Reports of their demise are exaggerated

There is a certain amount of truth to this:

 

Partisans on both sides will argue about whether Mr. Obama’s equivocation represents a clarification or a reversal of his previous statements on the subject. But the truth is that it doesn’t matter. Far more important is that the gradual disintegration of the gun control movement that once drove Democratic politics is now pretty much complete. For decades, the true meaning of the Second Amendment has been the subject of wrenching public debate. But last Thursday, when the Court expressly and historically extended the right of gun ownership to private citizens, the Democratic Party’s nominee for president merely shrugged.

 

Compare what Obama has been saying about guns to what Chuck Schumer, Diane Feinstein, and many others were saying in the mid-90’s. We are winning. We have landed on the beach and are advancing but we have not won.

 

The bigots still need to be put in their place. And that place must be political extinction. They must share the same small and narrow-minded corner of history as the KKK. It’s up to us to make it happen. We do that by reminding the people in the middle that these bigots are trying to deny people “a specific enumerated right” (Scalia’s words and you should adopt them) in the Bill of Rights. This is stronger than the right to vote. This is the equivalent of someone attempting to deny someone free speech, the guarantee against double jeopardy or the right to counsel (again the courts specific examples which the 2nd Amendment is on par with). Just like the Democrats were the party of the KKK 80 years ago Democrats are now the party of gun control. Those bigots must be made to feel just as unwelcome in any major political party as the KKK is today.

2 thoughts on “Reports of their demise are exaggerated

  1. A summary of the article would be; Democrats have been, and still are, committed to violating the Second Amendment in any way possible, but they are perfectly willing to lie about it, or keep it secret to some degree, in order to get elected.

    The last paragraph says it openly. The author is cheerleading for them.

  2. It’s interesting to note that the author was the national communications director for John McCain’s presidential campaign in 2000.

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