Comments on: How the NRA hijacked the Republican Party http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/18/how-the-nra-hijacked-the-republican-party/ Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:47:54 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: googlemcgoogle http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/18/how-the-nra-hijacked-the-republican-party/#comment-486 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 04:23:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=184#comment-486 if drug dealers were as organized as the nra and paid out to republicans like the nra then the republicans would support them like they do the nra.

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By: rakez1 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/18/how-the-nra-hijacked-the-republican-party/#comment-428 Tue, 22 Jan 2013 14:48:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=184#comment-428 Being a libertarian i can honestly say i don`t like republicans or democrats. That being said, this article is nothing more then an anti republican rant.

The only thing extreme i see here is a biased author exploiting the deaths of kids to call the constitution extreme.

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By: Azza9 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/18/how-the-nra-hijacked-the-republican-party/#comment-424 Tue, 22 Jan 2013 05:56:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=184#comment-424 Combative tone and generalisation are possibly the 2 biggest enemies of diplomacy. The author would do well not to denigrate the very people they need to negotiate with. Even if they deserve their hate…

If the US should be embarrassed by anything it’s not the waning economy, warmongering, frighteningly inefficient healthcare, and crime running rife (if you believe the Right).
It’s the unfitting hyperbolic conduct that is usually displayed by people of the extreme left and right.
You do know the only outcome of butting heads is 2 people with a sore head right? Sure one will be sorer then the other but you will both be hurting in the end…

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By: Mark1234512345 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/18/how-the-nra-hijacked-the-republican-party/#comment-420 Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:29:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=184#comment-420 @Dontgivea:
“NRA = True American Patriots”. This is precisely the kind of bizarre jingoist sloganeering that the Western world now expects from U.S. “Conservatives” who can’t seem to form or (let alone articulate) a informed & coherent thought. The intellectual resources of the Republican party have eroded considerably over the last decade or so, now reduced to a mantra appealing to base instincts and justified by a revised history, devoid of nuance, context and frequently even at odds with axiomatic & normally incontrovertible facts. Its as if somebody actually decided that an ill-informed view if intransigently held is better than an informed & cogent one.

From Abraham Lincoln to Sarah Palin … sad

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By: quattro4 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/18/how-the-nra-hijacked-the-republican-party/#comment-417 Sun, 20 Jan 2013 20:28:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=184#comment-417 For the most part I agree with what Mr..Wapshott has written. However, that last paragraph is grossly simplistic. Opposing abortion for moral reasons is NOT anti-woman. Being against gay marriage because it violates your religious beliefs is not hateful, but a matter of belief. Then there is the fact that “gun-toting,xenophobic and war mongering” people can be found in both parties.

Mr. Wapshott also ignores the extremist groups in the Democratic Party.( NOW, Code Pink, PETA) who are doing their part in hurting reasonable political discourse in this country.

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By: quattro4 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/18/how-the-nra-hijacked-the-republican-party/#comment-416 Sun, 20 Jan 2013 20:28:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=184#comment-416 For the most part I agree with what Mr..Wapshott has written. However, that last paragraph is grossly simplistic. Opposing abortion for moral reasons is NOT anti-woman. Being against gay marriage because it violates your religious beliefs is not hateful, but a matter of belief. Then there is the fact that “gun-toting,xenophobic and war mongering” people can be found in both parties.

Mr. Wapshott also ignores the extremist groups in the Democratic Party.( NOW, Code Pink, PETA) who are doing their part in hurting reasonable political discourse in this country.

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By: leslie20 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/18/how-the-nra-hijacked-the-republican-party/#comment-415 Sun, 20 Jan 2013 19:55:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=184#comment-415 @VultureTX — the article does talk about the Gun Control Act in paragraph 3.

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By: achillies http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/18/how-the-nra-hijacked-the-republican-party/#comment-414 Sun, 20 Jan 2013 19:35:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=184#comment-414 Let us define:Assault weapon. “A fully automatic machine gun”. Not a semi-automatic.
The Obama Administration has exploited a tragedy to ramp up public emotion; and pressure legislators, to yield to his will. He has launched an attack on law abiding citizens, who use semi-automatics for: World wide competitive target and self defense shooting; hunting; recreational target shooting.
The 2nd amendment does not specify what types of guns the
law abiding citizens shall keep and bear. Focus on crime
and mental illness, President Obama!

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By: Anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/18/how-the-nra-hijacked-the-republican-party/#comment-412 Sun, 20 Jan 2013 17:34:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=184#comment-412 Seriously, the author of this biased text is British. He obviously has no understanding of our constitution and has no business even commenting on the CRA or the Republican party. Wapshott, go join forces with Piers Morgan…. another person who is not American and has no business commenting on anything to do with our Country.

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By: vertical http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/18/how-the-nra-hijacked-the-republican-party/#comment-411 Sun, 20 Jan 2013 16:22:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=184#comment-411 Next story: How the Communist Party U.S. hijacked the democrat party.

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