Mayor Nanny-state Bloomberg, the billionaire mayor of New York City, has claimed victory in his crusade against gun rights after the results of Tuesday’s primary election in Illinois’ scandal-plagued 2nd Congressional District.
The leftist Bloomberg spent roughly $2 million of his own money to support an virulently anti-gun Democrat over a generally pro-gun Debbie Halvorson.
Bloomberg, and even the White House (via Sheriff “Shoot through the door” Joe Biden) are crowing about the significance of the race, touting the race as a referendum on the gun control sentiment of the nation.
In reality, the district is overwhelmingly urban poor minority and has never been anything approaching pro-civil rights. They sure like their Jesse Jackson Jr., though. He won the race last year even though he was under rumored indictment and a serious stormcloud of scandal.
The district is home to a lot of urban poor, and is home to many poor communities such as Harvey, IL.
Harvey, IL, frankly, looks a lot like a small version of Detroit.
But anyway, according to Democrats Bloomberg and Biden, it’s a fair comparison to America in general.
Where will Bloomberg turn next?
It seems the answer may be Virginia. The Virginia Shooting Sports Association has the story…
Will Bloomberg Use Virginia As Next Test of His Strategy?
(Virginian Shooting Sports Association) – Bloomberg was taking a victory lap yesterday after his annointed candidate won the Democratic Primary to replace disgraced Chicago Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. As the NRA told The Hill, Chicago’s 2nd District was never a pro-gun district even though one of the candidates running had an “A” rating from the NRA. Bloomberg spent heavily in the district, the NRA spent nothing.
“We fully expect Mayor Bloomberg to try to spend a considerable amount of his fortune in the upcoming months, as he has already in the past few weeks. But the simple fact remains: Illinois-2 was never a pro-gun district, so to try and suggest this is a major victory of any kind is disingenuous,” said NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam.
Bloomberg and his gun control minions are channelling Vice President Joe Biden, saying public sentiment has changed and Tuesday’s results prove it. But while Bloomberg has deep pockets, it is unlikely he is going to put his money where there is no path to victory and a large number of the U.S. Congressional districts are gerrymandered so much from one side to the other that it leaves him very few districts with which to work.
Which brings us to this year’s Virginia’s Governor’s race. Virginia is referred to as “purple” as it has gone for Obama in the last two presidential elections and Democrats have won the last two U.S. Senate elections, yet has 8 of its 11 congressional seats in Republican hands and currently has a Republican Governor. It is one of two states with statewide elections this year and the GOP candidate, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, is strongly pro-rights while the Democratic candidate, Terry McAuliffe, is trying to play what the anti-rights crowd consider the middle ground. McAuliffe made a point of purchasing a very expensive shotgun at Gander Mountain recently while calling for reinstatement of handgun rationing and banning so-called “assault weapons.” It looks like Virginia will be the only one of the two states that will be competitive this year. This mixture is tailor made for Bloomberg’s strategy.