Rush’s Morning Update: Emotion
RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-18-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:30:23 PM by servo1969
When President Obama used Air Force One to ferry around parents of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary, he understood the politics of emotion. Democrat operatives understood, when they arranged for the parents to lobby 25 senators for a new assault weapons ban.
A guy recently called my show, irate that anybody would describe the Sandy Hook parents as lobbyists. Even though they were lobbying. His objective was to silence criticism. That’s exactly what Obama and Democrats want: a one-sided debate, with the opposition too afraid to speak up, for fear of appearing insensitive to grieving parents.
Mr. Mattioli doesn’t believe new gun laws will help. He is calling for existing laws to be enforced, including stiff sentences for lawbreakers. He is equally clear criminals are not going comply with new laws. “There are tens of millions of these [guns] out there and criminals aren’t going to hand them back,” he said. “So why should I be hampered in protecting myself when someone can come to my home and outgun me?”
He described watching lawmakers in Connecticut suspend “reasoning and critical thinking” in favor of “groupthink.” That’s something Democrats hope happens at the federal level with gun control legislation. Because playing on emotion is their only hope. Logic, reason, truth, and the Constitution, are not on their side.