The disgrace of human shields and the progressive agenda

Nothing is sacred when it comes to the mostly Democrat party use of human shields to defend all of their progressive programs, big government. Not Tucson, not Nazi Germany and the holocaust … nothing. The latest edition in this continuing narrative comes from South Carolina, where a progressive group is running a TV ad using a human shield to “save social security”. The problem with this though, as with most human shields, it does not apply to the problem at hand.

First, here’s the ad from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which attacks Senator Lindsey Graham for studying proposals to make changes in Social Security eligibility.


The problem with the ad is there is no problem for this woman. Oh, I am sure she wants to retire at 62, but the changes being proposed will not affect this woman. Republican proposals would protect any person over the age of 54 with current eligibility, and in at least one proposal, would not change eligibility until 2075. Remember?


The Democrats willful use of human shields to push and protect a big government agenda is shameless. That is where we need a new civility. No?

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Jim Vicevich

Jim is a veteran broadcaster and conservative/libertarian blogger with more than 25 years experience in TV and radio. Jim's was the long-term host of The Jim Vicevich Show on WTIC 1080 in Hartford from 2004 through 2019. Prior to radio, Jim worked as a business and financial reporter for NBC30 - the NBC owned TV station in Hartford - and as business editor at WFSB-TV in Hartford for 14 years while earning six Emmy nominations and three Telly Awards.


  1. winnie888 on January 25, 2011 at 1:54 am

    Lying is not civil behavior.  They lie, they lie, they lie, and the media is complicit in spreading their lies.  Liars…all of 'em who use these human shields to exploit the opinion of our citizenry to get their way.  Thank God there are sources (such as your show/blog & Cavuto) out there to cut through their garbage and shine a light on the truth.  Too many people out there fall for "Agnes ads" and base their opinions/votes on incomplete information.  I'm sick of revisionist news programs that put forth the democrat agenda and belief system as if they are fact.

  2. leewiz on January 25, 2011 at 4:53 am

    Just read that Olbermann is considering running for US Senate — to replace Lieberman!!!  Really…

  3. JollyRoger on January 25, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    It's unfortunate that public policy is moved by emotional fluff like this.  Meanwhile, you toil for and responsibly put away money while depriving yourself the rewards of your labor; you sack away money that's got some buying power right now; but by the time you retire, it could be virtually worthless.  And all we hear about is how the D's & R's are going to have a cuddle puddle while Barry blows sunshine up our asses tonight!

  4. Tim-in-Alabama on January 26, 2011 at 3:29 am

    Democrat Position: The Republicans want these people to work until we kill them with our Death Panels, and that's not fair. They should be able to retire at fixed, inadequate incomes before we kill them.

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