Trump surprised a lot of people with his gun control flip (see Senator Ben Sasse Savages President Trump’s Due Process Comments and NRA Responds to Trump’s Due Process, Second Amendment Comments). Some of us were waiting for it to eventually happen. Others are in denial and think he’s playing 4-dimensional chess. You just don’t understand the art of the deal. Cuck-a-doodle-doo. MAGA! YARGLE BLARGLE!
Bottom line, if Obama said what Trump said, conservatives would implode. A lot of us seem to be looking down at our shoes looking for any excuse to say “…but Hillary!” Thankfully, Tucker Carlson is not one of those people.
Now, I mean, how honest do you want to be? Imagine if Barack Obama had said that? Just ignore due process and confiscating guns? Obama would have been denounced as a dictator. We would have denounced him first, trust me. Congress would be talking impeachment. Some would be muttering secession.
Those rights are what makes us citizens and not mere subjects of the powerful. The president needs to be reminded of that maybe we all do once in a while. If voters wanted that kind of government they could have voted Democrat.
There are some who would argue people DID vote for a Democrat, but that’s a 2016 argument. Also, it’s helpful to check in on Twitter to see what the president’s opinion is that day.
Good (Great) meeting in the Oval Office tonight with the NRA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 2, 2018
It appears the president is walking it back, which is good.
The rub is that it was so easy to roll him on gun control in the first place. Or how quick he is to say “Bill of Rights? Schmill of Rights!”