Willis calls on Schrader to denounce stunt

Colm Willis 2016_thb

Colm for Congress

Democrats’ Partisan point-scoring over-rides good government

Stayton, OR — Yesterday, a group of Democratic Congressmen staged a “sit-in” on the House of Representatives floor that disrupted the proceedings and forced Speaker Ryan to adjourn the House.

In a statement released today, 5th congressional district candidate Colm Willis blasted the protest. “This childish protest is not only counterproductive; it is stopping the people’s representatives from carrying out the business of the nation in the House of Representatives. After you lose a vote, you should work harder to win the next one rather than throw a tantrum on the House floor.”

The Democrats are staging the stunt to protest the lack of gun control legislation in the aftermath of the attack in Orlando. The gun control measures they wanted to pass had already been defeated in the Senate, and they did not have the votes to bring them to a vote in the House.

Willis slammed the action as a political stunt, not serious governing. “At a time when our nation is under threat from ISIS attacks and our economy is at risk of dipping back into recession, the Democrats would rather engage in legislative blackmail than work to solve our nation’s problems. This is an attempt to turn a republic into a mobocracy.”

“I call on my opponent, Kurt Schrader, to condemn this mob action and allow the House to return to its normal business.”

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  • Eric Blair

    Because the House of Representatives has been so effective up until now?

    • Reassign your morass to Cuba

      The Dembacle was a stent to stunt the flow of common sense, Libtard Blair.

    • Dick Winningstad

      That is good. The less law passed the better off citizens are.

    • Jess Wundrin’

      Ever ewe and appell ever delve into Mercator.net?

  • DavidAppell

    Colm: Kurt Schrader is my Congressman. I am glad he didn’t condemn this sit-in. I will vote for him for that, and not you, who doesn’t seem to care about gun violence or mass shootings in this country.

    You don’t have a prayer.

    • Dick Winningstad

      When the federal government does not apply the current laws against criminal gun use now, it is just plain dumb to demand more.

      • DavidAppell

        There is no law against owing assault weapons, i.e. weapons of war. They are machines designed to kill as many people as quickly as possible, which is why so many mass murderers use them.

        • Atta Boy Ackbar

          Bombastic!

        • Dick Winningstad

          There are lots of laws the federal government does not enforce now. For instance it is against federal law to be in possession of a gun if you are a felon. It is against the law to try to buy a gun if you are a felon. Laws such as these are not enforced now. One more law will not help.
          And you are displaying your ignorance of firearms. Assault weapons are full automatic military guns that while possible are extremely difficult for civilians to own.

          • DavidAppell

            “There are lots of laws the federal government does not enforce now. For instance it is against federal law to be in possession of a gun if you are a felon.”

            So you’d prefer the government invading felons’ homes to look for gun possessions?

          • Dick Winningstad

            Who suggested that?

          • DavidAppell

            You complained that felons possess guns. (Actually some of them can legally do so.) How do you want to enforce that?

          • Dick Winningstad

            Read the law sometime. If you are a felon you don’t get to have a gun. If you commit a crime with a gun you are eligible to have time added to your sentence. That doesn’t happen very often thanks to plea bargaining.

          • DavidAppell

            “It is against the law to try to buy a gun if you are a felon. Laws such as these are not enforced now.”

            Prove it.

          • Dick Winningstad

            The trend has been down during the Obama years. The effort is just not being made.
            http://trac.syr.edu/tracreports/crim/409/

          • Dick Winningstad
          • Dick Winningstad
          • DavidAppell

            How do you think the federal government should better enforce weapons violations?

            Through what mechanisms?

          • DavidAppell

            Which of the recent mass shooters — say, including Newtown and since — was a felon?

          • DavidAppell

            “Assault weapons are full automatic military guns that while possible are extremely difficult for civilians to own.”

            The AR-15 was designed for military use. The M16 was adapted from it.

            Let’s not pretend one has to be an expert in guns to understand that assault rifles have no legitimate use outside the military.

            Why don’t gun fetishists care more about vast numbers of Americans dying from guns.

            How much more carnage do you need, Dick, before you care?

          • Dick Winningstad

            Which shows you are mistaken. Of course the original AR-15’s were for military use and they were full automatic too. Full automatic is military and semi automatic is civilian (mostly).
            If you are really concerned about carnage then you should be concerned about head lopper Muslims shooting people, or gang bangers in Chicago/New York/Los Angles killing people. That is where the real carnage is. But then maybe black lives don’t matter to you.
            Your solution is similar to taking cars away from sober drivers to end drunk driving.

          • Out lout dem despot

            Istanbul be urine Constantinople, mon sewer Appellate snort!

  • Colin Yerbluf

    The party of a gazillion votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act is in no position to be whining about political stunts.

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