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Obama’s Execrable Use of Children to Sell His Gun Proposals

by Keith Koffler on January 15, 2013, 2:19 pm

At many White House events, whoever the president is, there appear what we in the White House press corps call “the sob stories.”

These are the people who are supposedly adversely affected by the status quo, which the president hopes to change with his brilliant new initiative. Often the sob stories will speak, detailing how they incurred some profound tragedy from which only the president – with the cooperation of Congress – can rescue them.

The sob stories, whether they know it or not, are being manipulated to advance the president’s agenda. They may fully understand and support the president’s plans, or they may not. But they are being used as props for the benefit of the big guy.

That’s why rarely are the sob stories children. Because manipulating children for a politician’s gain is generally held to be a bad thing to do.

But not by this White House.

At Wednesday’s White House gun violence event, during which President Obama will unveil his gun control proposals, the props will be children who have written to Obama about their reactions to the shootings in Newtown.

Nothing tugs at the heartstrings more than children. Nothing could make Obama’s case more effectively than a crowd of innocent kids, hoping to avoid the fate of their unlucky peers in Connecticut.

It’s a disgrace to manipulate these children. But for a White House that portrays Republicans as heartless villains and that tore to shreds a good man named Mitt Romney, little is off limits.

The ends justify the means. Because when you are so convinced of your moral and intellectual superiority – of the supreme rightness of your position – as this White House is, whatever you have to do to get your way is worth it.

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AZ Granny January 15, 2013 at 2:24 pm

It’s absolutely disgusting that Obama would use these children in the manner. Whatever it takes is what he’ll do. No matter how shameful or despicable.

MichelleIndependent January 15, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Using children as props and shields.

Obama is a thug.

WNY_ROC January 15, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Only cowards use children as shields . . . Hezbollah, al-Qaeda, Taliban, Saddam Hussein, and our current president of the US.

CiscoKid January 16, 2013 at 7:27 am

Truly the one of most despicable and shameful acts any politician has ever done.
I agree fully with your statement, he’s now in the company of those heinous men, and fits in rather well.

Owen_Kellogg January 15, 2013 at 11:56 pm
Just2old January 16, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Thanks for the Hitler reminder….birds of a feather….

John LeMoine January 16, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Well you all hate him and anything he does. Thank God you are in the minority

Tonto January 16, 2013 at 4:20 pm

You are wrong—What the left fears the most is the truth–and the truth is..Conservatives are the majority–we just don’t have the self corruption or the failed media to lie about it like the left does.
Look at the red state/blue state map. Out numbered.
Commies win elections by fraud. If they told the citizens the truth about what they are REALLY about, NO ONE but the crazies would vote for them.
Saddam HUSSEIN used to use kids at his feet when he gave his dictator speeches.
Open your eyes —stop being a tool.

John LeMoine January 16, 2013 at 6:54 pm

It is funny you say we fear the truth. I’ll take PBS or NYTimes over Fox infotainment lies any day. As for the red state/blue state, your math doesn’t add up. The old Confederate states and a few western ones do not make a majority. 1/7th of the population lives in just New York and California.
I really am ready for the Old South to secede, we would be such a better country without them.

JS Mill January 16, 2013 at 10:16 pm

I’d make a far more probable bet that these 2nd Amendment issues become a news story before you were to get that wish.

In other news, between now and 2014 I’m helping on a project to disenfranchise as many non-taxpaying (Democrat) voters as possible. And I’m not even Republican, I’m a Libertarian. I just recognize Socialism (the Fascist/Corporatist variety thereof) when I see it.

Ironically, one of the prongs of the disenfranchisement project is … making gun crimes a Federal Crime, a felony. We must after all save the children from guns … and Fascism.

Allan January 16, 2013 at 11:02 pm

You are delusional. I recommend a psychiatrist.

Playrighter January 16, 2013 at 5:57 pm

At least these human props didn’t have to travel as far as that poor suffering child who stood by Obama as he signed the health care bill. I believe he was hauled in from Washington state.

Speaking of shameful: Obama should stop with the inane claim about 40% of gun sales not going through background checks. Here are the FACTS: That 40% figure is an estimate from a random phone survey done in 1994 — four years before the very first background check was ever done (November 30, 1998 — per the FBI).

This is a falsehood based on a fantasy repeated by Obama (and Bloomberg) and the media because nobody is looking at the facts. There are gun sales without background checks. 40%?? How about doing a study in a time when background checks actually exist — like today?

Allan January 16, 2013 at 11:00 pm

You are a loon. I understand why you say this though as it reminds America that an assault weapon killed 20 children, (5 to 11 bullets per child’s body), and you know that if America remembers this YOUR SIDE WILL LOSE AND AMERICANS WILL WIN! Good try madam Teabagger!

Star January 15, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Nothing surprises me about his judgment anymore. Scheming, lying…why even waste the keystrokes.

Zundfolge January 15, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Nothing surprises me about his judgement anymore either. What surprises me is that nobody seems to care.

I get that the MSM controls the narrative and spins it in his favor, but the people can’t be so blind and stupid that they fall for it all the time.

Not Nabob January 15, 2013 at 9:26 pm

The people, not the 47% who benifit from Obama’s freebies, get it.
It just this country has more deadbeats now than hard working, god-fearing Americans. (Heavy on the God fearing). When the government takes the pacifier out of the addicts mouth, then we’ll really hear the crying. At the rate we are going it will be sooner than later.

Danceswithtruth January 16, 2013 at 9:37 am

I use to think that nobody seemed to care either. Well…..those that are dedicated followers of the great pretender. Then I remembered a story in the Bible where scales were deliberately placed over the eyes to prevent sight. That is the only thing that makes sense now. Revelation tells me that it must go this way, and even get worse. It is just very difficult watching.

WMP January 15, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Once again – I am speechless. This man has no morals, no character. My husband made a very good point this morning and it would be the signs of a truly good leader. Mr. O should go to the heart of Chicago inner city where all the gun violence, single parent homes, etc. and have a heart to heart about what is going on, what responsibilities these people have to their children, etc., what the mean need to do to be providers, fathers, role models, etc. He would likely have a huge crowd and maybe, just maybe, it would be effective and do some good – but this must be below him. I remember a while back when Bill Crosby tried to tell it like it is and he was basically laughed at. There is a huge tragedy going on in this country with young black males. Not discounting the mental illness issues of those who have perpetrated the recent mass shootings who were white (which is certainly a topic that should be discussed), the bulk of the gun violence in this country is being done by black and hispanic males. Until leaders in those cultures start to step up to the plate – I’m not certain anything will change.

Shame on President Obama for using children as his propoganda.

BTW – I don’t condone using children in any political cause – liberal or conservative. They are children – let them be children.

PamelaOfThePoconos January 15, 2013 at 2:33 pm

It is hard to overstate how amoral Obama is and I am pleased to see Keith Koffler try.

RickW January 15, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Sadaam did this too. Is Jay going to morph into “Baghdad Bob” in front of our eyes? Waaaaaayyyyyyy kewl, Dude!

Langley Spook January 15, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Sadaam, Pol-Pot, Mao, Stalin, Hitler…Obama. Anyone else see a pattern? -lol

DeniseVB January 15, 2013 at 3:13 pm

The constant need for attention and adoration ? Loathing and hating political enemies and special interest groups that criticize and question him ?

Yeah, I see a pattern. ;)

RickW January 15, 2013 at 3:15 pm

(I forgot about Pol-Pot & Mao. I must be slipping) LS, do you have a grey Ford Crown Vic parked outside your home? With two LARGE men wearing shades and ear pieces? I do…………….. :>)

PJ January 15, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Nice PROPS! Yep, a pattern arises.

pj January 15, 2013 at 3:35 pm

abortion, health care, food, religion, guns. Hummm. Control of the population.
51% of the population is not thinking, or so it seems.

Wildcatter January 15, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Mr. President, enough of this sort of behavior. Was it not enough for you to watch the horror on the faces of the surviving children of Sandy Hook? Was watching the pain on the faces of the parents whose children were killed not enough for you? So you want to use children to prop up your presidency during the announcement tonorrow. Have you no shame?

Girly1 January 15, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Obama: “I ran so that I could have ‘men with guns’ around my children!
Guns for me, but not for thee.

Unbeknownst to him, there are two little children who are alive today because their mother hid them in a closet while she loaded her pistol and shot an intruder as he opened the closet door to cause them harm.

Obama is playing a very dangerous game with our Constitution/Bill of Rights. Let’s hope it reaches the level of impeachment!

RickW January 15, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Girly1, I’m with you but I’m afraid anarchy might be the step we reach. Texas has already said they will arrest any Fed enforcing gun laws, NRA growing what 250k new members in a month? ATF agents or other law enforcement types start getting shot attempting to enforce a “decree”? I hate to sound childish but its almost like a day care center where the teacher has to call a TIME OUT.

Girly1 January 15, 2013 at 3:14 pm

I’m ‘locked and loaded, Rick! Let’s roll!

Lizzy January 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm

To quote Data….saddle up lock and load. Seriously he’s going at a
fast and furious pace to ruin America. It needs to stop now so all
those politicians in DC step up or step,aside!

Langley Spook January 15, 2013 at 3:04 pm

I pray for Dear Leader Obama’s Impeachment every night…

(I know the response; ‘but Biden will be “Pres”… Id rather have that useless moron Biden stumble thru the next 3 years trying to clean-up the messes & trying to keep the US in one piece after that neo-socialist Obama. By 2016 US “voters” better have wised-up enough to not vote for anymore Dem leaders for awhile…)

RickW January 15, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Your lips to God’s ears, LS……..(Can we still use God’s name? I better check with my Party Comrade Leader)

Langley Spook January 15, 2013 at 3:12 pm

(Obama impeached :-) = Biden becomes “Pres” = I bet Biden might just quit after a year with some lame ‘health excuse’ becuse the job is beyond his mental capacity…)

RickW January 15, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Marvelous, then we get John “Tears”, sunlamp and all

Julie Brueckheimer January 15, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Right now, Girly1, we do not have the votes to impeach him, let alone convict him in the Senate. I would like to see him and his proposals taken to court immediately. On the gun issue and on the debt ceiling and spending crisis. He ‘s so overreaching at this moment.

DeniseVB January 15, 2013 at 3:08 pm

I blame the parents for allowing their children to be used like this. But in this Honey Boo Boo culture, nothing shocks me anymore.

RickW January 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Great point, D. Everyone wants their 15 minutes of fame, even if their children are exploited. “Ohhhh! We got White House coasters, Linda! And an autographed picture of the kids with the President’s teleprompter!”

GotFreedom January 15, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Maybe Moochelle will even let them play in her garden or on the swing set they put up out back for their girls(is that even still up/necessary. . .their girls are growing up- and maybe they can even get to pet Bo!

I hope for these kids sake that they weren’t invited to lunch. . .poor things, only thing worse than a govt mandated school lunch now a days is lunch at the White House (unless of course, it’s a 10 course meal–paid for by the taxpayers–set out to impress some Hollywood types/foreign dictators and the like)!

RickW January 15, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Hopefully, he will truly be the munificent dictator that he acts like and will say “Kobe Beef for the little ones!” Petting Bo is by prepaid fee ONLY, payable to “Obama 2016 and Beyond”

William January 15, 2013 at 3:15 pm
RickW January 15, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Note that its in a UK paper too, William. Where is the US media?

Lizzy January 15, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Media? AWOL brainless and corrupt.

GotFreedom January 15, 2013 at 4:14 pm

I’d like to shake this mother’s hand and tell her job well done at protecting her family because this regime sure as heck isn’t going to praise her!

MichelleIndependent January 15, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Obama uses everyone. he is hiding behind these children.
Disgusitng fraud and dictator wannabe.

randy brown January 15, 2013 at 4:08 pm

he is not a wanna be, any longer hes there

Anne Lieberman January 15, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Gee, who else is it that uses children to shield themselves?

GotFreedom January 15, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Jihadists/Terrorists. . .oops, sorry, we aren’t allowed to say those words anymore are we!!! Guess I’ll end up on their list of homegrown trouble makers for that comment!!!

Julie Brueckheimer January 15, 2013 at 8:40 pm

I remember in the Iraq-Iran War that the Iranians used children in the front lines as human shields. That’s the company Obama keeps.

Not Nabob January 15, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Me thinks you are correct in your evaluation of our most arrogant ruler.

GotFreedom January 15, 2013 at 4:07 pm

While he’s bloviating about “taking care of them” with these proposed gun restrictions, will he also tell them that he supports abortions which is also IMO a form of killing and that more children are killed daily/yearly by abortions than by guns? Doubt It!

Mike Lester January 15, 2013 at 4:30 pm

“But not by this White House.”

-or this laughably enabling and racist American Press. Frankly, I blame them more than a POTUS that is not held to answer.

“The strength of your argument is directly proportional to how many children you need to make it for you.” -ML

gracepmc January 15, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Irresponsible parents offering up their children as servants of the state to be used as a human shield by President Revenge.

navyvet1994 January 15, 2013 at 5:13 pm

It’s even more fun. HARRY REID screwed up in reverse. It’s in Obamacare they cannot take the guns away.

Michael January 15, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Depressingly, the second four years hasn’t even begun yet.

How will America put up with four more years of this?

Chas January 15, 2013 at 6:11 pm

With his ego, he just might come out in a white robe, and say suffer the little children unto me. How on earth are we ever going to survive another 4 years of this guy?
I wonder what its costing as well to fly all these little ones, and their parents in to DC? Money is no object it seems, just look at Hawaii.

Undine January 15, 2013 at 6:34 pm

I ceased to be shocked at this President a long time ago–my feelings have slowly settled into a chronic, dull revulsion. This is pretty much ordinary business for him.

It’s the parents that really amaze me here.

WMP January 15, 2013 at 7:47 pm

I have to say – it is incredible that parents would allow their children to be used this way but I suspect they are all Obama supporters anyway. I remember after 9/11 my nephew and his wife did not allow their then very young daughters – 4 and 5 at the time – to watch any of the coverage. They said – they are children. They explained briefly what happened but beyond that – they tried to let them be children. Can’t these parents do the same.

Jeff January 15, 2013 at 6:40 pm

He had it posted on the White House twitter line and I called him out on his using kids for human shields to push his agenda, and they scrubbed the tweet n reposted it a cople minutes later. theres his transparency lol…

Jeff January 15, 2013 at 6:41 pm

couple.. sorry for the typo, Bush bumped my elbow

srdem65 January 15, 2013 at 6:45 pm

This is a really, really bad move by MrO. It reeks of desperation and smells like exploitation.

Whatever he plans to jam down on top of law-abiding citizens won’t go over any better with a shameful use of children to make his argument.

Julie Brueckheimer January 15, 2013 at 8:42 pm

It IS exploitation. I’d use another word, but I think Keith has scrubbed me in the past for using it.

TimW January 16, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Every day I shake my head and ask myself “what in god’s name is wrong with this man”. He is the most arrogant, self rightous hate filled jerk that I have ever seen.

I am sure he will blame republicans specifically and personally for the deaths in CT as part of his speech. He will probaly accuse them of wanting to starve the poor and kill off grandma as well.

Will January 15, 2013 at 8:52 pm

“He is blowing out the moral lights around us.”. Abraham Lincoln

OJMarge January 15, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Your last two paragraphs are about as dead-on and powerful as I have read lately. Thank you, Keith.

KmB January 15, 2013 at 9:46 pm

I can see old Jay Carney working with a few of the youngsters right now, giving stage direction when to shed a tear, when to beam wide eyed at the imperialist president. Someone should hand them each a payment book for their share of the 16.4 trillion plus in debt each one will be saddled with in their so called productive years, Of course if the Obama revolution is still going strong they’ll all be on the dole anyhow trying to learn Chinese as their new masters take over,,,

JohnnieTex January 15, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Barrack Obama is a disgusting individual.

Susan January 15, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Excellent article, Keith. You are spot on. This is flat out agitprop, and he is exploiting those children with the intent to shame us into supporting the government’s theft of more and more of our freedoms.

This demagogue should tread lightly. There are a whole bunch of us country boys and girls in flyover land who will resist tyranny.

Noma January 15, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Is he a father, really?

Langley Spook January 16, 2013 at 7:18 am

NO ONE is allowed to look at his spoiled children, but he has NO problem using other people’s (brain-washed, low-class Obama sycophants) children as props.
go figure.

Not Nabob January 15, 2013 at 11:31 pm

“Execrable” Excellent choice of adjective usage Keith. I’m sure the word you would have liked to use in the headline could be viewed as offensive.
Great work sir.

Island Girl January 16, 2013 at 2:22 am

Those children should be writing to Obama about many many other issues too

Just2old January 16, 2013 at 7:14 am

You hit the nail on the head Keith….”disgraceful” but doesn’t bother this administration…..nope.

juandos January 16, 2013 at 7:48 am

Hmmm, just like the terrorists do, using human shields is now a well established process for the ‘dim-wit-0-crats‘…

silencedogood January 16, 2013 at 9:23 am

With all the mentioning of Saul Alinsky in the Republican primary I went to the effort of googling him and reading his rules for radicals. Obama is following them in textbook fashion. To counter his efforts people will be forced to adopt the same tactics. The result, however, will be the shredding of the social fabric of what was once America. Since that’s Obama’s goal anyway, he wins.

JustMe January 17, 2013 at 5:00 am

Somebody should do a survey of CONGRESS and find out how many have read Saul Alinsky’s RULES FOR RADICALS. Republicans especially should be familiar with the RULES so they can figure out how to deal with them when the Dems employ these nasty, down-and-dirty tactics!

JoeB January 16, 2013 at 9:47 am

O’Bama will do whatever it take and sacrifice whoever it takes to get what he wants. He would discount the kids and push them under the bus if it would support his agenda. His opinion and view is the only thing that is important to him, and like a true dictator, he will sacrifice anything to get his way. In O’Bama’s world, there is no opinion other than his and he determines what is right and not right and he determines what is legal and what is not. In O’Bama’s world the U.S. Constitution and Laws mean nothing and are views as blocks when they counter his wishes but are confidently used when they support his wishes. O’Bama is recombining the U.S.A. 1st Dictator.

charles odonnell January 16, 2013 at 9:47 am

OK, let’s empower eight year olds to vote. They have the same level of knowledge and understaning as the majority of the paid for coalition that elected Obama. The Progressive would be rulers and their pathetic brainwashed takers will love it. Yes, down with the boyscouts and up with the “Obama Youth”. History does repeat itself!

Cornhusker January 16, 2013 at 10:02 am

Obama can say or do whatever he wants. If he can’t round up 12 million illegal aliens, how does he think he’s going to round up 300 million guns?

These will just be scofflaws until the courts throw them out.

Jim Hibbs January 16, 2013 at 10:28 am

Dear Keith,

To paraphrase Kant: There are no just ends only just means. Use that when someone tries to justify the means for the end. Be careful though. Lefties could go violent hearing your rebuttel.

Jim Hibbs
Ventura, CA

martin weitzner January 16, 2013 at 10:38 am

Your comments are sick. slightly less sick than those that said Obama staged Sandy Hook to call attention to gun control.

jlee67 January 16, 2013 at 10:39 am

Shameless, over the top propaganda. You have to be a slobbering fool to fall for Obama’s hype. I feel really badly for those poor children standing up there smiling innocently, believing he acts in their best interest. Who’s going to tell them they each owe the government $50,000 and growing?

Bruce January 16, 2013 at 10:50 am

Where is a picture of him with the children who have been aborted during his political career? His culture of violence starts there. Remember when he said that if they bring a knife, we bring a gun.

Just2old January 16, 2013 at 1:40 pm


garrickschakowski January 16, 2013 at 11:27 am

But using the deaths of children to sell guns and gin up NRA membership is okay?

You people are unbelievable.

physicsnut January 16, 2013 at 11:40 am

everything you do will be done right back to you, with interest.

Just2old January 16, 2013 at 1:42 pm

No, it was the preezy’s threat to limit gun ownership that sold guns and caused many more Americans to join the NRA….it wasn’t us.

TimW January 16, 2013 at 1:45 pm

You are the one who is unbelievable. Only in your sick, paranoid, delusional world are people “using the deaths of children to sell guns and gin up NRA membership “. Get mental help fast.

The reason gun and ammo sales have gone through the roof is because prominent powerful politicians such as the President, Senator Feinstein, Governor Cuomo and others have talked very openly about massively increased gun control.

When you’re done with your hate fest against the NRA, you may want to consider that their primary purpose is promoting gun safety. If the kid’s mother in CT had followed NRA safety guidelines, the guns would have been safely stored where the evil little monster could not access them.

physicsnut January 16, 2013 at 11:39 am

The progressives figured out their strategies and tactics and methods, and refined them, in ENGLAND. They put ORDER above rights and liberties. Liberty to them is what is left over after you have Order. I could give a hoot whether it is called progressivism or statism or fabianism or marxism or liberalism or whatever – what a waste of time. It is a lot more than playing with words. You just witnessed how they do it – last nite, with 43 republicans voting with Cuomo. so … NO they do NOT tell you in plain english what is going on. While this side blabbers on about whether it is a clip or a magazine, or an assault weapon or a liberty rifle, we fail to see what is actually going on. We remain ignorant of the strategy and tactics, and even who is doing it. It is obfuscated. Again, I say that Joyce Lee Malcolm sees through the obfuscation. See “Guns and Violence” – about the history of gun control in England. THEY ARE DOING THE SAME THING HERE.

terricita January 16, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I have to wonder about the parents of these kids allowing their children to be used as meat puppets.

John LeMoine January 16, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Keith, we just saw the president’s press conference. It did not seem to be an ordeal for those children. It was very effective, and they will remember that moment for the rest of their lives.
Keith, you should realize that a majority of Americans support our president and his initiatives on all fronts. Most of us are appalled at the way people like you continually paint him as a villain. You do harm to any chance we have of compromise and moving forward as a country.

TimW January 16, 2013 at 2:03 pm


A few points….Just because it was effective does not make it right or moral. That is a classic example of the ends justifies the means.

President Obama may have won election but that does not mean a majority support his initiatives on all fronts. See how Obamacare, amnesty for illegal immigrants and his absurdly irresponsible budget polls and you will see what I mean.

Your last point is valid but cuts both ways so I modified it for you. Never before has a president so personally demonized his opposition. This president makes compromise impossible with his hate filled rhetoric. Most of us are appalled at the way people like you and President Obama specifically and continually paint Republicans as villains and monsters. He is doing great harm to any chance we have of compromise and moving forward as a country.

John LeMoine January 16, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Tim, I appreciate your reasonable response. However, I do strongly disagree. In fact, never has a president been so demonized by his opponents. The visceral hatred some people feel is fed by right wing radio and t.v.. I could go down the list of lies–birth certificate, religion, citizenship, Benghazi– all lies by people who hate him because–?
The more people learn about health care reform, the more they like it.
Also, this president prevented us from a great depression and saved Detroit. Our economy is recovering and with it so will our debt problems, if the republicans don’t hold us back.
What kills me is why you people were so lenient with Bush/ Cheney? They should be in prison for what they did.
As for the children, I do not think that was a cynical ploy. I think it was very moving.

JustMe January 17, 2013 at 5:10 am

It is thanks to blind-deaf-and-DUMB people like you that America is going to hell and you just cannot SEE IT. How tragic for all of us that there are people as foolish and naive and gullible as the likes of you–and you are being allowed to VOTE!

Just remember: What goes around comes around. You will not escape the S hitting the F when it happens; and you have ONLY YOURSELF to blame. Too bad your stupidity and insanity will cause ALL of us to suffer.

John LeMoine January 17, 2013 at 11:01 am

Well, that is a lot of name-calling, to no purpose.
The only thing that scares me about the future of our country is the hate-filled rage of people like you.
By the way, I sure hope you are not threatening me personally.

CiscoKid January 16, 2013 at 5:03 pm

” Forward “, yes, but of course, “Forward “.

Jason Mayo January 16, 2013 at 12:33 pm

I agree, it’s a disgrace to manipulate these children. They have already been butchered.

bob January 16, 2013 at 12:37 pm

If he wraps other people’s kids around him, then it pretty much gives the greenlight to comment on his kids.

Glenn and Katy and Katy Koons January 16, 2013 at 12:39 pm

This PC Imperial President , along with Prince Harry and Princess Nancy are destroying what is left of our American heritage, history and values. From Obamacare to spending, taxes and regs, to an attack on the 1st, 2nd, and 14th Amend., this state senator from Ill. , foisted upon America by the Moron Voters, is killing America piece by piece. If he really wanted to stop gun POSSIBLE VIOLENCE, he would go to war against all the minority gangs spreading across America. Then take on the isolated Islamist communities with their guns, guards , mosques undermining the authority of local authorities and terrorizing local communities. But, he is too PC and frankly UN-AMERICAN to do so.

csd January 16, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Didn’t Saddam Hussian use human shields too ?

Astraea January 16, 2013 at 1:18 pm

It’s a disgrace to “manipulate” these children, Keith?

It’s an UNFORGIVEABLE disgrace to enable criminals to murder them. And that is what the GOP is doing if they block gun reform legislation. They are enabling criminals to murder children anywhere, anytime.

So let’s see if the GOP cares about actual CHILDREN trying to grow up in this country, and not just pretend they care about them by calling a microscopic fertilized egg in somebody’s womb a “child” that is “sacred”.

Call me a cynic, but something tells me that dog won’t bark.

TimW January 16, 2013 at 2:09 pm


Somthing tells me that “criminals” are not going to care about “gun reform” legislation. Thats why they are called criminals.

JustMe January 17, 2013 at 5:16 am

The maniac who killed those people in CT was not a “criminal.” He was an alienated, scared, enraged psychotic who started his killing spree AT HOME by blasting his mother in the face with her own guns. He, like Saul Alinsky, Frank Marshall Davis, and the Big -0-, was also a BOY WITH NO FATHER AT HOME. THAT should tell you something, and NRA and GOP had NOTHING to do with any of that.

mikesa January 16, 2013 at 1:25 pm

If gun control works, why didn’t Obama hold up Chicago as an example? Or maybe DC? New York?

And no expectation of any metric that would show improvement. No need to alter the environment for the low information voter.

AgrarianBarbarian January 16, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Disgusting. I’ve gotten upset watching press conferences before, but that made me physically ill. The left was standing on the bodies of those dead children to push their agenda before. That travesty of a press conference was DANCING on them.

Bill Baar January 16, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Using kids and invalids as “human shields” at press conferences was a long standing prop for Illinois Gov Rod Blagojevich. We’re used to it here in Illinois.