Democrats buying more ads promoting gun control this election cycle.

By | 2018-08-16T16:33:40+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , |21 Comments

Courtesy of Alaska USA:

Candidates across the country and allied outside groups are seizing on the issue of guns in advertising this election cycle, but with a twist: More spots now promote gun control than oppose it.

That messaging represents a reversal from the last midterm cycle in 2014 and even 2016, when the combined total of pro-gun-rights spots in governors, House and Senate races eclipsed those touting restrictions on guns, according to a USA TODAY analysis of data from Kantar Media.

The shift follows a rash of mass shootings, including the killing of 17 students and staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School six months ago Tuesday.

Democrats are driving the surge in advertising favoring gun control as polling shows the public generally supports stricter laws covering the sale of firearms and overwhelmingly supports expanded background checks.

The Democrats are also getting help from the Parkland Students who are still meeting with people across the country and talking about sensible gun control legislation.

And that includes members of the NRA and pro-gun protesters. 


This could be the first election cycle in a while where real progress is made when it comes to gun control and comprehensive background checks.

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21 Comments

  1. Anon August 16, 2018 at 6:43 am - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/franklin-graham-chelsea-clintons-views-abortion-like-hitlers-views-killing-jews/

    “Roe became the law of the land in January of 1973.”
    Legalized abortion has allowed women to work and grow their careers, and start families if and when they want, and when they are financially able.
    Graham, however, unleashed an astonishing rebuke, likening Clinton’s views in support of the right to choose to Hitler’s views on “killing the Jews.””

  2. Anon August 16, 2018 at 7:06 am - Reply

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/republicans-dont-just-want-to-winthey-want-to-rig-the-game?ref=scroll?ref=home

    “The question is why. The conventional wisdom answer, one I’ve believed myself, is “they’re afraid of Trump’s base.” That’s kind of true, but I have come to believe that isn’t the reason.” THIS>
    “the Republicans started behaving a little differently. They started challenging the rules. Democrats did too, a little, especially on judicial nominations, but it was Republicans who drove this change.
    The shutting down of the recount in Florida in 2000. ” ”
    So in sum, for a generation now, Republicans haven’t been just arguing with Democrats about who wins elections. They’ve been trying simultaneously to change the rules of the game so that they will win every election (their Supreme Court majority has done its part too, by the way, by allowing all this dark money into the system). “They wanted to make that public demonstration to establish a precedent—to show, to return to my phrase from above, that they could exercise public contempt for the democratic allocation of power. And win.”

    https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/08/16/hail-to-the-chief/

  3. anon August 16, 2018 at 7:13 am - Reply

    OT? “Today, the digital infrastructure that serves this country is literally under attack.”

    https://thinkprogress.org/fbi-investigating-cyberattacks-against-democratic-rival-of-rep-dana-rohrabacher-416c88aca5d9/

  4. Guurssk August 16, 2018 at 7:22 am - Reply

    This is dumb… Why would they want to push the GOPs narrative that government is coming for our guns? I know the difference between gun control and gun confiscation but the last few years have proved that most people don’t. When confronting an opponent, one should always know where their counter punch is going to land.

  5. anon August 16, 2018 at 7:35 am - Reply

    OT?> “why we underestimate the risk of nuclear war, why we overestimate how much that risk has to do with Trump himself, and why recent events haven’t made him any less worried.” 1983>

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Air_Lines_Flight_007

    “As a result of the incident, the United States altered tracking procedures for aircraft departing from Alaska. The interface of the autopilot used on airliners was redesigned to make it more ergonomic.
    In addition, the incident was one of the most important events that prompted the Reagan administration to allow worldwide access to the United States Global Positioning System ”

    https://slate.com/culture/2018/08/jeffrey-lewis-interview-about-nuclear-war-with-north-korea.html

  6. anon August 16, 2018 at 9:26 am - Reply

    OT U all gonna Die $uckers…“He’s probably the only president who knew soybean farmers exist,” said the soft-spoken Saathoff. “I don’t know if we’re ready to rebel or not. But let’s just get the trade policy done.”

    https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-soybean-farmers-tariffs-20180816-story.html

  7. BLM! August 16, 2018 at 9:31 am - Reply

    OT?
    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/nj-school-board-candidate-busted-racist-facebook-comments-urging-black-lives-matter-monkeys-gunned/

    “Monroe school board candidate Rick Jankowski complained about BLM protests back in 2015, writing: “So now I watch videos of the ‘protesters’ throwing trash cans and any other items at any white person they see…….time to start firing bullets into these f*cking monkeys and send them to their graves.”” “In 2014, he wrote about the shooting of unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, stating: “I’m sorry but I can’t stay quiet any longer…..you goddamn animals in Missouri make me sick! Another black criminal gets killed after assaulting a white cop and you pieces of shit want justice? You are not Americans, you are animals who disgust me. You wonder why there is racism in this country? Get a f*cking job and contribute you useless wastes of life instead of constantly committing crims [sic] and protesting when you get what you deserve.”

    https://www.phillyvoice.com/gloucester-county-school-board-candidate-racist-facebook-posts-south-jersey/

    +’The New Jersey Globe is a political news web site whose editor is David Wildstein, a central figure in the Bridgegate political scandal that damaged the political standing of then-Gov. Chris Christie.’

  8. anon August 16, 2018 at 9:59 am - Reply

    OT?
    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/16/trump-military-parade-expected-to-cost-80-million-more-than-estimated.html

    “The parade, slated for Nov. 10, is estimated to cost $92 million, the official said. The figure includes $50 million from the Pentagon and $42 million from interagency partners such as the Department of Homeland Security. An initial estimate last month pegged the prospective cost for the parade at $12 million.” “The $92 million figure dwarfs the $12 million estimate that was first reported by CNN last month.”
    “We’re going to have to try to top it, but we have a lot of planes going over and a lot of military might, and it was really a beautiful thing to see, and representatives from different wars and different uniforms,” {Ru$$ian}

  9. anon August 16, 2018 at 10:21 am - Reply

    “U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned on Thursday that anyone who uses a 3-D printer to make an “undetectable” gun will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,
    a day after his department asked a court not to block the public from downloading blueprints for the guns.

    “We will not stand for the evasion … of current law and will take action to ensure that individuals who violate the law by making plastic firearms and rendering them undetectable, will be prosecuted to the fullest extent,” Sessions said in his Thursday statement.”<rawstory

  10. anonymous August 16, 2018 at 10:24 am - Reply

    ““This is going to be a tough one to hear and people aren’t going to like it, but it’s very hard to understand that, in fascism, we’re not individual human beings who have thoughts and reflect before we speak,” “The idea is that we are tribes.”
    ““The politics begins from deciding who the enemy is,” “So rather than being an individual, rather than thinking, what we’re supposed to do is mark ourselves up into a tribe and define who the enemy is.””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/watch-yale-historian-explains-terrifying-purpose-trump-supporters-angry-chants/

  11. Anonymous August 16, 2018 at 10:35 am - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/16/omarosa-trump-buy-silence.html

    Buying Her Silence Lara

    “It sounds a little LIKE, obviously, that there are some things you’ve got in the back pocket to pull out. Clearly, if you come on board the campaign, LIKE, we can’t have — we got to —” “we were talking about, LIKE, 15k a month.” “Um, let me see what that adds up to. Times 12. Yes, that’s $180,000. Does that sound LIKE a fair deal for you? In terms of your position, specifically, I really feel LIKE your position would require, you know, you to be able to be flexible in terms of where you are. Sometimes, you know, come to New York for occasional meetings. But I would LOVE, if you could, you know, occasionally go do speaking engagements and that sort of thing for us. I think you’d be awesome doing that.”

    “To summarize, Trump was going to use donor funds to give Omarosa a made up job where she would not be allowed to talk to the press and only say positive things about Trump, so long as she didn’t use what The New York Times made it sound like she had in her back pocket. What is being discussed sounds a lot like hush money and a potential violation of campaign finance laws.”

    The dirt that Omarosa has on Trump might not be Russia impeachment level, but it shows the level of corruption and lawlessness within the entire Trump campaign operation and presidency.”

  12. ANON August 16, 2018 at 10:51 am - Reply

    https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/08/california-police-killed-162-people-ab931-bill-lethal-force/

    Assembly Bill 931, the Police Accountability and Community Protection Act, In Part>
    ” it would bar police from using lethal force when a subject is a threat only to himself. If approved Thursday by the Senate Appropriations Committee, AB931 will move along to the full Senate for debate.”
    ” according to a Washington Post database, police have shot and killed more than 60 people so far this year—162 were fatally shot last year, although only half had a gun.

    “We’ve seen too many people killed by police and too many cases where police used deadly force in a way that doesn’t match the community’s values,”
    “The ACLU’s three branches in the state have launched a social-media campaign encouraging residents to contact their representatives and encourage them to vote yes on AB931.
    “If we want to reduce police shootings, we need to change the rules on when police can shoot,” “That’s what this bill does.”” The state law governing police use of force hasn’t been amended since it was enacted—in 1872. It’s the oldest untouched use-of-force law in the nation, according to Amnesty International, which supports AB931.
    “On Monday, some 250 people representing more than 20 community groups throughout California showed up at the state Capitol to encourage senators to move the bill forward. Among them were Black Lives Matter Sacramento, which spearheaded local protests in the wake of the Clark shooting, and the Anti-Police Terror Project.” ““We need to emphasize, especially in these nonthreatening situations, de-escalation as a primary tactic, and not just lethal force because you have the legal authority and ability to do so,” says Eddie Carmona, political director at PICO California, a coalition of progressive churches and faith groups that led organizing for Monday’s action in Sacramento. “It’s worked in other places. We just need to do it in California.””

  13. ANON August 16, 2018 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-u-s-education-secretary-top-10-nothing-204636968.html

    OT?”Duncan, who served in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2015 and just published a new book, says the country needs to improve access to early childhood education and increase wages for teachers to make the U.S. more competitive on the global stage.

    “I think obviously the best investment we can make is in high-quality early childhood education,””
    ““We were very proud during our time in D.C. to get high school graduation rates up to 84%,” Duncan said. “I would love to see the current administration have a goal of a 90% graduation rate and keep getting better.” ”
    “The current administration’s education secretary, Betsy DeVos, tried to make deep cuts to public education to fund school choice voucher programs in May that were rejected after fierce resistance from Democratic legislators. Overall, the Department of Education has shed about 13% of its staff as the administration attempts to merge the Education and Labor Departments.” “Former Senior Advisor to President Trump Omarosa Manigault Newman accused Devos of being ignorant of how historically black schools were formed and claimed that President Donald Trump refers to her as “Ditzy DeVos.”

    Duncan stressed that “these aren’t Democrat or Republican goals — these are nation-building goals. We have to educate our way to a better economy. … I don’t see the current administration talking about any of these goals.””

  14. DO~IT~ August 16, 2018 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    “Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Thursday said they were prepared to sue the National Archives if it does not honor their request for information on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

    The move ratcheted up their fight with Republicans over documents on the conservative judge nominated by President Donald Trump. Their leader, Senator Chuck Schumer, told reporters he plans to meet with Kavanaugh next week.”

  15. Anon August 16, 2018 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    Not Good>
    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/detroit-democrat-under-fire-for-calling-asian-opponent-ching-chang-in-anti-immigrant-rant/

    “Chang’s husband, Sean Gray, overheard the racial remarks. Gray, a black man, said Scott called him a “fool” for marrying an Asian woman.

    “[It] disgusts [me] seeing black people holding signs for these Asians and not supporting their own people,” Scott said according to Gray.”
    ““No elected official or candidate for office, regardless of political affiliation, should use stereotypical imagery or language. The use of these stereotypes is counter to the progress our country has made over past decades to encourage respect for all communities,” Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote said in a statement.

    Scott did not respond to a request for comment. During last Tuesday’s primary election, Scott lost with 11 percent of the vote. Chang won the election with 49 percent of the vote.”

  16. Anon August 16, 2018 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    FUCK! ““I think they realize if the American people knew just how Justice Kavanaugh felt before he became a judge, they might not want him to be there,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a floor speech on Thursday.’

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brett-kavanaugh-documents-supreme-court_us_5b75c405e4b0df9b093db10a

  17. anonymous August 16, 2018 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    https://thinkprogress.org/virginia-gop-candidate-lies-and-says-the-left-was-responsible-for-violence-in-charlottesville-19028d895ee4/

    “Perhaps it shouldn’t be seen as a surprise that Stewart wants to gaslight his supporters about Charlottesville in order to raise money, given that he’d previously supported Unite the Right’s main organizer, Jason Kessler. ”
    “In February 2017, a few months prior to the events in Charlottesville, Stewart was present at a United & Security for America event, a group organized by Kessler which says its mission is “defending Western Civilization and its history, culture and peoples while utterly dismantling Cultural Marxism.””Stewart also bragged about how he was “Trump before Trump was Trump,” boasted of his “Southern Heritage” when he’s actually from Minnesota”
    “Stewart is currently trailing Kaine — whom he has tried to link to Antifa and “the radical left” with phony doctored photos — in the polls by 17.5 points, according to RealClearPolitics.”

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