About an hour after the pointless, but feel-good driven Manchin-Toomey background check legislation went down in flames, a very petulant Barack Obama stepped up to the mic to express his extreme unhappiness about the failure of the latest incremental step in disarming the bitter clinging American public, an agenda he’s been dreaming of since he was attending those socialist conferences while a student at Columbia University.
This performance was quite a howler, even for the One. Surrounded by the parents of murdered Sandy Hook children, and flanked by Joe “Get a Shotgun” Biden and former congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords, this serial liar excoriated the “gun lobby and its allies,” who allegedly “willfully lied about the bill.” Willful lies are very bad. Here are a few willful lies that I’ve heard over the last 4 years:
“If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor.”
“I will cut the deficit in half by the end of my first term.”
“Al Qaeda is on the run.”
You can add your own.
He proceeded to denounce senators who claimed that this unnecessary new law would “would created some sort of Big Brother gun registry, even though the bill did the opposite. This legislation in fact outlawed any kind of registry right there in the text, but that didn’t matter.”
Even as he was reading these words from his PrompTer, Barack Obama has to know that without gun registration, “universal background checks” are impossible. No registration? Oh, of course not. And the penalties in Obamacare weren’t a tax, until they were. All the while that he was swearing up and own that the taxes in his health care scheme weren’t taxes, even when a frustrated George Stephanapolous resorted to pulling out a dictionary to prove the point, his attorneys were defending the law’s constitutionality by arguing that they were.
Does anyone seriously believe that after the next maniac commits mass murder, Barack Obama and his fellow travelers won’t try to use that crisis to make more “progress”, this time stating the obvious, that we need registration to make “universal background checks” effective? It’s as predictable as the sun rising in the East tomorrow, or Barack Obama’s administration failing to enforce existing background check laws.