Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pro-Gun D - Not a Complete Oxymoron

As I write this on Wednesday late afternoon before supper, the lead story at the Politico website has the following headline and subhead:
The Issue Democrats Wish Would Go Away 
Can the Democratic Party retake Congress by giving up on gun control? Should It?
Democrats have concluded that, in selected districts, they cannot defeat the National Rifle Association and might as well not try. The article cites three Dem Congressional candidates who have avoided (or even repudiated) the Dem gun control orthodoxy unpopular in their districts.

Snerk ... there is nothing quite like a string of defeats to encourage an exploration of policy alternatives. Might we one day see pro-life Dems? Free enterprise Dems? Small government Dems?