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Pelosi to Use Fourth Grader as Prop at SOTU for Gun Control

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will lurch for viewers’ heartstrings tonight when she brings a fourth grade girl from Newtown, Connecticut to watch the State of the Union.

The fourth grader will be used as a young prop to help Democrats make the point that Congress should pass sweeping gun control legislation this year.

The ploy is reminiscent of President Obama’s use of children at a White House gun control event in January to help manipulate emotions in favor of his policies.

The fourth grader attends school in Newtown, though not the Sandy Hook Elementary School, where the massacre of children and their teachers occurred. She was invited after she wrote a letter to Pelosi in which she described an online petition she had started asking Obama and lawmakers to enact gun control measures.

Other members of Congress are also bringing victims of gun control violence to the speech, though it’s not clear if any will be children, and none will have as high-profile a perch as the one given a guest of Pelosi.

Unless the president surprises with his own kid prop.

64 Responses to Pelosi to Use Fourth Grader as Prop at SOTU for Gun Control

  1. Lady Obama will have Cleopatra Pendleton, the mother of Hadiya, at her side, and I’m sure the timing of the Congressional Medal of Honor presentation yesterday will mean that the recipient is also up there in the balcony with her.

  2. They can throw all the kids up there they want. No number of children will convince me that I should disarm and have my family at the mercy of those who would do them harm.

    • The progressives want our firearms so badly they can hardly see straight. They have sunk to where the explotation of children is acceptable if they can sway someone to their program.
      If they can’t get our firearms, they want to know who has them and where they live.

      The most likely change they can hope for is a registry of firearm owners and background checks for potential buyers. There’s no evidence that any gun control legislation has prevented the criminal or insane from having access to any firearm.
      If the US were to ban/outlaw any and all firearms held by it’s citizens, it would only be a matter of time before the black market would supply the honest and dishonest with any firearm they could afford.

    • Won’t be watching, but glad there will be at least a few pro-constitutionalists there. He’ll be a guest of Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas). He’s the freshman rep who threatened to file articles of impeachment if Preezy Revenge imposes gun control by executive fiat.

      The leftist blogs sure do have their panties in a wad over Ted’s attendance; however, true to form, they are mum about the left using children as props for their anti-constitutional agenda.

      • The left isn’t used to conservatives pushing back. Now that we do, they are kicking and screaming and holding their breath. Emotionally stunted, dysfunctional lefties. Immoral deviants but we won’t stop. We won’t back down. We won’t quit and they can’t stand it.

      • Susan – any true Leftie, define as you wish, is just tickled pink, pun intended, when some whacko on the far right behaves in such a manner…

        Sure, they’ll feign indignation, but will relish in the tactical moment and use the mis-step as a stick to pummel the GOP.

        The Left does not own the IPR on this common political tactic. Paraphrased from memory – “Never interrupt the enemy while they are in the process of making a mistake.”

        • Wow, you got the pun! I need not worry about your powers of deduction. Now, let’s work on your anger and hostility…. ;).

          Must be a bitch to wake up each day and be you… We can work on some breathing exercises first…

          • Why are you statists, leftists, or whatever you call yourselves, always trying to tell others how to live their lives? Better to be a freedom-loving individual than a slave to the government like you. Also unlike you, my only savior is the Lord Jesus Christ.

            • I have come to the realization that RT is final authority on all truth and will dissect the tiniest of words, while telling you what your intentions are/were. Course a few disparaging words are thrown in right before…..”peace out.” I don’t intend to feed him/her any longer. I have no desire to prop up the ego of anyone any longer, no matter who they may be.

  3. Child abuse
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    “Child abuse is the physical, sexual or emotional mistreatment or neglect of a child or children.[1] In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department for Children And Families (DCF) define child maltreatment as any act or series of acts of commission or omission by a parent or other caregiver that results in harm, potential for harm, or threat of harm to a child.[2] Child abuse can occur in a child’s home, or in the organizations, schools or communities the child interacts with. There are four major categories of child abuse: neglect, physical abuse, psychological or emotional abuse, and sexual abuse.”

    I’d say the SOTU use of children qualifies as emotional abuse. Their parents are the ones I blame more than Dear Leader and his Space Cadets

  4. Has anyone else noticed that the Dems are using children, the aged, and the weakest among us as shields for their agenda, not unlike the Jihadist/Islamist in Gaza and other parts of the Middle East.

    Sometimes I don’t know if I’m reading about America or some radical Hamas sponsored organization. Is this part of the Alinsky playbook or have the take a page from radical Islam?

    • It’s almost as if they feel the cliche, “out of the mouths of babes” is what should pass for laws and decision making.

      There is a reason you have to be at least 25 years old to join this exclusive club.

      Kids say remarkable things and are often on point…
      but there is a reason kids shouldn’t run the world.

  5. I just need to know what ‘word’ or ‘phrase’ to take a swig of my drink – cause that is the only way I’ll get through listening to the bunch of lies Bo will be spewing in the SOTUA.

  6. I’ve watched maybe one or two SOTUs over the last three presidents. Nothing but a dog and pony show. It is NOT supposed to be the circus it’s turned into. How are any of these generalized speeches “updating” congress on anything that’s really going on? It’s all pandering to the masses now.

    • Obama may nod off during this one, like he did during the prayer breakfast, as he’s got a really busy schedule today, unlike previous SOTU days, when his entire public schedule began at 9 PM (or thereabouts) when he entered the chamber for his speech.

      Today, he also has a Daily Briefing (mysteriously still being done, even after Romney stopped getting his). So he may be worn out by tonight.

      PS: Does anyone know what “public schedule” actually means? His inauguration — one of the most public events on the planet, took place on a day when the White House page said “no public schedule”.

      • Preezy Revenge never nods off during one of his own agitprop sessions. Nothing gets him more energized than talking about his favorite subject – himself. To add to his excitement will be the statists in his audience, who will mindlessly stand and clap like trained seals when he reaches his mellifluous crescendos.

  7. Instilling fear into hearts and minds of little children is a form of child abuse, IMO, As a parent, I would never permit my child to participate in this sham. But for the hypocrite-in-chief to parade the innocents around for political gain is scurrilous. The Grifters have no shame, morals or ethics. Why don’t they invite the young mother who hid her twins in a closet and shot a home invader when he opened the closet door? Now there’s a hero!

    On another note, I see that Apple CEO, Tim Cook, will be joining the 3 ring circus. I wonder if anyone remembers last year’s SOTU where the widow of Steve Jobs was sitting next to the FLATUS. It was an extraordinary move …since her husband despised Obama and everything he stands for. After meeting Obama just before he died, Jobs said he ‘was not into communal economics’. He warned Obama that he would be a one-term POTUS if he didn’t loose up his economic policies. Obama ignored his advice.

    Getting back to my point, the classless POTUS had the chutzpah to stand there in front of the widow and mercilessly attack capitalism – the very system that enabled Jobs to succeed!!! It was shocking.

    Read more:

    http://townhall.com/columnists/katiekieffer/2012/01/30/why_steve_jobs_said_im_disappointed_in_obama

  8. Not to be outdone Mooch will bring her very own illegal immigrant to SOTU. As will four Social Democrats. Because-of course – we are a nation of laws. Forward. I’m no fan of Ted Nugent’s style but I would not object to a few citizen’s arrests. Or perhaps we should just have few American legal immigrants and American taxpayer prone on their stomachs so these people can walk all over them on their way to their places of honor. BS

  9. No wonder Obama’s schedule was light today with nothing between the PDB and SOTU. He’s hosting a luncheon with his favorite journalists.

    “The anchors of all three broadcast evening newscasts — NBC’s Brian Williams, ABC’s Diane Sawyer and CBS’s Scott Pelley — will be in attendance, The Huffington Post has confirmed. Some cable hosts will also be on hand, including MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. George Stephanopoulos, co-host of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” is attending, too.

    There will likely be several more guests not yet confirmed. Last year’s lunch also included CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Fox News’ Bret Baier and Shepard Smith, and NPR’s Melissa Block.

    While policy proposals are off-the-record, the menu apparently isn’t. Last year, Smith raved on-air about the menu, which included thyme-roasted sea bass, a three bean succotash and warm lemon pudding. Sadly, he is in Rome this year, covering the Pope’s resignation”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/12/obama-state-of-the-union-lunch_n_2669457.html.

  10. No body asked me!
    I would have gone for the pro-gun bunch – three times in my life, my weapon has either saved me or has stopped a problem from occurring.
    Hey, if the left can claim that “guns kill people”, I can claim that “guns saved me”.

  11. Criminals and killers always use innocenta and children when they can. So do politicians. So does Hamas and Hezbollah.
    There seems to be a common denominator here …………