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  •  But that's just it - NRA has a real influence in (5+ / 0-)

    GOP primary elections.  Because of what the GOP has turned into.

    Rachel Maddow is right, though, when it comes to general elections.  

    But... can't win a general election unless you can win your party's primary election first.  That is the precise conundrum facing all non-wackadoo Republicans (outside of blue states) today.

    •  You get up early too (4+ / 0-)
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      So if you are right about primaries, it's to the tremendous advantage of progressives. We have at least two more Dem senators this round because of primaries, and at least two last round.

      Our problem is really the Democrats like Manchin who waffle. I do hope they pull the bill apart to make it clear who's for what.

      And I am still not sure you are correct. The fact that two factors (NRA and right fringy politics) affect the same group, doesn't mean they affect them twice as much. I've heard some of the real gun nuts argue, and they are VERY low information voters. They would definitely be GOP or Libertarian in any case.

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