David Plouffe States Obama Is Going to Push His Ban on Assault Weapons Through Congress, While Sen. Barrasso Claims Senate Vote on Obama’s Gun Control Measures Unlikely Because of Vulnerable 2014 Democrats
A Tale of Two Claims on Assault Weapons bans …
This morning of Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Obama senior adviser David Plouffe told Wallace that the president is going to push Congress to pass his assault weapons ban. What is most telling is the admission that no set of laws is going to end violence, but Obama and his mouth pieces are trying to highjack the Sandy Hook shootings and playing on the knew-jerk reaction sympathies and ignorance of the American people. Plouffe was also making the rounds on CNN as well with his attack on US liberties and the 2nd Amendment. I would say one thing to “We the People”, be very careful of the liberties you give away that will affect little to no change. I would ask, why do it if we know in advance the change would be minimal.
“Everyone’s trying to divert from the core issue which is there is a huge consensus in the country including a vast majority of Republicans that things like the assault weapons, high capacity magazines, universal background checks, making progress on mental health. These are things we should and can do to help reduce gun violence. No set of laws is going to end violence, obviously or these episodes. But, if we can save one life we should take it. And we think there is consensus on Capitol Hill for this. We think we can get 60 votes in the senate and 218. It’s going to be hard … Look the president put together a variety of things. We think there is support for a lot of these things and are going to push forward as hard as we can.”
In contrast, as Plouffe was saying there was 60 votes in the US Senate to pass an assault-style gun ban, during a CNN “State of the Union” interview, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) claimed that he does not believe Harry Reid will bring Obama’s gun-control proposals to the Senate floor. Barrasso stated that Reid fears bringing up this vote because he has six Democrats up for election in two years in states where the president received fewer than 42 percent of the votes.”
As reported at The Hill:
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said Sunday that he does not believe President Obama’s gun-control proposals will be brought to the Senate floor for a vote.
Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Barrasso said election worries among Democrats will sideline legislation that could restrict gun ownership.
Obama has called on Congress to institute universal background checks for all gun sales as well as bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, among other items.
“I don’t think Sen. Harry Reid [D-Nev.] even brings it to the Senate floor because he has six Democrats up for election in two years in states where the president received fewer than 42 percent of the votes,” Barrasso said. “He doesn’t want his Democrats to have to choose between their own constituents and the president’s positions.”
The White House has recognized that passing gun-control legislation will be tough, though they are confident, anger over a mass shooting at an elementary school last month has shifted the public debate. Earlier on the same show, David Plouffe, senior adviser to President Obama, acknowledged it was “going be a very hard battle.”
The key to remember in all of this is that we must address the real issues of the Newtown shooting, not pass laws quickly that do nothing to combat violence, mental illness or the culture of violence, just to provide window dressing to make it appear Obama is doing something about it.
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) Says No Fiscal Cliff Deal Tonight … “I think the parties are much farther apart than I hoped they’d be by now”
Deal or no deal … it would appear that there is no deal.
As reported at the Washington Post, according to Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) there is no deal as of yet and he would be shocked if there would be tonight as the two sides are further apart than he had hoped. They truly plan on taking this down to the last second. Of course one has to wonder how Congress can be having a fiscal cliff negotiation when none of what they are discussing reduces the US debt. It’s all just about tax increases and punishing the so-called rich.
Asked as he left a meeting of the Senate Democratic caucus whether a deal would be struck today, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) replied: “No, I’d be shocked. I think the parties are much farther apart than I hoped they’d be by now, and that the country thought they’d be when negotiations started on Friday.”
Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid Says … House ‘Being Operated With A Dictatorship Of The Speaker’
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black … What ever happened to the “civility” that Obama had called for? Where is his leadership to tell those in his in party to shut their mouths, as they are helping nothing.
It would appear that Sen. Reid (D-NV) could care less about civility and trying to offer an olive branch in order to come to a deal with House Speaker Boehner. Harry Reid stated while speaking on the floor of the US Senate that the House was “being operated with a dictatorship of the speaker.” How juvenile could one be? How could anyone think that such words are helpful an would be considered doing the work of the American people? Just how many bills have the Senate passed to deal with the fiscal cliff?
With a Dec. 31 deadline for an agreement to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff” rapidly approaching, leaders in each party demanded the other side take the initiative. The new flare-up happened despite a round of calls that President Barack Obama made to congressional leaders by phone Wednesday night from Hawaii before he boarded Air Force One to head home from vacation.
The market was glum, with stocks falling for the fourth day in a row amid the stalled negotiations and a report that consumer confidence had plunged to its lowest level since August.
Obama’s plane landed in late morning at a suburban Maryland Air Force base, not long after Majority Leader Harry Reid took to the Senate floor to chastise House Republicans who last week opposed Speaker John Boehner’s efforts to pass a narrowly crafted bill. Boehner’s “Plan B” would have raised tax rates only on the very wealthiest Americans. But the opposition within his own party caucus forced the Ohio Republican to cancel a vote on the bill.
Reid charged Thursday that the House was “being operated with a dictatorship of the speaker.”
In a response to Reid’s childish remarks, Speaker Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said: “Harry Reid should talk less and legislate more if he wants to avert the fiscal cliff. The House has already passed legislation to do so.”
I really have to question the wisdom of the American voters who reelected the status quo and those in Nevada who reelected Reid in 2010. The leadership in both parties needs to be purged and we need to start from scratch. Of course that should have meant Obama should have been thrown out on his ears as well.
Obama Willing to Go Off “Fiscal Cliff” to Raise Tax Rates on Rich … Harry Reid Blocks Senate Vote on Obama’s Deficit Reduction Plan
What a joke and you are to blame America … You voted this snarky, vindictive, non-serious President back into office and now America will suffer for years to come. What a mess …
President Barack Obama nor US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are not serious about fixing the out of control government spending and the ever-growing $16 trillion national debt, all they care about is being vindictive and getting a liberal trophy for raising tax rates on the rich. Yesterday, Treasury Secretary Turbo Tax Timothy Geithner stated that the Obama administration “absolutely” willing to allow the United States to fall off the “fiscal” cliff unless Republicans drop their opposition to higher income tax rates on the wealthy. But what does this really do, nothing. The amount of revenue that would be gained as compared to the $16 trillion debt and continued +$1 trillion Obama deficit spending is like firing a pea at an elephant. The amount of revenue from raising tax rates on the rich would fund government for eight days. That’s it. So why is Obama so adamant about going off the fiscal cliff if tax rates are not raised? To of course get some kind of liberal trophy from the far Left of course. In the end it will accomplish nothing to help the problem we are in and will most likely cause us to go backwards into yet another recession.
President Obama’s lead negotiator in the “fiscal cliff” talks said the administration is “absolutely” willing to allow the package of deep automatic spending cuts and across-the-board tax hikes to take effect Jan. 1, unless Republicans drop their opposition to higher income tax rates on the wealthy.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said in an interview with CNBC that both sides are “making a little bit of progress” toward a deal to avert the “cliff” but remain stuck on Obama’s desired rate increase for the top U.S. income-earners.
So how serious is Obama and Reid about helping America through these troubled times of over spending? Not at all. they are merely playing party politics with America’s future. Barack Obama had presented a deficit reduction plan. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) offered an amendment to force a vote on President Obama’s deficit-reduction plan, however, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) blocked it. Do you think that Obama or Reid are serious about what they are doing? Hardly. Reid knew Obama’s plan was a pathetic joke and not serious. Reid knows that no self-respecting member of the Senate, including Democrats would vote for this crap. As reported at the Weekly Standard, Reid calls Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s request to vote on the plan a “stunt.” Really, what would you call Obama’s deficit reduction plan then, that you are unwilling to put to a vote knowing it would fail and embarrass Obama?
It is obvious that Obama wants to go over the fiscal cliff, thinks he does not to negotiate and believes he is a King not a President.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday offered an amendment to force a vote on President Obama’s deficit-reduction plan, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was having none of it.
“Last week [Treasury] Secretary [Timothy] Geithner brought up a proposal that was so unserious,” McConnell said on the floor, “I would like to see if my Democratic friends would like to support it.”
Senate vote on what he called the president’s “ridiculous” plan as an amendment to the Russian trade bill that is being considered.
Reid, however, objected to McConnell’s suggestion, saying the Russian trade bill, H.R. 6156, is about job creation, not political stunts from Republicans.
Barack Obama cared little during the first years of his first term as president what the people thought and forced through Obamacare. What exactly did you think this vindictive president was going to do if reelected knowing he does not have to face another election and has no accountability to ‘We the People”.
Nancy Pelosi Doubles Down … ‘It Is A Fact’ That Somebody Told Harry Reid About Romney Not Paying Taxes
Welcome to the Nancy Pelosi – Bill Clinton semantics game. Ever wonder why we loathe politicians and why their approval ratings is below pond scum, House Minority Leader Pelosi has much to do with it. Sadly, the Democrats have decided to play gutter politics. However, these are Barack Obama campaign approved gutter politics …
In a perfect example of water seeking its own level, Democrat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defends Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his comment that Mitt Romney had not paid taxes in 10 years. but in this case the water is more pond scum. Did you catch what she said? Its a fact that some one told Reid that Romney had not paid taxes, not that it is a fact that Romney did not pay taxes. Sleazy politics at its worse. We knew because Obama could not run on his record this would be one of the worst low ankle biting campaigns ever, but this one will be hard to challenge, EVER!
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) fired back at Republicans accusing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) of lying about a Bain Capital investor telling him that Mitt Romney hadn’t paid taxes in 10 years. They don’t know what they’re talking about, Pelosi says.
“Harry Reid made a statement that is true. Somebody told him. It is a fact,” Pelosi told The Huffington Post in a Sunday interview. “Whether he did or not can easily be disposed of: Mitt Romney can release his tax returns and show whether he paid taxes.”
Both Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus came out swinging against Reid on Sunday over his claims about Romney potentially not paying taxes. Asked to respond to Priebus calling Reid “a dirty liar” over the situation, Pelosi initially responded, “Who?” She went on to say that Priebus doesn’t know what he’s talking about since he wasn’t part of Reid’s conversations.
“Well he doesn’t know that,” Pelosi said. “Harry Reid is a person who is, as we know, A, is a fighter, B, he wouldn’t say this unless it was true that somebody told him that.
So if some said to a Republican that Pelosi was a tax cheat and had made money illegally from her position as Speaker of the House and Minority Leader due to her ability to get inside information, would that be a fact as well? BTW Harry, I was told that you did not pay them either, I think you have to show your taxes as well. Isn’t it rather comical and typical that Dingy Harry refuses to provide his tax returns while calling for others to do so. Put up or shut up you hypocrite!
All this while Democrats refuse to talk about the economy and jobs and just play slight of hand political games.
Republican Chairman Reince Priebus Calls Harry Reid a “Dirty Liar” in Response to Dingy Harry’s Tax Accusations (Video)
This weekend on ABC News ‘This Week.’ the Republican Chairman Reince Priebus called Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid a “Dirty Liar”. The comment was made in response to Reid’s shameful and unsubstantiated comments that Mitt Romney had not paid taxes in the last 10 years. This is what it has come to for Democrats. They cannot run on the number one issue in America, the economy, so they look to divert and distract with nonsense and silliness. Barack Obama cannot run on his record so Democrats must lower themselves and just throw out accusations with no proof. Sadly, they don’t even care to find out whether such accusations are truthful or not. In 2008 Barack Obama ran as the candidate of hope and change and who would change the way business is done in Washington, DC. Four years later, Obama is running one of the most negative campaigns through his campaign, minions and surrogates.
Previously, Romney told Harry Reid that “it’s time to put up or shut up”. I wonder how willing Reid would be to produce his tax returns? Better yet, I wonder how Reid would act and respond if some one said something damning about him through an unnamed and unknown source?
In response to Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid’s shameful comments about what he heard from some unnamed Bain Capital investor with regards to Mitt Romney not paying taxes for 10 yeas … Mitt Romney responds and say, “Put Up or Shut Up”!
It’s time for Harry to put up or shut up,” Romney said on Sean Hannity’s radio show. “Harry’s going to have to describe who it is he spoke with because that’s totally and completely wrong. It’s untrue, dishonest and inaccurate. It’s wrong. So I’m looking forward to have Harry reveal his sources and we’ll probably find out it’s the White House.”
Much more from The Other McCain, ‘Harry Reid’s Financial McCarthyism: ‘I Don’t Think the Burden Should Be on Me’. Unbelievable. Mach outrageous accusations and then think that you should not have to prove your slanderous comments.
This is Low Even for Harry Reid and Democrats … Bain Investor Told Me Romney “Did not Pay Taxes for 10 Years” … Have You No Shame!
SHAMEFUL, SIMPLY SHAMEFUL …
Harry Reid cannot pass a budget in the Senate for 4 years, but he can throw old wild slanderous accusations with no knowledge whether they are true or not. This is how desperate Democrats are, they will resort to and say anything, rather than talking about the economy. What ever happened to Obama’s call for civility?
Yes, it’s true I am a low life and have no shame
Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have you no shame. What a disposable, rotten piece of human waste. Without any confirmed facts, not knowing what he was spewing from his mouth was true or false and worse yet, not caring, Reid made a comment about Mitt Romney that he heard from an unnamed Bain investor that Romney had not paid taxes for 10 years. This miserable excuse for a human being also went on to say that, “His poor father must be so embarrassed about his son.” Exactly how far in the gutter are you? What kind of a person makes such an irresponsible comment? What would Reid do if some one said he heard from an unknown person on the Internet that he slept with farm animals or had ‘Affairs With Pet Dogs, Lights Own Farts’?
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has what he says is an informed explanation for why Mitt Romney refuses to release additional tax returns. According a Bain investor, Reid charged, Romney didn’t pay any taxes for 10 years.
In a wide-ranging interview with The Huffington Post from his office on Capitol Hill, Reid saved some of his toughest words for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Romney couldn’t make it through a Senate confirmation process as a mere Cabinet nominee, the majority leader insisted, owing to the opaqueness of his personal finances.
“His poor father must be so embarrassed about his son,” Reid said, in reference to George Romney’s standard-setting decision to turn over 12 years of tax returns when he ran for president in the late 1960s.
Imagine if a Republic made such a comment about Obama. The MSM in lock step would be to his defense. Where are they pressing Reid as to whether this smear is true or not? As stated at Hot Air, who in their right mind really believes that ‘a person who had invested with Bain Capital’ know about Romney’s personal tax returns anyway?”
One thing is for certain, Reid needs to apologize. Voters, you can end this reign in the Senate this November. Sadly, the Democrats and Obama are only going to get more desperate to closer we get to the elections because they cannot run on their failed record.
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union Chinese label … C’mon man, you mean we can’t even make the damn USA Olympic uniforms in the USA? File this one under, imagine what the news cycle would be like if it were a Romney donor?
You just can’t make this stuff up … President is so quick to attack Mitt Romney for outsourcing jobs, but mums the word when it comes to the USA Olympic uniforms that were outsourced to China to be manufactured by an Obama donor’s company. That donor, Ralph Lauren of course. Not only will USA Olympic athletes be walking in the opening ceremonies of the London Olympics in cheesy outfits, but ones made in China. Why not seeing that they own so much of our debt. Under this President I am surprised we are not made to wear the same outfits as the Chinese.
Can you imagine what the MSM would be screaming if it were Bain Capital that outsourced the USA Olympic uniforms to China?
Lawmakers were livid to discover that the United States’ Olympic team uniforms were made in China. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) even suggested “they should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again.”
The company who designed the uniforms, Ralph Lauren, has received less scrutiny. Few outlets have noted that Ralph Lauren himself is a prominent contributor to President Obama and the Democratic Party.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Lauren has given $7,300 to Obama since 2008, and more than $35,000 to the Democratic National Committee.
Harry Reid says the uniforms should be put in a pile and burned, what about the campaign donations as well?
Senate Democrats Introducing ‘Team USA Made in America Act of 2012? but no word on whether they will return the donations from the outsourcing donor. No word from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid about still wanting to burn the uniforms outsourced to China by a Democrat donor.
“I think they should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said when asked by ABC News Thursday. “If they have to wear nothing but a singlet that says USA on it, painted by hand, that is what they should wear.
From Michelle Malkin.com, how come President Obama is not ripping Ralph Lauren over outsourcing jobs to China and especially the manufacturing of the USA Olympic outfits? Hmm? Oh, looky there, could it be those nice donations? Where is the hue & cry to give back this money?
While we are on the topic of outsourcing and shipping jobs to China, where is the liberal, corrupt MSM complex and their reports of Barack Obama’s jobs czar, GE’s Jeff Immelt, who gets a massive tax break from Obama, yet shipped thousands of jobs over to China?
Harry Reid Says that We Need To Pass Post Office Reform Bill Because “Seniors Love Getting Junk Mail”
Has Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid finally post it? Reid cites “seniors love getting junk mail” in order to pass Post Office reform. Seriously, has Reid lost his mind? I bet you folks in Nevada are just so proud that you reelected Harry the Reid.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) cited seniors’ love of junk mail in urging passage of a United States Postal Service reform bill.
In his opening speech on Wednesday, Reid called on the Senate to quickly move forward on the passage of S. 1789, the 21st Century Postal Service Act, which restructures pension plans for Postal Service employees as well as allows the USPS to access overpayments in the Federal Employee Retirement System.
Conservatives for Palin brings up a valid question as to the dumber argument from Harry Reid. Actually, pretty much every thing spewed from the lips of Reid these days is pure dribble.