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8 May 2009 at 7:25 a.m.
I just received the following alert from the Gun Owners of America and thought I would post it here to get the conversation started. We, too, have some RINOs that need to be dealt with. Moffat County Republicans are not served by these liberals in conservative clothing.***Edited for length***Some Republicans still don't understand why mainstream America is so upset with their Party.Now that Sen. Arlen Specter has defected to the Democrat Party, many prominent Republicans are openly recruiting liberal Republicans to run against Specter.
And at the top of their list is Tom Ridge. Ridge is the turncoat Republican whose vote was crucial in passing the semi-auto ban in 1994, 216 to 214. Later, as Governor of Pennsylvania, Ridge signed one of the most restrictive gun control laws in the State's history - which registered and taxed long gun buyers and placed other restrictions on Pennsylvania gun owners.
As the head of the Department of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge opposed arming pilots. He asked, sarcastically, if pilots carry guns, then should we also arm railroad engineers and bus drivers? Guess who else opposed the armed pilots program? Pennsylvania's “Benedict” Arlen Specter, who was one of only two Republican Senators to vote against the bill.The last thing we need is another elitist in Congress who does not trust law-abiding citizens with firearms. There is a better option. His name is Pat Toomey, a Gun Owners of America “A” rated pro-gunner who served in the U.S. House of Representatives for three terms, before honoring a self-imposed term limit and retiring in 2004.Those who are pushing anti-gunner Tom Ridge claim that Pat Toomey is unelectable because he's “too conservative” for Pennsylvania. That's what they said before he accrued a gigantic lead in the polls over a sitting Senator this year, forcing Specter to jump parties.It was Pat Toomey who forced Specter to jump to the Democrat Party. Toomey was leading Specter in polls by an overwhelming margin.
Bottom line: We need to put these squishy politicians on alert. Their internal party politics is their business. But when party leaders start pushing noted gun banners — using the money contributed by millions of gun owners around the country — we're not going to remain silent.Texas Senator John Cornyn is the head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Michael Steele heads the Republican National Committee. The decision to support an anti-gunner over a defender of the Second Amendment rests largely in their hands. action: Please urge Senator John Cornyn and Chairman Michael Steele not to interfere in Pennsylvania's primary. There is already a pro-gun, electable conservative running in the primary who deserves their support.
You can contact NRSC's Sen. Cornyn at email@example.com or by phone at (202)675-6000.You can contact RNC Chairman Michael Steele at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (202) 863-8700.
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