Separated at Afterbirth
“I would check that podium for like a raw onion or some no-more-tears,” Andrea Tantaros said when discussing Obama’s address earlier Tuesday about gun control. “I mean, it’s not really believable.”
Let’s go to the tape.
Interestingly, “The Donald”
“I actually think he was sincere. I’ll probably go down about 5 points in the polls by saying that,” the Republican presidential front-runner joked. “But I think he was sincere.”
Republicans, in the heat of a presidential campaign, immediately balked, with White House candidate Jeb Bush warning that Obama was “trying to do an end-run” on the US Constitution despite an increased terrorism threat.
“Rather than taking guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens as Obama and (Hillary) Clinton would like to do, we should focus on keeping guns out of the hands of the terrorists who want to kill innocent Americans,” Bush wrote in Iowa’s Gazette newspaper.
“When I am president of the United States, I will repeal Obama’s anti-gun executive orders on day one of my administration.”
Republican hopeful Marco Rubio pledged the same, while long-shot candidate Mike Huckabee offered a stinging rebuke to Obama, linking the gun control fight to another hot-button battle in America’s culture wars: abortion.
“You say if we can save one life we should,” Huckabee tweeted to the president. “Well, apply 5th & 14th amendments to the unborn & save 4,000 lives a day.”
Former business executive Carly Fiorina slammed Obama’s move as “lawless unconstitutional overreach,” while retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson warned the president was merely “advancing his political agenda.”
Obama, in his White House address, said there was no “slippery slope” towards eroding gun owners’ rights and confiscating guns.
But critics including the top Republican in Congress accused him of intimidation that undermines American’s right gun rights.
“No matter what President Obama says, his word does not trump the Second Amendment,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a tweet as Obama unveiled his executive actions.
Too bad John Boehner’s no longer here to shed a few tears.
Take it away Jaye!