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I understand. We all make mistakes. But when you make one publicly you need to own it, and apologize.
People have recently been putting the NRA on blast. Doesn’t sound surprising at all, right? Until you realize the NRA they’ve been witch-hunting has been the National Restaurant Association, not the ‘evil empire’ of the National Rifle Association.
Why the controversy? One senator took a $50 donation from the National Restaurant Association and people immediately started losing their minds.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill), who is an Iraq War veteran, a double amputee, and a proponent of stronger gun control legislation, is who took the lettuce in question. Here she is defending herself.
It is not true that I received a $50 donation from the NRA. I received a donation from an employee of the National RESTAURANT Association, not the National Rifle Association https://t.co/IIIlW20rIk
— Tammy Duckworth (@TammyforIL) February 21, 2018
A spokesperson from the National Restaurant Association told CNBC, “Every once in a while this happens.”
I guess I can understand why.
Got a text from Capital One saying I’d made a 15$ payment to the NRA. Called to complain my account had stolen by some right wing Whacko. Turns out it was my 17 year old applying for a yogurt job and had to join the National Restaurant Association. #BrandingFail
— Drew Vaupen (@Drewby1028) February 11, 2018
I get it. We’re all anxious. We all want to stand up for what we believe in. We all want to see our country change for the better. But if you take a public stand against the NRA, make sure you’re opposing the right organization.
In the mean time, don’t be like these morons.
39 GOP Senators take funds from the NRA, 1 DEM, Collin Peterson takes $98K+. 230+ GOP House Reps take $ from NRA, 5 DEMS, with Tammy Duckworth taking $50 from the NRA. Every member of both Houses of Congress needs to be vetted by voters. By the way, White House guy takes $30M!!
— Lioness (@Lioness90726217) March 2, 2018
— Hindean (@Hindean) February 27, 2018
The NRA only donated to 5 Congressional Dems in the 2016 election cycle (and one of those looks like a gotcha $50 donation to Tammy Duckworth, so really only 4 Dems). They know who fills their coffers – the GOP. https://t.co/d0iS3Ee8Rx
— Gerald #VetsResistSquadron (@Langkard) February 22, 2018
Just another fail: Seattle Moron Thought Norwegian Flag Was Actually A Confederate Flag
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