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Brady Reaction Exactly as I Thought

It’s a shame I was too busy traveling to offer the prediction that the Brady folk would react to NRA refusal to endorse Harry Reid by trying to argue the Democrats can’t be good enough for NRA and that they have nothing to gain by supporting the Second Amendment. Because that’s exactly the argument Dennis Henigan is making.

9 Responses to “Brady Reaction Exactly as I Thought”

  1. Bram says:

    Do they recall that James Brady was a Republican? His former bosses include William Roth, Donald Rumsfeld, and Ronald Reagan.

  2. Carl from Chicago says:

    Henigan would have made Stretch Armstrong proud.

  3. blogo says:

    He is right in this case. Scoring the court votes gives the nra a convenient excuse not to support any dems.

  4. Sebastian says:

    Yes, it does. But does anyone want to argue the we’re not now fighting a two branch war, and court appointments are just as important as elections?

  5. Ian Argent says:

    He was warned.

  6. Alpheus says:

    While the NRA seems uninterested in giving the endorsement to Sharron Angle (whether that’s appropriate or not is up to debate, but I’m not even going to touch that thorny issue!), it seems that the Brady Campaign is more than determined to make sure that everyone knows what side Sharron likely stands on this issue.

    Perhaps Sharron should try to use that to her advantage!

    (And, with regards to Helmke’s worry that Sharron might advocate revolution: Oh, no! You should never advocate revolution! It’s never been done in the United States, ever! And if the Gestapo or KGB comes knocking at your door, the civilized thing to do is to go with them into the dark night, never to return!)

  7. mikeb302000 says:

    His main points were these:

    “Second, because the NRA serves an extremist political ideology, you cannot successfully appease it without becoming extremist yourself.

    Third, as a Democrat, you are always vulnerable to being “outgunned” by an even more extreme pro-gun Republican. Harry Reid, meet Sharron Angle.”

    Is that what you describe as “Democrats can’t be good enough for NRA and that they have nothing to gain by supporting the Second Amendment.?”

  8. Alpheus says:

    Just because you hold an extremist position, doesn’t mean that you are right.

    Furthermore, if the NRA is an extremist position, for defending the right to own and carry weapons, what does that make the Brady Campaign, which wants to ban civilians from owning carrying weapons? A moderate one?

    The Brady Campaign always says it’s for “reasonable” gun laws…but then, the Brady Campaign considers Chicago’s now-defunct gun ban to be “reasonable”.

  9. Alpheus says:

    Correction: I meant to say, “Just because you hold an extremist position, doesn’t mean that you aren’t right”…although the first statement is also true :-).

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