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Sometimes, I’m really very slow on the uptake and totally miss the obvious as a result. And I’m pretty sure that’s what happened yesterday.
I was so incensed by Barney Frank’s blatant politicizing of the Boston tragedy to promote the Dem’s failed tax and spend agenda, that I think I misread the case entirely. Because, after thinking his comments over again, it occurred to me that there’s a very good chance that he didn’t come up with the idea alone, the push probably came right from the top in D.C.
As a practical matter, although the incumbent wouldn't likely come out himself so soon to try and use the situation to bolster his failing gun control and increasing taxation fixations, I’m sure he also wouldn't want to miss the opportunity to fuel his causes. And rather than have some Dem politician of importance who’s still in office take the risks of what might be an unpopular position, instead turn to a washed-up has-been like Frank whereas he has absolutely nothing to lose by sounding like a total, self-serving yutz like he always did before.
And that, is probably exactly what happened yesterday.
Along the same lines of people who serve no real purpose, yet use any forum they can to shoot their mouths off (no pun intended,) there’s some guy I never heard of named Jay Mohr who I came across on Drudge.
A posted article says he’s an “actor and comedian [who] waded into the gun debate on Twitter after Monday’s deadly terrorist attacks at the Boston Marathon.”
Here’s what he said: “What bothers me most about today is that we’re getting used 2 it. ENOUGH. 2nd amendment must go. Violence has 2 stop. Culture MUST change.”
Now, it might behoove this guy to try and grasp the facts of exactly what took place in Boston on Monday. Especially since the tragedy involved bombs comprised of kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives, nails and other lethal shrapnel, but no guns at all.
So, here we have one more show business type using his celebrity status, assuming he has one, to make and underline a completely invalid point.
And just to add the following because it was posted only yesterday: According to Michael James of CNSNews.com, also via Drudge, “Only 4 percent of Americans think guns and gun control are an important problem facing the country, according to Gallup, and far more Americans are concerned about the economy, unemployment and the federal debt.”
Here are some key statistics from the poll as to what citizens care about most:
Economy in general 24%, Unemployment/Jobs 18%, Dissatisfaction with Government 16%, Federal budget deficit/Federal debt 11%, Healthcare 6%, Guns/Gun control 4%
Consequently, perhaps this Mohr guy, and the incumbent as well, might give some thought to the fact that not only are the overwhelming majority of American adults mature and intelligent enough to handle and care for weapons properly and pose no threat to anyone else whatsoever, the general public also must believe that's so because they obviously aren't worried about it.
They also both might want to consider that gun control laws do nothing to deter those truly wishing to do harm to others. And if tightened control was really the answer, they both should now go out and confiscate all pots, pans, ball bearings and nails.
That’s it for today folks.