GOP Senator Admits Many Republicans Voted Against Background Checks Because Obama Supports Them

mitchmcconnell1In an admission that should shock absolutely nobody who has even an ounce of common sense, Republican Senator Pat Toomey admitted that many Senate Republicans voted against universal background checks simply because President Obama supports them.

In a statement made today, Toomey said, “In the end it didn’t pass because we’re so politicized. There were some on my side who did not want to be seen helping the president do something he wanted to get done, just because the president wanted to do it.”

So even though over 80% of Americans support expanded background checks, the bill died in the Senate because it didn’t get enough votes to break the threat of a GOP filibuster.

Now tell me again who’s trying to help this country and who’s just playing politics?

Let’s not forget the famous statement by Mitch McConnell in 2010 where he said “Our top political priority over the next two years should be to deny President Obama a second term.”

Is there any doubt that since the 2008 election, the only political ideology Republicans have supported is the opposite of whatever President Obama supports?

It’s laughable there are millions of people who defend these people.  Then again, as the saying that’s been made famous the last few years, “Republicans hate Obama more than they love American” holds true.  They’ll excuse, allow and ignore any indiscretion by their own party—simply because they’ve been conditioned to hate President Obama no matter what.

If Ronald Reagan were alive today, walked up and said he endorsed President Obama as a great President, conservatives wouldn’t embrace Obama—they’d turn on Reagan.

We can’t allow these people to keep any kind of power in Congress come 2014.  It’s behavior such as this that must motivate Democrats/liberals/progressives everywhere into action.  We must unite like never before to ensure that we take back power in Congress come 2014.  Let’s not let these petulant children who call themselves Republican legislators continue to hold up true progress in this country simply because they didn’t get their way.

We must come together.  We must get angry.  We must get out and vote to ensure this kind of ridiculousness stops.

Because when over 80% of Americans want something, but it still can’t get passed because grown men would rather act like spoiled children, we must let them know that we’re not putting up with that kind of crap any longer.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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