Believe it or not, I find absolutely no glee in issuing one “I told you so” after another on the abysmal failure of the Obama presidency. I’m a very patriotic guy and I desperately want our country to succeed in all realms – social, economic, foreign policy, domestic law enforcement, etc. But, that doesn’t change the need to occasionally point out when I get it right.
After the horrible tragedy in Newtown, CT where 20 innocent children died, I wrote a blog wherein I extended an open hand to liberals to find a path to better and more relevant gun laws that might have an impact on gun violence. I followed that up with a second blog with some interesting data on gun violence and challenged liberals to approach the problem of gun violence and gun laws with data-driven analytics, not the emotion they bring to most policy debates. Unfortunately, I predicted they would not do that. I predicted they would follow their usual pattern of hysteria and, if they did, I predicted we would get nowhere.
Sadly, I was correct. President Obama used the Newtown tragedy to go for the usual far left policy on gun control. He threw in the kitchen sink. He made no attempt whatsoever to meet conservatives, like me, who want better gun laws, in the middle with sensible data-driven legislation. He just went for the full monty. He wasn’t even able to get his own party to support it. So, for now anyway, it appears that efforts to improve gun laws have failed. As is his habit every time he does something stupid, Obama blamed others – in this case the republicans (with no mention of the democrats who also voted against it). But, in this case, liberals have nobody to blame but themselves. I gave them a roadmap to work with us on gun control. They ignored my advice and reverted to the emotional left.
I told you so.