Monday, June 26, 2006

The Gun-Grabbers Like DeWine

From The Cincinnati Enquirer (scroll down):

Sen. Mike DeWine last week became the first Senate candidate of 2006 to win an endorsement from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a top gun violence prevention group.

DeWine, a Republican, was a vocal opponent of a bill that Congress passed last year to shield gun dealers and manufacturers from lawsuits brought by gun crime victims or their families. He also supported background a ban on semiautomatic weapons.

While these positions have consistently upset conservatives --- and earned the Cedarville lawmaker an "F" from the National Riffle Association -- it's garnered praise from groups like this one.

Sarah Brady, honorary chairwoman of the campaign, said while some pander to special interests, DeWine "consistently and reliably does the right thing for his country and for the people of Ohio."

DeWine spokesman Brian Seitchik said, "The senator is a firm believer in the Second Amendment, but makes a determination on the merits of each issue."

The Constitution is not a "special interest!"

A "firm" believer in the Second Amendment does NOT pick and choose when he will defend the constitutional protections guaranteed to the citizens of America.

And I'm supposed to vote for this guy? It seems that no matter who wins, Ohioans and lovers of freedom lose.


Joab said...

DeWine is a weasel. His positions on immigration and the 2nd amendment alone prohibit him from getting my vote.

Oldsmoblogger said...

He's lost my vote as well.

We must work to ensure Ken Blackwell's victory this year, and to defeat Voinovich in the primary if he runs again.

Anonymous said...

I still think "Sherrod Brown would be much worse" is an excellent reason to vote for DeWine, irregardless of DeWine's shortcomings.

Steven J. Kelso Sr. said...

Now is the time for Mr. DeWine to show who he really is -- I don't like what I see, sorry.

Oldsmoblogger said...

Unfortunately, sir, I think we already know.

Anonymous said...

I agree with phil a year when we must keep the Senate in GOP hands, we can't afford to be picky about our Republican candidates...Mike DeWine might be your favorite, but Sherrod Brown would be a disaster.