Clueless WaPo: ‘Are background checks a wedge issue for 2014?’

Posted by on May 23, 2013 at 8:18 am

Short answer: No. Have these idiots even heard of the  myriad Obama scandals? If they’re searching for so-called wedge issues, look no further than the IRS.

The Senate’s rejection of a popular expansion of background checks for firearms last month marked an abrupt end to the campaign for gun restrictions after the Newtown shootings. But the “no” votes of 46 senators also represented a political gamble: that voters would not punish them for going against public will.

The risk may be significant, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Thirty five percent of registered voters say they could not support a candidate who voted against expanding background checks at gun shows and on the Internet — even if they agreed with him or her on other issues. By comparison, 14 percent of voters would rule out a candidate who voted for expanded checks.

If the GOP has the slightest clue, never a given, the IRS is right up there with repealing ObamaCare. It fits neatly since the IRS, the most loathed government outfit, is charged with enforcing it. Put the Democrats in the position of defending the IRS and it will be a bloodbath. The media knows this and the Democrats are painfully aware of it, which is why they’re both already coming up with such phony distractions like background checks.

One Response to “Clueless WaPo: ‘Are background checks a wedge issue for 2014?’”

  1. Blue Hen on 23/23/13 at 8:21 am

    They wanna talk about background checks? The IRS and the DOJ are conducting “expanded background” checks of everyone who dares disagree with the dear leader. Everytime they lie about this, hammer them with it.