Quote of the day—Geoff Garin

Opposing common-sense gun safety laws either means that someone is too extreme or too much in the pocket of the gun lobby.

Geoff Garin
A pollster for Clinton’s 2008 campaign now with her super PAC, Priorities USA Action
November 6, 2015
Why Hillary Clinton Thinks Gun Control Can Win in 2016
[Via an email from Miles (a frequent commenter here).

As he also said in the email:

Yep, this is what they think of us. And if they’re this delusional, I hope thy keep thinking it.

While it’s clear the Democrats don’t have very strong presidential candidates and they are choosing their issues poorly I currently don’t see a lot of strength in their opposition. So I suspect it will be another one of those elections where many people will vote for the candidate who they think is the least evil.—Joe]

5 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Geoff Garin

  1. >So I suspect it will be another one of those elections where many people will vote for the candidate who they think is the least evil.

    Were there ever any elections where this wasn’t the case? I don’t recall any in my lifetime. Is this one of those things old folks look back fondly on?

    • Many people were thrilled to vote for Obama. I’m sure there were many other people in elections past which many voters were thrilled to vote for one of the candidates.

      But strictly speaking you are probably correct. In each election there will be “many” people voting for the least evil. It’s just that I think the 2016 election will be more inclined in this manner than most.

  2. Being that “common sense gun safety laws” translates to “abrogation of human rights to empower tyranny and embolden criminals”, certainly; I oppose all “common sense gun safety laws”. Anyone who doesn’t oppose them is either too extreme or too much in the pocket of Progressive anti-American groups.

    See; I can play that stupid-shit, junior high school-level game too, only better. In the end it always comes down to push verses shove though, and so I will keep my guns, thank you. I’ll never try to start a fight, but I’ll certainly do my best to end one.

    Never forget that the aggressors here are the ones who’ve been challenging and attempting to erode the American principles of liberty for the last 100 years. If defending those principles against said aggression is to be seen as “extreme” then count me in as “extreme” please! I will be happy to grace your lists of “extremists”.

    On that note I point out the assertion coming from the American left that conservatives are more of a threat than ISIS. Those assertions are correct. The Islamists are fellow authoritarians, partners in crime with the left, whereas American patriots and conservatives are pro-libertarian.

    You’re damned right we’re more of a threat. No one else poses any threat at all to the authoritarian system, and so we must give credit for proper threat assessment where it is due. Our very existence, and ability to live and communicate freely is a tremendous threat. The guns add icing to the cake, but we’re a threat either way. Certainly it is an imperative that we should be attacked and maligned in any way possible.

    This leads further to the issue of our reactions to these attacks, in whatever form they may be waged. I hope we are all getting past the surprise and indignation over the fact that our sworn enemies are so rash and so bold as to attack us. Well DUH! As with the Islamists, the left in general is, by definition, at war. Please, let’s get that into our heads and stop acting incensed when the enemy lobs the occasional “mortar” into our camp by making false charges or using government institutions as weapons against us. It is, very simply, what they do, and it will continue to happen until the left is defeated.

    We on the other hand have the far more pleasant task of promoting human liberty. Celebrate it!

  3. “Opposing common-sense abortion-restriction laws either means that someone is too extreme or too much in the pocket of the abortion lobby.”

    Hmm, interesting! Change the topic around and suddenly it looks different, doesn’t it?

    Or, for a more apples-to-apples comparison:

    “Opposing common-sense speech-restriction laws either means that someone is too extreme or too much in the pocket of the newspaper lobby.”

    That, perhaps, hits closer to home — because, by damning people who “oppose common-sense gun safety laws”, Geoff Garin is, in fact, trying to stifle speech.

    Your common sense ain’t the same as mine, Mr. Garin.

    • Then again, the current noises on university campuses are all about abolishing freedom of speech.
      One story even makes this explicit: supposedly a college in MA faced demands for removing free speech posters from campus. Smith college?

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