Reid loses NRA endorsement

Breaking news:

The vote on Elena Kagan’s confirmation to the Court, along with the previous
year’s confirmation vote on Sonia Sotomayor, are critical for the future of the
Second Amendment. After careful consideration, the NRA-PVF announced today that
it will not be endorsing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for re-election in
the 2010 U.S. Senate race in Nevada.

6 thoughts on “Reid loses NRA endorsement

  1. I wonder what all the threepers are going to say? I mean they spent how long bitching about this only to have it not happen.

    Eh, they will find something else. There hate of the NRA is natural and everlasting. Nothing the NRA could do will make the threepers hate them less. Got to go with a REAL gun rights organisation like the GOA. An organisation that barley does anything compared to the NRA.

  2. Is this a precedent breaker? Has the NRA ever dumped an A-rated incumbent before?

    Between this, and the revelation that the NRA was fighting the EPA lead ammo ban before we even knew about the solicitation of comments, lots of the NRA haters are going to have to find new kvetches…

  3. Welcome news, despite the tortured and face-saving rationalization. Could just say, “Freedom isn’t just about guns, and Harry Ried is no friend of freedom.” Oh, no. Had to tart it up in Beltway-ese. Sheesh!

    M

  4. I have to assume that there were some discussions between the NRA and Reid about this issue. It seems to me that the NRA had to have told Reid that they couldn’t endorse him if he voted for Kagan. Sotomayor was bad enough, but after her hypocrisy was exposed Reid had no cover for the Kagan vote. I’m reasonably sure that before he cast his Kagan vote, Reid knew that it would cost him the NRA endorsement.

  5. A very wise man once said (in a book about politics):
    “Vote for the party, not the man; because no matter how noble the candidate may be, once he’s in office his party has many ways to bend him to their will.”

    Reid may in fact be NRA A-rated (for whatever that’s worth), but he’s a high functionary of a party that has made total citizen disarmament by any means available a major plank of its official and unofficial platforms for almost two generations now. It’s time to stop pretending that there can be vegetarian sharks, or obedient rabid dogs.

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