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Politicians who disavow political motives are playing politics
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By Pat Cunningham
April 9, 2013 5:20 p.m.



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In a speech about gun control last night in Hartford, Conn., President Obama said:

This is not about politics. This is about doing the right thing for all the families that are here that have been torn apart by gun violence. It’s about them and all the families going forward, so we can prevent this from happening again….Every once in a while, we set politics aside, and we just do what’s right.

While I agree with Obama’s objectives in this matter, I think his disavowal of politics is pure poppycock. It’s part and parcel of the widespread, but foolish, notion ...

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