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Mitch McConnell, demagogue

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Mitch McConnell seems to represent the very worst in politicians. He is, you remember, the Senator who filibustered against his own proposal. It doesn’t get much worse. He explicitly stated that he would oppose everything Obama proposed, even if a GOP idea, because his sole aim as US Senator was to see that Obama did not have a second term (regardless of harm to the country).

Jed Lewison points out in Daily Kos his current campaign:

If you judge by this fundraising email sent by his campaign manager, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has lost his freaking mind:

Dear Patriot,You and I are literally surrounded.

The gun-grabbers in the Senate are about to launch an all-out-assault on the Second Amendment. On your rights.

On your freedom.

Just the other night, President Obama urged them to act. And then he went one step further, spelling out the 23 different Executive Orders he will take to get your guns.

The letter goes on from there, delivering a wild ride through the delusional fantasies of Alex Jones and Glen Beck, never once explaining how any of those 23 executive orders poses anything remotely resembling a threat gun ownership.

Even though those orders included anodyne measures like beefing up support for armed guards at schools, McConnell seems to believe they prove that President Obama is some sort of anti-gun jihadist. Of course, even if that were true, the Supreme Court has ruled that there is a constitutional right to bear arms, so McConnell’s concern is more than a bit nutty, especially given that just about every person who comes out in favor of gun control these days does so while either recognizing that right or bragging about the fact that they too are gun owners.

Instead, McConnell and his campaign seem to believe that a new era of totalitarianism is about to take hold in the United States. But if they are honestly afraid of that happening, doesn’t that kind of put the lie to their claim that their guns give them freedom? I mean, if guns give them their freedom, but the Senate can take take their freedom away simply by passing a law taking away their guns, then they never really had freedom in the first place, did they? It’s either that … or their freedom doesn’t come from their guns.

Tell the Senate: Pass the gun safety proposals outlined by President Obama

Written by LeisureGuy

22 January 2013 at 10:05 am

Posted in Congress, Daily life, GOP, Guns

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