Btw, I have absolutely no idea what "2013 gun control debacle" you're referring to
Lustig Andrei wrote:Btw, I have absolutely no idea what "2013 gun control debacle" you're referring to
I'm referring to the one where Mr. Obama wasted all of his political capital waging a futile attack against the indomitable might of the NRA. It was the sole political event of the first six months of his second term.
A total non-event, imo. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if the NRA was in on this piece of political theater. [nudge-nudge wink-wink.] I doubt that Obama had any expectation (or even desire, for that matter) that stringent gun control legislation might succeed, and the NRA leadership knew it and did not resent the new POTUS trying to look like he was trying to keep at least one campaign promise. Well...sort of promise. Strong as the NRA lobby is, gun control is hardly an issue except in the minds of some paranoid gun owners.
I can just about guarantee that virtually nobody -- except about a dozen hard-core fools like yourself -- even remember this piece of historical trivia. It certainly has no chance of having any significant effect on the 2016 vote whatsoever. This is all in your mins, Oral, not in the real world.
You're right, of course, Oralloy: the electorate will remember that Obama has been unable to implement his programs because of GOP obstructionism.
It can only benefit the Democrats.
The GOP has shot itself in the foot -- again.
I hope to god that "it will be the deciding factor in the 2016 election."
The voters are not quite as stupid and gullible as you seem to think.
Dream on, son, dream on. I have nothing against optimism, even when it's so amusingly misplaced.
The electorate is not going to blame the Republicans for the fact that Mr. Obama has been ineffective in getting laws passed.
Gee, and here I thought it was congress that passed the laws. When did the president start this?
RABEL222 wrote:Gee, and here I thought it was congress that passed the laws. When did the president start this?
Don't confuse Oralloy with facts. His mind is already made up. He doesn't seem to understand that if a piece of legislation fails to get enacted, it's the doing of Congress, not the President. Don't disillusion the lad. Let him learn for himself when the next election rolls around.