Skip to comments.Next Time, the NRA Will Lose
Posted on 05/02/2013 4:14:09 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
How stupid does the Senate background-check vote look now, I ask the pundits and others who thought it was dumb politics for Obama and the Democrats to push for a vote that they obviously knew they were going to lose. Id say not very stupid at all. The nosedive taken in the polls by a number of senators who voted against the bill, most of them in red states, makes public sentiment here crystal clear. And now, for the first time since arguably right after the Reagan assassination attempta damn long time, in other wordslegislators in Washington are feeling political heat on guns that isnt coming from the NRA. This bill will come back to the Senate, maybe before the August recess, and it already seems possible and maybe even likely to have 60 votes next time.
Youve seen the poll results showing at least five senators who voted against the Manchin-Toomey bill losing significant support. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire is the only one of the five from a blue state, so its probably not surprising that she lost the most, 15 points. But Lisa Murkowski in Alaska lost about as much in net terms. Alaskas other senator, Democrat Mark Begich, lost about half that. Republicans Rob Portman of Ohio and Jeff Flake of Arizona also tumbled.
Egad. Could it possibly be that those pre-vote polls of all these states by Mayor Bloombergs group were ... right? All the clever people pooh-poohed them, because, well, they were done by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and because it just seemed impossible that 70 percent of people from a red state could support the bill. But the polls were evidently right, or at least a lot closer to right than the brilliant minds who laughed at Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey....
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What alternate reality is this guy living in?
Desperate screeching due to the fact that reality is intruding on their fantasy.
Michael Tomasky (born 1960) is a liberal American columnist, journalist and author. He is the editor in chief of Democracy, a special correspondent for Newsweek / The Daily Beast, a contributing editor for The American Prospect, and a contributor to The New York Review of Books.
If anything, RINO Senators like mine (Chambliss) caught hell for their vote for it. Got my obligatory form letter from him after I called him a traitor. It said, “I support gun rights blah blah blah....I support the second amendment blah blah blah, but I voted for universal background checks to stop crazy people from getting guns....blah blah blah.
One big ass effing traitor. Isakson, too. Chambliss is already gone (retired in place and will do a lot of damage). Isakson follows lock step. I’m gonna primary him when he’s up for re-election, or vote for his opponent in the general. NO MORE EFFING RINOs.
I wouldn't put money on that.
The same reality that makes Mooch-elle think her ass is slender and that Kenyan-born goofus she married is a Christian.
They live in parallel universes . . . incredibly out of touch.
I admire the fact that the Left does not abandon their wounded comrades, and they do not accept defeat.
In the case of “gun control”, they had a very expensive AstroTurf operation all ready to go, targeting Senators who voted “no” on Manchin-Toomey. It’s very impressive how they have deployed OFA drones all over New Hampshire (accompanied by NYT reporters, of course) to harass Kelly Ayotte everywhere she goes.
We have nothing like this.
Well if you tell a big enough lie long enough people might start believing it.
To our defense, we aren’t despicable enough to pay relatives of those killed by gun violence to fly around the country to heckle senators.
With the huge amount of guns and ammo sold in the past year I kinda think those who want to protect their Second Amendment rights will continue to win. Those who go after them will be unemployed.
don’t scoff...the left loves to chip away at our freedoms
Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty"
(often attributed to Thomas Jefferson)
Make no mistake, they are pushing to have the government in control of our basic civil rights such as the right of self-defense.
As usual, the Proppressives are playing with words and lies to disguise what they are doing Schumer came out and said his goal was the precursor to Confiscation Universal Registration.
With Universal Registration, the government will be in control of the second amendment and the rest of your civil rights.
After they attain that control they can move on to pushing their Assault Weapon Scam and any other disarmament schemes they can hatch at their leisure.
This is why they continue to push this its the whole enchilada for them.
Just last week one of our local left leaning moderate newspaper columnists warned that the left was making a big mistake in pursuing the 90% lie.
He pointed out that plenty of liberals own guns including himself and he knows the facts don’t match the rhetoric coming from the left. He called it insulting to be treated like he was too stupid to recognize the lie.
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