Sourpuss Obama gives angry Rose Garden lecture
By Zeke J Miller — Swampland
Calling the defeat of his gun control efforts “a pretty shameful day for Washington,” a defiant and angry President Barack Obama announced in the Rose Garden Wednesday that the fight would go on.
Stoned faced and curt, the President used unusually pointed words to criticize the 45 Senators, including four Democrats, who successfully defeated the bill, which would have expanded mandatory background checks to gun shows and online sales. Obama said the bill met his own test of worthwhile gun regulation, but “too many Senators failed theirs.” Vice President Joe Biden stood with a fixed grimace to his left, as families of victims from the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting and former Rep. Gabby Giffords stood nearby, fighting back tears. Dour-looking aides looked on from the colonnade.
“I’ve heard some say that blocking this step would be a victory. And my question is, a victory for who?” he continued. “All that happened today was the preservation of the loophole that lets dangerous criminals buy guns without a background check. That didn’t make our kids safer.”
Obama’s condemnation was joined by others who promise to continue to push for new gun control measures. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has promised to fund a multi-million dollar ad campaign against those who block new gun controls, said in a statement that the vote was a “damning indictment of the stranglehold that special interests have on Washington.” He blamed both parties for the defeat. “Democrats – who are so quick to blame Republicans for our broken gun laws – could not stand united,” he said in a statement. “And Republicans – who are so quick to blame Democrats for not being tough enough on crime – handed criminals a huge victory, by preserving their ability to buy guns illegally at gun shows and online and keeping the illegal trafficking market well-fed.”
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Then King Obama was sort of upstaged by dribbling news on the Marathon massacre, with an on again-off again briefing scheduled in that same time slot.
And finally an arrest of a Ricin mailings suspect. So many reasons to be mad, including members of his own Party. And he scolded anyone listening to throw opponents of gun control out in the 2014 election.
Then he took out a group of Democrats to a hotel to talk about gun control, illegal immigration, and his budget. A very full and partisan day for Obastid-in-Chief — while bitterly clinging to gun control, with antipathy toward those different than him.
“Shameful day” means he is exactly back to where he and Michelle began his reign over America: being ashamed of it, and wearing his pattented bitterness on his sleeve as he projects the same on others. Pathetic.