Is anyone else noticing a pattern here? President Barack Obama was recently elected to a second term despite confessing that “you can’t change Washington from inside.” He’s had to explain to disappointed supporters that he’s not an emperor. Why hasn’t he signed more executive actions on immigration reform like he did for gun control? He’s not a king, you guys.
Obama: “The government’s us. These officials are elected by you. I am elected by you. I am constrained as they are constrained.”
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) April 3, 2013
So don’t be too hard on the man if he’s not grabbing guns out of people’s hands, even if it would save just one child. As he explained at a gun control roundtable in Denver, Colo., today, he’s constrained by the screwed-up system the founding fathers put into place. No, really.
Powerful when Obama speaks from the heart on gun control. He so wants to do the right thing but he is so constrained by politics.
— Harold Itzkowitz (@HaroldItz) April 3, 2013
Powerful? The most powerful man in the world passing the buck to the authors of the Bill of Rights to save face is powerful?
Obama standing with cops: “The government’s us. These officials are elected by you…I am constrained as they are constrained.”
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) April 3, 2013
@markknoller Owe me a keyboard, Mark. Beer spewed when I read THAT B.S.! Since WHEN has he ever been “constrained?” He HATES the Founders.
— ★♥ Harriet Baldwin(@HarrietBaldwin) April 3, 2013
@markknoller Wow – ‘constrained’?!!
— Victor (@vicnewyork) April 3, 2013
And he termed Constituation a “Charter of Negative Liberties” MT @markknoller BHO “I am constrained by a system our founders put in place.”
— Tom T. (@VRWCTexan) April 3, 2013
@markknoller the fact that he feels “constrained” is a bit disconcerting; preferable to say our arms rights are protected by our founders
— Shawn Farrell (@ShawnFarrell) April 3, 2013
Also, #POTUS just said that he’s constrained but the system that the founders put in place. I’m going to put that clip on a constant loop.
— Kelly Maher (@okmaher) April 3, 2013
He’s not unreasonable, though. Even the first lady had to admit that you bitter clingers — um, modern-day pioneers — out in the wild might want a firearm; maybe a musket. It was good enough for the founders.
Pres Obama says even wife Michelle once said she can understand why people in rural America would need guns for protection.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) April 3, 2013
Obama: “Michelle told me…if I lived on a farm in Iowa, I’d probably want a gun, too.”
— Roger Simon (@politicoroger) April 3, 2013