by David Limbaugh
Liberals have an uncanny knack for designing solutions that do not address the problem at hand, and they’re doing it again in their current effort to use the Sandy Hook shootings as fodder for promoting stringent gun-control measures.
It’s as if President Obama and his fellow travelers lie in wait for the unfolding of big events they can use to incite the public’s passions and thereby gain popular support for otherwise unpopular government action.
Liberals aren’t just exploiting Sandy Hook to promote their unpopular gun agenda; some are now invoking false charges of racism to aid their cause, as well. Rep. Hank Johnson asserted that the National Rifle Association opposes Obama’s gun-control policies because it “still cannot get over” the fact that the president is “black.” Rep. Charles Rangel was a smidgeon more subtle, suggesting that while his state of New York is more progressive than other states (and has thus enacted strict gun control measures), some of the “Southern areas have cultures that we have to overcome.”
Whether these pernicious allegations proceed from malice or ignorance, one thing is undeniable: Democrats often seek to inflame our emotions to impede an honest, good-faith discussion on the merits of various issues.
Obama demonstrated this in his news conference when he trotted out his 23 executive orders designed to address mass shootings. By using the parents of shooting victims and children as props, he intended to imply that unless you support his measures, you oppose protecting children. He did more than imply that in his remarks when he expressed incredulity that anyone who cares about these shootings could possibly oppose his policies.