sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Obama - Spoiled Brat

Obama offered Democrats a win-win scenario in his second term. Many "progressive" supporters swallowed the promise, sent him money and voted for him. Some still feel that the hope and change that he promised is around the corner. 

What was that promise again?

Republicans will buckle to pressure on policy 
points or face oblivion in Midterm Elections. 

The Obama vision, sold to his supporters, promised Democratic Party unification behind a bold agenda on global warming, same-sex marriage, “cradle-to-career” education, gun control, amnesty for illegal immigrants (prospective Democratic Party voters), another round of tax increases on top earners, more stimulus spending and other progressive pork-barrell issues such as funding for "green tech."  However, it isn't working out very well. 

On the gun control issue, the President was forced to go to Mexico and BLAME America (not only George W. Bush this time) for shipping firearms across the border to support the drug cartels - and that, according to President Obama, is why we need to curtail or eliminate private ownership of firearms in the US. He sounds much like a three year old child who didn't get his ice cream for dessert and is throwing a tantrum. The same is true for spending limits and his 'punish America for the sequestration' agenda
.

Does the President ever listen to the way he sounds on television?

How President Obama sees himself.
How we see President Obama.

New Jersey fuels the Rifle Prohibition Insanity

New Jersey wants to ban .50 BMG Rifles (read about it here). Despite the Bill of Rights, the New Jersey Legislature cites an overarching threat to the public from .50 BMG caliber weapons.

Governor Chris Christie (RINO-NJ), gun control advocate
How many crimes in New Jersey have been committed using .50 caliber rifles? How many victims of .50 caliber weapons attacks or their widows were paraded before the New Jersey legislature in their march to ban the hated cartridges?

That's right - ZERO.

That's because there has not yet ever been a criminal attack in New Jersey with a modern .50 caliber rifle. ( 200 years ago, .50 caliber muskets may have been used to commit crimes) Maybe one day there will be and the ban will somehow (in a strange universe) seem to be vindicated. I'm waiting for the day when an inner city youth lugs the weapon (below) into a convenience store and announces that it's a robbery. You don't see that in a Hollywood farce, but you do see it in the New Jersey Legislature with Gov. Chris Christy leading the charge.

M-82 Barrett weighs in loaded at about 35 lbs. Each round of ammunition costs
between $3 and $30 depending on which type of ammo is selected. Cost of the
weapon is over $10,000.00- not yet the choice for gang members. Not suitable for
"spray and pray" tactics, popular with street gangs

The Barrett .416 (below) would still be legal in New Jersey.

And the ballistics of the .416 are more impressive than the venerable .50 BMG.