Obama Abdicates, Has Newtown Victim’s Mom Give Weekly Address
“Perfect moral authority”? Over the years we’ve seen Obama use the Weekly Address as simply an extension of his extreme partisan ways and part of the Neverending Campaign. With this week’s we see him officially turn the Office of the President Of The United States into a pure partisan left wing communication tool
(The Blaze) The mother of a first-grade boy shot dead inside Sandy Hook Elementary School sat in for President Barack Obama in his weekly address, choking back tears as she begged Americans to act on gun violence.
Francine Wheeler, whose 6-year-old son, Ben, was killed along with 19 other students and six educators in Newtown, Conn., sat with her husband, David, and urged: “Please help us do something before our tragedy becomes your tragedy.”
Wheeler is the first person other than Obama or Vice President Joe Biden to deliver the weekly address since they took office. Obama asked Wheeler to deliver the address; she and her husband wrote the remarks themselves.
While we grieve with the parents, we also note that Connecticut had some of the most stringent gun laws in the nation but still failed to stop Adam Lanza from proceeding with his long planned and well thought out murderous rampage, one which intentionally targeted a school which was a gun free zone because of the ease. We see that none of the laws proposed and/or passed would have stopped this or the other murder sprees. We see that the draconian gun laws in Chicago have failed to stop the gun violence in the town, while leaving law abiding citizens with no legal means to protect themselves and their families (pro tip: peeing on yourself won’t work, particularly because you’ll probably pee yourself when you’re shot).
As usual, Obama and the left are using the parents of Adam Lanza’s victims (we need to stop calling them the “Newtown victims”. It was Adam Lanza who did this) as human shields in order to push their left wing agenda. They couldn’t care less about these people, they simply want to use them then discard them, as they so often do. And notice that, despite supposedly writing the address themselves, the language is almost the same as Obama and other Democrats use. Things like
“And in the four months since we lost our loved ones, thousands of other Americans have died at the end of a gun. Thousands of other families across the United States are also drowning in our grief,” Wheeler said.
There were 25,580 deaths by motor vehicle during the first 9 months of 12 (do not have all the data yet), yet, were are the calls to do away with cars? If we could save just one life….
She said Americans must convince the Senate to pass “commonsense gun responsibility reforms” to make communities safer and prevent more tragedies like Newtown – even as “a lot of people are fighting to make sure they never” succeed.
Yet, again, nothing proposed would have stopped these crimes. And nothing proposed really goes after the criminals, just average citizens.
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ new, tell-all memoir is so critical of: Vice President Joe Biden’s incompetence on foreign policy, the: White
In the days following the attacks on our embassy in Benghazi, Libya last year the Obama administration insisted the whole