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TOPIC: Bipartisan cooperation a joke says Toomey R-Pa
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A bipartisan proposal to expand background checks for gun sales failed in part due to Republicans' desire to prevent President Barack Obama from winning a victory on a major policy initiative, the gun proposal's chief GOP proponent said Wednesday.

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., who crafted a proposal with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to extend background checks to firearms purchased at gun shows and online, said the measure failed to win the 60 votes it needed to win passage due to Republican politics.

"In the end it didn’t pass because we’re so politicized," Toomey told editors from Digital First Media in an interview published Wednesday by the Norristown Times Herald.

"There were some on my side who did not want to be seen helping the president do something he wanted to get done, just because the president wanted to do it," Toomey added.

His comments suggest that his fellow Republicans' votes weren't governed so much by judgment of good policy so much as a desire to deprive Obama of a political and legislative victory.

It's a phenomenon to which the president himself alluded on Tuesday when speaking at a news conference about the parts of his agenda that have stalled in Congress.

"Their base thinks that compromise with me is somehow a betrayal. They’re worried about primaries," Obama said. "And I understand all that. And we're going to try to do everything we can to create a permission structure for them to be able to do what’s going to be best for the country. But it’s going to take some time."

The sentiment could infect other second term priorities of Obama's currently before Congress, like comprehensive immigration reform or a broader agreement with Republicans on taxes and entitlements.

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" The NRA USED to support background checks until we started dropping our memberships and got the message to them. They still don't get it, but they are starting to get the idea. 2A is not about hunting, sport shooting or even self defense, it is the backbone of our BOR without it there will be no other rights.

Toomey screwed up, and he will pay the price come time for reelection."

So it was a grassroots effort to bully the NRA?

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You know what the US is looking a lot like right now?

France, just before the Germans invaded it during WWII.

Dysfunctional government, back stabbing itself to spit the other. It didn't end well for France and Capitalism was almost totally wiped out after they got their act together... Granted it took the occupation of the Nazi's to smack the French around and knock some sense into them.

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We at OCDO are very proud of our accomplishment, but we are only beginning to fight back.

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BS it had nothing to do with the president. The gun owners/enthusiasts no longer sit on their backside and wait for some progressive asshole to snip away constitutional rights. We went on a campaign to let these bums know where we stood, and it worked. The NRA USED to support background checks until we started dropping our memberships and got the message to them. They still don't get it, but they are starting to get the idea. 2A is not about hunting, sport shooting or even self defense, it is the backbone of our BOR without it there will be no other rights.

Toomey screwed up, and he will pay the price come time for reelection.

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The average Republican Congressman is about as useful to the country as a hemorrhoid is to a person. In theory, one may stop you from doing something where you'd hurt yourself. Meanwhile, nothing but a pain in the ass.

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A bipartisan proposal to expand background checks for gun sales failed in part due to Republicans' desire to prevent President Barack Obama from winning a victory on a major policy initiative, the gun proposal's chief GOP proponent said Wednesday.

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., who crafted a proposal with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to extend background checks to firearms purchased at gun shows and online, said the measure failed to win the 60 votes it needed to win passage due to Republican politics.

"In the end it didn’t pass because we’re so politicized," Toomey told editors from Digital First Media in an interview published Wednesday by the Norristown Times Herald.

"There were some on my side who did not want to be seen helping the president do something he wanted to get done, just because the president wanted to do it," Toomey added.

His comments suggest that his fellow Republicans' votes weren't governed so much by judgment of good policy so much as a desire to deprive Obama of a political and legislative victory.

It's a phenomenon to which the president himself alluded on Tuesday when speaking at a news conference about the parts of his agenda that have stalled in Congress.

"Their base thinks that compromise with me is somehow a betrayal. They’re worried about primaries," Obama said. "And I understand all that. And we're going to try to do everything we can to create a permission structure for them to be able to do what’s going to be best for the country. But it’s going to take some time."

The sentiment could infect other second term priorities of Obama's currently before Congress, like comprehensive immigration reform or a broader agreement with Republicans on taxes and entitlements.

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