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Thread: Was President Obama's use of children in today's press conference appropriate?

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    Re: Was President Obama's use of children in today's press conference appropriate?

    When I see kids at TEA Party rallies, I groan.
    When I see kids at Occupy Wall Street rallies, I groan.
    When I see kids being used as a median for any political message, I groan.

    Leave the poor little bastards out of it.

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    Re: Was President Obama's use of children in today's press conference appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    A Liberal making an appeal to tradition? Hardly seems right.
    Pointing out selective outrage and the complete triviality of this is not an appeal to tradition. Nice try though.
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    Re: Was President Obama's use of children in today's press conference appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Pointing out selective outrage and the complete triviality of this is not an appeal to tradition. Nice try though.
    So you're selectively pointing out the selective out-rage of only the right?

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    Re: Was President Obama's use of children in today's press conference appropriate?

    It wasn't appropriate, but pretty much all politicians appeal to "but think of the children!" type stuff when they campaign for something. It plays on the emotions of the weak and makes partisans further cast their guys in some kind of sainthood light fueled by benevolence. No one should let themselves get played like that.
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    Re: Was President Obama's use of children in today's press conference appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    It wasn't appropriate, but pretty much all politicians appeal to "but think of the children!" type stuff when they campaign for something. It plays on the emotions of the weak and makes partisans further cast their guys in some kind of sainthood light fueled by benevolence. No one should let themselves get played like that.
    Its the "if we can save just one child" tripe that pisses me off. So many died so that we could be free, you do not betray that by giving up liberty for the hope of saving lives.

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    Re: Was President Obama's use of children in today's press conference appropriate?

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    Re: Was President Obama's use of children in today's press conference appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Pointing out selective outrage and the complete triviality of this is not an appeal to tradition. Nice try though.
    "Politicians have been using children as long as there have been politicians"

    Those are your words, Redress. That was the logic you used to bolster your claim that the issue of politicians using kids is unimportant. If that's not an appeal to tradition, then what is? You're saying the reason the action is OK is because the action has always been OK.

    What is conservatism but an appeal to tradition?

    I found it amusing that a patent liberal would have a knee jerk reaction to the story that was conservative.

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    Re: Was President Obama's use of children in today's press conference appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vapor View Post
    When I see kids at TEA Party rallies, I groan.
    When I see kids at Occupy Wall Street rallies, I groan.
    When I see kids being used as a median for any political message, I groan.

    Leave the poor little bastards out of it.
    I hate when I see kids at rallies holding signs... kids in the 2 to 3 yr old range. These kids have no clue regarding anything the sign says. I especially hate it when the sign is worded specifically as if the kid had written it.


    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    It wasn't appropriate, but pretty much all politicians appeal to "but think of the children!" type stuff when they campaign for something. It plays on the emotions of the weak and makes partisans further cast their guys in some kind of sainthood light fueled by benevolence. No one should let themselves get played like that.
    Agreed.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Its the "if we can save just one child" tripe that pisses me off. So many died so that we could be free, you do not betray that by giving up liberty for the hope of saving lives.

    Its "live free or die", not "live at all costs."
    Agree with this, also. Just think of how many kids we can save if we ban vehicles... and swimming pools... and swing sets... and wrap them in bubble wrap. I mean, it's all about saving kids, right?
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    Re: Was President Obama's use of children in today's press conference appropriate?

    I don't care either way. It's been done in the past and nothing makes Obama's use of children any worse than Reagan's, Bush's, or Chavez's.

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    Re: Was President Obama's use of children in today's press conference appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post
    I don't care either way. It's been done in the past and nothing makes Obama's use of children any worse than Reagan's, Bush's, or Chavez's.
    remind me what laws RWR and Bush signed that were designed to take away the rights of honest Americans while surrounded by children?

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