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  •  I'm starting to smell a waffle (8+ / 0-)

    During his daily briefing Monday, White House press secretary Jay Carney avoided one question after another about the types of legislative proposals the president could support, what kind of timeline he wants to take action within and whether he truly plans to make the issue of gun violence a priority, despite the fact that in four years -- and four shooting massacres later -- the only related bill Obama has signed actually expanded gun laws.

    "I don't have a specific agenda to announce to you today," Carney said when asked how Obama plans to translate his Sunday speech into action. "No single piece of legislation, no single action will fully address the problem."

    Pressed specifically on whether Obama views gun control as key to reducing gun violence, Carney said that is "part of" the solution, "but far from all of it."

    In the small window when gun violence is on the public's mind, he can do better than this.

    If cats could blog, they wouldn't

    by crystal eyes on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 06:53:34 AM PST

    •  If He Wanted to, He Would. (6+ / 0-)

      But at some point, we need to stop listening to what he says and start watching what he does.

      The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

      by teacherjon on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:14:04 AM PST

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    •  Yep, and it ain't coming from IHOP either. (1+ / 0-)
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      You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!

      by Cartoon Peril on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:29:16 AM PST

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    •  Before you start Criticizing, Diane Feinstein (4+ / 0-)

      has one bill ready to go. I am sure the President is reviewing what needs to be legislated and what he can do with Executive Orders and what of those things are already covered in DF's bill. This cannot be done in a few hours and it takes time to properly draft other bills and Orders. There is no way Carney can give out any solid information yet and no way the President can either.
      But go ahead and join with the nasties at HuffPo and go after and attack the one man who can most likely pull this off. Sheesh. I get so tired of it.

      "We have cast our lot with something bigger than ourselves" - President Obama, July 30, 2010

      by Overseas on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 08:47:13 AM PST

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    •  I'm not generally an Obama apologist but (2+ / 0-)
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      consider the level of paranoia and racism in the gun holding population. He may be working behind the scenes by choice.  

      Poverty = politics.

      by Renee on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 08:59:47 AM PST

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    •  Legislators are going to introduce bills, (3+ / 0-)
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      which is as it should be. I really, really don't want gun control proposals to come from the WH even though I know that gun nuts will place all blame on POTUS for any new regulations.

      Carney's statement is accurate, that gun control is "part of" the solution, "but far from all of it."

      The only way this gun culture will be changed is by a sustained public demand for reasonable gun control laws, improved mental health care, and public pushback against the NRA and manufacturers such as the topic of this diary.

      The sh*t those people [republicans] say just makes me weep for humanity! - Woody Harrelson

      by SoCalSal on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 09:14:36 AM PST

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    •  Punt to constipated Congress...again. (0+ / 0-)

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