New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is putting his money where his mouth is when it comes to politics and gun legislation.
His super PAC, Independence USA, is dropping more than $1 million in advertisement money against a Democratic candidate running in a special election to replace former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Chicago.
The candidate, former U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson, has an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association and opposes proposals that call for a renewed ban on assault weapons similar to the one that expired in 2004.
…I chant for injuries, of course, because you can’t trust a Democrat to go against the wishes of his or her party leadership. Ever. And the Democratic party leadership hates and fears guns almost as much as it hates and fears people who do not hate and fear guns. Which means that Debbie Halvorson’s vaunted NRA rating will sublimate like dry ice in the Mojave the first time it’s put to the test anyway. And I would really like that the NRA take that reality into account when it plans out its long-term strategies; but then again I would also like a pony.
So… by all means, I hope that there’s a nasty Democratic primary; we already know that whoever wins it will be utterly useless to anybody who isn’t a hard-shelled liberal anyway.