Thursday, March 07, 2013

"Shut up!" he explained. Barry muzzles his friends now.

Since the Newtown CT shootings, the US federal government and various state governments have been doing lots of gun banning and gun restricting legislation. The media has been braying pretty hard the whole time. What we haven't seen since the first week or so is the usual suspects (Brady Campaign etc.) out there making a ruckus and demanding the President "Do Something!!!". 

Which is really odd, isn't it? Normally they're tying themselves to the door handles at City Hall at a time like this.

Well, from the Politico no less we have the answer why:

President Barack Obama's gun control agenda is looking more doomed by the day, but gun control advocates still haven't said a word to complain.

That's no accident.

The White House knew its post-Newtown effort would require bringing key gun control groups into the fold. So the White House offered a simple arrangement: the groups could have access and involvement, but they'd have to offer silence and support in exchange.

The implied rules, according to conversations with many of those involved: No infighting. No second-guessing in the press. Support whatever the president and Vice President Joe Biden propose. And most of all, don't make waves or get ahead of the White House.

In exchange: a voice in the discussions, a role in whatever final agreement is made and weekly meetings at the White House with Biden's chief of staff, Bruce Reed — provided they don't discuss what happens there.

If they want in on the deal they have to be sock puppets for Obama -personally-. Not even for the Democrats as a party, but directly for the President himself. Go there, say that, smile for the cameras, then SHUT UP!

Personally I think this is much more frightening than the drone thing. He's treating his own side worse than he treats Republicans, and they are letting him.

Next up, camp guards making lampshades. In Ohio.

The Phantom

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