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Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Insults Republicans by Invoking Gun Control After Shooting

Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe today gracelessly and insultingly politicized what appears to be an attack intentionally directed against Republican lawmakers, saying the tragedy demonstrates the need for gun control.

McAuliffe, a potential 2020 Democratic presidential contender, at least twice said the attack showed the need for anti-gun measures, a direct slap at the very Republicans who were attacked. Most Republican lawmakers oppose gun control of the type McAuliffe backs.

Democrats seize on every major firearms-related tragedy to promote their gun control political agenda. That McAuliffe woud do so in this case is not only egregioiusly inappropriate, but it suggests that the Republican lawmakers are to blame for the attack they had just incurred.

McAuliffe, a former DNC chair and close buddy and fundraiser to the Clintons, is a purely political animal who likely has no idea he did anything wrong.

What he of course failed to mention is that were there not armed good guys on the scene — Capitol Hill police officers defending the lawmakers — the carnage would have been much worse.

Obamas Mark Newtown in Peculiar Style

The Obamas marked the one-year anniversary of the Newtown shootings Saturday with an odd little ceremony in which the two of them dressed up in dark outfits, entered the White House Map Room at exactly 9:29 – about the moment the shootings began – lit some candles, bowed their heads and then . . . left.

Honestly, this seemed a little thrown together. Have a look.

Better planned was President Obama’s weekly address, in which he used the tragedy to promote gun control and lecture Americans, declaring, “we must change.”

From the very beginning, our efforts were led by the parents of Newtown . . . their example has inspired us – to be better parents and better neighbors; to give our children everything they need to face the world without fear; to meet our responsibilities not just to our own families, but to our communities.

Really? What does this mean, exactly? Did this barbaric murder happen because we’re not good enough parents and neighbors? Why are we all responsible for one deluded, sick individual?

Obama continues:

We haven’t yet done enough to make our communities and our country safer.  We have to do more to keep dangerous people from getting their hands on a gun so easily.  We have to do more to heal troubled minds.  We have to do everything we can to protect our children from harm and make them feel loved, and valued, and cared for.

Obama is not going to get any major new gun control legislation out of this Congress. Why not just just use the anniversary of Newtown to promote healing instead of lecturing and pressing an agenda?

Can’t our president unite us and salute the brave people of Newtown instead of hectoring us to do better when the only one who did anything wrong is currently rotting in Hell?

If Obama Really Cared So Much About Kids and Shootings . . .

In a world where the gun control campaign was not heavily laced with politics, liberal vendettas against “gun-clingers,” and self-realization through sanctimony, a true effort to control gun violence would be include a major initiative to curtail kids’ access to violent video games and movies. In a Wall Street Journal piece Thursday, Campbell Brown, whom I… Continue Reading

NRA Meets with Biden and then Declares War

The National Rifle Association emerged from a meeting today with Vice President Biden convinced that the Obama administration has nothing in mind other than restricting access to firearms. Biden leads the White House task force on guns. In a blistering statement, the NRA accused the White House of bad faith and declared itself ready to… Continue Reading

Obama Suggests He Was Too Busy for Gun Control

President Obama today justified his failure to address gun control earlier in his administration by saying he was busy with other issues. “I’ve been president of the United States,” Obama said defensively in response to a question by ABC’s Jake Tapper, who had asked, “Where were you?” The president asserted he had to deal with priorities… Continue Reading

White House Gets Specific on Guns

President Obama supports the full boat of gun control legislation, backing an upcoming push by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to revive the assault weapons ban as well as restrictions on high capacity ammunition clips and efforts to close the “loophole” allowing weapons to be sold at gun shows without background checks, White House Press Secretary Jay… Continue Reading

Obama Political Operation Revving Up for Gun Debate

Having decided to immediately politicize the response to the Newtown massacres by invoking the need for gun control, President Obama is revving up his political operation to prepare for the effort to pass some kind of limits on gun rights. In an email to Obama’s vast campaign email list Monday night, Obama political guru David… Continue Reading