During the last press conference of his first term in office, President Obama pledged to take “executive action” to reduce gun violence in response to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut last month. The President told reporters, “If there is a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in Newtown, we should take that step.” When Obama unveils his gun control proposals today at the White House, he will be surrounded by children. It’s something straight out of South Park.
Guns really aren´t the issue here,it´s about Obama setting a prescedent on using exe orders every time he thinks something is too tough to get through congress. i suspect that amnesty is on the short list of what´s next along with reparations and college loan forgiveness. Of course there´s no money for all this but that won´t stop him either. The trillion dollar coins is a trial balloon for now but could very well happen for obama to satisfy his voters. i wonder what other countries think about the insanity going on here.Whether they know it or not,they´re going to be ill affected with this country collapses.
Too funny ~ and true ~ #1 and I would add a reported propensity for using nose candy and other mind altering compounds.
This was out a few days ago. http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/12/27/sandy-hook-huge-hoax-and-anti-gun-psy-op/ Not the first time I´ve seen accusations against the FBI.
I guess now, with all the hoopla, every time someone pharts sideways, some little child somewhere [at the instigation of their lib parent] will write a letter to Preezy so maybe they will get to go to the White House and be on teevee. Gack.
I agree with Newt, the Repubs should hold their news conference in Chicago, and surround themselves with poor black kids in Englewood (where a lot of our 500 murders last year took place, with handguns too)and say Obambi doesn´t care about these kids.
Adding a couple more gun laws here won´t change a thing.
If only he could be surrounded by the souls of all the aborted babies and especially those who were born alive and Obama voted to let die. And the hundreds of murdered Mexicans and the American border agent killed by Obama´s sham Fast and Furious, undertaken to make gun shows look bad. What a phoney! Obama and Holder are the biggest gunrunners of all.
I hope that just one reporter cuts a coupe of calves away from the herd and asks them about their alleged letter. And not allow the parents to speak for them or give them hints.. I can just see the blank stares from the kids, and if allowed to answer honestly, "mommy(or daddy) told me what to write, and said we´d get to be on TV. Hey, Vaj-jar, this was a cool idea. The dumb masses will buy it.
During the hour or so of President Obamas speech today over 100 innocent children will be murdered without the use of a firearm. For the entire day, in fact every day, 3,000 babies will lose their right to have any kind of life, yet no public tears will be shed for them. I mourn with the Newtown parents and their loss, but even more so for the 1 million babies a year who fade into oblivion without ever getting a chance to draw abreath.
None of the gun proposals to be recommended by Barack Obama today will have prevented a crime like what happened in Newtown. They will only serve to make criminals out of ordinary law abiding citizens.
They don´t care about the ´chilrun´ any more than they care about the rule of law. As cold as it might sound, there is almost nothing in the constitution more important than the 2nd amendment. All the rest of the amendments depend on the 2nd to keep the government in check and a pack of cutesy, tow-headed little waifs being used as a human shield is not going to change my mind.
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All dictators use children. Witness all the Kims of North Korea, Saddam Hussein (easy to remember those photo ops), etc. Has Bashir Assad had his kiddie photo op by this time? How about that Morsi?
Pedophiles use children too. Is that going to be OK, acceptable, and EO-legal next?
Meanwhile, Barack´s two precious daughters attend Sidwell Friends school in Washington, D.C. It is your average liberal elementary school, complete with 11 armed guards with semi-automatic rifles protecting the roof and perimeter (outside of the Secret Service!!). What a despicable hypocrite this president is. He is unworthy of the office he holds and he is a disgrace to mankind.
Hitler, Mussolini, Lenin, Castro and Sadam Hussein all used children in photo opps and as props for their propaganda speeches. I remember seeing old black and white newsreals with Hilter surrounded with young people. The sheep do not see the similarity.
This administration knows that our country is on the verge of collapse. It is inevitable. They have lied to the public with false unemployment reports, housing numbers and umpteen sound bites that the USA has turned the corner and showing signs of recovery. Pure hooey. This country is going to collapse and when it does, there are going to be angry citizens and a lot of chaos. And when (not if) that happens, 0bama needs to have the public unarmed. His civilian army won´t be able to take over if we can shoot back.
The use of children, like Obozo is doing, is straight out of Mein Kampf. Hitler used children the same way. This is no coincidence as their goals are the same.
This is NOT Gun Control. I am waiting for Conservatives to use the EXACT terminology for what the Left is doing - Attacking & Destroying the 2nd Amendment.
Plus, if the truth about the Treason of The Benghazi Massacre became COMMON knowledge, Obozo would be dead meat. Hence, the attack on Gun Owners and the attempt at dissolving the 2nd Amendment. Only something this huge could deflect from Benghazi and the prezdint´s true reason to place Americans who where in Libya in danger and WHY he gave the order to the CIA and the military to stand down.
Conservatives should keep a close watch on BOTH hands.
so will obama in his interest to protect the children march along with the March for Life next week end. He could have a bunch of senior citizens who will be refused healthcare to help promote healthcare for everyone but not for all he has so many photo opps....
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