At this year’s CPAC, you couldn’t look in any direction without seeing a “Stand with Rand” sign. But what exactly is a “libertarian?”
Time to sit back and get caffeinated…the Senate’s in session for the long haul today as it prepares to vote on the budget proposal released earlier this month — and the 400-plus amendments that go along with it.
On Wednesday, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill that strictly curbs gun rights in that state.
Hickenlooper, a Democrat, signed legislation requiring a background check for all gun purchases in Colorado, a bill that requires the gun buyer to pay for that background check, as well as legislation that restricts gun magazine capacity to 15 rounds of ammunition. The new regulations will begin on July 1.
Sheriff Richard Mack of Graham County, Arizona took to the podium Thursday at CPAC with a message that you might not expect to hear from a police officer: gun control in America is illegal.
Less than a week after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. that claimed the lives of 26 people, including 20 young children, conservative and liberal news sources are reporting that gun sales across the country have soared. Another item selling at record numbers is children’s body armor.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is reporting a record 4,154 background checks submitted on Saturday alone.
Also seeing record sales is Utah-based company “Amendment II”, which sells bullet-proof backpacks and body armor for children.
President Obama holds the top two records for worst post-election sell-offs in the American financial markets.
On Wednesday morning, right after Obama’s re-election the Dow Jones Industrial Average, or DJIA, fell 2.8 percent in the first two hours of trading. It closed out Wednesday down 2.3 percent, the largest decline in a year. The S&P fell 2.3 percent. The Nasdaq lost 2.48 percent. 80 percent of all the stocks on the NYSE and Nasdaq ended up in the negative.
And that was just Wednesday.
In his victory speech Tuesday night, President Obama claimed that the country is not “as divided as our politics suggest,” despite having run one of the most divisive campaigns in American history.
In a speech that sounded like it was written by the Romney campaign, Obama spoke of an America that wanted to avoid debt and maintain a strong military presence in the world. He mentioned the “necessary work of self-government,” and he touted the American ideal of success through hard work. For a few moments throughout his speech, Obama actually sounded like a conservative.
The most suspiciously conservative statement came at the end of Obama’s speech. Having described the importance of hard work to be able to succeed, Obama went on to say, “I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests. We’re not as cynical as the pundits believe.”