Democrats on Capitol Hill want to change the subject, but we can’t let them do it.
The anti-gun aspects of ObamaCare haven’t even been fully implemented yet because the entire “health care” rollout has been imploding — and it’s taking a huge toll on Obummer.
The Examiner.com reported last week that Democrats are trying to “deflect public attention from a disaster of their own making [on ObamaCare] by shifting the subject to gun control.”
They’re hoping to pressure Republicans on the 20-year anniversary of the Brady Law. (November 30 marks the anniversary when President Clinton signed the bill into law.)
The Hill reports, “Democrats argue that enough pressure on House GOP leaders would return the topic [of gun control] to prominence.”
You can’t blame them. As support for ObamaCare continues to plummet — and the Obama’s approval rating along with it — many Democrats are scrambling to get the mainstream media to cover any other topic.
Their first choice is to return to their tired ole gun control agenda like the Toomey-Manchin background checks (for private gun buyers) in the Senate or the identical Thompson-King bill (HR 1565) in the House. These are unconstitutional and should never see the light of day.
Their second plan to distract the American public was to blow up the Senate rules — abolishing the filibuster where federal judges are concerned — so that Democrats can pack the courts with liberal, anti-gunners who will uphold ObamaCare. Majority Leader Harry Reid successfully accomplished this, claiming it was necessary because Republicans were supposedly causing gridlock.
You can see that critical Senate vote here, where YEA was the pro-gun, pro-freedom vote to maintain the filibuster.
Finally, Democrats plan to craft small temporary one-year “fixes” for the health care law in order to fool enough Americans into reelecting senators who were the “deciding votes” on ObamaCare:
* Mary Landrieu, the Louisiana Democrat — who sold her soul to vote for ObamaCare in exchange for a political bribe nicknamed “the Louisiana purchase” — is currently up in a tough reelection. She knew how bad ObamaCare was, but she didn’t care until the nation’s pain threatened her reelection.
* Mark Begich, the Alaska Democrat who also cast the deciding vote, also knew Alaskans would suffer. But it didn’t bother him until their suffering threatened his reelection.
* Similarly, several other Democrat Senators — Kay Hagan (NC), Jeanne Shaheen (NH), Mark Warner (VA), Mark Udall (CO), Mark Pryor (AR) and Jeff Merkley (OR) — all became “born again skeptics” of ObamaCare when provisions they crafted, knew about, and were indispensable in passing came back to bite them.
All of these senators had a chance to “tweak” ObamaCare during the shutdown fight. Instead, these Senators were all too busy playing politics — gleeful at the prospect of declaring total victory over Republicans.
We need to remind them that the only legitimate option is a total repeal of the anti-gun ObamaCare law. And that a Brady Law anniversary is an excuse to pass more gun control, but rather, a reminder of just how much of our constitutional rights have already been infringed.
ACTION: Click here to email your Representative and Senators and urge them to ignore calls for gun control or to settle for a temporary one year ObamaCare “fix.” Demand that they repeal this anti-gun travesty and stop trying to change the subject to supporting gun control.
Fifty years ago today, I was in the fourth grade attending a four room school in a small town in south Georgia. Later that afternoon, November 22, 1963, we were told that the President of the United States had been shot in Dallas. All the students in small Catholic school then walked across the street to pray for John F. Kennedy and the country.
Just Thirteen years later, at age 22, I was working at the White House as an Executive Protective Service Officer (now called the Uniformed Secret Service). Many of the officers that I worked with had been there when JKF was POTUS.
Four years later, I was hired by the United States Department of State as a Diplomatic Security Service special agent and assigned to Dallas, Texas. For three decades my office was located just a few blocks from Dealey Plaza and I drove under the triple underpass thousands of times, something I never imagined in 1963.
When I was sent to Dallas in 1980, my goal was to return to Georgia. Three years later, I transferred to another agency, to keep from leaving Texas. North Texas has been my home for thirty three years now.
Dallas has changed a lot in fifty years. The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is now the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Dallas County is a lonely patch of blue surrounded by north Texas red.
Today Lupe Valdez is Dallas County Sheriff. We worked together as U.S. Customs special agents for many years. When told that Lupe was retiring to run for Dallas County Sheriff, I laughed. The joke was on me.
Sheriff Valdez is the first female, the first Hispanic and the first openly gay sheriff elected in Dallas County. She was elected to her third term in 2012.
Bottom line; Life is unpredictable.
Nobody in 1963 ever imagined that an African American would be elected POTUS, not once but twice, less than fifty years after the JFK assassination.
Yesterday at the request of the most incompetent President in U.S. History, the most despicable Senate Majority leader, used the Nuclear Option, to blow up the Senate Filibuster, a tradition established in 1789.
I don’t know what the future will bring, but I do know this. Progressives are the most vile, dishonest hypocrites in United States history. Democrats will not control the Senate forever.
Progressives, your time is coming. Never forget. Pay back is a bitch.
Democrats made a historic change to Senate rules Thursday, ending the minority party’s ability to use filibusters to block most presidential nominations and, in the process, virtually guaranteeing that the rest of President Obama’s term will be dominated by executive actions and court battles rather than legislation.
In changing the long-standing rules with a near party-line vote in the middle of the session, Democrats brushed aside a century of congressional tradition and further embittered relations between the parties on an already deadlocked Capitol Hill.
The Senate Republican minority, which will see its power dramatically curtailed, threatened reprisals and characterized the rule change as a political power grab, comparing it to Obama’s push to pass the landmark Affordable Health Care act in 2010 without bipartisan support.
The decision by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to deploy the so-called nuclear option means Senate confirmations of presidential appointments — except for Supreme Court justices — will proceed by a simple majority vote. Previously, a 60-vote threshold had become the norm to avoid a filibuster by the minority party. The change does not affect filibusters on legislation.
Over the years, Democrats and Republican have used filibusters to block nominations, but the practice became much more common in recent years.
Only three Democrats — Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Joe Manchin III of West Virginia and Carl Levin of Michigan — joined Republicans in the 48-52 vote.
For Democrats, the move is a calculated gamble that Republicans won’t win both the White House and Senate majority in the 2016 election.
“You may regret it a lot sooner than you think,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Referring to the vote as “Obamacare 2,” he said, “It only reinforces the narrative of a party that is willing to do and say just about anything to get its way.” In 2005, Republicans, who held the Senate majority, threatened a similar move but backed down after Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) led a bipartisan group that forged a compromise.
Republicans still have a number of procedural opportunities to delay Senate business, including some that are traditionally dispensed with as a courtesy to allow other issues to come to the floor. McCain, who was key to a deal last summer that defused the last Democratic threat to change filibuster rules, warned of the toxic atmosphere ahead.
“It’ll be very poisoned,” he said.
Ohio’s state House approved a broad “stand your ground” measure on Wednesday that would grant gun owners wider latitude to use their weapons to defend themselves.
Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled House voted 62-27 to advance the bill to the state Senate.
If it eventually becomes law, Ohio would join at least 22 other U.S. states that have a version of the law, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The laws generally eliminate a person’s duty to retreat in the face of a serious physical threat. At least nine of those state laws include language stating one may “stand his or her ground.” Ohio’s bill doesn’t include such language.
Under current law, residents need not retreat before using force if they are lawfully in their homes, vehicles or the vehicle of an immediate family member. The measure would expand the circumstances where the use of force trumps the duty to retreat to public settings, such as stores and streets.
Following House passage, the bill now heads to the Senate.
Other changes included in the law would:
— Eliminate the requirement that a person reside in Ohio to receive or renew a concealed handgun license;
— Eliminate the current 12-hour training requirement, substituting a minimum of four training hours in the safe handling and use of a firearm;
— Allow investigators with the attorney general’s office to carry firearms when investigating offenses related to the Medicaid program or involving abuse or neglect in nursing homes and residential care facilities;
— Waive certain concealed-carry license renewal requirements for members of the armed forces, Peace Corps or foreign service while on active duty and for six months afterward.
— Expand CCH/CCW/CHL reciprocity with every state that recognizes Ohio permits.
I’ve never liked Ray Kelly. After his first run as NYPD Commissioner, Bill Clinton appointed him Commissioner of Customs. He promptly took away the agents permission to carry personally owned, agency approved firearms. That was all it took for him to top the Wolf shit list.
After he failed as Commissioner of Customs, he somehow ended up back in NYC where he promptly took away the real Glocks and issued Glocks with 12 pound triggers. As a result, the NYPD is now that gang that can’t shoot straight.
Now he’s leaving and he wants to take his police bodyguards with him! Unlike Bloomberg who is taking his 17 man detail with him, and paying them himself. Ray Kelly wants the taxpayers to pick up the tab for his good squad.
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Ray Kelly, NYPD Commissioner has been one of the most outspoken supporters of anti-gun Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control initiatives.
Kelly regularly gave interviews in which he made his anti-gun sentiments known.
Now, according to DNAInfo, the police chief, who will no longer lead the NYPD after Bloomberg leaves office, says he needs a security detail of 6 taxpayer funded detectives to protect himself and his family.
According to the DNAInfo piece,
Citing the fact that he will remain a “high profile target” after he leaves office, Kelly informed insiders at Police Headquarters that he will request the contingent of detectives — each will remain on the city payroll making about $120,000 a year — to shepherd him around town and protect him and his family during their travels, sources told “On the Inside.”
This is further hypocrisy by elite anti-gunners who don’t believe that private citizens should be armed, but enjoy round the clock armed protection themselves.
The request would have to approved by Kelly’s replacement and would likely need the approval of City Hall as well.
The article also says that Michael Bloomberg will be hiring his entire 17 person NYPD security detail as private security, paying each member of the detail $150,000. The multi-billionaire should easily be able to afford the annual $2.5 million security costs.
Yet another example of the anti-gun hypocrisy. Bloomberg and Kelly want to see guns banned, but will enjoy round the clock protection by an 23 armed individuals.
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A terrifying new ‘game’ that’s already caused deaths in Syracuse, St. Louis and New Jersey is sweeping the nation, and it preys upon unsuspecting people walking the streets, anywhere.
ONE HITTER QUITTER
A recent report from New York-based CBS 2 shed light on the growing trend, displaying unsettling footage of teens participating in this game – which goes by the name ‘Knockout’ – and involves randomly targeting passersby, with the ultimate goal being to knock them out with one punch as they walk by.
One victim shown in the footage was 46-year-old Ralph Santiago of Hoboken, N.J., who was found dead with his neck broken and head lodged between iron fence posts, according to NJ.com.
Video surveillance shows Santiago walking in an alleyway in broad daylight, and just as he’s about to pass a pack of teenagers, one launches the fatal, knockout blow.
And what’s the point?
“For the fun of it,” one teen said in the video.
“They just want to see if you got enough strength to knock somebody out,” said another.
D.C. has not been spared of this violent trend.
One local woman, who was attacked on 14thStreet NW in Columbia Heights on Thursday, tells DCist.com she believes to have been a target of this game, as a group of around eight males on bikes came up behind her, with one hitting her in the head. According to the report, police categorized the attack as “simple assault.”
The woman tells the publication she believes others in the area should be on the lookout for similar types of attacks.
OBTAIN YOUR CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT. CARRY YOUR HANDGUN.
DO NOT LET STRANGERS GET WITHIN ARMS DISTANCE.
KEEP OUT OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY!