Obama To Have Empty Chair At SOTU In Honor Of Shooting Victims Or Something
Here’s something that’s fraught for hashtag takeover
(Fox News) President Obama will keep an empty seat next to the first lady on Tuesday when he gives his State of the Union address, to represent victims of gun violence, according to the White House.
Obama, who is trying to reduce gun violence by issuing a series of executive orders to tighten federal gun laws, announced the symbolic gesture Friday when talking on the phone with fellow supporters of more stringent gun-ownership laws.
A White House official said the president told the supporters the open seat in first lady Michelle Obama’s viewing box was for “the victims of gun violence who no longer have a voice — because they need the rest of us to speak for them.”
You know this will bring out huge numbers of media reports comparing it to the Clint Eastwood speech which featured an empty chair, representing Obama. The chair for the SOTU could represent Obama’s empty policy on the Middle East, or his empty promises regarding the ability to do background checks on “Syrian” refugees. It could represent his empty gesture to represent gun victims, a goodly portion who are Black and live in cities run by the Democratic Party, Blacks who are rarely mentioned by Mr. Obama and other Democrats.
Perhaps it could represent empty holsters, as Obama and Democrats look to put large restrictions on the ability of law abiding citizens to own/carry weapons to protect themselves from the criminality caused by Democrat criminal justice policies.
The State of the Union addresses are given in the House chambers. And as an apparent attempt to express his dissatisfaction with Congress, Obama also said the open seat should serve to “remind every single one of our representatives that it’s their responsibility to do something about this,” the official said.
Like the heavy restrictions in Democratic Party run Chicago, Baltimore, and California? Ted Cruz had a great response
“If I’m elected POTUS, there’ll be an empty seat for the over 50 million unborn children killed since Roe,” Cruz tweeted, adding the hashtag #Stand4Life.
Or, how about a seat for all the people killed in the fighting in the Middle East because Obama was too uncaring to get involved? Or all those killed by ISIS, which rose during Obama’s time in office?