Skip to comments.Michelle Nunnís Gun Problem
Posted on 03/15/2014 10:07:40 AM PDT by Kaslin
Michelle Nunns got a gun problem.
The Democratic Senate hopeful in Georgia, one half of the That 70s Show ticket looking to bring the party back to prominence in the state, seems to have a problem telling voters where shes at on the Second Amendment.
In a weekend interview, she voiced opposition to recently passed Georgia legislation loosening restrictions on carrying firearms in the state, which passed by an overwhelming margin. That in and of itself is unlikely to win any of the rural conservative votes needed to pull off an upset.
Then things got dodgy.
When asked if she supported the idea of cutting ammo clip sizes from 15 to 10 rounds, she said I think there are a lot of different conversations around that, and I think its a little arbitrary how we define that, and so its not something that Im focused on right now.
If youre scratching your head, youre not the first one.
How in the name of common-sense is cutting ammo clip size defined arbitrarily? Its a yes or no question, Nunn just cant afford for Georgia voters to know where she stands on the issue.
Bad as it is, that answer came after she was pressed on the topic. Her initial response said even less.
That the issue is the Second Amendment is even more troubling given the forces powering her campaign.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg maxed out to Nunns campaign in the final fundraising quarter of 2013, this coming in the same year in which he called on donors to quit contributing to Democrats who oppose his pro-gun control agenda.
That led onlookers to speculate hes got his eyes on some reciprocity if she emerges victorious.
Such musings and evasions are hardly welcome for a campaign already dependent on lightening in a bottle for an upset in November.
Its hardly surprising, though, when you consider the national forces that are doling out donations and resources to support Nunns effort to net a vote for Harry Reid as Majority Leader.
Bloomberg, Warren Buffett, Howard Dean, and Hanoi Jane Fonda have all contributed since the launch of her bid in July. The majority leader himself teased her announcement by citing how necessary a Peach State victory is for both himself and the Obama administration to accomplish their agenda in coming years.
Given this week's NBC/WSJ poll, in which 48 percent of respondents said they were unlikely to vote for a "strong Obama supporter," those comments feed into Republican arguments against her.
One of Nunns first endorsers was pro-choice EMILYs List, which her campaign made a point of declining to comment on publicly. Unfortunately for them, they were caught running Facebook ads touting their backing and calling for support so she can keep fighting for the issues that matter to women and families.
All of which reads more like a rap sheet than Democratic revival in a state like Georgia, which hasnt elected a Democrat to statewide office in eight years, with the last senator being in 1996.
The only polls that have shown Nunn competitive with the crowded slate of Republicans vying for a shot have been conducted by Public Policy Polling, usually commissioned by proudly progressive outfit Better Georgia, and often shown as deeply misconstruing the makeup of Georgias electorate.
Just this week a survey generated national headlines for showing her tied or leading a handful of would-be rivals (though it couldnt be bothered to include all major comers). When broken down by party, the polls electoral makeup simply said around half generally vote in Republican primaries, whatever that means.
In other words were dealing with gamed polls to fit a narrative, not accurately reflect the current political winds of a state.
Much like digital ads touting a pro-choice groups support says something on that issue, donations from the likes Bloomberg and the others serve as tell for Nunns feelings on the 2nd Amendment, among other issues.
We just arent likely to hear her talk about them from now until November.
Secret editorial guidance has, for a decade or more, been to show Republicans with their mouths open and Democrats with their mouth’s closed. (I read a study on this while Bush 2 was president and in the hundreds of examples the practice was obvious and widespread.)Given that, this is an astonishingly unflattering photo.
What is meant by “that 70’s show ticket”?
She’s a Democrat. She will support abortions, higher taxes, and gun control. On that you can depend. And, she knows what’s best for you.
I’d say it looks just like her.
Allow me to be the first. They are called 'magazines'. Not clips.
Says it all. Elections by artificial narrative.
And, don't tell me, but I am guessing that there is a libertarian candidate in this race, right?
“... if she supported the idea of cutting ammo clip sizes from 15 to 10 rounds ...”
The state of Georgia has no restriction on “magazine clip ammo bullet” capacity.
I did a search on her. Her pics don't get any better.
“Id say it looks just like her.”
Almost every MSM photo of Hillary looks as though it’s had the glamor Photoshop treatment. If you see her live it almost appears she’s a different person from the “candid” magazine shots. This photo would have been improved if they’d at least used one with her mouth closed.
“I did a search on her. Her pics don’t get any better. “
I suppose that’s good. It’s less likely she’ll set any legs to tingling.
She’s with the demonic party ... therefor, she wants to take guns from citizens and impose tyranny.
That’s what the demonic party is all about.
that 70s show ticket...
The heirs to defunct Georgia democrat politicians, Sam Nunn and Jimmy Carter,
running only on their name recognition with no substance.
Mr. Griswald walked up to the wagon and introduced himself. I introduced myself, as well as Mark and Billy Davis, Marks friend. These children are twelve minutes late for class. Mr. Griswald looked at his pocket watch to enforce his statement. I tried to explain how a Western school operated. Many families didnt have time pieces, so the children had to judge their pace by the bell. Theyll be no bell for my classroom. Punctuality is the responsible of the individual. His expression was firm.
I see, I stated. But I wasnt so sure he saw. Well fellas, you better hustle! I gave Mark a pat on the back and helped him down off the wagon. Then I helped Billy down. He accidently hit my rifle and it fell off the wagon. Billy immediately apologized for his clumsiness.
Naturally, my boy Mark bent over to pick it up and hand it to me. Dont touch that! Mr. Griswald suddenly shouted.
Marks hand froze. But its not- he started as he once again bent to pick it up.
I said dont touch it! Mr. Griswald ordered gruffly.
I stared at Mr. Griswald, not quite believing that he was talking to my son like that especially when I was still standing right there! I didnt much appreciate it either. But its not good for a gun to stay in the dirt, Mark tried to explain calmly.
But Mr. Griswald was anything but calm! He was acting like Mark had just threatened to burn the school down or something! Take your places in the schoolroom immediately! he ordered Mark and Billy.
Hello? Didnt he see me, the father, sitting right there in the wagon? Didnt he think I was capable of disciplining my own child? But Mark said nothing. He nodded, gave me one last look, then hurried into the classroom.
Mr. Griswald bent over and picked up my rifle. He held it out to me and asked, Is this gun loaded, Mr. McCain?
Now I ask, what good is an unloaded gun? Certainly, I answered as I took my gun from him and sat it securely on my lap.
In the name of sanity, how can you place a loaded weapon within easy reach of children?
I remained calm knowing he was from back east and not used to the western cultures way of life. Your points well taken, Mr. Griswald, I stated. But it cant go off without being cocked. And the reason its loaded is because a rifles a necessary safeguard in open country. I tried educating him on some facts about the West.
Safeguard? Carelessness is inexcusable anywhere! Mr. Griswald stated.
I just explained- I started, but he wouldnt let me finish Mr. high and mighty thought he was so much wiser then me. He ordered yes, ordered me not to bring a firearm to the school again.
I stared at his retreating figure as he walked into the schoolhouse. Boy, did I feel sorry for those kids right now!
Unless they are cankles!
They are MAGAZINES.
As far as Michelle Nunn goes, her dad voted anti Second Amendment.
I wouldn't expect anything less from daughter.
Homely woman = Democrat...rarely fails.
Sam Nunn was worse.
Hmmmmmmmm. A Democratic Southern Senator from back in the day. Wonder what sort of atmosphere Michelle was raised in regarding "the darkies"?
We do know that her dad is a member of Augusta National, which only allowed in a "darkie" in 1990, and only allowed women in 2012.
I can guess there's major amounts of hypocrisy floating around behind closed doors there...
Looks like she belongs in a corn fiend to protect the crops.
Michelle Nunn has a better chance of getting killed in a drone strike than getting elected to GA’s senate seat. It will be a Republican, hopefully Paul Broun.
I remember that conversation.
They’re running the grandson of Jimmy Carter and the son of Sam Nunn in an attempt to bring back the Democrats’ success in Georgia during the 1970s (when Jimmy Carter and Sam Nunn were political gold in the state).
Is this person a relative of Sam Nunn?
Apparently his daughter. Politics is all about dynasties, it seems. Once you have the contacts they become mutually supportive and multi-generational. We’re fortunate the Kennedys are out of the picture.
I was just thinking that knowing the fate of Sam’s daughter probably will extend past November 4, 2014; that race will go well into Wednesday PM before she can be declared a winner. So, I would expect CBS to “not call” this race until the early morning hours of November 5, and even then they won’t be sure. Has GA ever defeated a Nunn; I am not sure but don’t think so.
GA voters are too uninformed to know who is and who isn’t for the Second Amendment. Many don’t know what the Second Amendment is.
Webb Hubbell sure got around.
She ain’t nuthin’ but a pencil neck geek.
Yeh for all you fellow Georgians who wax nostalgic about Sam Nunn. He was just another democrat.
Bill Clinton, Sam Nunn, Louise Slaughter, Jimmy Carter, Bob Graham, Lindsay Graham, Lloyd Doggett.
Broun is probably the only Republican that could lose.
I don’t think flattering photos of her exist.
MIchelle Nunn ain’t daddy. Don’t let the Dem hype get to you.
My comment has nothing to do any supposed electoral strength possessed by Nunn (I share your low opinion of her) but rather Broun’s weakness. Creationists in their late 60’s are not good candidates.
This is the year for electing right wing rads. Moderates just won’t do. They never change anythng. Go vote for Jack Kingston or Phil Gingrey. Both of them will go for amnesty. What do you think they will do? Compromise, compromise, compromise. It will be Saxby and Johnny lite.
Personally I don’t share your opinion that Broun is weak. I think he will win the senate seat.
Creationism is a wedge issue for rational people. His association with Ron Paul wing of the party is also a negative.
I favor Karen Handel over Gingrey and Kingston. Should could use some fundraising help by the looks of it.
Karen Handel is my 2nd choice after Broun. I am thinking yu are not from GA. The rural vote here will not be all that upset about the creationism thing. Don’t let the media smears get to you. Its pretty bogus. I could care less about it and a lot of others won’t care either.
Go to Time magazine and read the weak barforama rah rah article about Michelle Nunn. Its laughable. I just read it at the doctor’s office this afternoon. Its a joke.
Even if Broun cleaned up with the rural vote, he could still lose by underperforming in the Atlanta suburbs because he’s an outspoken creationist (not to mention a fellow traveler of the Paulbots). If he can’t get 55%+ in counties like Cobb and Gwinnett, or over 70% in the suburbs north of Atlanta, the Spawn of Nunn will beat him. While I don’t think that Broun would be an underdog against Nunn—it still is a midterm election in GA in a bad environment for Democrats—I definitely can see Nunn beating Broun, while I don’t think that any of the other Republican candidates would be in any danger of losing to Nunn.
My preferences are Handel, Gingrey and Kingston, in that order.
“Webb Hubbell sure got around.”
Last time a saw a mouth like that, it was hanging from a fish hook.
In that picture, the Spawn of Nunn looks like a cross between Webb Hubbell and Kimmy Gibbler.
Have you ever heard Bob Saget’s (profane) song “Danny Tanner was not gay”? Hilarious. Kimmy Gibler is referenced in the best line.
Gingrey and Kingston are just Saxby and Johnny. They will run up to DC and vote for amnesty in a heartbeat. They will be Mitch’s beaches.
Whatever. Phil Gingrey is as conservative a congressman as GA has ever seen. As for Kingston, yeah, he probably would vote like Chambliss (although he isn’t pro-abortion like Isakson), but at least he wouldn’t have like a 50% chance of letting the 100% liberal Large-Mouth-Bass Nunn get elected to a six-year Senate term, as would be the case if Broun won the primary run-off.
“...Nunn just cant afford for Georgia voters to know where she stands on the issue. ...”
Then Georgia voters can’t afford to take the chance on her.
“...Bloomberg, Warren Buffett, Howard Dean, and Hanoi Jane Fonda have all contributed since the launch of her bid in July. ...”
With THAT line up of leftard douchebags, she’s pretty much a giant neon “DO NOT PASS GO” sign” to gunnies.
Well in all honesty it would be hard to elect any republican that is worse than Chambliss or Isaakson. I just don’t want to get someody who runs up to DC and the next thing you know they are licking Mitch’s shoes.
Gingrey screwed the pooch with me trying figure out whether its rape or rape rape. Crikes! And people are fuming about Paul Broun’s comments on creationism.