Though I'm tempted, I won't volley the "disingenuous statement" remark.
Was there ever any attempt to bring GFZs, NFA repeals or anything remotely pro RKBA to the floor of the Senate in 2017 or 2018? Did cloture ever really stop something that was queued up on the launchpad?
Do we not recall the pleas prior to 2016, that the GOP needed to hold all the majority positions so that they could move their agenda forward? Now the GOPe needs the House, POTUS and a 60 vote majority in the Senate before it can pass an agenda? Are you running on that platform?
(The Senate hasn't seen these types of majorities
since the 70s...and if you want a GOP cloture proof majority, you're going back nearly a century.) I'd take the bet that you and I will not see a 60 vote majority on the GOP side in our lives. Without total and unfettered control, nothing notable will be passed? What about 4D chess? What about grand compromising?
This is simple goalpost shifting to excuse ineffective leadership.
In any instance, the point was that Watts, Bloomberg and their ilk see how the GOP is simply whipping up the base (and don't we fall for it every time?) but are ultimately full of sound and fury signifying nothing. On this single point, they are wiser than a multitude of GOP cheerleaders.
“A free people claim their rights, as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.” -Thomas Jefferson, 1774
"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." - John Adams 1798
Tweed Ring: "...we should have all done more to elected Republicans..." Agreed