Now in 3D!
On some subjects there actually is a dime's worth of difference between our two political parties.
For lots of different reasons this horrifies some people, which is why individuals like this woman
get paid a small fortune to pretend otherwise.
Watch now as the toll of years of breakfast Mai Tais finally render poor Peggy Noonan incapable of forming the words
And since, like Iraq, everyone David Brooks knows is safely out of the line of fire, Mr. Brooks finds the whole gun debate tedious and boring.
Sure, the Pro-Slaughter Party might be on the wrong side of the issue. And, sure, Democrats have wasted time and effort watering it down to the point where they hoped some flickering, vestigial memory of a conscience might move a few members of the the Pro-Slaughter Party to vote with 90% of America. And, sure, under the rules which governed the Senate for most of the last two centuries until the the Pro-Slaughter Party nuked the place with their Filibuster Everything policy, the bill actually would have passed.
But other than pissing off a few Liberals, so what?
Liberals are furious, but the gun issue will not significantly damage the Republican Party. Sure, it looks bad to oppose background checks, which have overwhelming popular support. Sure, the Republican position will further taint the party’s image in places like the suburbs of Philadelphia and Northern Virginia. Sure, the party looks extreme when it can’t accept a bill sponsored by the conservative Senator Joe Manchin and the very conservative Senator Pat Toomey.But, let’s face it, the gun issue has its own unique dynamic, which is that the people who oppose gun limits vote on this issue while the people who support them do not.Moreover, Democrats never made a compelling case that the bill would have been effective, that it would have directly prevented future Sandy Hooks or lowered the murder rate nationwide. Even many of the bill’s supporters were lukewarm about its contents....