King Obama will be banging his sippy cup for The New Republic in an upcoming interview, according to Fox News.
President Obama is suggesting that House Republicans on the issue of gun control appear neither willing to work with him nor inclined to listen to the American public on the issue.
Well, at least we have that going for us. And we think they ARE listening to the American public, most of whom support the Second Amendment, see the failure of gun laws in cities like Chicago, and don’t think that new gun laws are the answer.
“The House Republican majority is made up mostly of members who are in sharply gerrymandered districts that are very safely Republican and may not feel compelled to pay attention to broad-based public opinion, because what they’re really concerned about is the opinions of their specific Republican constituencies,” the president said in an interview with The New Republic.
We ELECT them to be concerned about our opinions. That’s their job. That’s what we pay them for. They don’t usually DO it very well, but it’s still their job. And for once, they’re getting it right on the subject of gun control. They know that if they work with you on gun control, we’ll FIRE them. And they really like their perks, like being exempt from Obamacare, spending money they don’t have, and generally normally not doing their jobs.
What we don’t pay them to do is “pay attention to broad-based public opinion”. They don’t work for the public at large, they represent US. That’s what “representative” means. Get it?
You’re so eager to dispense with the 2nd, I’ve got a better idea. Let’s dispense with the 17th, go back to Senators being appointed directly by the States they are supposed to represent rather than chosen by popular vote, and see how long you have a majority in the Senate.
Obama also said he can get 50 percent of public support for many of his upcoming initiatives,
Really? Read many polls lately? Did you just forget that the majority of Americans understand that more gun laws aren’t the answer?
but “I can’t get enough votes out of the House of Representatives to actually get something passed…
That pesky “doing their job” thing again.
I think there is still shock on the part of some in the party that I won re-election.”
Not to mention shock in some of your party when they saw their last paycheck, after you assured them of no middle class tax increases.
The president said he has a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that date back for generations.
Unfortunately, he has NO respect for the Second Amendment, which, try as I might, I can’t find the word “hunting” in, and doesn’t say that the right of the people to hunt shall NOT BE INFRINGED.
He said that moving forward on the topic means understanding that the realities of guns in urban areas are very different from the realities of guns in rural areas.
BINGO! You got one right! People in urban areas NEED guns to protect themselves from criminals more than people in rural areas. Unless of course your goal is to just give our cities up to the thugs and goblins.
Oh, wait. You and your cronies did that already. Chicago. The safest city in the US, right? Those draconian gun laws are working so well there, after all. Only what, seven, eight people murdered yesterday? More deaths from gun violence this year than troops lost in Afghanistan?
He said it’s understandable that people are protective of their family traditions when it comes to hunting so “gun-control advocates also need to do “a little more listening than they do sometimes” in the debate.
There’s that “hunting” meme again. Let me fix it for you. It’s understandable that people are protective of their families and loved ones, and realize that the government is NOT going to protect them from criminals. They understand that the police respond after the violence has occurred, not in time to prevent it. They understand that criminals, by their nature, don’t obey laws and will not be affected by new gun legislation.
You’re right. Gun-control advocates better do a little more listening. The majority of the people understand that making criminals out of law-abiding citizens with new gun laws will just leave them defenseless. And they don’t like it. They don’t like it one bit. They’re buying MORE guns, and stockpiling ammo. And they aren’t planning on giving them up.
Obama also said one of the biggest factors in the gun-control debate will be how it is shaped by the media.
Well looky there. He gets another one right. The liberal media will do everything in their power to demonize guns while ignoring any root problems. Blame the tool, not the user. Makes as much sense as blaming baseball bats for bludgeoning deaths, cars for drunk drivers, pencils for incorrect addition, or a Congressman for doing as little work as possible.
Has Obama himself ever fired a gun? Yes, he says, he and others shoot skeet frequently at the president’s Maryland retreat, Camp David.
Not to pick nits, but Camp David, like the White House, belongs to the people, not the President. We just let you use it.
The president also said much of the challenge in Washington is to make Americans feel that national politics is indeed connected to their day-to-day realities.
CONNECTED? With this Administration, it’s more like rammed down our throats.
Go ahead and admit it, Obozo. It’s not about the guns. It’s never been about the guns.
It’s only about control.