January 17, 2013

“Sen. Rand Paul Introducing Bill to ‘Nullify’ Obama’s Executive Action on Guns”

I know what you’re thinking:  how can any Senator come out against common sense gun reform? He must be bought and paid for by the gun lobby. Or maybe the Jewish lobby.  I mean, how else can you explain this ginning up of hysteria, this suggestion that by, for instance, compelling medical professionals to become deputized snitches, or empowering the CDC to politicize “gun violence” in order to set the stage for a repudiation of the second amendment, Obama is looking to take away some of your liberties?

How absurd!  Obama sneers at such talk. He’s for the children, after all. And if you’re for the children, you can’t be tyrannical or do anything unconstitutional.  So what is this Rand Paul teabagger on about?

CNS:

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says he plans to introduce a bill next week that “will nullify anything the president does that smacks of legislation.”

Paul spoke with Sean Hannity Wednesday night, hours after President Obama signed 23 executive orders on gun control.

Paul said several of those executive orders appear to be a case of Obama writing new law.

“That cannot happen,” Paul said. “The court struck (President Bill) Clinton down for trying this, and I’m afraid that President Obama may have this king complex sort of developing, and we’re going to make sure that it doesn’t happen.”

[…]

According to Talking Points Memo, Paul’s bill would also deny federal funding for the implementation of Obama’s executive actions on guns.

Paul said Obama has “a history of arrogance” in trying to legislate from the Oval Office. He mentioned Obama seeking a cap-and-trade program “through regulatory fiat” and ordering U.S. military strikes on Libya without congressional authority.

Hannity mentioned recess appointments when the Senate wasn’t in recess, an executive order allowing illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S., the president’s refusal to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, weakened welfare work requirements, and Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate.

“Is it all unconstitutional in your view?” Hannity asked. “Yes,” Paul replied. Paul noted that even some Republican presidents have “usurped their executive privilege to exert more authority than the Constitution gave them.”

“But, you know, our founders looked to Montesquieu, and Montesquieu wrote that there can be no liberty when you combine the executive and legislative powers. You have separation of powers, so the powers check and balance each other and I’m very concerned about this president. FDR had a little bit of this king complex also. We had to limit FDR finally because he served so many terms that I think he would have ruled in perpetuity. I’m very concerned about this president garnering so much power and arrogance that he thinks he can do whatever he wants.”

According to Paul, “the idea of checks and balances and separation of powers “should be a fundamental one that Democrats and Republicans alike would support, but I’m afraid that there isn’t much support on the Democrat’s side, but we’ll see.”

The nerve!  Why does Rand Paul hate the children?  And why do we allow what is so clearly his racial animus toward an historic President to hide behind phony policy differences?  The fact of the matter is, Rand Paul, by refusing to grant this historic President free reign over all branches and functions of government, has shown himself to be a hater of black people, a defender of gun violence, and an enemy of common sense.

And I daresay that should any mental health professional get a hold of such information, Senator Paul, having proven himself a dangerous bigot who hates children, blacks, and common sense while simultaneously defending gun violence, will have his firearms privileges unceremoniously revoked.

For the greater good.

Amen.

 

Posted by Jeff G. @ 12:21pm
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Comments (54)

  1. CLASSIC.

  2. Is Senator Rand Paul taking up the mantle last carried by Senator Robert Byrd in vigorously defending the powers and prerogatives of the senate?

  3. Yea, like Obama would sign any bill that rolled back one of his EO’s. Good luck with that.

  4. I thought these were more like executive ‘suggestions’ than orders. Congress still needs to run all of them through committee, was my understanding.

  5. The only conclusion is that Rand Paul hates children. Hell, I bet he’s killed some himself. And probably eaten them. Besides being racist, bigoted, homophobic and lacking hearts, Republicans are also cannibals. Its true, I saw it on the internet. Bonjour!

  6. I heart Rand Paul. That is all.

  7. Missouri stands up to be counted:

    HB170 states in part: “Any official, agent, or employee of the federal government who enforces or attempts to enforce any act, order, law, statute, rule, or regulation of the federal government upon a personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in the state of Missouri and that remains exclusively within the borders of the state of Missouri shall be guilty of a class D felony.”

    Despite sending Claire McCaskill back to the senate and reelecting Jay Nixon as governor the Missouri House and Senate have Republican veto proof majorities. This could be interesting.

  8. IIRC someone, Leigh? was asking about smaller home defense shotguns on a thread. Mossberg is bringing out smaller 20 gauge versions of their model 500 and 88. SHOT show video here.

  9. It wasn’t me, geoff. Maybe missfixit?

  10. The 2013 Obama campaign [to backdoor register all guns] begins.

    Vice President Biden said he and President Obama will tour the country making the case for gun control laws – the centerpiece of which is a requirement that all gun buyers submit to a federal background check.
    […]
    Obama has already begun recruiting supporters on the gun issue through both his campaign apparatus — which e-mailed supporters Thursday asking them to “stand with the president to reduce gun violence,” and the official Web site, but Biden’s remarks at the Capitol Hilton mark the first declaration that the White House plans to barnstorm to build support for its gun proposals.

  11. Possibly leigh, my memory isn’t what it used to be, being an “old white guy” and all.

  12. Senator Cruz one-ups him

    “And I think it’s really sad to see the president of the United States exploiting the murder of children and using it to push his own extreme, anti-gun agenda.”

  13. Seriously, where did Hillary put that reset button?

    Oh, it was an “overcharge” button? That kind of explains everything, doesn’t it?

  14. I like the Mossberg SA-20 with a magazine extension to 8+1 (if you use 2 and 3/4 ” shells).

    They start at around $500.

    http://www.mossberg.com/product/shotguns-autoloading-sa-20-pistol-grip/75781

  15. That’s kind of steep for a Mossberg, isn’t it?

  16. The one they were showing had standard an adjustable stock, pistol grip and an 8 round magazine tube. Making it an assault shotgun in NY. $500 MSRP seems about normal.

  17. White House releases videos of young kids asking Obama for more gun control

  18. $500 MSRP seems about normal.

    Okay. I see a lot of their cheaper guns here for less than $300. I didn’t pay much attention since the Mossberg we have, well had before the barn fire, is/was a different model and one of the cheaper long guns we have/had.

  19. The political is the personal and vice versa. This will get worse and worse, you betcha.

  20. Is Senator Rand Paul taking up the mantle last carried by Senator Robert Byrd in vigorously defending the powers and prerogatives of the senate?

    So long as cross-burnings aren’t involved, I’m cool with it…

  21. Meanwhile, the president is currently engaged in fixing the greatest problem of the age: the Second Amendment. The Washington Post reports:”Children across US ask Obama for changes in gun laws following Connecticut school shooting.” But in grabbing power, power, and more power — the power to borrow, make laws, make treaties, conduct secret foreign policy without reference to anybody — Obama has failed to realize that in reality he is getting smaller every day.

    His power relative to American institutions has, indeed, increased. But that has been achieved at the cost of weakening America itself. Power viewed through the relevant prism may mean that assault rifles in American hands are bad while the same weapons in Jihadi hands are simultaneously good. It is all a question of context; according to whether it serves the increase of domestic political power or not. In consequence the president has made himself a big fish but in a shrinking pond.

  22. Geoffb, that’s because he would rather rule in (a Third World) hell(hole) than serve the free people of a constitutional republic.

  23. The Washington Post reports:”Children across US ask Obama for changes in gun laws following Connecticut school shooting.”

    Are the children asking , or are the children’s teachers –probably at the suggestion of the NEA– asking through the children?

  24. The Washington Post reports:”Children across US ask Obama for changes in gun laws following Connecticut school shooting.”

    Yeah. Then they asked for a pony and pudding for dinner.

    They are children. If they want to speak out on a law that would end the censorship of a good fart joke, maybe then I’d listen. Otherwise? They are children.

    What the fuck has happened to this country?

  25. We’ve been “Fluked” and some 51% like it and are asking, “Thank you sir, can I have another?”

  26. We’ve drifted like a blown away hat, swept down the road of soft despotism towards the servile state.

  27. Children are much wiser than we are. That’s why we let them make their own decisions.

  28. Jimmy Carter proved that when he made Amy his National Security Advisor, right?

  29. You know, Christopher Lasch has a lot of good observations about what happened.

    Of course you have to work your way through, filtering out the Marxian analysis, discounting the misdiagnoses of various problems.

    But the descriptive material is quite good.

  30. The “Fluking” machine is assembled.

    In an unprecedented move, President Barack Obama’s vaunted political organization is being turned into a nonprofit group — funded in part by corporate money — to mobilize support behind the president’s second-term agenda.

    Democratic officials familiar with the plan said Thursday the tax-exempt organization will be called Organizing for Action and seek to harness the energy of the president’s re-election campaign for future legislative fights. Officials said the group will be separate from the Democratic National Committee and advocate on key policy issues such as gun control and immigration, train future leaders and devote attention to local issues around the nation.

    The president’s 2012 campaign manager, Jim Messina, will serve as the group’s national chairman, and White House official Jon Carson is leaving the administration to become its executive director. The officials said the organization plans to accept donations from individuals and corporations — and disclose their identities — but not take money from lobbyists and political action committees, a move in line with donor rules set up for the president’s Inaugural Committee. It will have offices in Washington and Chicago, the officials said.

    The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the plans ahead of an announcement on Friday.

    Coming just days before Obama’s second inauguration, the move represents the first time a sitting president has ever transformed his presidential campaign operation into an outside group with the express purpose of promoting his agenda.

    Obama campaign aides and volunteers are expected to discuss the group at a conference on Sunday focused on the future of the campaign organization and the president’s legacy.

    The new Obama group was first reported Thursday by the Los Angeles Times.

    The group’s board of directors will include several former White House and campaign aides, including former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, top campaign officials Stephanie Cutter, Jennifer O’Malley-Dillon and Julianna Smoot, and Frank White, a businessman and prominent Obama donor.

    White House aide David Plouffe, the 2008 campaign manager, is expected to join the board after he leaves the administration later this month. Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod will serve as a consultant to it.

  31. Oh Goody. The Permanent Revolution now has its very own Committee of Public Saftey.

  32. Civil disobedience is now unavoidable. We should just get out in front of it and ask to divide the nation, 25 states each. Let the left have its Utopia, we’ll take our constitutional republic. The South and southwest will do just fine, thanks.

  33. And with that cheery thought….

  34. “Civil disobedience is now unavoidable. We should just get out in front of it and ask to divide the nation, 25 states each.”

    The left hasn’t won the confidence of 25 states.

  35. The Permanent Revolution now has its very own Committee of Public Saftey.

    Chicago already has one.

    WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports Ald. Willie Cochran (20th), a former police officer, has suggested that global positioning system chips be embedded in new guns, and retrofitted on existing firearms, so they could be located if they go missing.

    “Just like if your car gets stolen, OnStar can tell you where your car is. If your gun gets stolen, and you report it, we should be able to find that gun,” he said.

    Cochran has introduced a resolution asking the Committee on Public Safety to hold hearings to receive testimony on the matter. A Massachusetts state senator from Boston has been pushing a similar measure in that state.

  36. Yes, let’s embed “global postitioning system chips” in new guns — that’ll work. And antennae and batteries, of course. And when the guns go lost or stolen, I’m sure the batteries won’t be removed, or lose their charge.

    It’s magic! Our brilliant representatives might as well just assign each handgun it’s own personal house-elf to keep dibs on it.

    It would be insufferable if we were merely ruled by the “best and brightest”. That our supposed betters are demonstrably a pack of blithering idiots is, I don’t know, super-insufferable or something.

  37. My (now long gone) .357 magnum revolver would have done to a GPS chip what slippy and his ilk did to a whole boxcar load of irony meters.

    Don’t even ask about my brother’s (also long gone) .44 magnum. Or the Desert Eagle .50AE I never could afford (nor the titanium wrist implants it would have taken to survive firing it).

  38. He must be bought and paid for by the gun lobby. Or maybe the Jewish lobby.

    Or maybe even the most insidious group of them all: The Jewish Gun Lobby. They put the “Oy!” in ‘Recoil’.

  39. A Federal buy back program.

    Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) has introduced a bill that would give individuals a federal tax credit for surrendering their semiautomatic weapons.

    The “Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act” would amend the Internal Revenue Code to “allow a credit against tax for surrendering to authorities certain assault weapons.”

    “Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act”? SAFE-ROSA? Liberty is anything but safe around Rosa.

  40. I think it’s supposed to be “SAFER Streets.” But her bill will make streets safer just as soon as the mirrors in her home are safe.

  41. I don’t mean to say she ugly, but she ugly.

  42. Can the weapons be surrendered to the nearest gun shop? ‘Cuz those guys need something to put on the shelves…

  43. I figured that was what she was calling it but went for a different interpretation.

    And I agree, but the worst ugly is inside.

  44. SAFE-FROM-ROSA would be my preference. I implemented it myself by no longer watching her speeches on C-SPAN.

    Then she turns up playing Spock Prime in that last Star Trek movie. <shudder>

  45. The Committee of Public Safety is going to be wonderful! It is empowered by all of us “to turn our shared values into legislative action” and create “the world as it should be.” The joy* of it has me “all in.”

    *“What is the greatest joy in life?”

    “The Joy of Duty!!”

  46. “What is the greatest joy in life?”

    “The Joy of Duty!!”

    Here’s another, Geoff:

    Mongol General: What is best in life?

    Conan: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.*

  47. You’re both wrong. There is no joy in life. Life is Pain.

    Anyone who says differently is selling something. *

  48. Nah. Nothin’ painful ’bout a box of chocolates, Ernst.*

  49. Tell that to the guy who ate the after-dinner mint.

    I’m not even going to bother to link it. Because we all know I’m right!

  50. The Chocolate City of the South found out its chocolate covered turd of a Mayor was painful in the living through. He, on the other hand, was havin’ a ball until a day or so ago.

  51. You’re awarded 25 internet points for making a Python reference that wasn’t Life of Brian or Holy Grail.

  52. In light of all the discussion lately I’m going to say that my quote at 6:10 above is missing a critical word.

  53. i thunk baracky “jumped the shark” on 1/18/13

  54. You’re both wrong. There is no joy in life. Life is Pain.

    Anyone who says differently is selling something.

    If heartaches were commercials we’d all be on Tee Vee.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIYjz5ne7R4

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