But I Still Love Him!

I noticed that we have not heard any statements distancing the Administration from certain statements in the brief of Bush’s solicitor general.  Therefore I must conclude that Bush supports these statements, which basically outright state that we can’t have a second amendment that puts any federal gun laws in jeopardy, nor can we have any interpretation of the second amendment which might jeopardize certain other laws should they be reauthorized, nor can we think about jeapoarding possible future bans on certain firearms.

NRA’s weak statement on this matter can be easily explained with this metaphor:

Gun owners are the abused spouses of the Republican Coalition.  Yeah, he beats us, but where are we going to go?   And don’t we still love him?

Republicans should know this: it’s not like Americans love you guys.  Far from it.  Gun owners were a key part of starting the Republican Revolution in 1994, and were credited with defeating both Gore and Kerry in 2000 and 2004 respectively.  Even the Democrats in 2006 relying on pro-gun blue dogs to seize power.

Learn this Republicans: We stay home, or start taking a closer look at those blue dogs, and you lose.  Keep us happy, or we will decide we’re sick of this abusive relationship and will stop pretending and stay home, or go find another lover to court us.

3 Responses to “But I Still Love Him!”

  1. R.J. says:

    I just sent Bush a letter congratulating him for my opting to vote Democrat this time. I told him that the Republicans do not deserve the White House after all the anti-gun stuff he passed, and said that the rumors about him saying the Constitution was just a G.D. piece of paper must be true. I said it’s better to have a known enemy in office than to be repeatedly stabbed in the back by someone I thought I could trust.

  2. Wade Jensen says:

    And I thought it was just me who thought these things when nobody was looking. You know, we have a problem. The R party has left us, not the other way around. We need to start now, finding and building up State candidates who truly believe in a Constitutional Republic. With enough State candidates, we can move on to building up Congressional Candidates, until we have enough to elect a President. This is the only way, I fear, to re-take the country back from the fascists/socialist/communist, or as the like to call them now ‘populist’ who will, in all likelyhood, control politics for the next 20 years. This is hard, continuous party building to create a viable third party. And this party needs to have guns as a plank, but we also need to develop solutions, and positions to other social problems as well.


  3. Ian Argent says:

    The Libertarian Party has been trying for how many decades to create a viable third party? It won’t happen as long as you insist on idealogical purity, barring something like Slavery coming along and ripping the country apart. And IMHO abortion is more likely to be that ripper than gun control. Not that I think this is a Good Thing.

    I do believe, though, that we are on the cusp of a major realignment of the political parties – with parts of each coalition bolting their current party for the opposition. But it may take the Baby Boomers becoming inactive in politics first. And while they are, look out…


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