I don’t think I’ll be able to watch Obama’s speech today — I’m not in the mood to get nauseous and I’m fresh out of Pepto Bismol and Dramamine.

From The Weekly Standard via Weasel Zippers:

The White House today released letters from little kids pleading for gun control, just hours before President Obama is to release a comprehensive proposal to limit guns and ammunition. The letters were released to the Associated Press in what appears to be a coordinated effort to help shape the narrative the day of Obama’s announcement.

It’s a textbook, time honored, two-tiered “for the children” approach.

The letters are like this one. If kids wrote to the White House to call for action on the hundreds of thousands of babies abortion kills every year or all the debt they’re being saddled with would the White House release those?

Unfortunately it’s too late to schedule a press conference to start just after Obama is finished featuring children whose lives have been saved by people with guns:

Update: I just posted a list of the 23 executive orders Obama signed today, along with a few other things. Guns now fall partly under the purview of the health care system and the CDC? Just how the Founders envisioned, no doubt.


37 Responses to “Cue the Shamelessness: White House Releases Letters from Children About Sandy Hook Shortly Before Obama Surrounds Himself With Kids to Announce New Gun Control Plans; Updated

  1. backwoodsconsr on January 16th, 2013 2:43 pm

    "I asked my daughter Amy…"

    –Jimmy Carter

  2. SignPainterGuy on January 16th, 2013 2:48 pm


    Kids are wonderful, neat to listen to in their innocence, fascinating in their creativity, but you really can`t count on them to get the facts and details right. They lack a fundamental understanding of the limitations of presidential authority as well as the true nature of cause and effect !

  3. SignPainterGuy on January 16th, 2013 2:54 pm

    That explains a lot !

  4. SignPainterGuy on January 16th, 2013 2:58 pm


    Here`s a list of murder rates by country and by 100,000 population ;

    Note where the USA falls on the list and that progressives ignore that fact !

  5. Truesoldier__ on January 16th, 2013 3:00 pm

    And it only gets worse after they enter the liberal indocrination program aka the public school system.

  6. Truesoldier__ on January 16th, 2013 3:03 pm

    Well here is part of dear leaders demands:

    4.5 billion in new spending

    Press doctors to ask patients about guns in home

    and it appears Drudge is saying he is preparing 23 new EO's.

  7. JetHeadJoe on January 16th, 2013 3:03 pm

    It's as Glenn Beck said this morning: twelve year-olds shouldn't be making national policy. But then again, given Obama and his aides, we're led to believe that they (12 year olds) already are…

  8. SignPainterGuy on January 16th, 2013 3:08 pm

    And NOT by the really bright 12 yr olds.

  9. backwoodsconsr on January 16th, 2013 3:11 pm

    Or even the ones who ride the long bus.

  10. Truesoldier__ on January 16th, 2013 3:46 pm

    Oh this is just too rich…..

    “Most Americans agree that a president's children should not be used as pawns in a political fight," Carney said. "But to go so far as to make the safety of the president's children the subject of an attack ad is repugnant and cowardly.”

    So according to Carney's own assesment of the situtation that would make Obama's use of everyones kids from Obamacare to gun control cowardly and repugnant.

  11. SignPainterGuy on January 16th, 2013 3:52 pm

    It has not and will not occur to him, nor will it matter if it is pointed out to him as the hypocrisy it is !

  12. Truesoldier__ on January 16th, 2013 4:00 pm

    Well of course not…after all they are his kids and he is the dear leader; therefore his kids are far more importnat than anyone elses.

  13. Truesoldier__ on January 16th, 2013 4:03 pm

    A second Congressman is starting talk about impeachment over gun control EO's:

    Believe it or not this could acutally work. If the House voted for impeachment they would be required to hold hearings in the Senate and hold a vote. The overwhelming majority of voters are against gun control and the Dem's know it (this is why Harry Reid has already said an assault weapons ban would not pass the Dem controled Senate). If the Dems had to vote on impeachment over gun control they would be in a tight spot. They either vote to remove Obama or they vote against and face the wrath of voters in the 2014 mid terms (and you can bet their opponents would bring up that vote early and often).

  14. Truesoldier__ on January 16th, 2013 4:14 pm

    Just in case anyone missed it….AQ has taken 41 people (including 7 Americans) hostage in Algeria from a BP gas field. But of course it is no big deal as AQ is no longer a threat and is on the ropes because of President "gutsy call"…..

  15. Marshall_Will on January 16th, 2013 4:52 pm

    To be honest, the link you provided from Nevada public TV showed Dingy Harry to be more a Republican than a lot of Republicans I've heard! My experience has been any time someone is looking down, not at or across to you, they're not even seriously considering the proposal.

    Wanted to add, after weeks of fighting tech issues here at the PTB it strikes me this was more something Google had to resolve than anything to do w/ this particular web address etc. The site is like greased lightning now and 'I' haven't changed a THING. In researching it this seemed to be a common problem people were having w/ Chrome. To the point they weren't able to access common things like FB and Yahoo News.

  16. jeffythequick on January 16th, 2013 5:50 pm

    as do the occupants of the White House, and about 80% of Congress.

  17. jeffythequick on January 16th, 2013 5:51 pm

    The administration truly does go to people smarter than them.

  18. Marshall_Will on January 16th, 2013 6:26 pm

    Right, and Progs just don't get it. Things may be "hitting on all 8 cylinders" for THEM, but for the rest of us, not in government or the recipients of endless entitlement programs, we can't even get our PRINTER to kick out!

    I mean NOTHING seems to work? One of the things they seized upon EARLY in the intentional destruction of the economy and by extension, the ties that bind us all? Trust in the business community was coming off the rails! Virtually any contract that was entered into ( pre-socializing of the economy ) is now Null & VOID.

    No one expects to be held to arrangements entered into *prior* to The Debacle and everyone wants a re-set. This leaves the door wide OPEN to all manner of re-negotiation and a big part of the reason we get trial balloons on days that end in Y.

  19. Truesoldier__ on January 16th, 2013 7:41 pm

    "Guns now fall partly under the purview of the health care system and the CDC?"

    Not to mention Big Sis says DHS is ready to 'Expand and Formalize Coordination' on gun violence.

    I guess now we know why DHS was buying up so much ammo last year.

  20. Marshall_Will on January 16th, 2013 8:24 pm

    Awesome. And just the (2) people we'd most like to have a say and purview of the entire matter, J-Nap & P0rnstache! Natch our every objection leading up to this dismissed as baseless extremist hatin'.

    OT but too funny, had the big Over 50 checkup yesterday and no sooner the sedatives wear off, you're getting a call from the clinic saying your health insurance is invalid! The appt. set in Dec. '12 no longer under coverage as your employer frantically fans the wheel of the bus to get as many as possible underNEATH it..!

    I was just laughing. I mean laughing in their faces. We'd rec'd NO notification our primary insurer had been changed and why do I get the feeling they'll at least TRY to palm this off as having no "pre-authorization"? Everything's where it's supposed to be and according to the Doc, better than most. But how is getting an almost IMMEDIATE call from what is basically, Collections in any way conducive toward a "healing process"?

  21. Truesoldier__ on January 16th, 2013 8:59 pm

    Lol. Tell me about it. I deal with it on a daily basis as I bill private insurance for DoD. Here is some little bit of insight on the whole health insurance thing that has not made it into the MSM, or many blogs for that matter. Recently, Unitede Healthcare (a company owned and operated by one of Kathleen Sebilius' BFF) recently was awarded a contract to handle Tricare claims. They also recently (right before the election) purchased a small company that just happened to be the one the government contracted to set up the national insurance database and then failed to notify the FEC about the purchase until after the election (it appears that someone at Sebilius' office told them it would be ok to hold off)….cont

  22. Truesoldier__ on January 16th, 2013 9:05 pm

    Here is where it really gets bad. United Healthcare is one of the worst companies to have to deal with in trying to get any claims paid. We have piles of rejected bills from them claiming that they need more inofmation like the name of the facility that the appointment was at (which they obviously had or else they would not have been able to send us the bill) or the name of the attending physician (which is on the bill in the first place). Our main boss for the entire department has been trying to track down where there physical office is even located (the bills are sent to a local PO Box) so as to have a face to face with someone within management (he has done this with all the major carriers except for UH). He has been trying for years to locate them, but there is no real information. So here you have a company that will try to deny any claim on bogus trumped up reasons, that dodges detection as much as possible now going to handle claims for the military while having access to everyones health insurance data who happens to be owned by a BFF of Kathleen Sebilius. Doesn't that make you feel sooooo much better about Obamacare? (note: FEC should have been SEC)

    Here is some background info: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obamacare-cov

  23. SignPainterGuy on January 16th, 2013 9:12 pm

    Hence, the variations of, "The laws of unintended consequences" !

  24. SignPainterGuy on January 16th, 2013 9:27 pm

    My local radio host read all 23 of the EOs Barry signed today and I have to agree w/ him, taken at face value, they are all unobjectionable. HOWEVER, BHO in particular and libs in general have established a convincing record of Promises coming w/ expiration dates, Broken Promises, Outright Lies and Whatever they say, the opposite is true. SO, I`m saying I am NOT prepared to take anything The Manchild Who Would Be King at "Face Value" !!

  25. SignPainterGuy on January 16th, 2013 9:34 pm

    And add to the unaccountability of that whole mess, Kathleeeeen Sebilius has resigned.

  26. Truesoldier__ on January 16th, 2013 9:53 pm

    There are some that are vague enough to make you wonder just what does he really have in mind. For example:

    4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks.

    What are the categories? Could the DHS definition of an "extremist" be part of what he means by making sure "dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks:?

    5. Propose rulemaking to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun.

    What exactly are the deeming a seized gun? That could be a simple as a police officer discovering that you are carrying a legally obtained gun with a concealed weapons permit during a traffic stop or some incident, not becaused you used the gun just the police officer being cautious until they find out what is going on. Technically that gun was "seized" from you, so does that mean they have to hold onto it until they complete a background check?

    Just to examples of how some of these EO's are vague enough that they could be open to interpretation.

  27. Truesoldier__ on January 16th, 2013 9:54 pm

    And I'll bet her last order before she leaves is to have all her hard drives completly scrubbed.

  28. SignPainterGuy on January 16th, 2013 10:23 pm

    You`re onto what I mean by, "at Face Value". The MSM will of course report it AS Spoken by Barry while, when we explore all the interpretations, calling us conspiracy theorists, nuts and gun-grabber fear mongers. Oh, and RACCIIIIIISSSSSSTSSS !!!

  29. Marshall_Will on January 17th, 2013 11:44 am

    How ironic it's dubbed "Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO)" when you can't even locate their physical address?

    Notice The Standard's article pre-dates the election by less than a week, yet as you'd suspect, -zero- LSM coverage, they already ran out the clock! Great JOB SEC..! Yeah, I'm feeling sooooo much better about the whole deal. Of all the people in Obama's hip pocket, she's the scariest.

  30. Truesoldier__ on January 17th, 2013 1:06 pm

    And we don't care about kids…cant forget that one.

  31. SignPainterGuy on January 17th, 2013 2:41 pm

    When I can punish a woman with a child, THEN I care about kids ! ;-)

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