I just want you to know that we are working on it. We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.
March 30, 2011
Over a barrel? Meet White House gun policy adviser Steve Croley
[This was a comment to Sarah Brady as she remembers it. I don’t know if this was accurately related and a serious comment or a platitude from an expert politician. Certainly Obama has the background to qualify this as extremely serious but actions speak louder than words and from the Brady Campaign viewpoint his actions have been minimal at best.
He and his administration deserves to be watched very, very closely.
H/T to Dave Hardy.—Joe]
On the one hand, his duplicitous nature could mean that Our Glorious President was simply trying to get the gun-grabbers to sit down, shut up, and stop whining.
On the other hand, I would not put it past him to try … creative … methods for enacting his will outside the bounds of regular law-making.
Time will tell.
President Obama wants what every president wants. A second term! I said this a long time ago and I will say it again, I believe him to be too much of a political animal to go into a fight he will lose.
If the gun control people are going to get anything out of him it will have to come from a large grass roots true movement. If this happens he would be happy to take away your rights.
But until then he is very skilled at making folks wait around.
“President Obama wants what every president wants. A second term!”
This scares me quite a bit: I don’t want to see what Obama will do, if he gets the opportunity to be President without having to worry about an election! Obama has a philosophical background that can be rather patient; indeed, the Progressive movement has worked a hundred years to get to where we are now, and they could wait two more, if necessary, if that is what’s required to get what they want.
Even so, I would have to refute the claim that every president wants a second term. Calvin Coolidge didn’t: he served for President five years (I wouldn’t count filling out a dead president’s term as “his” term) and then retired. He’s one of my favorite presidents! And while he probably couldn’t have prevented a crash in 1929–everyone believed that interest rates should be forced low, and forcing interest rates low is one of the key causes of business bubbles–I’m confident that had he been president, we wouldn’t have had a Great Depression.
Why is it that those who are best for the presidency are the least likely to want to be there?!?