Thursday, June 13, 2013


(Didn't mean to post this -- it was something I never finished.)

I know my mayor is fighting the good fight -- I just question whether he's fighting it in an effective way:
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, in a sharp escalation in the battle over gun control, is seeking to punish Democratic senators by taking away the one thing they most need from New Yorkers: money.

On Wednesday, Mr. Bloomberg will send a personal letter to hundreds of the biggest Democratic donors in New York urging them to cut off contributions to the four Democratic senators who helped block a bill in April that would have strengthened background checks on gun purchasers.

... the four Democratic senators who sided with Republicans filibustering the background check bill -- Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Max Baucus of Montana, Mark Begich of Alaska and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota -- have raised more than $2.2 million from New York....

1 comment:

Victor said...

Bloomie ain't exactly a typical Democrat, as I'm sure you know, Steve.

He was a Republican until he felt like W's taint might rub off on him, and then became an Independent.

On this issue, his heart's in the right place.

But why not apply equal, or greater, pressure to the Republicans, who are the ones most supportive of the NRA - after all, he once was one of them, and knew all of the big-money boys and girls.

Or, did the Republicans do what they usually do when someone doesn't laud every move by their party, and declare him a heretic and an untouchable?

Yeah, probably that.