Obama’s Gun Control Meltdown


The buzzwords for Obama’s gun control push have been words like “common sense” and ” sensible”. The tactics have been heavy doses of hysteria and emotional blackmail.

After the defeat, Obama doubled down on both, surrounding himself with Giffords, the Congresswoman-Martyr, and a few select Newtown families, whose grief is being exploited for political purposes. In a time when he should have been focused on the events in Boston, Obama tried his best to milk the last dregs of emotion from the Sandy Hook killings.

Observers are calling it a political defeat for Obama, but it smacked of another political stunt. Obama was as happy to lose as he would have been to win because while gun control was one of the purposes of the entire farce, the other was to spread divisiveness and attack his political opponents.

Obama may have lost the first battle, but it’s part of a war that is based on terrorizing suburbanites into believing that their children are about to be murdered in school because the NRA has too much control over politics and the Republicans won’t pass some “sensible common-sense” gun-control measures.

The dominant mode was hysteria. The only argument that the anti-2nd amendment forces were making was emotional blackmail. For weeks, Obama Inc. had been shrieking that the “victims” deserve a vote. But in a democracy everyone gets a vote, not just the designated victims. Especially when the issue is the civil rights of every man and woman in this country.

In the aftermath, the anti-2nders poured on even more hysteria. The dementia can be summed up by this Daily News cover which shoves minor stories like the Boston bombings and the Texas refinery explosion off the front page to let loose another histrionic shriek about the evil monsters who won’t trash the Constitution because they say so.

All these meltdowns are reminders that this was never about a sensible debate or common sense measures. It was about using a crisis to divide Americans, to turn wives against husbands, children against their parents and brother against brother.

Obama Inc. is the most divisive administration in American history, but its tactics have never been as ugly and shameless as this. Now once again Obama will head down to give another “healing” speech, but his partisan exploitation of Newtown shows that he is not interested in healing this country, only in dividing it further.

  • tagalog

    There are two good things coming out of the Senate's voting down the gun control bill. They are:

    1. This was a victory for the Second Amendment and not a blow to the victims of Aurora or Sandy Hook, or any other mass murder, since we have retained the equal ability of law-abiding gun owners to resist the crazy mass shooters of our world; and

    2. This is the signal that Obama has now begun to enter the lame-duck phase of his second term, and (praise be to God), a few months early.

    • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

      I wouldn't be so sure to count Obama Inc out, as he/they is known to ram through fiats via executive order, regardless of said circumvention of Congressional powers. Nevertheless, there are other arenas patriots dare not forget, and they include various trap/back doors – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/04/13/obama-incs-gu

      May he be thwarted on each and every turn!

      Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • tagalog

    Now, if only Congress would bend its efforts to addressing laws permitting the involuntary commitment for psychiatric evaluation of disturbed people who display the potential for violence and prohibiting those found to be dangerous from possessing firearms, to address harsher sentences for those who use firearms in committing crimes, to mandate armed guards for schools, and to permit concealed carry on school campuses.

    It would also be a good idea to review the concept of gun-free zones as a means to decrease gun violence.

    All that stuff belongs on the state level, but still…

    • Scotty

      Until it's YOU they try to put away because you wrote something on a message board they didn't like, or your membership in a group they don't like, maybe the IRS audit's you because of your membership too. Alexander Sozynetsin was put in a mental hospital. Soviet state coming thanks to mindless Obama supporters.

      • tagalog

        Well, except that people have been involuntarily committed for as long as there have been mental hospitals and mentally ill people, without there being a polictical dissent component in most places.

        The Commies do the kind of stuff you're talking about, not other people.

        The recent (May 2013) flap over the IRS over-regulating right-wingers indicates that IRS audits aren't something that has a lot of traction, even among the collectivists among us.

  • Looking4Sanity

    Remember all the flak that Joe Wilson caught for his outburst "You lie!" at the SOTU Address?

    Well, fret not. King Obama just codified the use of the word "liar".

    That having been noted…Obama is the biggest liar to come down the pike since Lucifer himself.

    • Viet Vet


      • Looking4Sanity

        And all it took was four years and four trillion dollars before people started to figure out this POS was nothing but a shyster all along. Man. Can you imagine having to share a fox hole with these idiot Obama worshipers?! There'd be a lot of fragging going on, I'm thinking.

        • Kevin Stowell

          “Can you imagine having to share a fox hole with these idiot Obama worshipers?”

          Only when I have nightmares.

  • Lan Astaslem

    Poor lil benghazi barry didn't get what he wanted!

  • marios

    Another great article! Thank you Mr. Greenfield.
    King Hussein Obama exploit emotions and use in his speeches words by Orwellian type "Peace is war. Slavery is freedom", etc with shameless corrupted "useful idiots" MSM absolutely confused how his "genius" commi tactic failed. G-d help us endure King Obama reign and maintain our country greatness.

  • Mary Sue

    Poor Obama is projecting again! Yeah, liars and cowards. LIKE HIM!

  • BLJ

    Boo Hoo for Barry. What a classless jerk!

  • UCSPanther

    The people have spoken, Obama.

    Deal with it.

  • Frank

    Excellent article!!

  • Steedy

    How much more of Obama's crap will Americans stand for?

    • Ar'nun

      Americans were finished with this guy years ago. It's the Progressive occupation that keeps proping him up.

  • Guest

    He'll probably issue an executive order overturning the second amendment.

  • kasandra

    This really isn't on the subject of gun control per se but the article points to the way Obama frames the issues."Sensible", "common sense," "fairness", "balanced", are all focus-group tested words that apparently have been found to resonate with people which is why he uses them repeatedly.Yet, no one on our side asks why it is "common sense" to enact new gun laws when his own DOJ prosecuted only 44 out of 48,000 cases in which federal gun laws were alleged to have been violated in, I believe, 2010.It seems that we have ceded the language to him.The MSM just stick a microphone in front of he and his minions and don't question anything they say, and we don't question the language, and that's how they're winning.Believe me, if he said "My proposed budget contains a heck of a lot of new spending," instead of "My proposed budget contains common sense investment in infrastructure," he'd probably get a lot fewer votes.But we simply ignore his nefarious manipulation of the language concerning these important issues and do so at our peril.

    • Ceohtwo

      Powerful points about the propagandistic president and his press.
      I would also suggest the addition of "comprehensive" (health care, illegal immigration, to just scratch the surface), "equality" (marriage and illegal immigration) and raining bombs "in order to protect civilians" (as in the bombing of Libya) to your spot-on commentary.

  • Michael Copeland

    As Mr. Greenfield has stated, gun-control makes the law-abiding defenceless.
    “Self-Defence: Where do you stand?” http://www.LibertyGB.com 13 Apr 2013

  • AlgerHiss

    And again I'll say loudly: My freedom and liberty is more important that the lives of those kids in Newton.


    End of Discussion.

    • Viet Vet

      Actually, one has nothing to do with the other, regardless of how much Obummer tried to make it out to be.

  • Danny

    "…his partisan exploitation of Newtown shows that he is not interested in healing this country, only in dividing it further."

    Damn it, if he would just play dead and agree to everything the Republicans say, instead of promoting his own ideas, we would be a united country once again.

    Welcome to Greenfield's world.

    • Viet Vet

      The quote you based your rhetoric on, points out that it's Barry's nefarious and egregious method of promotion that Mr Greenfield is addressing and taking to task.

    • Ar'nun

      There are plenty of Euro-Socialist countries already established else where. If you hate the Constitution so much, feel free to relocate to one of them and take Obozo with you.

  • Dave

    President Barry the gun grabber & freedom hater got his balls kicked up to his Mussolini chin on this issue!!! I just damn love it!! Eat that Barry boy!! LOL

  • Viet Vet

    Obummer is an extremely low class miscreant.

  • Ar'nun

    I think that press conference came off as a 10 year old's temper tantrum. I don't think I have ever seen a sitting President misuse the power of the office of the President to demand a one party rule before. At least not in the USA. But then again in every Progressive there is a totalitarian screaming to get out.

    The best part was watching that dolt Biden stand behind Obozo with his arms crossed and the big old pouty face.

    And the poor Gifford’s woman. They keep parading her out as a prop, yet she looks like she has no clue where she is most of the time. Way to use a woman with brain damage to push your emotional blackmail. Sorry, but it is way past due for someone to say that.