Why In God’s Name Do the Gutless Wonders of the GOP Want to Cave On A Winning Issue Like Gun Control?
Bill Quick

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Sources inside the Senate tell me that the Republican Conference is scared to death of the tactics of Senators Lee, Cruz and Paul – that it is supposedly putting them in a tough spot.

Several of the Republicans are using the Manchin-Toomey compromise plan as an excuse to cave on the gun filibuster. They claim that Senators Lee, Cruz, and Paul are running ahead of the conference in their insistence on a filibuster.

What they fail to see is that the cloture vote is the vote to stop the gun legislation from passage.

Several Republican Senators intend to vote against the filibuster, but then vote against the overall bill. This is too clever by half. The GOP does not control the Senate as the GOP is want to say every time they don’t want to fight.

Their only power to block a gun control bill is to unite and filibuster.

Voting for cloture is voting for the gun control bill because, again, as the GOP reminds us, they are not in the majority. The only way to stop it is to filibuster.

Take names, and kick ass in primaries in 2014 and 2016.

Or just leave them to rot and move to a different party. I think the Libertarians might be amenable to supplanting the GOP, especially if Rand Paul is leading the ticket.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Why In God’s Name Do the Gutless Wonders of the GOP Want to Cave On A Winning Issue Like Gun Control? — 11 Comments

  1. "Several Republican Senators intend to vote against the filibuster"

    I keep seeing people refer to the GOP as the stupid party, and it certainly seems like it in situations like this where a) it's obvious that, as RS puts it, "Voting for cloture is voting for the gun control bill" and b) the polls are on the anti-gun control side.  I've wondered in the past how the GOP can be routinely so stupid in situations like these when the Dems almost always have rigid party discipline.

    For a while now, I've been thinking, maybe they aren't actually stupid.  As Goldfinger said "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."  And we're way past the third time here…

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  3. Why In God’s Name Do the Gutless Wonders of the GOP Want to Cave On A Winning Issue Like Gun Control?

    Because limiting the power of the State on this issue might lead the commoners to think about limiting the power of the State on something important, like banning gay marriage or abortion.

    • IIRC, there was no “equivalent bill”, in proper terms, passed in both the House and the Senate in order to establish the atrociously(criminally, some might say)-misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act There was, instead, only one bill, originating in the Senate and, by means of deception, the misapplied “insider-baseball” tactic of “reconciliation” using a second House-originating bill, and liberal (and Liberal) application of log-rolling and boon-doggling, presented in all its thousands of unread and ill- or non-understood pages of bureaucrapese to be signed into The Law Of The Land by Yon Flap-Eared Flim-Flammer.

      End result: The national Constitution-defying atrocity referred to as Obamacare – the rot that will keep on rotting for all time to come, unless it is somehow either de-funded or repealed (or both).

      Do you really want to trust that, somehow, the House will not end up producing and signing off on some piece of bullshit that will get “reconciled” into agreement with the Senate atrocity Hairy Weed’s presently trying to ram through?

      You have that much faith in Weepy Boner and the rest of the RINO Elite, that they won’t “give away the farm” once again?

      Now – if ever – is the time to make those who would further-infringe a Constitutionally-guaranteed right (and, at the same time, establish a de facto national registry of guns AND gun owners – which would, inevitably, lead to eventual confiscation) deeply frightened for their political future. You must tell them – convince them – that we will HURT THEM if they aid in the passage of this crap – whether in the Senate OR in the House!!

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  5. Over at the Rottweiler Empire, they may have the answer:

     “During Barack Obama’s presidency there have been 32 background checks for gun purchases every minute.” …. This isn’t a population hoarding guns in case they’re going to be banned. This is a population preparing for war.”

    I think the statist GOP may be running scared, as well they should!

     

    • We can only hope that they are – and that their being scared will result in stiffening enough spines to kill that stinking anti-gun, rights-further-infringing crap The Obamanation and cohorts are trying to cram through into law.

      And they’re exactly right about “…preparing for war.” – this is the real reason ammo disappears from dealers’ inventories as soon as it comes available, and often enough at premium prices: Everyone is stocking up, expecting that it will only become more and more difficult to get, at ANY price.

  6. " I think the Libertarians might be amenable to supplanting the GOP, especially if Rand Paul is leading the ticket."

    They'll get precisely nowhere as long as they make their "leading issues" things like gay marriage and legalizing pot.

    If, however, they turn their primary focus onto issues like breaking the medical monopolies and repealing all the special treatment they get under the law, and "Stop The Looting And Start Prosecuting," they'll have a good sporting chance.

    But I'm not gonna hold my breath.