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Why Did the Senate Gun Bill Fail? Good People Did Nothing (Left crying in their Zima)
PolicyMic ^ | April 18, 2013 | Edward Williams

Posted on 04/18/2013 9:36:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

“How can something have 90% support and yet not happen?,” asked President Obama at his remarks today on the Senate’s inability to cross the 60-vote line to get universal background legislation passed.

Many have already begun to lash out at the Democratic senators that refused to support the legislation and the usual liberal critique of Republicans is underway, but the real reason why the gun reform failed today is what no one wants to say. The gun legislation failed because Americans who wanted it did nothing, and if history is any indicator, will do nothing in the future on this issue.

Yes, 90% of Americans when asked about their support of universal background checks supported it, but did 90% of Americans convey that message to their elected representatives? The answer here is clearly no. If 207 million Americans, 90% of the adult aged population in the United States, called, sent letters, and/or visited their elected representatives, universal background checks would have passed. Instead, 90% of us depended on the tragedy of Newtown, the polling data, and the moral conviction of the moment. We did nothing, and because we did nothing, special interests — particularly the NRA — continue to set gun policy in the United States against the will of 90% of Americans.

Unfortunately, this is not the end of our collective responsibility for what happened today, not only did we do nothing before the legislation failed, we will likely do nothing afterwards, except complain. Elected officials know that 80% or more of them will be re-elected even though they rejected the will of 90% of the country today. We will not boot them out of office on this vote, we will not force them to answer for their votes when they return to their states this weekend....

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TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: banglist; democrats; guncontrol; obama; secondamendment
Yes, Edward, those traitorous Democrats who didn't vote your way need tough love. Don't send them money and vote them all out! Hahahaha!
1 posted on 04/18/2013 9:36:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Poor little Eddie Willie. His “Good People” blew it. Hey! This wasn’t the first battle Nazis ever lost. They lost a whole damn war back in the 40s.


2 posted on 04/18/2013 9:39:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"ZIMA!!!!!!" "Blubber, blubber....Woooo Ooooo..., Zima!!!"


3 posted on 04/18/2013 9:40:07 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

actually I used to like Zima...does that make me a liberal?


4 posted on 04/18/2013 9:41:04 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’re setting it up for EOs from obama. Americans didn’t do enough but they want it so obama will give them what they want.


5 posted on 04/18/2013 9:42:45 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I keep hearing this 90% support by people, which people? Not 90% of the people I know. Oh there are a few Liberals I know, retired Teachers, a Professor, Psychologist, you the kind of people though very nice otherwise, just can’t help but tell you how to live. They tell me it’s the guns, the scary guns! But when I logically point out that it’s the people who use the guns to commit heinous crimes that are to blame they say it’s still the gun. So I am guessing they are basing their claim on 90% of 20% of the population.


6 posted on 04/18/2013 9:46:35 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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7 posted on 04/18/2013 9:54:44 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dear Lord... they still make Zima? Do they still make Barytles & James wine coolers too? Hoppingator?


8 posted on 04/18/2013 9:57:56 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Mastador1

I now AVOID those kind of people...they are dangerous.


9 posted on 04/18/2013 9:58:29 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The 90% number is a lie from the biggest liar of them all - owebama.

How dare he call Constitutional Patriots liars!

He’s a punk who needs to be bitch-slapped, repeatedly!


10 posted on 04/18/2013 9:59:00 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Luckily we had enough “good people” to defeat these bills.


11 posted on 04/18/2013 10:00:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: bigbob

No, but definitely it makes you a metrosexual. ;)


12 posted on 04/18/2013 10:01:21 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“How can something have 90% support and yet not happen?,”
***make late term abortions illegal


13 posted on 04/18/2013 10:09:56 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matt***Are you saying that youÂ’d be willer how small" ~Horton Hears a Wh)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“How can something have 90% support and yet not happen?,” asked President Obama at his remarks today on the Senate’s inability to cross the 60-vote line to get universal background legislation passed.

How about this nearly 90%?


14 posted on 04/18/2013 10:22:58 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: goodnesswins

Good, knowledgeable people did a lot. Rather than fall for the shallow marketing, we should collectively ask ourselves how forging new laws where the old ones stood for centuries must be called “Common Sense”. This was nothing more than a blatant attempt to gain control of the private collection of arms from law abiding Americans. Idiots!


15 posted on 04/18/2013 10:25:40 PM PDT by blackd77
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Good people did nothing but better people did something.


16 posted on 04/18/2013 10:55:23 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: bigbob

One of the biggest, baddest bikers I’ve ever known likes Zima.

Nobody laughs at him.


17 posted on 04/18/2013 10:56:13 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: 43north
"The 90% number is a lie from the biggest liar of them all"

You have that right, the only 90% I see is 90% of the media supporting it.

18 posted on 04/19/2013 5:13:25 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“How can something have 90% support and yet not happen?,” asked President Obama

Maybe because the Pied Piper of the Left, BHO, was lying when he said that, Williams. It's just that breathless synchophants like you can't tell truth from fiction.

19 posted on 04/19/2013 5:23:14 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We have Muslim sleeper cells being activated across America, they are shooting at everyone, throwing grenades and obviously are disregarding gun free zones and high capacity magazine laws.

And we have these Muslim collaborators in Washington DC still trying to give these Muslim terrorists an advantage for a national takeover and conquest of Islam upon America.


20 posted on 04/19/2013 5:26:30 AM PDT by Spartan302
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To: 2001convSVT

“...the only 90% I see is 90% of the media supporting it.”

That low?!?!?! *smile*


21 posted on 04/19/2013 5:59:36 AM PDT by Peet (Come back with a warrant.)
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To: Peet

I know what you mean. I like to look at the glass as being half full.


22 posted on 04/19/2013 6:42:04 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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