Nobody wants to repeal the Second Amendment, and nobody wants to keep you out of the deer woods, but wouldn’t it be nice if your children didn’t have to worry about being mowed down by an assault weapon when they turn the corner?
Scaremongering and bullcrap, same as the last verse. Hope and Change!
Clinton also had this in the speech:
...We are now poised, I think, to spend a generation operating as a nation the way you operate in your cities on your best days. That does not mean the Democrats will win all the elections - if the Republicans reform themselves and develop a 21st century version of the second great Republican President's - Theodore Roosevelt's - philosophy, so that we have... a dueling communitarianism. That is, "my way of bringing us together is better than your way of bringing us together." One can be a little to the right of center, one can be a little to the left of center. But we will not go forward anymore, I don't think, with the kind of politics of division and destruction that drug us down for too long.
Translation: "C'mon, socialism is a WONDERFUL thing, and if the Stupid Party will just change to agree to that, we can all move forward!"
Anyone checked the price of tar and pillows, lately?
Rep. Rush(Evil Party GFW-IL) bill is a 'literacy test for gun owners'; nice way to put it.
One should not be required to obtain a license or pass a government-administered test to exercise any constitutionally-protected civil right. If the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s taught us anything, it is that all civil rights are sacred, one is no less important than another, and all of them are worth defending because a threat to one puts all rights in peril.
Rush would demote the Second Amendment right to the rank of a privilege that can be regulated by government. He is, after all, from Chicago, home of a Draconian gun ban law that gun control extremists consider "reasonable."
He would make the entire country like Chicago - and while that may square with anti-gun demagogues such as Mayor Richard Daley, it will not pass muster in places such as Missoula, Mont.; Cheyenne, Wyo.; Boise, Idaho; Flagstaff, Spokane, Wash. or just about anyplace else west of the Mississippi River or south of the Ohio River.
Perhaps Rush would like to see African-American citizens face this new test at the hands of some aging bureaucrat who remembers the "good old days" when his grandpappy was a Grand Dragon in the Klan and everybody in the county knew it.
Suddenly, if you're black, this written gun safety test doesn't sound so hot, does it?
Each of us has a stake in America, and it requires that we protect everyone else's civil rights as zealously as we guard our own.
A very nice way of pointing out one of the big problems with politicians in DC:
OBAMA: Well, I think my mistake is not in selecting Tom originally, because I think nobody was better equipped to deal both with the substance and policy of health care. He understands it as well as anybody, but also the politics, which is going to be required to actually get it done.
But I think that, look, ultimately, I campaigned on changing Washington and bottom-up politics. And I don't want to send a message to the American people that there are two sets of standards, one for powerful people, and one for ordinary folks who are working every day and paying their taxes.
COOPER: Do you feel you've lost some of that moral high ground which you set for yourself on day one with the…(Crosstalk)
OBAMA: Well, you know, I think this was a mistake. I think I screwed up. And, you know, I take responsibility for it and we're going to make sure we fix it so it doesn't happen again.
Notice anything in that exchange? Nowhere is there any talk of right or wrong. In Washington's culture, unlike the lives of most normal obviously naive Americans, that's hardly ever the issue. It's about what works. It's all about strategy.
Cooper didn't ask about the propriety of appointing a sudden millionaire to now oversee the people who paid him. He asks if the president should have dumped Daschle earlier?
Obama says Daschle was the best guy; his own mistake was political, creating an impression of hypocrisy by campaigning one way and appointing another.
Fact is, 10 years ago without the 24-hour news cycle and blogosphere, Daschle would almost certainly have been confirmed anyway; his party definitely has the votes and senators in Washington take care of each other, even when they're ex-senators. Again, the club.
And notice the reason Daschle gave for giving up. Nothing to do with having done anything wrong because in Washington's ways, he hadn't. It had to do with becoming a "distraction" for the administration's agenda.
Again, whatever works in Washington. How likely do you think that is to change?
Once again, the Evil Party is counting on squishy RINOs to change sides and pass a bad bill:
The Hill reports President Obama is "lobbying Republican senators personally on his economic stimulus package, which failed to attract a single GOP vote in the House." Obama has "scheduled one-on-one meetings at the White House with a handful of GOP centrists" such as Arlen Specter, Olympia Snowe, and Susan Collins.
Aw, come ON, don't these people check on, or think about ANYTHING except "He's one of us"?
President Obama wants to be the Transparency President:
ON his first full day in the Oval Office, President Obama signaled a new approach to government transparency that will help restore trust in government.
As if opening the Bush administration's musty drapes in the Oval Office, Obama issued a memo urging agencies to err on the side of disclosure rather than on the side of secrecy, when responding to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
So it's somewhat ironic that Obama has nominated King County Executive Ron Sims to be No. 2 at HUD.
After all, Sims is culpable for what may well become the largest fine for violations of public records laws in U.S. history: see Yousoufian, Armen
My own public records suit against Sims (for delaying release of election records which revealed that King County officials unlawfully counted hundreds of ineligible ballots in the 2004 governor's race) goes to trial in April.
Of course, considering his past with ACORN and other vote-fraud groups, Obama may not consider something like this a problem; more like "Ah, somebody who knows my kind of operation!"
Another way of looking at Sen. Dodd(Corrupticrat-CN) and his "See! I'm innocent!" show:
Now Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sen, Chris Dodd, D-CN, has pulled what has to be an all-time classic evasion stunt against journalists covering Congress and the economic crisis concerning his promise six months ago to make public all of the documents about his sweetheart loan deal with Countrywide Mortgage.
Dodd invited a select few Connecticut reporters to his office in Hartford Monday and gave them a few minutes to view - but not copy - a small selection of documents that he claims proves he did nothing wrong in accepting special treatment from Countrywide that saved him a reported $75,000 in refinancing a couple of loans worth a total of $800,000. The Wall Street Journal called it Dodd's "Peek-A-Boo Disclosure."
As I recall this is the same kind of crap Sen. Kerry(Magic Hat Bearer) pulled on his "I will release my military records"; invited one reporter to view part of the record and then claimed "I fulfilled my promise."
Ok, I'm closing with this which, if true, should be resolved by Obama and everyone involved being publicly horsewhipped, then tarred and feathered, then run the hell out of the country:
According to GeostrategyDirect.com, a newsletter published by The Washington Times' ace national security reporter Bill Gertz, "Diplomatic sources said Barack Obama has engaged several Arab intermediaries to relay messages to and from al Qaeda in the months before his election as the 44th U.S. president. The sources said al Qaeda has offered what they termed a truce in exchange for a U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan. 'For the last few months, Obama has been receiving and sending feelers to those close to al Qaeda on whether the group would end its terrorist campaign against the United States,' a diplomatic source said. 'Obama sees this as helpful to his plans to essentially withdraw from Afghanistan and Iraq during his first term in office.'"
A: If he's actually stupid enough to believe al Qaeda would honor any such agreement, he's too stupid to be out in public without a keeper to prevent him running into traffic.
B: If he doesn't believe them, but figures this is a way to make the moonbats happy, then he's so untrustworthy with the fate of this country we should go to the tar-feathers-whip option as soon as possible. Even HINTING to the enemy of such an agreement is so stupid I have no words to properly describe it.