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Robert Gibbs: NRA No Match For Obama Campaign Apparatus
talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Tom Kludt

Posted on 01/16/2013 6:02:13 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe

Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Wednesday said the leftover campaign apparatus from President Barack Obama's re-election bid is more than capable of overpowering the lobbying efforts of the National Rifle Association.

Gibbs said the president may have to return to campaign mode in order to push for new gun policies, suggesting that Obama should barnstorm the country to promote the proposals that the White House will unveil on Wednesday.

"He's got to get out of the White House and travel the country," Gibbs said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "He's got to make his case directly to the people."

Gibbs said Obama's ultra-sophisticated campaign operation could serve as a vital asset in making that case, arguing that the grassroots infrastructure that secured the president two terms can trump any effort by the NRA — despite the pro-gun lobby's claims of a spike in membership since last month's massacre in Newtown, Conn. Vice President Joe Biden reportedly told House Democrats earlier this week that the White House intended to deploy campaign resources to ramp up support for its gun control proposals.

"The president has the most exciting campaign apparatus ever built. It's time to turn that loose," Gibbs said. "It's time to turn that loose for something more than just an election. If the NRA's got a list, then Obama for America has a bigger list."


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1 posted on 01/16/2013 6:02:18 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

We’ll see. I have my doubts that the president can win this one.


2 posted on 01/16/2013 6:04:40 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

As much as I hate to admit it, Gibbs is right on with this. These slimeballs are organized and can get the low-lifes out to vote and spread their Nazi-like propaganda.

I think the thing they are overlooking, however, is that this isn’t a Dem/Rep issue. This crosses both parties, as there are many Dems who won’t support gun control proposals.


3 posted on 01/16/2013 6:06:40 AM PST by woweeitsme
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To: Tailgunner Joe
What he really meant.

NRA Americans No Match For Obama Campaign Apparatus. The NRA IS Americans. The "Obama campaign apparatus" is nothing but a bunch of anti-American Nazis.

4 posted on 01/16/2013 6:06:54 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (HealthCare IS NOT a right. The RIGHT to keep and bear arms is.)
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Did the asshat mention the Campaign Apparatus includes 90% of mainstream media?


5 posted on 01/16/2013 6:10:59 AM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
And thus the foolish thinking of this is just another tally in Obama’s winning column.....
6 posted on 01/16/2013 6:11:25 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

We need a million gun march on DC.

1 million armed people to show up at the capitol to hold their guns in the air in silence.


7 posted on 01/16/2013 6:13:03 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Gibbs said the president may have to return to campaign mode
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Has he EVER left the campaign mode?

Isn’t this basically using campaign funds for a ‘private, personal project’?

It is a true statement about ‘outfunding’ the NRA - HE HAS ALL OUR MONEY to use against US, until the do-nothing Congress gets a spine and starts unfunding some of this BS

Notice we don’t really hear about the millions of dollars worth of Czars anymore.

Is that really any different than hiring a bunch of cronies just to put them on the payroll?

Thought Ambassadorships were for that purpose - to reward your ‘friends’

Why aren’t ‘OUR GUYS’ using all the rhetoric from the first campaign - no bills passed before C Span and 24 hour hold to review, open policy on hires, etc etc etc...

Why didn’t MITT use it? Actually I guess Mitt & Co were tired from bringing down all the ‘evil R’s’ so they weren’t able to launch an ‘assault’ on the real enemy— the Liberal D party..


8 posted on 01/16/2013 6:16:18 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

A not-so-veiled declaration of war on the American people.


9 posted on 01/16/2013 6:17:31 AM PST by Salvey
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Thank GOD the Constitution is not up to a majority vote; we’d surely lose.


10 posted on 01/16/2013 6:17:58 AM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

With the help of their toadies in the MSM, Barry and the ‘RATS have taken anti-gun hysteria to to a whole new level.


11 posted on 01/16/2013 6:18:25 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (HealthCare IS NOT a right. The RIGHT to keep and bear arms is.)
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To: woweeitsme

That is what I was going to point out. RTBA is a constitutional issue, so while they may think they can get people in front of the cameras, or to persuade a certain type of voting in each state, there won’t be the ability to get a constitutional amendment passed.

State level laws have been shot down at the supreme court level time after time, so even those state level laws will fail.


12 posted on 01/16/2013 6:18:49 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: cripplecreek
1 million armed people to show up at the capitol to hold their guns in the air in silence.

I would think there would be anything but silence. If you plan on marching on DC armed, you better be ready to go all the way.

The media would not cover it otherwise.

13 posted on 01/16/2013 6:19:24 AM PST by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: Oberon

I’m with you, he’s badly deluded if he thinks he can win this in the long run. (in fact there are so many other issues where he CAN successfully roll the Pubbies I am really quite stunned he has chosen this hill to die on).

Dirty little secret about the Obama campaign machine is that the participants only care about getting free stuff. Nothing more.


14 posted on 01/16/2013 6:21:54 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: bboop
Thank GOD the Constitution is not up to a majority vote; we’d surely lose.

That's why you NEVER want to tempt fate by holding a Constitutional Convention with the current level of civic education in this country.

2nd Amendment would be gone. 1st. Amendment would be totally crippled with exceptions for politically incorrect "hate speech". New Amendments guaranteeing a Right to a house, income, health care and free college education would be inserted in their place.


15 posted on 01/16/2013 6:24:36 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Gibbs is right - ‘He’s got to get out of the White House.’ Oh, did I take that out of context? haha


16 posted on 01/16/2013 6:27:42 AM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

An ideal outcome here would be for Obama to spend the next two years pushing for his “gun measures” only to fail with the current congress - who are already looking ahead to 2014 - and in doing so, ignite the pro 2A passions that hand the Democrats a minority in both houses of congress relegating Obeyme to lame duck in January 2015. Icing on this perfect cake would be tying the administration up in court challenges to any illegal EO’s further limiting their bandwidth to destroy anymore of America.


17 posted on 01/16/2013 6:30:07 AM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
The WH clown will be in campaign mode for the full 96 months of his kingship.
18 posted on 01/16/2013 6:35:53 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
With the help of their toadies in the MSM

Unfortunately the hypocritical leftist MSM management and hollywood have enough money to secure their homes and themselves to the hilt. Take all that security away and they would be singing a different tune.

19 posted on 01/16/2013 6:36:42 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: FlingWingFlyer
With the help of their toadies in the MSM

Unfortunately the hypocritical leftist MSM management and hollywood have enough money to secure their homes and themselves to the hilt. Take all that security away and they would be singing a different tune.

20 posted on 01/16/2013 6:36:56 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"The president has the most exciting campaign apparatus ever built. It's time to turn that loose," Gibbs said. "It's time to turn that loose for something more than just an election.

That something is fascism. Isn't it great?

21 posted on 01/16/2013 6:39:20 AM PST by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

(Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Wednesday said the leftover campaign apparatus from President Barack Obama’s re-election bid is more than capable of overpowering the lobbying efforts of the National Rifle Association.)

How about you add a few million veterans to that effort? Or a few hundred thousand rank and file police officers? Or many thousands of previous crime victims that do not want to be victimized a second time and certainly not by the Government?


22 posted on 01/16/2013 6:39:20 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
The Permanent Campaign. The Obamanauts and the Obamaminions are kept in a permanent campaign. Hell, the Obama campaign continues to raise money.

This is like the Permanent War in Orwell's 1984.

Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia. And Obama is always campaigning.

And let's not forget Alinsky's Final Rule: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

Obama: When Alinksy met Orwell.

23 posted on 01/16/2013 6:39:34 AM PST by magellan
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To: Tailgunner Joe

To Arms! To Arms! The Brownshirts are coming. The Brownshirts are coming.


24 posted on 01/16/2013 6:39:57 AM PST by Obadiah (Those who will not hear the messengers of peace, shall be made to hear the messengers of war.)
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To: woweeitsme
It pains me greatly to agree, but “He” has all of those low information voters in his pocket. GOD HELP US! we are in the fight of our lives.
25 posted on 01/16/2013 6:40:03 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Bring it on scumbags. You will lose.


26 posted on 01/16/2013 6:45:37 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: bboop

Sorry, I wish I were as optimistic. We are no longer a Constitutional Republic. We are not quite Chavez yet, in between the twilight zone.

The Constitution works only if/when all parties and governments agree to its execution. The way DC’s operating it’s just a piece of paper, we had lost even without going through a majority vote.


27 posted on 01/16/2013 6:47:09 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Junior_G
"The president has the most exciting campaign apparatus ever built. It's time to turn that loose," Gibbs said. "It's time to turn that loose for something more than just an election. That something is fascism. Isn't it great?

Two names come to mind - Adolph Hitler and his propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels (I don't have my template to post pictures with me).
28 posted on 01/16/2013 6:54:41 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Oberon

It worked so well in the health care debate, remember? Every time he went on TV to berate Americans for not agreeing with him, it’s popularity went down.

He may have won in the end (by cheating) but it never got more popular. He won’t get a single gun control floor vote in congress from this.


29 posted on 01/16/2013 6:56:24 AM PST by Velvet_Jones
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To: Tailgunner Joe

30 posted on 01/16/2013 7:03:26 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Conservatives and supporters of the 2nd amendment the Obama regime is using the 2nd amendment argument to blame gun owners for its inability to deal with the hundreds of gangland murders and shootings commited in areas under their solid control using illegally obtained firearms. Their solution to those inner city problems is to remove those rights provided by the constitution to have and bear arms from all US citizens.

None of those 19 so called “reforms” and unconstitutional efforts being edicted by who some call an emporer do not deal with those issues. They won’t because instead of creating a uniformly democratic society where every citizen has an equal voice no matter what their race or ethnicity.
Their policies have grouped races and ethnic groups by gerrymandering congressional districts where much of this criminal activity occurs.

GOPES {goverment of the people (republican party) elites} see this issue as a 3rd rail because most of it is black on black or illegal vs illegal (Mexican) activity . GOPES are also afraid to say that policy has also increased racial tension but GOPES accept this because of the influence of mainline socialist media which would be accusing them of “racism” if they dare to question it by state controlled media. Which gets protected by the very constitution they seek to destroy.


31 posted on 01/16/2013 7:04:39 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("To punish a province let a professor rule it." Frederick The Great paraphrased)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Where do I sign up Robert? Obama has my complete support!


32 posted on 01/16/2013 7:07:46 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Considering that the media monopolists are part of his apparatus, he may be right.


33 posted on 01/16/2013 7:08:16 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Wednesday said the leftover campaign apparatus from President Barack Obama's re-election bid compliant news media is more than capable of overpowering the lobbying efforts of the National Rifle Association.
34 posted on 01/16/2013 7:09:02 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
He's got to get out of the White House and travel the country

Flushed game or moving target?

35 posted on 01/16/2013 7:13:14 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: cripplecreek
"1 million armed people to show up at the capitol to hold their guns in the air in silence."

I'd settle for a million without arms, but with signs. However, none of the major gun rights organizations seem interested in pushing mass demonstrations. Instead they are playing the call your congressman game and trying to fight the coming regulations. This is going to result in losing further ground, with the only question being how much ground. The left consistently mores the boundaries more toward state authoritarianism. We do need a people power take back the streets strategy, but no Martin Luther King for the second Amendment has appeared.

36 posted on 01/16/2013 7:14:39 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Oberon
We’ll see. I have my doubts that the president can win this one.

Have you been paying attention these last four years?

37 posted on 01/16/2013 7:17:55 AM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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Gibbs, you couldn’t be more wrong. The NRA’s membership swelled in the past month by 250K. Can you say the same about the Obama’s campaign thugs?


38 posted on 01/16/2013 7:20:08 AM PST by ScottinVA (More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
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To: Truth29
However, none of the major gun rights organizations seem interested in pushing mass demonstrations. Instead they are playing the call your congressman game and trying to fight the coming regulations.

Pure Defense. The same failed strategy they've used for the past 4 years.
39 posted on 01/16/2013 7:25:49 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The perpetual campaign...Something else the GOP doesn’t get.


40 posted on 01/16/2013 7:26:29 AM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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The perpetual campaign...Something else the GOP doesn’t get.

True enough.

But it's not just the NRA that is involved - it's Gun Owners of America, Front Sight, and hundreds of national, state and regional organizations representing 80 million American gun owners. I am a member of several of these groups and we are far better organized - and motivated - than the Republican Party was last year.

Our freedom is at stake.

And I believe that the vast majority of law-abiding firearms owners in America would agree with me when I say:

I will NEVER, EVER give up my guns to anyone, no matter what. Take them by force, if you can. But I WILL NOT COMPLY with any law that violates the Constitution or my natural rights as a human being.

41 posted on 01/16/2013 7:46:27 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

42 posted on 01/16/2013 7:49:38 AM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Based on congressional district, Romney won the electoral college. In that vein, I don’t see Obama being as successful as he thinks.


43 posted on 01/16/2013 7:52:28 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! [You can vote Democrat when you're dead]...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If the power of persuasion does not work they will use the persuasion of power. Tyranny.


44 posted on 01/16/2013 7:54:48 AM PST by Texas Songwriter (THAT)
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To: Washi
Have you been paying attention these last four years?

I have... but gun rights are a different order of magnitude in the minds of people who care about them. This isn't Obamacare, this is taking away people's guns. People care enough about this issue that if a law does get passed, they won't obey it, and in the meantime they will do their level best to end the political careers of the legislators that passed it.

There are a lot of single-issue voters on the 2nd Amendment. The fight this time around is an entirely different kettle of fish.

45 posted on 01/16/2013 7:54:48 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"the president may have to return to campaign mode"

LMAO! He never left it!
46 posted on 01/16/2013 7:55:36 AM PST by indthkr
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To: clintonh8r

I’m becoming depressed and frustrated. I am to the point that I really feel like it’s time to build a bunker and get ready for war. The media wants it, the liberals in America want it. The President wants it. I think that America is done. All I can do is pray for my children and teach them to shoot.


47 posted on 01/16/2013 7:55:58 AM PST by Babashane
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To: Truth29

Dude, the 60’s are over. That crap doesn’t work anymore.


48 posted on 01/16/2013 7:55:58 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! [You can vote Democrat when you're dead]...)
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To: Babashane

Go to your bunker - or DU - newbie concern troll, we will be just fine without you.


49 posted on 01/16/2013 7:59:09 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! [You can vote Democrat when you're dead]...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
And just how is el dictator running around the country whining and crying and exploiting dead children going to circumvent the SCOTUS and nullify our constitution??
50 posted on 01/16/2013 8:12:48 AM PST by oldenuff2no
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