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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:36 PM

President Eisenhower's (Grand)Daughter, Susan, Eviscerates the NRA

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/18/1180056/-President-Eisenhower-s-Daughter-Susan-Eviscerates-the-NRA

In today's Washington Post, Susan Eisenhower, the daughter of President Eisenhower, weighs in on something only a handful of Americans have ever experienced: what it is like growing up in public as a child under the care of armed security.

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The fact the NRA would target children shows how far out of bounds they are. Like McCarthy before them, they betray their wanton disregard for common decency. Hopefully, their fate will be that of McCarthy -- dying alone, forgotten, disgraced, and humiliated.

During the 2008 campaign, like many others, I harbored a dread for Obama's safety. It took me a long time to write about that, the pain of 40 year-old wounds ran deep. As I consider the depravity of the NRA's attack on the Obama children, I am shocked to realize how twisted these bastards are. As dark as the '60s were, no one ever seriously thought the Kennedy children were targets.

Searching my memory, I have a hard time finding a moment in history that could even come close to the nightmare these animals call forth with their dog-whistle. Unfortunately, I can think of such a time. The 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing in 1963. Remembering that event, it no longer shocks me that the NRA would conjure up that image. I would sooner be shocked that a rabid dog bit a child. At this point, there is only one thing left to do. We have to put them out of their misery, for our own protection:

(end snip)

Wow, oh wow.

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Reply President Eisenhower's (Grand)Daughter, Susan, Eviscerates the NRA (Original post)
deminks Jan 2013 OP
Cooley Hurd Jan 2013 #1
deminks Jan 2013 #2
malaise Jan 2013 #3
indepat Jan 2013 #4
LindaCollins11 Jan 2013 #5
NBachers Jan 2013 #6

Response to deminks (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:38 PM

1. Susan is Ike's Grand-daughter...

Daughter of Ike's only child, John. just an FYI...

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:40 PM

2. Not my post or title, and I wondered, but what she said rests on its own.

Thanks.

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:49 PM

3. Absolutely brilliant

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:54 PM

4. Is not Susan Ike's grand-daughter?

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:55 PM

5. LindaCollins11

Thank You Susan!

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:24 PM

6. Most of the words in this post are not by Susan Eisenhower; they're by 8ackgr0und N015e at KOS

To read Susan Eisenhower's opinion piece in the Washington Post, go here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-nras-diabolical-ad-about-obamas-children/2013/01/17/4b3f0bd2-60f8-11e2-9940-6fc488f3fecd_story.html

It's well worth reading, but she doesn't state that "We have to put them out of their misery, for our own protection"

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