Thursday, January 27, 2011

It was only a matter of time

"White House to Push Gun Control"

We're surprised it took Dear Leader this long to announce his plan to cynically exploit the Tucson shooting to attempt to further restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens.  The time lag must be because ol' Rahm ("You never want a serious crisis to go to waste") Emanuel is no longer haunting the West Wing looking for political enemies to mail dead fish to in a infantile manner, as is his wont.

Check out the following duplicity:

"Tuesday night after the speech, Obama adviser David Plouffe said to NBC News that the president would not let the moment after the Arizona shootings pass without pushing for some change in the law, to prevent another similar incident. 'It’s a very important issue, and one I know there’s going to be debate about on the Hill.'"  (all emphases ours)

Then, in the very next paragraph:

"The White House said that to avoid being accused of capitalizing on the Arizona shootings for political gain, Obama will address the gun issue in a separate speech, likely early next month."

Newspeak at its finest.  Orwell would be either proud or horrified about his prediction coming to pass, we can't tell which. 

It's still considered "capitalizing" on a tragedy, Mr. President, if you leak to the press your intention to engage in that very "capitalizing" in the very near future, but that you're holding off for a couple of weeks so that the stupid peasants will hopefully forget and move on to who else has been kicked off American Idol.

We can't imagine that Obama's dwindling supporters in Congress will be particularly eager to engage in another political suicide charge at his behest, especially now that they are still reeling from the aftereffects of passing his massively unpopular health care Ponzi scheme, but we suppose anything's possible. 

Of one thing we have no doubt - attempting to push more ineffective gun-control legislation on law-abiding Americans will do more to enrage, organize and motivate the majority of them to redouble their efforts to ensure the president's defeat in 2012 than just about anything else, so go ahead and carry on, sir.


Crotalus (Dont Tread on Me) said...

I don't care if it's a year from now, or even in his second term (God forbid!) It will still be the Danse Macabre to me.

Anonymous said...

I do not believe in gun control. I will be doing everything I can to get Obama re-elected because the Republicans are facists.