Of arms and men

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Vote the bastards out. Replace them with senators who will present a filibuster-proof majority for President Hillary Clinton’s SCOTUS nominees. Perhaps this new liberal voting bloc will examine the most impolitic and dangerous comma splice in American constitutional history. But please don’t join the GOP in hysteria. Denying “suspected terrorists” of the right – yes, the right, as interpreted by the Roberts Court – to buy arms reminds me of the time when Walter Mondale called Ronald Reagan a sellout because he wanted to meet in arms negotiations with the Soviets. Fritz Mondale – running to the right of Reagan! When will the left realize this never works? At worst we lose another presidential election. At worst we get this bill. And this bill. The sight of Republicans caring about due process for once is of course impressive, but their sudden enthusiasm doesn’t mean a constitutional principle isn’t at stake.

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