Today, six Republican Senators declared that they would not Filibuster the Vote on Gun Control. So, we might actually have a Gun Control Vote. Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid (D-NV) has said that he would send the Bill to the Floor on Thursday.
One of our Florida Senators, Republican Marco Rubio, had previously indicated that he would join the Filibuster. Recently, I have been checking his web site, on US.GOV, and although it cites this issue, it is totally impossible to know whether he is FOR it, or AGAINST it.
There are said to be thirteen Republican Members of the Filibuster Group. The Senators appeared to be playing up to the Tea Party base, while not sharing their actual views with their Constituents. Several of them used the same “say nothing” press releaseas Rubio. Personally, I believe that these Senators will not sleep well this week. Remember that 91% of all Americans have come out in favor of, at least, some gun controls. Gentlemen, it’s time to desert the National Rifle Association.
As you may be aware, the entire Gun Control Movement is lobbying Congress, or advertising in Pro-Gun Legislators’ Districts, letting the people know where the Legislators stand on the issue. Perhaps the leader of the group of Senators who threatened to Filibuster, James Imhoff, wishes that he didn’t suggest to a Huffington Post reporter that: “the gun control debate doesn’t have anything to do with the Families of the Newtown, Conn., shooting victims, and that the only reason those Families think it does is because President Barack Obama told them it did.“ The story is linked as follows, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/09/james-inhofe-guns-newtown_n_3046969.html?view=print&comm_ref=false.
Something totally different occurred recently as staff members in Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office were recorded discussing how they would attack Ashley Judd, as noted in The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/sen-mcconnells-campaign-alleges-watergate-style-bugging-fbi-confirms-investigation/2013/04/09/1348b58a-a17f-11e2-bd52-614156372695_print.html.
Sen. McConnell tried to turn the event around by suggesting that the tape was made illegally, and that the Political Left didn’t have any limits to their actions in Kentucky. How do we know that this wasn’t a case of him bugging his own office, to accuse his opponent? But, this does seem like an old melody in that both Imhoff, blaming President Obama, and McConnell, accusing the Kentucky opposition, without having any proof. Didn’t we also hear a similar excuse from Bashar Assad, of Syria?
This Sunday, it will have been four months since the massacre of 20 First Graders, at Sandy Hook Elementary, and six Teachers and Administrators who were trying to save them. It’s time for action, not talk. Sen. Imhoff, this CERTAINLY IS about the Families of Newtown, Conn., Aurora, Colo., Tucson, Arizona, and on, and on and (unfortunately) ON………………… IT’S TIME TO STOP THE INSANITY!