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Bill Bennett on "Face the Nation" saying we need to get rid of "assault weapons"

Posted on 12/16/2012 8:31:12 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

Cannot believe what I am hearing? What happened to the Conservative person I used to know. Absoluley disgusting.


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1 posted on 12/16/2012 8:31:19 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

The fix is in.


2 posted on 12/16/2012 8:33:32 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I don’t think guns are his primary issue; in his mind there are more important problems that have to be dealt with.

He apparently has forgotten that all of these issues are interrelated and if we lose one, we will lose them all.


3 posted on 12/16/2012 8:33:32 AM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: Red in Blue PA

There must be something about appearing regularly in front of TV cameras that turns people into idiots.


4 posted on 12/16/2012 8:33:39 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Red in Blue PA

Does he even know what an “assault weapon” is?

I could beat someone to death with my toaster and I’m guessing the victim will think of it as an assault weapon.


5 posted on 12/16/2012 8:33:59 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Bennett really always been a little left of center. If you’ve listened to him at length, you can hear this undercurrent.


6 posted on 12/16/2012 8:33:59 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

the lights bake the brain.


7 posted on 12/16/2012 8:34:20 AM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: Red in Blue PA

We can’t ban drugs, so we have to make them legal. But we can create a gun free country and make guns disappear?


8 posted on 12/16/2012 8:34:27 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

How many times did that egomaniac interject into the conversation that he is a former Secretary of Education and Drug Czar?


9 posted on 12/16/2012 8:34:52 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The problem is the GOP.

It has lost its feet.

Time for a Tea Party.


10 posted on 12/16/2012 8:36:10 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Red in Blue PA

Wonder if Bill would be in favor of banning gambling?


11 posted on 12/16/2012 8:36:19 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

deid he say he was addicted to nicotine?


12 posted on 12/16/2012 8:36:48 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Red in Blue PA

I like to listen to Bennett in the morning, but now I’m not so sure at all.

Particularly stupid statement since the recent killings were done with handguns.


13 posted on 12/16/2012 8:37:16 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

How many “assault weapons” did this guy use? Let’s not count the rifle in the car that never made it into the school. The yayhoos at Yahoo! said the rifle is “similar to the one used by the DC sniper”. I don’t know what that has to do with anything but I guess it’s important to the commie libs.


14 posted on 12/16/2012 8:38:05 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Too many folks are being led by their emotions, not their intellects.


15 posted on 12/16/2012 8:40:07 AM PST by sarasota
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To: cripplecreek

Yup Yup

Keep your powder dry there are lots of tears


16 posted on 12/16/2012 8:42:29 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: morphing libertarian

Or gambling?


17 posted on 12/16/2012 8:42:29 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: cripplecreek

I’ve heard one accurate description of an assault weapon but no one got it on the CNN panel.


18 posted on 12/16/2012 8:43:31 AM PST by sarasota
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To: Red in Blue PA

THAT is why I’m disgusted with Republicans.

I was one my WHOLE life, and now I’m not.

Good riddance. Bennett, Kristol...and bunch of others, too.


19 posted on 12/16/2012 8:43:47 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Red in Blue PA

He lives in the beltway burbs, imagine who is neighbors are, many liberal and he has good friends like Kristol et-al that can never wrap their heads around our arrangement. Tangent to this he is our quote un quote morality Czar doesn’t mention; violent games and the effects on the young brains, broken families, the rise of the anarchy movement amongst teams, interest in satanism, mental health drugs with side effects, the failure of mainstreaming post de-institutionalization of the mentally ill and that total failure if you will. The fact that he didn’t mention these is a concern as to his vaulted status amongst our side.


20 posted on 12/16/2012 8:43:53 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Red in Blue PA

You don’t stop the amoral by disarming the moral.


21 posted on 12/16/2012 8:44:10 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
How many “assault weapons” did this guy use? Let’s not count the rifle in the car that never made it into the school.

I can't find a definitive source regarding the Bushmaster. There seem to be several people in the webisphere who swear they watched video of police taking the rifle out of the trunk of the car, but I can't seem to locate said video.

If it exists then it needs to be downloaded and disseminated because they are also saying that the kids were shot with .223 and if that's the case the someone has some 'splaining to do.

How did Lanza shoot his victims, then himself, and then return the gun to the trunk of his car?

22 posted on 12/16/2012 8:44:52 AM PST by Sirius Lee (RE SP - Republicans, from Mitt Romney ..to Karl Rove... are said to be concerned she will win.")
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To: taildragger

Oops not arrangement, I meant argument


23 posted on 12/16/2012 8:45:13 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: txnativegop
I don’t think guns are his primary issue; in his mind there are more important problems that have to be dealt with.

He pretty much agreed with Dianne Feinstein who was sitting next to him.

FUBB
24 posted on 12/16/2012 8:45:16 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

He is a degenerate gambler. He is also a big government control freak. He has no credibility with me.


25 posted on 12/16/2012 8:45:36 AM PST by Buddy Sorrell
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To: fwdude

Yup..yup..yup....he has his own vested interests...He is absolutely out of touch on a lot and often very apologetic for the Libs.


26 posted on 12/16/2012 8:46:13 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Why is it so hard to believe him saying this? He was the drug Czar back in the Bush I administration and was the driving force behind the executive order which banned importation of ‘assault weapons’.

This is not a leopard changing his spots or anything.


27 posted on 12/16/2012 8:46:25 AM PST by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Bennett along with Jack Kemp and Jeb Bush was out here in California railing against and rebuking California Republican, et al. for passing Prop 187 (to deny all but the most essential taxpayer-paid health services to ILLEGAL aliens).

Republicans had to be more sensitive.. OK they became ersatz Democrats and since then (~ 15 years) they've won I think three statewide elections including two by SchwarzenKennedy.

BTW.. at the time of passing Prop 187 (1994) a Republican was elected governor and Republicans elected a majority in the Assembly for the first time in decades.

28 posted on 12/16/2012 8:46:56 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Agree.


29 posted on 12/16/2012 8:46:59 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Well then, I stand corrected. So much for giving him the benefit of the doubt.


30 posted on 12/16/2012 8:47:17 AM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: sarasota

the Left always goes to:

1. Feelings
2. Control


31 posted on 12/16/2012 8:47:59 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I thought that Bennett was an historian? I thought he was brighter than this.

I guess this means the squishy moderate RINOs will all be running for the tall grass now.

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32 posted on 12/16/2012 8:48:19 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: gaijin

I am with you.


33 posted on 12/16/2012 8:48:29 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

“Secretary of Education and Drug Czar”

Shouldn’t both of those positions be a red flag for true “Conservatives”? Did he try to close down both of those when he was in charge? Or did they grow under his direction? Or are those positions O.K. when we are in control of them???

I am starting to think that “Conservatives” are just Liberals with different issues they want to control and push down Individual’s throats.

How about a party that would do everything in it’s power to protect me from “Experts” and “Know It Alls” and just let me live my life and LEAVE ME THE F*** ALONE!!!


34 posted on 12/16/2012 8:48:35 AM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: Red in Blue PA

Call his shown 6-9 AM ET at 866-680-6464 tomorrow and tell him what you think.


35 posted on 12/16/2012 8:48:35 AM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: Red in Blue PA
This guy is a known Republican whore from way back.

I keep his self-serving book on my shelf, upside down, just as a way of quietly saying FU to him from the privacy of my home.

36 posted on 12/16/2012 8:48:59 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: Red in Blue PA

What’s so surprising about that???

He’s just another Progressive(R) masquerading as a Conservative.


37 posted on 12/16/2012 8:49:59 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: sarasota

The media bobbleheads don’t have a clue what they’re talking about. A while back I saw one on FOX knowingly announce that semi automatic weapons can’t be used for hunting.


38 posted on 12/16/2012 8:50:11 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Bill Bennett, former Education Secretary, is still trying to remain relevant in the world of so-called conservatism.

He used to have a morning coffee Klatch that was about as irrelevant to conservatism, RINOism or anything Republican as a wart on my arse. They took that off the mainstream air here in Atlanta; and, I suspect ‘they’ did this in a whole lot of markets around the country.

It is not up to him, his momma, Connecticut, the Democrat Party, OR the Republican Party to give away my right to bear arms (no mention of arms type, e.g., assault rifle is given in the 2nd Amendment, nor is there a specific purpose needed, i.e., hunting).

If they want to take them away, then get Three Quarters of the States in this increasingly irrelevant Union and enact an Amendment to repeal the 2nd Amendment. Otherwise, be prepared for a shitstorm if you try to take them without it.


39 posted on 12/16/2012 8:50:23 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: sarasota

“Too many folks are being led by their emotions, not their intellects.”

That’s what the polidiots count on. Feelings, not facts. And of course, with our culture becoming nothing more than an extended adolescence, it works. Show them the sizzle and they’ll buy the steak.


40 posted on 12/16/2012 8:50:23 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: advance_copy

Oh I WILL!!!


41 posted on 12/16/2012 8:50:52 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Bill Bennett, former Education Secretary, is still trying to remain relevant in the world of so-called conservatism.

He used to have a morning coffee Klatch that was about as irrelevant to conservatism, RINOism or anything Republican as a wart on my arse. They took that off the mainstream air here in Atlanta; and, I suspect ‘they’ did this in a whole lot of markets around the country.

It is not up to him, his momma, Connecticut, the Democrat Party, OR the Republican Party to give away my right to bear arms (no mention of arms type, e.g., assault rifle is given in the 2nd Amendment, nor is there a specific purpose needed, i.e., hunting).

If they want to take them away, then get Three Quarters of the States in this increasingly irrelevant Union and enact an Amendment to repeal the 2nd Amendment. Otherwise, be prepared for a shitstorm if you try to take them without it.


42 posted on 12/16/2012 8:51:04 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Red in Blue PA
No surprise coming from Bill Bennett. He is another "conservative" who is uncomfortable when he isn't saying SOMEthing, and apparently he thinks a term like "assault weapons" will go over well enough with his entourage.*

*That ain't you and me, folks.

The GOP elite - and Bennett is an outer-circle member - was nothing more than a studio set long before November 6 showed how out-of-touch and feckless they actually were. Behold the rest of the iceberg - so to speak - when it comes to such "champions of individual liberties."

Mr. niteowl77

43 posted on 12/16/2012 8:51:21 AM PST by niteowl77 (Oh, crap.)
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To: gaijin

I have never been a Republican. I have always had to vote Republican, however, in order to vote against the damned Democrats, who are now the rabid leftists in control of this nation. All those years of voting against them didn’t help....when so many pretenda-conservatives chose not to vote against them and against Obama in the end, just because Romney wasn’t “conservative enough” for them. Circumstances beyond my control, but at least I tried.

And now look how royally SCREWED we are. I really don’t think America will survive AS America now.

Merry Effing Christmas to any and all so-called conservatives that refused to vote for Romney last month. I hope ya choke on your eggnog.


44 posted on 12/16/2012 8:51:50 AM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Someone on his radio show once brought up the Prop 8 court battle, and Bennett was oblivious about even knowing about Prop 8. I knew then that he had complete contempt for any “social” issues.


45 posted on 12/16/2012 8:52:55 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: advance_copy

Am I supposed to belive he gives a Sh!t what I think??

I used to do a lot of sailing and I learned real quick not to p!$$ into the wind.


46 posted on 12/16/2012 8:54:44 AM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: drbuzzard

—yep—glad to see there are some others here whose memory goes back that far—

—that act was the one that caused me to start correspondence with politicians on the subject of “assault” weapons—


47 posted on 12/16/2012 8:54:49 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Stock up on guns, and ammo. The war will start soon. Luckily the left would know which end of the gun to point.
48 posted on 12/16/2012 8:55:52 AM PST by Logical me
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To: fwdude

Bennett is a classic RINO, Pseudo-Con, if there ever was one. I have nearly given up listening to his boring radio show. He is one of the inside the beltway, go-along-to-get-along RINOs who are clueless about realities in America and this comment exposes it even more.

Pat Buchanan rightfully put Bennett in his place years ago.


49 posted on 12/16/2012 8:55:52 AM PST by MachIV
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To: sarasota
Too many folks are being led by their emotions, not their intellects.

We have so few intellects left in this Country it makes them useless to build a rational society.

50 posted on 12/16/2012 8:58:14 AM PST by Logical me
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