- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 17, 2013

“As a result of the Boston Marathon bombings, will you change the way you lead your everyday life?” asks a Fox News poll. The answer: 81 percent said “no.”

“How worried are you that terrorist attacks might take place where you live or work?” the poll also asks. The answer: 65 percent of the respondents said they were not worried.

“Which of the following best describes how you feel about the bombings?” the poll asks. The answer: 58 percent of the respondents said they were angry; 27 percent were worried.

“How confident are you that government authorities will catch those responsible?” Answer: 79 percent say the bombers will be caught.


AND IN SUMMATION

“The defeat of Manchin-Toomey anti-gun power grab is a victory for peace and civil liberties. Constitutional rights don’t require permission slips. The language of the Second Amendment is perhaps the starkest and most absolute in the Constitution.”

Rep. Steve Stockman, Texas Republican, on the defeat of the universal background check proposal for gun sales in the Senate on Wednesday.

A MERE 844 PAGES

Heaven forbid that the press and public somehow equate immigration reform with health care reform. Both are lengthy, after all. Ever-vigilant, Sen. Marco Rubio has gone on myth patrol to prevent just such a damning thing circulating through the press.

“The myth: The immigration bill will be well over 1,500 pages,” the Mr. Rubio proclaims.

“The fact: The ‘Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013’ is 844 pages long,” he clarifies.

Mr. Rubio has offered a link to all 844 pages at his website (Rubio.Senate.gov), along with summary and question sections. The Florida Republican and his colleagues are not going to be hurried, either.

“The bill will not be rushed to Senate floor for a vote,” they note in a summary. “Most bills in Congress are given only a few days of consideration before they’re brought to a vote and sometimes even less (like the fiscal cliff bill that passed on New Year’s Eve, only a few hours after it was written and introduced). That is wrong, and Sen. Rubio has said he would not support this legislation if it was rushed through.”

FOR THE LEXICON

“MarcoPhone.”

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