” Gun ownership restrictions that the president said were supported by 90% of the nation have died in a Senate controlled by his party. Exploiting Newtown is haunting the power grabbers.
“How often do 90% of Americans agree on anything?” the president asked, provoking laughter. “And yet, 90% agree on this … 80% of Republicans, more than 80% of gun owners, more than 70% of NRA households. It is common sense.”
Turns out that our republic is working the way it’s supposed to. A Gallup poll asking what’s the most important problem facing the country shows why what the president is trying to do is indeed a “heavy lift” — only 4% in both April and March cited “guns/gun control,” down from 6% in February.
As Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said on Wednesday, “in some cases” the president has used Newtown victims and their families as props. While still grieving, they were flown on Air Force One to lobby Congress, with the president repeatedly insisting — yelling, in fact — that “this is not about politics!”