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  •  I am a gun diary vet. I even got called hitler. (5+ / 0-)

    Not really but there was an insinuation because of my unfortunate user name a very sinister person lurked behind that user name.  So I had to tell the whole sordid story, which hadn't come up for years, again.

    We want President Obama to control climate, control guns, control medical costs, and control any number of other things.  But the support just isn't there.

    I got 30 signatures on my gun control petition before it was archived.  yay.  But you know what, there was NO petition even up on climate control.  Now one was put up, I think it had 50 signatures.  We, here at dKos, think the petition site is stupid and beneath us.

    So what we are doing is sending President Obama out to fight these battles with a giant 'kick me' sign on his back.  There is no popular support for our ideas.  

    We fight about stuff, we sit around and stroke our beards saying pithy stuff. There is no difference.  There is no rubber hitting the road.

    I wish gun owners would keep their guns, but they come crying to me if the bad guys take it away from them.

    by 88kathy on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 04:22:44 AM PST

    •  I think it's different this time (0+ / 0-)

      For obvious reasons. Doesn't guarantee success, but the odds are higher this time. Much higher. The public is behind this across the board. Which I think might explain the especially strong reaction from opponents.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 06:59:33 AM PST

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      •  I wish I saw more public support. Even from (0+ / 0-)

        the resident experts about guns on this site, there is nothing new under the sun.  You would think the experts here would hone our message to a fine point and we would lead the charge.  

        I am disappointed once again.  The real world never works like I think it should.

        I wish gun owners would keep their guns, but they come crying to me if the bad guys take it away from them.

        by 88kathy on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 07:11:32 AM PST

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        •  We are not the prime force behind this (0+ / 0-)

          The parents, and parents in general, are.

          "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

          by kovie on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 07:23:56 AM PST

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