A little while after the election I wondered about the future of the Republican party and where I thought it was headed after suffering such a miserable defeat at the hands of Obama and the DNC. I wondered if they could rebound from this, and even gave them suggestions on how they could pull themselves up by their bootstraps and be all bootstrappy. Of course no one listened to me and my awesomeness, but shockingly they didn't have to.
Lacking clarvoyance I wondered what issue the Republicans could rally around to somehow justify their existence to voters. Then the Democrats handed them one, gun control, and the party has sprung new life. Whether you agree with gun control or not, it currently is a right, and historically the party that fights to expand liberty is the one that usually wins in the end. Granted, the gun legislation being proposed is something our country has implemented before, well barely, and somehow the Republic still stood strong, but the very mention of limiting firearms ownership will rally many apolitical folks into standing firm with those elected officials who promise to block said restrictions.
So if the next mid-term elections see a growth in Republican seats in Congress, you may want to thank the DNC.
"I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it." - Clint Eastwood