me one time in a saloon in Michigan and ended up on the floor with his arm ripped out of the socket.


44 posted on 04/17/2013 6:28:46 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: pabianice

obama and his voters can’t do more damage than the republicans themselves self-inflict on themselves.


45 posted on 04/17/2013 7:03:08 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: pabianice

“Common sense gun control voters, enraged at Obama’s megaloss today on gun-grabbing...”

Common sense voters won today, pal.

What you’re talking about is America’s cadre of moronic, knee-jerk Leftists, who never saw a bill to enhance government control of somebody-or-other they couldn’t love.


46 posted on 04/17/2013 8:18:45 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Oatka; All

“After getting suckered into supporting the “one time” 1968 Gun Control Act, they finally realized what kind of odious people they were up against, rolled up their sleeves - and the rest is history.”

The NRA was not really *for* the 1968 act. The gun industry might have been, because it cut off the competition of cheap imports of military surplus.

The 1968 act was aimed directly at the NRA, because they made much of their money off of mail order ads in The American Rifleman.

After the 1968 act, there were no more mail order ads. They had to rely on membership ... and the modern NRA was started.

The Modern NRA is a direct result, although unintended, of the “gun control” campaign in the United States.


47 posted on 04/17/2013 8:47:24 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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