Skip to comments.Gun Control Meltdown
Posted on 04/18/2013 4:35:18 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
President Obama's gun control agenda was routed in the Senate on Wednesday, and Mr. Obama naturally blamed the National Rifle Association. The truth is that Mr. Obama invited this meltdown by assuming he could exploit the Newtown massacre to ram through a liberal wish-list that wouldn't have stopped the next mass murder.
The day's biggest news was the defeat of the amendment expanding background checks by Senators Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) and Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.). It fell six votes short of the 60 needed to pass, as four Democrats defected: Max Baucus (Mont.), Mark Begich (Alaska), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) and Mark Pryor (Ark.).
And that was the liberals' best hope. The President's proposed bans on certain rifles and large ammunition clips didn't even make 50 votes. ......
The rout also vindicates Republicans who wanted the Senate to vote on the gun bill as opposed to the Rand Paul-Ted Cruz faction who sought a filibuster. For once Democrats had to declare themselves in public and couldn't hide behind shouts of "Republican obstructionism."
So much for the first big liberal hope of Mr. Obama's second term. Maybe he should consider a centrist strategy from now on.
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“And shamelessly use those Newtown parents who in the end he did nothing for.”
I saw those people at his temper-tantrum “press conference” with plugs Biden consoling them like he was all concerned and stuff. “Shameless use” is exactly the right term. Those poor people are nothing more than stage props for 0bama, who couldn’t give two $h**s about them. How nice to have them handy for the press conference. Now he can treat them like his play-dolls and put them back on the shelf where he thinks they belong until it’s time to get them down and play with them again.
What did you expect Dingy Harry to do, anyway?
Just remember that the Statists are like the machine in batting cage they will keep on coming no matter what.
They are just going to wait for the next Serious Crisis they can exploit to start this all over again.
Grid your loins as they say, we know what they will argue, we know what Lies and strawman they will use.
Be ready to do the same thing all over again.
AND for Petes sake, if you havent stocked up on hardware and ammo get out there and do so. You may need to wait until the hub bub dies down along with prices, but you have no excuse this time.
IF you havent filled out your retinue of self-defense tools, begin with what we know is one the top of their to be banned list Modern Sporting Rifles and Semi-auto handguns.
IF you already have you first set of these tools, consider buying some backups for same and figuring out a place to store them away.
IF youre stocked up on ammo, wait until the prices settle out and stock up on some more please.
We know what we have in this bunch, well have no excuse next time.
Gabby was pathetic...she looked like a bobblehead doll.
I’m going to call my mayor and demand an immediate pressure cooker buyback.
I’m not trying to piss on anything. I’m happy. But because it didn’t go down in a final vote but was withdrawn as a procedural move, it still lives and those a holes NEVER let up.
“But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing. It behooves you, therefore, to be watchful in your States as well as in the Federal Government.” — Andrew Jackson, Farewell Address, March 4, 1837
I got to see that live on MSNBC.
I noticed he gave the Sandy Hook Moms real big hugs and the men very light ones. It was quite a show.
Obama had little choice in this as it was a massive defeat for him.
This reminds me of 8 years ago when GWB boasted that he was using his ‘political capital’ to get SS reform only to get nothing on it. Thats exactly what arrogant Obama tried to do but he played up his own personal visibility over a longer period making it worse.
I was serious here:
To: CedarDave; Gilbo_3; NFHale
If the GOP can kill this in the Senate that will be a humiliating defeat to Obama+CO, and MSNBC too.
Maddow is on the ban guns mission with the same enthusiasm she shows for ending DOMA. (somewhat ironically if you think about it)
Seeing that arrogant smile wiped off her smug face would be a joy.
5 posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 11:41:32 AM by sickoflibs
But because the Senate could not pass this ... the House will not be in any mood to even bring it to a vote if Dem shenanigans are responsible for sending it to them.
Which would also help him combat AIDS.
Send e-mails, letters, phone calls to your senators expressing your opinion of their votes. Keep agitating.
I have turned in all such dangerous items to the government as directed.
I will be awaiting your further instructions Dear Leader.
Screw the “splainen” with all due respect, kick the ahole out on his butt! Seeing is believing!!!
After the elections and IF, they can capture the US House and add more socialist in the US Senate, then Hairy ass Reid will reintroduce the gun control bill(s). The socialist are not done by no stretch of the imagination, there is still more bribery, extortion, and graft to be had in order to secure more votes in favor of gun control legislation, bet on it!
Stand ready and vigilant my fellow Americans! We have taken the high ground, but, we must be ever ready for a counterattack!
It is not over.
They can pull this out for a vote again.
But it is a victory.
Please, please, please, lefties try to push more gun control right before the 2014 election.
Obama is the most powerful man in the world.
This is going to get ugly.
Update: "Who's Nietzsche?" God
THAT was just mean.
LOVE it. Thanks.
This shows why it was so CRITICALLY IMPORTANT for Romney to start needling Obama during the campaign in an effort to provoke a meltdown. Obama becoming emotionally unhinged is a scary and disturbing sight. It would have made a difference. But as usual the Pubbies lacked the stones.
Who knew that they could be reloaded??? I thought that these are foods, they're roasts- potatoes, so the people who have those now, they're going to cook them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high-capacity pressure cookers is going to decrease dramatically over time because the foods will have been cooked and there won't be any more available.
LOL, can’t stop laughing.... and you’re from Colorado (I assume)..... Priceless!
I agree. The SOB can get all fired up and emotional about taking away our rights, but we must calmly investigate and bring to justice the bomber(s). He is a narcissist
He voted last to defeat it so he can bring it up again.
That’s what I thought and the 1st debate gave me hope. But as you said they lacked the stones to follow thru.
When chickens come home to roost, you'll need at least a 10 gallon pot.
This is a big f****in deal boss.
These same clowns will be grinning and laughing and who knows what, right beside families of victims and Gabby.
Again, the reason why lots of us said these poor souls are being used as props.
There is no real middle ground on this particular issue, which is one thing that makes it such a third rail in American politics. What is presented as middle ground is in fact a partial surrender of basic rights instead of a complete one, which will surely follow.
It was fascinating to hear the talking heads parrot that "no one is in favor of firearms confiscation" when that precise thing was actually happening in New York. The question was never, "How stupid do they think we are" but "How stupid do they have to be to actually think that one will fly?"
” Those poor people are nothing more than stage props for 0bama, who couldnt give two $h**s about them.”
Obama has a long history of not giving a shiite about anybody but himself.
You would think this would embolden the spineless GOP. They told Boy Blunder NO and the world didn’t end. If they are true to form the GOP will re-assume the position and apologize in advance for anything they may have done in the past, present or future to upset obama and the democrats.
Thank God for the NRA and gun owners willing to fight back against the statist.