Much is being made about this Newsweek article about Obama making a play for gun control.
Breathe. Think forward, not in the moment.
Ask yourself why the current Administration would choose to come hard for guns now? He has not made a single move on guns for 2 years. It is a political loser and the entire Left knows it. It has been for years. He is trying to channel Reagan! He is trying everything to make it look like he is moving Right. For a man who wants and needs the political Middle in 2 years, Gun Control is a wedge issue that will alienate the very people he needs.
So, what is the political value of making noise on guns now?
It is a chit to trade for what he really wants, which is for the Right to ease off of his Healthcare and settle for modifications rather than repeal or de-fund.
The rabid Left will make noise for him and be his Useful Idiots, but he will trade Gun Control in a hot second for a little breathing room on Healthcare.
What will be even more fascinating to watch will be the folks who have threatened all-out war in the face of the next Gun Control law. Watch how quickly they will move their own line, once again…
That is the ultimate reason the Establishment has no respect for us. Lots of talk, no action. Until we begin rational rhetoric that we back-up, we will forever have precisely the political clout we deserve.