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MILLER: Collateral damage of Senate gun votes; liberals emboldened, Bloomberg targets moderates
The Washington Times ^ | 23 April, 2013 | Emily Miller

Posted on 04/24/2013 1:44:01 AM PDT by marktwain

Gun owners who cheered when the Senate failed to pass numerous anti-gun bills last week should temper their enthusiasm. The liberal wing of the Democratic party, led by President Obama and funded by New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, has already started to use the votes to oust pro-Second Amendment senators in 2014.

After voting on a series of amendments, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pulled the entire bill from the floor Thursday when it became clear that it could never get the 60 votes to pass. Sources say the White House forced the Nevada Democrat to put the bill on the floor, either out of the mistaken belief that it had 62 votes for background checks of private firearms transfers or that it wanted to get pro-gun Republicans on the record.

Bloomberg shoots first

After Mr. Reid cancelled the vote, Mr. Bloomberg fumed and indicated the type of attack ads he would be funding leading up to the 2014 election. “This is just an up and down vote. Condone murder or don’t. It’s not any more complex than that,” he said.

By the weekend, his group Mayors Against Illegal Guns had organized protests with the theme “Shame On You” at the congressional offices of the senators it has now determined vulnerable for voting against the expanded background checks amendment written by Sen. Joe Manchin, West Virginia Democrat and Sen. Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania Republican.

The anti-gun group protest went after only one Democrat, Sen. Max Baucus of Montana, who announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection in 2014. The Republican targets were Sens. Richard Burr of North Carolina, Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, Dan Coats of Indiana, Jeff Flake of Arizona, Dean Heller of Nevada, Johnny Isakson of Georgia and Rob Portman of Ohio.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; bloomberg; elections; guncontrol; secondamendment
Emily goes on to give the votes of the senators on all the gun control bills. Useful information.
1 posted on 04/24/2013 1:44:01 AM PDT by marktwain
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“The liberal wing of the Democratic party, led by President Obama and funded by New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, has already started to use the votes to oust pro-Second Amendment senators in 2014.”

I’ll believe they have the electoral clout for THAT when I see it.

Indeed, I’d be VERY surprised if it didn’t go the other way, as it most certainly does usually; i.e., the anti-firearms senators get handed their walking papers.

hussein’s a lame duck who hasn’t had a single meaningful victory in congress since health care, and he’s a certifiable psychopath; Bloomberg, meanwhile, is not far behind him in mental... uh... ‘irregularity’ who has yet to learn that the Second Amendment isn’t about drinking a slightly larger soda pop.


2 posted on 04/24/2013 1:52:03 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Jack Hammer

Pass the immigration bill and they’ll have the electoral clout.


3 posted on 04/24/2013 1:56:06 AM PDT by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: Jack Hammer

Virginia Senator Kaine is Bloomberg’s puppy. We need to make a sign stating that and make him wear it when his time is up in five years. Kaine probably thinks we will forget and he will skate through in an off-year election.


4 posted on 04/24/2013 2:01:47 AM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: marktwain

“This is just an up and down vote. Condone murder or don’t. It’s not any more complex than that,”. You’re right Mayor Bloomturd. It’s not complex at all. Murder is against the law already. Get a clue shorty and save your screed for the morons who elected you.


5 posted on 04/24/2013 2:11:40 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: maddog55

Pass the immigration bill and it’ll be a surprise if they ever lose an election again.


6 posted on 04/24/2013 2:16:49 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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7 posted on 04/24/2013 3:02:12 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: marktwain

We here in GA appreciate the help in throwing Chambliss overboard. We will endeavor to do much better with his replacement in 2014.


8 posted on 04/24/2013 3:13:44 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: marktwain

So Bloomberg plans to go after popular Republican Senators from conservative states that voted to support gun rights...after going after table salt and sodas.

Something tells me that the Dems will try to stop him. They may be able to defeat some Republicans from conservative states, but they know FULL WELL that they won’t win by pushing gun control.


9 posted on 04/24/2013 3:53:44 AM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: marktwain

let the WH circular firing squad take out the “moderates”, they are much harder to defeat than hard core lefties and just as damaging to our nation after they are elected

they are merely partisan hacks who campaign like republicans to get elected and then vote like democrats

If by 2014 voters like the direction obama is taking us then let them elect people who are honest about their statist/globalist goals


10 posted on 04/24/2013 3:56:10 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: marktwain

The Liberty Tree is pleading to be watered.


11 posted on 04/24/2013 4:09:54 AM PDT by Renegade
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12 posted on 04/24/2013 4:35:58 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: marktwain

I guess Bloomie and the other libs haven’t read poll data showing Americans’ support for gun control fading. But, if they want to blow all that money, hey.. it’s theirs to blow.


13 posted on 04/24/2013 4:40:15 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: marktwain

Many of the RINOs who voted for the Gun Control bills will be primaried out.

The Dems who voted against the Gun Control bills will be a good opportunity for the GOP to pick up a seat.

Many Dems (in name only) in the South & West are hunters and gun owners and will vote against anyone who want to compromise the 2nd Amendment. This is not a party specific issue.

Ask yourself why the ComDems are working so hard to take away the 2nd Amendment? It is because they don’t want for the citizens to be able to resist what they plan in the future.

They can go to Hell, and I already live in Texas.


14 posted on 04/24/2013 4:43:26 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: FreedomPoster

Why target Chambliss? He announced he was not running for re-election months ago. Bless their little hearts, they just don’t seem very bright.


15 posted on 04/24/2013 4:44:07 AM PDT by dmcnash (Back off! I'm a Scientist.)
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To: marktwain

Principles MUST defeat Dollars!

If conservatives don’t figure out how to deliver sharp, clear messages, we will never win.

This means standing solidly on conservative values and not watering them down, in hopes of swaying the squishy middle.


16 posted on 04/24/2013 4:58:40 AM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: marktwain

Bring it on, punks.


17 posted on 04/24/2013 5:30:35 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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18 posted on 04/24/2013 5:36:29 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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19 posted on 04/24/2013 5:47:41 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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Fox News poll: During a manhunt, 69 percent of voters want a gun

By Dana Blanton

Published April 23, 2013

FoxNews.com

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/23/fox-news-poll-during-manhunt-6-percent-voters-want-gun/#ixzz2RODSWYoC


20 posted on 04/24/2013 7:05:41 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: marktwain
You know, someone correct me if I'm wrong, but it appears these people have learned the wrong lesson.

I know I don't have a complete picture of the mood in every town in America, but I live in central Indiana (Indianapolis) and I grew up in rural Indiana. In rural Indiana, there are LOTS of traditional Democrats... not the completely loony types we see in kids nowadays (I would call them truly moderates) They do a lot of clinging to both guns and religeon. Along with the more strictly conservative types who vote Republican, I don't think I have personally met a single person who doesn't get fuming mad at the mere mention of gun control or gun restrictions.

And then, I think back at what happened in politics following the Clintoon gun bans and I remember a Republican sweep in congress.
It seems all to obvious to me that the REAL reality to come is one where both Democrats and Republicans alike will remember full well who voted to take away another slice of their rights and will punish them accordingly. It seems that the not only the media, but leftist politicians and activists have a delusional vision of what is really going on around them.

21 posted on 04/24/2013 7:52:41 AM PDT by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: FunkyZero; All

“It seems that the not only the media, but leftist politicians and activists have a delusional vision of what is really going on around them.”

They certainly did in 1994. They believed their own political sciences that said it was impossible for the Republicans ever to control the House of Representatives. The MSM had a bit of integrity back then, or maybe they were so overconfident that they allowed more truth to leak out.

In any case, they were completely blown away by the results of the 1994 election, where the Republicans took the House and the Senate. The Republicans got some reforms in under Newt before the MSM doubled down and decided to trade crediblility for political power. The problem for them, is that this is not sustainable. Still it not sustainable, because the MSM is losing market share and influence. It amazed me that they were able to elect President Obama and to reelect them, but they have converted to an open propaganda arm of the administration to do it.

I think, and hope, that they have gone too far with attempting to weaken the Second Amendment. We may well see another 1994 election in 2014, if we do our part.


22 posted on 04/24/2013 10:40:11 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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