Feinstein knew this was going to happen and went through her theatrics anyway, or she thought she would be able to build enough public outrage to push it through. If it was the latter, it backfired.
Either way, the Democrats realize this is a losing issue. One has to wonder why they are doing it. For some reason, they seem to think it will help them in the 2014 mid-terms, and think the outcome will be different than 1994 (the last time they did this).
“One has to wonder why they are doing it”.
-—the Dems have NO trouble playing good cop/bad cop charades WITHIN their own ranks, and Harry Reid has played
an ever-more-prominent role in these hollow theatrics, since the advent of Barack Obama more than 4 years ago.
It always works out as a win-win situation, because in this case, it allows Harry to look like a responsible moderate, reminding her that we can’t look TOO rigid and ignore a segment of our constituents, and it allows Dianne,”fiercely principled idealist”, to hold a trump card and devoutly and privately hope that soon down the line will come a splashy gun crime where the perp used one of the guns she’s trying to ban.
My worst fear is that there will be a false flag during the lead up to the election, giving the dems a huge, "we told you so," moment followed by, "this election is your chance to do something about it."
< /tin foil beret>