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The most infuriating thing about the ‘Fat Tuesday’ State of the Union address was not the fact that bespectacled Bob Menendez (D-NJ), who is under investigation for having sex with underage prostitutes, was milling around in the crowd as if nothing is going on, or having to tolerate seeing elected officials act like hormonal teenagers grabbing at the President like he was Justin Bieber working a velvet rope line.

It wasn’t the president’s predictable left-wing drivel, or seeing a comatose Ruth Bader Ginsburg being propped up on either side by John Paul Stevens and Anthony Kennedy.

The most unnerving part of the event took place in the SOTU Sympathy Sky Box. As first lady Michelle got a standing ovation for God knows what, it was apparent that the gallery was packed with a diverse group of people there only because their stories supported the president’s anti-gun, pro-illegal immigrant, pro-woman, green ribbon-wearing, big-spending agenda.

Sitting up in the nosebleed section was biology/medical school student/illegal alien/DREAM Act-er Alan Aleman who, rather than hide from the INS, was out in the open to boost positive amnesty energy. Also in the balcony was the exuberant Amanda McMillan, who was smiling like crazy.  Apparently no one told Ms. McMillian that, had she been working for Barack Obama, who notoriously pays his female staffers $11K less than his male staffers, the president she was clapping for would have been the defendant in her fair-pay lawsuit.

There was a nurse from NYU Langone Medical Center named Menchu de Luna Lopez.  Menchu was invited because during Super Storm Sandy, which Obama attributes to global warming, the dedicated nurse helped save 20 at-risk infants who, had it been a few hours or days earlier, Obama would have had no problem aborting.

There was a 12-year-old healthy cook, a Sikh temple shooting first responder, a first grade teacher from Sandy Hook, an Apple CEO, an amputee soldier, and Gabby Giffords, who the camera repeatedly zoomed in on as she valiantly attempted to clap.  But the most disturbing VIPs were Nathaniel A. Pendleton Sr. and Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, nestled in just to the right of Michelle’s pricey Jason Wu.

Nate and Cleo are the bereaved parents of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old girl shot to death in a gang-related shooting.  After finding out that the band majorette who had performed at her husband’s inaugural had been shot to death with a handgun, shameless opportunist Michelle Obama found the time to fly to the Kenwood section of Chicago to attend Hadiya’s funeral.

Based on the expressions on their faces, Nathaniel, but more specifically Cleo, was shockingly composed as she chatted it up with the first lady, especially since four days prior her child was placed in a coffin and laid to rest in Cedar Park Cemetery in Riverdale, Illinois.

And while there is no doubt that the devastated parents were truly grief-stricken, one can’t help but wonder why they agreed to allow the death of their daughter to be used as a political chess piece in a game played by a president who, one week from now, will have a hard time remembering how to pronounce Hadiya’s name.

More than anyone, Cleopatra and Nathaniel, who live in Chicago, a city with some of the toughest gun laws in the country, should be well aware that assisting Barack Obama in his mission to restrict the Constitutional right to “keep and bear arms” could not have stopped their daughter from being shot in the back by a gangbanger while chatting with friends in Vivian Gordon Harsh park.

Nonetheless, if Obama was trying to expose the pervasive problem of gun violence by dragging out the heartbroken family of this precious little girl, then why didn’t he also invite other families?

For instance, why wasn’t Taya Kyle invited to sit on the other side of Michelle Obama?  Taya is the widow of Chris Kyle, Chief Petty Officer and member of Navy SEAL Team 3, who was also shot in the back by a lone gunman four days after Hadiya’s death.  Not only was Taya not invited to the State of the Union, neither the President nor the first lady felt compelled to attend Chris’s highly publicized Texas funeral.

After sending a note of condolence to be read to Heavy D’s 11-year-old daughter Xea at the rapper’s funeral after he died of a pulmonary embolism in 2011, one would think Obama would acknowledge a highly decorated patriot like Chris Kyle, or at least send a comforting note to Kyle’s two children, “Bubba” and “Baby Girl.”

In addition to Taya, Barack Obama could have also requested the honor of the presence of Jaime Zapata’s and Brian Terry’s parents.  After all, the Zapata and Terry families would probably love to hear Barack Obama publicly explain why his administration put high-powered rifles into the hands of the Mexican drug cartels who then turned those guns on their sons.

That is why, based on the limited guest list, it’s clear that Barack Obama only showcases people who support his progressive agenda.  If that’s not the case then why weren’t the Americans from Philadelphia, who the New Black Panther intimidated when they tried to vote in 2008, sitting next to the 102-year-old longsuffering but determined voter, Desiline Victor?

Where were the pro-life Americans who, much like Menchu de Luna Lopez, work every day to save the lives of babies, regardless of the weather?  Why weren’t underpaid female presidential aides sitting next to Amanda McMillan in support of equal pay for women? Or the family of Robert Krentz of Arizona, who was shot to death by an illegal alien while tending the family ranch offered seats adjacent to Alan ‘Amnesty’ Aleman’s?

All that, especially the absence of both Chris Kyle’s widow and the parents of the border guard and the immigration agent killed with guns provided compliments of the US Justice Department, proves that Cleo and Nathaniel’s appearance in the SOTU Sympathy Sky Box was more about politics than it was about Hadiya.


Kevin Jackson's hilarious take on Race-Pimping: The Multi-Trillion Dollar Business of Liberalism!

Enjoy this excerpt from the book:

"Meanwhile, you are firmly in control. If (actually, when) you experience problems with poverty, crime, gangs, lack of urban development in cities where you have a black mayor, a black congressman, a black city manager, a black superintendent of schools, a black county treasurer, a black chief of police, a black fire chief, blacks on the county Board of Supervisors, blacks on the school board, etc., find ONE white man, preferably a Republican to blame for all those problems. If one doesn’t exist, don’t be afraid to refurbish one, even if you have to blame Republican Presidents George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Herbert Hoover, or T.R. Roosevelt."

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  • Scum Bag

    A rather disgusting display of politics by statists. Live free or die!

  • Melody Adams

    Well said!!!

  • Danielle Hollars

    These are the best comparisons I have seen in a long time! I am so disgusted with people who ignore these obvious hypocrisies, and give the Obama’s a pass. If Bush was still in office and ignored Hadiya Pendleton’s death he would be a racist. So since the Obama’s ignored Chris Kyle’s death, are they racists too??? No, of course not, it’s because they could care less about the Kyle family, they do nothing for their image with the left. While other people hate the fact that the president or first lady can be called out about anything, I have no problem criticizing our dear leader!!!

  • TexasLady

    Beautifully written! Bravo…tell the truth like it is…

  • urbanvrwcmom

    Just when you thought these people couldn’t stoop any lower.

    • lokiswife

      Just when you think they have hit the bottom of the barrel in tackiness and sleazy behavior, they lower the barrel bottom a few more inches.

      • urbanvrwcmom

        Under the bottom is where they are; over the top wasn’t enough!

      • jstarusa

        Yes, like they kick the deficit down the road!

  • mjnellett

    Obama keeps dissing our military, I wonder if he really thinks that they will forget their pledge to the Constitution if he decides to make a move for our guns?

  • honorary

    Barack obama is visiting a school. In one class, he asks the students if anyone can give him an example of a “tragedy”. One little boy stands up and offers “If my best friend who lives next door was playing in the street when a car came along and killed him, that would be a tragedy.”
    “No, ” obama says, “That would be an ACCIDENT.”
    A girl raises her hand, “If a school bus carrying fifty children drove off a cliff, killing everyone involved…that would be a tragedy.”
    “I am afraid not,” explains obama. “THAT is what we would call a GREAT LOSS.”
    The room is silent; none of the other children volunteer.
    “What?” asks obama, “Isn’t there any one here who can give me an example of a tragedy?”
    Finally, a boy in the back raises his hand. In a timid voice, he says: “If an airplane carrying the obama family were blown up by a bomb. That would be a tragedy.”
    “Wonderful!” obama beams. “Marvelous! And can you tell me WHY that would be a tragedy?”
    “Well,” said the boy, “because it couldn’t be an accident, and it certainly would be no great loss!”

    • Sarah Conner


  • bburg70

    I attended the Kyle memorial service this past Monday, and I don’t believe that obama’s, biden’s, michelle’s, nor any admin lackey’s presence would have been appreciated. Todd and Sara Palin were there, but not visible, nor was their presence a photo-op. Chris’ CO, his fellow Seals, and DOZENS of military were there. I believe the family knows how the CinC feels about our military…….in my opinion.

  • Sheffield Swearingen

    I wouldn’t want to sit next to a monkey with a wig

  • kjenkinsaf

    Four things about Chris Kyle explain why Obama kept his family out of the box.
    1)He was military. He (Obama) HATES the military.
    2)He was military. He (Obama) is scared to death of the military.
    3)He was white. Didn’t fit the profile. Had to be a minority, proximate victim of a crime or a woman.
    4) He was a war hero. We already know how much he hates the military, Silver and Bronze Stars make him a bonafide war hero and as such is required to be the object of hate by the anti-imperialist, anti-military, anti-American President. I think that about clears it up. :-)

  • Tom Mchatton

    The American People appreciate Chris Kyle and his family. They represent the very best of Patriotism and sacrifice made by so many of our servicemen and women and their families. The best way I know to honor this family now, is to read a copy of the autobiographical book by Chris Kyle, “American Sniper”. It is an enormously intelligent story that will take you inside the world of not only a Navy SEAL hero .. but his family as well.

  • Michael J Nellett

    Obama is the most shameless user of people, places, and things that I have ever seen in my lifetime.


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