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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:03 PM

What Kind of President Takes On The NRA? [View all]

President Obama on Wednesday will formally announce the most aggressive and expansive national gun-control agenda in generations as he presses Congress to mandate background checks for all firearm buyers and prohibit assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.


Gun control? Electoral suicide, right? What kind of"pragmatic," "centrist," DLC-leaning inspirer of "Obamabots," "moderate Republican," "Republican-lite" Democrat would touch that issue with a ten-foot pole?

The Washington Post has an opinion:

The announcement will set off a fierce confrontation with Congress over an issue that has riven American society for decades. Obama’s far-reaching firearms agenda has at best tepid support from his party leaders and puts him at loggerheads with Democratic centrists.


"Democratic centrists" ought to be the least of the President's worries. Never mind the fact that he's facing the most hostile and virulent Republican House in living memory. One which is threatening to tank the U.S. and world economy out of sheer racist spite, while waving their guns in execration at its bloated corpse.

Yes, this is a fine time to bring up gun control.

Days before his second inauguration, Obama is seeking to drive the guns debate in a way that contrasts with the accommodating approach he often took during his first term. In the weeks ahead, he will attempt to rally popular support to bend the will of lawmakers to vote for what he considers the ideal, not merely the possible.


The rest: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/15/1179312/-What-Kind-of-President-Takes-on-The-NRA

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