In case you missed it, the internet was abuzz last following the exploits of Batkid, the feel-good story of the year.
The streets of San Francisco — sorry, Gotham City — went absolutely insane Friday for a 5-year-old boy named Miles.
Miles has leukemia, and his fondest wish was to be Batman for a day. The Make-a-Wish Foundation obliged, setting up several scenarios around the city involving two of Gotham’s greatest enemies, The Penguin and The Riddler. At last count nearly 15,000 San Franciscans had signed up online to play the grateful onlookers.
The kid had the time of his short life, and thousands of San Franciscans got to feel good about themselves and their city for a day.
So what kind of person would be upset that a 5 year child wracked with leukemia gets to fulfill his dream of being a superhero?
A Democrat, that’s who.
San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar - the man who pushed to take the toys out of Happy Meals – couldn’t help but snip the fun from Friday’s mega-community celebration ofBatkid, the 5-year-old leukemia patient getting his Make-A-Wish dream of beingBatman for a day.
He quickly had cause to regret it.
As the whole world watched San Francisco transform itself into Gotham City for little Miles Scott, Mar tweeted: “Wondering how many 1000s of SF kids living off SNAP/FoodStamps could have been fed from the $$.”
Fortunately, there are still a few human beings left in the Bay Area, who quickly let Mr. Mar know he had gone to far.
Faster than you could say “Holy Social Media,” tweeters shot back.
“Denigrating the make a wish program. How incredibly low of you,” one said. “Way to be a wet blanket,” tweeted another. Most of the other replies weren’t printable.
Mar tried to make amends with the nanny state equivalent of “I support the Second Amendment but…” argument that we on the right know and loathe so much.
“I probably should have started the tweet with, ‘Love the Batkid,’ to be clear that I support brave young kids,” Mar told us.
A few minutes later, in a hurriedly issued press release, the supervisor said, “I simply wanted to urge that we, as a city, find similar amounts of love, compassion and empathy for children living every day in dire circumstances who, in the vast majority of cases, will not be supported or even recognized by our society.”
And if a child dies with his dream unrealized, well hey, you can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.
Is this really a surprising thing for a San Francisco Democrat to say? The city that gave us Nancy “We have to pass the bill to know what’s in it” Pelosi, Diane “If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, I’d confiscate every gun” Feinstein and Jerry “Search cellphones without a warrant” Brown?
Your duty is to the state, citizen, not to yourself or to your family, that Five-Year Plan isn’t going to get done if you keep thinking this way.
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November 23rd, 2013 by exurbankevin