This is how Washington runs, and it needs to be changed.
I’m in favor of self defense laws and gun ownership, but that’s not my focus here. It’s the way Washington conducts business. I have heard it said time and again that no legislation should be passed by Congress until it had a 90 day (or longer) vetting period with no changes in the wording whatsoever, its merit rises and falls by how its crafted and the response by the public, having enough time to register their yes or no approval of the measure.
”The date on the bill suggests that it was one of the Jones’ deal bills. Obama was signing off on the work of others and getting credit for it.”
Obama Only “Sponsored” a Self-Defense Bill Because He Didn’t Know What Was In It
There are some arguments going around over whether the bill that Obama sponsored back in the Illinois State Senate really was a “Stand Your Ground” bill or not.
But it doesn’t really matter.
The bill, like the rest of Obama’s legislative history is fictional. It goes back to his Emil Jones deal in which his Senate prospects were boosted by giving him credit for cosponsoring a lot of legislation.
SHOMAN: President Jones was the godfather, and he likes that role. He relishes that role.
MALVEAUX: In 2002, Democrats took over the state senate. Jones, a former sewer inspector, was now the president of the Senate. Obama went to Jones with a proposal.
JONES: You have a lot of power. Tell me what kind of power I got, Barack. He said, you have the power to make a United States senator. I said, that sounds very interesting. I said, “If I got that kind of power, tell me anyone you know of that I could make a United States senator.”
And he said, “Me.”
HENDON: He owes it all. He owes everything to President Jones. I never let Barack forget that. And we shouldn’t let Barack forget that.