Gun Owners of America was among the first to issue a five-alarm alert about the confirmation of Cass Sunstein as head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs by the Senate in a 57-40 vote on Sept. 11. There was plenty of alarm when Sustein, a bizarre Obama crony who not only supports gun control and opposes hunting, but actually believes animals should have the right to sue hunters, was nominated for this regulatory post.
Now there’s a lot of head-scratching.
The “real vote,” GOA notes, was actually on Sept. 9 “when Republicans tried to kill his nomination using a filibuster — a procedure which required Democrats to muster 60 votes. Every Democrat (except for three) voted for Sunstein. The three Senators who voted against Sunstein on the filibuster were Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), Mark Pryor (D-AR) and James Webb (D-VA).
Unfortunately, a handful of Republicans crossed party lines to help Sunstein overcome the procedural roadblock. The Republican traitors who crossed party lines on Wednesday were Senators Bob Bennett (UT), Sue Collins (ME), Judd Gregg (NH), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Richard Lugar (IN) and Olympia Snowe (ME).
— Cass Sunstein: An even bigger threat than Van Jones? http://www.examiner.com/x-16023-Sacramento-Conservative-Examiner/y2009m9d11-Cass-Sunstein-An-even-bigger-threat-than-Van-Jones
— Obama “Czar” Sunstein Talks About the Second Amendment; http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-%E2%80%9Cczar%E2%80%9D-sunstein-talks-about-the-second-amendment.html//
— Cass Sunstein, like Van Jones, is an indicator about how far left Obama leans; http://www.examiner.com/x-4525-Seattle-Gun-Rights-Examiner/y2009m9d10-Cass-Sunstein-like-Van-Jones-is-an-indicator-about-how-far-left-Obama-leans