Skip to comments.Why Did the Senate Gun Bill Fail? Good People Did Nothing (Left crying in their Zima)
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 Senates 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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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.
actually I used to like Zima...does that make me a liberal?
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.
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.
Dear Lord... they still make Zima? Do they still make Barytles & James wine coolers too? Hoppingator?
I now AVOID those kind of people...they are dangerous.
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!
Luckily we had enough “good people” to defeat these bills.
No, but definitely it makes you a metrosexual. ;)
How can something have 90% support and yet not happen?,
***make late term abortions illegal
How about this nearly 90%?
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!
Good people did nothing but better people did something.
One of the biggest, baddest bikers I’ve ever known likes Zima.
Nobody laughs at him.
You have that right, the only 90% I see is 90% of the media supporting it.
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.
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.
“...the only 90% I see is 90% of the media supporting it.”
That low?!?!?! *smile*
I know what you mean. I like to look at the glass as being half full.
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