A warning to Democrats on New Gun Control Laws from former President Bill Clintion

Screen-Shot-2013-01-19-at-10.59.46-PM-620x347Hat tip to The Blaze for this report

Bill Clinton Warns Dems:

Don’t ‘Patronize’ and Look ‘Down Your Nose’ at Gun Culture

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton spoke with top Democratic donors at a private meeting on Saturday where, according to Politico, he warned the group to treat gun control differently than other political issues.

“Do not patronize the passionate supporters of your opponents by looking down your nose at them,” Clinton reportedly said.  “A lot of these people live in a world very different from the world lived in by the people proposing these things…”

He proceeded to explain how, though polling data is certainly useful for politicians, it doesn’t measure the emotion and enthusiasm associated with an issue.  And it’s the passion associated with gun control, Clinton argued, that makes it so delicate.

Politico continues:

Clinton dedicated a substantial portion of his 40-minute address before a joint meeting of the Obama National Finance Committee and a group of business leaders to the issue of guns and gun control, saying that it was a test-case for President Barack Obama’s grass-roots movements…

“The way the Obama campaign won Florida, won Ohio, won this election by more than projected was the combination of technology, social media and personal contact,” Clinton said. That’s “the only way that our side will ever be able to even up the votes in the midterms and as these issues come up, really touch people and talk to them about it.”

But he said that he understands the culture that permeates a state like Arkansas — where guns are a longstanding part of local culture.

“A lot of these people … all they’ve got is their hunting and their fishing,” he told the Democratic financiers. “Or they’re living in a place where they don’t have much police presence. Or they’ve been listening to this stuff for so long that they believe it all.”  [Emphasis added]

In the opinion of the former president, those who are patting themselves on the back for their “brave” efforts on gun control may not be seeing the full picture.

“Do not be self-congratulatory about how brave you [are] for being for this” gun control push, he said.  “The only brave people are the people who are going to lose their jobs if they vote with you.”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/19/bill-clinton-warns-dems-dont-patronize-and-look-down-your-nose-at-gun-culture/

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18 responses to “A warning to Democrats on New Gun Control Laws from former President Bill Clintion

  1. Good Morning America :D

  2. Obama could learn quite a few things from Clinton. But I won’t hold my breath. I was NEVER a fan of Bill Clinton but when he won his second term he DID moderate his stance and worked with conservatives and Republicans to get some things done. Obama is doing the exact opposite. He has already shown that he will now move even further to the left–50% of the country be damned. Well, Obama and his liberal puppets are in for a rude awakening. The gun issue alone will push back any plans he has for taking over the House and will set him up for tremendous losses in the Senate.

    • I think one of the key elements to Clinton’s popularity today is exactly that fact you pointed out. He moved to the middle and was careful not to step on too many toes.

    • I went to barber shop yesterday (always a good forum) and the consensus was that Obama stepped in it big time with his attempts on gun control.

  3. What saddens and infuriates me at the same time, are the politicians that only care about an upcoming election so they can keep their positions.

    • That is why I firmly believe in term limits for these rascals. I would like to see them all swept from the House and Senate in 2014. America needs a fresh start and fresh ideas.

      • Term limits are a must. No retirement pay, no free healthcare and shut the dining hall. How long would you keep an employee in your company when he is failing? No, but the sad part is our politicians who are failing us keep getting re-elected.

  4. Clinton’s last paragraph offends me.
    “A lot of these people…all they’ve got is their hunting and fishing “.
    That statement is demeaning, and blatantly false.
    These people also believe in God, have jobs, are not on welfare, and are disgusted by the likes of you and every other corrupt politician that continually manipulate the ignorant into voting for you year after year.
    “Or living in a place where they don’t have much police presence. Or they’ve been listening to this stuff for so long that they believe it all.”

    1. They don’t believe it or you AT ALL ! Your a liar.
    2. They don’t need the police, they have guns.
    3. Democratic financiers, wow, that is intimidating.

    Go away Bill, and take the reprobate you married with you.

    • I’m not a gambling man AFVet but I am getting the impression you may not like Bill and Hillary Clinton very much. lol

      • I wouldn’t gamble on the fact that I support them.
        That would be a losing bet my friend.
        I just wish they would go away.
        The Obama’s will probably be the same, unless he lands in jail.

        • I’m still holding out hope that one of the many of Barack Obama’s dark secrets will come to light and bring about his resignation and or impeachment.

          • I was making my rounds this morning and WND, and Breitbart both have posts on Darrell Issa and Fast and Furious investigations are ongoing.
            As far as the Benghazi investigations, H. Clinton is scheduled to testify in the next week, that is of course unless she falls down again.
            Of course, the renewal of the current regime will take precedence with the news media for the next week or so, and then a new tragedy will have been created/exposed to divert the attention of the drones.

          • This Inauguration will be more like a Coronation than anything else. Soon people will be calling him “His Holiness”.