Let them have relations with chainsaws.

So ,Ted Cruz is doing precisely what Texans sent him to Washington to do…

and apparently some people (none of whom are from Texas) have a problem with that:

There was growing buzz over the weekend that a bipartisan agreement on gun control — a deal that would expand background checks — could hit the floor as early as this week.

However, any deal could be derailed by the looming threat of a Republican filibuster involving Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

With Cruz standing proudly in the way of any gun legislation, Democrats are trying to make him pay a political price — and even a couple of high-profile Republicans are questioning his tactics.

On ABC’s “This Week,” White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer pointed out that just a few months ago, President Obama received a bipartisan standing ovation at the State of the Union for his promise of an up-or-down vote to Newtown families in the audience.

“If you remember, during the State of the Union, with the families of Newtown in the audience, every member of Congress stood up and applauded when the president called for an up-or-down vote on these measures. Now that the cameras are off and they are not forced to look the Newtown families in the face, now they want to make it harder and filibuster it. We can’t have it.” Pfeiffer said.Cruz, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah,sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid stating that they would “oppose any legislation that would infringe on the American people’s constitutional right to bear arms”. A follow up letter obtained by Politico this weekend has nine additional signatures, including Republican Marco Rubio from Florida.

John McCain, R-Ariz., spoke out against the filibuster on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” McCain said he doesn’t understand the opposition, when the purpose of the Senate is to debate and vote.

Really, I couldn’t care less what John McCain thinks the purpose of the Senate is, let alone what Schmuck Schumer thinks. Some things don’t deserve a vote. This is one of them. To say that the families of Newtown deserve a vote, as the president said, is to say that civil rights themselves deserve to be voted on, which should be anathema to pretty much anyone who appreciates freedom.

And that would explain pretty much everything. John McCain has demonstrated time and time again that he doesn’t give a damn about the Constitution or the freedoms it protects, and the same can be said for Schumer. In better times the both of them would long ago have been tarred and feathered, if not hung, drawn and quartered.

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6 Responses to “Let them have relations with chainsaws.”

  1. GomeznSA Says:

    Yep – tarred and feathered – and run out of town (hopefully to never return) on a rail. Of course there are quite a few others who should receive the same treatment…………..(like any who have an approval rating below say 15%)
    I sincerely hope that Sen. Cruz (and the couple of others who said they will also filibuster) does indeed deliver, although the ideal solution would be for enough senators to wake up and just say not simply no but Hell NO to any further gun grabs.
    For example, even the hoplophobes admit that ‘universal background checks’ really aren’t. They freely admit that criminals CANNOT be forced to comply with them as they violate their rights under the 5th Amendment.

  2. AeroDillo Says:

    Oh, Manchuria John…how WILL you sell us out next?

  3. 3boxesofbs Says:

    Sorry to disappoint Senators McCain and Schumers but getting a vote is exactly what they can do on the issues they care about.

    IF they can convince enough people in the Senate. Right now only 13 people have stepped up and agreed to filibuster the anti-rights bills. Surely IF the bills have merit they can convince 13 people not to filibuster the bills, right?

    Senator McCain would do well to read Marko Kloos “Why the Gun IS Civilization.” and apply the persuasion aspect of it.

    Or better yet, maybe he should spend some time actually listening to Ted Cruz and learning from the new Senator.

    Makes me glad and proud I voted for Cruz. Can’t say that about many of my votes at the national level in a long while.

  4. southtexaspistolero Says:

    although the ideal solution would be for enough senators to wake up and just say not simply no but Hell NO to any further gun grabs.

    This is true, although what Cruz is doing is damn near as good. I salute him.

    Surely IF the bills have merit they can convince 13 people not to filibuster the bills, right?

    You have far too much faith in the Senate, Bob. 😉

    And Manchurian John? I am so stealing that. With proper attribution, of course!

  5. AeroDillo Says:

    Steal it. Steal the hell out of it. Mwahahahaha.

  6. mick Says:

    > (none of whom are in Texas)

    Do you speak for the whole state? Or are you saying that McCain and Schumer aren’t from Texas? That’d be a bizarre way to put it.

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