“The know-your-audience philosophy can be a big step down the road to pandering to the audience.” —Edward Tufte
Red State’s Erick Erickson reports the Republican Conference is “scared to death” of the tactics of Senators Lee, Cruz and Paul – that it is supposedly putting them in a tough spot.
Several of the Republicans are using the Manchin-Toomey compromise plan as an excuse to cave on the gun filibuster. They claim that Senators Lee, Cruz, and Paul are running ahead of the conference in their insistence on a filibuster.
What they fail to see is that the cloture vote is the vote to stop the gun legislation from passage.
NH Senator Kelly Ayotte joins Senator McCain, Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), who told CBS’ “This Morning,” this legislation “deserves an vote up or down.”
It is time to watch very closely. It is time to ask the tough questions. What does this bill contain? Are we a step closer to national gun registration?