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  •  The NRA puts a minuscule amount of (3+ / 0-)
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    Money into lobbying. It's about 11 million including airing ads.Their influence comes from their membership base. We ignore this at our peril. In fact, we should follow their lead in term of organizing methods .

    If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

    by AoT on Sat May 18, 2013 at 06:10:12 PM PDT

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    •  Actually, per Think Progress... (4+ / 0-)
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      "The NRA Got Its Clock Cleaned In 2012..."

      And, your stats aren't accurate. Not enough specificity here, actually. But, if you look at the end result, above; it kind of speaks for itself.

      "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

      by bobswern on Sat May 18, 2013 at 06:22:38 PM PDT

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      •  That serves to underline my point (1+ / 0-)
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        Although thank you for the correction on the amount. It isn't their money that gives them power.

        If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

        by AoT on Sat May 18, 2013 at 06:28:02 PM PDT

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        •  The NRA's money and the money from its... (2+ / 0-)
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          ...members most certainly does give the NRA a tremendous amount of power. The NRA's membership lists are among the most sought after of all lists in the political fundraising space.

          "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

          by bobswern on Sat May 18, 2013 at 07:05:47 PM PDT

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      •  bob - the data is misleading (1+ / 0-)
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        The NRS spent a lot of money running ads against Obama. If you subtract the Obama spending their track record looks much better. And it isn't about one election cycle, the NRA has been effective for decades. However, I have always been amazed at how little they spend contributing to individual candidates.

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Sat May 18, 2013 at 09:58:46 PM PDT

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        •  Again, their membership lists are among the... (2+ / 0-)
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          ...most sought after direct response lists in political fundraising circles in both parties.

          "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

          by bobswern on Sat May 18, 2013 at 11:08:51 PM PDT

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