The Obama administration is clueless. They prove that on a daily basis. Obama one minute: "We don't want to run General Motors." Obama the next minute: "Oh, Rick Wagoner, you're fired." This guy is rewriting the definition of hypocrite.
But their "cluelessness" is no where more apparent than in their talking points regarding Mexican drug cartels and gun control. First, it is absolutely ludicrous to try and link those two issues. Secondly, the ludicrous level becomes intolerable when you start hearing how the administration is trying to link the two.
First, read this ABC News article:
Obama to Seek New Assault Weapons Ban
To start there is this:
""As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons," (Attorney General Eric) Holder told reporters."
Huh? Obama said there would be a few gun-related changes he would like to make during the campaign? According to Sportsmen for Obama, he told the Wall Street Journal last September the following:
"“Even if I want to take them away, I don’t have the votes in Congress,’’ he said."
An Obama lie? No way. I know folks, he if full of them. And what he said last year while campaigning is turning out to be vastly different than his actions in office on almost every issue.
But there is more from the ABC News article:
"Holder said that putting the ban back in place would not only be a positive move by the United States, it would help cut down on the flow of guns going across the border into Mexico, which is struggling with heavy violence among drug cartels along the border."
So now it is obvious what they are trying to do. They are equating drug violence in Mexico with gun rights in the United States. I guess we can now blame The Netherlands, where marijuana is legal, for the drug problems here in the United States. Or maybe we can blame our drunk driving problems on Ethiopia's lenient DUI laws. It is ludicrous to say that we are to blame for Mexico's drug violence.
Dear Mexico, please do a better job at controlling your drug cartels. Thank you. Signed, The United States.
But it gets better. From the article:
"A State Department travel warning issued Feb. 20, 2009, reflected government concerns about the violence.
"Some recent Mexican army and police confrontations with drug cartels have resembled small-unit combat, with cartels employing automatic weapons and grenades," the warning said."
Someone needs to tell Mr. Holder, and the Obama administration, that automatic weapons and grenades are already illegal in the United States! The Mexicans either aren't getting them from here (probable) or there is a large black market in the United States for automatic weapons and grenades (less probable). This black market would have to be so large that even illegals from Mexico could come over, make the necessary contacts, buy them in mass, then smuggle them back across the border.
Does anyone else think this is a ludicrous conclusion to draw? Surely people aren't so stupid to fall for this.
Further, think of the lack of logic that goes into what the administration is now trying to push. Mexican drug cartels are now armed with ILLEGAL automatic weapons and ILLEGAL grenades. So they are going to fight that by banning more weapons! If the drug cartels can already get illegal weapons, making even more weapons illegal will not do a thing to prevent this.
That is like saying that since some people illegally acquire dynamite, we are going to make firecrackers illegal. Or to combat cocaine use we are going to make Tylenol a controlled substance. Illogical? You bet, but it is the same logic the Obama administration is employing here.
The article continues:
""I think closing the gun show loophole, the banning of cop-killer bullets and I also think that making the assault weapons ban permanent, would be something that would be permitted under Heller," Holder said, referring to the Supreme Court ruling in Washington, D.C. v. Heller, which asserted the Second Amendment as an individual's right to own a weapon."
So we go from Obama trying to convince us that our guns were safe if he were to being elected, to a litany of new gun control measures he will now seek after being elected. And people wonder why some don't trust this guy? Further, he is playing on old fears and misnomers (gun show loophole, cop-killer bullets, assault weapons) to push this agenda. Not that anyone should be surprised considering that his motto seems to be "never let a crisis go wasted".
Obama is a liar, we know that. But you would think he would have waited a year or two on this issue in order to make it less obvious.