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.