Karen Travers (@karentravers) January 16, 2013
Causing a stir is one way to put it.
President O unveiling gun proposals amid children who wrote him about gun violence. Are they "props" or is this proper?—
Steve Doocy (@sdoocy) January 16, 2013
Calling out the president for his shameful use of children as political props is another.
Parents thinking of allowing their children to be used as Obama Props™ tomorrow —- please think of what you're doing to your kids.—
LilMissTeamOffense (@LilMissRightie) January 16, 2013
As reported yesterday, President Obama will announce his plans for gun control measures flanked by children. But, there’s more: They are using letters from children as props as well.
Jay Carney says Pres. Obama and VP Biden will announce gun measures tomorrow…joined by children who wrote letters to the White House.—
Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) January 15, 2013
WH says the invited children wrote the president after the Newtown school shootings expressing their concerns about gun violence.—
Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 16, 2013
Twitter was buzzing with that disgraceful news last night. It continues today as American citizens await the president’s spectacle planned for later today.
The White House has released the letters.
Those with a moral compass are disgusted.
I don't even know what to say about the White House publishing letters from children for political purposes. It's just so disgusting.—
Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) January 16, 2013
Shameless: ~'Joining Obama for the announcement will be children who wrote Obama letters after last month’s shooting in Newtown.'—
STU BURGUIERE (@StuOnTheBlaze) January 16, 2013
The end justifies the means, you see, even if the means are innocent children.
Besides being utterly shameless and shameful, many point out some other problems with these letters from children.
Government school teachers used their authority over students to make them write letters to Obama in order to be used as political pawns—
shakes shakes (@shakes2011) January 16, 2013
Barack Obama's protestations about caring for kids might ring less hollow if he didn't pull them out of class to serve as props tomorrow…—
JP (@RileyRebel129) January 15, 2013
Huh. We won’t hold our breath. For the Children ™? Only when convenient. Like, you know, being exploited in order to prey on emotions and gin up fear.
I wonder how many mindless libs are going to fall for the 20 children that Obama is exploiting to prey on your emotions?—
Sam Heath (@smheath11) January 16, 2013
Obama is exploiting children again by surrounding himself during his anti-gun news conference! Where is Pres. Jefferson when we need him?—
Gary (@rightscifi) January 16, 2013
Not surprised that Obama is exploiting children in his attempt to dictate gun control—
Kelsey Johnson (@kelseyj11) January 16, 2013
Sadly, it’s not surprising: It’s despicable.