Nobody Will Compromise With Obamy On Gun Control

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. pspr


    Poor naive Obama. He can't get anyone to work with him on gun control. Those pesky Republicans won't even compromise. :D

    President Obama is suggesting that House Republicans on the issue of gun control appear neither willing to work with him nor inclined to listen to the American public on the issue.

    “The House Republican majority is made up mostly of members who are in sharply gerrymandered districts that are very safely Republican and may not feel compelled to pay attention to broad-based public opinion, because what they're really concerned about is the opinions of their specific Republican constituencies,” the president said in an interview with The New Republic.

    Obama also said he can get 50 percent of public support for many of his upcoming initiatives, but “I can't get enough votes out of the House of Representatives to actually get something passed. … I think there is still shock on the part of some in the party that I won re-election.”

    The president said he has a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that date back for generations.

    He said that moving forward on the topic means understanding that the realities of guns in urban areas are very different from the realities of guns in rural areas.

    He said it's understandable that people are protective of their family traditions when it comes to hunting so “gun-control advocates also need to do “a little more listening than they do sometimes” in the debate.

    The interview appears in the Feb. 11 issue of The New Republic.

    Obama also said one of the biggest factors in the gun-control debate will be how it is shaped by the media.

    “If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you’ll see more of them doing it,” he said. “I think John Boehner genuinely wanted to get a deal done, but it was hard to do in part because his caucus is more conservative probably than most Republican leaders are, and partly because he is vulnerable to attack for compromising Republican principles and working with Obama.”

    The president argued that “the more left-leaning media outlets recognize that compromise is not a dirty word” and that party leaders, including Senate Majority Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, are “willing to buck the more absolutist-wing elements in our party to try to get stuff done.”

    Has Obama himself ever fired a gun? Yes, he says, he and others shoot skeet frequently at the president's Maryland retreat, Camp David.

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  2. Thanks for the article;
    also many ''pesky'' LOLDemocrats dont like his socialist version of gun control.They prefer re-elction.:D

    Glad to know Pres Barak likes to shoot skeet:cool: Also I agree with VP Biden ;WE DONT want renta cops in schools.NRA is wrong to knee jerk to a ''big gov solution'' They may want some armed private sector volunteer ''watch dog dads'' as ARKANSAS has had.

    murray, NRA LIFE;
    ontributor to JPFO[Jews for Possession of Firearms Ownership]:cool:
  3. The MSM is on his side. A 14 year old girl's reaction to Justin Bieber can only be described as subdued compared the the media's blubbering adoration of Obama.
  4. When has Obama ever compromised? His idea of "compromise" is what other people call abject surrender.

    He has no interest in this issue except using it to attack republicans. If he can provoke an intraparty split, so much the better. If not, the media and anti gun nuts like Sen, Feinstein can be counted on to use it to whip up anxiety among scared women.

    The main reason Obama can't get any gun provisions passed is that Senate democrats will not support him. He and the media though prefer to attack republicans for ignoring "popular will."

  5. True.Obama probably knew he couldn't get more gun laws passed but now every time there is a gun massacre Obama and the media will blame republicans
  6. Lucrum


    Which of course is total BS but you're OK with that.

  7. 90 % of the shit conservatives and the conservative media says about Obama is BS but you're OK with that .
  8. Lucrum


    NO, it's not.
  9. Even if that number is grossly inflated, which we both know that it is, yes, I'm OK with 10% of the truth getting out rather than zero percent being told by the MSM, which has become a national embarrassment as far as investigative journalism goes. Even Pravda would hang their heads in shameful disbelief.
  10. pspr


    Quote from AK Forty Seven:
    90 % of the shit conservatives and the conservative media says about Obama is BS............

    Then you shouldn't have any trouble giving us a dozen or so examples, waterboy.
    #10     Jan 29, 2013