This has been blowing up on my Facebook page, so I thought I'd post it here. If you have a delicate constitution, dislike politics, or are in favor of gun control, you really should skip this post. For a less inflammatory take on this, please read this Wall Street Journal article.
No, seriously, FFFFUUUUUUUCK YOOOOOUUUUU, with me flipping you the bird with both hands, sticking out my tongue, and shaking my butt in your direction.
You anti-rights cultists had the best possible chance to pass gun control, and you blew it. You had a Democrat-held Senate, the full weight of the White House behind you, and you even trotted out the parents of the dead children from Sandy Hook to be used as props.
And you shot yourselves in the foot.
You claimed to have 90% approval for legislation, and yet you couldn't pass a thing. All the gun control bills of Wednesday were shot down. Thursday, the very good Barrasso Amendment was passed. This was such an utter failure that Harry Reid tabled the bill because -- guess what? -- he knew it wouldn't pass. I don't expect to see it again until the lame-duck session after the 2014 elections, if then, because gun control is now poisonous.
How poisonous? Democrats have a supermajority within the Illinois House of Representatives -- a state known for its ruled-unconstitutional gun laws and NO concealed carry whatsoever -- and when the speaker tried to push a gun control law, HALF THE DEMOCRATS opposed it and the bill was killed. They can't even pass gun control in Obama's home state.
You've lost. You had the best chance in 20 years, and you blew it. You let the radicals in your party over-reach (hello, Diane Feinstein!) and that galvanized the millions of lawful gun owners into calling, writing, protesting, and even personally visiting their Senators.
Freedom won. Liberty won. The Constitution won. And you lost so thoroughly that I will quote the movie Serenity to you:
"You know, in certain older civilized cultures, when men failed as entirely as you have, they would throw themselves on their swords."