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Go ahead and vote — who’s
stopping the senators?

Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/13/2013 2:13:28 PM

President Obama’s cloying plea to Congress that the victims of gun violence and their families ”deserve” a vote on his anti-gun legislation was, on one level, simply standard-fare manipulative theatrics, but it was also just bizarre. Who is stopping the Senate from voting on his anti-gun wish list? I presume that Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) must be a cold-hearted man indeed to delay bringing anti-gun legislation to the floor of the Senate. Perhaps one of the GOP senators should do so (as they have done for the president’s budgets). But of course that won’t happen. I imagine during

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Ms. Rubin addresses something I haven´t seen mentioned. How are the Democrats in the red states who are up for re-election in 2014 going to react to 0bama´s far left rhetoric. It is a huge opening for Republicans as she points out. Are they capable of taking advantage of it? We will have to wait and see.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: rmsimms, 2/13/2013 2:29:02 PM     (No. 9174412)

The GOP needs to go on offense...load the Bills down with all kinds of poison pills then force it to the floor of the Senate.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/13/2013 2:40:59 PM     (No. 9174436)

Even with a filibuster proof majority, the Senate wouldn´t pass cap and trade. Who seriously thinks a single dime should be invested when the country can potentially slide back into a recession. Particularly when the US has reduced carbon emissions more than any nation that signed GHG treaties?

And who thinks the government that can´t write a budget should be deciding on the next big thing? Or without constitutional authority expand education funding to pre-school?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kOok, 2/13/2013 3:34:50 PM     (No. 9174534)

The Dhimmicrats want to demagog the gun issue with emotional pleas, knowing that any such bill is DOA in the congress. It distracts from the executive order and regulatory approach that´s going on behind the scenes. The man behind the curtain is really busy.

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