She’s a little overdressed for a turkey shoot, but, hey, it was in a hotsy totsy time!
Josh Earnest, the little Obama sycophant possessed with some kind of dark spirit that actually at least appears to believe the crap he says from the podium at the White House, made a suggestion this week for a dinner conversation topic this Thanksgiving in America: gun control.
“And as people are sitting around the Thanksgiving table, talking about these issues, as they should, and as I’m sure they will all across the country, I hope that’s a question that will be raised, and asked by members around the table–that if we’re going to have a serious discussion in this country about national security, let’s talk about some pretty obvious things that Congress can do.
“And one obvious thing that Congress can do is pass a law that prevents somebody who is on the terror watch list from–from being able to buy a weapon. That — that — there’s no reason — I’m not sure why that’s even controversial. I’m not sure why it hasn’t been done so far.
“I suspect, however, that it has a lot to do with the fear that Republicans have of the NRA.”
Um, well, see in the Limits household there are a few things that are expressly forbidden at the dinner table. Any dinner table, not just at Thanksgiving. Politics is one of them. We kiddies fight too much over which conservative benchmark is the most appropriate one and this gives Mom an IBS attack, so, yeah, no.
So, aside from the complete inappropriateness of suggesting dinner conversation revolve around politics on one of the honest to goodness truly American holidays in the annual calendar that has its roots in religious freedom and should be apolitical, Josh Earnest suggests discussing chipping away at one of the two bedrock laws that has kept us free not just of overt tyranny, but invasion by the Japanese in World War II, and probably a number of other countries that would have liked to give it a try. The premise of Josh’s suggestion is legit – keep terrorists from getting weapons legally – but let’s face it, criminals of any stripe tend to look at law and devise a way around it. Any further restrictions would be a step towards “infringement” and that is not allowed, no matter how much dental enamel the left grinds at the thought of an armed populace.
Is Joshie out of his mind? Don’t answer that. (Seriously, this White House needs to stop with the Jedi mind trick attempts. ObiWan does not live there.)
As it happens, on this particular Thanksgiving, for the people out here on the fruited plain who believe that “gun control” is hitting what you aim at, we are quite THANKFUL for the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms not being infringed. It has helped keep the crime rate DOWN in the locales where citizens might be walking around armed and no one would know until the gun was drawn. It has kept the black market (another layer of crime, frankly) from flourishing in the states, counties and cities that allow law abiding citizens to arm and protect themselves. It has also most likely kept the thoughts of terrorist attacks down. It has also kept the federal government in its current form from running any more roughshod on the people than they already are. Really, there are those who will shoot back.
And, like the rest of the left who are suddenly cloaking themselves in the Stars and Stripes and the traditions of the nation to send the center-right majority on a guilt trip for not doing what they want using half-asked Jedi mind tricks, Josh Earnest now wants us to pollute the Thanksgiving Dinner Table with talk about gun control and Republicans being afraid of the NRA. (The NRA empowers the people, actually. They all should be afraid of us, not just the Republicans.)
The Earnest family can do what they want, but here in the Limits household, table talk will revolve around family gossip, ripping the pastor’s musical tastes, and when to fill up the bird feeders as per usual. Of course, once the wine has been flowing, we might rip the eager beaver Josh Earnest just for fun. He left himself wide open on that one.