Democrat Gun Control Push May Backfire

from HotAir:

Dems Worry: Are We Overplaying The Gun-Control Hand?

Once again, the answer is obvious. Once again, the question probably comes too late — both for Democrats and for any kind of bipartisan effort to fix the real problems exposed in a mass shooting. Only after a week of demonizing law-abiding gun owners around the country and the NRA as child-killers for a crime to which they had no connection, Democrats have begun to worry that they may have gone too far, according to The Hill:

The party is galvanized behind the idea that Congress should take action on gun control, but faces warnings from some Democrats that reaching too far could drive away voters in the swing districts they’ll need to retake the Speaker’s gavel. read more

Oh SNAP – Illegals are Cancelling Benefits

from HotAir:

Our latest chapter in the ongoing saga of how President Trump’s immigration policies are destroying the world is once again brought to us by the Washington Post. This time it has to do with “immigrant families” who are asking to have their food stamp benefits (SNAP) canceled to avoid scrutiny by immigration enforcement officials. This somewhat dubiously sourced story deals with a relative handful of people which the media would clearly love to paint as some sort of growing trend. But it also curiously encompasses two different categories of immigrants.

Our tale opens with an account from Luisa Fortin, a SNAP outreach coordinator in Georgia. read more

Republican Sour Grapes

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Arit John at Bloomberg.com reported on an interesting suggestion presented to the Republicans by the editor of National Review, Rich Lowry. He said that if he were John Boehner “I’d say to the president: ‘Send us your State of the Union in writing. You’re not welcome in our chamber.’”

Evidently Breitbart was in agreement, suggesting Boehner say “so that the elected representatives of the people do not have to listen to, or applaud, a man who is violating his oath of office in governing as a tyrant.” And Politico reports that some unnamed congressional Republicans are considering doing just that.

Bloomberg cites a Tweet of disagreement from Noah Rothman at HotAir: “I know many see this is as a great idea, but I don’t get it. Look petty, invite bad press, accomplish… What exactly?” read more

Senate Dems Get Gerrymandered?

Via the Corner. I’ve been looking for a palate cleanser all day for you guys but until now none of the offerings were up to snuff. Rand Paul claiming that the billions in federal money that New Jersey got after Hurricane Sandy basically bought the election for Christie? Nah. There’ll be time to blog that when Christie fires back and then Paul responds with another crack about “bacon.” McCain suggesting that he’s tired of being asked about Palin? Tempting, but no. read more