posted on May, 12 2013 @ 01:27 PM
Originally posted by saturnine_sweet
reply to post by Hopechest
I'd say it has a lot less to do with midterms coming up than it has to do with no reelection coming up for him. The gun control bills fail because
they are political suicide for all but the far left loony bin demographics. If he had pushed gun control first term, not even the perpetual parade of
terrible opposition candidates would have saved him.
The man has stated before that he believes citizens should not be armed. This is a fact you can verify. His VP was behind most gun control bills over
the past few decades, prior to being VP, of course. Pinning the agenda to "circumstance" is pretty naive. There was no great support or outcry for
gun control after Sandy Hook, only an attempt to create one. An attempt which involved some very disgusting politicization of the deaths of children,
I might add.
It is certainly possible that he saved it for his second term but I find it unlikely. Studying Obama, and we can go into great length on this, he is
focused on particular issues. Gun-control does not fit that agenda and in fact pulls political capital that he would want to use elsewhere.
He is very motivated for passing an agenda but has more to do with his belief in a move towards socialistic policies, though he is not socialistic
overall, and I do not see this as a major issue for him. It does absolutely nothing to further his agenda.
Obama wants to take wall street wealth and move it to programs and the poor and that is his goal, its what he wants his legacy to be. Gun control,
other than being part of an overall platform, simply is not his passion. He's a brilliant scholar and knows how pointless this whole gun-control
issue is. Its like putting all your eggs in the Roe v. Wade decision, its a waste of time.
Our guns aren't going anywhere and the Supreme Court keeps verifying that so why is he going to make this a center point of his policy?
Its because his base is forcing him into it. In order for his policies to go forward he needs to retain control of Congress and those districts have a
lot of people that are up in arms about guns. He has to appease them so he can get his people re-elected and his legislation through.