This is what happens when you are terminally clueless about the world you are trying to govern. We’ve seen it time and time again. Obama says something stupid, arrogant, and inflammatory. Then his people try to walk it back.
Yesterday Obama basically told the Urban League that he wants to ban semi-auto rifles. Today his spokesman tried to walk that back.
Days after the mass shootings in Colorado, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama still supports a ban on the sale of assault weapons, a restriction that expired in 2004. But he added: “There are things we can do short of legislation and short of gun laws that can reduce violence in our society.”
Carney’s comments came the day after Obama, in a speech to an African-American group Wednesday in New Orleans, embraced some degree of additional restrictions on guns. He acknowledged that not enough had been done to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals and pledged to work with lawmakers from both parties to move forward on the matter.
In leftist La-La Land that counts as a walk back. He still “supports” banning so-called “assault weapons,” but he realizes that he can’t, so he’ll continue to “work under the radar.” If you vote for this man, you are voting to ban guns. Point-blank, end of story.
I know that Mittens Romney isn’t a whole lot better, but he can be forced to comply. He needs our votes, but more importantly, he needs House and Senate seats. So that’s how we get what we want. We take over the Senate and we increase the lead in the House. And then we spend the next four years pounding on those representatives to MAKE them restore our rights.
Everyone wants a new “Reagan” who will make everything right and allow us to go back to sleep. Well it was being asleep that got us to where we are today. We are all too lazy to do the hard work of forcing our elected representatives to do what WE want instead of what THEY want. That’s all it is, laziness. Well guess what? Your savior isn’t coming to earth between now and November. And if he does, he sure as hell isn’t running for President.
Politicians are scumbags. Get it through your heads once and for all. There are no heroes, no decent fellows, no disinterested Philosopher Kings. They are lying, cheating, scum. Stop acting like people who are lying, cheating, scum will magically change into the second coming of the George Washington of your history books and Ronald Reagan of your rose-tinted memories. If you want something out of the Government, if only for the Government to leave you alone, you have to make that happen. You have to harass and annoy your Representative and Senators to MAKE them leave you alone.