Obama: Mention gun control? I c-c-can't! Republican: Obama's a Socialist! Time for the 2011 Political Oscars. The nominees are... The King's Speechless. Black Swan. Winter's Bone. Rabbit Hole. True Grit.
I, too, am disappointed that President Obama didn’t mention gun-control during the State of the Union speech, but he must have a relatively specific proposal to mention such an issue, and he faces the Scalia Supreme court, which rules against the Second Amendment, for the gun-lusters, against fairness and for big business. Scalia’s Supremes could shoot down any proposal that would restore the full Second Amendment to American life. Indeed, they may restore fully automatic weapons to private hands, so the next Tucson shooter can take out many more little girls.
Considering your hero’s past, Chur., I presume that you are comfortable with racism, which was a very small part of the reason for the Democrats’ losses last year. There were much larger reasons (see “big business”, above, and the right-leaning mainstream media and the low voter turnout and the recession [esp. unemployment]—to name four).
Thanks for the link to the piece on Representative Moran. What he said is certainly true. It is just one small reason. You don’t deny that a lot of Americans “don’t want to be governed by an African American”, do you?
Tigger isn’t flag-worthy (in any sense of the word), True Canadian. I just ignore his/her remarks. They are pathetic & stupid.
Simon, there is a strong racist undercurrent in haters of Obama. No one denies it. Do not worry about arguing it. We can move on from there and see how to counteract it and how to encourage non-racists to listen to Obama and to see that he has brought America back from the brink of Bush-Dick-created disaster.
Stuart Carlson and Jerry Resler
April 12, 2017
May 28, 2018