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Obama Joins Bloomberg’s Squeeze Play on Senate Dems ^ | March 28, 2013 | Chris Stirewalt

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 president’s plan.

Two weeks ago, Harry Reid, the leader of the blue team in the Senate, yanked the centerpiece of Obama’s 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 group’s 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. Bloomberg’s 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 Bloomberg’s 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 party’s purge of moderates in the hopes of an eventual gun ban...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: banglist; bloomberg; guncontrol; kenyanbornmuzzie; newyork; newyorkcity; obama; secondamendment
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To: null and void; Old Sarge
Re: God bless both of you!

Hey, null, smile... when you say that!

Listen up, null, she... means it!

21 posted on 03/29/2013 11:14:34 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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Barack Insane Obloomberg.

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22 posted on 03/31/2013 4:01:48 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: sergeantdave
It was a Pyrrhic victory. It simply delayed the inevitability of more pro-2nd leaders in black neighborhoods.

The best thing about the fight to restore the 2nd Amendment is its proof that federalism is the best system for America.

23 posted on 03/31/2013 5:15:54 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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