By Neal Larson
Conservatives felt a nice mix of celebration and relief this week after the devastating failure of President Obama’s gun control push. Celebration over keeping the 2nd Amendment largely intact. And relief that Barack Obama is not the anti-Christ after all! Pretty sure the anti-Christ could have gotten gun control through Congress. But it’s clear that a lame duck golf-addicted President with an over-inflated sense of self and slipping clout cannot. What’s even better, is that members of his own party, concerned about their 2014 political prospects, bailed on him, derailing plans to blame Republicans for allowing the deaths of American children. That was supposed to be a key messaging element of a planned 2014 Democratic takeover. He knew all along the Manchin-Toomey bill was doomed in the House, and that’s where it was supposed to be defeated to maximize their political strategy.
From the comments:
I’m waiting for the day that liberal democrats have to pass a background check of the political kind.
Gun Control? Where did the perps get their guns in Boston and better yet their explosives? I’ll lay odds they don’t appear on any background check period. They have more and more stringent laws back there and look at the reward for those laws. Pressure cooker bombs instead that you don’t have to have a background check for YET.
I don’t smoke and those that do will have to live with the consequences of smelling like a walking garbage can.
Perp control, that’s what we need on a national scale and then some. Immigration control where perps from Chechnya don’t come here with their built-in mayhem. I’m with their uncle, they need to be called losers and take their punishment. Good man, their uncle.
Hell, enforce the laws we have, we don’t need more. But then we’d have to arrest Mr. Holder for violating a big one.
But Obama didn’t want to win a political victory of any kind, did he? And 90% wanted his way? I don’t think so, most polls showed we were divided on the subject with no clear majority on either side. 30% of 90% says 27% were on his side.
I get pretty “disgusted” with articles bad mouthing our elected leaders by “Conservatives” who do not represent the 99% of us, just the Rich, the Billionaires, Wall Street and Corporations”, the 1%.
Why anyone would vote for an elected official who votes for only 1% of the electorate is beyond me, especially when most make under $100,000 annually.
We got a lot of problems today, most were legislated by “Conservatives” bribed and paid for by Corporations, Billionaires, and Wall Street” while shifing the wealth from the Shrinking Middle Class and Poor to the 1% these past 30 plus years.
As I occasionally listen to “Choose the Right” Conservative Radio and TV of Fox, Limbaugh, Savage, Medfled, Beck, Hannity, and others who really are mouth pieces for the Corporations, Rich, and Wall Street, lying to us, distorting news, with one agenda, keep us ill informed for the benefit of the Rich, the Corporations, and Wall Street, and maing us believe they are “for us, the Middle Class and Poor”. If you are collecting Food Stamps, you are Not Middle Class, but working poor. Like the 3 out of 4 jobs created last year as minimum wage. The Right to Work for less law designed to keep livable wages at poverty levels. Yet, people seem to believe they are “Middle Class” and “Conservative”.
Nothing could be further from the Truth. The Only thing “Conservative” about a “Conservative” is to make the Rich, Wall Street and Corporations Richer at the expense of the Middle Class and Poor. Until we wake up, and look beyond the South East Idaho Propaganda machine, bad mouthing Obama, the government, Obamacare, and other tactics, the shift of wealth will continue to slide out of the hands of the Middle Class to the Rich, the Corporations, and Wall Street.
Look outside the box, outside the mis-information of what we hear on the “choose the Right” radio and TV. Wise up.
Seek the Truth. You will not find it just by reading nonsense like this or listening to “Choose the Right” Propaganda.
PBS, Ed Schultz, Bill Moyers, Tom Hartmann, Newsweek, Time, Forbes, Fortune, Barrons, Wall Street Journal, Nation, Progressive, In These Times, High Tower Report, Mother Jones, Internet, and Satellite Radio and TV, Current, Link, Free Speech TV, and others along with Fox and Limbaugh. Then you just might be enlightened, like I have.
Oh, since the Assault Weapons bill failed, I am saving up for an AR-15 (about $900), 100 round Magazines ($150 on line), ten 30 round magazines, 5,000 rounds of .223 ammo, and “Bump Stock” to modify legally to 400 rounds per minute firing rate at 3200 foot muzzle velocity, so I can keep up with the Jones.
Here is my “dream” weapon.