...a faction of Republicans [including] Mike Lee of Utah and Ted Cruz of Texas ... late last month said they'll use the filibuster to prevent the Reid bill from coming to the floor. On Tuesday Minority Leader Mitch McConnell endorsed the gambit, and the Heritage Action for America PAC says it plans to "score" the filibuster as a key vote for election purposes.
In an instant, these GOP wizards have taken the onus off Senate Democrats and made Republicans the media's gun-control focus.
The Journal is -- as usual -- either over-thinking the issue or simply parroting the Boehner-Rove-McCain establishment line. You make the call.
Where are their principles?
Hey, schmucks: the Constitution and Bill of Rights aren't up for debate. Legislation developed in secret, without a deliberative process, left us with Obamacare -- a disaster in every sense of the word. And that is precisely what is occurring with the Senate's "gun control" bill.
No more "Gangs of Eight". No more secret deals between the AFL-CIO and the Chamber of Commerce that are hidden from the American people.
The Constitution and the Bill of Rights aren't up for election every two years with these temporary hack politicians.
Is it a winning formula to parrot losers like Reince Preibus, John McCain and John Boehner? These numb-skulls have spent more time, money and energy waging war on the Republican base than on the Marxist Left. This country is crumbling, economically and morally, and the Journal is cheering on the guys who cower in the interest of "moderation".
There is no moderation when it comes to our nation's highest law. There is either fidelity to it -- or infidelity.
At the Journal's site, commenter George Wickham nails it when some Leftist tool named "Derrek Saber" (heh) quotes Obama:
"What's more important to you: our children, or an A-grade from the gun lobby?"
From the environment, to our schools, to guns in our streets - Republicans are clear on one thing: Special interests are more important to them than our children.
Wickham's reply is stark and brutal:
Special interest controls the Democratic party - that is why we have so many smoke-filled backroom deals since Obama became President. The more secretive the legislation, the more it favors special interests.
Concerning your B.S. about our children: let's consider how Democrats treat our children. It is okay to abort a fetus and kill a newborn child. It's okay to push children into failing schools just to protect the unions. It's okay to load our young people down with onerous debt so they can be used to funnel monies to the liberal universities. And it's okay to pile debt upon debt upon our young so the Dems can buy a few votes now. For Democrats, children serve as nothing more than props for their selfish greed. And now Obama wants to take away even their right to self-defense.
Props. Because the ends justify the means.