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Thread: Obama plans to surround himself with children during gun control announcement

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    Re: Obama surrounds himself by kids while removing our rights.

    Would those that support this also support a President surrounding himself with infants to discuss why he thinks abortion needs to be illegal?

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    Re: Obama surrounds himself by kids while removing our rights.

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Would those that support this also support a President surrounding himself with infants to discuss why he thinks abortion needs to be illegal?
    Not really, some of us are pretty big on intellectual honesty and if you need kids as props to make an emotional appeal, your argument is already intellectually dishonest at its best.

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    Re: Obama surrounds himself by kids while removing our rights.

    Quote Originally Posted by Utility Man View Post
    Why don't you all come right out and say that you hate those children and the President alike ?

    The truth shall set you free.
    So we should create legislation based on what children write in letters to the president?
    Is that it, we can by pass the whole, graduating, going to college and learning part?

    We shouldn't ask any questions, because children are involved?
    We shouldn't point out the pathetic appeal to emotion this is?
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    Re: Obama surrounds himself by kids while removing our rights.

    Besides tugging at the heart strings, this tactic also helps the Secret Service protect him. It is less likely that someone hating him will take actions against him with the children around. Saddam Hussein used to use that tactic himself.
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    Re: Obama surrounds himself by kids while removing our rights.

    The plan gets the Helen Lovejoy Seal of Approval



    Strangely enough, this doesn't massively bug me outside of the standard "political pandering" level of outrage that....let's be honest here....both sides have a tendancy to invoke. This was predicated in part of being an issue "about the children" from the start so this isn't out of line with what their focus has been the whole time. If it just suddenly was like "Oh yeah! Kids at the announcement!" then I'd perhaps be more disgusted...but given that the focus has been largely around "children" this whole time, this doens't really seem like anything other than standard political theater. It's hard to get upset about **** that happens routinely...be it kids, soldiers, poor union workers, or ailing small businessmen.

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    Re: Obama surrounds himself by kids while removing our rights.

    A little off topic, but does anyone know what time the announcement will be?

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    Re: Obama plans to surround himself with children during gun control announcement

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    “They will be joined by children around the country expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety, along with their parents,” Carney confirmed
    Because children in this overly sheltered society know all about crime and violence
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    Re: Obama plans to surround himself with children during gun control announcement

    This is just political pandering and both sides do it.

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    Re: Obama surrounds himself by kids while removing our rights.

    Nothing new here. It's the same old line the Democrats use when they are planning to shove something up America's arse: "It's for the children." The Clinton's used it until even the kids got sick of hearing it. But it plays well in the media and media "thinking" is what works in a nation too damned slothful and doltish to think for itself. Later tonight after the announcement, Americans will be arguing over which broadcast network was less biased in its coverage of the President's announcement.

    The sad, sad, truth is it works or the government wouldn't use it. And so it goes.










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    Re: Obama surrounds himself by kids while removing our rights.

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Nothing new here. It's the same old line the Democrats use when they are planning to shove something up America's arse: "It's for the children." The Clinton's used it until even the kids got sick of hearing it. But it plays well in the media and media "thinking" is what works in a nation too damned slothful and doltish to think for itself. Later tonight after the announcement, Americans will be arguing over which broadcast network was less biased in its coverage of the President's announcement.

    The sad, sad, truth is it works or the government wouldn't use it. And so it goes.
    Didn't Stalin, Mao and Castro also use similar lines? Coincidence?
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