How about a Memorial for the Victims of Enterovirus?
It’s always nice to reminisce about Barack Obama’s many selective responses to tragedies over the years. When Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords and 18 other innocent Americans were shot in a Tucson, Arizona shopping mall parking lot, six of whom died, Barack Obama rushed to Giffords’s bedside.
At the Tucson Memorial, which took place four days after the shooting, the president shared with America how, when he walked into the room where Gabby lay with a bullet wound to her head, she miraculously opened her eyes. It was a Jesus-and-Lazarus moment for sure.
Nonetheless, with that kind of miracle-working track record, too bad Son of Africa Barack “My Brother’s Keeper” Obama didn’t do what he’s asked every American to do, which is to show ‘no greater love than to lay down his life’ for the now-deceased Thomas Eric Duncan.
If Duncan hadn’t died, Obama could have proven to America that Ebola is not a threat by paying the Liberian Ebola victim a visit at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Then, just like it did with Gabby Gifford, his mere presence probably could have saved Thomas Eric Duncan’s body from the ravages of viral hemorrhagic fever.
Seeing as how Obama paying a hospital visit to an Ebola patient is never going to happen, how about headlining another memorial for dead children like he’s done in the past?
So far, there has been no mention of commemorative gatherings for the latest round of Americans killed as a result of Barry’s political viciousness. Still, the next one could be in the style of the memorial that honored Christina Taylor Green, the nine-year-old killed in the Giffords shooting.
The difference would be that the newest group would include four-year-old Eli Waller of New Jersey; Emily Otrando, a 10-year-old girl from Rhode Island; and three adults, all of whom recently succumbed to a viral infection called Enterovirus 68, imported from Latin America compliments of Barack Obama.
Remember all the wonderful things Obama had to say about Christina during the Tucson Memorial speech? It was there that the president said that all of our children are “deserving of our love.” Unfortunately, even though love for children should include protection from harm, protection is what the president failed to provide Eli and Emily.
It was during the Tucson Memorial that President Obama said:
If this tragedy prompts reflection and debate, as it should, let's make sure it's worthy of those we have lost. Let's make sure it's not on the usual plane of politics and point scoring and pettiness that drifts away with the next news cycle.
Speaking of politics, both Eli and Emily died from a virus brought across our borders by unaccompanied minors whom Obama purposely encouraged, for political reasons, to migrate north.
Using Christina’s death as a springboard, in Tucson, Obama also talked about living up to our children’s expectations. Children like Emily, whose expectations were dashed and whose premature obituary described her as a "sweet, loving, beautiful child who found joy in life and nature."
Christina Taylor Green loved civics and being on the student council. Emily loved dolphins and horses, swimming, and clamming, as well as writing and making art.
If by chance there is a memorial for children who are victims of Obama policies and the president attends, maybe he can stir the emotions of the crowd by talking about how, when Emily died of an Enterovirus 68 staph infection, she was in the process of growing her hair long like Luna Lovegood, her favorite Harry Potter character.
Fantasies aside, for lack of acknowledgment on his part, one can’t help but notice that the senseless deaths of children like Christina Taylor Green and Hadiya Pendleton, the 15-year-old shot to death in Chicago, certainly receive more sympathy from Barack Obama than children who die in the furtherance of his personal political agenda.
The president is willing to pass laws and sign executive orders to save children from gun violence, but in reality, a threat far greater than guns looms in the form of deadly pathogens. Still, the man who talked about caring for our children remains staunchly defiant in his refusal to protect those very children from people carrying not guns and ammunition, but deadly contagions and infectious disease.
Then there’s Eli Waller, the youngest of triplets, who died because of a virus the president who wiped away tears at Sandy Hook allowed to infiltrate the lives of the most vulnerable and helpless among us.
Andy Waller described his little boy: “He was a beautiful mix of eagerness and hesitancy, need and striving, caution and surprise, all of which were grounded in a pure, unconditional love.”
What goes through Barack Obama’s mind when he listens to Eli’s heartbroken father talk about the gentle, loving preschooler who, thanks to Enterovirus 68, went to bed with pinkeye and never woke up?
Christina Taylor Green died as the result of a madman with a Glock 19 named Jared Loughner. During the Tucson Memorial, Obama said, “If there are rain puddles in heaven, Christina is jumping in them today.” Three years later, because of a president with a "pen and a phone,” Emily and Eli are jumping in those heavenly puddles alongside Christina.
It was at the Interfaith Vigil in Newtown that the president reminded America that our “first task [is] caring for our children[.] … If we don’t get that right, we don’t get anything right.”
Yet Barack Obama is the one who has exposed America’s children to an unprecedented danger.
And as Americans who would never fall victim to a school shooting continue to die as a result of reckless immigration policies, those deaths are a tragic reflection of a presidency that has gotten nothing right.
Jeannie hosts a blog at www.jeannie-ology.com.