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US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Filibuster, Obama, Public Safety, Sabitage, Video )

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TomCat S (125)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 4:23 am
Yesterday President Barack Obama spoke in Hartford, CT, accompanied by eleven family members of gun violence victims. They joined him aboard Air Force One and are coming to Washington to lobby Congress for sensible firearms regulation. Lets start with the complete video of Obama’s speech.

Carol H (229)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 7:02 am
love the cartoon!! thanks Tom, noted

P A (117)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 7:47 am
As far as I can see the only people who support the Repuglicons demands for weapons everywhere are lunatics and psychopaths! What is wrong with people that they allow these imbeciles to make demands like this?

pam w (139)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 8:24 am
Pat...the answer is NRA MONEY! In order to continue their grip of US society, they inflame paranoia. Republicans would rally against clean air if the President stood up for it!

David C (29)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 9:23 am
The GOP & NRA are like King Canute, the tide will keep coming in no matter what they do, like trying to stop the unstoppable tide of information as it flows through the internet.

Yvonne White (229)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 10:55 am
Maybe we should have background checks & mental health screenings for CONgre$$!

David C (75)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 11:28 am

Gene Jacobson (288)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 12:40 pm
“While nobody knows yet what Senator Reid’s plan is for the gun bill, if he chooses to file cloture on the motion to proceed to the Reid Bill (S. 649), Senator McConnell will oppose cloture on proceeding to that bill,” McConnell spokesman John Ashbrook said in a statement."

Well, you gotta hate their consistency. I don't know what's in it, I don't care what's in it, if Harry Reid is for it, I'm agin it. Brilliant oratory. Moronic kneejerk response. I am SO unhappy Ashley Judd decided not to take that fool's seat from him.


Winn Adams (179)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 6:11 pm

Scott haakon (4)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 9:53 pm
let's see lobbyist get a free ride on the taxpayer's dime,out right lies and misrepresentations, by the Obama administration. The people are buying up guns like hot cakes tells you people are putting money where there mouth is. No confidence in the repressive government.
It is despicable to use grieving families as stalking horses. For once the GOP is right. Notice Obama has not said anything about women's rights.

Sherri G (128)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 1:00 am
I agree with Yvonne that mental health checks need to be done on republicans. Wonder if they know they wouldn't pass. If we don't pass the gun bill now when. How many more Sandy Hook's will it take?

Lynn D (0)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 1:28 am

Gloria picchetti (304)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 2:51 am
We knew a old, old man who used to hang around a night club wearing a toy gun. One of the pool hustlers was teasing him, "Hey is that a real gun?" The old man told him, "If I hit you in the head with it what difference does it make."

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 3:25 am
Jacky R on April 9th, and Steve C. on April 10th.
These two have appeared on COUNTLESS THREADS ON CARE2 and they NEED TO BE STOPPED!
Care2 needs to GET THEM AT THE SOURCE!
These are not "real" Care2 members, and THE ADS ARE PHONEY! They only want Care2 members' INFORMATION SO THEY CAN SELL IT....
Thank you for FLAGGING.

Lynn Squance (235)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 4:35 am
The Republican/Teabaggers are sounding a whole lot like some of the cast of The Wizard of Oz — no brain, no heart and no courage! Only braindead, heartless people without the courage to do what is right, would entertain the idea of filibuster and obstructing any gun legislation!

I heard on the radio today that Michael Bloomberg and a "pro gun control group", possibly Mayors Against Illegal Guns, will be providing ratings of members of Congress on their gun control votes and stances very much like the NRA does. Only difference, his will be from the pro gun control perspective.

There was a passion in Mr Obama's speech, but now I agree with Rachel Maddow that it was perhaps anger at Republican/Teabaggers making this issue a political issue instead of doing what is right. Mind you, when did the Republican/Teabaggers ever do what was and is morally and ethically correct? Never.

Arielle S (313)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 8:05 am
I was so proud (NOT) last night to hear Senator Isaksen say he would vote against the gun issues. No surprise as my senators never do represent me - but I am letting him know that I will actively campaign against him next time as I do not believe that anyone who puts the NRA over the people has the right to be a senator.

Bruno Moreira (61)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 11:35 am
noted thanks

l L (1)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 12:51 pm
For me something strange about that day.. People don't trust for no good reason..
Our government is not trustworthy. They are righteous on some things and unrighteous on others. Look we have a republican Party whose actions the 98% are paying for. They are proud of themselves.
And this president who has done what bush could not do.. I turn the channel when he comes on. He' is to me the ultimate "con" man.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 1:11 pm

Ann Breeden (65)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 1:16 pm
I still say there should be universal background checks. YOu know what really makes me sick besides the precious childrens lives that were lost, but that this in any way would be used as a political ping pong ball to get more votes or sell more guns. I'm quite disgusted with the whole lot of them and I never thought I would get this way.

Shirley B (5)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 5:54 pm
Hopefully after the 2014 elections (if we all do our due dilligence) we may have a chance to get some real legislation - Not watered down and codified to fit the ignorance in congress.

TomCat S (125)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 4:28 am
Thanks to almost all. Only one party has politicized this issue, and they appear to be caving-in on background checks.
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