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  •  it's only a wasted opportunity (4+ / 0-)

    if we don't avail ourselves of it.

    what lies at the nexus of gun violence?  poverty, education, mental health and guns.

    the NRA will only get their knickers all atwist over guns.  if we push anti-poverty stimulus, increased education funding and expanded mental health coverage as the antidote to gun violence, it gives the GOP a real sophie's choice.

    they can't do nothing and they're not about to piss off the NRA; hell, half of them are crazy enough to agree that what we need is guns in every school.  

    so we use this golden opportunity to push liberal policies we all love and want. because it's one thing to obstruct for the sake of obstructing; it's another entirely to obstruct remedies to gun violence in the current climate.  and at least the NRA wouldn't give a fuck, since their precious isn't being targeted.  who knows...they might be so relieved at that, they climb on board to save face!

    Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

    by Cedwyn on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 10:15:25 AM PST

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    •  Actually, the NRA would oppose pretty (1+ / 0-)
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      much any policy that would promote peace and prosperity for people.

      Chaos drives sales for them and if you didn't see that in this press conference, go back and watch it again.

      Paranoia, fear and threats of danger all help to increase their sales numbers.

      That is why the NRA in its current iteration with its current leadership should not be allowed a seat at the table.

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