Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Two turncoat Republican Senators sink national reciprocity

Et tu, Brutus? We lost the vote for national reciprocity by two stinking votes, 58 yes and 39 no, but the unkindest cut of all is that two Republican Senators joined the libtards in voting no.
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday turned aside the latest effort by gun advocates to expand the rights of gun owners, narrowly voting down a provision that would have allowed gun owners with valid permits from one state to carry concealed weapons in other states.

A group comprising mostly Republicans, along with some influential Democrats, had tried to attach the gun amendment to the annual military authorization bill, a must-pass piece of legislation. But the provision got only 58 votes, two short of the 60 needed under Senate rules.

Two Republicans, Senators Richard G. Lugar of Indiana and George V. Voinovich of Ohio, joined with 35 Democrats and 2 independents to reject the amendment, which was bitterly opposed by a number of big-city mayors, including Michael R. Bloomberg of New York.
With friends like Dick Lugar and George Voinovich, we don't need no stinkin' enemies. A pox on both their houses. And as King James would say, it really sucketh big time that we got 58 votes but still lost. That's what happens when the deck's stacked against you with the libtards in power. You gotta have a supermajority, not just a majority to stop them from screwing you.

And guess which very prominent Democrat big shot in the Senate voted for the measure?
Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, who is up for re-election in 2010, also supported the measure.
You know you've got a lame excuse for being in power when even the Majority Leader of the frickin' Democrats in the Senate votes with the Republicans and conservative Blue Dog Democrats. Just shows you Harry "The War Is Lost!" Reid knows there's enough gun owners in Nevada to ride him out of town on a rail if he voted against their right to keep and bear arms.

Oh well, another day, another battle. We will win in the end because we're on the right side.

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