Pennsylvania Senator, Pat Toomey, long a darling of the right wing of his party is likely to take heat from conservatives on his helping to broker a deal on gun sale and background checks. Political watcher, Dr. Terry Madonna told WNPV some wont like the bill, but other won’t like the politics.
“It’s a victory of some sort. The President’s credibility, given Colorado and Connecticut and the high profile events he’s done, this is important to the President.”
Madonna says, whatever the fallout, it’s likely to be softened by polling, which indicates 94-percent support for universal background checks in Pennsylvania. Madonna was a guest on the Wednesday Edition of Comment Please by Univest on AM1440 WNPV.
Heritage Action For America, a Washington, D.C. group opposed to legislation on extensive background checks for gun purchases is lauding a vote ob the issue. Federal lawmakers defeated a measure on the issue Wednesday. It was a bi-partisan measure by Pennsylvania Republican senator Pat Toomey and West Virginia Democrat, Joe Manchin. Heritage Action For America spokesman Dan Holler believes two important factors led to the 54-46 vote that defeated the amendment.
“We don’t want to make criminals out of law abiding citizens, we want to go after the criminals. So that’s number one. Number two, there needs to be a real effort at the state and local level, particularly between communities and families to try to head off stuff likes this. You can’t have folks in Washington behind closed doors put some words on a piece of a paper and expect it to solve all the problems.”
Holler was a guest on WNPV’S New AM-Edition this morning with Darryl Berger
Jim Bohannon, host of the Jim Bohannon show, weeknights on WNPV at 10, joined Darryl Berger on WNPV’S New AM Edition Monday morning to talk about gridlock in D-C.
“A Republican House, a Democratic Senate, a Democratic President and it’s the same people, I’m sure who cast, what I call the straight paralysis are the first to whine about gridlock, if you don’t like it, then make up your mind in 2014”
Bohannon says, there’s some potential hope with bi-partisanship on gun control and immigration reform.
According to Montgomery County’s Salary Board Listing, the Voter Services Director was let go. Joseph Passarella served in the position for several years. The Montgomery County Republican Committee is criticizing the move, saying that Passarella had a clean record and carried out his responsibilities with the highest form of integrity. However, during his tenure in the post, Passarella was accused of not properly registering voters. Passarella earned nearly 72-thousand dollars as the director. There’s no word on a replacement.