posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 06:45 AM
reply to post by TauCetixeta
I guess this opens the door for Progressive SuperPACs to bury GOP and Blue Dogs Democrats Senators in opposition money, and primary challenges for the
Blue Dogs especially. That's probably best anyway. The majority in this country have really had it with the Tea Party and its stranglehold on the GOP
primary process. Why drag it out any longer. Since the whole AR-15 issue is still so hot, it's probably a good thing for it to be used to beat the
rightwing to death and get some of the corporate Dems out of their seats. The vote itself wouldn't have been successful anyway, and this will piss off
the Progs enough for them to get to work on 2014 and 2016.
The Senate candidates need a much more broad, across-the-board appeal to win their seats and keep them. No gerrymandering tactics can save them. I
guess we'll just have to see what the Newtown baby slaughter and this bizarre NRA-Tea Party gun-lust response to it ends up doing to the balance of
power over the next two election cycles. The polling suggests that an overwhelming majority of Dems across the nation are disgusted with the defense
of assault rifles campaign, so the conservative Dems are likely dead-in-the-water now. That being the case, the Ted Cruz types will be finding
themselves increasingly isolated by the GOP Senators who face states that are more "balanced" in their demographics. Texas may be able to send
fire-breathers to the big show, but it's among very few who will be able to do that sort of thing, coming up on 2014 and 2016.
The House is a clown show and always has been, so no big impact expected there.
This isn't a big victory for the NRA. The AR sales would have surged enough to cover the future losses regardless of whether a ban had been passed.
The ARs that already exist are more than enough for the gun fans to kill each other off, and the law would've given plenty of wiggle room for legal
work-arounds, and everyone knows it. I look at it the same way that I look at cigarettes and smokers. Let 'em kill themselves and each other off with
the goddamn things. I'll just keep my distance, and let them have at it. No big loss there.
edit on 3/20/2013 by NorEaster because: (no reason given)