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Vulnerable Senate Democrats balk
at Obama’s gun control measures

The Hill (DC), by Cameron Joseph

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/18/2013 2:27:34 PM

Some vulnerable Senate Democrats are balking at President Obama’s new push on gun control, reflecting the tough position many will be in if Congress takes up major firearms legislation. Shortly after Obama unveiled the details of his policy, a number of Democrats from conservative, heavily rural states who are up for reelection in 2014 indicated they’re likely to oppose the measures. The responses indicate how tough it will be for any legislation to move through Congress — and how tricky an issue it is for some rural-state Democrats facing reelection.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: john56, 1/18/2013 2:31:43 PM     (No. 9124840)

Somewhere I heard that Speaker Boehner said something like the House would be pleased to consider and debate any gun control bills sent over from the Senate.

But I´m pretty sure he´s not staying up nights waiting for them.

Too bad he doesn´t have the same idea when debating stuff like the debt, taxes, spending. But it´s a start.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Northcross, 1/18/2013 2:41:08 PM     (No. 9124856)

They have nothing to worry about. These proposals will never be voted up or down, putting the Dem Senators on record. It is all political theater. Nothing to be excited about.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JDD, 1/18/2013 2:45:13 PM     (No. 9124868)

"Vulnerable"? Don´t they have armed bodyguards?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: clw54, 1/18/2013 2:47:54 PM     (No. 9124875)

They´ll vote for it when told to. We heard the same thing about "blue dog" pro-life democrats opposing Obamacare.

Don´t be fooled.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: fiddle ed, 1/18/2013 3:14:18 PM     (No. 9124927)

#4 is right. Sweeping legislation will be enacted the only way Obama knows how - corruption and bribery, the same as Obamacare. Certain unlucky Democratic senators will have to give it up for the cause and fall on the sword, all for the better good, not of the country or innocent lives, but for the political gain of an evil doctrine that runs counter to every moral precept this country was founded on.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: John21, 1/18/2013 3:20:49 PM     (No. 9124942)

In other words:

1. Our over inflated egos
2. Our desire for power.
3. Our phoney do nothing jobs
4. Keeping our elitist status
5. Keeping allof our perks for doing nothing

is more important than running the country and representing the people that sent us to Washington.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/18/2013 4:08:09 PM     (No. 9125026)

Any Dem who balks with get one of two things:

1. a huge cash bonus for pork in his/her district, or

2. a job in the administration

The hallmark of Democrats (and far too many Republicans) is that they can always be bought. Always.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 1/18/2013 7:31:03 PM     (No. 9125399)

I´m with #4 and #5. The only good Democrat is an out-of-office Democrat.

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