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Special Interests

This is a startling admission from the New York Times:

 There’s an attractive logic to this argument, except that, in practice, it runs into some nettlesome inconsistencies. For instance, the National Rifle Association is also a dues-paying group that aggregates the power of its members, as is the National Federation of Independent Businesses, and I doubt very much that Edwards or other Democrats would describe these as anything other than special interests. Just like the N.R.A., Big Labor tries to manipulate elections to gain access and favor for its members. That doesn’t make unions a corrupting influence; as Andrew Stern, the president of the Service Employees International Union, always says, unions have been the greatest antipoverty program in American history. But it does make labor a special interest, whether Democrats like it or not.

Is it just me, or is that the first time you’ve ever seem anyone at the New York Times state that the NRA represents its members interests, rather than being a toady of the firearms industry?

5 Responses to “Special Interests”

  1. Robb Allen says:

    I also saw a NYTime’s article stating that the story behind man made global warming is cracking.

    Crazy, eh?

  2. Turk Turon says:

    Now if we can just get the Wash. Post to admit that the NRA is driven by its membership, and not the other way around!

  3. Ride Fast says:

    But, but, does this mean the NRA isn’t going to give me my wheelbarrow full of cash???

  4. JayF says:

    “Is it just me, or is that the first time you’ve ever seem anyone at the New York Times state that the NRA represents its members interests, rather than being a toady of the firearms industry?”

    That may be a bad thing. The more they understand reality, rather than believing their own propaganda, the more dangerous they may become.

  5. Nimrod45 says:

    And just whose interests are the Mainstream Media serving these days?

    Riddle me that, NYT!

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