You’ve got to hand it to the Left. They lead the league in exploiting people. And they do it in such a timely manner!
Tonight is the State of the Union. And with all eyes on Washington, I count at least three high-profile causes for which liberals are using victims (or potential victims) as props:
1. Gun Control: CNN reports that, “[s]eated in the gallery will be at least 20 survivors of gun violence invited to attend the annual event by members of Congress, who are each given one ticket for a guest to view the speech in person.” Being a survivor, of course, grants one a sort of moral superiority — but does it mean you have special insight into policy matters? (Jackie Kucinich has a picture of their press conference.)
2. Immigration: TheDC’s Alex Pappas reports: ”A number of Democrats, including First Lady Michelle Obama, are bringing illegal immigrants as guests to the State of the Union on Tuesday.” (Note: If you really care about passing bipartisan immigration reform, this seems like a good way to guarantee that doesn’t happen.)
3. Sequester: It’s hard to feel sorry for government bureaucrats. But that doesn’t mean they won’t try to make us. (It’s always smart to put a human face on an issue.) As the WaPost reports, “The nation’s largest federal-employee union plans to rally on Capitol Hill Tuesday, with the group expecting more than 1,500 supporters to urge Congress to shield government programs and services from spending cuts.”