What a surprise — two days after a mass shooting, Politico is out with a comprehensive analysis of gun lobbyist contributions during the 2016 election cycle, which might make sense if there were any connection between the NRA and the maniac who fired on a country music concert from a hotel room in Las Vegas.
— POLITICO (@politico) October 3, 2017
Career politicians living off of blood money
— Nicole Ballivian (@bintfilm) October 3, 2017
That’s not much of a living. If you want a chance at owning that Lamborghini, selling body parts is the way to go.
Like I said yesterday, the media comes out like clockwork for gun control. https://t.co/dPAW4rWbmM
— Kris Kinder (@kris_kinder) October 3, 2017
There certainly has been a lot of chatter about gun lobby contributions the last couple of days, but the Washington Post’s figure, circulated Monday, actually seemed pretty low to a lot of people.
Since 1998, the NRA has donated $3,555,194 to current members of Congress. Find out here who has received donations. https://t.co/QVxthRTgR1
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 2, 2017
That’s it? Plenty of other lobbying groups give a whole lot more …
For perspective, Jon Ossoff spent $23 million (4X all NRA giving) in his loss earlier this year https://t.co/rlrwJqBv6o
— PoliMath (@politicalmath) October 3, 2017
That was awfully fun to watch.
The NRA isn't even in the top 50 of political donors in the US. And of the top 10, only 2 lean Republican. https://t.co/v81cNIYhej
— Sheila Gunn Reid 🐀 (@SheilaGunnReid) October 3, 2017
The gun lobby donates very little compared to most interest groups, but you never see these stories about those other groups… https://t.co/D94NeWvvyB
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) October 3, 2017
Now do unions. And while you’re at it, Planned Parenthood. https://t.co/bbMHNc8RRj
— Ken Gardner (@KenGardner11) October 3, 2017
You should do Planned Parenthood now. Or public employee unions. Why single out this one issue?
BTW, I have private reason for pride here. https://t.co/sU06gZwmJD
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) October 3, 2017
Now do planned parenthood and unions….. This is peanuts
Your bias hackery and lack of integrity is showing Politico https://t.co/224YsA4zmr
— Mujahed Kobbe (@Moj_kobe) October 3, 2017
60,000,000 dead babies. Now do Planned Parenthood.https://t.co/RXFo1q2eqa
— Problematic AF™😭 (@EF517_V2) October 3, 2017
Now do Planned Parenthood. https://t.co/J5MaUYNgHD
— 🎃The🐰Foo👻 (@PolitiBunny) October 3, 2017
Yes, definitely do Planned Parenthood next.
…then do the major labor unions…
— (((Charles Oliver))) (@goroke_mi) October 3, 2017
Some food for thought. https://t.co/X8KVQqoBwZ
— Intense American (@IntenseAmerican) October 3, 2017
Michael Bloomberg? Isn’t he the guy behind Everytown for Gun Safety? The lobbying group that ended gun violence?
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) October 3, 2017
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Sean Davis uses math to bust NRA donations talking point, Planned Parenthood hardest hit https://t.co/moUVSwMMZb
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 3, 2017