“President Barack Obama [not shown] plans to honor victims of gun violence in his State of the Union address next week by leaving a seat empty in the first lady’s viewing box,” foxnews.com reports. At the risk of tripping the swear-sensitive Google algorithm delivering readers to TTAG, you’re shitting me. The President of the United States is “honoring” victims of “gun violence” ahead of the armed servicemen killed or wounded in the fight against the existential threat of Islamic extremism? That’s a disgrace. Obama said he hopes the empty seat . . .
will be a reminder of those who have been killed [mostly by gang bangers and by their own hand] by “gun violence” and a message to Congress to pass laws that degrade and destroy Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. [Paraphrasing] “Their absence means something to this country,” he pronounced.
The President’s intellectual absence on the issue of gun rights means something to this country too. It means that we have a Commander-in-Chief who won’t stand up to our enemies, foreign or domestic, and wants to deprive his fellow countrymen of their final layer of defense against same. It means that he’s [another] politician happy to substitute cheap theatrics and machine politics for intestinal fortitude and the rule of law.
Wait. Didn’t the liberals laugh when Clint Eastwood talked to an empty chair at the last GOP national convention? I guess all the President’s men’s memories are as short as their spines are weak. Meanwhile, here’s hoping that the Leader of the Free World doesn’t tear-up when pointing to the empty chair, lest the aforementioned enemies consider us all lachrymose liberals.