Full Caf Americano™
Okay, this ticks me off a little. To be publicly chastised by a guy who doesn’t mind using a tragically disabled former U.S. congresswoman and devastated parents of murdered children as a sock puppets, just because he thinks the Second Amenndment is antiquated. Should we tender our NRA resignations now or later?
President Obama angrily blamed the defeat Wednesday of his centerpiece gun-control proposal on lies spread by the National Rifle Association, calling it “a pretty shameful day for Washington.”
Notice he says for ‘Washington,’ not America. This is where we’re supposed to feel sorry?
“The gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill,” Mr. Obama said in the White House rose garden about 90 minutes after the vote. “It came down to politics…”
The president put the blame squarely on the NRA, which he accused of spreading falsehoods that the legislation would lead to a national gun registry.
“They claimed that it would create some sort of big-brother gun registry, even though it did the opposite,” Mr. Obama said. “This pattern of spreading untruths … served a purpose. A minority in the U.S. Senate decided it wasn’t worth it. They blocked common-sense gun reforms, even while these families looked on from the Senate gallery. It’s not going to happen because 90 percent of Republicans just voted against that idea.” [More]
Oh, you mean, like, when the government keeps records of what guns people have and everything? And the law requires doctors to report who owns guns and what medications they use, and the FBI, like, has in some database somewhere how much ammunition someone buys, and where they go to church and who their friends are, and whether or not they cling to their religion and guns …? That’s the ‘big brother registry’ they’re lying about?
Full Caf Americano
Mr. President, to those of us who don’t have Secret Service protection or radical leftist terrorist bombers as our friends — we normal, everyday Joes and Janes — it doesn’t seem extreme for us to want high capacity weapons or to be wary of the government’s desire to know every detail of our daily lives.
That is, after all, why we have a Second Amendment. Because, although we love our country, we will never completely trust our government, or those we elect to run it.
Oh, you weren’t finished? Excuse me.
“You’ve got to send the right people to Washington,” he told voters. “That requires strength and it requires persistence. I see this as just Round One. Sooner or later, we are going to get this right. The memories of these children demand it.”
Don’t bet on it, ass— er, Mr. President.
You are right about one thing, though, Mr. President. It is for the children. So they will still have the same America we were blessed enough to grow up in, while you were in Indonesia.… And that part about sending the right people to Washington? We’re working on it.