Well, a lot of our mailbags have been filling up with gun talk, but not because any of us wanted to go there, but because once again the Left dragged us there so they can replay another failed lecture on why were too stupid to overlook how idiotic they are.
This past week, the Czar was writing about how incredibly foolish the President is to push gun control when by all accounts it is ruining his popularity and exposing how weak the Democrats really are (at least how they view themselves internally). Within that essay, we observed
But we have seen numerous attempts by the President to ignore Congress, do end runs around them, and basically wheedle that they are ineffective to his aims. He even attempted to cajole the Supreme Court on the issue of political speech, but he has not—to our recollection—attempted to order a different branch of government to risk their very positions and jobs simply for his own benefit. Until now.
Our very own Dr. J. nodded to the Czar in the Castle elevator to the Lido Deck and asked whether we thought Obamacare might fit that description. While it was certainly railroaded through over the objections of the other party, by all accounts large amounts of Democrats supported Obamacare. No order was necessary, although the backlash wound up costing the Democrats the House.
On the other hand, the gun control bill omnibus or whatever it will be called (doubtless with a forcibly euphemistic acronym that will underscore its own ironic pathos) enjoys very little support among the Senate and House, and yet the President is demanding his own party vote for it anyway, at any cost. And that cost appears to be even more seats in the House and the especially dear Senate.
On a related note, long-time reader BW writes in with a perfect explanation as to why the President is being so nuts:
I greatly enjoy your writing and want to offer up a quote from Animal House that is completely appropriate for the régime’s latest attempt at gun control:
Otter: Dead! Bluto’s right. Psychotic… but absolutely right. We gotta take these bastards. Now we could do it with conventional weapons, but that could take years and cost millions of lives. No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part!
Umm… yeah! You know, that almost seems to be sole explanation anyone has offered us that makes any degree of sense. The Czar has re-read this quote now about six times and it keeps making more sense.
Brilliant association, BW! You may have the rest of the day off so that you may think of other remarkable observations.
And thanks for the kind words: in your honor, we might write another post in the next couple days. For your own safety, we shall not identify which post it will be, but you can sorta pick one. Or any two.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.