Is the country ready to elect a sexless nag as President? See, we all recognize the deficiencies of our chosen candidates, but vote for them anyway because they are the lesser of two evils, amirite? Figure there’s got to be limits though, and that’s what this is about. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/235073-left-turns-on-hillary IE, how close Hillary is to the limits as, ya know, a duplicitous narcissist who’s commitment to progressive politics is unreliable.
Nevermind a Democrat President who doesn’t respect the conventions of constitutional authority. But we should really worry about it when Republicans do it. http://www.vox.com/2015/3/9/8177815/republicans-foreign-policy-sabotage But I’m sure that’s a false equivalence eh.
The ammunition ban on armor piercing handgun cartridges that aren’t technically armor piercing and aren’t really handgun cartridges. http://thehill.com/opinion/katie-pavlich/235113-katie-pavlich-whats-really-behind-the-ban-on-ar-15-green-tip-ammo Ya know, it is what it is, the Administration exercising the boundaries of administrative / executive authority, and engaging in some gamesmanship. They’ve decided to do that, and if you read Chait’s piece, they think they are rewarded or at least not electorally punished when they’ve decided to be assertive in this way. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/03/dan-pfeiffer-exit-interview.html I think this is different in ways they fail to appreciate… again, because we’re talking guns, and there is a recent history to take obvious lessons from. Ya know, I say it’s stupid on the merits, and perceive that they’ll lose in court or even provoke congress to rescind. Which is reason enough to not do it, you don’t want to set up legal arguments to be trashed when there’s no need now when they might play better in the future. But the other thing is, this is the kind of thing that’s going to antagonize the NRA electoral machine into a heretofore uncontemplated robustness. Which is saying something. And it’s going to be impossible For Hillary to win in the face of that, even if you think you can’t perceive it as we go to Nov 2016. Ya know, or she’s going to have to disavow the ban, and then rescind it herself as president… which means it was all for naught anyway. The politics are very dumb.