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Old April 13, 2009, 05:14 PM   #5
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The fight is far from over. We've figured out a way to stop them leading with their jab, but they are still waiting for an opportunity to throw a right uppercut. We're winning rounds on points right now, but the final bell has not been rung. Here's an example as to why:

Obama Gets Gun-Shy

Despite a recent spate of killings, the president and fellow Democrats choose not to wage war on assault weapons.

From the body of the article at the top of page 2 we have this paragraph(emboldened by me):

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, a New York Democrat, is one of those who are impatient with their party's silence. She has reason to be: a gunman firing randomly on a Long Island commuter train on Dec. 7, 1993, killed her husband, Dennis, and severely injured her son, Kevin. But when she pressed Obama transition officials to take up the issue, they were clear about their priorities: "They told me that's not for now, that's for later."
It's still on their wish list. They need to bide their time. The economy, North Korea, Iran with nukes, and Somali pirates must be dealt with first. They'll get around to it eventually. The ironic issue is that it may very well be democrats themselves who are putting the skids on this. The Blue Dogs from rural, gun-rights-supporting, districts, appear to have a pretty good hand of cards right now. Obama, Pelosi, and Reid don't want to take them on at this time.

We can't say we've won. We've managed to slow them down quite a bit from what was predicted, which is a good thing. It's not the end of the fight, however. Ms. McCarthy gives us the insight on that in her statement.
"If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." Samuel Adams.
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