◼ On Monday, while the death toll mounted at the Navy Yard, President Barack Obama delivered a strident partisan tirade against Republicans...It was an appalling act of division and insensitivity... - Joel Pollak//Breitbart
It was also an act that places Obama's passivity during the Benghazi attacks--and his decision to fly to Las Vegas the next day for a campaign fundraiser--in perspective. This is a president who, even as Navy Seals approached Osama bin Laden's hideout, retired to play cards with his pals. The image is of a man with little regard for the lives of Americans in "his" military, or their families, beyond their use as campaign props.
In addition, President Obama--like it or not--leads the entire nation, not just the majority that voted him into office. In moments of terror and tragedy, his job is to bring the American people together, not to split us apart. Conservatives have been willing--eager, even--to embrace Obama on such occasions, as many did after his speech at the memorial for the Tuscon victims in 2011. Yesterday, he foreclosed any such reconciliation.
What we are seeing is partly the result of Obama's political foundation as a community organizer--there is never a crisis to waste, so to speak, in stirring up your core supporters against their contrived opponents....
Speaker of the House John Boehner said that Obama's speech was a "shame." Charles Krauthammer said that it was in "extremely bad taste." It was worse than that. It was an insult to the victims and their families, a slap in the face to the nation as a whole, a dereliction of the simplest duty of empathy and discretion. He may apologize--he ought to--but what Obama revealed about himself in that moment can never be undone.
◼ 3 PROBLEMS WITH OBAMA'S NAVY YARD SPEECH THE MEDIA STILL IGNORE - - Joel Pollak//Breitbart