Skip to comments.What would happen if Obama lost his fight for gun control?
Posted on 04/04/2013 7:54:04 AM PDT by marktwain
White House officials are now openly conceding that President Obama's gun control package could die on Capitol Hill, a development analysts said would cast a pall over the president's second-term agenda and weaken his leverage with Republicans.
The president's trek to Denver on Wednesday was his latest attempt to regain momentum on the issue of gun violence, on which Obama has so far failed to close a deal despite a substantial investment of political capital.
"There doesn't have to be a conflict between protecting our citizens and protecting our Second Amendment rights," Obama said, surrounded by law enforcement officers in the Colorado capital.
But an overwhelming number of Republicans and a handful of red-state Democrats aren't buying that message.
Unlike immigration, which the White House views as a political winner even if the GOP kills reforms, new gun restrictions don't enjoy the same level of support along party lines. Obama can't merely bank on painting Republicans as obstructionists for political gain, analysts said.
"I don't think Republicans would lose the House [in 2014] simply because they blocked the president's gun initiatives," said Nathan Gonzales, deputy editor of the nonpartisan Rothenberg Political Report.
And from a policy perspective, this may represent Obama's last, best shot to achieve the types of firearms laws long rebuffed by the powerful gun lobby in Washington.
"It has to be done this calendar year -- and that's being generous," Gonzales added.
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Notice the absolutely Orwellian statement. It is absolutely true, but what President Obama is pushing does exactly the opposite of what is said.
The legislation that he is promoting not only puts the U.S. further on the path to rendering the Second Amendment meaningless and toothless, but makes citizens less safe than they currently are.
Wouldn’t bother him a bit. The sock puppet’s handlers would write another executive order and make the idiot sign it.
There is very little, if anything, left of our Constitution.
He’d go on tv, cry, and blubber “Shame on the shameful shammy pants Republicans”.
Americans, in general, are stupid, and will be busy with their iphones as their liberties are taken away.
Obama could care less , he’s using gun control as a fund raising tool
For those of you unversed on the complete idiocy of Colorado liberals, please (other than Google) Diana DeGette - a Colorado bimbo of unbelievable stupidity even for a progressive bimbo and read/listen with this “thing” has to say about guns.
Also, you can get KHOW (a Denver radio station) on their website, look up Peter Boyles’ radio show, and get videos of this utterly clueless idiotess illustrating what we have to deal with when we deal with progressives.
It is not describable using words allowed on this blog.
This wedge issue is going to be main focus for 2014 mid-term.
Simple, he won't be enabled.
There doesn't have to be a conflict between protecting our citizens and protecting our Second Amendment rights...
President You Didn't Build That didn't dare say, "There isn't a conflict," but the much weaker, hypothetic, "There doesn't have to be a conflict." If I couldn't write a better speech than that, I'd sit down and shut up.
Well, when we’re like the UK and Australia and are allowed only a Joe Biden approved double barrel shotgun, the Orwellean statement makes sense.
What would happen?
Thousands of children will die every day.
Just as long as those on the Right lay down and capitulate like their Party constantly does, there will be no conflict.
It may be a losing issue for them, but they WILL cheat to win.
If he cant get even universal background checks out of Reid Senate you will see his approval dip even further because the libs who worshipped the victorious hero from Nov to ~ February will be very demoralized and split over the failure when they were SOOO sure Obama had this ‘in the bag’, much like GOP was a mess in January.
Mathews was ALREADY blaming it on Obama this week/.
Will only get better!
DemocRATS never admit losing, they just haven’t won yet. They got the tar beat out of them in the 94 elections due to gun control so they put it on the shelf for a few decades. As soon as they see an opportunity, its back again.
Republicans could win big in 2014.
Of course, they’ll make sure this doesn’t happen...
Nothing would happen, he would just do it another way. Communists never quit.
And eventually hundreds of thousands of people will die across the globe!
**** this may represent Obama’s last, best shot to achieve the types of firearms laws long rebuffed by the powerful gun lobby in Washington.****
No it doesn’t. If the law is not passed the following things will happen.
A tougher gun control law will be prepared and set aside.
A mental patient will be released from an insane asylum.
He will legally get a gun on the “to be banned” list by passing the NICS and local state checks.
He will get extended magazines on the “to be banned” list.
He will get ammo.
He will go on a killing spree.
He will then kill himself.
The set aside bill to ban guns will be brought out and passed in the heat of passion, with a backup of giving billions to the states as a bait to pass the bill.
It has happened in the past. This is how Pat Purdy got his guns to shoot up the Stockton school yard, then the California AW ban, which was already prepared, was passed in the heat of passion.
Is anybody, even, seriously and successfully, finding out about how much cheating was, actually, going on, during the ‘12 U.S. general election as well as during all other elections, in ‘13 and before ‘13 and to the best of human abilities? There’s, at the very least, the possibility of cheating going on, during ALL ELECTIONS, at every political level, to each and every political office, going back to the very beginning, IMHO. It’s like trying to keep track of each and every moment in existence where somebody-an individual or a group-was, actually, being unconstitutional, from day one of the existence of the U.S. Constitution all the way up to the, actual, end of the world.
Nothing. We're still stuck with him for another 4 years.
Besides, based on the lack of action coming out of the Congress, he's basically already lost.
He'd take one if he won, too.
The Left figured there was nothing we the people can do to stop them. They were/are right.
Up to certain point. I think the time for reckoning is soon upon us.
He lost the fight anyways.
Even at their most innocent, the bills will be prepared and tuned, propaganda will be prepared, and they will wait expectantly for one crazy person, somewhere, to snap.
If they actually are involved in a massacre, then we're way past that awkward stage.
“The president’s trek to Denver on Wednesday was his latest attempt to regain momentum on the issue of gun violence, on which Obama has so far failed to close a deal despite a substantial investment of political capital.”
Guess he and his libtard buddies are going to have to stage another mass shooting of children to get public sympathy behind him.
To him and the majority of liberals, they would murder a million children to get their way. In fact they do murder over a million children with abortion, so using bullets wouldn’t be a stretch for them.
Actually, he could NOT care less....
6 months until the run-up to the midterms.
Basically, this is his last chance to push anything through.
Thank your lucky stars he's focused on this as the clock ticks away and not amnesty.
Fast and Furious (AKA Gunwalker) was pretty close. The ATF officials who designed it were joyful everytime those guns were used in crime in Mexico. At least 500 were killed with those weapons.
You could argue that those deaths would have happened anyway. But it is not much of a step from being complicit in massacres for political purposes to actively designing them.
“Thank your lucky stars he’s focused on this as the clock ticks away and not amnesty.”
I thank God that he is *not* focused, and *not* a hard worker. If he had the drive and work ethic of a Hitler or even a Chavez, we would be in far worse shape.
Without the incredible, slavish, support of the MSM, he would be nothing.
What would happen if King Obozo loses his gun control fight? Freedom is what will happen! King Obozo can kiss me where the good Lord split me!
he d do another false flag newtown op somewhere else. then have all the goat democrats bleat about how republicans are to blame for it.
I’d doubt they would do another Sandy Hoax....the few intrepid conspiracist have made that little episode into a comedy....too bad many pro 2nd A and anti-leftist failed to join in and do more because of terminal PCness.
Illinois/Chicago politics on the national scale.
Stop assuming that the law means anything to this guy.
“...Americans, in general, are stupid, and will be busy with their iphones as their liberties are taken away...”
Absolutely correct - the only thing I would add is that it’s basically already just about a done deal (the totalitarian state) and the people who elected Obama are going to be shocked when they wake up (if they wake up) and realize the destruction he has wreaked - ALREADY, not in the future.
So far as I have seen, the elite, establishment, inner Beltway RINOs are at war with the TEA Party and conservatives. They have made alliance with the Donkeys so they can rule over Americans to preserve their perks. The RINO consultants like Karl “Tokyo” Rove and Steve “hate Palin” Schmidt want to: (1) maximize the money they make from ineffective PACs and (2) make sure their fellow Donkeys stay in the power sharing partnership with them.
If Republicans are to be successful, the Quislings in the Republican Party must be purged and sent to the showers with the Libs and Donkeys.
Any republican that allows this retard leverage deserves his fate.