President Obama took the stump to decry the fact that Universal Background Checks were not going to pass the Democrat-run Senate.
Obama, with Gabby Giffords and the Newtown victims’ families were standing with the President as he gave his press conference. He was absolutely incensed that he didn’t get what he wanted from this debate. He devoted a lot of his political capital on Gun Control and it has backfired tremendously.
Here is what Obama said that really riled me up:
“So all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington. But this effort is not over. I want to make it clear to the American people we can still bring about meaningful changes that reduce gun violence, so long as the American people don’t give up on it. Even without Congress, my administration will keep doing everything it can to protect more of our communities. We’re going to address the barriers that prevent states from participating in the existing background check system. We’re going to give law enforcement more information about lost and stolen guns so it can do its job. We’re going to help to put in place emergency plans to protect our children in their schools. But we can do more if Congress gets its act together. And if this Congress refuses to listen to the American people and pass common-sense gun legislation, then the real impact is going to have to come from the voters. To all the people who supported this legislation -- law enforcement and responsible gun owners, Democrats and Republicans, urban moms, rural hunters, whoever you are -- you need to let your representatives in Congress know that you are disappointed, and that if they don’t act this time, you will remember come election time.”
For goodness sake, Mr President! What standards do you live by? How does he sleep at night?
Were you so carrying out ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ while you were ramming ‘ObamaCare’ down our throats? You foolishly claimed that doctors were amputating patients just to gain a few more bucks. We still haven't been given any proof of one case of that happening. When Massachusetts elected Scott Brown to replace Ted Kennedy and thus block Obama's veto proof majority, instead of starting the process again, he went against Americans and got the bill through Congress.
Now because he lost, he is all angry and supposedly, principled!
President Obama said that “Ninety percent of Americans support the idea of background checks” that is factually false! He can’t substantiate that figure and that is why he tried to use emotion during this debate.
When it comes to the battlefield of ideas, emotion can only take you so far; you have to be able to articulate a coherent message. Obama has never been able to get anywhere near that during this debate - Hence the props of Giffords & the Newtown families at every turn. The real sad thing is that the Newtown families haven't really been allowed to grieve, as they have been kept in the public domain for such a long time.
Obama went on further to say:
“To the wide majority of NRA households who supported this legislation, you need to let your leadership and lobbyists in Washington know they didn’t represent your views on this one. The point is those who care deeply about preventing more and more gun violence will have to be as passionate, and as organized, and as vocal as those who blocked these common-sense steps to help keep our kids safe. Ultimately, you outnumber those who argued the other way. But they're better organized. They're better financed. They’ve been at it longer. And they make sure to stay focused on this one issue during election time. And that's the reason why you can have something that 90 percent of Americans support and you can't get it through the Senate or the House of Representatives.So to change Washington, you, the American people, are going to have to sustain some passion about this. And when necessary, you’ve got to send the right people to Washington. And that requires strength, and it requires persistence.”Obama is calling for his own Tea Party movement to tackle this issue. How ludicrous for the 'prop-in-chief' to stand up and ask for a national movement on this, but completely isolate and marginalize a legitimate grassroots movement like the Tea Party!
Everyone knew that ObamaCare was going to be an absolute travesty as it destroys Health Care coverage for millions; ruins the quality of care and increases premiums and that's a fact Mr President.
The President is getting a little bit of Karma here! He disregarded the will of the American people on ObamaCare but is tapping it for one his pet projects being the 2nd Amendment.
Gun Control has been a completely failure for Obama. Yesterday’s statement in the Rose Garden showed that he is out of ideas and completely clueless about the true will of the people.