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Top donors threaten Dems: Do the right thing on guns, or no more money
Washington Post ^ | March 28, 2013 | Greg Sargent

Posted on 03/29/2013 9:39:32 AM PDT by Mount Athos

With red state Democratic Senators remaining skittish about embracing Obama’s gun proposals, at least two top Democratic donors are stepping forward and vowing to withhold any and all future financial contributions from any Democrats who don’t support the centerpiece of Obama’s plan: Expanded background checks.

The move underscores the rising importance of gun control as an issue in Democratic politics — and the rising frustration in some Democratic circles with elected officials who continue to regard gun politics as a third rail, at a moment that presents a real opportunity to achieve serious reform, with a policy that enjoys near universal public support.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; banglist; donors; fundingtheleft; guncontrol; secondamendment
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1 posted on 03/29/2013 9:39:32 AM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

I was hoping we still had some sane democrats.


2 posted on 03/29/2013 9:41:30 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Mount Athos

But I thought all democrats hated guns?


3 posted on 03/29/2013 9:44:20 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Mount Athos

The Dems are committing political suicide and the useful idiots with money are standing as their second to cut the head off as the blade enters the belly.

They obviously didn’t learn their lesson in 1994, so I guess we’ll have to teach them again in 2014.


4 posted on 03/29/2013 9:45:46 AM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: Mount Athos

Empty threat. These leftist clowns will continue to support Democrats regardless. Too many other agenda issues that are on their list.


5 posted on 03/29/2013 9:47:11 AM PDT by Bayan
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To: Mount Athos

underscores the rising importance of gun control as an issue in Democratic politics
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No it doesn’t:

It shows us that these people are bought and sold.
Shake the money at them and they vote any way they are told to. They are little more than Whores.


6 posted on 03/29/2013 9:49:01 AM PDT by Venturer
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Conservatives are missing the boat here. We should be doing the same to Republicans.

Unfortunately most conservatives probably dont donate in the first place.


7 posted on 03/29/2013 9:51:49 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Mount Athos

If North Dakota’s Democrat Senator Heidi Heitkamp supports ANY gun control bill, she’s finished.

She will never hold elected office in North Dakota again.

Here’s hoping!


8 posted on 03/29/2013 9:55:31 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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The simple fact is that all these so called "gun control" laws they're trying to pass are simply to control people, and will have NO EFFECT on crime.

It sickens me to see the way Obama and the leftist scum bathe in the blood of innocent children while using the parents of the victims as nothing more than props to accomplish his political ends.

If they were serious about combating crime, including crimes where guns were used, Chicago would be the perfect experiment. Gun control is an abject failure, and the fact that Chicago ranked 90th out of 90 jurisdictions where federal firearms prosecutions were attempted. The Obama regime is more than happy to allow criminals to run rampant when they claim they need more laws, but out of over 15,000 "hits" fewer than 50 federal prosecutions were even attempted!

They will not be satisfied until they pass laws completely disarming the American public, making the public completely dependent on the government for protection, and ensuring there will never be a popular uprising.

Mark

9 posted on 03/29/2013 9:56:14 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Mount Athos

Go ahead. Make my day.


10 posted on 03/29/2013 9:57:54 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Mount Athos

I would hope that top GOP contributors would do the same thing to any Republican senator who would think of voting for unconstituitonal gun restrictions.


11 posted on 03/29/2013 9:58:05 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Mount Athos

Bye Bye Democrats in Senate; take a bribe, go home. It’s kind of poetic justice.


12 posted on 03/29/2013 9:59:48 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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Campaign contributions will mean nothing if said Dems get unelected.


13 posted on 03/29/2013 10:04:11 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ("American beer is like making love in a canoe. It's f****g close to water." - - Eric Idle)
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To: Mount Athos

This is why Reid did an about face and will now schedule a vote on at least an assault weapons ban (I thought they were already banned).


14 posted on 03/29/2013 10:17:30 AM PDT by randita
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"a policy that enjoys near universal public support"?

This is, of course, a lie.

15 posted on 03/29/2013 11:06:07 AM PDT by Doug Loss
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To: Mount Athos
Screw the American people and their stupid Bill or Rights! If you want the BIG bucks to keep rolling in... - BIG Bucks Daddy

Follow the money. The communists have all of it now thanks to the Kenyan's regime.

16 posted on 03/29/2013 11:09:25 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Barry gave the Republicans a free lunch. All the taxpayers got was a lousy tax increase.)
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To: Mount Athos

Who are these supposed donors? I don’t see any names. (Or is this just more posturing?)


17 posted on 03/29/2013 11:22:16 AM PDT by Solidstatechemist (SolidStateChemist)
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Kenneth Lerer, a New York businessman who is chairman of Buzzfeed.com, and David Bohnett, a technology entrepreneur and philanthopist based in Los Angeles.

Michael Bloomberg’s pro-gun-control group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

Grace Tsau-Wu of Chicago, who was on Obama’s national finance committee in 2012.


18 posted on 03/29/2013 11:25:20 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Venturer
They are little more than Whores.

I like the term "Intellectual Prostitutes" (goes for both parties).

19 posted on 03/29/2013 12:54:45 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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This is the same tactic used by the homosexuals that forced the Assclown's hand in forcing sodomy down our throats!
20 posted on 03/29/2013 1:00:53 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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