They seem to be caving already.
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I got an instant message this morning from a friend of mine who said, “Do you think the Republicans are gonna cave on gun control?” Now, I will be honest with you about what I wrote back, before knowing anything. I mean, I’m aware of the latest, the proposed filibuster and all the debate arguments pro and con. I know what the Democrats want. They want to get guns out of the hands of everybody that’s got them legally. I know the drill. You do, too. I don’t care what they say. I don’t care about their denials. They wish the Second Amendment wasn’t there.
They don’t care what polling data is; they just want control. So I wrote back, and I said, “Well, can you give me any evidence to suggest they won’t cave on gun control?”
The friend wrote back, said, “What do you mean?”
I said, “Well, pick an issue, budget issue, name one. Where have the Republicans, at the end of the day, if not caved, sacrificed greatly in order to forge an agreement?”
There is one instance. They didn’t buckle going into the sequester, and they’re being blamed for the sequester when it was Obama’s idea. So there is that. They did hold firm to that. I wrote back and I said, “The way I’m thinking right now, the Democrats want gun control. The media wants gun control. The Republicans want to be loved by the media, therefore we’re gonna get gun control.”