RNC Attacks President Obama for Not Passing Gun Reform Bill

boehnercantorFile this under “You just can’t make this crap up.”  The RNC recently put out an ad which includes an attack on President Obama for not passing…

Wait for it….

Gun reform.

Yes, you’ve read that correctly.  The RNC has put out an ad which attacks President Obama for not passing the very same gun reform which 41 Republican Senators voted against a couple of weeks ago—defeating the bill.

First, let’s try to ignore the fact that this ad resembles a sequel to The Blair Witch Project more than a reputable political ad…

But what this ad basically does is attack Obama for not getting enough legislation passed in his first 100 days of his second term.  The main 2 points it focuses on are the sequester (caused by Republicans when they took the debt ceiling vote hostage) and the defeat of the gun bill which would have expanded background checks (again, which 41 GOP Senators voted against despite over 80% of Americans supporting expanded background checks).

It attacks his leadership.

Only just yesterday Republican Senator Pat Toomey flat out admitted that many Republicans vote against legislation simply because it’s what the President supports.

So how the hell can this man lead, and get things passed, when the measuring stick Republicans use on whether or not they support a bill rests not on what’s in the bill, but whether or not Obama supports it?

The entire ad is simply pathetic.  It’s more right-wing rhetoric blaming the President for the problems caused by Republicans.

It’s really a good thing Republicans have trained their voters to deny reality and follow orders, otherwise no sensible person could ever buy this kind of ridiculous propaganda.  And that’s what it is—propaganda.

Republicans damn sure know they’ve obstructed anything and everything the last 4 years trying to make the President look bad.  They know they caused the sequester.  And you’d have to be an idiot to blame Obama for gun reform not getting passed when he would have signed the bill that expanded background checks the moment it landed on his desk had 41 Republicans not voted against it.

You can’t come at me saying “liberals hate facts” when your side produces such blatant distortions of basic, indisputable realities.

Do you know why the RNC made this ad?  Because they know millions of Republicans are sheepish enough to believe it.  That is how ignorant the GOP treats their voters.  They know they can make some ad based completely on a lie (hell, their entire Presidential convention last summer was based on a line said by President Obama taken completely out of context) and their supporters will loudly cheer and applaud the thing because they’re just too damn ignorant to think for themselves.

This ad wasn’t made by far right-wing personalities like Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck who constantly make up information to try and drive ratings, it was made by the Republican National Committee.

But the sad thing is, when I first saw it, I had to make sure it wasn’t made by The Onion—and that says enough about the current state of the Republican party.

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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