Child Human Shields Give Old Guard Democrats a Taste of Their Own Medicine
It was actually a joy to see a group of indoctrinated child human shields confronting Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) this month to shill for the Green New Deal.
The child props’ stunt outside Feinstein’s office was obviously orchestrated by the upstart Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has effectively wrested control of the Democrat Party away from Speaker Pelosi and the “old guard” career politicians.
It’s also ironic to see one of the old guard’s most cynical and favorite tactics used against it by this new uprising of socialists.
Democrats have a long track record of using child human shields to protect their indefensible policies from criticism. After all, what kind of a monster would speak out against a child?
Bill and Hillary Clinton were two of the earliest hucksters to use a child human shield to try to “fundamentally transform America.”
While they were trying to convince America to adopt Hillary’s plan for socialized medicine in the early 1990s, the Clintons found the perfect prop: A sick 7-year-old who had memorized some nifty catchphrases to repeat in front of the media.
The little girl had a mystery illness that doctors couldn’t identify, but which had caused the family to rack up $2 million in medical bills. If only America had socialized medicine!
Hillary trotted the sick child all over Capitol Hill for photo ops with Democrat Senators and House Members. Since this was in the days before the internet, we were unable to determine whether Sen. Feinstein posed with Hillary and the sick child.
CNN, NBC News and other outlets followed them around, and reporters were delighted every time the sick child would say, “I pray every night that I can get better. And that everyone can have insurance.”
Is everyone crying yet?
As with most stories involving the Clintons, the punchline to the story came a couple of years later and the media pretty much ignored it.
Doctors continued to try to figure out what was wrong with the little girl. They removed her gall bladder, took out some parts of her intestines and performed an appendectomy. Nothing worked – because she didn’t have an illness.
The poor girl was being starved and neglected by her mother.
The mother spent five years in prison for child abuse and welfare fraud – but at least she got to fulfill her dream of hanging out with the Clintons for a week in DC while posing for glamour shots with various Democrats. This incident and others like it may have been the genesis of Rush Limbaugh’s famous “For the chirrun” line.
The Clintons failed to ram socialized medicine down Americans’ throats, but Obama and the Democrats once again surrounded themselves with child shields for the Obamacare battle.
Nine years ago, a younger and more fit-as-a-fiddle Nancy Pelosi wore a baby on each arm for an Obamacare press conference. She used the babies to argue – of all things – in favor of birth control being mandatory on all health insurance plans.
Obama upstaged Nancy by finding a young boy from Washington State whose single mother had died of pulmonary hypertension at age 27. The boy’s mother had been fired from her job and lost her insurance, and tragically died a few months later.
Her health was reportedly already in dire straits by the time she lost her insurance, and doctors later said there was nothing that insurance could have done to save her.
In fact, the mother had opted out of her home state’s health insurance programs for low-income residents. But Obama had a healthcare plan to sell to the American people!
We also saw the cynical child shield tactic play out after the Parkland mass shooting. George Soros funded a group of the high school’s students to memorize anti-gun talking points and tour the US in a bus to try to undermine the Second Amendment.
It’s no wonder Dianne Feinstein was caught off guard when Ocasio-Cortez turned around and used the tactic on her. It’s one of the old Democrat Party’s favorite tactics, so Feinstein never saw it coming.
In an unaired Saturday Night Live skit that was intended to make Feinstein look even worse, they recreated the scene (you can find it on YouTube).
At one point, “Feinstein” flips the bird to one of the teachers trotting around the kids. The skit was intended to make Feinstein look like the villain, but I couldn’t help but laugh.
It’s probably an accurate reflection of how most Americans feel about the Green New Deal.