Barack Obama: Don’t Use My Children As Pawns in the Gun Control Fight! And Now, Let’s Hear from the Children!
The NRA recently ran a television ad accusing Barack Obama of believing his kids are more important than other Americans’ kids:
Are the president’s kids more important than yours? Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? Mr. Obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he’s just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security.
Yet the NRA is right on target when it asks: “Are the president’s kids more important than yours?” Here’s why.
Start with the reaction to the NRA ad from Jay Carney:
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney excoriated the National Rifle Association Wednesday for a TV ad released by the group that called President Obama an “elitist hypocrite” because his daughters have armed protection at school.
“Most Americans agree that a president’s children should not be used as pawns in a political fight,” Carney said in a statement.
Note that Carney didn’t say children should not be used as pawns in a political fight. He said “a president’s children” should not.
Because, you see, the White House is all good with using other people’s children as pawns in a political fight:
“Ah, but those children volunteered to be pawns, er, that is, to speak their minds,” I can hear our liberal friends saying.
Well, the kids at Sandy Hook didn’t volunteer — and they are the biggest pawns of all in this political fight. “The RNC is officially on the side of more dead children,” remember?
Barack Obama doesn’t think his kids should be used as pawns in a political fight. But he’s fine and dandy using other people’s. Alive, dead, it doesn’t really matter: he’ll find ways to use both kinds! It’s all about not letting the crisis go to waste.
So. “Are the president’s kids more important than yours?” You tell me.