Wes over at Pombo Watch posted a story yesterday about an email that has been sent out by a group of Richard Pombo’s extremist right-wing supporters. Bearing in mind that Pombo is trying to paint himself as a “mainstream Republican,” you have to wonder what he’s doing coordinating campaign activities with the Gun Owners of America. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Gun Owners of America go far beyond fighting for basic gun ownership rights and have been involved over the years with anti-Semitism and both the white supremacist and militia movements. Their leader, Larry Pratt, is so extreme that Pat Buchanan ejected him as a national co-chair for his 1996 presidential campaign.
This is the message that GOA has sent out to their members urging them to work for Richard Pombo’s re-election:
Pro-gun Congressman Richard Pombo is a favorite target of anti-gun extremists, and this election year they are out in full force.Please note the two sentences that are highlighted above:
His well-funded opponent, Jerry McNerney, is actually busing people in from outside the district to help defeat Pombo.
McNerney is backed by far left anti-gun members of Congress like Nancy Pelosi, Zoe Lofgren, Barbara Lee and Dianne Watson, as well as former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown. You can be sure that if Nancy Pelosi becomes Speaker, we will see a new semi-auto ban, expansions of the Brady law, and other onerous gun control laws.
We need to counter the extremist agenda of Pombo's opponent. If you live in or near Central Valley's 11th Congressional District, please consider joining the Pombo Team in precinct walks over the next three weekends.
If you are interested in participating, please contact the Pombo campaign at email@example.com or 209-956-3976.
Richard Pombo is a good friend of gun owners and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment. Rep. Pombo has stood up for gun owners his entire career; now we need to stand up for his campaign.
If you would like to help Rep. Pombo but live too far to participate, please consider contributing to his campaign at http://www.richardpombo.com on the web.
Thank you for your support of Representative Pombo and Gun Owners of America.
Jerry McNerney, is actually busing people in from outside the district to help defeat Pombo...Oh, sweet irony.
If you live in or near Central Valley's 11th Congressional District, please consider joining the Pombo Team in precinct walks over the next three weekends.