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NRA endorses McConnell in Ky.
The Hill ^ | 4/12/2014 | Rachel Huggins

Posted on 04/12/2014 9:10:22 AM PDT by Nextrush

The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund announced Saturday it has endorsed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) for re-election in the May 20 Kentucky primary.

"Mitch McConnell is a true champion of our Second Amendment rights, leading the fight against President Obama, Harry Reid and Michael Bloomberg's anti-freedom agenda," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund.....

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: banglist; gunrights; harryreid; kentucky; mattbevin; mitchmcconnell; secondamendment
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When he voted for cloture on raising our nations debt ceiling (credit card balance), McConnell voted to keep us on the pathway to financial ruin.

The NRA is part of the business as usual political machine in Washington, what more can I say.

They say McConnell is fighting Harry Reid but hasn't the NRA endorsed or given Reid high ratings in the past????

I am sending a contribution to Matt Bevin, that's one thing for sure.

1 posted on 04/12/2014 9:10:22 AM PDT by Nextrush
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To: Nextrush

GOA all the way. No compromise!

https://gunowners.org/


3 posted on 04/12/2014 9:12:04 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: Nextrush

Too bad for the liberal declared-pro-RINO4Obama NRA.

There is more than the 2nd Amendment.


4 posted on 04/12/2014 9:12:25 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Nextrush
Grover Norquist (Board Member)
5 posted on 04/12/2014 9:13:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Nextrush

To be fair to the NRA, they try to stick exclusively to gun issues and favor incumbents otherwise.

Bevin would be better but that’s on issues different than the narrow NRA view.


6 posted on 04/12/2014 9:14:00 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Nextrush

This story is days old. Really, the NRA didn’t have much choice since Bevin self-destructed over cockfighting. Money sent to Bevin is now the equivalent of tossing it onto a bonfire.


7 posted on 04/12/2014 9:15:19 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Nextrush

I belong to the NRA, but I give my money to GOA.


8 posted on 04/12/2014 9:18:06 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: Nextrush

Always thought about joining GOA. Today I did it.

You’re dead to me NRA. I should have left when I found out Grover al-Norquist was a board member.


9 posted on 04/12/2014 9:18:10 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (The greatest trick the Soviets ever pulled was convincing the world they didn't exist.)
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To: Nextrush

They are also endorsing the DemocRat/Rino Thad “enough” Cochran in Miss.


10 posted on 04/12/2014 9:18:25 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Nextrush

This makes perfect sense if you’re a rabid one-issue voter.


11 posted on 04/12/2014 9:18:47 AM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: Nextrush
If you can't solve the problem, there's money to be had prolonging it.

- The NRA

Now, where's all the NRA types with their free hats, stickers, duffel bags and their "but, but, but" arguments that ignore the NRA assisted in writing the 'gun free school zone' nonsense, the "assault weapon" bans of the 90s, or that it was the NRA that wrote the first federal gun control legislation, and were responsible for the automatic weapons laws?

"But they're different now." Really?

And yes, the NRA has given Reid A+ ratings in the past.

12 posted on 04/12/2014 9:20:17 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (Why are cops ROE more lenient against us, here in the US, than U.S. military's ROE's in a war zone?)
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To: Nextrush

With a 40 point lead, this endorsement isn’t going to be a factor, McConnell will defeat Bevin handily regardless.


13 posted on 04/12/2014 9:22:41 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Red_Devil 232

The NRA supports inside the beltway business as usual politicians just like the folks at the “National Right To Life Committee” do.

95 PERCENT OF ELECTED REPUBLICANS EITHER FAKE CONSERVATISM OR REPUDIATE IT AND MANY OF THE PHONIES RUN WITH NRA ENDORSMENT LIKE SOME SENATOR FROM MY STATE NAMED TOOMEY WHO WENT ON TO INTRODUCE AND VOTE FOR ANTI-SECOND AMENDMENT LEGISLATION BACKED BY SCHUMER AND BLOOMBERG.


14 posted on 04/12/2014 9:23:28 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Another not-ready-for-prime-time candidate. Please, please, please get educated FReepers:

http://www.leadershipinstitute.org/training/

Much of it can be had online, but go to a session, connect and get your game ready.


15 posted on 04/12/2014 9:28:07 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Bogey78O

They need to stick to just 2nd Amendment without the incumbent bias. If both candidates are equal,stay out of it. Pro life groups do the same thing.


16 posted on 04/12/2014 9:31:51 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: 1010RD

I attended one of their seminars, and get regular emails from them. They’re a good outfit.


17 posted on 04/12/2014 9:35:38 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: 1010RD

Attending a pro-cockfighting rally has to be the stupidest stunt I’ve seen pulled by any candidate in my past half-century of watching politics.


18 posted on 04/12/2014 9:37:53 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty

OMG, cockfighting....hang him! Cause like that is worse than a big govt Republican declaring war on Conservatives. So let’s re-elect Mcconnell the man who votes for massive spending.


19 posted on 04/12/2014 9:39:31 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: RginTN

The two big parties act as one in Washington with Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Boehner, Ryan and McConnell all signing off on new taxes, more spending beyond means and a higher national debt.

The business as usual guys like Mitch McConnell must go.


20 posted on 04/12/2014 9:44:57 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: RginTN

OK, I get it. You don’t understand what poison cockfighting is to people. Throw your money away in Bevin, I don’t give a rat’s patootie. Bevin guaranteed a loss by at least 25 points with that idiotic stunt.

Get mad at me all you want, heck I don’t even care if you call me names, but what I said is a fact. Bevin has allowed himself to be aligned with cockfighting, and that is beyond stupid.


21 posted on 04/12/2014 9:51:51 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Red_Devil 232

I believe Senator McDaniels voting record on firearms is better than Senator Cochran’s. Senator Cochran voted for joe biden’s massive gun control bill in 1991.


22 posted on 04/12/2014 9:52:46 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Nextrush

One more reason I cancelled my NRA membership and joined GOA.


23 posted on 04/12/2014 9:56:07 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: Nextrush

How convenient! My NRA membership expires this month. I guess they have made my mind up about renewal for me.


24 posted on 04/12/2014 10:02:48 AM PDT by parthian shot
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To: Cyber Liberty

Voting for massive spending is “poison”. Seeking votes from every voter is nothing new.

Decision....cockfighting or big govt Republican...what will affect the country most!


25 posted on 04/12/2014 10:04:35 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: Nextrush

Well of COURSE they did. They are just part of the big GOPe machine. Anyone shocked? I sure hope not.


26 posted on 04/12/2014 10:07:25 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: RginTN

You’re a blooming idiot if you think “big spending” is more poisonous to voters than cockfighting.


27 posted on 04/12/2014 10:18:23 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Nextrush
1. Bevin is not going to win, so it's a smart move on the NRA's part. Going against the GOP Senate leader, only for him to inevitably win, would be foolish. He'd probably tell NRA lobbyists to get lost after that. 2. Not one sitting U.S. House or U.S. Senate Republican has endorsed Bevin. Not one. Including "brave" favorites like Paul, Cruz and Lee.
28 posted on 04/12/2014 10:30:18 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: Cyber Liberty

They’re the best training opportunity most conservatives will ever get. Parents should send every kid to at least one training and if you’re thinking about college you absolutely must attend.


29 posted on 04/12/2014 10:33:30 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Nextrush; All
... The NRA is part of the business as usual political machine in Washington, what more can I say.

So the NRA is either clueless or apathetic about Congress's constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers. Is that the reality?

30 posted on 04/12/2014 10:33:36 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Nextrush
This is why the NRA can kiss my big white butt. They also endorsed that linguini-spined RINO Mike Simpson in ID-2. My membership dollars go to the GOA, and I will find another worthy group, like the JPFO or SAF to get the money I used to send to the NRA.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

31 posted on 04/12/2014 10:35:02 AM PDT by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: Nextrush

Follow da money.

Sad.


32 posted on 04/12/2014 10:35:52 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Diogenesis
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You're absolutely right ...

The NRA wanted me to renew my membership ... NOT NOW !!!


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33 posted on 04/12/2014 10:40:39 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: RginTN

The cause of fiscal conservatism does not need to be represented by people who attend cockfighting rallies, release ads saying “I’m not a witch”, etc. That does not further the credibility of the movement.

Your comments are not a refutation of how he will be made out to be a clown for his behavior and only furthers the stereotype that the tea party is full of “kooks” that the media will run with. They can do a good enough job making stuff up that isn’t true - we don’t need to provide them with concrete proof to elevate it all the more.

His conduct has also destroyed his viability to run for other offices in the future, which is really a shame.


34 posted on 04/12/2014 10:43:51 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Nextrush
"The NRA is part of the business as usual political machine in Washington..."

The NRA will always support the pro-gun incumbent.
They don't care about the debt, homosexual marriage, abortion, homeschool issues, etc.
Their ONLY focus is gun rights.
That's how they stay powerful and relevant - you don't have to like it, it just is.

35 posted on 04/12/2014 11:29:20 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: rktman

You betcha! GOA is a far better group than the NRA.


36 posted on 04/12/2014 11:35:18 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I must agree with you. Any sort of animal fighting is anathema to most people. Count me among them. It’s barbaric and shows a lack of human decency.


37 posted on 04/12/2014 11:36:57 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Nextrush

The NRA looks at one thing only; gun rights. This has led to them endorsing some candidates that have been bad on all other issues.


38 posted on 04/12/2014 11:40:44 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: upchuck
This makes perfect sense if you’re a rabid one-issue voter.

Exactly. I cringe every election seeing some the clowns that receive NRA endorsement.

39 posted on 04/12/2014 11:40:44 AM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: Cyber Liberty

So for Kentucky voters cockfighting is more “poisonous” than a big spending Republican...that’s idiocy.


40 posted on 04/12/2014 11:54:17 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: Pining_4_TX

One does not need to be a PeTA wacko to feel that way. Animal fighting is cruel and useless.


41 posted on 04/12/2014 11:55:55 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Republican Wildcat

His conduct has also destroyed his viability to run for other offices in the future, which is really a shame.


Well don’t whine when Mcconnell starts his jihad against Conservatives in the senate, votes for leftist Obama nominees and supports Reid’s spending.


42 posted on 04/12/2014 11:59:00 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: Cyber Liberty
Bevin has allowed himself to be aligned with cockfighting, and that is beyond stupid.

If only he had aligned with Planned Parenthood and Log Cabin Republicans, but cockfighting killing those poor chickens, Oh the Humanity.......

43 posted on 04/12/2014 12:42:45 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: itsahoot

It was stupid, and self-destructed his already struggling come-from-behind campaign. Any donations to him now are a waste of money, and if folks with more money than brains want to burn their money anyway, they are free to do so.


44 posted on 04/12/2014 12:46:30 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Pining_4_TX
It’s barbaric and shows a lack of human decency.

You want barbaric, go visit a planned parenthood clinic.

We slaughter millions of chickens every day, but you only see them in a shrink wrapped package or precooked by your local grocery.

45 posted on 04/12/2014 12:48:00 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: itsahoot

Slaughtering chickens humanely for food is one thing, fighting them against each other with razor-sharp spurs is quite another. I really hope you can see the difference.


46 posted on 04/12/2014 12:52:32 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Gaffer
I'm so glad I stopped giving to the NRA. I dropped them months ago. Their decision to back McConnell just shows that my decision to do so was right on the money.

The NRA gets nothing more from me.

47 posted on 04/12/2014 1:19:25 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: Nextrush

To those that have seen the NRA do this time and again, meanwhile sending all of its members special separate legislative fundraising beggings, I say this.

The NRA membershiop needs to get up and scream at the executive levels of the organization.


48 posted on 04/12/2014 1:37:01 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Cyber Liberty
Dead chicken either way. The common way to slaughter a chicken when we raised our own was to grab the chicken by the head and twirl the head off. The chicken then flapped around the yard until it bled out.

Today we just use a suction tool and suck babies out of a womb in pieces, when you get as upset about that, then maybe we can have a conversation.

49 posted on 04/12/2014 1:56:57 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
if folks with more money than brains want to burn their money anyway, they are free to do so.

Well thank you, thank you very much.

50 posted on 04/12/2014 1:58:00 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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