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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  • Stop printing that picture of McConnell. It makes me puke.

    • Daniel

      Is there a picture of him that won’t make you puke?

    • Your not the only one this happens to. hahaha.

      • Hipanonymous


  • That is absurd! Just because Obama supported it, they just voted no? Wow, they did not even read the bill! They act like preschoolers, girls one side and boys the other side. They need to get their shit together!

    • It’s been happening for years. It’s just finally ome put in the open.

      • I hope we can get some good people, that can actually read, into Congress. Vote out the jerks that just vote against something because everyone else is doing it.

      • I think it’s been out in the open for a long time.

      • Hipanonymous

        well no theyve ben pashawing it like they havent but now its out that what weve suspected is true

  • While I agree that the people who felt the need to vote down just to vote down Obama have made a very poor decision, and in my opinion should be stripped of their title and any other benefits they might recieve, I do think that call to arms at the end was a tad unnecessary.

    But in reality. What’s been happening in the Senate is disgraceful, and it needs to be changed.

    • I always have been for, “Pay them $7.50 an hour, until they get their shit together,” imagine how much crap we can actually get down. Obama is not perfect, but compared to some of these jerks, Obama seems perfect.

  • Edward King

    A lot of this BS from the Republicans is just blatant racism !

  • That has been apparent since day #1…They are all pieces of CRAP
    Dump the Haters..
    As I have said all along ..the GOP agenda has not been in sync with our country
    since the President has been elected…They are HYPOCRITE and Liars…worthy of total disreapect…
    Dump Them!!

  • ““In the end it didn’t pass because we’re so politicized.”… No you stupid idiot, it failed because you’re all a bunch of idiotic morons with brains and maturity of 4 year olds, and you’re too self centered, egomaniacal, blind and stupid to give up trying to win a retarded p1ss1ng contest for ONE damned minute to do the right thing!!!!

  • The Republicans in Congress are just plain haters and racist bigots. I hope the people remember this come election time and vote these hater, racist bigots out of office. We the people need to take our government back.

    • Mars305

      No, they won’t remember.. Our government has become a big joke. seems they all have their own agenda, and it doesn’t include us. I feel like it’s going to every man/woman for themselves.. SAD..

  • Lisa Colburn

    They need to be voted out asap…next available election cycle….to not do what the majority of the country agrees is reasonable for the BS reason is unforgivable.

  • George White

    We have to keep them from getting into congress. So never vote for a republican, even in local city & county races. This will keep them out of state races & thus nation elections.

  • McConnell is a Politician. Enough said.

    That bill would not have made any difference in solving the problems its proponents were lobbying to solve. Current laws are not enforced and more laws will not make a difference. Government agenda is that they can solve this problem through legislation and regulation. The reality is that society needs to look to a higher level consciousness.

  • Finally one of them speaks out about what has been going on, the GOP doesn’t vote on the bill, they vote against the President. I for one will let them know at the ballot box 11/4/14. It’s all about their hate and racism. He also interrupted the GOP plan for their oligarchy. I am repulsed by their behavior.

  • Someone care to post up a link where Toomy spouts this nonsense…Toomy was for it and pissed that other’s weren’t, and is trying to rally support for the next attempt…Total BS…None of that crap will make a dimes worth of difference in gun violence anyway…Allen Clifton is a left wing nutcase…

  • In my view – Reagan brought out in the open – and “normalized” the fear and loathing that some have ALWAYS held toward the poor. Since the ’80’s Republicans have ramped up the war on the poor – and legitimized the hatred, selfishness, fear and lack of ethics that the privileged have always held….Fox News has “contributed” toward enlisting the very poor and working class the wealthy loathe and fear – and turned THEM into republicans. High Schools need more objective course work on civil issues, politics, Government and Sociology.

  • Mar39

    This is not politics. This is racism. How can anyone still doubt this? Disgusting.

  • Aluka

    Is it better to do the right thing for the wrong reason or to not do the right thing at all?

  • Hipanonymous

    its about time someone said out loud what we knew all along, they dont give a shit about the people just having their own elitist needs met

  • nyctophiliac

    thats treason. to purely shot down a bill because of the president liking it? thats treason!

  • artisanr

    we had this figured out since 2008.

  • Toomey is a liar. He’s butt hurt because it was his bill. Someone needs to whisper in his ear that infringing upon the second amendment will get him fired next election. Especially after lying about the motives of other republicans.

  • psh

    you elect degenerates

  • It’s a scientific fact that if you are only ever against things you will only ever find things to be against. It’s a sad, sad way to “live.”

  • Hany Mohamed Elgredly

    The flag of Al Qaeda appears in Egypt with the Muslim Brotherhood who are supported by the American president, and your media does not show you the truth of what is happening .