Rush Limbaugh went after the Democrats for “hiding behind” the Newtown parents and turning them into “human shields.” “This is how all opposition is silenced,” Limbaugh said on his radio show. “This is how it’s done. You can’t dare talk about the issue now because opposing Obama’s agenda is opposing these people, is opposing these parents, is having no heart.” He predicted that Republicans would soften their dedication to gun rights because otherwise they will be portrayed as being heartless.
“They’re trying to turn the Newtown parents into a dozen Cindy Sheehans in a way,” Limbaugh asserted, “It’s what the Democrats do, folks. They always try to hide their agendas behind women and children, and, most of all, victims. So the Newtown parents are human shields, in a sense.”