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Friday, April 19, 2013

And now, for the gloating (Warning: Politics)

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


Dear Gun Grabbers in Congress: Fuck you.

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."


17 comments:

  1. Come on, quit trying to sugarcoat it and tell us what you REALLY think....

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  2. The right to bear arms is the right to be free.

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  3. Nice choice in video. The irony of using the Operative is delicious.

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  4. They never got around to voting on the actual bill, what we were watching was the epic failure to make amendments to S.649 that would have made it palatable to the "moderates". The unamended bill so so toxic that Reid tabled it rather than let everyone have a bite in a roll-call vote that would have been used to batter candidates for the next six years.


    Even so, those votes were noted and will still be used against their slimy skins.

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  5. I want to clone you and use your genetic material to make a group of superwomen.
    This is the best thing I have read in months. Thank you.

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  6. people should paste that quote onto every politician who voted for the gun control bills facebook and or twitter

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  7. You know, I like most of what you post, and followed you even though I disagreed with you on your position on so-called "gun rights". I even supported your right to hold a differing opinion. This post just crossed a line into offensive. The gloating and abuse was unnecessary. Thanks. This is one less daily hit you'll be getting.

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  8. 1) I warned you.

    2) Now you know how I feel when my rights are threatened with restriction or removal because ONE man out of 10 million lawful gun owners decides to commit a terrible crime. I find that unnecessary and offensive.

    3) I once pissed off a significant chunk of Canada. Losing one reader pales in comparison.

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  9. Aw, thank you! That's a huge compliment. :D

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  10. I like the idea, but they'd probably have the FBI showing up and asking questions about why they were threatening senators.

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  11. The 2014 senate elections are going to be very interesting to watch....

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  12. I'm sure it's being held in reserve for the next time a massacre takes place in a victim-disarmament zone.

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  13. LMAO !! #3 is EPIC !

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  14. Brandon, offensive is the Senate Majority Leader calling opponents of his bill "supporters of gun violence". There's a reason that the discussion is so toxic, and it started on your side. You might read this:

    http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=4912


    The question is which flavor of gun controller are you? Not that it matters.

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  15. So-called? Pretty sure the Supreme Court has affirmed that the 2A is a fundamental right, buddy. If you and the rest of the mental midgets feel froggy, stop mewling like cowards, begging the government to take them on your behalf. How about you sack up and come take them yourself? Bring friends.

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  16. Warning: Sad Panda ahead...

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