Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

McConnell: Any gun proposals will take back seat to solving country's financial problems
Associated Press ^ | January 6, 2013 | NA

Posted on 01/08/2013 11:06:25 AM PST by neverdem

WASHINGTON - Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell federal spending and the country's debt will dominate the congressional agenda for the next three months, and that debate about potential gun legislation in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting will take a back seat...

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/08/2013 11:06:34 AM PST by neverdem
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: neverdem
Doesn't he see? The country's financial problems are well on the way to being solved. What you do is, you take two platinum discs. You stamp a portrait of Obama on them and deposit them in the treasury, then....

Now, about those guns...

2 posted on 01/08/2013 11:09:33 AM PST by fhayek
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

We are in big trouble !!!


3 posted on 01/08/2013 11:10:38 AM PST by saturn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem
McConnell: Any gun proposals will take back
seat to solving country's financial problems
McConnell, Is about to cave...
based on recent experience...

4 posted on 01/08/2013 11:10:57 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

5 posted on 01/08/2013 11:11:28 AM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

Right.


6 posted on 01/08/2013 11:12:58 AM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

Sounds good. I don’t trust him not to cave, though....


7 posted on 01/08/2013 11:17:09 AM PST by Brightitude
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem
You know, if McConnell & the GOP hold any gun control legislation politically hostage to first getting the economic house in order, gun control won't ever happen.

In a perfect world. Which would also mean I'd have the house paid off and horses in the back forty. $;-)

8 posted on 01/08/2013 11:26:04 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

We are soooooooooo screwed!


9 posted on 01/08/2013 11:35:05 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

Weasel Mode: ENGAGED


10 posted on 01/08/2013 11:35:05 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

It just means watch my left hand not my right hand. They want a diversion when they try and de-tooth us.


11 posted on 01/08/2013 11:56:05 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem
debate about potential gun legislation in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting will take a back seat...

Why not this...debate about potential gun legislation in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting is off the table, the 2nd amendment is still the law of the land.

Quisling traitors, all of them.

12 posted on 01/08/2013 12:18:52 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tzimisce
Right, what?

I'm not sure what you heard, but I think what the Dems heard was that gun control was on the table as a trading chip for the solution for the debt limit.

The right answer would have been that there will not be any debate about the 2nd Amendment before, during or after any financial problem discussions. So, let's get on with the money trouble talks.

McConnell just said that our freedom was less important than money issues.

13 posted on 01/08/2013 12:41:06 PM PST by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

I hope he doesn’t mean that it’s negotiable.


14 posted on 01/08/2013 12:49:39 PM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

Is there anyone alive Naive enough not to believe that this next sequestration will go down to the wire and the Republicans will cave?

If anyone doesn’t believe that I have a special Bridge for sale right down the street.


15 posted on 01/08/2013 12:58:56 PM PST by Venturer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

Mitch reminds me of Mr. Peepers...a character played by Wally Cox on TV in the late 1950s or thereabouts...all he needs is that little umbrella...
Elections have consequences and Mitch the gimmys and the slackers are in control of the Senate...so good luck Mr Peepers!
Freegards
Llex


16 posted on 01/08/2013 12:59:59 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lexington minuteman 1775

Mitch is in the minority party. He doesn’t control the agenda.


17 posted on 01/08/2013 1:07:55 PM PST by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Planned Parenthood kills people.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

Aaaw, isn’t that cute? He thinks he’s relevant!


18 posted on 01/08/2013 1:12:44 PM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: slowhandluke

McConnell doesn’t run the Senate. He doesn’t set the agenda - the liberal Democrats do.

That said, McConnell has promised all kinds of things - then at the last minute turns around and recants. The “fiscal cliff” negotiations a week ago were the last thing he gave the left.

You actually think McConnell is going to stop the left from doing anything it wants?


19 posted on 01/08/2013 1:19:10 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

This from Mitch the itch who is always looking for a b so he can be with Pansey and our Manchurian senator from Vietnam.


20 posted on 01/08/2013 1:30:05 PM PST by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: saturn; fhayek; skinkinthegrass; Brandonmark; Tzimisce; Brightitude; Joe Brower; ColdOne; ...
We are in big trouble !!!

I don't think so.

Poll Shows Americans Trust The NRA More Than Media

NRA Has 54% Favorable Image in U.S.

U.S. Distrust in Media Hits New High

Any politician who was formerly endorsed by the NRA, and who now chooses to cross the NRA will be history. That's why being a single issue organization is smart. It keeps the weak sisters in the GOP from bailing on the NRA.

21 posted on 01/08/2013 1:40:28 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

Uh huh.

Two Years ago there were rallies all across this country to stop Obamacare.

The response by elected officials was to come out with smug little smirks on their faces, arm in arm as they walked to vote “yes” on it anyway.

There was a temporary fall out - they lost 2010.

And they came back big in 2012.

Why would they fear the NRA? The NRA has endorsed all kinds of RINOs and moderates over the past few years. Joe Manchin comes to mind.

You don’t think gun control is going to pass? I’ll bet you any amount of money it does. It will probably be an act of Congress. But if it’s not, it’ll be an international treaty or executive order.

I’m sorry - the American people voted themselves out.


22 posted on 01/08/2013 2:09:01 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

We were also told no way obamacare would be law of the land, yet it is. They have the power now. I hope you are correct in your thinking on this.


23 posted on 01/08/2013 2:17:49 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

I hope you are right the NRA has been known to fold under political pressure. Like during the Bubba days even Bush 41 sent his membership back that time with Dingleberry.


24 posted on 01/08/2013 3:34:00 PM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

I hope you are right the NRA has been known to fold under political pressure. Like during the Bubba days even Bush 41 sent his membership back with Dingleberry.


25 posted on 01/08/2013 3:34:41 PM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson