Mar 3, 2009

Thank Heavens

The Democratic House leadership has pulled the patently unconstitutional DC Voting Rights bill from its calendar. Thank goodness.

Weirdly enough, the reason appears to be that the NRA was threatening the Blue Dog caucus that it would use the vote in its calculations of which members of Congress were pro- or anti-gun. That scared enough of them away from voting for it.

It's about time the Blue Dogs got a spine. What's funny, however, is that the issue that gave them said spine was not anything to do with 'fiscal responsibility' (their supposed raison d'etre, though for the massive hypocrisy of most of the coalition, look under "Stimulus Bill of 2009, The"). Guns and the gun lobby apparently still have massive influence--even in this Democrat-dominated government. Go figure.

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