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April 16, 2014 - 6:42 am

Mike Bloomberg just doesn’t get it. He thinks the NRA is successful because of money. He doesn’t understand that the NRA has money because it consistently defends a civil right.

Michael R. Bloomberg, making his first major political investment since leaving office, plans to spend $50 million this year building a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate voters who feel strongly about curbing gun violence, an organization he hopes can eventually outmuscle the National Rifle Association.

Mr. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, said gun control advocates need to learn from the N.R.A. and punish those politicians who fail to support their agenda — even Democrats whose positions otherwise align with his own.

“They say, ‘We don’t care. We’re going to go after you,’ ” he said of the N.R.A. “ ‘If you don’t vote with us we’re going to go after your kids and your grandkids and your great-grandkids. And we’re never going to stop.’ ”

The NRA doesn’t do that. It doesn’t threaten children and grandchildren. But Bloomberg intends to.

He added: “We’ve got to make them afraid of us.”

Would you settle for people despising you? Because you’ve already achieved that.

Let’s flash back to note what a towering hypocrite Bloomberg is. He knows it’s a dangerous world out there. And he wants people with guns walking around him to protect him. He just doesn’t want you and I to have the same rights.

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Bloomberg is setting up a new anti-constitution brand name that we’ll all have to watch out for.

Women, and mothers in particular, will be the focus of the organizing and outreach, a path that he and his advisers have modeled after groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

The plans call for a restructuring of the gun control groups he funds, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. They will be brought under one new umbrella group called Everytown for Gun Safety.

He’s also enlisting a high-profile Republican to help him curb our self-defense rights.

Bloomberg is bringing on a new advisory board with prominent Republican and Democratic figures. Tom Ridge, the former Pennsylvania governor and Homeland Security secretary under President George W. Bush; Eli Broad, the philanthropist; Warren Buffett, the investor; and Michael G. Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under both Mr. Bush and President Obama, will all be board members.

Bloomberg’s arrogance truly knows no bounds at all.

Pointing to his work on gun safety, obesity and smoking cessation, he said with a grin: “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”

It’s not what you’ve done or what you know that gets you into Heaven. It’s Who you know.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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"He added: “We’ve got to make them afraid of us.”'

Pretty much the most un-American statement I've heard today. If your goal is to make your fellow citizens live in fear of you in order to control their actions - you don't have the moral high ground.

People think that politicians "fear" the NRA because they might lose their (elected) positions. Bloomberg wants the average citizen to fear the government because they might lose their freedom (i.e. jail time). Big difference.
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Did Bloomberg mean that the NRA threatens kids? Or did he mean that the NRA targets their messaging to kids?
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"a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate voters"

I don't think the term "grass-roots" means what the New York Times thinks it means.

Generally speaking "Billionaire dropping millions" and "grass-roots" are not synonyms.
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Only if it's the right (or rather Left) kind of billionaire.
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"... if there is a God ..."

Bloomberg had better hope there ISN'T a God.
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Bloomberg's notion that he's got a reserved place in Heaven because he's spent a lot of money to impose his ideas on other people, says it all.

He's a tyrant, and tyrants go to Hell.
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Nobody tell Bloomberg that pride is a sin. God wants to surprise him.
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Bloomberg: “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”

Solomon: "Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before the fall." Proverbs 16:18, King James Version
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Bloomberg = armed security for rich people + common people unable to defend themselves.

That's all. It is the equation supported by all totalitarians (fascists, socialists, greens).

And by the way, it will greatly help the islamic supremacists.

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"He added: “We’ve got to make them afraid of us.”'

Pretty much the most un-American statement I've heard today. If your goal is to make your fellow citizens live in fear of you in order to control their actions - you don't have the moral high ground.

People think that politicians "fear" the NRA because they might lose their (elected) positions. Bloomberg wants the average citizen to fear the government because they might lose their freedom (i.e. jail time). Big difference.
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People are already afraid of Michael Bloomberg and his allies - that's why citizen-supported groups like the NRA are working hard to derail his efforts to limit our rights of self-defense. Bloomberg and his micromanaging "Nanny State" comrades picture the NRA much like political hack agitprop cartoonist, "Herblock", did - as pistol-packing thugs in "gangster-style" sharkskin suits and fedoras with cigarettes dangling from the corners of their lips.
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"He added: “We’ve got to make them afraid of us.”'

Pretty much the most un-American statement I've heard today.


I wish I could give you +100, syberpunk. Today, you have won the internet.
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