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January 17, 2013

Ted Cruz: Obama Is "High on His Own Power"


Some other gun stuff:

The left is now running ads against pro-gun Democrats, as a Tea-Party-like challenge from the outside, which could, in theory, give politicians more "spine." (But here, of course, they want to give them a left-leaning spine.)

Funniest part of that: They edit out the part of the Georgia Congressman saying he used this here Smith and Wesson "to stop a lynching." They didn't want that part of it confusing the Narrative that Guns Are Bad, Always.

Shock of shock, Obama's restarting his campaign apparatus to push the gun control issue.

On this, I think we just have to wrap our heads around it: The Future will consist of nothing but Permanent Campaigns, and anyone who doesn't utilize this practice is a fool.

I think Bush tried to be a less-political president. We see how that turned out.

Earlier recommended by Andy, this Charles W. Cooke article is pretty good.

The president knows that he cannot get any meaningfully restrictive legislation through this Congress or past the American people, and so he has seen fit to outline what he can do without the legislature. To reserve as much of the action as possible to the realm of the executive order is practically and politically sensible, but it is not a blueprint for good law. If the White House believes an “assault weapons” ban or a restriction on the size of magazines is imperative, then it should steadily make that case and extend its time frame to years rather than months. Instead, it looks likely to go for a combination of very minor quick wins and larger symbolic gestures that it knows full well will die in Congress. What, a cynic might ask, are its real aims are here?

The aims are the typical aims of the sleezy, self-interested professional politician: To posture and gain political standing.

More: More children, from Obama.

You know, the hyper-rational, cerebral, Angels of Our Better Selves president. Teh One who will bring us a better politics, not of tawdry, shoddy emotionally-manipulative appeals, like the conservatives offer, but of purest reason and fairest play.

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