As Ronald Reagan once said, “There you go again.”
During an appearance on ABC News’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos” on Sunday, President Barack Obama was once again pointing his finger at Republicans for the inability to move his agenda “forward.”
And equally tiresome is the great Divider-in-Chief’s penchant for getting facts wrong.
When the topic of gun control came up, Obama said “80 to 90 percent of the country” agreed with him on the issue, but a “faction of the Republican Party” prevented him from getting gun-control legislation passed, according to CNS News.
“You put gun control at the top of the agenda, immigration reform, climate change — all of it’s stalled or reversing,” host Stephanopoulos offered. “How do you answer the argument that beyond the deficit, this has been a lost year, and how do you save it?”
After saying immigration reform would pass in the House if Speaker John Boehner would put it up to a vote, Obama said: “So the question then is not whether or not the ideas we put forward can garner a majority of support, certainly in the country.”
“I mean, gun control, we had 80, 90 percent of the country that agreed with it,” he continued.
“The problem we have is we have a faction of the Republican Party, in the House of Representatives in particular, that view compromise as a dirty word, and anything that is either remotely associated with me, they feel obliged to oppose,” Obama added.
Clearly, the narrative that those who oppose Obama do so out of an irrational dislike for him polls well.
Speaking of polls, a Gallup poll released just weeks after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Ct., did show large percentages of Americans favored requiring criminal background checks on all gun sales and increasing government spending on mental health programs, CNS News noted.
However, those numbers fell off considerably when it came to limiting the sale of ammunition magazines and reinstating an assault weapons ban. Darn facts.
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- Did Sunny Hostin just admit on air to breaking the law by voting for her son? - November 8, 2022
- Stacey Abrams justifies trailing in the polls by suggesting black men are too stupid to back her - November 7, 2022
- Kevin McCarthy has message for Pelosi telling Dems to ‘change the subject’ away from inflation - October 24, 2022
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.