Republican reaction over President Obama’s intent to work on bringing about commonsense changes to the current gun laws is ridiculous…and predictable. No one does freak-out better than the GOP’s current crop of kooks. In this installment, Republicans inform us that President Obama a) should be impeached, b) lacks political courage and c) has a “king complex.”
“The White House’s recent announcement they will use executive orders and executive actions to infringe on our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms is an unconstitutional and unconscionable attack on the very founding principles of this republic. I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment.”
“The President’s actions are not just an attack on the Constitution and a violation of his sworn oath of office — they are a direct attack on Americans that place all of us in danger,” Stockman said in the statement. “If the President is allowed to suspend constitutional rights on his own personal whims, our free republic has effectively ceased to exist.”
“Look, I have questions about whether he’s [President Obama] truly committed to the Second Amendment as I understand it and most Americans would understand it. I don’t think he has the political courage to admit that.”
Rand Paul promises to issue a bill that will “nullify” the President’s executive orders announced yesterday.
“In this bill we will nullify anything the president does that smacks of legislation. And there are several of the executive orders that appear as if he’s writing new law. That cannot happen.”
“I’m afraid that President Obama may have this ‘king complex’ sort of developing, and we’re going to make sure it doesn’t happen.”
As the illustration reads – GunsOverPeople pretty much spells out the Republican position in the current gun debate. It’s never about the actual people for these scumbags. It’s only about money and profits and power…and keeping their corporate overlords happy.
As with every other major issue – gay rights, climate change, women’s rights, education, health care, the middle class, to name a few – the struggle to bring about commonsense regulations for a gun culture run amok, Republicans are on the wrong side of public opinion, the wrong side of decency, the wrong side of truth and as time will tell, the wrong side of history.