Skip to main content

View Diary: Even the watered-down plan for background checks on gun buys may not generate enough 'aye' votes (54 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  For the Left, this worse than "nothing" (0+ / 0-)

    From what I'm reading, this amounts to a WIN for the Right.  I should have suspected as much.  Toomey is a pure-blood conservative in all things, and Manchin would have been a republican just ten years ago.  When they got on board, I should have suspected that this was a trojan horse.

    It's best for the Left that this just die and go away.  This is lose-lose, either way.  Pass it, and it will be ineffective, and actually make things worse.  The GOP will be snickering behind closed doors.  And, the GOP will go all "Gun Control!" crazy on Dems in the next election.  

    Let it die, and it will depress the hard-Left Dem base for a while, and "squander" the momentum of the Newtown shootings.  Come to think of it, Dems are pretty good at squandering momentum (see 2008, 2012 elections).  Oh, and the GOP will still go all "Gun Control!" crazy on Dems in rural and red districts in 2014.

    I said in December that "gun control" was  a loser issue, even in 2013.  I said that Dems should resist the temptation, as they did in the 1990's and 2000's, to get sucked into a gun debate.  Guns are to the Dems somewhat like the sex/contraception/rape talk is to the GOP.  No matter what you think about it, just don't talk about it, because no good can come from it, and potentially there is a lot of bad.  

    Seems I was right....

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site