Nope….it is all about the appearance for the donors…..nothing else….
I had promised to let this shit go and leave that ranting to others of lesser IQs….I try to be good to my word, unlike so many that rattle on about moving on and keep repeating the same crap over and over and only because they do not like what someone else had to say in an opinion piece….. but sometimes there is no other choice but another piece….
After the attack in Orlando the dialog returned to the guns thing…..again a worthless effort and a huge waste of time…..
A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns on Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando’s mass shooting intensified pressure on lawmakers to act but knotted them in gridlock anyway—even over restricting firearms for terrorists, the AP reports. In largely party-line votes, rejected were one proposal from each side to keep extremists from acquiring guns and another shoring up the government’s existing system of required background checks for many firearms purchases. With the chamber’s visitors’ galleries unusually crowded for a Monday evening—including people wearing orange T-shirts saying “#ENOUGH gun violence”—each measure fell short of the 60 votes needed to progress. Democrats called the GOP proposals unacceptably weak while Republicans said the Democratic plans were overly restrictive.
The stalemate underscored the pressure on each party to give little ground on the emotional gun issue going into November’s presidential and congressional elections. It also highlighted the potency of the National Rifle Association, which urged its huge and fiercely loyal membership to lobby senators to oppose the Democratic bills. “Republicans say, ‘Hey look, we tried,'” said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. “And all the time, their cheerleaders, the bosses at the NRA, are cheering them.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the Orlando shootings—in which the FBI says the American-born gunman swore allegiance to a leader of the Islamic State group—show the best way to prevent attacks by extremists is to defeat such groups overseas. Click for more on the story.
First let me say one thing….I TOLD YOU SO!
Now moving on…..the big story of these votes is not the fact that they were attempted but that all 100 senators were there to vote…..and for the first time this year.
All 100 showed up to vote on something that was going NOWHERE!
It is pathetic….these part timers cannot show up for work…it takes a worthless waste of time for them to show up…..if that is not the perfect example of how our government works then there is not one.
That’s it for the day….I will retire to my Situation Room and plan for my assault tomorrow on my readers sensibilities…..see ya!