The Strickland endorsement was just the icing on the cake for me. It pushed me right over the edge into the happy land of "You know what? Screw you, NRA. I'm not your fucking voting booth puppet." The State of Ohio is being driven straight into the ground by Democrats like Strickland. Move here and try to get a job or start a business, I dare you.
And for those of you who have repeatedly reminded me that the NRA couldn't possibly have endorsed an F-rated candidate over one that was A-rated, I would like to say a few things:
#1 - The NRA decided, in 2006, to remain neutral in Ohio's gubernatorial race. They could choose to again, with no harm done.
#2 - The NRA creates this rating system. They could easily revise their own rating system to include other freedom related issues, you know...if they really cared about things like that. Like the Bill of Rights, freedom is a holistic thing. Take away one part and you diminish the whole. Protecting the Second Amendment while chipping away at the First or endorsing a big government, higher taxes politician while crowing about the rights of the people only makes you appear craven and unprincipled, concerned with only self-perpetuation.
#3 - Kirsten. Gillibrand. So much for the NRA's oh-so-reliable rating system, eh?
_______So, perhaps all this has taught me less about the NRA and more about myself...seems my single-issue is freedom. I want it all.
(oh, also? Those of you railing against RINOs and then fully supporting the NRA because "they're the best we've got" are just plain cracking me up. Really.)