Senate Democrats joined with gun-control activists Tuesday on Capitol Hill to demand tougher firearms laws in response to recent shootings in Charleston, Chattanooga and Lafayette, which they dubbed the “summer of gun violence.” They called for the resurrection of legislation that would expand criminal background checks for gun buyers and close the so-called gun show loophole. “Too many guns are sold without a complete background check because of human mistakes, systemic mistakes and loopholes. The task before us is to fix this great net we have created or else we will continue to wake up to headlines of preventable tragedies,” said Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Democratic leader. “We need to repair the net, we need to tighten the net, and we need to expand the net. Unless and until we do those three things, we will continue to see promising young lives vanish in an instant. We’ll continue to reflect on tragedy after tragedy and wonder what we could have done,” he said. The measure was pushed by President Obama in 2013 after the shooting massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. But it couldn’t gain traction in Congress and has virtually no chance of getting a vote this year in the Republican-run Congress. Mr. Schumer was joined by fellow Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, both of Connecticut, and activists from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Everytown, the gun-control group formed by billionaire and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Thank God this will NOWHERE with the current Congress. But, take a moment and see who all is behind this anti-gun fascism. It’s the typical losers; Obama, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, billionaire extreme liberal fundraiser George Soros, and his organization Moveon.org. These nazis have nothing new. They’re just hell-bent on doing whatever they can to rid we-the-people of our 2nd Amendment rights. That’s all this is. And, they stick to the same play book…and are unrelenting about it. Unfortunately, it sometimes works…as was the case in Colorado back in 2013. That is why we need to be equally vigilant and pushing back against their fascism.
“The President has the right to determine who is to be deported” when it comes to illegal aliens currently living in the United States, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) stated during debate on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) funding bill on Monday. “The President has the right to determine who is to be deported, and the families of these DREAMERS are way down the list,” Reid declared.
Um, No…you stupid tool! The President has NO right to decide which laws he, and his Attorney General, will or will not enforce…or which parts of certain laws he doesn’t particularly like. His job is to enforce federal law duly passed by Congress. Period! And, as it relates to immigration, Obama cannot make some random policy without the express written consent of Congress. Judge Hanen in Texas understands this and that is why he gave Obama a blistering smackdown recently on Obama’s so-called “executive amnesty.” Now that Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is no longer the Senate Majority Leader (thank God), where he didn’t even allow over 300 bills to come up for a vote in the Senate so as to protect Obama…he is reduced to stammering on the floor of the Senate and saying ridiculous things like this.
The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto an emerging deal that would restore several lapsed tax breaks, bringing into the open tensions between President Obama and the top Senate Democrat.
Outgoing Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), is desperately trying to hang his legacy hat on SOME type of compromise with the GOP in the 11th hour of his tenure, to show that he can reach across the political aisle. Of course its a complete joke because he has over 300 bills just sitting in his desk that the House passed, and sent to him. But, Harry hasn’t allowed any of them to come up for so much as a vote. Harry Reid has been Obama’s #1 apologist and butt-kisser for over 5 years, and it hasn’t gotten him a darn thing…and, ironically, Obama can’t stand him. Harry is probably just now starting to figure that out, and wants to hang his hat on SOMETHING that he can show to his Nevada constituents when he’s up for re-election. Right now, he is about as popular as Ebola there.
Separately, this shows that Obama will NOT compromise on ANY tax breaks for anyone. Tax breaks to businesses are good for employees. That’s just basic economics 101. To suggest otherwise is either disingenuous, or shows a total ignorance of how our economy works. But, its Obama.. So, I’m repeating myself. Hopefully the next GOP-controlled Congress, which gets sworn in in January will pass tax cuts for ALL Americans, and businesses, and if Obama wants to veto such bills, that’s fine. Congress can over-ride. I hope they do. Congress needs to pass a bill a week starting in mid-to-late January for the next two years and force Obama to either sign bills he probably hates, or veto them.
Harry Reid, who is finishing up his term as Senate majority leader, has some words of advice for President Obama: “go big” on executive amnesty.
And, that is one of the many reasons ol’ Harry Reid (D-NV) will not be the Senate Majority Leader in two months. The American people do NOT want so-called “executive amnesty” for illegal aliens. When polled, Americans overwhelmingly reject that idea by a factor of about 80%, and yet Obama, and his lap dog, Harry Reid, don’t care.
Sen. Mary Landrieu is looking for a win-win, as she pushes for a Senate vote to approve the long-delayed Keystone pipeline in a bid to deliver a victory for the energy industry — and for herself, in a tough runoff election next month.
Obama’s position, and the position of Senate Democrats, is betrayed….finally. Keystone is eminently smart. It’ll create over 40,000 jobs, and help provide some small degree of energy independence. It should definitely be part of ANY common-sense comprehensive domestic energy plan for America. And the only people opposed to it are the extreme enviro-wacko Democrats in D.C. (i.e. Obama, John Kerry, Sen. Harry Reid, etc.), and the extreme enviro-wacko interest groups that support/fund their campaigns. That’s why it hasn’t gone anywhere in the Dem-controlled Senate. But, now with Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) facing a run-off election next month, she suddenly, shamelessly, wants to have this bill come up for a vote so she can say she voted for it. And, ol’ Harry Reid will probably allow for it, knowing that Obama has already indicated he’ll veto it. So, its pure political posturing, and time wasting to help Mary Landrieu. Harry Reid isn’t interested in creating 40,000 jobs for Americans. But, he IS interested in helping Mary Landrieu keep hers. Unreal..
In the aftermath of this week’s elections, an LDS bishop in Los Angeles set off political fireworks by asserting in a blog that Mormon Sen. Harry Reid was not worthy to enter one of the faith’s temples for his support of Democratic Party stances
While this LDS Bishop probably was out of line for making such public comments about Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), gotta say.. The man has a few points. “Dingy Harry” really is a toxic person, and is a dreadful hypocrite. Glad to see him retired from the Majority Leader position. He has over 300 bills just sitting in his desk that were passed by the House, and he wouldn’t allow the Senate to even VOTE on the bills. He, single handedly, has shut down debate in our Senate. Truly an awful man..
Senate Majority PAC discloses $9.2 million in September contributions
Big name wealthy liberal Dem names like HollyWERID director Steven Spielberg, billionaire George Soros and so on are throwing millions and millions at ensuring that Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) remains the Senate Majority Leader. We as a country need to do everything we can to make sure that DOESN’T happen!
Rand Paul: ‘Redskins’ Name None of Federal Government’s Business
Good for Sen. Paul (R-KY)!! He is exactly right! The federal government has NO business getting involved in what a privately held sports team chooses for a name. These moron Dem U.S. Senators, lead by Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), are showing just how screwed up their priorities are. We’re being invaded by illegal aliens like never before, have a national debt of $17 TRILLION and growing, all sorts of scandals like the IRS and Benghazi…and then there are the crises in the middle east and eastern Europe.. And yet these knuckleheads choose, instead, to focus on the name of an NFL team…and probably global warming. Yep, that’s our tax dollars hard at work. Hopefully at least SOME of these tools will get voted out of office in November. Its time to get rid of politicians like this who don’t serve we-the-people, but instead use their office, and letterhead (which we’re paying for), to bully private citizens, and their businesses. Its not of these Senators damn business what an NFL team owner chooses to name his team. Hopefully the owner of the Redskins doesn’t cave in, the federal court overturns this ridiculous decision by that fascist federal agency that revoked their patent, and we hold Harry Reid to his promise to not attending a Redskins game.
Schumer, Reid: If Amnesty Not Passed by August, Obama Will Act Alone
Wow.. So now Harry Reid and Chuckie Schumer are what? The mafia? If the House GOP doesn’t initiate and pass AMNESTY for ILLEGAL ALIENS in six weeks, then these two tools have given Obama the ok to what? Violate the Constitution? This is truly mind-boggling. There are supposed to be three separate branches of government, from what I remember in my American civics class in high school, lol. This is yet another reason we need to ensure that Harry Reid is not the Majority Leader in the Senate after November’s elections. And, as a policy matter, amnesty is an AWFUL idea. It failed in the ’80s when it was tried..and now we’re being crushed by the illegal problem. So, I guess its time to start calling and emailing our GOP federal legislators..and remind them that they’re not Dems.
Environmentalist Super PAC to spend $100M to back Democrats in Senate races
Be on the lookout for more and more of this sorta thing. You’ll see billionaire George Soros, moveon.org, Media Matters and now this organization (and this billionaire, Tom Steyer) out there spending millions and millions of dollars to attack Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate, the House, and at the state level this coming November. They will do whatever it takes to ensure that Harry Reid remains the Senate majority leader. I wonder if Harry Reid will go to the Senate floor to complain about Mr. Steyer, like he has been about the Koch brothers, who he thinks are the devil incarnate. Yeah.. probably not. Some smart journalist should ask ol’ Harry about that next time he is in front of a camera.