LIASSON: In the end, the biggest obstacle to Mr. Obama’s gun violence bills might be Republican opposition, but right now the biggest hurdle is a lack of enthusiasm on the part of his own Democrats. Asked for his reaction to the president’s proposals, Republican House Speaker John Boehner said he would wait to see what the Senate – and its Democratic leader, Harry Reid, does first.
JOHN FEEHERY: The number one impediment to actual action on gun control has been Harry Reid.
LIASSON: John Feehery is a former House Republican leadership aide.
YOU DON’T FUCKIN’ SAY.
Also, I like how the first sentence is a bald-faced statement that Democrats are standing in the way, which is supported by Republicans saying that Democrats are standing in the way. BOTH SIDES DO IT! Nobody’s really at fault, and therefore no one can be blamed, and therefore nobody will scream about bias, or everybody will which is basically the same thing.
And IS it a lack of enthusiasm, Democrats, that is preventing you from magically taking away everybody’s guns and turning us into a nation of hippies?
LIASSON: Reid has said he isn’t inclined to schedule votes on proposals – like an assault weapons ban – that have little chance of passing the House.
So it’s not a lack of enthusiasm, but that Republicans won’t pass anything and Harry Reid knows it.
Oh, really, what’s the difference?