A pundit writing for The Hill has suggested that two senators who voted against the fiscal cliff bill might turn their attention to the 2016 presidential election. Based on their voting records, they could help restore the Republican Party to its former glory as the party of limited government.
President Obama and key members of his cabinet like Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, and UN Ambassador Susan Rice were all among the top ten most corrupt politicians in Washington for 2012, according to an annual list compiled by the non-partisan Judicial Watch. Also on the roster were several lawmakers including two GOP congressmen from Florida and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada).
Despite the now obvious intentions of the Obama administration to attempt to restrict further Americans' right to purchase and own guns, those same citizens are not likely to accept such restrictions readily, as noted by the recent increase in sales of weapons across the country following the Sandy Hook shootings.
In the wake of the horrific Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the contentious debate over gun control has been reignited, spurring new policy proposals by lawmakers and mobilizing gun-rights advocates.
The backlash continues to grow against Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) purging of fiscally conservative Republicans from key committees.