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Obama vs. the NRA

Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign

Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign by cliff1066™
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Excerpt:

There are two ways to kill a policy idea in Washington: Broaden it to include every interested person with an opinion, or appoint a commission. If you broaden it, it quickly becomes a cacophonous mess, and everyone throws up his or her hands. Commissions, almost by design, are where action goes for a nap. So when President Obama unveiled his preliminary response to the Newtown, Conn. , massacre in his news conference on Wednesday — a commission headed by Vice President Joe Biden to drum up some wide-ranging recommendations — you might have had reason to worry that Obama wasn’t serious about committing himself to gun control. But not so fast. Obama might have sensed your pessimism, and he is very aware of the dreary history of Washington commissions. Indeed, he spoke directly to that point. “This is not some Washington commission,” he said.

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People:

President Obama

Overall Sentiment: -0.0629805

Relevance: 0.89033

Sentiment Quote
0 “This is not some Washington commission,” he said. …
0 “This is not some Washington commission,” he said. “This is not something where folks are going to be studying the issue for six months and publishing a report that gets read and then pushed aside.”
-0.0411112 he might say he doesn’t want to “pre-judge” …
-0.0333525 “The idea that we would say: ‘This is terrible. This is a tragedy. Never again,’ and we don’t have the sustained attention span to be able to get this done over the next several months doesn’t make sense,” said Obama …
0.300549 “The idea that we would say: ‘This is terrible. This is a tragedy. Never again,’ and we don’t have the sustained attention span to be able to get this done over the next several months doesn’t make sense,” said Obama on Wednesday. “I have more confidence in the American people than that.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 5
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.2260853
  • Mean: 0.04521706
  • Standard Deviation: 0

Vice President Joe Biden

Overall Sentiment: -0.0108609

Relevance: 0.232095

Sandy Hook

Overall Sentiment: 0.0426555

Relevance: 0.180057

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Overall Sentiment: -0.476154

Relevance: 0.179195

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Source Site: http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsPolitics/~3/9vZj6Fkxtd4/

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Dickerson: Obama always promised to take on the special interests. Now he is set to fight the strongest interest group of all.

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Obama vs. the NRA

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