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Chris Christie isn't the only Republican to speak out against the NRA's disgusting ad that lampoons President Obama for opposing armed security in schools when his daughters have guards at theirs.  Yesterday, a potentially more important denunciation from a Republican came--and that merits a repost from last night.  Yesterday, John Ryder, the Republican national committeeman for Tennessee, also spoke out against the ad.

“I think the use of the President’s children in any such ad is inappropriate,” Ryder said in an e-mail. ”I use different language, but I’m not from [New Jersey].”
While this hasn't gotten as much press as Christie's comments, Ryder's comments could potentially be more important.  This isn't just a Republican national committeeman speaking out--this is a Republican national committeeman from a state with a LOT of gun owners.  Moreover, it means that nobody can credibly slap the "RINO" tag on any Republican speaking out against that ad, or the NRA in general.

Originally posted to Christian Dem in NC on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 05:43 AM PST.

Also republished by Nashville KosKats.

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