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Obama group cheerleads Toomey-Manchin gun bill

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Sean Higgins

Organizing for Action, the pro-President Obama activist group, just sent out the following fundraising pitch which praises the gun background check bill by Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.

Here’s the text of the email:

This week, two U.S. senators, a Democrat and a Republican with “A” ratings from the NRA, introduced a bill to close loopholes in background checks for all commercial gun sales.

Let that sink in for a minute. Millions of Americans have demanded action, and Congress is listening.

Now that we’ve got legislation, the next step is passing it. And no surprise here: Allies of the gun lobby are threatening to block a vote. You can be damn sure they’re going to do the same thing if the bill makes it to the House, too.

OFA is taking the gun lobby head on. We won’t stand by silently while the families in Newtown, Aurora, and Tucson grieve. So many people have worked tirelessly for congressional action.

We won’t let Congress forget.

So, the group that was formerly called Obama for America is now praising the efforts of the former president of the conservative Club for Growth. This proves the old adage: Live long enough and you’ll see everything.

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