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

psweeney Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 7:54 AM
Marcela's mother, Tiffany Owens suffered from pulmonary hypertension, this is an incurable fatal condition. The poor woman could not have been cured, and death was inevitable. Similar to Obama's own mother who died of cancer, another fatal condition. I am a fiscal Republican. I feel sorry for all of the people on Opra, because each and every victim has a compelling plight. I do not support more and more government agencies & programs to dole out more and more handouts to "victims."

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...