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White House Uses Guns to Take Aim at GOP

Sorry, I realize that headline’s a little provocative. But that’s what’s going on here.

The gun issue, though probably over for now, is just beginning.

What do I mean? There’s not likely going to be any gun control legislation passed this year, and probably not next either. Expanded background checks fell six votes short in the Senate, and it’s a dead letter in the House. The “assault weapons” ban is ten votes short in the Senate.

Obama Biden gunsBut President Obama has declared this just “round one” in the gun control debate, and Vice President Biden has already begun a second effort to get legislation passed. It will intensify after the immigration debate has concluded.

That is, the White House has decided that while the chances of a successful new bill are small, the chances a new gun control campaign will work for Obama politically are good. So the White House will seize the issue to raise money and bash Republicans for the next year and a half in the hopes of winning back the House and trying to pick off GOP seats in the Senate. For example, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, who is up in 2016.

Get ready for lots more scenes in the Rose Garden of grieving mothers and concerned children who won a collage-making contest or something, all demanding that we “do something” about the plague of gun violence.

Biden in particular will use this to build his credibility with the Democratic base while Hillary runs around the country making speeches for money.

While it will help Biden, Politico notes today that it could hurt Democrats who are being targeted by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s outfit, Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Bloombergs ads and local grassroots pressure may prompt destructive primary challenges against Democratic Sens. Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Mark Begich of Alaska, both of whom are up for reelection in 2014.

And once again, instead of leading and trying to move forward legislation that is good for our country and that might pass, the White House will be comfortably and happily in the only mode it really knows – campaign mode.

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23 Responses to White House Uses Guns to Take Aim at GOP

  1. This socialist pendejo has learned lessons well from Lenin. Just keep digging until you wear them down. I am 70 years old and for the first time in my life i feel the U.S. Government is my real enemy and becoming more do by the day. I hope everybody involved with this current administration rots in hell for what they are doing to this country. As for Obama, when this lying POS gets to paradise, I hope all 72 of his virgins are lesbians.

    • I’m reading that good ole party boat Joe Manchin is out there lobbying Republicans for yet another go at background checks and gun control — Flake has indicated that he might be willing to change in exchange for something on internet taxes and Reid think Ayotte will bend under the pressure (I agree — she is looking like a kewpie doll between McCain and Graham). Looks like the Republicans will fold and the constitution will have a defender of one — Ted Cruz.

    • What an ego boost for this pudboy to pass major gun control when clinton couldn’t. That’s what he cares about. His legacy (in his mind) is accomplishing things others couldn’t. Hillarycare and being elected the first black president. barry thinks he’s so special that anything he wants, he gets.

  2. As they old saying goes, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” All the great dictators throughtout history had to try numerous times to bend the people to their will.

  3. The assumption that all Dems are in favor of any kind of gun control is wrong, just wrong that all Repubs are gun-nutty fanatics. While it’s true that most Americans are in favor of background checks before gun ownership, that regulation is already in place. The polls the Dems wave around like holy flags are right, but misleading.
    We can’t have a government ruled by a pollster’s interpretations of current issues, because if we did then Obamacare would have been repealed three years ago.

    Whatever adoration MrObama gets from his core base just won’t transfer to local candidates no matter how hard he embraces them.
    If the Dems want ol’Joe or MrsClinton to be their standard bearer in 2016, they’ll find themselves characterized as old folks who are the problem, not the answer to America’s future. The Repubs have a younger, more savvy core of candidates to entice the voters and the contrast to the old Dems will be striking.

    • This just gives Obama another excuse to fly all over the Country to campaign for gun control and immigration.
      With Fast and Furious on the back burner, and Benghazi coming to the fore, little Barry is going to need to get out of Dodge.

  4. Everytime Obama talks about “gun issues/gun control” I go over to my local gun store to buy a a new gun & ammo.

  5. Let’s remember that it was Newtown and only Newtown that turned Obama from a man who didn’t give a hoot about guns or a gun bill to a man hell bent on passing legislation. Guns were not on his platform radar, even down as far as number 100. But the public pressured him into constructing a bill he wasn’t passionate about and knew very little about.You can’t fake that kind of ignorance. So he dragged the sad Newtown parents into the mix, as puppets to his pathetic attempt to seem concerned.
    This renewed talk about guns is all smoke and mirrors to hide the Benghazi hearings and the fall-out from it.

  6. “A Marxist begins with his prime truth that all evils are caused by the exploitation of the proletariat by the capitalists. From this he logically proceeds to the revolution to end capitalism, then into the third stage of reorganization into a new social order of the dictatorship of the proletariat, and finally the last stage — the political paradise of communism.” ~Saul Alinsky

    Preezy Revenge can’t get to Alinsky’s third stage until the leviathan takes away our guns. Once they realize we’re not going to give up our guns peaceably, they’re going to have to kill off a good many of us to reach their utopia. Obamacare will take care of that little issue over the long term, but not soon enough for them…