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Filibuster Inbound

A filibuster on gun control is coming, and President Obama is none too happy about it. President Obama warned Congress yesterday to not use delaying tactics against the gun control legislation currently being debated in the Senate.

President Obama’s tactics haven’t changed – he is still standing on the graves of Sandy Hook to push his agenda. What has changed is the frequency and the intensity in which he is pushing. This was his call yesterday, speaking at the University of Hartford.

Let’s make it a little harder for our kids to get gunned down.

President Obama, for whatever reason, appears to want a vote on gun control. A vote that he will almost assuredly lose.

Some back in Washington are already floating the idea that they might use political stunts to prevent votes on any of these reforms. Think about that. They’re not just saying they’ll vote no on ideas that almost all Americans support. They’re saying they won’t allow any votes on them at all. They’re saying your opinion doesn’t matter. And that’s not right.

If you haven’t been following the issue, what the President is talking about are the 14 Republican Senators who have vowed to filibuster gun control:

  1. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)
  2. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky)
  3. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
  4. Mike Lee (R-Utah)
  5. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma)
  6. Richard Burr (R-North Carolina)
  7. Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming)
  8. Marco Rubio (R-Florida)
  9. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas)
  10. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas)
  11. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin)
  12. Dan Coats (R-Indiana)
  13. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)
  14. James Risch (R-Idaho

You know what Mr. President? I want a vote too. I want those Senators that vote for gun control to have that vote used against them in the coming midterm elections, and I want to see some anti-gun Democrats voted out of office.

What I don’t understand is why the President appears to want a vote. Does he really think that gun control has any chance of passing, or is it just political posturing? Gun control, in any form, has little chance of passing the Senate (though it is possible), but is almost assuredly dead on arrival in the House. So why is he pushing so hard?

The only thing I can come up with is this. He’s pushing hard for gun control, so that after the next tragedy (the next tragedy is when, not if) he can claim that had Congress acted after Sandy Hook, lives would have been saved.


Watch an excerpt from the President’s speech.


19 Responses to Filibuster Inbound

  1. Atom Ant April 9, 2013 at 8:12 am #

    “Some back in Washington are already floating the idea that they might use political stunts to prevent votes on any of these reforms. Think about that. They’re not just saying they’ll vote no on ideas that almost all Americans support. They’re saying they won’t allow any votes on them at all. They’re saying your opinion doesn’t matter. And that’s not right.” – Barack Hussein Obama . . . what do you mean “almost all Americans support???” What planet are you living on?

  2. mark gilbert April 9, 2013 at 8:19 am #

    aww our supreme idiot in command is upset

  3. Marine1967 April 9, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    Obama WARNED Congress????? Who the hell does this 1/2 Breed Ghetto Thug think he is? Warning Congress of what?? Is he going to gang up on them with his fellow Communists???

  4. Steve April 9, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    Obama will have the NBP sitting outside the houses of the progun Senators.

  5. Jack Brown April 9, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    He may have support in some Northern States but he definitely doesn’t in others. He should get out more and listen to all of the American people. He has been listening to too many of his “yes men” to understand what the American people really want.

  6. pase' doble' April 9, 2013 at 9:52 am #

    You are dead on in the assumption of political assassination when the massacre occurs. I say when because there are too many doped up gamer whack jobs for it not to happen again. The best we can hope for is a capable armed citizen is around to save some lives. What strikes me is how confident the liar in chief is that it WILL occur. He knows his statist buddies will get pounded in upcoming elections if they vote for gun control so what’s the plan to rescue them? Leads to deep dark thoughts that start with, “No way, nobody would do that…..”

    • texline1 April 9, 2013 at 10:37 am #

      Truth be told, the next one will be planned.

  7. Aubra Doss April 9, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    I was about to say, nobody has ever asked me what my opinion was.

  8. steven April 9, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    I still like how he keeps saying to save lives, to keep our law enforcement out of harms way, save the kids. Only thing these proposals ensure is that crime will go on as usual with less of a chance to be thwarted.

  9. John Rotten April 9, 2013 at 10:22 am #

    Pandering using lies. His claims on public sentiment can not be substantiated (all lies). His rhetoric is a brainwash, that the Sheeple accept.

  10. AZViking April 9, 2013 at 10:34 am #

    Gun control is not DOA in the senate, the dems have a majority, and rhinos like McCain and Graham have promised there support. Plenty of other Republicans are leaning to a yes vote like Jeff Flake. The current gun control bill will pass the Senate easily without the filibuster.

    • Brandon April 9, 2013 at 10:38 am #

      I think gun control is DOA in the HOUSE. Yeah, I’m aware that it has a chance of passing the Senate, it all depends on what the final package looks like.

      Personally I want to see the anti-gun Senators lose their jobs in the midterm elections, and barring another shooting, a vote in the Senate might actually help make that happen.

  11. AZViking April 9, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    Their not there!!!

  12. Sean Gilliam April 9, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    i will translate one of O’s terms here. “politics in Washington” what that really means is that, the elected officials are listening to their home states, districts, etc., and will need to vote accordingly to be re-elected.
    thats the way its supposed to work, Mr. Pres. maybe you can find other ways to trample the constitution to get around it.

  13. dgdimick April 9, 2013 at 11:53 am #

    the only hope the left has in 2014, is for the gun bill to never come to a vote. if they are forced to stand up and have to vote, they will lose the election. if the can get the republications to stop the vote, they can/will continue to be able to lie about the issue.

    • Hillbilly Bob April 9, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

      I believe that the 2014 elections will show what this country will end up being, if the libtards win then our once great way of life is gone
      If the libtards win then their power will snowball, I think a lot of these dumb fuck kids and libtards vote for these asshoes so the can tell their kids and grandkids that they themselves turn America into a socialist/commie nation
      Hopefully these libshits are sterile but that isn’t doing us any damn good right now

  14. Keith April 9, 2013 at 9:53 pm #

    How much did Barry pay each of these people to shout out and stand and applaud his LIES. He says it’s not about politics? He really means it’s about taking guns away from legal citizens so they cannot defend themselves when he pushes his communist movement.

    If you believe as our Founders did, that man was endowed by his Creator with certain unalienable rights, then those rights cannot be infringed upon or abrogated by man, court or government at any level. Our Founders, many being lawyers themselves, chose their words with extreme care throughout the Declaration and Constitution and the word they chose in this case was ‘unalienable’ “…men are endowed with certain unalienable rights and that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

    It’s time to make your voice heard before you no longer can be heard!

  15. Jared (former CO resident) April 10, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    Yet more uplifting words from Emperor Obama

  16. SickandTired April 10, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

    None of the Laws being considered right now, will, nor would have, stopped Adam Lanza from perpetrating his dark depraved evil act upon the Children of Sandy Hook on December the 14th 2012. The only reason I can see why The Anti-2nd Amendment Liberals would want these new laws, is to incrementally disarm Law Abiding Citizens of these United States of America! They all claim to support The Second Amendment, but the one area you NEVER here about from a Liberal is where Thomas Jefferson said the real need for The 2nd Amendment will come for a defense against Government Tyranny! It has happened before in the world, it will happen again! “Those who fail to learn from history, are destined to repeat it”