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Gillibrand Pissing off the Right People

One way I often judge people is by the people they piss off.  So far Kirsten Gillibrand is pissing of the right person:

“I’ve spent 15 years trying to prevent gun violence in this country, and if he does pick her and if no one goes and primaries her, I will primary her,” McCarthy said. “I will do that. I’m not going to give up on this. I’m not going to let New York State get represented by someone who gets a 100 percent rating from the NRA.”

Even Charles Schumer, who is no friend of ours, is telling McCarthy to shut the hell up and mind her party:

Sen. Charles Schumer, who like McCarthy is a strong proponent of gun control, asked the Mineola Democrat to refrain from protesting Gillibrand’s selection, McCarthy said.

“He said, ‘Why don’t you give her a chance?’ ” McCarthy said. “I said, ‘I’ve talked to her on the floor, I’m sorry, I can’t.’ “

McCarthy even has local party people covering for her.  In politics, what she’s doing is very bad manners at best.  I suspect there’s no way the Democratic powers that be in New York are going to give a nod to a primary challenge by McCarthy.  It looks like NRA EVCs in New York State are going to have something to do in 2010, though.  Given how Republicans can be in The Empire State, she just might be the best you can hope for.  Let’s hope she stands with us in the Senate as she has in the House.

UPDATE: It gets even better.

11 Responses to “Gillibrand Pissing off the Right People”

  1. John H. says:

    Paterson’s looking to be about as good as a politician gets. He’s, from what I’ve heard, cutting back some major budget excesses and I know he’s pissed off a lot of professional bureaucrats. If this chick is half as good on guns as they’re saying, then he made a damn good pick.

  2. I have my suspicions about “pro-gun Democrats,” but even if Gillibrand turns out to be unwilling to buck pressure from her party to play along with the citizen disarmament agenda, I’m enjoying the hell out of seeing Carolyn “What’s a barrel shroud” McCarthy getting herself into a tizzy.

  3. Carl in Chicago says:

    McCarthy is a “one-issue” wonder … and not only that … she’s on the wrong (illegal and unconstitutional) side of that one issue! I suspect that many NY dems find her largely irrelevant.

    The Gillibrand information is good news, indeed.

    She might not be a Coburn or Vitter … but she sure as hell isn’t a Clinton, or a Schumer, or a Kennedy.

  4. Rich in Ohio says:

    This is absolutely good news for those of us that support all ten amendments in the Bill of Rights.

    Being beholden to just one party as the defender of our rights is not a healthy long-term strategy. In the perfect future, both parties will pander to us like they do to the AARP. I dream of pork barrel shooting ranges and midnight marksmanship programs for city kids.

  5. Tam says:

    Anybody who gives McCarthy an aneurysm like that can’t be all bad…

  6. DJK says:

    There’s ol Mrs. Barrel Shroud running her mouth again!

  7. kaveman308 says:

    What’s a Gillibrand?

    Is it that shoulder thing that goes up?

  8. BobG says:

    If she pisses off Pelosi she must have some good qualities.

  9. Paul Helmke isn’t happy, either.

    Nor is Bloomberg.

    Anything that makes those not only those two, but also McCarthy and Pelosi, unhappy has to be worth a smile.

  10. Jay Hafemeister says:

    But the really burning question is where does Ray “AHSAhole” Schoenke stand.

  11. Xrlq says:

    I’m not ready to get too excited just yet. Her recent public statements suggest that protecting hunters may be her only issue, and that she can’t wait to play ball with her fellow Democrats on other gun control issues. Still bound to be an improvement over Hillary, of course.

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