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Talking with my father-in-law and he say's a TRUE LIBERAL cannot be anti-gun. He is a liberal Dem and proud of it. He hates that it's become a dirty word. In his mind a a liberal believes in live and let live. Gun grabbers cannot be TRUE liberals.Isn't it amazing that a large number of Democrats running for the House and Senate are endorsed and highly rated by GOAL. Just reaffirms my belief that you can't put labels on people or Parties. Look's like all Democrats are NOT gun-hating, bleeding heart liberals.
GOAL sends a questionnaire to candidates who don't have a pro/anti-gun voting record.It's interesting that two of the gubernatorial candidates are not rated - Gabrieli and Patrick.
Oh yes, I know just what conclusion to draw.If a candidate doesn't fill it in or refuses to respond to many of the questions you get the "not rated" response. I think you can draw your own conclusions in such a case . . . and it won't be in our favor!
Talking with my father-in-law and he say's a TRUE LIBERAL cannot be anti-gun. He is a liberal Dem and proud of it. He hates that it's become a dirty word. In his mind a a liberal believes in live and let live. Gun grabbers cannot be TRUE liberals.
That's his opinon and worth exactly what you and I paid for it.
Acujeff, thank you for the link to the info.
Definitely agree with the last part. I'd hate to be conned, and I'd hate just as much to lose somebody like CDT, simply because of his record as an HCI supporter. The problem, of course, is that some of those changes in recent years are minor concessions, while others are actual changes in outlook. There's no way to tell the real conversions from the sleepers based solely on voting records, whether recent of lifetime. You've got to do it face to face....
Only solution I can see is to take their rating over their ENTIRE public life career to calculate the ratings. Anything else and we get the "subjective" overruling the true rating.
No easy solution here other than KNOW YOUR LEGISLATOR!