Skip to comments.Victorious Obama rockets back onto ‘gun control’ radar with UN arms treaty
Posted on 11/07/2012 4:19:02 PM PST by marktwain
Mere hours after declaring victory and his intent for reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together, President Barack Obama demonstrated some of that flexibility he predicted hed have after the election when his administration backed a U.N. committee's call to renew debate over a draft international treaty to regulate the $60 billion global arms trade, Reuters reported today.
Arms control advocates had hoped Obama would back the treaty if he was re-elected, Reuters explained, and that he would was a given, as it was his administration that reversed previous policy in 2009 and resurrected U.S. participation based on consensus, albeit that was not something his campaign felt prudent to advertise in an election deemed by many a toss-up.
While many will point to the need for Senate ratification and prior pledged opposition by enough members of that body to defeat such efforts, other researchers have cautioned not to rely on that as a guarantee. But at this point, the likelihood of the treaty's passage is not the story.
Some of the talking heads on the news networks following last nights election returns were speculating about how a second-term Obama would reach across the aisle, how he would focus on his legacy, how he would compromise in the spirit of bipartisanship and getting things done. Based on the administrations first term actions, such outreach has never been this presidents style.
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They lied. Surprize, Surprize, Surprize.
Frack the UN and FRACK Obama!
There’s no way in hell (and I know we are there since last nights election) that I’m giving up any weapon of mine...
Obama is going to have a very tough time trying to enforce that here in the US.
Two Thirds of Senate for ratification....?
Don’t think so!
Our forefathers would be shooting by now.
Didn’t take the Coward in Chief long did it. Lock and Load. Molon Labe!
Saying is one thing, doing is another. Look how swell Prohibition worked.
Ratification only requires two-thirds of the “members present”, not two-thirds of the members.
There may be quorum requirements in the Senate’s rules, but I’m not certain on that.
You, me and some 80,000,000 others.
Just providing an update.
THE FOREIGNERS second command was ordering 300 gallons of red paint for the White House. We block his agenda 2 years through the house. Then retake the senate in 2014 and politically paralyze his rear end.
There is a quorum rule: 51 must be present making 34, 2/3, a passing vote. However, since when has Obama gave a damn about the law or the Constitution? I suspect he’ll just have a few Senators over and simply declare the treaty as having been passed.
Did we have any doubt he would go there if he got a 2nd term?
if Obama’s moves the day after the election are towards carbon taxes and UN gun control, he must want to poison the well before the negotiations on the fiscal cliff even start...
playing with fire buddy... if the USA goes over the fiscal cliff, no-one will be buying the bush blame game...
Wouldn’t surprise me in the least.
“You say it’s not properly ratified? We deem it ratified; and we’re going to enforce it.”.
One way or another I’m likely to end up a bullet-riddled corpse in a roadside ditch. Hopefully I’ll take at least one of them with me.
Just wait till he gets his nominations in for the SCOTUS!
I cant wait to hear what all the anti Romney people who were on here before the election will say then.
Do we even have a “bench” deep enough to take the senate?
We knew EXACTLY; no surprises.
Nice! I was active with them here, a few years ago, and am going to get back into a more active role, now that I’m “retired”.
That’s it. The graphic didn’t show for some reason.
That snowplow train is amazing!
We are the alternative. We will resist. We're not going to surrender to this. We will not be passive, we will not be compliant in our demise. We're not good losers, you better believe we're sore losers! A good loser is a loser forever. Now I hear we're called 'purists.' Conservatives are called purists. The very people who keep nominating moderates, now call us purists the way the left calls us purists. Yeah, things like liberty, and property rights, individual sovereignty, and the Constitution, and capitalism. We're purists now. And we have to hear this crap from conservatives, or pseudo-conservatives, Republicans.
I meant to post that to the Levin Show thread.
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