With Republicans Like This, Who Needs Democrats?
Guest Post by Mike LaRoche
(h/t Protein Wisdom)
As if we haven’t had enough trouble with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) referring to principled conservatives as “wacko birds” and claiming not to understand why anyone would want to filibuster an unconstitutional gun control bill, now Rep. Peter King (R-NY) is getting in on the act:
Echoing the sentiments of Sen. John McCain, a leading House Republican on Tuesday blasted the increasingly popular idea of filibustering any gun control measures in the Senate.
Rep. Peter King, New York Republican, said that he supports universal background checks for all gun purchases, but even if he didn’t, he’d oppose plans to block the measure from even coming up for debate or for a vote.
Indeed, rather than standing on principle, better to just let Barack Obama and this fellow socialists in the Democratic Party have their way with our constitutionally-guaranteed civil rights in the name of “bipartisanship.” Really, what is the use of even having an opposition party if it won’t actually oppose?