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NRA plans to play big for McConnell
GOP USA ^ | 11/08/13

Posted on 11/10/2013 8:56:20 AM PST by dontreadthis

When Mitch McConnell receives the National Rifle Association's "Defender of Freedom" Award in Louisville on Friday, he and the group will be cementing a friendship that McConnell's team thinks could be the difference in next year's Senate race.

The NRA, which spent more than $16 million in the 2012 election cycle, plans to be heavily involved in McConnell's re-election effort, the group said Thursday.

"We're watching closely," Chris Cox, the NRA's top lobbyist, told the Lexington Herald-Leader. "And we're going to make sure that gun owners in Kentucky understand that they have a champion representing them in the United States Senate."

Alison Lundergan Grimes, the likely Democratic challenger to McConnell, had a simple response Thursday, challenging McConnell to meet her on the gun range.

"As an NRA member, my strong support for the Second Amendment is unquestioned," Grimes said in a statement to the Herald-Leader. "I am proud of Kentucky's long-held gun ownership, sporting and hunting traditions. It is unfortunate that Senator McConnell is desperate to mislead Kentucky voters about my strong support for the Second Amendment."

If elected, Grimes said, she would protect Kentuckians' right to keep and bear arms.

"Whenever he's not busy pandering to Washington lobbyists, I welcome Senator McConnell to come shoot with me at the range any day," she said.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: banglist; chriscox; kentucky; lundergangrimes; mattbevin; mitchmcconnell; nra
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1 posted on 11/10/2013 8:56:20 AM PST by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

I guess I can let that NRA membership expire too.


2 posted on 11/10/2013 8:59:56 AM PST by Baum Threat
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To: dontreadthis

This is satire, right?


3 posted on 11/10/2013 8:59:58 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: dontreadthis

Grover Al Norquist sits on the board of the NRA.


4 posted on 11/10/2013 9:00:35 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dontreadthis

Reason #23 that I am no longer an NRA member.


5 posted on 11/10/2013 9:02:22 AM PST by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: dontreadthis; newgeezer

Really?


6 posted on 11/10/2013 9:03:13 AM PST by DungeonMaster
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To: dontreadthis
The NRA, which spent more than $16 million in the 2012 election cycle, plans to be heavily involved in McConnell's re-election effort, the group said Thursday.

Wow. That'll be a blow to their membership numbers. I predict a lot of cancellations.

7 posted on 11/10/2013 9:05:29 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: dontreadthis

NRA = STUPID??????????????????????? He’s got to go!


8 posted on 11/10/2013 9:05:56 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: dontreadthis

McConnell is a rat. Grimes is like a rat with scabies.

GO BEVIN!


9 posted on 11/10/2013 9:06:41 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Baum Threat

The NRA is a one issue organization.

They only care about the individual’s voting record.

All incumbents, D or R, with a solid voting record gets their nod over challengers.

They are not a Tea Party PAC.


10 posted on 11/10/2013 9:09:31 AM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Doc Savage

In the age of oboma and the rise of Marxism, now is not a good time for the NRA to turn it’s back on the people trying to protect their Constitutional freedoms.


11 posted on 11/10/2013 9:09:49 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Baum Threat

“I guess I can let that NRA membership expire too...”

The NRA is not a “conservative” organization. They are a “status quo” organization. Very political. They still endorse plenty of Dems even though those Dems can, do, and, will cave and vote for gun control legislation. GOP too. They want to be bipartisan in any way that they can.

I was a member for years and, if they change their ways, I might once again be a member. But, at present, not a member and don’t care to be. There is still a “Hunting and Skeet Shooting”-only element within the NRA to this day.


12 posted on 11/10/2013 9:12:06 AM PST by FAA
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To: dontreadthis

Tell me I imagined the article I just read about McConnell.


13 posted on 11/10/2013 9:12:42 AM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: Baum Threat

Just don’t give to the NRA PAC. I stopped a while back when they supported McCain.


14 posted on 11/10/2013 9:14:10 AM PST by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: dontreadthis

I have already dumped McConnel from my list of favorites and it appears that I’ll have to dump my NRA membership to stay true to what I believe is best overall for the USA. That the NRA can be bought by a nefarious politician like McConnell when others are out there is a serious letdown. If I read anything about the NRA vouching for McConnell I will let my world know the NRA is not a USA supporter in that it only supports a gun agenda and questionable patriots.


15 posted on 11/10/2013 9:14:33 AM PST by noinfringers2
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Didn’t it “play big” for Reid too?


16 posted on 11/10/2013 9:15:34 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: PeteB570
The NRA is a one issue organization.

And when all our other Constitutional rights are gone, they won't understand why theirs got canceled as well.
They think only their issue will survive the "fundamental change?"
They need to see the bigger picture. They're playing small ball. Their opposition is playing for keeps.

17 posted on 11/10/2013 9:21:01 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: dontreadthis

this should be a popcorn-worthy thread!


18 posted on 11/10/2013 9:21:02 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: SubMareener

As far as I’m concerned, any org not openly pursuing repeal of all gun legislation not enumerated in the 2nd amendment is not a pro second amendment org.


19 posted on 11/10/2013 9:21:27 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dontreadthis

Time to rethink my NRA membership, it appears.


20 posted on 11/10/2013 9:22:45 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: SubMareener

“Just don’t give to the NRA PAC. I stopped a while back when they supported McCain.”

Not only did they support McCain, but also:

-Harry Reid

-Joe Manchin

-Heath Schuler

-Pat Toomey

Honorable mention to the likes of Kirsten Gillibrand and Bob Casey. The NRA is very much an “establishment” organization who will work with and for “establishment” politicians.

The get zero $ from me.


21 posted on 11/10/2013 9:25:47 AM PST by FAA
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To: dontreadthis

This is why I will not join these A-holes.


22 posted on 11/10/2013 9:26:01 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: dontreadthis

NRA in tank for Mitch?

well, so much for keeping the powder dry..


23 posted on 11/10/2013 9:28:42 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: dontreadthis

McConnell, the new Kentucky Windage.


24 posted on 11/10/2013 9:46:38 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: dontreadthis

25 posted on 11/10/2013 9:48:26 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Baum Threat

I haven’t given the NSA a penny since they backed that lowlife Reid.

I am done with the frauds


26 posted on 11/10/2013 9:51:16 AM PST by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: dontreadthis

And this defect in the NRA’s strategy is why I let my NRA membership expire and no longer contribute to their political fund raising.


27 posted on 11/10/2013 10:19:36 AM PST by House Atreides ( D)
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To: PeteB570
Yup, and they also helped out Harry Reid.
No thanks, they can keep their single issue on their march to the ash heap of history.
28 posted on 11/10/2013 11:08:51 AM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: House Atreides; Baum Threat; WomBom; bmwcyle; FAA; PubliusMM; concerned about politics; ...

For conservative gun owners...

http://gunowners.org/


29 posted on 11/10/2013 11:10:37 AM PST by mcmuffin (Freedom's On The March - Wave Goodbye!)
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To: mcmuffin

“For conservative gun owners...

http://gunowners.org/";

Well aware of G.O.A. but I’m withholding judgement (as well as money and any membership) for the time being. If you think they are doing well and standing ground and you feel like paying up for a card, then, by all means do so.


30 posted on 11/10/2013 11:17:51 AM PST by FAA
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To: PeteB570

They were not a one issue organization in the 2010 elections when they supported Democrats over Republicans who had better 2A voting records.

Their behavior during the 2010 elections is why I didn’t renew my membership.


31 posted on 11/10/2013 11:43:42 AM PST by AlmaKing
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To: mcmuffin

Thanks! I just signed up with them.


32 posted on 11/10/2013 12:18:43 PM PST by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: dontreadthis

Bastards. Every time they do something good (blocked UBC’s and jump in after the fact in the Colo recalls) and you begin to think they’re not in league with the statists, then they go crap on it and do something like this.


33 posted on 11/10/2013 12:22:46 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: dontreadthis

I will not renew my membership, and I hope the NRA loses all the money they invest in this weasel’s campaign.


34 posted on 11/10/2013 12:24:49 PM PST by Peter W. Kessler
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To: dontreadthis
"We're watching closely," Chris Cox, the NRA's top lobbyist, told the Lexington Herald-Leader. "And we're going to make sure that gun owners in Kentucky understand that they have a champion representing them in the United States Senate."

Is "champion" some other language for "wussy pussy Quisling RINO collaborator with statist tyrants"? If not, I think there's a typo in this press release.

35 posted on 11/10/2013 12:25:34 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Gene Eric

Yeap! They had a big spread in their April 2012 magazine with plenty of pictures of Dingy and Chris Cox and Wayne LaPierre. They didn’t endorse him, but they didn’t have to after the the article.


36 posted on 11/10/2013 12:30:51 PM PST by chickenlips (Karl Rove: The Donut Whisperer)
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To: PeteB570
All incumbents, D or R, with a solid voting record gets their nod over challengers.

Doesn't work, though. although they're morons in pretty much every other way, Congressional "leaders" aren't political morons. When they have some new piece of tyranny up for vote, they know how many votes they need and who's up for reelection, particularly in close districts, and will let vulnerable members cast useless pro-freedom votes to bolster their records. Something has to be done to correct for that. You could count only pro-liberty votes when the pro-liberty forces won, but then you might end up punishing someone who voted the right way for the right reasons in a losing battle. Not sure what to do, but I know that you can't totally go by voting records.

37 posted on 11/10/2013 12:30:52 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Baum Threat
I guess I can let that NRA membership expire too.

Mine has just cane up for renewal but I guess I'll not be renewing this year after all as I don't see my dues being spent very wisely with this endorsement.

38 posted on 11/10/2013 12:37:24 PM PST by Ron H.
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To: Doc Savage
NRA = STUPID???????????????????????....


39 posted on 11/10/2013 12:47:51 PM PST by Ron H.
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To: dontreadthis

Boy it is really getting ugly out there.


40 posted on 11/10/2013 12:54:03 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Baum Threat

Consider Gun Owners of America (GOA).


41 posted on 11/10/2013 2:08:07 PM PST by Old Yeller (Obama: A dark spot in this country's history.)
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To: concerned about politics

This holds true for all one-issue voters - such as those who think abortion is the main issue in any election. These dumbed-down voters need to realize that no president or governor can overturn Roe vs. Wade. Yet, the stupids of society just don’t get it.


42 posted on 11/10/2013 3:21:41 PM PST by Catsrus (A)
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To: Baum Threat
I guess I can let that NRA membership expire too.

Let expire, hell. I'm going to telephone them tomorrow and cancel my membership.

Just as I telephoned "Guns and Ammo" on Saturday and cancelled my subscription.

43 posted on 11/10/2013 4:21:25 PM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about its implications.)
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To: Gene Eric
Didn’t it “play big” for Reid too?

Yes they did. What good is the right to bear arms if they support people who are trying to destroy the WHOLE Constitution, but pay lip service to the 2nd Amendment???

44 posted on 11/10/2013 7:56:53 PM PST by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: PeteB570; DungeonMaster
The NRA is a one issue organization. They only care about the individual’s voting record. All incumbents, D or R, with a solid voting record gets their nod over challengers. They are not a Tea Party PAC.

EXACTLY.

Anyone who doesn't get that, or can't live with it, might look for some other organization to support. But, when it comes to the Second Amendment, no other has the size and might of the NRA.

Meanwhile, we NRA members can (1) lend our personal support to superior primary candidates, and (2) notify the NRA we're doing so, and why.

45 posted on 11/11/2013 8:54:52 AM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson, 1824)
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46 posted on 11/11/2013 11:16:08 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: dontreadthis

Switch to Gun Owners of America. Larry Pratt and his crew are SERIOUS HARDCORE for the ENTIRE CONSTITUTION, not JUST the vital 2nd Amendment.

Consider that if McConnell and his equally spineless clones in Washington continue to destroy what’s left of the Constitution, we’ll almost certainly HAVE TO DEPLOY THOSE WEAPONS!!!

Begs the question: Wouldn’t it be far better to save the Constitution by electing men who have at least READ the document and understand it and avert the “trouble”??


47 posted on 11/11/2013 11:52:57 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Ping!


48 posted on 11/11/2013 12:16:19 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: newgeezer
EXACTLY.

Anyone who doesn't get that, or can't live with it, might look for some other organization to support. But, when it comes to the Second Amendment, no other has the size and might of the NRA.

Meanwhile, we NRA members can (1) lend our personal support to superior primary candidates, and (2) notify the NRA we're doing so, and why.

That makes perfect sense. Why would we want anything else from them?

49 posted on 11/11/2013 2:26:54 PM PST by DungeonMaster
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To: dontreadthis

I thought this dirty #**$%#+-%% had a primary fight!!!


50 posted on 11/11/2013 3:38:56 PM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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