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Parents of slain Chicago teen
to attend State of the Union

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Emily Goodin

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/11/2013 4:23:52 PM

The parents of 15-year-old Chicago shooting victim Hadiya Pendleton will be among Michelle Obama´s guests at the State of the Union address on Tuesday night. The first lady attended the funeral of Pendleton, who performed at the presidential inauguration, on Saturday. Her parents, Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton and Nathaniel Pendleton, will be in Obama´s box in the House chamber to watch President Obama´s speech, a White House official said. The first lady did not speak at the service but was seen comforting Cowley-Pendleton. The teen was shot and killed on Jan. 29. in a park close to

The disgusting exploitation just never ends with Democrats. They have both tragedies covered, Pelosi is bringing a child and mother from Newtown. Their behavior is enough to make you puke.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 2/11/2013 4:37:31 PM     (No. 9170737)

Not wasting this crisis, are they?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: marthaville, 2/11/2013 4:41:20 PM     (No. 9170748)

It is amazing that it has taken Obama so long to realize young people are being killed in Chicago.

Next he will want to save babies born following an abortion.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo, 2/11/2013 4:42:31 PM     (No. 9170753)

Never let a good photo op to go to waste...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pineledger, 2/11/2013 4:42:44 PM     (No. 9170754)

No doubt the Linebacker will give them the Queen Elizabeth treatment and hug them.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: woodsman, 2/11/2013 4:45:13 PM     (No. 9170762)

Mourners make such good props

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/11/2013 4:48:48 PM     (No. 9170766)

So glad they could take time out of their mourning schedule to be used. s/

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 2/11/2013 4:57:29 PM     (No. 9170792)

Is the majority of the voting populace in this country really this stupid?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Emerson, 2/11/2013 4:58:06 PM     (No. 9170794)

Throughout the year they collect victims and victims´ families like Add-A-Pearls for Mooch to wear to the SOTUS.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 2/11/2013 4:59:14 PM     (No. 9170795)

And Ted Nugent will be there as well.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: shepsmum, 2/11/2013 5:02:49 PM     (No. 9170801)

I wonder if Gabby and her husband can make an encore appearance.

Nice. Let´s bring on the emotions; all the better to distract the country from the huge problems we have.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jorgecito, 2/11/2013 5:06:33 PM     (No. 9170809)

Sorry for the parents. But if Obama is going to use them, and their daughter´s death, as a symbol, then let´s be clear about the young woman´s death really symbolizes:

(a) the utter failure of liberal "gun control" laws, and
(b) the utter failure of Obama to bring about that great "CHANGE" he promised -- a change that many people believed meant that the urban black "community" would begin to heal itself.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: smsnod, 2/11/2013 5:07:46 PM     (No. 9170810)

All Republican congressmen - every one of them - should bring someone whose life was saved because they were armed.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/11/2013 5:12:58 PM     (No. 9170816)

I have read at least a dozen articles about this teen victim, and this is the first time I have seen a mention about baby daddy.
It sort of reminds me of the instant family concocted for Saint Trayvon.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jackie, 2/11/2013 5:22:46 PM     (No. 9170833)

That is why Mooch went to Chicago for the funeral...Had to have some victims for gun control.
Who cares..I am sorry the young girl was shot and killed... BUT..what about all the other young kids that have been murdered in Chicago? Guess they don´t count..

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Clinger, 2/11/2013 5:33:56 PM     (No. 9170843)

And since more childern under 10 die in swimming pools than die with firearms the parents of ....oh never mind.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Momma Walton, 2/11/2013 5:35:23 PM     (No. 9170850)

How about another empty chair depicting those who will not watch or attend this display of self-adulation!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: youngtexan, 2/11/2013 5:44:55 PM     (No. 9170870)

Yep. Uncle Nuge will be there. I hope he crashes it too!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: JAN, 2/11/2013 5:45:23 PM     (No. 9170872)

The constant dancing on the graves of the murdered is sickening.

And with the madman loose in CA we are all the more insisting that we retain the right to defend ourselves.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: tommyr, 2/11/2013 5:50:37 PM     (No. 9170882)

Waiting for the Code Pink crazies to get gallery passes from some of their supporters in the Congress

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Reply 20 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 2/11/2013 6:12:54 PM     (No. 9170927)

What´s the big deal? Bush would bring in families of slain service members, Obama brings in families of gang bangers, same thing isn´t it?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 2/11/2013 6:28:43 PM     (No. 9170948)

Cindy Sheehan should have been a lesson to victims about being used and thrown out by power mad democrats.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: pinger, 2/11/2013 6:56:45 PM     (No. 9170984)

....and of course they´ll be sitting in the first roll of the upper deck with Michelle-Antoinette and get a camera shot and an ovation. If Obama was serious about enforcing current gun control laws....their daughter might still be alive.....which I´m sure they´d much prefer over Barak and the Amazon´s crocodile tears.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/11/2013 7:06:50 PM     (No. 9170993)

I am beginning to think that some of these black supporters almost seem to offer themselves (or their families) up to the great Obama for political props AND consider it a badge of honor or something. Perhaps I am just being mean, but it looks that way..

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Reply 24 - Posted by: udanja99, 2/11/2013 7:13:09 PM     (No. 9171002)

Zippy has ignored the massacre that has been going on in the community he organized for the last four years. But Benghazi is heating up and he needs a distraction and a photo op. Enter the grieving-parents-as-props.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: ArtieC, 2/11/2013 7:20:32 PM     (No. 9171016)

Looks like SOTU is going to be one big pity party doesn´t it?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: rosefenn, 2/11/2013 9:14:05 PM     (No. 9171113)

Who cares? Won´t ALL right-thinking Ldotters be watching the Westminster Kennel Club finals? ;)

I will be glued to the dog show! Brittany´s RULE! Arf!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: provide, 2/12/2013 7:19:56 AM     (No. 9171486)

I can imagine Saint Trayvon´s parents wondering why they can´t go this year. The bus drives away.

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