Shortly after taking his home-state team turn on the Senate floor, Rob joined his party in blocking four gun control measures, just as he did to Planned Parenthood funding, climate change measures and other issues that aren’t a good fit for his sponsors, not the least of whom is the National Rifle Assn. that sends him enough contributions for whatever it takes to buy his vote. In return, Rob gets an A rating from the NRA for his obedience.
The senator tries to disguise his NRA/Koch Brothers/ party obligations with a lofty but ludicrous feel- good slogan that he is “fighting for Ohio jobs and families’”. Hey folks, he just voted against some modest gun reforms that new polls tell us are supported by a great majority of Americans. But he didn’t choose to be gutsy enough to bite the hand that feeds him. It wouldn’t have met his definition of common sense.