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[Ed Rendell says] Never Let a Dead Child Go to Waste
American Thinker ^ | 1/29/12 | William A Levinson

Posted on 01/29/2013 9:50:51 AM PST by Winged Hussar

Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein, Michael Bloomberg, Andrew Cuomo, and their cohorts followed Rahm Emanuel's advice to "never let a good crisis go to waste" when they used the Sandy Hook shooting to renew their assault on the Bill of Rights. Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell added, in effect, that one should never let a dead child go to waste if one can exploit him or her for political gain.

"...the GOOD THING about Newtown is, it was so HORRIFIC that I think it galvanized Americans to a point where the intensity on our side is going to match the intensity on their side."

This is difficult, if not impossible, to explain away. Suppose instead that an armed teacher or staff member had stopped Adam Lanza after two murders the way Pearl High Assistant Principal Joel Myrick stopped would-be mass murderer Luke Woodham. A case study for The American Rifleman's Armed Citizen feature is not what Dianne Feinstein, Ed Rendell, and their cohorts need in order to eliminate the Second Amendment a piece at a time. They need a mass murder that is "so horrific" that it will manipulate the public, and legislatures like New York's, into acting before they have time to think. Their modus operandi is to exploit grief, shock, and outrage for political gain the way itinerant rainmakers once exploited the plight of drought-plagued farmers, and quacks and charlatans peddle miracle cures to desperate cancer patients.*

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; obama; rendell; secondamendment
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1 posted on 01/29/2013 9:50:58 AM PST by Winged Hussar
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To: Winged Hussar

This battle was going to take place over the next four years anyways.


2 posted on 01/29/2013 10:01:09 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: Winged Hussar

***Their modus operandi is to exploit grief, shock, and outrage for political gain ...***

This is true. Back in 1968, Bobby Kennedy was murdered and it sent shock waves through the US.

After the smoke cleared the 1968 Gun Control Act was passed in a fit of panic.

It was used to ban everything the antis hated.
It banned...the import of 5 shot army surplus rifles and handguns.

It banned the import of small foreign handguns.

It banned the retail sale of firearms across state lines.

It banned the import of “military munitions” (An antique gun dealer was raided because he imported musket flints).

It DID NOT even ban the very firearm used to kill Bobby, yet, we were told this was to be the beginning of a safe US.

“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.


3 posted on 01/29/2013 10:16:04 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name! See new paintings!)
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To: Winged Hussar

“the intensity on our side is going to match the intensity on their side.”
——You don’t have to go much farther than this sentence to figure out that he’s just expressed, maybe inadvertently, the entire social/political picture they want to sell, come hell or high water. Dissecting it in depth, there are spurious suppositions in every word-—he’s setting the stage for a confrontation—— even without identifying just WHO constitutes
“their side”, he implies it’s WHOEVER gets in the gun-grabber’s way-—and making it even more dishonest, he posits
that “their side” has already put its “intensity” on display
(another way of saying “they started it”).


4 posted on 01/29/2013 11:15:07 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Winged Hussar

“the intensity on our side is going to match the intensity on their side.”
——You don’t have to go much farther than this sentence to figure out that he’s just expressed, maybe inadvertently, the entire social/political picture they want to sell, come hell or high water. Dissecting it in depth, there are spurious suppositions in every word-—he’s setting the stage for a confrontation,and all he needs is the false language at the service of the classic false choices—— even without identifying just WHO constitutes
“their side”, he implies it’s WHOEVER gets in the gun-grabber’s way-—and making it even more dishonest, he posits
that “their side” has already put its “intensity” on display
(another way of saying “they started it”).


5 posted on 01/29/2013 12:13:59 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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