Perdido 03

Perdido 03

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Bloomberg Wields Bludgeon Against Pols

He's doing this on the gun issue, but make no mistake, he's going to do this on all sorts of issues - education reform, charter schools, food policy, transportation policy, Big Gulps:

(Reuters) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in his latest bid for tougher gun control, is urging the city's legions of Democratic donors to withhold funds from four Democratic senators who opposed a background checks bill earlier this year.

The letter, sent to hundreds of the city's major donors on Wednesday, targets the four Democrats who joined Republicans in blocking a compromise bill designed to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, according to Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group Bloomberg founded and largely funds.

Reuters notes the strategy could backfire on Bloomberg:

Others said the effort could backfire, especially if Republicans win back control of the U.S. Senate, making new gun control legislation all but impossible.

"Mark Pryor is the only Democrat who could win in Arkansas," said one senior Democratic aide. "Making it less likely that he will win, will make it more likely that Republicans take control of the Senate, which would doom the prospects for expanded background checks for the foreseeable future."

I think it's troubling that this small little man has so much more "free speech" than the rest of us.

But that's America for you - billions talk, everything else gets illegally spied upon and drone bombed.

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