To: neverdem; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; BillyBoy; ...
RC:”But the real objective here is not so much to sway public opinion but to let these lawmakers know that Bloomberg is watching them and will make life difficult next year for those who do not join his and Obamas effort for a gun ban.
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”
If Bloomy ends up helping electing Republicans in the Senate in 2014 that will be sweet justice and irony.
posted on 03/29/2013 5:20:59 AM PDT
(To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
To: sickoflibs; neverdem; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; ...
” If Bloomy ends up helping electing Republicans in the Senate in 2014 that will be sweet justice and irony. “
No kidding : )
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