Archive for April 2013

The missed opportunity party

Colorado legislature considering legislation to allow police to access your cell phone records without a warrant.  This is an opportunity for Republicans to take a lead on protecting privacy.  But several Republicans are also backing the measure.  That’s going to make it hard for them to use it an issue. It would be the right…

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If Republicans had brains they would do this immediately

To get the youth vote Republicans should want to be “cool.”  Fonz was popular with the guys because he was soooo… cool.  At least until he jumped the shark.  One way to be perceived as cool is to do things that the people you’re trying to impress think are cool.  That’s acting cool. Something that…

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Hydraulic theory of politics: pushing here raises a bump there

Obama’s gun control push was a strategy for Democrats to win the House of Representatives in 2014.  Instead it may cause Democrats to lose the Senate in 2014 while Republicans keep the House, making Obama a lonely Democrat in the wilderness come 2015. Obama’s strategy was supposed to work this way:  The Senate would pass…

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Gallup poll: Most people don’t see guns and immigration as top priorities — It’s jobs and the economy they care most about

Gallup: Few Americans mention guns or immigration as the most important problems facing the nation today, despite the current attention lawmakers in Washington are giving to these issues. The economy still dominates as the top concern, followed by jobs and dissatisfaction with the general way in which Congress and the government work. Guns and immigration…

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All Gun Bills Killed Today in The Senate!

Bad day for Obama, good day for law-abiding gun owners.  Feinstein’s “assault weapons” ban beat back 60-40.  Magazine ban also didn’t get a bare majority.  All other amendments failed also. HOORAY!  A new birth of freedom happened today, but of course, tomorrow is another day.  Liberals never give up.  They’ll be back.

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Gun control is a fact-free crusade

Thomas Sowell: Amid all the heated, emotional advocacy of gun control, have you ever heard even one person present convincing hard evidence that tighter gun control laws have in fact reduced murders? Think about all the states, communities within states, as well as foreign countries, that have either tight gun control laws or loose or…

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