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Prop-a-palooza: The Use and Abuse of Kiddie Human Shields

Jeff2422 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 10:16 AM
That is the game. And you are right, it is an old game. The problem is that it works with more people today than ever before. It is all about "feelings, nothing more than feelings." I would break out into the song, but I cannot sing and have come to hate that song as I watch the debt grow larger and larger and larger.

The president of the United States will release a binder full of new gun-control executive orders on Wednesday. Instead of standing alone, bearing full responsibility for the imperial actions he is about to take, President Obama will surround himself with an audience of kids who wrote to him after the Newtown, Conn., school massacre. This is the most cynical in Beltway theatrical staging -- a feckless attempt to invoke "For the Children" immunity by hiding behind them.

What has happened to the deliberative process in this country? Public debate in Washington has deteriorated into Sesame Street sing-a-longs. We are already inundated...