New York Post | Perils of a petulant presidency

A distasteful aspect of President Obama’s personality reared its head Wednesday, providing insight into why bipartisan success so often eludes him. Surrounded by family members of the Newtown victims, Obama charged that his foes had “willfully lied” to block “common-sense gun reform.”

In truth, the Manchin-Toomey amendment didn’t pass because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, fearful that a GOP amendment relaxing concealed-carry laws might pass, insisted that all amendments would need 60 votes. The background check Obama railed about mustered but 54.


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