Beginning a week of high pressure on gun control, the White House on Monday accused some Republican senators of cowardice for planning to filibuster gun legislation without allowing the full Senate to vote on President Obama’s initiatives. “If they oppose this legislation, have the courage to say so on the floor and vote no,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney. “Don’t block it. Don’t hide behind a procedural action to prevent a vote. That’s the wrong thing to do, and that’s how the president clearly feels.”
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get er done, 4/9/2013 12:07:36 AM (No. 9266242)
The filibuster by Senator Paul with support from Senators Cruz and Lee was an act of bravery, not "cowardice."
Next time, wear comfortable shoes and a "trucker´s friend." Drink plenty of liquids boys, you do not want kidney problems over a filibuster. Pack a healthy lunch/dinner/breakfast. And most important, know that hard working, tax paying, Constitution supporting Americans care about and admire our filibustering Senators and have their backs.
Let´s hope the Republican leaders do something completely new and different. Let´s hope they do not cave in like a bunch pansies with that piece of walking fertilizer, John McCain, in the lead whining "Let´s compromise!"
Hope and pray they are not wussies like they normally are!
Obama´s bills are all loaded with trap doors you don´t find out about until after they pass.Laws are supposedly written with precision but Obama wants them ambiguous so a leftist bureaucrat can interpret them any way he wants.A background check could evolve into the local sheriff ransacking your house to make sure you´re a 100% compliant.
Not filibustering this is cowardly. Not standing for the 2nd Amendment and not fighting the real agenda here which is to eliminate private gun ownership is cowardly. Refusing to uphold the Constitution is not just cowardly. It is treason.
Republicans, don´t just sit here and preach to the choir. This is not going to sell well beyond the small percentage who back the "no changes to gun laws, anytime, anywhere" mantra.
If you wish to make your argument to the American people, go on the floor of the Senate and do so. Point out the need for changes in mental health rules and access to guns. Explain where background checks and where they don´t work. But a filibuster sends the message that the Republicans think the rules are just fine like they are, that the level of homicide in this country is just fine where it is. That is not a message Republicans should want to be associated with. If you have a different idea, go voice it. Calling the president names and shouting isn´t going to win votes and influence people.
If certain citizens choose not to exercise their freedoms, that is their choice. It is not their choice to tell me I can´t. There is no discussion and no vote about it. Keep your rotten paws off my liberty.
Whatever strategy or procedure they need to use to protect our children from more Sandy Hook type slaughters, I applaud their courage. It is not cowardice to stand up against Obama´s bullies.
My ultimate goal in this debate? Eliminate gun-free zones, the killing fields where our children are slaughtered in large numbers almost every year. A slaughter the liberals don´t really want to stop, because it provides fuel for their gun-grabbing hysteria.
Reply 33 - Posted by:
O.S. Banker, 4/9/2013 8:51:05 AM (No. 9266550)
I would like to offer the following to Senator Cruz for incorporation into his remarks. 1) The presence of a gun-free zone did not stop Adam Lana in his murderous rampage. It did stop every law abiding citizen who is not a threat, and it empowers every mentally disturbed individual who is a threat.
2) To engage in a full and complete discussion of an idea is not cowardice. Hiding behind children to protect your image is as cowardly as using their bodies to save yourself from a snipers bullet.
3) The degree of disclosure required under the administrations background check requirement is an order of magnitude greater than what was required for Mr. Obama to be elected President. Yet Mr. Obama controlls more firepower than all the gun owners in the state of Texas combined.
4) Despite their assurances this administration is committed to establishing a defacto gun registry as evidenced by the Bureau of ATF soliciting database firm for an expansion of their present capacity.
In reference to #7, A "trucker´s friend" It would be amusing seing this used during a filibuster. However,it could cause a ruckus! Ha, ha! I´m thinking there is something else more user friendly that could aid our valent congressmen. http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/986888-Trucker-s-Friend-Multi-Tool
The last count of Senators that will filibuster if needed is thirteen. Even Mitch McConnell has signed on. I´m sure it´s only because he is up for re-election next year and doesn´t want a Tea Party primary opponent, but still he has signed up to filibuster.
Rabbit,the successful provocateur hides his real identity and motive, and at least tries to mimic the targeted audience, so as to blend in. This can be done most effectively by adopting the language and mannerisms of the target. You don´t understand that we are Conservatives, and not Republicans.
Please waste your electrons in someone else´s website.
Never forget progressives know that as long as Americans are armed, you have the means to resist a tyrannical government. This caterwauling about "protecting our children" has nothing to do with their real agenda. If they were serious about protecting children, they would put trained armed personnel in schools, and they would work to reform our mental health statutes. This is all sound and fury brought to you by the most controlling administration in modern history. Everything they do is an affront to freedom.
Leave it to liberals to resort to name calling. They just don´t get it. We don´t trust them! They are all closet collectivists. They would love nothing more than to live under a Chavez style dictator. What did Chavez do just prior to turning up his toes? He outlawed guns.
Newtown got $15 million plus...Looks like the one, the up in you face, mother got herself a facelift...Hey is is free money. Another Sandra Fluke wanabee...trying to get a career started..Looks like over her presious child...and other children...plus the staff. Btw these people knew what this kid was...and they did nothing...claim they are also the victims.
As much as I feel sympathy for the parents whose kids were horribly slaughtered in that shooting, after all the garbage We The People have been forced to go through by the white guilters and the lofo takers of this society for the past 4-1/2 years, I am NOT ready to go through another version of the JerseyGirls.
I´m near the point of throwing something mad! How can Carney stand up there and with a straight face call some Republican Senators cowardly? Does he have any memory of what the Dims have done since gaining control of the Senate in 2006? If he doesn´t, let him listen to me and a lot of good LDotters. WE know and remember. And we are NOT forgetting. And we need to find a way to get rid of McCain. I don´t know how, but he´s a major obstacle to anything conservatives attempt to do.
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