View Poll Results: Was Obama's use of children in today's press conference appropriate?

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  • Yes, it was completely normal and appropriate.

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  • Yeah, it was ok, but I'd prefer that children were not involved like that.

    5 7.25%
  • No, it was total emotional exploitation.

    44 63.77%
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    Re: Was President Obama's use of children in today's press conference appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    I laughed so goddamn hard when I saw this post.
    Of course you did... you think the Constitution and 2nd Amendment is funny.

    It's how we got here. An ignorant, Parasitic Nation that Obama's Goebbels styled press can manipulate like a Gumbi... no other reason.

    And they laugh...

    I do too... when Gumbi Nation thinks others will pay the freight and Gumbi Nation gets it in the teeth. That's funny. You morons deserve it. The problem is the vast majority of your marzipan brains won't get it even then. You'll beg for more Central Authority.
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    Re: Was President Obama's use of children in today's press conference appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    those kids were useless as anything other than an emotional prop... they were used.
    Best that you do not have children - if that is your attitude.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Was President Obama's use of children in today's press conference appropriate?

    1. Yes, it was completely normal and appropriate.
    2. Yeah, it was ok, but I'd prefer that children were not involved like that.
    3. No, it was total emotional exploitation.
    4. I cannot decide.
    Of course it was appropriate. This whole discussion of stopping gun violence and ways to do it has come from the slaughtering of innocent children at a school by a mentally ill man using a semi-automatic weapon.
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    ... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.

    Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    it would be interesting to find out who instigated the letters though-I know my son wrote him noting that his dad (me) used a pistol that would be banned in NY to stop a mugging many years ago and that my son has been well trained in using the AR 15 rifle he shoots

    I told him I doubt Obama would invite him to the Photo Op today
    Arguing gun control with a conservative is much like conversing with a fence post....or a scared rabbit.
    The Democrats should publish a position paper stating exactly what MOST of them want..
    1 no more civilian ownership od assault weapons
    2 no more gun ownership by the insane or "semi-insane"
    3 complete 100% background checks
    this is my idea of what the Democrats want.
    I think I know what the conservatives/libertarians want...
    a return to the 1600s.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I think it was highly out of line. It was a blatant attack. IMHO they should have found some kids that support the 2nd and encouraged debate.
    I have a much higher opinion of the children (properly reared, of course) than the adults..
    Converse with 5 year olds,
    then talk with 15 year olds , compare the difference..
    One thing that the NRA will not do is talk with any children in that same classroom !
    Or any other room where children were murdered.
    Maybe in 20 more years down the road we will finally have peace and no more 2nd amendment.
    But with the tea bagging conservatives around , make than 200 years !

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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
    I know what you mean about those socialists using kids:
    I knew this would happen... and I'd like to ask you in what context were these photos taken? Was it an assault on the Constitution? Was it even... something remotely similar in seriousness to The Patriot Act? Of course not.

    Parasite Nation will do anything to defend their little King. What's beautiful is you expose your idiotic, socialistic selves with such blarney at every turn.

    Obama has begun the process of killing the 2nd Amendment, and like a great Socialist, he employed children to accomplish the task. And Parasite Nation??? Run to his defense.

    As you are.
    The Clintons are what happens...
    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Whacked out liberal politicians are the only father figures that liberal children have.
    I must admit, I used to think in a similar manner, and then I "grew up".
    This takes time, and some obviously never do - sadly.

    Ever wonder why our judges are so old.......

    And, one would be correct if the observation of my parents was that they could think for themselves ...and be generally liberal.

    Were the children "exploited" by our President ??

    To an extent - YES - and, IMO , for their own good.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    I knew this would happen... and I'd like to ask you in what context were these photos taken? Was it an assault on the Constitution? Was it even... something remotely similar in seriousness to The Patriot Act? Of course not.

    Parasite Nation will do anything to defend their little King. What's beautiful is you expose your idiotic, socialistic selves with such blarney at every turn.

    Obama has begun the process of killing the 2nd Amendment, and like a great Socialist, he employed children to accomplish the task. And Parasite Nation??? Run to his defense.

    As you are.
    Which is worse...
    An assault on the children
    or
    an assault on your constitution - a piece of paper written three centuries ago ???

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

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    I knew this would happen... and I'd like to ask you in what context were these photos taken? Was it an assault on the Constitution? Was it even... something remotely similar in seriousness to The Patriot Act? Of course not.

    Parasite Nation will do anything to defend their little King. What's beautiful is you expose your idiotic, socialistic selves with such blarney at every turn.

    Obama has begun the process of killing the 2nd Amendment, and like a great Socialist, he employed children to accomplish the task. And Parasite Nation??? Run to his defense.

    As you are.
    Having kids at a press conference, or using them as political props, is done by every politician. Trying to make them evil fascists for doing so is plum stupid.
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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
    Having kids at a press conference, or using them as political props, is done by every politician. Trying to make them evil fascists for doing so is plum stupid.
    So the message does not matter, so long as the proper presentation is used? Some see past the BS and that 99.9% of the Obama "common sense" proposed solutions would have had ZERO effect on stopping/preventing the CT shooting. One must realize that this shooting involved an insane person killing a legal gun owner, stealing their guns and then committing a mass murder, followed by suicide as soon as armed resistance seemed imminent. Preventing such crimes require no changes to legal gun ownership laws, but could be accomplished by identifying and locking up crazy folks and providing better school/public security. This type of crime occurs about twice per year, on average, in a nation of 300 million people possessing at least 1.5 million AWs.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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