Skip to comments.Obama Joins Bloomberg’s Squeeze Play on Senate Dems
Posted on 03/28/2013 11:44:10 PM PDT by neverdem
President Obama often talks about a lack of political will or political courage in Congress on difficult issues. Today, he has the chance to show some himself.
The primary obstacle to the sweeping gun-control legislation he demanded in the wake of the horrific December school shootings in Connecticut is currently a dozen or so Democratic senators who have balked at the presidents plan.
Two weeks ago, Harry Reid, the leader of the blue team in the Senate, yanked the centerpiece of Obamas plan, presumably with the consent or at least knowledge of the president.
Today, Obama will make a speech in conjunction with the National Day to Demand Action by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, led by New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg. (The groups name is misleading. The mayors do oppose illegal guns, but their primary purpose is making more guns illegal.) The group is currently running an ad campaign against vulnerable red state...
Senate Democrats are not thrilled, especially the five facing re-election next year in states carried by Mitt Romney in 2012. Bloombergs group has already held up a Democratic primary for a vacant House seat in Illinois as his model for next year. Bloomberg pushed cash into the Democratic primary to defeat a gun-rights Democrat last month.
Facing a billionaire on a mission is never great. Facing one over an issue that animates the liberal, activist core of the Democratic primary electorate is a total bummer.
Obama joining Bloombergs Day to Demand Action is pretty close to an endorsement of the mayoral squeeze play. But Bloomberg knows that to start applying serious pressure to Republicans on gun control, he needs to either get Democrats lined up on the subject or continue the partys purge of moderates in the hopes of an eventual gun ban...
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The best thing about the fight to restore the 2nd Amendment is its proof that federalism is the best system for America.
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