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More Reactions from the Senate Vote

Politico: How the NRA won.

When the Senate voted down a bipartisan bill to expand background checks Wednesday, it was a stark reminder that big money groups are still no match for the NRA’s ability to get what it wants by playing retail politics — or delivering payback.

The big money, at this point in the gun control debate, is largely one billionaire mogul. Looks like Toomey got his 30 pieces of silver, in the form of backing from Bloomberg. Unfortunately, without our votes, he’s toast.

Wall Street Journal: Gabby Giffords Poisons the Well. “Giffords’s 900-word jeremiad should be included in every textbook of logic and political rhetoric, so rife is it with examples of fallacious reasoning and demagogic appeals.”

Tom Maguire: “So, does Obama’s common sense tell him we need a national pressure cooker registry with background checks required prior to purchase?” No one needs a pressure cooker. There are plenty of other ways to cook your food.

The Wall Street Journal again: The Gun Rights Consensus. “Mr. Obama was routed this week because he tried to govern from the left and thus played into the hands of the NRA. If the Newtown families want someone to blame, they can start with the President.”

Adolphus Busch IV resigns from the NRA. Well, don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. The NRA is better off without this guy as a member. [UPDATE: Apparently the wrong Busch].

h/t to Instapundit for some of these links.

6 Responses to “More Reactions from the Senate Vote”

  1. Adolphus Busch IV, former CEO of Annheuser-Busch, quits the NRA, delighting hipster gun haters nationwide. Pabst Blue Ribbon hardest hit.

  2. Clay says:

    Dear Adolph, maybe if we had background checks on alcohol purchases all those people who have died in car crashes after drinking your beer would still be alive.

  3. Ken says:

    So are they now going to try to sell Budweiser based on taste? Good luck with THAT one.

  4. You’ve got Adolphus IV and August IV mixed up. Adolphus quit but August has had the legal trouble.

    Adolphus IV is the uncle of August IV. August used to be CEO of Anheuser-Busch until it was sold to the Belgians (InBev). From what I just read Adolphus was helping the Belgians take over the company.

    http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2008/07/07/et-tu-adolphus/

    Finally, Adolphus IV seems to have been a big supporter of Claire McCaskill giving the full contribution both times she has run.

  5. Zermoid says:

    playing retail politics

    Retail? Do they mean retal? Or are they saying the NRA sells politics somehow?

    And you have to remember Giffords suffered major brain damage, might explain alot……

  6. Sigivald says:

    This nation has had a Federal Bomb Registry since 1934, and it failed to prevent this crime!

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