Skip to comments.Liberals discover the fungibility of dead children and victims' families
Posted on 05/04/2013 11:27:45 AM PDT by Starman417
First it was assault rifles.
Then it was high capacity magazines.
Now it's universal background checks.
If only we could have our way with these! Then all of our problems are solved.
The problem is, all are symbolic and useless gestures. None of them would have prevented any of the terrible recent events but that deters a liberal not.
Crises and tragedies are fungible in the liberal world. These can easily be converted into the currency of politics and they have done exactly that with both Newtown and Boston.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte voted against the Manchin-Toomey Amendment and in so doing immediately became a lightning rod for the left:
Kelly Ayotte's big mistake on background checks
screams The Daily Kos
Ayotte was held up to ridicule by both the Washington Post and Huffington Post.
WARREN, N.H. The contentious political fight over gun control moved into the White Mountains of New Hampshire on Tuesday as gun-control activists began to focus on Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) as a prime target in their effort to revive their push for stricter gun laws.
Ayotte was a key, high-profile vote against the bipartisan plan to expand the national gun background-check program, which failed in the Senate two weeks ago despite overwhelming public support and extensive efforts by the White House. The failure was widely seen as a triumph for the National Rifle Association.
Back home this week for a series of town hall meetings, Ayotte is facing new constituent anger and a coordinated effort by gun-control groups to turn her vote into a political liability. These organizations include Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the group founded by New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I), and the liberal think tank the Center for American Progress. Other groups are deploying organizers to New Hampshire, Arizona, Arkansas, Nevada and North Dakota in hopes of shaming moderate senators of both parties who voted against the background-check plan.
Much of the debate from both sides of the issue over the past week has centered around Ayotte's vote. Pro-gun groups such as the National Rifle Association and the National Shooting Sports Foundation ran radio ads commending her for protecting the rights of gun owners, while Americans for Responsible Solutions, the super PAC founded by Tucson shooting survivor and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), ran its own radio ads criticizing her for voting against a measure that had the support of 90 percent of Americans. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's group Mayors Against Illegal Guns has also announced its plans to go after Ayotte over her vote.
You should see the comments over at HuffPo, e.g.
"Republicans are cowards who lack the courage of their convictions!!!" and
"Such a meeting would represent a breach of her contract with the gun lobby."
Erica Lafferty, the daughter of Newtown victim Dawn Hochsprung, was ferried up from CT to embarass Ayotte:
Erica Lafferty, the daughter of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung, confronted Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) Tuesday over her vote against expanding background checks for firearm purchases.
"You had mentioned that day you voted, owners of gun stores that the expanded background checks would harm," Lafferty said, during a town hall in Warren, N.H. "I am just wondering why the burden of my mother being gunned down in the halls of her elementary school isn't more important than that."
Never mind that Lafferty's emotional plea defies logic. Expanded background checks would not have prevented Newtown. It would not have stopped Adam Lanza from gunning her mother down.
Nancy Lanza passed a background check. So did Jared Loughner. So did James Holmes. So did Seung Hui-Cho.
Liberals want action, but not solutions. Just action. Any action.
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***If only we could have our way with these! Then all of our problems are solved. ***
Problem solved 1968!
“Today we begin to disarm the criminal and the careless and the insane. All of our people who are deeply concerned in this country about law and order should hail this day”.
- Lyndon Johnson when he signed the 1968 GCA into law.
Nothing beneath them, and this is also nothing new.
Ridicule. It’s just not working the way it used to. Scorn, jeering, comedians screaming “f***” all the time, people are just numb to it. Ridicule depends on the element of surprise, and it’s all so predictable.