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    It will affect Dems  in areas that don't vote for them anyway.  So really what's the loss there.  Over 3/4 of people polled support background checks, eliminating straw purchases, restricting mentally unstable people or people with criminal records from getting guns.  The GOP is opposed to all these and other sensible proposals that majority of the people support. Like I said, in certain places it won't help Dems, but in those places the Dems aren't going to win anyway.  That shit won't play in NJ though.  The GOP will have a hard time running on opposing background checks in NJ or in CA or even in FL.  

    I just don't buy the bullshit that backing legislation that over 80% of the people support will result in a backlash against those politicians.  It's far more likely that the politicians backing positions less than 20% support will fell it instead.  

    This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

    by DisNoir36 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 12:09:49 PM PDT

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    •  DisNoir - 2014 is a long way off (2+ / 0-)
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      FrankRose, Very Long Range

      What restricts GOP members of Congress who feel it fits their district from stating they support background checks, if it polls well in the fall of 2014? There will be no record in the House and a limited one in the Senate. My point is that the GOP will pay a small, if any, political price in 2014 for inaction on gun control and the Dems misplayed their hand in the Senate. Early in the gun control conversation in the Senate there was significant discussion about eating this apple one bite at a time and starting with those elements that had the most popular support, and bipartisan agreement among the Senators. Somehow that didn't happen.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 12:32:58 PM PDT

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