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3 years ago  ::  Jul 02, 2012 - 9:46AM #1
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www.cnn.com/2012/07/02/politics/contempt...



Washington (CNN) -- When the National Rifle Association decided to keep track of those House members on both sides of the aisle who voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress last week, it was also sending a message to a number of embattled Democratic congressmen seeking re-election in conservative districts in the fall.


The message: Vote right, or we'll let your constituents know.


Though some Democrats say the NRA did little to influence their vote, for a handful of those in the House, the message may have been received loud and clear, experts say.


A CNN analysis showed that of the 21 Democrats who voted to hold Holder in civil contempt of Congress last week over documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious, 19 received campaign contributions from the NRA during the last two election cycles.




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3 years ago  ::  Jul 02, 2012 - 2:11PM #2
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Blue dogs root for money in the strangest of places.     My blue dog sided with the repubs on this.   Personally what good is he.    If I wanted a republican I would vote for one but this blue dog Matheson lost my vote.          The NRA is the reason gun laws were so lax in Arizona that gun running persists to this day.   Over 2000 guns walk across the border every day due to NRA supported gun laws.    I think the NRA needs to be desposed over fast and furious.      

Ashton Carter, Obama’s nominee for secretary of Defense, oversaw development of the $1.5 trillion F-35 fighter jet, the most expensive weapon system in history. Extravagant funding for the F-35 has not precluded setbacks: in June of 2014, the air force suspended F-35 flight operations when a fire broke out on one of the jets during an attempted takeoff.

Carter, who is undergoing Senate confirmation hearings, also oversaw production of $50 billion worth of MRAP armored vehicles – thousands of which were scrapped shortly thereafter. Documents provided to RSN by the Pentagon’s Defense Logistics Agency reveal that the U.S. government scrapped 2,417 MRAPs between 2008 and 2014. This represented a loss of over $2 billion worth of equipment, assuming an MRAP’s average cost of $1 million.
http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/28488-focus-ashton-carters-history-of-wasteful-military-spending
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