Democrats’ 2016 Contenders Are Betting on Gun Control

Sometimes when the night seems the darkest, a ray of light may be on the horizon. Obama’s crowd is getting so insulated, so full of themselves, that this gun control issue may be a gift to us. As we await to hear the numerous Executive Orders that are to be bestowed upon us, I came across this article. Indeed, if ever there was an issue that will rally the troops around the flag, this is it. So let them have at it. And let these new Marxist’s to be, run on taking our guns and ammo. 2016 will be a very good year. 2014 as well. Rahm Emanuel warned about it. But our arrogant petty little man thinks he can have his way. With Andrew Cuomo and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley going full tilt on guns, they misjudge the mood across the vast reaches of middle America. You might want to check out my previous post to see what Rand Paul has to say about our “King”.

The New Republic

The gun lobby is just too strong, and the popular resistance to major new firearms restrictions just too ingrained, for reform to happen. At the same time, though, several high-profile Democrats who’ve been mentioned as 2016 presidential contenders are betting on a different read of the situation. As they see it, Newtown has truly changed things, making it not just politically feasible to broach new constraints, but perhaps even politically imperative.

If one needs further proof that the landscape has shifted and become far more complex, consider Rahm Emanuel, who as much as any other leading Democratic warned the party away from the gun control issue after 2000. He proudly recruited pro-gun rights House candidates in 2006, and strongly discouraged Attorney General Eric Holder and others in the Obama administration from pressing gun control in the president’s firm term (“shut the fuck up” on the issue, he reportedly declared).

..There was precious little persuasion of that sort from Emanuel and others in recent years — in fact, the opposite. Now, it’s coming from the likes of Cuomo, O’Malley, and Hickenlooper — none of them political dummies or lost-cause radicals. For once, there actually is a national conversation.. MoreThe New Republic



8 Responses to “Democrats’ 2016 Contenders Are Betting on Gun Control”

  1. KingShamus Says:

    I agree with Rahmbo…every time I hear Obama open his yap, I want to tell him to shut the fuck up too.


    • bunkerville Says:

      Succinct as always ks.


  2. Steve Dennis Says:

    There could be some good to come out of this just yet. The left is misjudging the American people on this issue and I hope that you are correct and this could end up being their undoing.


    • bunkerville Says:

      I know I am scratching…but hope springs eternal.


  3. Designs by Dianne Says:

    This might be helpful: ThinkOutsideTheTV Published on Jan 7, 2013
    Some of the other vids showing the ‘play actors’ is telling of much, of what’s going on, what has been going on and continues to increase.
    If rep.s in this gov. can’t even do their job to insure who this acting prez is, how can they do the job of upholding the Constitution! Tough to distinguish ‘friend from foe’. Let’s not put too much hope in those who have been compromised or ignore the facts – too many trees in the way!
    Glad you’re back aboard Bunker!


    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks.. A good one!


  4. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    Rahm Emanuel forgot to tell his police superintendent who is now callig for even tougher gun laws.

    Anyway, I hope you’re right that this is a losing issue for Democrats in 2014 and 2016. States and cities are passing laws that will have to work their way to the Supreme Court, before they have a chance of being rescinded.


    • bunkerville Says:

      Well, we need to find something to hope for. I think Obama will soon show his full stripes and just maybe they will catch on.


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