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Bloomberg Grandstanding

He’s appearing before a committee urging that we deny constitutional rights without due process. The funny thing is the committee he’s appearing before can’t do anything about the legislation he wants. Normally that kind of thing goes through the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is chaired by Leahy, who seems to be kissing up to gun owners these days, with Sessions as the ranking member. I’m going to guess they aren’t going to give Bloomberg’s favored bill a hearing, and Reid certainly wants to keep that bill off the floor.

So it’s the Homeland Security and Government for Bloomberg, which is chaired by Lieberman, with Collins as the ranking member.  Neither true friends of the Second Amendment. Fortunately for us, Coburn is on that committee, and I think he’ll be having none of Bloomberg’s crap. Interesting to see will be how Scott Brown acts. I expect McCain to be tough on Bloomberg as well, since he’s in a tough primary race this year, and he’ll wants to look more conservative than thou, so to speak.

2 Responses to “Bloomberg Grandstanding”

  1. Carl from Chicago says:

    But his grandstanding will be sure to generate a few fluff pieces from the Post, Times, etc. They love that stuff, and that’s why he’s doing it. 99% of the people won’t even realize he can’t be effective in the committee … they will just think he’s trying to get tough on terrorists (what with that Pakistani/American guy with the SUV bomb in Times Square).

    The timing could not be better for this grandstanding. He’s a good politician, Bloomberg. He knows it’s about perceptions, not effects.

  2. Carl from Chicago says:

    And yet he wants to use this list, that works oh so effectively, to deny American citizens rights enumerated and protected in the constitution?

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703866704575224890581795832.html?mod=WSJ_latestheadlines

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked Tuesday why the suspect in a failed attempt to bomb Times Square, Faisal Shahzad, was able to board a flight at Kennedy Airport if he was supposed to be on a “no-fly” list.

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