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    Reagan today would not be so persuasive. in fact, his Alzheimer's might have been exposed much earlier.

    But it's all speculation. Arm twisting in 1965 isn't arm twisting in 2013. The tools and the environment are different.

    I don't mind criticism of Obama, he often deserves it. But the consensus opnioin, which i agree with, is that this simply could not pass, and nothing obama did different changes the dynamic. For now.

    What's really different is an organized and well funded gun responsibility movement that sprang up in 4 months, too fast for politicians to react. It'll take an election cycle for that.

    Mandatory seat belt laws took 19 years.

    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

    by Greg Dworkin on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 07:27:10 AM PDT

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