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  •  It's smart politics in the Northeast & West Coast (0+ / 0-)

    Not as much in the South and Mountain West.  

    "I'm a progressive man and I like progressive people" Peter Tosh

    by Texas Lefty on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 08:44:38 AM PDT

    •  The polls say otherwise. Universal background (0+ / 0-)

      checks have overwhelming support in every single state in the country.  They are even supported by 72% of NRA members!  The ads against the senators will pretty much write themselves, and as they campaign in the next 2 or 4 years, they will have to defend over and over again a very bad, self-serving vote that was opposed to the interests of their constituents.

      •  Support for background checks does not equate to (1+ / 0-)
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        supporting a particular piece of legislation.

        I support background checks for buying guns.  I did not support that bill.

      •  What are you smoking? (0+ / 0-)

        You probably need to provide some evidence those wild-assed assertions of yours: "background checks have overwhelming support in every single state in the country.  They are even supported by 72% of NRA members!"

        You're so far off the mark, you're not even wrong. Mayor Bloomberg paid for a poll (the 90% one) from Douglas E. Schoen LLC, his website introduction below:

        "Based in New York City, Schoen Consulting is a globally recognized strategic polling and consulting firm known for conducting high-level research, developing winning messaging, strategies and tactics, and providing sound planning advice for our numerous corporate and political clients and campaigns in the United States and abroad. His political clients include New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg..."

        Yeah. Yep. You bet. This guy's polls are so valid. It's not like he's being paid to shape a message or nothing. LOL.

        This is worse than the Romney campaign--the self delusion. The President's gun control message was DOA the instant it came out of his mouth. The Democratic Party will be shredded at the polls in 2014 in rural states, and some of you will still be clinging to a bought and paid for poll crying, "What happened?"

      •  I'm for background checks (0+ / 0-)

        I was referring to other areas in gun regulation like assault type weapon bans and mag limits.  

        "I'm a progressive man and I like progressive people" Peter Tosh

        by Texas Lefty on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 03:37:18 PM PDT

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