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Why is Obama
Forcing Democratic Fight
Over Gun Control?

Commentary Magazine, by Alana Goodman

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/17/2013 10:35:36 PM

The gun control debate is good for Republicans, good for the White House, and good for Democratic presidential hopefuls, since they can all play to their respective bases. But the biggest losers of the fight will probably be Harry Reid and the handful of Democratic senators up for reelection in red-leaning states. The Hill reports: Reid’s job is to help move President Obama’s agenda through the upper chamber, but he must also protect his five-seat Senate majority, and gun-rights groups are threatening to go after vulnerable Senate Democrats

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/17/2013 10:41:51 PM     (No. 9123384)

I´m not buying the bit about the country being evenly split on gun control, and yes, a lot of people will base their vote on this issue alone. Without our second amendment rights, what rights do we have?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 1/17/2013 10:51:39 PM     (No. 9123397)

I trust ZERO pre-election analysis.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: shamrock, 1/17/2013 10:58:29 PM     (No. 9123414)

They only poll libs, out here in the high uncut, we are well armed and really don´t trust anyone anymore. And I think those dummies in Washington know it. That is why they are a little tentative about crossing the line.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nashville, 1/17/2013 11:55:27 PM     (No. 9123452)

#3 I was born on 3/17, like your username, also your ´don´t trust anyone´. My wife asked why 1,000 rounds was my minimum stock, I told her you can´t trust anyone. The ammo tax here is $0.10 per box, the Fed may go this route and raise it to a Brazillion, I trust nobody when it comes to guns.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: Gallo3, 1/17/2013 11:55:57 PM     (No. 9123453)

Hope they go after Al Franken. Commy stooge in a state with lot of hunters.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nashville, 1/18/2013 12:02:18 AM     (No. 9123458)

Ooops, I trust nobody in government when it comes to guns...I have trusted everyone I have ever bought a gun from....due to the fact that I now have a gun due to them...gun sellers are an honest group due to the nature of the product they sell :}

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bob913, 1/18/2013 12:38:55 AM     (No. 9123474)

obama did not help anyone in the last election. He certainly does not need them now.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 1/18/2013 12:49:19 AM     (No. 9123477)

Never let a crisis go to waste.

All this Adninistraiin does is lurch from one crisis to another.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Antiquegolf, 1/18/2013 3:56:58 AM     (No. 9123527)

Yes, zip has no loyalties. Once a useful idiots purpose runs out, he/she is put out with the trash. On a small scale those pip squeak campaign workers learned this week they were cut out of inaugeral events. I almost felt sorry for them because they are gullible enough to believe and probably still do that obamas cared about them. When stinky talks about political capital it´s not his at risk. But morons like al franken could be hung out to dry by obama, lose his political career and still blame "radical right" and NRA for his plight.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/18/2013 4:29:26 AM     (No. 9123535)

Obama ran into a similar problem with Obamacare and the senate dems went along with it.Nobody is going to stand up to an Obama henchman because they are very inventive at making your life hell. They can promise you millions of campaign dollars also, so the idea behind this story isn´t even worth discussing.

On the other hand,this could be part of the plan for Obama to go crazy with more executive "actions". This would give cover to the senate dems up for re-election.

"These actions are necessary because I can´t get anything through the special interests in congress,who are blocking the way to children´s safety.

You know,if a two bit newspaper can assemble a map of gun owners,think how simple it would be if the government established a national database on gun owners.And just for good measure they could attach your voter registration to it so no gun owning dems get caught in the crossfire.

Even though public records are public records,people still expect some measure of privacy. Forget that we´re all fascists now.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/18/2013 4:49:28 AM     (No. 9123540)

These groups should go after Senate demonrats anyway. They´re liars and if they weren´t up for reelection they would be in lockstep with Barry.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: fordtran, 1/18/2013 5:50:49 AM     (No. 9123567)

Why is he forcing this fight over gun control? Perhaps to divert attention from the fact that he has bankrupted our nation.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mws50, 1/18/2013 7:27:15 AM     (No. 9123680)

Obama has been sitting on these measures, waiting on a crisis for 4 years. The democrats have been sitting on these measures for several decades, waiting on the right time to bring them forward. With the amount of caving Boehner and McConnell have done over the past several years, most democrats believe this is the time to bring their anti-gun plan forth.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 1/18/2013 8:31:36 AM     (No. 9123816)

Øbama wants to provoke a confrontation to justify state control.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/18/2013 8:48:48 AM     (No. 9123867)

It´s in his blood, the community agitator.

It´s nothing about organizing until you agitate the folks to get them motivated...it´s about selling hate and divisiveness, it´s about division of our great country into warring factions, it´s about absolute power and cronyism to pay off your sycophants...get the picture!

I´m surprised he hasn´t started emulating Hitler in his rabid speeches...but he´s close.

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