I’d Like to Thank Nancy Pelosi…

…as this time for ensuring that the Republican Party retains control of the House until at least the 2022 mid-terms:

House Democrats will introduce legislation to ban the production of high-capacity magazines on the first day of the next congressional session, the office of Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), one of the lawmakers sponsoring the bill, told The Huffington Post. The Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act will mirror a failed bill introduced during the 112th Congress…

As I’ve said elsewhere, I’m more than happy to re-fight the gun control debate with the Democrats – even after weeks of demonization and in the wake of the Newtown massacre, support for gun rights polls high and the NRA remains more popular than, for instance, Nancy Pelosi.

Now, to be sure, Democrats are not introducing this twaddle with any hope that it will be passed – it is just mindless fluff being fed to their base which demands they “do something” about gun violence (no, not the gun violence in gun-controlled Chicago…our liberals don’t care about that; perhaps because its mostly black and brown skinned kids being killed?).  But it will force Democrats to go on record – and the House GOP leadership should ensure that all Democrat proposals for gun control are fast-tracked for floor votes.  Democrats in red and purple areas of the country (and even some blue areas which manage to combine being a hippy with owning a gun…we’re looking at you Vermont and Oregon) will have to vote against, GOPers will gleefully vote against…and all Democrats will be tarred with a “gun grabber” brush for the 2014 mid-terms.

Given that we probably will go over the cliff and we will be blamed for it (somehow or another an asinine proposal to raise taxes on “the rich” is resonating more with the American people than the stark fact that we’re bankrupt and need to cut spending), I was wondering what we’d do to regain political traction.  Here it is – handed to us on a silver platter.  Yes, our Democrats are better at the nuts and bolts of politics…but, remember, they are liberal and thus will continue to fall in to idiocy.  Therein lies our hope for a better future…

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7 thoughts on “I’d Like to Thank Nancy Pelosi…

  1. Cluster December 28, 2012 / 8:06 pm

    it is just mindless fluff being fed to their base which demands they “do something”…

    Great definition of liberalism.

    Democrats are very good at politics and messaging but very bad at delivering positive results. So until results actually matter to most Americans, the feel good rhetoric will win
    out. I suspect that that moment will come when those Americans have no money, no job, and their welfare check bounces.

    • Retired Spook December 28, 2012 / 8:39 pm

      I suspect that that moment will come when those Americans have no money, no job, and their welfare check bounces.

      Cluster, I can hear the whines now: It’s gonna be like the person who said to the bank: “I can’t be overdrawn; I still have checks left.”

  2. J. R. Babcock (@JRBabcock) December 28, 2012 / 9:41 pm

    I’m not sure which is going to surprise the Left more — the blow back when they attempt to disarm America or the financial collapse that will result from their economic policies.

    • Amazona December 28, 2012 / 9:50 pm

      They won’t be surprised by the financial collapse—they will just blame it on George W. Bush. Ever since he was identified as the source of all that is or ever can be wrong in the universe, they have been expecting something like this.

      • neocon01 December 29, 2012 / 2:40 pm

        cloward piven strategy….right ON SCHEDULE!

      • Retired Spook December 29, 2012 / 3:14 pm

        Neo,

        The Right should develop a counter-strategy. The John Galt Strategy has a nice ring to it.

  3. Jeremiah December 29, 2012 / 4:58 pm

    “A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.” — George Washington

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