Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hypocrisy Feinstein?

“I know the sense of helplessness that people feel. I know the urge to arm yourself because that’s what I did. I was trained in firearms. I walked to the hospital when my husband was sick. I carried a concealed weapon and I made the determination if somebody was going to try and take me out, I was going to take them with me.”

Who said that?
A. Greta Van Susteren
B. Sarah Palin
C. Nikki Haley
D. Other

The correct answer is D., Other. That pro-gun statement is from the anti-gun Queen Of Gun Control, Dianne Feinstein. Can you spell hypocrite?

Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein, now in her eightieth year is a classic poster for term limits. She is now the senior United States Senator from California; a Democratic, she has been in the Senate since 1992. She also served as mayor of San Francisco from 1978 to 1988.
Born in San Francisco, Feinstein graduated from Stanford University. In the 1960s she worked in city government, and in 1970 she was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. She served as the board's first female president in 1978, during which time the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk drew national attention to the city. Feinstein succeeded Moscone as mayor. During her tenure as San Francisco's first female mayor she led a revamp of the city's cable car system and oversaw the 1984 Democratic National Convention.
After a failed gubernatorial campaign in 1990, she won a 1992 special election to the U.S. Senate. Feinstein was first elected on the same ballot as her peer Barbara Boxer, and the two became California's first female U.S. Senators. Feinstein has been re-elected four times since then and in the 2012 election, she claimed the record for the most popular votes in any U.S. Senate election in history, having received 7.75 million votes. Feinstein was the author of the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban which expired in 2004, and in 2013, introduced a new bill which would ban specific guns, exempting more than 2,200 others. Feinstein formerly chaired the Senate Rules Committee (2007–2009) and has chaired the Select Committee on Intelligence since 2009…. (The Feinstein history information above gleaned from Wikipedia.)

All government, no real life private sector experience –never had to live under her laws as a private citizen.

Her opposition to the Second Amendment of our constitution has taken some weird turns over time but she has never approached it directly in an honest way, i.e., proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal it. But all of her attempts at laws to limit rights under the Second Amendment would eventually lead to registration, confiscation and de facto repeal. She says her current Bill would decrease the number of guns in circulation and that she would outlaw all guns, if she could. And, it certainly would decrease guns in the hands of honest Americans --criminals do not obey those laws, you know. When Senators wanted to limit the terms of congress they straightforwardly proposed an amendment to the constitution with a dozen co-sponsors. See www.termlimits.org.

But it is her overall record in the Senate, her individual voting record, that argues for term limits. She has consistently supported, sponsored, endorsed and voted for all of the spending that has brought the country to the financial abyss we now face.

“By Their Votes Ye Shall Know them.” Let’s start with the conservative Heritage Action Scorecard where she rates a current 6% by voting for virtually every spending bill and voting against every effort to limit deficit spending. She got the 6% by voting for the three free trade agreements. See http://tinyurl.com/bdqllt2 for details on each bill. The Club for Growth rates on the basis of votes that offer opportunities for growth in the economy as our only chance to generate activity that can restore prosperity and raise revenues to pay down the debt. The Club gives her 9% mainly for the free trade agreements. On the liberal/progressive side, the Americans for Democratic Action gives Feinstein 90%, taking away 5% for voting for the Korean Free Trade Agreement. See the votes here: http://tinyurl.com/agdczac The non-partisan National Taxpayers Union gives her their lowest rating “F” for every year in the Senate. That is their “Big Spender” category. The worst! http://tinyurl.com/be5lcuu Citizens Against Government Waste, another non-partisan group out to protect taxpayers, gives her 13% for their “Hostile to Taxpayers” group, as one would expect after researching her record. For the extravagant sorry details: http://ccagwratings.org/?mode=home

These “lifers” in congress that we depict here as Poster Children have put our real children in such a deep hole only a vigorous economy will get them out of it –but the same career pols have killed much of that agenda, as well. And that is generational theft on a colossal basis. Spend now and the future generations will pay for it. How well did that work out for Greece?

2 comments:

Jason Aldous said...
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Jason Aldous said...

Great points, George! This ought to be matched alongside the photo showing Obama firing his rifle. The level of Democrat hypocrisy is astounding!