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Old 01-24-2013, 07:57 AM  
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A majority of Americans are extremist gun-grabbers who hate freedom.

So says WaPo/ABC poll:

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Overall, 53 percent of the public carries a favorable impression of Obama’s proposals while 41 percent are opposed.

While the poll represents a first reaction to the president’s plan, views on it are surprisingly hardened already. Almost seven in 10 give the plan “strongly” favorable (38 percent) or strongly unfavorable ratings (31 percent).

And, partisans have closed ranks. Fully 76 percent of Democrats rate Obama’s proposals favorably, while nearly as many Republicans say the opposite (72 percent). Independents tilt positively toward the newly announced restrictions: 51 percent favorable and 44 percent unfavorable.

By contrast, a separate Post-ABC poll conducted before Obama’s announcement found Republicans overwhelmingly supporting — or no worse than evenly divided — on four central Obama proposals. Nearly nine in 10 Republicans in that survey supported requiring background checks at gun shows, 65 percent supported adding armed guards in schools and 59 percent supported a ban on high-capacity clips. Republicans’ least-liked current proposal — banning assault weapons — was opposed by a modest 51 to 45 percent margin.

One potential reason for Republicans’ rejection of the new proposals is principle. Obama unveiled a broad slate of new gun restrictions, and the vast majority of Republicans oppose stricter gun control laws (in general), according to a December Post-ABC poll. While polls found Republicans are open to specific gun control measures, they may be less open to a comprehensive approach.

Another possibility? It’s Obama.

Republicans’ sharp negative reaction to Obama’s gun control proposals symbolizes a paradox of presidential leadership in a hyper-partisan era.
And so says a particularly striking Gallup poll:

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Given the chance to vote 'for' or 'against' each of nine key proposals included in President Obama's plan to reduce gun violence, Americans back all nine.
This is what you guys were saying all through the healthcare debate, right? That Obama was trying to impose something that Americans didn't want?

Well he is riding a wave of public opinion, now, if he wasn't already on this subject.

It's become a winner.







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Old 01-24-2013, 12:18 PM   #46
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What a flimsy argument, Iowanian. Jeez.

"I bet some people who agree with you are probably stupid."

Just... sharp as a tack there, pal.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:20 PM   #47
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Republicans favored all of these measures until Obama proposed them.
So...Obama is the debbil?
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:28 PM   #48
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I want to know how many people who tool this poll knows what the 2nd Amendment is really for and how many think it has to do with hunting?
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:31 PM   #49
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How many elderly are murdered each year with falls in bath tubs and showers?!!

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Old 01-24-2013, 12:31 PM   #50
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If it makes you feel better, I believe you to be too mentally unstable to legally own a fire arm.



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What a flimsy argument, Iowanian. Jeez.

"I bet some people who agree with you are probably stupid."

Just... sharp as a tack there, pal.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:33 PM   #51
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Ban Assault Cola now! This product meets 2 criteria, it's big has sugar and caffine.

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Do you know how many fat people die each year!!!!! At the hands of this Soda!!!
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:33 PM   #52
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If it makes you feel better, I believe you to be too mentally unstable to legally own a fire arm.
Mrs. Direckshun should not own a firearm, a car, have central AC or AC of any kind, should not eat any food that is processed or not otherwise deemed organic, ever thrown anything plastic in the trash, ....I will think of some more
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:33 PM   #53
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How many elderly are murdered each year with falls in bath tubs and showers?!!

Ban Assault Showers NOW!
It's the slippery footing (aka grip) and breakable shower-rings (lugs) that are to blame. We should not ban ALL showers and tubs, only those with specific scary-looking features.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:40 PM   #55
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I have a hard time understanding how our government can supply fully automatic weapons to drug dealers and terrorists, but wants to ban it's own citizens from having semi-automatic weapons that allow us to protect us from each other
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:52 PM   #56
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So...Obama is the debbil?
Don't ask me. I'm not the guy so ideologically unmoored that I completely change my positions based on what the guy says.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:53 PM   #57
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I want to know how many people who tool this poll knows what the 2nd Amendment is really for and how many think it has to do with hunting?
Ahhhh... and now we're seeing the crease.

It doesn't matter what the majority is wishing for, because they don't know the details of the issue like they should.

I wonder if that counterargument could have been proposed during the healthcare fight.

I wonder.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:54 PM   #58
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:57 PM   #59
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I have a hard time understanding how our government can supply fully automatic weapons to drug dealers and terrorists, but wants to ban it's own citizens from having semi-automatic weapons that allow us to protect us from each other
Yes -- because our government embraces one shit policy, it should embrace more shit policy.

Because two sins negate one another. That's how the world works.
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My answer to that would be what region of who's ass did you pull this information from, as it is clearly made up.
Of course it is made up, how could I prove proposed legislation saved a child’s life?
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