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Note to Dianne Feinstein: Yeah, You Do Need to be Lectured on the Constitution
GOA ^ | Mar. 21, 2013 | GOA staff

Posted on 03/21/2013 5:21:30 PM PDT by EXCH54FE

In case you missed it, an interesting exchange took place in the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz politely asked gun-control crazy Dianne Feinstein how she would feel about applying her minimalist view on the Second Amendment to other parts of the Bill of Rights.

Feinstein went into orbit. "I'm not a sixth grader," she huffed. Invoking her extensive Senate history of spitting on the Constitution, she made it clear that she didn't appreciate being reminded of the Constitution’s restrictions on her legislative will.

Feinstein suggested that Congress should pass anti-gun legislation without considering the Constitution, in the expectation that the courts will sort it out. Notwithstanding the fact that Feinstein and every other senator had taken an oath to support and defend the Constitution.

So here's where we are: In a few weeks, after Easter recess, Harry Reid will move to proceed to some gun control proposal, probably the Veterans Gun Ban (S. 54). He'll then use his privileged recognition to set up a whole lot of votes intended to get Democrats reelected in 2014.

Democrats will be given a shot at voting against the crazy Feinstein gun ban. But then Reid will do what he did on ObamaCare and play let's-make-a-deal for votes on other gun control.

Bribes and tradeoffs will be made. And votes will be scheduled with a view to making Republicans maximally vulnerable by making them vote against measures which biased polling shows are popular in their states. Republican senators need to join together as a caucus to oppose the "motion to proceed" to any gun control legislation.

Let the Democrats be the ones forced to bite the bullet and vote for a "motion to proceed" which is framed as a vote in support of the Feinstein gun ban.

Under regular order, 41 Republicans can block any gun control this way. Harry Reid can use a special procedure under the anti-gun rules changes to force a vote with 51 Democrats, but, if he does, Mitch McConnell gets to "stop the trains" by offering the first unamendable amendment — a process which Reid cannot relish.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
Link at site to Contact your Senators. Demand that they vote against any "motion to proceed" to any gun control proposal. Demand that he oppose a motion to proceed to the "gun control buffet."
1 posted on 03/21/2013 5:21:30 PM PDT by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE
Link at site to Contact your Senators.

Dianne Feinstein IS my senator. :-(

2 posted on 03/21/2013 5:23:42 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: EXCH54FE

Most unfortunately, lecturing her on the Constitution would most probably be an utter waste of time: she’s already got her alleged “mind” made up, and isn’t going to be confused by mere facts.


3 posted on 03/21/2013 5:28:20 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: South40

Look into my eye.

4 posted on 03/21/2013 5:31:35 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: EXCH54FE

But she never answered his question.


5 posted on 03/21/2013 5:34:55 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: South40
Dianne Feinstein IS my senator. :-(

Mine too. And even scarier than that is the fact that she's the smarter one of the two.

6 posted on 03/21/2013 5:36:41 PM PDT by Bob
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To: EXCH54FE
DIFI knows what the Constitution means, she wilfully ignores it.
7 posted on 03/21/2013 5:38:16 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: EXCH54FE

Communist.


8 posted on 03/21/2013 5:41:54 PM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: Standing Wolf

Yeah, I sent her a hundred or two emails one time, but I’m sure the originator name Heywood Jablomee went straight to the junk folder.


9 posted on 03/21/2013 5:44:15 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: Standing Wolf

It is interesting to me that she lost this battle shortly after she lost control of herself, her emotions, and her logic during her AWB hearing recently. That hearing may have been her downfall.

I find that in confronting libs in general, it is not important to convince the lib. It is not important to try to convert them, and you probably won’t. What is important is what everyone else sees in the conversation.

What is crucially important is that you don’t lose control, that you don’t go over the top, that you don’t start slinging insults and extreme or unreal statements; Let the libs do that, and NOBODY will want to follow them, and the voice of reason will ring true to everyone who is watching.

This is a counter to The Rules For Radicals employed by the left, and it isolates them when they are allowed, or encouraged, to “go over the top”.
Let them lose it!

Like Reagan has been known to say in confronting libs, “There you go again”. At the time I heard him say it, to me it seemed way too mild, but in hindsight it cannot be countered by the left. It was a knockout. I really think there is something to this.


10 posted on 03/21/2013 5:46:08 PM PDT by Wildbill22 (They have us surrounded again, the poor bastards- Gen Creighton Williams Abrams)
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To: La Lydia
But she never answered his question.

Because she couldn't.

11 posted on 03/21/2013 5:47:57 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Bob
Mine too. And even scarier than that is the fact that she's the smarter one of the two.

Given that Barbara Boxer's intellect falls far short of that of the average ball-peen hammer I must agree. However, I must also point out how pathetically weak an argument Feinstein had/has vis–à–vis the assault weapons ban. I have a stack of letters from her from 1994 wherein she and I corresponded. And while I am admittedly not be the best at debate I completely destroyed her every point. If the woman lacked the ability to defeat my argument(s), she clearly lacks the intellect to make a legitimate argument why congress should have the ability to strip law-abiding Americans of their right to keep and bear arms. And she's the smart one? lol!

12 posted on 03/21/2013 5:48:36 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: EXCH54FE

Not only Lectured, but the Original Bill of Rights needs to be drilled into her mind, maybe put the Bill of Rights on IDIOT Cards for idiot Feinstein.


13 posted on 03/21/2013 5:52:09 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: EXCH54FE

And Cruz has argued before the Supreme Court at least half a dozen times. Betting he’s a bit closer to the Constitution.


14 posted on 03/21/2013 5:55:22 PM PDT by Dilbert56
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To: South40

$h!t for barins Schumer is one of mine :-(


15 posted on 03/21/2013 6:15:02 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: South40

$h!t for brains Schumer is one of mine :-(


16 posted on 03/21/2013 6:16:26 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: EXCH54FE
Mrs. Feinstein...I’m not a sixth grader. Senator, I’ve been on this committee for 20 years. I was a mayor for nine years.

Meaning? Absolutely nothing. A resume of any significance does not rely solely on longevity in a position.

I walked in, I saw people shot. I’ve looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. I’ve seen the bullets that implode [sic; and so completely clueless].

Meaning? One suspects in the strongest terms that Mrs. Feinstein has real, actual, bona fide PTSD; and as such, has no business writing (or voting on) legislation on anything, much less firearms.

Look, there are other weapons. I’m not a lawyer, but after 20 years I’ve been up close and personal to the Constitution. I have great respect for it.

Note the disconnect between the two thoughts? Apparently, the connection of the sentences made perfect sense to Mrs. Feinstein, and it is scary that such an addled human holds a seat the Senate of the United States, and votes.

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17 posted on 03/21/2013 6:23:10 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Wildbill22
I find that in confronting libs in general, it is not important to convince the lib. It is not important to try to convert them, and you probably won’t. What is important is what everyone else sees in the conversation.

I'll try to bear that in mind, Wildbill22. Thanks, eh?

18 posted on 03/21/2013 6:32:07 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: EXCH54FE

(Notso)Feinstein should be the poster child for strict term limits!!!


19 posted on 03/21/2013 6:37:55 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Ouderkirk
$h!t for barins Schumer is one of mine :-(

Ouch! You are one of the few who can complain as loudly as I do. Schumer is right up there with Feinstein and Boxer in his craziness. Funny though, the crazier they are the more the left loves them.

20 posted on 03/21/2013 6:40:12 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: Seaplaner
Meaning? Absolutely nothing

I think she means that because she once witnessed the immediate after effects of the carnage that can be generated by a deranged whack-job, she feels she is now in a position of such moral superiority that she is entitled to disregard the explicit instructions of the United States Constitution and read a new set of contrary meanings into that document.

Which is by the way the document to which she owes the job she's held for the last almost twenty years.

21 posted on 03/21/2013 6:52:53 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Yep taken out by the Texas Cruz missile. His father came and talked to the small Collin County Tea Party, he is from Cuba. I knew after hearing his dad the son was one heck of a good man just what the county needed. Cruz is one of those lawyers who can plant a verbal trap and close you in it before you had a chance to think. He can give hour long speeches that are perfect with no notes, an amazing intellect.


22 posted on 03/21/2013 7:02:00 PM PDT by pwatson
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To: Wildbill22
"I find that in confronting libs in general, it is not important to convince the lib. It is not important to try to convert them, and you probably won’t. What is important is what everyone else sees in the conversation. What is crucially important is that you don’t lose control, that you don’t go over the top, that you don’t start slinging insults and extreme or unreal statements; Let the libs do that, and NOBODY will want to follow them, and the voice of reason will ring true to everyone who is watching. "

I agree in general, especially in print. But I'm not sure if a dispassionate appeal to logic and reason plays well in this age of out-of-context soundbite videos. Cruz, Paul, Rubio, and Gingrich sound very good when debating, but someone like McLame, Romney, or Boehner fall flat and it's hard to hear their message with their deadpan, moderate sounding approach.

23 posted on 03/21/2013 7:27:57 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: uncommonsense

That is a very important distinction. You shouldn’t moderate your beliefs, or principles. In fact if you do that is blood in the water to libs. But they can’t handle them either, and it will also function to infuriate them.
Moderate the tone, stay unemotional, and the lib will appear out of control.


25 posted on 03/22/2013 3:10:22 AM PDT by Wildbill22 (They have us surrounded again, the poor bastards- Gen Creighton Williams Abrams)
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To: Wildbill22

McLame, Romney, or Boehner fail because they make the mistake of moderating their beliefs. Then they just come across as weak kneed RINOs.


26 posted on 03/22/2013 3:12:42 AM PDT by Wildbill22 (They have us surrounded again, the poor bastards- Gen Creighton Williams Abrams)
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To: Standing Wolf
"I'm not a sixth grader," ...hummmm...this is typical of the arrogant attitude of the elitist senators who have been in office as long as this woman has...you will have noticed I am sure, McCain's attitude about the Jr. Senator Rand Paul when his remarks covered the use of our Constitution or the lack there of....Mr. Graham also took umbrage of the very correct younger Senators showing them, the Old Bulls up. A Pox on all who do not follow the United States Constitution....Ms. Feinstein's lack thereof noted...
27 posted on 03/22/2013 11:33:33 AM PDT by yoe
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To: South40

Schumer is simply the worst human being on the planet....and that is saying something. If you have never had the misfortune of being in the same space with him consider yourself fortunate.

He is such a total jerk.

I was in the same room with him onece and I had to keep my hands in my pockets, lest they end up around his throat squeezing the life out of him. I had to leave after 15 minutes of it. I was simply having an “out of body experience” of anger.


28 posted on 03/22/2013 3:49:31 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: South40; Ouderkirk

Schumer is right up there with Feinstein and Boxer in his craziness. Funny though, the crazier they are the more the left loves them.


That is why Schumer was the model for the character Carl Schaumberg in `Unintended Consequences.’ Schaumberg meets an untimely end (well, actually BOTH ends) in that novel...


29 posted on 03/23/2013 3:09:12 AM PDT by Peet (Notice: Due to the high price of ammo, there will be NO warning shots.)
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