Originally posted at American Thinker
Even the most casual observer, if he puts down his iPhone long enough to focus on what’s befalling our country, will see that, to the nation’s detriment, the president carefully picks and chooses issues to promote, and does so by exploiting sad stories and faking heartfelt sentiment.
Remember when Obama, in his ongoing effort to dismantle the Second Amendment, said that “if it saves one life,” gun control is worth it? That must be why with each gun-related death, Obama rushed to the nearest podium to tug on America’s heartstrings.
In defense of his unrelenting campaign to curtail the “right to keep and bear arms,” the man who puts his firm approbation on the slaughter of 3,000 unborn babies per day repeatedly said, “If there’s just one life we can save, we’ve got an obligation to try.”
Here’s the problem with the “if there’s just one life” blather Obama spouts opportunistically: he doesn’t mean it, and he’s proven as much in the way he’s responded to talk of potential fatalities resulting from a policy he not only supports, but refuses to back down from despite its threat to American lives.
As a result of his signature health care reform farce, one by one, gravely ill people are stepping forward, many of whom, thanks to Obama’s lies, will ultimately die after losing their health insurance in the middle of their cancer treatments. And in response, the only thing the president has to say about such misfortune is that he’s sorry some people are “finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from [him]”?
He probably meant to say “finding themselves lying prone on a gurney in the morgue.”
Either way, imagine if Barack Obama supported the Second Amendment and had spent three years assuring Americans that no one would die as a result of gun violence. Then, despite his promises, 12 people were shot to death in a Colorado movie theatre. Based on the anemic response Barack Obama is offering now, it would be like saying he’s sorry some people found themselves dead “based on assurances” he gave about gun safety.
With that in mind, here’s a question for Barack Obama: Mr. President, is lost life tragic only when lost as a result of policies you oppose? Because it sure seems that easily avoidable death and dying is not a problem for you if the body count grows as a result of the liberal legislation you support.
Unlike the children of the Newtown, Connecticut massacre, after dying at the hands of gunmen wielding “Fast and Furious” weaponry that the Obama administration supplied to Mexican drug cartels, Border agent Brian Terry and ICE agent Jaime Zapata were barely acknowledged by the president.
Therefore, if death occurs as a result of Americans losing their health insurance, does anyone really think Barack Obama will host or attend a Tucson Memorial-type event in their honor? Will he exploit the victims of the political violence he’s perpetrated like he did gun violence victims, by memorializing them with ‘Together we Thrive” t-shirts?
Will the president solemnly eulogize the innocent by painting word-pictures of them splashing through “rain puddles in Heaven,” like he did Christina-Taylor Green, the child gunned down in the Arizona Gabby Giffords shooting?
If three years’ worth of propaganda followed by the disastrous ObamaCare rollout results in deaths, will Barack Obama admit that his substandard leadership and ongoing deception are to blame?
Will the president suggest that the national tragedy called ObamaCare should “prompt reflection and debate”? And will he keep the discussion alive by encouraging Americans everywhere to make sure the falsehoods he’s told that have brought misery and trepidation to millions are not lost “on the usual plane of politics and point-scoring and pettiness that drifts away in the next news cycle”?
Is it possible that the president will have executive order-signing ceremonies where he’ll circumvent Congress to ensure that policies are put into place to protect America from his ongoing health care reform disaster? At those ceremonies, will he showcase frightened schoolchildren and the letters they’ve supposedly written about being traumatized by his signature policy?
Like he did when 15-year-old teen Hadiya Pendleton was shot dead in Chicago’s Vivian Gordon Harsh Park, as time goes on and more people perish, will the president send his emissary wife to the funerals of cancer victims who decided to “let nature take its course” because they couldn’t afford the ObamaCare premiums?
To put a face on the millions adversely affected by Obama’s abysmal policies, when the Bill Elliots and Edie Littlefield Sundbys of the world die before their time, will their devastated families, like Cleo and Nate Pendleton, be given a seat of honor at the next State of the Union address alongside Michelle Obama?
Will both Barack and Michelle personally identify with the dead, like Mrs. Obama did with Hadiya when she said, “Hadiya Pendleton was me, and I was her,” and like her husband did when he uttered those now infamous words: “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon [Martin]”?
The answer to all those questions is “no way.”
What’s also unlikely is that President Obama will use his old “If there’s just one life we can save, we’ve got an obligation to try” line, because it would mean rectifying a deadly situation he knowingly initiated in his mission to “fundamentally transform” the United States of America.