8 months, 2 weeks ago
And back in 2008, Dave Kopel ran down his record on guns.
Okay, so here’s my take. We can accept this bastard now, which is absolutely loathsome and objectionable, or we can wait until, in order, (1) Trump is nominated, (2) Trump loses to Hillary, and (3) Hillary appoints someone as bad or worse.
I’m not suggesting that we accept the bastard. If the Senate caves and has hearings on him, they all ought to be tarred and feathered. I’m merely placing bad and worse in juxtaposition to make a point. Terry McAuliffe and the power of the vote in northern Virginia will give Virginia to Hillary. I guarantee it.
In know North Carolina because I live here. Folks around these parts are horrified at Trump’s antics. Listen to me. Embarrassed and horrified. North Carolina will go for Hillary, I guarantee it. Florida will be reliable democrat territory. Colorado is too dominated by Denver, Vail and Aspen, with too few blue collar workers, to go GOP this time, especially with so little difference between the two candidates. The key swing states will go for Hillary.
Trump has won his states with less than a majority of the GOP voters. Of the voters left, many of them are conservative Christians who will never vote for someone who supports abortion (not to mention socialized medicine, the two things to which we said we would never agree – remember?). I said I won’t vote for Trump, and I won’t. I won’t throw away my vote on yet another least bad option, one who supports abortion, supports a single payer health care system, has a squishy record on gun rights, and is a proven hypocrite on foreign workers and immigration (my four no-compromise issues). The GOP voters won’t turn out for him like they turned out for the primaries, the party is too fractured. It will not become fractured, it already is fractured, like a light bulb thrown down on the floor. Totally busted. Not in the future, but right now. It’s over.
Trump cannot win a general election, and virtually all of the polls say that. So Hillary will be the next president. The biggest issue we might face will be that Hillary wins with a single party vote with voters pulling a single “lever,” thus ushering in democratic control of the senate and house. This would give Hillary everything she needed for an assault weapons ban, national gun registry, control over sales of ammunition, and justices on the supreme court to back it all up.
The long and short of it is this. Prepare for what’s coming. Steel yourself. Or better, I hope you are already prepared and putting the finishing touches on your preparations, mental and otherwise.