Jeff Soyer on 17 Apr 2013 06:46 pm
From Fox News:
The Senate on Wednesday defeated a background check amendment seen as the linchpin to Democrats’ gun control bill, dealing a major setback to President Obama — who lashed out at opponents in unusually blunt terms during remarks from the Rose Garden.
“All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington,” Obama said.
The vote was 54-46, with supporters falling six votes short of the required 60-vote threshold.
“Shameful?” Really? I thought it was one of Washington’s (meaning Congress’s) best days in a long time.
I’m going to relate a brief story. Way back in October of 2002, when I first started this blog, I emailed Andrew Sullivan. Back then he actually WAS conservative on most issues. [Now-a-days liberal media likes to call him a “conservative” even though he hasn’t been even close in years.]
I emailed him that I was starting a “conservative” blog that would concentrate on gun rights. He emailed back with encouragement and I distinctly remember him using the phrase, “No fucking compromise.”
Well, he certainly did, but I have not. For weeks now I’ve been saying that the Manchin-Toomey bill should be rejected. Instead, I’ve written here, Republicans should simply stand together and with the help of a handful of Democrats from conservative districts, the Senate can reject ANY gun control legislation.
This afternoon, that happened. Common sense prevailed and the conservatives in Congress sent the liberals, and Obama, and — yes — the media a really strong message: No fucking compromise. No compromising the Bill of Rights. No compromising the Second Amendment. No compromising the natural right of self-defense.
I guarantee you that the MSM (Main Stream Media: NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, NPR, CNN, the NY Times, WaPo, et al) will be saying that “The Republicans” or “the NRA” or “The Right Wing” defeated a “common sense” or “reasonable” gun control measure “supported by 349% of Americans” and on and on and on.
Good. Let them all stew in their own froth. [Cute - ed.] [Thanks - Jeff]
Let the media spin begin. Keep your powder dry.