Do not load up, much less pull the trigger
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– News covered by Quincy Quarry News with commentary added.


Former President Barack Obama issued a warning to Democratic lawmakers to avoid opting for a “circular firing squad” within the party ahead of the 2020 general election.


So much for gun control?
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“One of the things I do worry about sometimes among progressives in the United States … is a certain kind of rigidity where we say, ‘Uh, I’m sorry, this is how it’s going to be,’ and then we start sometimes creating what’s called a ‘circular firing squad,’ where you start shooting at your allies because one of them has strayed from purity on the issues,” Obama said. “When that happens, typically the overall effort and movement weakens.”  


Also not getting his way …
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“You have to recognize that the way we (have, ed.) structure(d, ed.) democracy (in the United States, ed.) requires you to take into account people who don’t agree with you,” Obama said. “That by definition means you’re not going to get 100 percent of what you want.” 


Source: Obama warns progressive lawmakers to avoid a ‘circular firing squad’ ahead of the 2020 election

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