Quotes of the day

posted at 10:08 pm on March 14, 2013 by Allahpundit

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a ban on the sale and manufacture of more than 150 types of semi-automatic weapons with military-style features Thursday in a party-line vote.

The 10-8 vote came after a heated exchange between Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who Feinstein scolded for giving her a “lecture” on the Constitution…

Some Democrats worry the controversial ban could sink a broader slate of gun laws if it is included. The alternative would be to consider it separately from legislation to expand background checks and to crack down on the illegal trafficking of firearms…

“The road is uphill,” she said. “I fully understand that.”

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“It’s pretty clear the other side is locked in opposition [to assault weapons ban.] — [I] don’t see us getting 60 votes,” Whitehouse said, referring to the necessary bar to pass the Senate…

Cornyn … said the proposal would effectively ban “the majority of handguns” sold in the country because it prohibits the sale of high-capacity ammunition clips. Cornyn offered several amendment to revise the Feinstein proposal, but they were defeated by Democrats.

“What’s happening here with all these amendments in effort to nip it and tuck it and create all these exceptions,” Feinstein said.

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Cruz, though, returned to the idea that prohibiting particular guns was comparable to designating “particular individuals who are not protected by the Bill of Rights.” One wouldn’t mind a discussion of the Fourth Amendment (perhaps on the subject of drones) but that is quite a leap: the guns in one example have been replaced by people in the other. What Cruz is talking about is not a right to bear arms but the right of specific gun models to be borne. (Or, perhaps, from the point of view of the gun manufacturers, to be bought.) With that, he reveals a great deal about the Constitutional perspective of the pro-gun lobby.

The assault-weapon ban, for all the fighting, will likely not become law. It is what counts as utopian in this Congress, as sensible as it is. It’s been three months since the Newtown shooting, which left twenty children and seven adults dead. The question is whether the decisive moment in our debate about guns is behind us or ahead of us. On Tuesday, legislation that would bring about some small changes—expanding background checks, making it a crime to lie your way around gun laws—also made it out of the Judiciary Committee. No Republicans voted for the background-check measure, either, even though all it does is make it so that no one can buy those assault weapons from a registered gun dealer and then turn around and sell them in the parking lot to someone who can’t pass a background check. Still, universal background checks are thought to at least have a chance of getting through—a better one in the Senate than in the House, but a chance. So that is what this moment comes down to: getting one small, rational measure made into law before the fading of the outrage and the memory of twenty children who will never be sixth graders.

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Just because someone revels in political power over the course of a lifetime does not make them wise or good stewards of the law, or demonstrate that they understand the limits on government power under our system. In fact, the longer many politicians remain in power, the less respect they evidently have for those constitutional limits. Feinstein evidently sees very few limits on her power to legislate. In the past she has admitted that she would ban all guns — doing away with the Second Amendment — if she could.

Democratic Sens. Leahy and Durbin get their backs up later in the video, which more than anything shows that they too don’t really understand the limits placed on them by the Constitution. Or they do understand them, but don’t care.

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Via Mediaite.

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“In the end, Cruz overshot.” Click the image to watch.

ck

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Via RCP and MFP.


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Rusty Allen on March 14, 2013 at 10:09 PM

And in light of that fugly screencap, I bid HotAir “good night.”

CurtZHP on March 14, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Constitution? What constitution?

OmahaConservative on March 14, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Her “moss-covered” parts have given her toxic shock. Time to buy a cozy island with mccain and lindsey.

crash72 on March 14, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Sounds as if the Progs are looking forward to the next mass shooting so they can strike before the emotion of the event passes…ya know like Andrew Cuomo did this time.

d1carter on March 14, 2013 at 10:14 PM

sorry, my shift key came off. OH BUT CAPS LOCK WORKS FINE.

ANYWAY madeline albright looks pasty. like she drank a bottle of Elemers glue.

SparkPlug on March 14, 2013 at 10:15 PM

And to think she has not made it to the sixth grade and already a Senator…

d1carter on March 14, 2013 at 10:16 PM

…she uses ammonia for feminine hygiene!

KOOLAID2 on March 14, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Feinstein is a Biotch. Cruz is a gem.
I got to vote for him…twice.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 14, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Feel good story of the day.

tom daschle concerned on March 14, 2013 at 10:19 PM

The problem with the new so-called universal background check is that unless it is accompanies by universal gun registration it can’t work. Unless they know what kinds of guns everybody has, how will they ever know if somebody buys a new gun on the black market, which will inevitably balloon? Unless they have gun registration their plan will fail, and the anti-gun people aren’t stupid, they know it too, and as always they will use their own pre-planned failure to push for universal registration. Universal gun registration is more offensive than a new AWB.

FloatingRock on March 14, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Man that is one ugly woman

gophergirl on March 14, 2013 at 10:23 PM

I think CK is a bit off with his observations….

Child Pornography involves children being used, abused, and hurt….most likely against their will…
Without any ability to defend themselves….

Pornography is not outlawed and is protected speech, because it involves adults who make their own choices and decisions…..
They are not being forced to do it…..

MityMaxx on March 14, 2013 at 10:24 PM

I fully expect at some point these jackwads are going to have to hear the sound of a bolt slamming home. I just pray they are smart enough to take that seriously. I’m not giving up my guns. No way. I don’t care what some beeatch from CA says. It ain’t gonna happen.

I have my limits. They are pushing them. They are not going to disarm me prior to the effed up mess they are creating.

wolly4321 on March 14, 2013 at 10:24 PM

So that is what this moment comes down to: getting one small, rational measure made into law before the fading of the outrage and the memory of twenty children who will never be sixth graders.

Hey well that’s awesome, using the corpses of those lost children to pass some ill-thought measures that wouldn’t have stopped the savage who killed them, the guy who STOLE the guns he used.

Stupid, emotional, political trash, throwing a mountain of legislation at a perceived problem in hopes that some small hills of uselessness will make it through.

Bishop on March 14, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Constitution? What constitution?

OmahaConservative on March 14, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Stole my thunder, OmahaConservative. Well done!

ShainS on March 14, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Cruz is a hero!

JellyToast on March 14, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Cruz is a hero!

JellyToast on March 14, 2013 at 10:25 PM

He’s a few months younger than I am-and is helping top restore my faith in ‘my’ generation.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 14, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Time to send Feinstein to the glue factory out to pasture…

OmahaConservative on March 14, 2013 at 10:27 PM

“What Cruz is talking about is not a right to bear arms but the right of specific gun models to be borne.”

Yet that won’t stop his admirers from championing him as the protector of the Constitution.

Nonfactor on March 14, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Nonfactor on March 14, 2013 at 10:28 PM

eff off, Moby!
*If you’re a Ronulan-same difference.*

annoyinglittletwerp on March 14, 2013 at 10:30 PM

“What Cruz is talking about is not a right to bear arms but the right of specific gun models to be borne.”

Yet that won’t stop his admirers from championing him as the protector of the Constitution.

Nonfactor on March 14, 2013 at 10:28 PM

A ladder wouldn’t have helped you.

Bishop on March 14, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Disarm before a financial collapse?

Better wake up.

In my perfect world we would already have stormed DC. Armed.

wolly4321 on March 14, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Shut up Krauthammer. Feinstein is a withering old hag who thinks far too highly of her self and her opinions on matters she obviously knows nothing about nor respects. It’s time some one put her in her place. She needs to retire or STHU.

jawkneemusic on March 14, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Yet that won’t stop his admirers from championing him as the protector of the Constitution.

Nonfactor on March 14, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Are you so ******* stupid that you think you made a point here?

tom daschle concerned on March 14, 2013 at 10:31 PM

They’re Democrats. THEY tell others what to do, NO ONE tells them what they can and cannot do!

GarandFan on March 14, 2013 at 10:32 PM

i know that what passes for thought in DC/media is just an juvenile leftist tantrum, but they have power.

Feinstein actually said that PTSD was a product of Iraq. Now how stupid is she? It shows the mendacity of the left and the media that cheer leads for them to ignore the psychological impact of war on people. From the civil war to Normandy…I mean please. How moronic.

And even worse to ignore the impact of gang violence is abhorrent. A six-month old baby was shot in Chicago a few days ago…gang related…father had pulled into a parking lot so the his girlfriend could change the diapers and boom. A gang member who had been following the man shot up the car.

happens daily. But where is Diane on gang violence? crickets.

there is something called collective punishment. Punish everyone for the crimes of a few. Take away the guns from everyone because of the gangs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_punishment

18th century

The Intolerable Acts were seen as a collective punishment of Massachusetts for the Boston Tea Party

there’s been punitive leftism for a while. It is going strong…wind at its back…media doing the agitprop. Bloomberg and all the leftists planning and scheming

r keller on March 14, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Wow, the 3-years old incontinent senator from Cali. made it into the front picture of QotD.

It’s really a shame how far she has decayed.

Schadenfreude on March 14, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Yet that won’t stop his admirers from championing him as the protector of the Constitution.

Nonfactor on March 14, 2013 at 10:28 PM

As opposed to Obama, who wants to be it’s undertaker?

VorDaj on March 14, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Some Democrats worry the controversial ban could sink a broader slate of gun laws if it is included. The alternative would be to consider it separately from legislation to expand background checks and to crack down on the illegal trafficking of firearms…

There’s a big white “house” in DC that is home to a guy who has been known to illegally traffic firearms, specifically to Mexico, you could start there.

Bishop on March 14, 2013 at 10:35 PM

and to crack down on the illegal trafficking of firearms

Oh. Are they finally going to arrest Barky and Holder for Fast + Furious?

It’s about time.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 14, 2013 at 10:35 PM

A universal background check will add fuel to the black market in guns, probably resulting in more gang violence as they compete to meet the demands of the market, and probably more home invasions of people looking for guns to sell. Then fascists will propose a solution to all of the mayhem they have created, universal gun registration and eventual confiscation.

Any Republicans that vote for universal background checks should be primaried, IMO.

FloatingRock on March 14, 2013 at 10:35 PM

So glad I finally shook the CA dust off my heels in 2005 and lost Feinstein and Boxer as my senators…

OmahaConservative on March 14, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Nonfactor still owns up/down to his/her nom.

Schadenfreude on March 14, 2013 at 10:36 PM

It’s really a shame how far she has decayed.

Schadenfreude on March 14, 2013 at 10:34 PM

She should probably be embalmed.

VorDaj on March 14, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Nonfactor still owns up/down to his/her nom.

Schadenfreude on March 14, 2013 at 10:36 PM

She crept over the the earlier Cruz thread, watched the vid, and is now working furiously on some way to extract herself from the hole.

Bishop on March 14, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Remember how Obamacare sank the democrats in 2010?

Gun control=dems are burnt toast in 2014.

Speakup on March 14, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Wow, the 3-years old incontinent senator from Cali. made it into the front picture of QotD.

It’s really a shame how far she has decayed.

Schadenfreude on March 14, 2013 at 10:34 PM

TY-I laughed.(PS-nothing leaked..LOL)

bazil9 on March 14, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Yet that won’t stop his admirers from championing him as the protector of the Constitution.

Nonfactor on March 14, 2013 at 10:28 PM

…look!…a walking talking erictile disfunction!

KOOLAID2 on March 14, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Yahoo news headlines their version of reality with:

WATCH: Dianne Feinstein dresses down GOP Sen. Ted Cruz

For any of you who think that reality ever gets in the way of a leftist. Leftists are totally, completely nuts. They don’t care what the facts are they just keep spouting the big lie. Over and over and over. Yahoo starts their “news” story out with “I’m not a sixth grader,” as some sort of proof that the idiot Feinstein was “dressing down” Cruz, somehow.

Yep. Lefties. They are THAT bad.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 14, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Dr. Chuck sure doesn’t like it when folks don’t use their inside voices. Republicans should stop making waves and continue to lose.

Cindy Munford on March 14, 2013 at 10:45 PM

OmahaConservative on March 14, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Hey, Darlin!!! How have you been? I just popped in before I hit the hay, I’m working an extra day this week.

Cindy Munford on March 14, 2013 at 10:46 PM

There’s a big white “house” in DC that is home to a guy who has been known to illegally traffic firearms, specifically to Mexico, you could start there.

Bishop on March 14, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Today Gov. Perry said that Obama and Napolitano criminally enabled “a federal jail break”.

Thousands of criminal illegal aliens were released onto the US populations, in secret, on a Sat., having paid overtime to process them, during sequestration.

4 have already been put back in prison.

Thugs are in charge of the land.

Schadenfreude on March 14, 2013 at 10:48 PM

When a dollar means nothing, what will a bullet mean? Maybe dinner? Or keeping people from stealing your dinner?

This people know whats coming and they are avoiding lamp posts. Look at them. Watch the video again.

They know they are gonna pay for all the robbery. Unless in one desperate attempt they can control food and guns.

But it’s coming. I won’t live under the yoke. Never.

My days may end up not as I planned. But I’ll live free till the end.

It’ll take a government bullet to shut me down.

I hate communist.

wolly4321 on March 14, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Dianne Feinstein should be commended for her courage. To appear on camera so soon after having been slammed with that shovel that flattened her face is an act of bravery. Wait…what? Nevermind.

Happy Nomad on March 14, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Schadenfreude on March 14, 2013 at 10:34 PM

What I found interesting was how eager she was to point out how long she’s been a senator. The woman should know her own base well enough to realize that they don’t see age as a sign of wisdom but, rather, are far more likely to accuse her of being senile the moment that she doesn’t meet their expectations. With a base as greedy and petulant as hers, she might do well to avoid instances of bragging about her very long tenure.

thatsafactjack on March 14, 2013 at 10:48 PM

They know they are gonna pay for all the robbery. Unless in one desperate attempt they can control food and guns.

wolly4321 on March 14, 2013 at 10:48 PM

You forgot water. These creeps have taken away more water and land, to be under their control, than any other before them.

Schadenfreude on March 14, 2013 at 10:49 PM

i have only two words. yes, just two:

THAT FACE.

GhoulAid on March 14, 2013 at 10:50 PM

She should probably be embalmed.

VorDaj on March 14, 2013 at 10:37 PM

I hope they start soon, as I hope the ants began to eat Chavez alive.

Schadenfreude on March 14, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Are you so ******* stupid that you think you made a point here?

tom daschle concerned on March 14, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Amy Davidson made the point, I commented on the reactions of the conservatives that hype themselves up on right-wing blogs.

Nonfactor on March 14, 2013 at 10:51 PM

It sounds like the so-called “conservative” Mr. Krauthammer, (who worked for Carter and Mondale), basically agrees with Feinstein and Durbin about the 2nd—but he doesn’t think it will pass the Senate anyway. What an impostor! I don’t expect Fox News fans, of which I used to be one, to stop watching all at once, but please check out The Blaze, Dish channel 212, it’s a lot better. For those who don’t have Dish yet you can watch The Blaze online, and I think I saw a commercial that there is a 14 day free trial for online access.

FloatingRock on March 14, 2013 at 10:52 PM

thatsafactjack on March 14, 2013 at 10:48 PM

It’s a shame that DC is full of decrepit and incontinent men/women like her and McCain. There are so many, Harry Reid included. They all belong in a creche.

While the stupid people are always free to vote for whom they please, it’s still a shame that these creeps don’t know when to go home, with a semblance of decency left.

Schadenfreude on March 14, 2013 at 10:53 PM

I commented on the reactions of the conservatives that hype themselves up on right-wing blogs.

Nonfactor on March 14, 2013 at 10:51 PM

As opposed to eating Obama’s shit on any blog.

Schadenfreude on March 14, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Sixth Graders Lets see now, which one in the class photo served as a law clerk to William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States, and J. Michael Luttig of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Hmmm…… Oh that’s right he wasn’t even born yet.

Bmore on March 14, 2013 at 10:55 PM

I think she looks lovely, but then I’ve got Barbara Mikulski, so it’s all relative.

*yacks*

Laura in Maryland on March 14, 2013 at 10:55 PM

“In the end, Cruz overshot.”

No, he didn’t…

Seven Percent Solution on March 14, 2013 at 10:56 PM

No, he didn’t…

Seven Percent Solution on March 14, 2013 at 10:56 PM

You make a great argument, but…

Nonfactor on March 14, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Hey, Darlin!!! How have you been? I just popped in before I hit the hay, I’m working an extra day this week.

Cindy Munford on March 14, 2013 at 10:46 PM

I took a much needed break darlin’
I was eagerly cultivating hatred again…

OmahaConservative on March 14, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Very early call time again in the a.m.

Good Night All.

Bmore on March 14, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Schadenfreude on March 14, 2013 at 10:53 PM

I think the problem is that they’ve been part of the beltway for so long that it has become their home. It is their social life as well as their career. They have abandoned the home that is supposed to be their ‘residence’ in the state that elected them, and they have no family life left to speak of in their home state, either. Feinstein is a multimillionaire. She owns a huge estate in California. One would think she might look forward to retirement that she might enjoy her wealth… yet she spends her life in DC and clings to office for all she’s worth.

thatsafactjack on March 14, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Nonfactor on March 14, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Post #2…worthless.

If you have something to add to the conversation, please express yourself clearly and logically.

Otherwise you are just demonstrating that you are a fool.

tom daschle concerned on March 14, 2013 at 10:57 PM

I was eagerly cultivating hatred again…

OmahaConservative on March 14, 2013 at 10:56 PM

The Dems will be happy to oblige.

Cindy Munford on March 14, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Demolamist; as islamist is political islam, Demolamist is cultist freedom. Both are perversions, both are lethal.

dmann on March 14, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Bmore on March 14, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Good evening, Bmore! Excellent work. :)

thatsafactjack on March 14, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Very early call time again in the a.m.

Good Night All.

Bmore on March 14, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Night holmes!

I gotta arise at 0400 myownbadself, but I can always get a few hours of sleep in at work.

tom daschle concerned on March 14, 2013 at 10:59 PM

The Dems will be happy to oblige.

Cindy Munford on March 14, 2013 at 10:58 PM

LOLZ!!!!

OmahaConservative on March 14, 2013 at 11:00 PM

It’s really a shame how far she has decayed.

Schadenfreude on March 14, 2013 at 10:34 PM

She should probably be embalmed.

VorDaj on March 14, 2013 at 10:37 PM


Wait
! You mean that’s not a picture of Hugo Chavez’s decaying body on the main page???

PolAgnostic on March 14, 2013 at 11:01 PM

but I can always get a few hours of sleep in at work.

tom daschle concerned on March 14, 2013 at 10:59 PM

How do you do that?

OmahaConservative on March 14, 2013 at 11:01 PM

How do you do that?

OmahaConservative on March 14, 2013 at 11:01 PM

I got a good union job.

tom daschle concerned on March 14, 2013 at 11:02 PM

but I can always get a few hours of sleep in at work.

tom daschle concerned on March 14, 2013 at 10:59 PM

How do you do that?

OmahaConservative on March 14, 2013 at 11:01 PM

He’s a public union member, I’m guessing TSA.

Bishop on March 14, 2013 at 11:03 PM

I got a good union job.

tom daschle concerned on March 14, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Oh, well lucky you…

OmahaConservative on March 14, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Difi is senile, she can’t believe anyo e would challenge her, Cruz is a refreshing g change. He schooled the old bat and her crypt keepers had to come to her defense. What annoys me is how anyone can honestly take away the choice of another. Wonder if Difi would feel this way if she was under attack and having people threatening g her and tryi g to burn down her house in Sf again?

uncommon sense on March 14, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Today Gov. Perry said that Obama and Napolitano criminally enabled “a federal jail break”.

Schadenfreude on March 14, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Yep. It was YET ANOTHER impeachable crime by Barky and his idiot junta. We’re already deep into the third volume of the Articles of Impeachment. I’m not holding my breath for the GOP to ever do anything … just noting where we are … something like seriously impeachable act #60.

I’d even call the releasing of the illegals treason as it was designed to give aid and comfort to an invading enemy in order to assault Americans – just like Fast+Furious.

It boggles the mind, what’s been going on and been allowed to go on.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 14, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Nonfactor on March 14, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Haven’t seen you in a while . Always good to see one of our top five most inane posters.

CW on March 14, 2013 at 11:05 PM

What I found interesting was how eager she was to point out how long she’s been a senator.

thatsafactjack on March 14, 2013 at 10:48 PM

People who make a career out of politics are offensive.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 14, 2013 at 11:05 PM

No, he didn’t…

Seven Percent Solution on March 14, 2013 at 10:56 PM

The Bill of Rights is not something to ever be defended stintingly. Those, like Krauthammer, who do not understand this, do not understand the Bill of Rights.

VorDaj on March 14, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Choices have to be made. Do you defend your basic right to survive?

You tell me,, what happens when your dollar buys nothing?

I’m going to eat deer, squirrel and jackrabbit.

Man,, these people are pure evil. Ya know, I have 20 years to retirement. I’m 44. The world will explode before I ever get there.

That’s why I buy guns.

wolly4321 on March 14, 2013 at 11:06 PM

He’s a public union member, I’m guessing TSA.

Bishop on March 14, 2013 at 11:03 PM

UAW isn’t public sector.

tom daschle concerned on March 14, 2013 at 11:06 PM

I sure wish we could call Feinstein the Pelosi word here at HA…

OmahaConservative on March 14, 2013 at 11:06 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 14, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Yes, I agree. They’re almost as bad as those who try to turn a political career into a family business.

thatsafactjack on March 14, 2013 at 11:07 PM

UAW isn’t public sector.

tom daschle concerned on March 14, 2013 at 11:06 PM

It is ever since the feral government bought Government Motors :)

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 14, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Yes, I agree. They’re almost as bad as those who try to turn a political career into a family business.

thatsafactjack on March 14, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Hear, hear!

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 14, 2013 at 11:08 PM

I hate communist.

wolly4321 on March 14, 2013 at 10:48 PM

.
I have been reflecting on this and I see him more as a facist dictator than a communist.

Communist doctrine requires a distribution of power among a politburo – generally with a balance of power distribution among three factions for stability.

The SCOAMF, in his ideal world, would not SHARE power with anyone else in government. He has been very clear he wants dictatorial powers for quite some time.

PolAgnostic on March 14, 2013 at 11:08 PM

It is ever since the feral government bought Government Motors :)

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 14, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Fair enough 8D

tom daschle concerned on March 14, 2013 at 11:09 PM

thatsafactjack on March 14, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Jackie, they have Andy Warhol syndrome, the fame and power is an aphrodisiac that they cannot let go of, because what would they be if not this, nothing, they wouldn’t be known, ignored and die alone, and they can’t have that, narcissism at its worst!

MarshFox on March 14, 2013 at 11:10 PM

A sizable chunk of Americas murder problem is caused by the War on Drugs industry which has so corroded the Constitution and Bill of Rights while creating a lucrative black market. The harder we crack down on drugs the more lucrative and violent it becomes. If drug merchants could settle their disputes legally instead of illegally there would be a lot less murder and violence and also less need for an omnipresent state, which is the only way to win the drug war. The Drug warriors on the right are partly to blame if statists successfully infringe on the 2nd amendment. It’s progressive RINO Drug Warriors who worship state power who are helping to turn America into a totalitarian state. A lot of them are the same people who don’t care about the due process rights of American citizens.

FloatingRock on March 14, 2013 at 11:10 PM

“What Cruz is talking about is not a right to bear arms but the right of specific gun models to be borne.”

Yet that won’t stop his admirers from championing him as the protector of the Constitution.

Nonfactor on March 14, 2013 at 10:28 PM

No one has argued that the Second Amendment stands for the proposition that people can have any type of arm on the planet. “Bear arms” had a specific meaning in English common law before the founding of the United States and the drafting/ratification of the Bill of Rights, namely, it referred to a firearm that could be carried easily by one individual. So, no one, except those lacking historical knowledge of the term and the reasons the Second Amendment was drafted, would conceivably argue, however implausibly, that private citizens or organisations have an unqualified right to own tanks, cannons, biological weapons, or nuclear weapons. We recognise that, like the First Amendment (human sacrifice, snuff films, incitement to riot, defamation, obscene materials, threats, etc), the Second Amendment can reasonably be read not to confer the “right to bear” an armed drone or weaponised botulinum toxin.

Resist We Much on March 14, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Dr. Chuck sure doesn’t like it when folks don’t use their inside voices. Republicans should stop making waves and continue to lose.

Cindy Munford on March 14, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Don’t sweat it. The good doctor thought the healthcare town hall uprisings were in poor form, but adjusted his perspective upon observing their efficacy. He’ll revise and extend at the denouement of the gun control contretemps even as he did at the birth of the tea party.

wolfsDad on March 14, 2013 at 11:11 PM

I have been reflecting on this and I see him more as a facist dictator than a communist.

PolAgnostic on March 14, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Think back to where Barky grew up – the society he really belongs to. Think Sukarno.

Barky has brought Jakarta to America – as many of us warned about back in 2008. His first political aspiration, after all, was to be leader of Indonesia … and this is how leaders of Indonesia act.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 14, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Mark Levin’s voice is like ear rape. Seriously, his voice is annoying, but I like what he’s saying here.

SouthernGent on March 14, 2013 at 11:11 PM

I think she looks lovely, but then I’ve got Barbara Mikulski, so it’s all relative.

*yacks*

Laura in Maryland on March 14, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Dem women are ugly by definition. All the ugly on the inside seems to seep out.

Say what you want about Babs but even though I hate everything she stands for I think she is doing her job with integrity. Less so her Senate colleague from the ironically called free state. I unfortunately had dealings with Cardin when he was still local in Baltimore. Scum from the beginning with no pretense of being anything but scum. Cardin is the white Obama.

Happy Nomad on March 14, 2013 at 11:11 PM

So that is what this moment comes down to: getting one small, rational measure made into law before the fading of the outrage and the memory of twenty children who will never be sixth graders.

Its the same process that gave us the no lighters on a plane, but matches are ok policy.

Quickly thought up and implemented to give the appearance of having done something, while at the same time having done nothing.

Her list of guns banned and not banned….are we to assume no new weapons can be developed cuz they aren’t on the “Fientstine said its ok list”?

What if I have a weapon that isn’t on her lists, like a 1642 blunderbuss manufactured by some guy on the gun deck of HMS Superfluous?

BobMbx on March 14, 2013 at 11:12 PM

A lot of them are the same people who don’t care about the due process rights of American citizens.

…Referring to the indefinite detention and assassination of American citizens without due process.

FloatingRock on March 14, 2013 at 11:12 PM

MarshFox on March 14, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Yes. I agree. Their entire life is centered around that circle of power. Without it, they are left with… themselves. Surely a fate to be contemplated with dread.

Good evening, MarshFox. It’s wonderful to see you this evening. :)

I hope all is going smoothly toward your return.

thatsafactjack on March 14, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Nonfactor on March 14, 2013 at 10:51 PM

I’m sure you think you have a point. Why don’t you take off your hat so we can all see it.

Aviator on March 14, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Its the same process that gave us the no lighters on a plane, but matches are ok policy.

Quickly thought up and implemented to give the appearance of having done something, while at the same time having done nothing.

BobMbx on March 14, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Yep. And Richard Reid used matches, anyway.

“The system worked!”

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 14, 2013 at 11:15 PM

The Bill of Rights is not something to ever be defended stintingly. Those, like Krauthammer, who do not understand this, do not understand the Bill of Rights.

VorDaj on March 14, 2013 at 11:05 PM

+7%…!

Seven Percent Solution on March 14, 2013 at 11:15 PM

wolly4321 on March 14, 2013 at 11:06 PM

There is nothing wrong with the way you think, nor being prepared for what I would agree is the inevitable. I would like to think though that though we don’t make it to retirement, once we survive, hoping we do, that life will be harder and easier at the same time, we have forgotten our roots which is the land, we have forgotten what the Indians taught us, and we have forgotten that the family, immediate and some extended is and should always be the extent of our world, only in times of dire distress should we look outward and I mean distress to the confederation as a whole, we should always be vigilant of our freedoms and any threat to them be it internal or external, and “extremism in pursuit of freedom is never a vise”. (paraphrased)

MarshFox on March 14, 2013 at 11:19 PM

wolfsDad on March 14, 2013 at 11:11 PM

It’s funny how that works, sort of like Obama and the debt. It’s unpatriotic if W has a debt but just ducky he if has a bigger one. I guess the media is unaware of this video stuff that out there of Obama contradicting himself.

Cindy Munford on March 14, 2013 at 11:20 PM

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