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  •  NRA = Votes (1+ / 0-)
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    The gun nuts represent an important political constituency for the Republican party, so we can expect the GOP to fight tooth and nail against any form of gun restrictions.  The party is essentially a cobbled-together patchwork of gun crazies, abortion fanatics, low-tax enthusiasts, and racists.  They can't afford to lose any one of those constituencies, because that would render them politically disadvantaged.

    How can we have a third party when we don't even have a second party?

    by Eagleye on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 10:16:59 AM PST

    •  Rachel Maddow had her lead piece yesterday (1+ / 0-)
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      showing how NRA backed politicians (or the ones they opposed) were successful/or defeated less than one percent of the time in this last election.  They lost more than 99% of their campaigns!  Her piece showed the fear of the NRA in politics may be tremendously over-estimated.  

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