White House Press Secretary Jay Carney lamented the murder of a teenage girl who performed in her school band at President Obama’s inauguration last week, adding that her death underscored the need to implement the administration’s proposals to reduce gun violence. “The president and the first lady’s thoughts and prayers are with the family of Hadiya Pendleton,” Carney replied when asked if Obama had heard of the shooting. “If we can save even one child’s life, we have an obligation to try when it comes to the scourge of gun violence . . .
Comments: They will never, ever acknowledge that even with the strongest laws on gun control in Chicago it will never stop what is happening there. Their hypocrisy is disgusting.
The problem is criminals and dangerous crazy people will not obey gun control laws. Chicago has more gun control laws then anyplace and a lot of armed criminals and a few dangerous crazy people with access to firearms there could care less.
FTA: "If we can save even one child’s life, we have an obligation...."
a. So, any possible steps that might "save one child´s life" should be taken? Regardless of cost? Regardless of the effects on everything else?
b. Any kids killed by drunk drivers this year? But alcohol sales continue? But under the "even one child" standard, we should have boarded-up beer/wine/liquor stores as far as the eye can see. For that matter, maybe we should ban cars, too. Protect that magic "one child" on two fronts from a traffic death.
A suspicious person might wonder whether their poses and proposals are insincere? Mybe even intended to distract from some other goal[s] they have?
#7: I agree, Jay Carney´s f-a-a-r-r-r from the sharpest knife, but is calling him "a child" over the line? [Though if so, it´s still OK with me.]
Carney: “If we can save even one child’s life, we have an obligation to try when it comes to the scourge of..."
How about the illegal who had been deported two or three times, snuck back to his girlfriends house again, and thanked her by raping and murdering her four year old little girl? Wouldn´t stricter enforcement of border security have maybe saved her life? Or doesn´t she count to the obysmal won?
Here´s what I would confidently wager: the guy who did the killing was not a member of the NRA and the gun used was not obtained legally. So why are NRA members who obtain guns legally the bad guys who need to be punished by new restrictive gun laws while Chicago gang-bangers get a pass?
Chicago has the most restrictive gun control laws in the country and has more murders than Afghanistan has war casualties. How can anyone who is not drunk or on drugs looks at those facts and think that gun control laws work?
If you want to stop murders in Chicago you need Gang Control not Gun Control. The Chicago street gangs are running wild just as Al Capone´s gang did during Prohibition.
The violence in Chicago is about drug turf wars and the police are not allowed by our Mayor and City Council to do anything about it.
O.K. Carney, how about you guys try a trial run on gun control. Say, pick a big city like, oh I don´t know, Chicago for instance, and then pass a law banning all guns and see how that works in stopping gun crime....oh, wait, my bad.
Two generations of systematic dismantling of the social and family structure of inner city blacks by the Liberals´ welfare state is, to put it bluntly, the one and only culprit here. No wonder they keep looking for excuses from ammo clips to global warming to Sarah Palin.
Let´s have President Skeet Shooter go to Chciago and clean up this gun mess. It´s his neighborhood
The Skeet in Chief could ride the streets on his girl´s bike, his trusty Camp David 12 gauge resting menacingly next to the chromed bell. He would be responsible for stopping gangsta types to ask for their gun permits. The gang bangers will surely comply with Obama´s commands, especially when they spot his mom jeans and silly helmet. And, they´ll offer the traditional crack peace pipe. "Good stuff, dudes". "Thanks, President Skeet Shooter."
Rahm Emanuel needs to talk to Rudolph Guiliani--if he dares. Before Mayor Guiliani, NYC was a violent horror show of murder, drugs, and thieves. Now, it has the lowest murder rate since JKF was president. Why? What did Mayor Guiliani do that Mayor Emanuel needs to do? Taking guns away from law-abiding citizens will not stop the murderers in Chicago. And, it guarantees the gang-bangers will be armed.
Terminal violence, one criminal against one human being or a thousand, has nothing whatsoever to do with the weapon. It has everything to do with the criminal, the criminal mind, the insanity, the baseness, the willingness to kill, the need to kill, no matter what the weapon down to hands, that is the point, as well as the inability of the victim to defend his or herself.
Focus on the criminal and all of the above and leave the law abiding citizen the hell alone to defend his/herself Bow-Boy.
We live in a climate of killers a vast majority of whom are not getting what they need: put down without delay. Instead, defense lawyers are living off these same killers for years.
Oh dark won, she get special shout out due to the fact she supported you? , or that she survived her gestation period without being ripped from her mother´s womb by the likes of you. You are a murderer, so why should it matter to you how she died. Next time just send her to Benghazi. Two faced hypocrite. No gun control unless WTP are successful in getting GOVERNMENT control out of our lives and out of our country and oh dark won....this means you and your elk... i mean ilk (elk have horns...but then again, so do you)
Einstien said once "Insanity is doing the same thing repeatidly, expecting different results". Is this president truly that insane? Appears such is the case. There is no city in this nation as dangerous as Barack Obama´s Chicago, with all it´s severe gun control laws and it´s corrupt police department. Why should any sane person listen to someone who created that situation in Chicago as they propose to also "fix America´s gun crime problem"? The man´s idiocy is beyond redemption.
#3, we see through the obvious lies, but sadly a lot of the American people do not. A lot of people do not have reasoning skills. They cannot think logically. So, if someone says gun control would have prevented this girl from being killed, they believe it. We know better because we are not stupid and we haven´t been destroyed by today´s government school system which has been deliberately dumbed down and turned into leftist indoctrination centers.
Quelle surprise, it´s Chicago. And unless she was killed by a semiautomatic with a high-capacity magazine, this, sad as it is, has nothing to do with an AWB. Here´s an idea -- somebody should sue Rahm for gross malfeasance for failing to protect citizens. Probably could get him under RICO, too, for conspiracy to endanger.
The current administration has absolutely no shame - they will use anyone, anywhere to further their agenda. Before using this child for their own means did they at least give it a second thought - doubtful.... Very sad to see the President of the US stoop so low.
They say that "saving the life of even one child" means we must do everything we can to stop the "scourge of gun violence". Unless that child is a mexican kid gunned down by drug smugglers Obama and Hodler illegally sold guns to. That child´s case is so unimportant that they won´t even mention it. /s off
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Republican New Jersey governor Chris Christie is appealing to “ChristieCrats” in a new re-election ad touting his bipartisan credentials. The Youtube ad, which the Christie campaign is quick to note does not appear on television or radio, highlights the outburst of Democratic love for the governor following his high-profile embrace of President Obama after Hurricane Sandy late last October — a move that angered many national Republicans who felt the photo op damaged Mitt Romney’s chances in the 2012 presidential election. “There are so many Democrats endorsing Chris Christie’s re-election that they actually have a name, ‘ChristieCrats,’”
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On his show Friday, Glenn Beck became convinced that many members of the Obama administration act like racists, after breaking down the “anatomy of a racist”: they see groups over individuals, they lack objectivity, and they seek power through conflict. Beck concluded that the president and his allies are trying to sow the seeds of a race war. Beck has previously leveled these same charges at Obama, calling him a racist who is uncomfortable with white people four years ago, but in an exchange flagged by Right Wing Watch, this time he upped the
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[Video] Rapper Jay Z appearing on HBO´s "Real Time" with Bill Maher says that the black community wants upward economic mobility rather than a stronger police presence. In a conversation with former Congressman Barney Frank about police tactics such as stop-and-frisk, Jay Z suggests the stagnant economy and wealth inequality could cause widespread social unrest: "The real problem is there´s no middle class, right? So the gap between the have and have-nots is getting wider and wider... It´s gonna be a problem that no amount of police can solve, because once you have that sort of oppression
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I have a suggestion. How about an exhibit on Tawana Brawley? If the purpose of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian is to remember racial controversies, as the proposed Trayvon exhibit seems to confirm, then how about an honest look at the phenomenon of hate crime hoaxes? Particular attention should be paid to the role of the media in both the Trayvon and Tawana materials. Unquestionably, the media stirred up racial animus, and these incidents both contributed to raising racial tensions.
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