By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
It may not stick, but the Obama administration might be getting a late education in the value of guns. When President Obama first exploited the tragedy at Newtown for more gun control, Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the National Rifle Association, suggested putting armed guards in the schools.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and at least three other representatives are already parked in their coveted aisle seats in hopes to have the world see them shaking hands with the president during tonight's State of the Union Address.
Harry Reid has successfully avoided showing his cards on spending priorities for four years. The Senate majority leader has adamantly refused to bring a budget to the floor in order to leave Republican priorities hanging out as a political pinata to beat up during the campaign.
"There are two ways to get things done here in Washington, D.C.: slow and never," lamented Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., upon hearing GSA did not have a firm timetable to sell the building.
"We're trying to find something that had bipartisan support, that is outside politics, that can make our schools safer," he told The Washington Times. "When funded in the past, school resource officers had a positive effect in reducing gun violence. It's a common sense, practical measure to protect our kids and teachers in school."