Children as Props


Comment: Obama image screen snip from Drudge


  1. TX Gov Rick Perry statement:

    ... to use the massacre of little children to advance a pre-existing political agenda that would not have saved those children, disgusts me ...

  2. American Thinker:
    The president needs to get serious and stop the campaign speeches

    President Obama put on quite a show on Wednesday. He even included some cute little kids in the act, a pathetic reminder that it's always about promoting a political agenda with this crowd in the White House.

    What did President Obama propose? Nothing consequential. Don't expect the Senate Democrats to put any of this to a vote. And it's worse at the GOP House.

    President Obama wants to enforce gun laws. My question is simple: Why weren't we enforcing these laws before?

  3. Rand Paul Vows to Stop Obama on Guns--and Obama Might Be Prepared to Lose

    The phrase in the article that I would like to emphasize:

    no reasonable person could expect any of Obama's proposals to have stopped [Sandy Hook ]from happening.

    A man with a gun would have stopped the Sandy Hook killer

  4. Star Tribune: Don't use children as props in gun debate

    The National Rifle Association took the first shot in this latest pursuit of the puerile. Not only did it release a political ad late Tuesday about the president's children -- a bipartisan taboo of long standing -- but it made Sasha and Malia's security the subject of a brutal attack on President Obama.

    "Are the president's kids more important than yours?" asks the NRA's male announcer. "Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school?" The ad goes on to call him an "elitist hypocrite" who wants only his own children to be safe.

    "Repugnant and cowardly," said Jay Carney, Obama's spokesman. Indeed, the word "despicable" would not go too far in this case.

    Unfortunately, Obama would have had more standing to denounce the NRA's childishness if he hadn't been about to launch a children's crusade of his own in the rollout of his gun-violence initiative Wednesday morning. The White House packed the audience and the stage with kids, some of whom the president singled out during his speech. His aides even released handwritten letters children sent, such as:

    Dear Mr. President: My name is Taejah. I am ten years old. I am writing you to ask you to STOP gun violence. I am very sad about the children who lost their lives in Conn. So, I thought I would write to you to STOP gun violence. Thank you Mr. President.

    It's awful enough that 20 first-graders were among those killed in last month's massacre at a school in Newtown, Conn. Is it really necessary for both sides to put them on the front lines in this political fight?


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