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Members invite victims of
gun violence to Obama address

USA Today, by Jackie Kucinich

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 2/10/2013 5:07:22 PM

More than 20 survivors of gun violence and their family members will be in the House chamber on Tuesday as President Obama gives the first State of the Union Address of his second term. The effort, organized in part by Mayors Against Illegal Guns and congressional advocates of stricter gun laws, may be the first coordinated attempt to pack the gallery with a group of people pushing for one issue, according to House historians and longtime congressional observers. Members who say they are providing tickets to gun violence victims include Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, Democratic Reps. Jim Langevin

They are turning the SOTU into nothing more than an Obama pep rally. Will there be banners reading ´´Never Waste a Crisis´´?


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/10/2013 5:16:28 PM     (No. 9169116)

Those democrats are beneath contempt.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fayebeck, 2/10/2013 5:19:18 PM     (No. 9169122)

RUMOR has it that ex LAPD officer Chris Dorner has also been invited to sit in the balcony.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jalo1951, 2/10/2013 5:21:51 PM     (No. 9169129)

How about citizens who ARE NOT VICTIMS because they or someone else had a gun.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Dante, 2/10/2013 5:25:46 PM     (No. 9169135)

Maybe the victims of illegal immigrant crime should have some representation there as well, or maybe those who have lost their health insurance and/or their jobs courtesy of ZeroCare.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JAN, 2/10/2013 5:26:20 PM     (No. 9169137)

Piers Morgan going to be the guest of honor?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MrYules, 2/10/2013 5:33:01 PM     (No. 9169148)

There is only "people violence", not "gun violence". A gun is an inert device which can be used by a human being for good (e.g. defending one´s life against an evil human being) or for evil (an evil human being attacking another human being who did not initiate violence).

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LudicrousSextus, 2/10/2013 5:37:52 PM     (No. 9169154)

Gee...they could stage a rally for ´victims of alcohol related ___________´ - if only DC were a tad larger. Say, Georgia-sized. Or just lock ´em in and pour the ´contents´ of the last six months worth of abortion clinic product thru the roof vents...

And of course whatever the occasion, the primary accomplishment will be more Obama-worship.

These guys are quickly reaching Syrup of Ipecac quality.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: billa, 2/10/2013 5:53:51 PM     (No. 9169174)

Kinda weird that the Thuggas-in-Charge are not inviting the survivors and victims of 20 plus shootings in the Chicago-hood every single weekend. After all, aren´t those in Chicago the BO and Holder´s "people" in their backyard? All black victims.

Yet the politicians parade around feigned condolences to a community of lily-white people at their funeral services and then invite them to the White House?

Oh yea. That is right...black politicians do not have to pander or cater to the black people because their "vote is all locked up." Just throw them a bone and have MO on one of her shopping trips and swing by some little black girl´s funeral to get a photo op wearing her latest upholstery outfit.

Do you believe people buy this cr@ap?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 2/10/2013 5:54:03 PM     (No. 9169177)

Disgusting, I won´t watch his made for TV show for low information voters. Soon the democrats will be selling advertising time so the networks can show previews of their violent shows coming up during the speech.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 2/10/2013 5:54:33 PM     (No. 9169179)

Hmmm - - I guess there wasn´t enough room for the hundreds of thousands of living persons whose lives were saved by guns.

Nope - - no way to squeeze all of them in.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel, 2/10/2013 5:59:05 PM     (No. 9169185)

Somebody please invite Dr. Carson to sit in the front row!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: MONEY MAN, 2/10/2013 6:25:27 PM     (No. 9169210)

A Circus by any other name is still a Circus.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: neanderthal, 2/10/2013 6:27:48 PM     (No. 9169216)

How about inviting all the victims of crazy people? You know, the ones that were turned loose 40 years ago by the Republicans (to same money) and the Democrats (in the name of equal treatment). You know, those?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: uno, 2/10/2013 6:52:14 PM     (No. 9169236)

Keep in mind Jackie Kucinich is the daughter of Dennis The Menace Kucinich, the worthless little Left-Wing zealot and Federal Teat-Sucking Parasite, who voted FOR Obama care after saying he would not, only after the Obamboozler gave the silly buffoon an airplane ride and an ice-cream cone for his vote! On the brigher side I´m glad to say he´s a FORMER Representative.
Lot a baggage there Ja-Kay...

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Reply 15 - Posted by: ScrIbelus, 2/10/2013 7:04:00 PM     (No. 9169246)

No. 15. A grateful well done!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: clw54, 2/10/2013 7:33:38 PM     (No. 9169281)

Nothing new about democrat party presidents inviting victims.

Republicans invite heroes.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/10/2013 7:42:38 PM     (No. 9169290)

Republicans should invite victims of gun violence from Mexico, where firearms are banned.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/10/2013 7:43:55 PM     (No. 9169293)

They should invite Joe Arpaio and Steven Segal

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Reply 19 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/10/2013 7:44:15 PM     (No. 9169294)

Someone mated with Dennis Kuchinich?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: uno, 2/10/2013 7:57:41 PM     (No. 9169300)

#20 - Probably a test tube and a loose fit at that...

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 2/10/2013 8:07:28 PM     (No. 9169306)

It´s not gun violence.
It´s criminal violence and mental illness violence.

That´s like saying the people killed in the 9/11 attack were killed by airplane violence.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 2/10/2013 8:09:07 PM     (No. 9169309)

And black violence

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Italiano, 2/10/2013 8:31:28 PM     (No. 9169331)

Does that include the families of Brian Terry and the 300+ Mexican nationals murdered by Obama and Holder via Fast & Furious?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: john56, 2/10/2013 8:59:12 PM     (No. 9169366)

Maybe if the folks who purport themselves as "Mayors Against Illegal Guns," which I assume are Mayors of major cities, would direct their police departments to:

1. Enforce current laws and
2. Get the thugs, gangs, and other miscreants with illegal guns off the street and
3. Pressure the local prosecutors and judges to hand out maximum penalties (including time at the iron bar hotel) to the folks above.

But I guess "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" figure it´s sure a lot easier to make it tougher for law-abiding citizens and hey, who´s got time to enforce laws. Time´s gotta be spent being sure union goons are paid off, illegals are registered to vote (more than once is even better), and, oh yeah, we gotta be over at Beyonce and Jay-Z´s place for a fundraiser later tonight.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 2/10/2013 9:05:03 PM     (No. 9169372)

pResident Sockpuppet invites sock puppets to SOTU address.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/10/2013 11:31:28 PM     (No. 9169489)

Why don´t Republicans publicly rally round the woman who shot the thug coming after her and her children in their home? How about the hero veteran sitting in his rocket and saved his life and property from a burglar with a gun? The 76 year old lady cashier who pulled out a gun from under the counter and the ARMED thief ran in terror? These true stories, real people saving lives, and the Republicans can´t honor them OR use the incidents to make our case? FRUSTRATING!!!! BTW, look how effective it would be to use these stories AND the people in a dynamic post-address response!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/10/2013 11:32:53 PM     (No. 9169490)

In #27, uh, that is "rocking chair" not "rocket.!"

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Reply 28 - Posted by: farmwife, 2/11/2013 12:23:16 AM     (No. 9169521)

But Obama has assured us that his state of the union address will be less partisan after so many people thought his inaugural speech was divisive. Yeah, right.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: lylacat, 2/11/2013 12:47:00 AM     (No. 9169524)

How about inviting a few people who cannot find jobs?

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