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  •  Which is why WE must act: Bloomberg is right.... (19+ / 0-)
    "These people want to get re-elected," says Bloomberg of Congress. "If they think the public wants gun control, they'll do it. If they think the NRA is more powerful than the public, they'll follow the NRA. We've got to convince them that the NRA is not that powerful."
    If we fail to contact our legislators---both local & federal; the WE have let the NRA win.

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    •  Sadly, I think he underestimates (0+ / 0-)

      just how crazy some of them, especially the baggers, are. Perhaps someone should arrange a luncheon for him with Michelle Bachmann and a few other well-chosen congress critters, so he can get an idea of just how thoroughly out of touch they are with reality.

      After he leaves office, he's going to be pouring many millions of dollars into gun safety and control. This could have a real impact on them, since I think money is all that some of the less crazy ones understand.

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 04:04:02 PM PST

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      •  The 'baggers are a small minority. Being more (2+ / 0-)
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        crazy doesn't make them more powerful.

        "I have often seen people uncivil by too much civility, and tiresome in their courtesy." Michel de Montaigne

        by JesseCW on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 03:03:31 AM PST

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        •  Tell that to Boehner. (0+ / 0-)

          I agree that their power has waned, but there are still sufficient numbers of them in the House to gum up the works on most any issue they choose.

          "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

          by sidnora on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 05:40:08 AM PST

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