In the midst of a troubling situation in Boston ( not to mention the events unfolding in West, Texas) the Obama administration suffered a stinging defeat yesterday with the defeat in the Senate of dubious, at best, gun control legislation. It also dealt a setback for the President to continue his use of this as a wedge issue. We all know pitting Americans against one another is just ONE of Barack Obama’s signature tactics. No matter where you stand on the issue, there’s no denying we were witness to a petty, petulant, and undignified President following the vote. One other truth of the matter: THIS IS NOT ABOUT GUNS, IT’S ABOUT CONTROL!
One of my favorite big mouths, Neal Boortz offers his perspective on the classless and clueless President…
“You know what it comes down to, Barry-O? People don’t trust you. Simple as that. Oh … certainly you do have your supporters. It’s not that NOBODY trusts you …. just most productive Americans above the median IQ. The moochers, leaches and parasites still trust you … they trust you to keep forking over the government checks. When the checks stop coming … when they find that a change of regimes in Washington will necessitate their actually becoming marginally productive again … their fealty to their long-gone here, the great and powerful 0bama, will fade to resentment and scorn.
Your gun control ploy failed, didn’t it? And didn’t you look like the petulant little boy at that presser yesterday afternoon. Even one of your greatest protectors, The Washington Post, said that there was not one portion of this bill; not one clause; not one section; that would have prevented the shootings in Newtown. No matter. Most people don’t read the Washington Post, and whoever wrote that blasphemy was going to be ignored by the rest of the media sycophants who hang on their Dear Ruler’s every word. You are, after all, sort of a God, right? That’s what Newsweek said! (By the way, Newsweek is toast now. Their sort-of God couldn’t save them? For shame, Barry!)
But the question wasn’t really whether or not your gun control measures would work, was it? The point was that you wanted to take an incremental step toward your ultimate goal, right? You remember, don’t you? You told a fellow professor at that Chicago law school that you didn’t believe that people should be allowed to own guns. His name was John Lott. Even if you’ve conveniently forgotten that moment, Professor Lott hasn’t. Pesky things, those memories. Anyway … you knew that the troublesome Second Amendment was going to be problematic, so take anything you can get, right?
Yesterday you called the opponents of your gun control measures “liars.” Lies? What lies? You mean like that lie you’ve been telling for years about the “gun show loophole?” There really wasn’t any such loophole, was there? The same laws applied to selling a gun at a gun show that applied anywhere else. People soon figured that out, knew that you had been lying to them, and the distrust grew.
Then people started wondering about the timing of your push for gun control. There was a shooting in Aurora, Colorado last year. Remember? Some nut case walked into a movie theater dressed as the Joker and started shooting. Ahhh! But that was last July! You were campaigning for re-election, so other than making a visit to Colorado, you were pretty quiet about gun control, weren’t you? And there was that lunatic who shot Congresswoman Gabby Giffords in early 2011. Again, that was in your first term. Re-election was not assured by any measure, so again you had to forego the massive push for gun control.
But then came Newtown, Connecticut. You had already secured a second term, so the coast was clear! In fact, you had been waiting for an incident just like this, right? Start the gun control campaign! Go after the bitter clingers and grind them into the complacent, frightened, unarmed Americans. All part of your “fundamental transformation of the United States of America,” right Barry?
But people saw through your opportunism on the gun control issue. It wasn’t hard to figure out. Giffords … nothing. Aurora … nothing. Newtown! Gun control! Purely political, and the people recognized it, and the distrust grew.
I suppose the argument could be made that the final measure that was voted on in the Senate yesterday might not have been a disaster. After all, no background checks would be required on sales to friends and relatives. But it failed. And why? Because the people didn’t trust YOU, Barry. You’re a fraud, and more and more people learn that every day. Informed Americans knew that if the background check bill became law it would be YOU – and the people appointed and hired by you – who would draw up the rules and regulations to enforce the new law. They’ve seen what you’ve done with regulations relating to 0bamaCare, and they’re not pleased. They read that restaurants like Olive Garden and businesses like Regal Cinemas are cutting back the work hours of thousands of employees. Why? Because your rules writers decided that working 30 hours made you a full time employee. They saw your justice department issue the regulation requiring permanent, not portable, handicap spatulas at all public access swimming pools and spas in the entire country. They’ve seen your regulatory overreach far too many times at this point, and they could only wonder what your cubicle-dwelling rule-mongers would come up with on this background check deal.
So … it failed. Perhaps the people do want stronger background checks. That may well be. But they flat-out DON’T want you to be the person in charge of writing those rules and regulations. Even Democrat lawmakers in Washington were uncomfortable with that idea.
You failed, 0bama. You waited, you planned, you obfuscated, you lied, you schemed, and you pounced when you thought the time was right. You used the grief of the people of Newtown to advance your agenda. You exploited the memory of those children who died at the hands of a lunatic to advance your big government dreams — and you failed. Too many lies, too much ham-fisted government, and too many bizarre and irresponsible rules and regulations.
So … what’s next on your agenda, Dear Ruler? Are you going to go back to your more common wealth envy and class warfare games? Perhaps you can make the big push for expanding our tax structure so that wealth, not just income, can be seized. After all — you magnanimously proclaimed a few weeks ago that nobody needs more that $205,000 a year to retire on. Now there’s a novel concept … the leader of a “free” nation telling his subjects what they need and what they don’t need for their retirement years. Maybe you can get a wealth tax so that you can seize unneeded retirement funds from these evil rich people and give that money to your followers to supplement their Social Security in retirement! Following that you can further expand your pronouncements on how much of their earnings and wealth the people of America need and don’t need …. And work on your fundamental transformation in that arena for a while.
But rest easy, Dear Ruler. Sooner or later some insane individual will take a gun and shoot some innocent people again. This will give you a chance for your “See, I told you so!” movement, and you can go after our guns and the Second Amendment again. Maybe this time you’ll have enough juice to get your background check AND a registry of people who buy guns. From there it’s not all that far to the dream you related to Professor John Lott, is it? An America where people are not allowed to own guns.
I think one of my Tweeps summed it up perfectly on Twitter this past Tuesday. She said that she once saw a movie where people were told to register their guns, and the guns were later confiscated. It was called Schindler’s List.”
THE LEFT’S GUN DELUSION – Charles C.W. Cook @ National Review
WHY DON’T LIBERALS SEE GUN OWNERSHIP AS A CHOICE? – Carol Platt Liebau @ Townhall
SENATE BACKGROUND CHECKS BILL MISFIRES, HITS LAW-ABIDING GUN OWNERS – Emily Miller @ The Washington Times