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Obama loses 2014 wedge issue in Senate gun vote
The Daily Caller ^ | April 17, 2013 | Neil Munro, White House Correspondent

Posted on 04/17/2013 8:11:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The Senate’s effective rejection of President Barack Obama’s post-Newtown gun control bill robs the Democratic Party of an important tool for trying to regain a majority in the House in November 2014.

“Are they serious?” a visibly angry Obama demanded of opponents of the Toomey/Manchin Senate bill. In a late-afternoon announcement outside the White House, the president added that if Congress continues not to pass a gun control bill, “the answer will have to come from the voters.”

But without a Senate bill, there’s little chance that vulnerable GOP House members in suburban swing-districts will face the unpleasant choice of either recording a public vote against what Obama repeatedly describes as “common-sense measures to reduce gun violence and save lives” or voting against gun rights supported by the National Rifle Association and many Americans.

The wedge issue was highlighted this morning by Obama’s 2012 strategic advisor, David Axelrod.

“A bunch of suburban, swing district Republicans in House are probably deeply relieved that Senate appears poised to kill background checks,” Axelrod said in a morning tweet.

“Interested to see if [Mayor Mike] Bloomberg and others who’ve worked hard on this issue remain active in 2014 elections, holding no votes accountable,” Axelrod added at 9.43 a.m. EST.....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2014; banglist; bhofail; bhofascism; democrats; elections; epicfail; guncontrol; lol; loser; obama; secondamendment
His crocodile tears are probably delicious.
1 posted on 04/17/2013 8:11:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m just all tore up about this.


2 posted on 04/17/2013 8:15:39 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let all of US make certain that this EPIC FAIL is the first in a series of FAILURES for The Stain.

Remember, when The Stain “wins”, America Fails.


3 posted on 04/17/2013 8:18:02 PM PDT by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Feel the burn, comrade. May you feel the same way when your pal McCain’s amnesty crap fails.


4 posted on 04/17/2013 8:21:40 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The answer will come from the voters and the Golfer-in-Chief will not find the returns tasty.



"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

5 posted on 04/17/2013 8:22:38 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All who voted in favor need to get the heave ho just like last time.


6 posted on 04/17/2013 8:26:50 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess Plan B will be Executive Order.


7 posted on 04/17/2013 8:27:40 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Mahdi was mad as h-ll about this vote. He takes it as a personal affront. I cannot remember a President other than Richard Nixon once or twice, who was so obviously full of rage over a vote. In this case the Mahdi is so narcissistic that he considers something he has done so much campaigning for this that it is a real personal insult. That is how his juvenile mind works. There is some sort of retaliation and attempt to use executive powers to give the Senate the finger coming up.
8 posted on 04/17/2013 8:28:35 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: FlyingEagle

“All who voted in favor need to get the heave ho just like last time.”

All who even THOUGHT of supporting this should get the heave-ho—those that took incoming calls from Bath-House, those (Chambliss, Isakson-GA-my congresscritters) who didn’t support the filibuster, who wanted to “debate” the issue, should get the heave-ho.

Throw ALL the bums out—and sanitize DC.
We need new REAL Americans in Congress.


9 posted on 04/17/2013 8:33:38 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: robowombat

Agreed—Bath-House was too damned PO’d NOT to find a way of getting revenge eventually.

Hold your children close for the next few months. Anyone who could support killing infants in or out of the womb will exact his revenge just to try and prove his gun-grabbing to be “correct”.


10 posted on 04/17/2013 8:37:06 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Mortrey
Well there is this connection between the big time connected Chicago law firm that Holder was a partner in and the Mexican narcotrafficantes they have as clients, often disguised clients as some company or other. These people are completely conscienceless and could be encouraged to do a few ‘favors’ for H and the Mahdi.
11 posted on 04/17/2013 8:43:54 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Pres sure got all wee wee’d up at the press conference!
I hope that this defeat drives DiFi over the edge into mental incompetence as she has been under a great pressure in the past two months.


12 posted on 04/17/2013 8:47:39 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2013! Geaux, Pack, Geaux!)
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To: TaMoDee

Mongol General: Hao! Dai ye! We won again! This is good, but what is best in life?

Mongol: The open steppe, fleet horse, falcons at your wrist, and the wind in your hair.

Mongol General: Wrong! Conan! What is best in life?

Conan: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.

Mongol General: That is good! That is good.


13 posted on 04/17/2013 8:51:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...the president added that if Congress continues not to pass a gun control bill, “the answer will have to come from the voters.”...no, the answer if you're serious about stopping violence will have to come from taking on your buddies in the media and entertainment to get a handle the excessive violence portrayed there, and in taking on your buddies in the civil liberties lobby to modernize mental health and commitment laws - it's just so much easier to pontificate about evil gun owners, isn't it.......
14 posted on 04/17/2013 8:53:34 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The American people finally gave the Kenyan a “wedgie” for once. I got tired of watching that moron win all the time.


15 posted on 04/17/2013 8:53:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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16 posted on 04/17/2013 8:57:55 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

I expect nobama is VERY upset about this. He needs this really, really bad in order to implement his plan. Which will be very hard for him to do if we still have our guns.

Likewise nobamacare. Another sector of the economy he needs to own for his plan to work. nobamacare will collapse under it’s own weight. That has been the plan all along. The collapse opens the door to single payer which is nobama’s ultimate goal.

But I suspect when nobamacare collapses there will be calls for all sorts of plans besides single payer. We’ll have to see where that goes.


17 posted on 04/17/2013 8:58:25 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: crusty old prospector; All
If President Obama had skipped a few rounds of golf, and a vacation or two, he could have done it. He was just too lazy. Thank God he does not have the energy and will of a Hitler or Lenin or Mao.
18 posted on 04/17/2013 9:00:59 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: robowombat

How DARE they defy their Emperor???/s;)


19 posted on 04/17/2013 9:07:18 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

[[Obama loses 2014 wedge issue in Senate gun vote]]

Yeah not so much- the fact that they even got htsi unconstitutional bill to the floor for a vote thanks to traitorous republicans was a victory for them- You heard him tonight- he said thsi was only just the beginning- that htis was NOT over- and he meant it- they will now keep brinign UNCONSTITUTIONAL bilsl to the floor to vote knowign that eventually they will get the traitors o nthe right to go all the way and vote the bills in- the fact that the right did NOT stand up to the left o nthsi by REFUSING to allow this UNCONSTITUTIONAL bill to go to the floor was a victory for the left- even htough they lost THIS TIME


20 posted on 04/17/2013 9:09:40 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...“the answer will have to come from the voters.”

Well, all righty then. It's going to.

21 posted on 04/17/2013 9:09:41 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

losing this issue means they will make an issue to slam GOPers with


22 posted on 04/17/2013 9:10:45 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: OrioleFan

This is the first sign that Obama has lost his Mojo! He is heading for a crushing defeat in 2014. The Democrats are heading for a disaster in the mid-term election. They will lose. The Senate, governorships, state houses, lose more seats in the House. Obama will gut the Party the way Jimmy Carter did. People(save for the few fanatic followers) have lost interest in the “historic” black President. The Ricin dude —a leftist Democrat is a good example. He over played his hand and showed his incompetence. Hillary was wise to leave the ship before it started taking on water. Watch the scandals start to come out—by summer —Obama will be a stale joke (he already is to the right) In time Piers Morgan will be better thought of than the President.


23 posted on 04/17/2013 9:57:30 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The 2nd Amendment is a “wedge issue”? How can the Constitution be a wedge issue? Am I still living in America?


24 posted on 04/17/2013 9:59:48 PM PDT by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Behold the long awaited overreach by the all too confident fool in the White House.


25 posted on 04/17/2013 10:01:45 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
This is the first sign that Obama has lost his Mojo!

Actually, his loss on the sequester was a big sign. And that was after him barnstorming the country with major demogoguery.

Then last week he produced a budget with NO support from either left or right.

Obama's political capital is fast slipping through his fingers.

26 posted on 04/17/2013 10:45:41 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Hillary was wise to leave the ship before it started taking on water.

There's a good chance Hillary won't be exempt from any coming storms.

Benghazi whistleblowers are talking.

27 posted on 04/17/2013 10:47:50 PM PDT by what's up
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To: robowombat

Holder’s law firm was not based in Chicago, but rather was Covington & Burling, which was once the largest firm in DC (now they are #2 behind Hogan Lovells). Covington has the entire building at 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. You could call it a liberal cesspool, but that would be unfair to cesspools.


28 posted on 04/18/2013 3:08:13 AM PDT by nd76
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The enemy, as described by Obama, is the "gun lobby".

That's funny, I've never seen Gun Lobby on any ballot before. If Obama is going to "freeze and personalize the enemy" as dictated by his Alinski mantra, isn't he going to have to find an enemy that someone recognizes?

29 posted on 04/18/2013 5:51:43 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

I wanted this Bill to be defeated because it would be completly ineffective in stopping a repeat of Aurora or Newtown. But it begs the question, is there any practical way of stopping a person from committing such an act without infringing on the rights of lawful gun owners? I have thought this over and over and I really can’t come up with any satisfactory answer. Perhaps it comes down to one of two solutions. Either take everyone’s gun away (not very likely to happen) have guns everywhere. Allow lawful gun owners to carry their guns everywhere. So long as we have areas, such as schools, where no guns are allowed, then that is where a person bent on taking as many lives as they can are going to go. I would like to see as many gun free zones as possible, removed.


30 posted on 04/18/2013 8:58:51 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes...


31 posted on 04/18/2013 9:58:04 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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