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Jeff Flake hints: Iíll support expanded background checks in return for changes on Internet sales
Hot Air ^ | May 7, 2013 | Allahpundit

Posted on 05/07/2013 11:05:35 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A week ago, he noted on his Facebook page that his poll numbers after voting no on Toomey/Manchin put him somewhere south of “pond scum.” Today, this.

He won’t face the voters again for five and a half years, but he shares a home state with Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly. They can hurt him by campaigning against him in 2018 more than they can anyone else in the Senate. No wonder he’s looking for ways to flip:

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake told CNN he is willing to reverse his opposition to expanding background checks for guns if the Senate sponsors change on the bill’s provision dealing with internet sales…

He said under the measure as written, if a gun owner sends a few friends a text or email asking if they want to buy their gun, or posts it on their Facebook page, “that is considered a commercial sale.”

For people in rural areas in his state and others, he said that becomes inconvenient and costly…

Some Republicans opposed the measure out of fear that expanding background checks would put the country on a path to a national gun registry, but Flake said that is not his concern.

If Flake flips, that’s 55 votes for Toomey/Manchin. Johnny Isakson also allegedly told a gun-control activist yesterday that he’s “having conversations” with T&M to improve their bill.....

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 113th; arizona; banglist; flake; gopestablishment; guncontrol; idiocy; internetsalestax; internettax; jeffflake; rino; secondamendment; squish; stupidparty; trading; youwillnotdisarmus
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1 posted on 05/07/2013 11:05:35 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think that roughly translates to “I’m gonna sell you out but haven’t figured out which way to do it”.


2 posted on 05/07/2013 11:06:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s no Ted Cruz, that’s for sure. What is wrong with AZ senators....lack of spine and/or character?


3 posted on 05/07/2013 11:07:08 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’re gonna have to run a bunch of these guys out of office on a rail to make it abundantly clear to them that NO MEANS NO!!!


4 posted on 05/07/2013 11:07:18 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Appropriate last name...


5 posted on 05/07/2013 11:08:00 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What part of the word "no" is so difficult to understand?
6 posted on 05/07/2013 11:09:05 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So fundamental rights are for sale for a few buck more or less?


7 posted on 05/07/2013 11:09:10 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (All observant Muslims want to kill you. If they don't, they are not really Muslims.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I knew he was a flake.


8 posted on 05/07/2013 11:11:33 AM 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: 2ndDivisionVet

RINO traitor, either way.


9 posted on 05/07/2013 11:12:17 AM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Flake living up to his name? "Some Republicans opposed the measure out of fear that expanding background checks would put the country on a path to a national gun registry, but Flake said that is not his concern."

That should be your only concern Senator...our Second Amendment rights are not for trade or for sale!

10 posted on 05/07/2013 11:12:26 AM PDT by yoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NO!


11 posted on 05/07/2013 11:13:05 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Translation:

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake told CNN that he’d be fine with taking away your Constitutional rights in return for taxing you more in a way that hurts less.


12 posted on 05/07/2013 11:14:09 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Keep your eyes on Jesus. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No and No.


13 posted on 05/07/2013 11:14:21 AM PDT by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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To: txrefugee
What is wrong with AZ senators....lack of spine and/or character?

What's wrong with AZ voters?

If a majority of AZ voters were worth anything, being on Mark "Wife Abuser" Kelly's hit list would be a badge of honour, and worth a bump of several percentage points in the vote.

14 posted on 05/07/2013 11:16:44 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, Flake, don’t log-roll the 2nd Amendment.


15 posted on 05/07/2013 11:17:03 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (3 guns when you only have one arm? "I just don't want to get killed for lack of shooting back")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why not, Senator? Why not make it clear once and for all you are an unprincipled POS?


16 posted on 05/07/2013 11:18:00 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: cripplecreek
“I’m gonna sell you out but haven’t figured out which way to do it”.

I believe you NAILED it correctly.

17 posted on 05/07/2013 11:18:02 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a tool.


18 posted on 05/07/2013 11:18:27 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This guy sounds as goofy as Hagel and Voinovich. Bob


19 posted on 05/07/2013 11:20:44 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("Leave your home It's time for running... I see the hosts of Muhammed coming." Al Stewart)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prostitute, thy name is Jeff Flake.


20 posted on 05/07/2013 11:21:33 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Those issues are not even related. WTH


21 posted on 05/07/2013 11:22:36 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whore


22 posted on 05/07/2013 11:23:12 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...but Flake said that is not his concern.”

Of course it isn’t. Just like all the rest, D’s and R’s, his concern is getting reelected.


23 posted on 05/07/2013 11:23:31 AM PDT by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
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To: txrefugee
Please don't mention Jeff 'Flake' and Ted Cruz in the same sentence. "So, @beyonce and Jay-Z are in Cuba? Fine by me. Every American should have the right to travel there."
- Jeff Flake Tweet

Would Jeff Flake also same the same thing about these others??...

- IRAN*
- SUDAN*
- SYRIA*

* State sponsors of terrorism

24 posted on 05/07/2013 11:23:52 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well the thing that’s consistent with this guy is he has the right name:FLAKE!
Freegards
LEX


25 posted on 05/07/2013 11:23:53 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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26 posted on 05/07/2013 11:25:34 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...he noted on his Facebook page that his poll numbers after voting no on Toomey/Manchin put him somewhere south of “pond scum.”

Does anyone actually believe that poll numbers that bad because of his Manchin-Toomey vite are accurate? Did they poll democrats exclusively? I’m amazed that Flake would believe them.


27 posted on 05/07/2013 11:26:42 AM PDT by Castigar
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To: txrefugee
He’s no Ted Cruz, that’s for sure. What is wrong with AZ senators....lack of spine and/or character?

Must be the heat, I dunno.
28 posted on 05/07/2013 11:27:31 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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“Those issues are not even related.”


I thought the same thing (I thought he meant that terrible bill that passed the House mandating that businesses collect sales taxes for states in which they do not do business), but read the article, and he meant a provision in Manchin-Toomey regarding application of the law to private transactions that were advertised on the Internet (whether on social media or via e-mail).

He’s still a sell-out, though.


29 posted on 05/07/2013 11:27:54 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You can stand for the constitution, Flake, or you can stand as a traitor. Which will it be?


30 posted on 05/07/2013 11:27:55 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Flake is a political prostitute. He has already advertised his rates. He has no principles. Just a stated price for his vote. Too bad the people he misrepresents can't get this flake out of office.
31 posted on 05/07/2013 11:30:17 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: cripplecreek

It definitely says “ My vote is for sale”.


32 posted on 05/07/2013 11:31:00 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“What part of the word “no” is so difficult to understand?”

Exactly. And again, these clowns do not get “shall not be infringed” either. You can probably count on one hand the number that actually take the oath they took to heart.


33 posted on 05/07/2013 11:42:17 AM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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He said under the measure as written, if a gun owner sends a few friends a text or email asking if they want to buy their gun, or posts it on their Facebook page, “that is considered a commercial sale.”

So you take out a couple of the really nasty bits of this law and you can swallow the rest of the unconstitutional parts of it? There is no clean end of this turd to pick up.

34 posted on 05/07/2013 11:42:57 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is the Amnesty Liberal Sarah Palin supported over a more consevative candidate in the primary.

Make note


35 posted on 05/07/2013 11:43:55 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: txrefugee

Both.


36 posted on 05/07/2013 11:52:15 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Senator Flake didn’t take long to live up to his name (definition - small flat piece: a small flat piece or small part of a layer broken or detached from a larger object). He flaked away from the conservative base and from his integrity faster that Lindsey Graham says “yes” when invited to a turkish bath. He joined the Gang of Eight within days of being sworn into his office (if not before he was sworn in—he may have sold his soul at “freshmen orientation”).

And I contributed to his campaign—NEVER again.

Someone up thread said that his name should not be spoken in the same breath as that of Ted Cruz. I agree—they are in totally different leagues. Flake is a midget. Ted Cruz is quickly proving himself to be a giant.


37 posted on 05/07/2013 11:53:34 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Basically he is saying “I will Bury You” One way or another.

TT


38 posted on 05/07/2013 11:53:41 AM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The bribes and arm twisting has begun.


39 posted on 05/07/2013 11:53:59 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Constitution’s Article V details the way amendments are added or changed. This isn’t one of them.


40 posted on 05/07/2013 11:59:21 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: txrefugee
Assassination threats ~ there's no doubt the kid who shot Gabby was actually after the Republican federal judge that he succeeded in killing first.

There've been other attempts.

Democrats in Arizona play dirty.

41 posted on 05/07/2013 12:01:04 PM PDT by muawiyah
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Republican Sen. Jeff Flake told CNN he is willing to reverse his opposition to expanding background checks for guns sell his vote if the Senate sponsors for the bargain price of a minor change on the bill’s provision dealing with internet sales.

Edited for accuracy.

42 posted on 05/07/2013 12:01:34 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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Flake should agree to support Coburn's background check bill. He should not support Manchin/Toomey because it has inadequate protections for gun owner's privacy.

Under Coburn's plan, the gun buyer would go onto the NICS website and run a background check on himself. If he passed, he would be given a unique code number that would allow him to purchase guns for the next 30 days. He would then go to the seller, who would enter the code number with NICS and verify that the buyer was authorized, and the sale would proceed. The beauty of the system is that the seller never has to provide the information on the gun or guns being purchased, or even if any guns are purchased at all. That way the data is never gathered and the buyer's privacy is protected.

As far as I am concerned, background checks are acceptable as long as they do not create the databank that can be used to create a national registry. Registry leads to confiscation, time after time. But if you talk about confiscation, people say you are paranoid. So we should talk about protecting our privacy, which would make registration and eventual confiscation impossible.

Say "Confiscation",
And they call you paranoid.
So say "Privacy".

43 posted on 05/07/2013 12:17:28 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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44 posted on 05/07/2013 12:21:47 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberty for sale, going once, going twice ... !


45 posted on 05/07/2013 12:27:25 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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The Traitors need to be drummed out of the party.


46 posted on 05/07/2013 12:38:10 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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Jeff Flake hints: I’ll support expanded background checks in return for changes on Internet sales

You cannot trade my constitutional rights for my tax dollars. in fact, this flake has no power to trade my God-given rights for anything.

47 posted on 05/07/2013 12:41:52 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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This is psyops. They want to nail Flake. PPP is hard left. I don’t trust their polling and neither should any FReeper. Do we have the internals, the poll questions and the crosstabs?

This is push-polling. Who sponsored and paid for the poll?

Don’t be dumb and buy into this.


48 posted on 05/07/2013 12:42:34 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: txrefugee

He’s no Ted Cruz, that’s for sure. What is wrong with AZ senators....lack of spine and/or character?

Apparently people from Arizona Catch “Potomac Fever” really easily...


49 posted on 05/07/2013 12:54:52 PM PDT by GraceG
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Flake sucks so bad.


50 posted on 05/07/2013 12:55:22 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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