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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:47 PM

We don't all live in Newtown. But I do.

by Greg Dworkin



Thank you, Mr. President.

Others may call it grandstanding. I call it "leadership."

This is the most comprehensive gun violence and safety proposal in decades. Not all of it will pass (and arguably, maybe there are ways to make the proposals better).

Cynical reporters trying to be neutral will undoubtedly list all the reasons this will be diffucult without listing the 26 reasons why this is different (they all have names and 20 of them were children). It's already started. That's okay, they don't live here.

Want to know more about the proposals? Here are the 23 executive orders. Here's more about the plan. See also Daily Kos coverage here and here.

We will see in the next few days and weeks how it goes, how the House and Senate jockey to make the other guy go first.

But for now, just "Thank you, Mr President. From this Newtown resident, thank you."

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/16/1179475/-We-don-t-all-live-in-Newtown-But-I-do

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Reply We don't all live in Newtown. But I do. (Original post)
Playinghardball Jan 2013 OP
mfcorey1 Jan 2013 #1
2naSalit Jan 2013 #2
GetRidOfThem Jan 2013 #3
siligut Jan 2013 #4
cantbeserious Jan 2013 #5
calimary Jan 2013 #6
southernyankeebelle Jan 2013 #7

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:54 PM

1. Back at you with love, Mr. Dworkin.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:59 PM

2. Indeed, and thank you Mr. Dworkin.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:15 PM

3. A couple of months back, when we drove back from Boston to the DC area...

...we decided to take a rest stop for lunch. We took this exit, and ended up in this really really nice town, and had lunch there in a great, bistro-style restaurant that had recently opened. I remember very clearly the almost dried out creek, where we parked the car, and all that. All I could say to my wife was "what a nice place. I could understand living here." It was a fond memory. We would go back there again some day, I thought.

The exit? Sandy Hook. We drove right by the school.... (I checked google earth)

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:23 PM

4. We all agree Greg

The NRA is swimming against the tide on this one.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:24 PM

5. All The Best To You And Yours - Thank You For Sharing

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:33 PM

6. Disagree. WE ALL live in Newtown. WE ALL DO. ALL OF AMERICA DOES.

We are ALL Newtowners. What happened there deeply affects ALL OF US!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022203784#post4

Check this thread for TOLL FREE Capitol Hill numbers, UPDATED and WORKING!!!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:46 PM

7. The black ribbon should be a symbol of the dead kill by gun fire.

 

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