The government dog just shook a large number of political fleas out of its hair and, unfortunately, into lobbying and media jobs. Look for some old friends who suddenly wield semi-divine power over what business does and mostly does not get done. And look for some fresh faces anxious to make a name for themselves, probably by attacking Trump or slavishly licking his backside.
Rep. Steve Stockman (R – Texas) has announced that President Obama’s actions are unconstitutional and impeachable a full day before Obama announced any of his actions. Later Stockman compared Obama to Iraqi dictator Sadaam Hussein in a bid to continue his calm and reasoned response to new gun control measures. Even Fox News harridan Greta Van Susteren called the comparison “a stretch” – and if you’re making Greta look smart, you know you’re hitting the ball out of the moron stadium.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been a friend of the gun lobby for years – but it appears that even he is getting the message about our need to do something about easy access to weapons.