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  •  Gop efforts to bring Hispanics out of the shadows (8+ / 0-)

    Halogen lights in every alley and German Shepherds. Lots and lots of german shepherds.
    I favor ending corporate welfare for corn.

    Fix Nafta.

    Driver' licenses for immigrants.


    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 06:39:33 AM PST

    •  But last year Frankie gave us this: (4+ / 0-)

      From the Luntz survey 2012:

      Among the survey’s key findings:

          87 percent of NRA members agree that support for Second Amendment rights goes hand-in-hand with keeping guns out of the hands of criminals.

          There is very strong support for criminal background checks among NRA members and gun owners:

          74 percent of NRA members and 87 percent of non-NRA gun owners support requiring criminal background checks of anyone purchasing a gun.
          79 percent of NRA members and 80 percent of non-NRA gun owners support requiring gun retailers to perform background checks on all employees – a measure recently endorsed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry.

      •  Implementing 100% criminal background (6+ / 0-)

        checks will require a change to how guns are sold.

        Private gun sales must be prohibited. All sales will have to go through licensed, accredited gun dealers. Those dealers do the background checks and safeguard all for-sale firearms.

        That is the Australian system.

        It works.

        What we do does not work.

        "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012

        by bontemps2012 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 04:46:36 AM PST

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        •  What amazes me is they control (4+ / 0-)
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          the sale and distribution of Liquor more than they do of guns.

          The NRA had a lousy "election" record for only .83% of the people they supported got elected back in November.  People are changing.  (that is POINT Eight Three Percent).

          And with a mass gun shooting every week (one where 2 or more people are involved), the people of America are getting tired of it.  Not much difference than a car bomb in Iraq that might kill 1 or might kill 100.

          Oh, and yes, they still have those.... just not on the scale they were....  Changes - think about it, changes helped slow the car bombs WAY down.

          -6.13 -4.4 Where are you? Take the Test!!!

          by MarciaJ720 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 06:33:14 AM PST

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          •  Civilian violent deaths in Iraq vs. (0+ / 0-)

            civilian violent deaths in the U.S.

            Interesting comparison.

            Amazing if we have higher total deaths.

            A dead on shocker if we have higher gun deaths per capita.

            I'll have to put that on the research list.....

            "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012

            by bontemps2012 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 08:19:15 AM PST

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      •  Frank Luntz makes his living.... (2+ / 0-)
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        by carefully testing words and phrases for their ability to help Republicans "sell" concepts which otherwise would be as popular as a porcupine burrito.

        The quick bottom line here is that if Frank is telling the GOP that they need "a kinder and gentler language" or simply, "a new language," he is simply firing up his marketing department to convince his customer base (the GOP and Tea Party) that they need to come to him for some new words and phrases for 2013.

        Rest assured, he will be making the same sales pitch after the mid-terms in 2014 and again in 2016.  It's a con game, but in the past it has been devastatingly effective and Frank has made a ton of money from it, and expects to once again.

        We can only hope that the electorate's shift to a more progressive world view after the last election, is a sign that  that the middle class (Luntz's prime audience for obfuscation) is less and less amenable to drinking that Kool Aid....especially in the face of a decade of economic stagnation achieved in large part by Mr. Luntz twisting of language to sell GOP BS.

        Free markets would be a great idea, if markets were actually free.

        by dweb8231 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 07:46:24 AM PST

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    •  Rethugs always tell their opponents to self-deport (1+ / 0-)
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      whether they were born here or immigrated here.

      They would burglarized a house and tell the folks living there to leave if they didn't like it.

      Come to think of it, they've burglarized an entire country and are trying to burglarize the entire world.

      Life is the ultimate economic bubble; we cash out with all the capital we invested: none. On the other hand, the wise among us have enormous moral capital to easily invest in their children and their communities. Just remember where our real wealth is.

      by Superskepticalman on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 05:41:41 AM PST

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