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McConnell: Any gun proposals to take back seat
wsls ^ | January 06, 2013

Posted on 01/06/2013 11:45:22 AM PST by Red Steel

WASHINGTON --

WASHINGTON (AP) Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell federal spending and the country's debt will dominate the congressional agenda for the next three months, and that debate about potential gun legislation in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting will take a back seat.

(Excerpt) Read more at 2.wsls.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Connecticut; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 113th; awb; banglist; connecticut; guncontrol; kentucky; mitchmcconnell; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/06/2013 11:45:34 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Perhaps he should spend a bit more time teaching candidates how to stay clear of hot-button issues, and less time on policy.

Not that it matters anyway. Reid is ex-ing him out with his “filibuster reform” anyway.


2 posted on 01/06/2013 11:49:03 AM PST by BobL
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To: Red Steel

No Mitch,...once again...the right response should have been gun proposals wlll be DOA.


3 posted on 01/06/2013 11:49:46 AM PST by samadams2000
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To: Red Steel

BMOC.
We’ll see.


4 posted on 01/06/2013 11:51:22 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: BobL
Then Boehner better live up to his words since he said this.

Boehner - Filibuster rule change bills 'dead on arrival' Washington Times ^ | 11-29
Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 10:03:06 PM by Arthurio

5 posted on 01/06/2013 11:54:22 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Back seat my arse. The proposals shouldn’t even be in the vehicle.


6 posted on 01/06/2013 11:57:35 AM PST by crosshairs (They are only assault weapons in the hands of tyrannical governments and criminals. Ban both.)
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To: Red Steel
I'll believe it when I see it.
Our (R) reps have folded, bent over & grabbed ankles, etc for so long now,
they have as much cred with me as the supposed 'across the aisle' opponents.
7 posted on 01/06/2013 12:01:57 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: crosshairs

Yes, kick that backseat off the train.


8 posted on 01/06/2013 12:02:30 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

January 22, 2013. A date that will live in infamy.


9 posted on 01/06/2013 12:03:57 PM PST by donozark (Kim Kardashian had her baby. Triplets! She named them Wilson, Spaulding and Rawlings.)
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To: Red Steel
If they want to deal with guns, there is only one relevant gun issue to deal with...


10 posted on 01/06/2013 12:16:13 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Red Steel

It will be an amendment to a critical budget bill.


11 posted on 01/06/2013 12:16:45 PM PST by rsobin
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To: donozark

January 22, 2013. A date that will live in infamy.

seems i remember hearing about this date but can’t remember the significance.????


12 posted on 01/06/2013 12:39:18 PM PST by 1st Division guy
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To: rsobin

Or bo will say its too important to ignore, and control by exec order and ATF-type regulations. Safety issue, human health issue, pollution issue, etc.


13 posted on 01/06/2013 12:43:14 PM PST by Scrambler Bob (Honk Honk - I am the Goose that laid the Golden Eggs - and I have tightened the sphincter! ....)
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To: 1st Division guy

Sen. Feinstein to introduce her gun control bill.


14 posted on 01/06/2013 12:50:22 PM PST by donozark (Kim Kardashian had her baby. Triplets! She named them Wilson, Spaulding and Rawlings.)
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To: samadams2000
Mitch McConnell is a eunuch. He's better suited to playing Edith Bunker in a drag queen show than minority leader in the senate.
15 posted on 01/06/2013 12:50:30 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell ( John Boehner is our Pierre Laval. We need a Charles DeGaulle.)
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To: Red Steel
Despite all the “sky is falling” rhetoric from dozens of breathless stories about how Obama is somehow going to ram gun control through the House and Senate by the end of the month. The fact is it is doubtful that they could even come up with 50 votes in the Senate, not to mention the House. Yesterday Democrat Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota came out and said she would not support any new gun control. Then there is West Virginia senator Joe Manchin who made some remarks saying he would “look at” new gun control, got hammered in the WV media and spent the next week saying he never said his original remark and does not support gun control. Then their are the seven “red state” democrat's up for reelection in 2014 who would be committing political suicide to sign onto gun control. The only Republican still in the Senate who supported the renewal of the AWB is Susan Collins, even traditional moderates like Lindsey Graham have already said they oppose a new AWB.
16 posted on 01/06/2013 12:55:48 PM PST by apillar
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To: apillar
I agree. The only reason they're jamming gun news in the headlines is to keep the leftist base excited.

The Obama MSM is trying to keep the economic headlines at bay for as long as possible...until after the inauguation at least.

17 posted on 01/06/2013 1:08:15 PM PST by what's up
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To: Red Steel

“Then Boehner better live up to his words since he said this.”

Are you kidding, he’s a LAUGHING STOCK in DC, caves EVERY time. My dog is a better negotiator.

...and, in fact he is. The wife tried to wean him from people food to dog food. So, she’d mix it, and he’d pick out the people food and that was it - wouldn’t touch the dog food. So she completely stopped the people food and just gave him dog food. He walked away from the bowl (hint, Boener), and held out for 3 days. Finally, the wife couldn’t take it, and went back to people food.

That’s how you negotiate.


18 posted on 01/06/2013 1:09:47 PM PST by BobL
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To: apillar
You're very likely right, but I like the reaction of gun owners and the electorate to ensure the politico class get a reinforced message.

Lindsey Graham have already said they oppose a new AWB.

Correct. Graham told David "30 rd mag" Gregory on Meet the DePressed he is an owner of an AR-15, and moreover, informed him that switching out magazines only takes a second.

19 posted on 01/06/2013 1:11:15 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: BobL

I agree Boehner wimps out but this is a lot easier issue for him to prevail. ...We’re going to see in any case....


20 posted on 01/06/2013 1:17:46 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: apillar

That’s all correct, but I imagine that the wonder boy would simply sign an EO declaring guns illegal.


21 posted on 01/06/2013 1:37:31 PM PST by dinodino
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That’s all correct, but I imagine that the wonder boy would simply sign an EO declaring guns illegal.

He could, but he would just be made to look like an idiot because the next day a dozen federal lawsuits asking for an immediate injunction of the EO would be filed and all it would take is one federal judge finding their is a reasonable chance the EO is unconstitutional (not exactly a high bar) and the EO would be stayed until it worked it's way through the court (and Obama would be out of office by the time that happened).

22 posted on 01/06/2013 2:56:44 PM PST by apillar
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To: apillar

That’s all correct again, but you are assuming that he will not simply declare him self President for Life and ignore everyone. I’m not convinced.


23 posted on 01/06/2013 4:12:14 PM PST by dinodino
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To: Red Steel
Don't anyone believe a single word that comes out of Lying Mitch McConnell's mouth.

Not a single word!

24 posted on 01/06/2013 4:18:11 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: dinodino
dinodino said: "That’s all correct, but I imagine that the wonder boy would simply sign an EO declaring guns illegal."

Hey, would we all have to take our guns to Washington,DC to turn them in? I imagine we would have to take the ammo with us, too? Sounds like fun.

25 posted on 01/06/2013 4:24:29 PM PST by William Tell
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To: William Tell

Sure would save on postage!


26 posted on 01/06/2013 7:17:29 PM PST by dinodino
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To: Red Steel

Our tax dollars are arming the “rebels” in the Middle East about to bring hell to the Jews thanks to Obama. We are going to need our guns.


27 posted on 01/06/2013 7:25:02 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Red Steel
Wow! Thanks for that link. I don't know how I missed that.
Good for Boehner. Excellent.

“Senate Democrats’ attempt to break Senate rules in order to change Senate rules is clearly designed to marginalize Senate Republicans and their constituents while greasing the skids for controversial partisan measures. I question the wisdom of this maneuver, especially at a time when cooperation on Capitol Hill is critical, and fully support Leader McConnell’s efforts to protect minority rights, which are an essential part of our constitutional tradition. Any bill that reaches a Republican-led House based on Senate Democrats’ heavy-handed power play would be dead on arrival.” - House Speaker John Boehner

28 posted on 01/06/2013 7:30:33 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

The media news organs under reported it.


29 posted on 01/06/2013 8:00:14 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

When Reid started floating the idea of dumping the filibuster rule I immediately wondered if the House would back up the Senate Republicans. Good to see they will. Yep. This declaration by Boehner most definitely WAS under reported.


30 posted on 01/06/2013 8:04:16 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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