The Presidential hug arrives at 4:43. “Nothing is going to be more important in making sure Congress moves forward this week than hearing from them [the families of the children slain at Sandy Hook].” Not logic. Not practicality. Not efficacy. The President’s speech kicks off more like an election rally than a civilian disarmament speech. “I love you too,” Obama says to the cheering, adoring crowd. And then the grimaces. And the assurance that Congress can enact “gun safety reform . . . while protecting our second amendment rights.” The mantras . . .
“Let’s get that done” and “Let’s put that to a vote.” Translation: if the mob wants something, screw the Constitution. “We want a vote! We want a vote!” the mob chants (21:24).
When the Prez tells the crowd that Washington press says gun control failure will be an Obama failure, he really gets worked up. “This is not about me . . . It’s about all the families going forward. It’s about law enforcement officials putting their lives at risk! That’s what this is about! This is NOT about politics! This is NOT about politics!”
Uh, yeah it is. But on another, more important level it’s about defending and extending Americans’ Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms.