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Mon Apr 22, 2013, 08:13 PM

Who's responsible for the GOP filibuster of Gun Control? - Pres. Obama - of course! per Peggy Noonan

http://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2013/04/21/noonan-blames-obama-for-congressional-inaction/193706

Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan attacked President Obama for "having a problem with the levers of power" after the Senate failed to pass background checks for gun sales despite the legislation receiving majority support -- the final vote was 54-46, with 41 Republicans voting against the measure. Previously Noonan has dismissed concerns about historic Republican obstruction in Congress with a sarcastic "boo hoo."

Appearing on Meet The Press, Noonan responded to the Senate's inability to pass background checks by referring to "a problem" when "90% of the American people" supported it but President Obama "can't make anything move."

Noonan neglected to mention that the measure required 60 votes in response to a Republican-led filibuster, so even though the vote was 54 to 46 in favor, the legislation failed.
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Mon Apr 22, 2013, 08:18 PM

1. Prime example of the "liberally-biased media" for ya ...

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Mon Apr 22, 2013, 08:22 PM

2. Maureen Dowd blames the President for the defeat also...

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Mon Apr 22, 2013, 08:30 PM

3. Never mind the NRA feared-mongered the gun nuts

into thinking that Obama was going door to door collecting weapons, and their Representatives in Congress caved to them for fear of losing in 2014. I hope they do lose, this was a very cowardly thing for them to do.

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