Skip to comments.The Chamber Of Commerce, National Right To Life, & The NRA Are Waging War On Conservatives
Posted on 06/06/2014 6:17:07 PM PDT by House Atreides
"...Its past time true conservatives reject these organizations. Stop sending them money, burn your memberships cards, and join organizations that actually represent your values. instead of supporting the Chamber of Commerce, support the Club for Growth. Instead of supporting National Right to Life, support the National Pro-Life Alliance. Instead of suporting the NRA, support Gun Owners of America and the National Association for Gun Rights. These are uncompromising organizations with plans for action...."
(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...
Here are links for the organizations mentioned in the extract:
Gun Owners of America
Agreed on that one.
More surprising to many conservatives are the endorsements by National Right to Life. NRTL has endorsed Lindsey Graham, Thad Cochran, Mitch McConnell, Pat Roberts and Thom Tillis for Senate in 2014. All of these endorsements are primary endorsements, and these are the only candidates NRTL has endorsed for Senate. In the North Carolina Senate primary, Tillis, who supports abortion exceptions, was opposed by two staunchly pro-life candidates... NRTL has been taking an moderate stance for a while now, opposing Rep. Justin Amashs amendment to defund all abortion providers, and kicking out Georgia Right to Life from the national network for being 100% pro-life.
This is from the Club for Growth website:
Does the Club for Growth PAC look at social issues when considering a candidate endorsement?
No, our focus is only on economic issues. A candidates stance on social issues does not impact the Clubs PACs decision in whether or not to make an endorsement.
As a conservative Kansan, I am inundated with junk mail from the Milton Wolf campaign. Milton Wolf is in my cross hairs because he is using the typical democrat techniques for eliminating his opponent in the primary instead of fighting using political arguments regarding why he would be the better candidate. The author of your article “goldwater conservative” supports him AND his techniques.
So, until I can fully investigate his claims, I choose to ignore him for now.
I can understand the Chamber of Communists. But the other groups? Give me a break.
Yes they are. Do not vote for the chamber’s puppets
You might find a few more followers if you quit speaking in code.
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In Mississippi, Thad Cochrans commercial begins he is supported by the NRA and national right to life. That are clearly organizations that latch onto incumbents
Not buying the argument about NRA and they litigate quite a bit on our behalf, winning often.
The NRA has clout because they base their endorsements on records. It Cochran has voted right, they’ll support him, not desert him just because someone else comes along who “says” they’ll vote the right way.
They’ll do the same for a Democrat who consistently votes the NRA positions.
This is why, when Congress and the Presidency were in solid Democrat hands, the NRA positions continued to prevail. Every Democrat receiving NRA endorsements knew that those endorsements would end the day they caved.
The result: Advancing gun rights nationwide, even with this bozo as President and with the Senate more than willing to go along with him.
That's exactly how PACs and other political organizations work. In some cases they may even have their mandate written into the organization's bylaws. Supporting candidates based on the issue or issues that are important to an organization -- regardless of a candidate's party affiliation -- actually gives the organization a lot of credibility among its supporters.
Interestingly, a PAC or lobbying group that engages in partisan politics at the expense of everything else is often very destructive to its own mission and ends up selling out its own members. Look at organized labor as a perfect case in point. Labor unions have so completely sold out to Democrat/Marxist policies that they're hell-bent on supporting many issues that undermine their own members. The support of the AFL-CIO for leftist issues like abortion (which destroys future customers and members) and immigration/amnesty (which undermines labor unions) are perfect examples of this.
P.S. That’s also why the NRA is recognized as the single most effective lobbying group in Washington.
Why do conservatives go through this every election?
They spend more time trying to kill each other than fighting against the left.
“More stupid division-making....”
Sorry to see that you think that those of us who, for example, CHOOSE to be members of the Gun Owners of America instead of the National Rifle Association are stupid and devisive. It’s, at least for a while longer, still a relatively free country so you can feel and do as you wish regarding membership and/or support of various organizations. And I, and those who have come to the same conclusions I have come to, are equally free to believe and do as we CHOOSE.
I’ve lived in districts (e.g., google Wayne Gilchrest) where the NRA supported one of THE most liberal members of Congress against a conservative challenger—simply because he was an incumbent. That is apparently the NRA’s strategy—and it was that particularly election which caused me to not renew my NRA membership and to cease supporting their election fund raising efforts. I’ve moved on to an organization that is more consistently conservative.
Senator Cochran voted against “assault weapons” in 1991, this was apparently ignored by the NRA in his endorsement over State Senator Chris McDaniel who has 100% pro gun voting record as well as helping push and sponsoring pro gun legislation. Pro-gun should not be the only criteria for an endorsement anyway, many of these guys pro-gun votes are the only Conservative votes they cast and their other votes are leading us down a path to where their pro-gun votes won’t be needed anymore.
These are the people who do not want to see conservatives coalesce around a single presidential candidate because each candidate has some flaws.
These are the people who keep telling us how bad all these groups are while ignoring all the progress those groups helped create.
The Chamber of Commerce does a lot of good. It also supports amnesty. I see their flaws clearly.
The NRA does an incredible amount of good, but sometimes uses flawed reasoning to endorse a candidate. I see their flaws clearly.
I would much rather have a team that is pulling in the same direction with flaws I know than nobody at my side who is flawless.
I sometimes think these people are liberal agents meant to keep us divided.
I am pretty sure that some of the people you are talking about are Soros trolls. The deciding factor is when they say they will vote for the Democrat because the Republican is not as conservative as they want them to be.
On the other hand, some Freepers seem to have forgotten about Ronald Reagan and how he changed America and the world for the better. We are now seeing the second Carter administration that Reagan had previously prevented by creating a big tent. Actually, the second Obama administration is worse than Carter, if that’s possible.
I doubt very much that the NRA was unaware of, or ignored, Cochran’s vote (23 years ago) but I’m sure they weighed that vote against his voting record before and after that vote.
McDaniel might be even better on guns but if the NRA switches candidates and McDaniel doesn’t win the primary run-off, all the NRA will have accomplished is pissing off Cochran, who will still be in office, don’t forget. What’s the good of that? McDaniel will get the NRA endorsement if he wins the run-off and is likely to be grateful for that, not resentful.
You’re right about “their other votes leading us down a path to where their pro-gun votes won’t be needed anymore”, but most of those guys are Democrats from rural areas that the NRA has kept on the reservation by endorsing them so long as they continue to support their hunter/gunowner constituents, and so long as it’s unlikely that a GOP challenger will unseat them.
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