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

MariansMusings Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 11:37 AM
It sounds as if Kathleen Bush had Munchausen by proxy syndrome (MBPS), a disease that makes children sick in order to reap sympathy for the parent. Unfortunately liberal politicians have a version of their own. It involves making whole segments of the population "sick" by making them sickeningly dependent upon liberal government. Trotting out the kids is a blatant indication of the extent to which Obummer suffers from Munchausen by Politics. Musings by Marian dot com

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...