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Liberals Target ‘Pro-Gun’ Dem With ‘Shame’ Ad

From the Daily Caller:

Pro-Obama group targets pro-gun Democrats with ‘shame’ ad

By Patrick Howley | January 18, 2013

The liberal Coalition to Stop Gun Violence released a video ad Wednesday condemning Democratic Georgia Rep. John Barrow for not fully supporting President Barack Obama’s gun control policies.

The ad, which states, “Shame on You, John Barrow,” is an attempt to force the Democrat to change his position and “support the president’s gun policy proposals,” according to a Coalition press release.

The one-minute ad cuts back and forth between clips of a Barrow 2012 campaign commercial, in which he states “I’m proud to be endorsed by the NRA,” with news footage of shooting massacres.

Where is the outrage?

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence previously launched an ad campaign targeting Democratic North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, who criticized Obama’s gun control policies as “extreme.”

After the Coalition ran ads, signed by parents of mass shooting victims, with the message “Shame on You,” and encouraged members of the public to flood Heitkamp’s office with phone calls, Heitkamp changed her position, according to the Coalition…

And we thought liberals were supposed to against bullying?

The Coalition has now set its sights on Barrow, who released a statement Wednesday mildly criticizing Obama’s new gun control policies, which include a federal assault weapons ban and 23 executive actions.

“I support the president’s call for stronger enforcement of existing gun crime laws, because that’s been the real problem. But I strongly disagree with proposals that would deny law abiding citizens their Second Amendment rights, and I’m disappointed he did not propose increased security measures for our schools,” Barrow said in the statement.

“We need to find practical solutions to gun violence that are consistent with the Second Amendment, rather than having another political debate in Washington that divides Americans,” Barrow added.

“Representative John Barrow has decided to put his love of the NRA above his concern for his fellow Americans. That is not acceptable,” Coalition to Stop Gun Violence executive director Josh Horwitz said in a statement

And never mind that Mr. Barrow is supposed to represent his constituents.

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is comprised of 48 member organizations, including the liberal lobbying group Americans for Democratic Action, the pro-Obama labor union the United Federation of Teachers, and the National Urban League

Coalition spokesman Everitt stressed to TheDC that the Coalition did not coordinate with the White House or with Obama for America on either the Heitkamp or Barrow ads.

And we believe him, too.

Obama’s gun policies have placed Barrow in a difficult political position, as he struggles to pay lip service to the Democratic agenda while keeping in mind his own political interests in an increasingly Republican, pro-Second Amendment district…

To hell with his constituents. He has to do whatever the party says.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, January 18th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Liberals Target ‘Pro-Gun’ Dem With ‘Shame’ Ad”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Lock step, comrade! Lock step!

    Or, you will be disciplined, and remember how many we had to ‘discipline’ after the Glorious Revolution before the people quit resisting us!

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