PHOTO: Obama signs 23 executive orders relating to gun violence http://t.co/hSSSYoHB—
Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) January 16, 2013
For the (use of) Children™:
As we reported earlier, President Obama planned to shamefully use children as props, playing on emotions, during his announcement of his gun control measures. And, that he did. In all its disgraceful glory.
Adorable? The innocent children being used as political props are adorable. But the president’s shameless and shameful actions? Not so much.
Obama does high fives w/ kids gathered on stage for gun control announcement.—
Jim Acosta (@jimacostacnn) January 16, 2013
Maybe Obama will teach his child-props to sing a little song about how the NRA mentioning his kids is "repugnant and cowardly."—
John Hayward (@Doc_0) January 16, 2013
Nice of Obama to allow taxpayers to fly his child props & the parents who dictated letters to them to the White House today to be exploited.—
Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) January 16, 2013
The disgraceful political prop theater continued.
Pres Obama quotes from the handwritten letters about gun violence he received from the 4 children on stage with him.—
Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 16, 2013
Children as Props Update: Obama telling children to "wave" at his big gun announcement.—
Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) January 16, 2013
Obama exploited children as props, and failed to mention that his party denies the right to life to millions of children EVERY year.—
Liz Thatcher (@lizthatch) January 16, 2013
That’s right. As Twitchy reported earlier, he added epic hypocrisy to that by invoking the right to life. Except for when it comes to abortion, natch.
Of course, using children is nothing new to Democrats.
The president’s Twitter feed also tweeted something else that was staggering in its lack of self-awareness.
"Along with our freedom to live our lives as we will comes an obligation to allow others to do the same." —President Obama—
Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 16, 2013
For President Obama, the freedom to be shameful and disgraceful is paramount. Everybody else? Whatever. He knows what should be allowed or not. If, of course, he thinks you deserve the right to life. Or freedom.