By AATTP contributing author E. Henry Schoenberger
The media is abuzz with the stupendous news that there could be non-partisan support for a vote to vote on background checks. Wow, it’s been a long time since the Senate made so much sense.
All the pundits are talking about this, interviewing the Senators involved with creating so much sanity, and all the news outlets are touting and parsing this momentous occasion. Have all these people lost their marbles? Is all the thrilling reporting only about the potential and propensity of Senators to allow a discussion about background checks to reach the floor of the Senate to debate the obvious?
Boy, let’s hope the NRA doesn’t get mad and cut off their funding. Wayne LaPissoir, leading sociopath and supporter of the ability to massacre children effectively and quickly with the most advanced military ordinance and lethal assault weapons available to the US military, is out there cheering on all the paranoia.
And the leading nut cases in the Senate stand ready to filibuster in the event such a sensible discussion should wander onto the floor of the Senate.
Tell Republicans: Don’t Block a Vote on Gun Background Checks
The Senate is supposed to vote today on background checks for gun sales.
But group of NRA-backed Senate Republicans — led by Ted Cruz and Rand Paul — have vowed to filibuster every single gun reform proposal. They won’t even allow a vote to take place.
So first there must be a vote to vote, and it is not clear that this will happen, except the two Senators, Toomey and Munchin, leading the way to the vote, believe they have the votes to get a vote to the floor of the Senate.
But the house, that continually passes the Ryan BS Budget, a budget that essentially screws Social Security and Medicare, and attempts to reduce taxes in return for eliminating some so-called loopholes (which are really tax laws gone awry), will not be for anything that makes sense if Teapublican Past is Prologue.
It’s time for all thinking and caring members of Congress to picket the treasonous blockaders. Block their entrance into the land of the do nothing but spend our money on their personal agendas, such as: their own pensions; their own health insurance; their own office allowances; and give-aways to big oil, big business, big health carriers and too big to fail banks.
Americans should picket Congress and block their ability to enter the Capital, as they have blocked the ability of so many Americans to have a job, have early childhood funding, single payer health insurance like they have and an a fair tax system that does not create a Grand Canyon of financial inequality.
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