Politics: The Oregon shooting and Benghazi connection

Obama uses tragedy to deny rights

Following the deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, Obama wasted no time turning the incident into another opportunity to take aim at the Constitution.

Appearing before the media—instead of fundraising and playing golf as is his custom following a national tragedy—Obama made it clear that this tragedy could have been prevented if not for the National Rifle Association and the gun lobbyists getting in the way of the his desire to disarm America. Using the classic “thoughts and prayers” line he conveniently uses when acting like he really thinks and prays, Obama let the rhetoric fly:

“As I said just a few months ago, and I said just a few months before that, and I said each time we see one of these mass shootings, our thoughts and prayers are not enough.”

After accepting the idea that shootings such as this one are often committed by the mentally ill, Obama continued with another practice he likes to engage in when presenting himself as the expert of all things—making stuff up to make it appear as if he really knows what he’s talking about:

“…We are not the only country on Earth who has people with mental illnesses who want to do harm to other people, (but) we are the only advanced country on Earth who sees these kinds of mass shootings every few months.”

This frequently used claim by the man who would be king has been proven to be false. But hey, what’s a few made up “facts” when you’re fundamentally transforming a Constitutional Republic into a Socialist Utopia?

After ignoring his teleprompter, Obama feigned anger as he spoke of the inevitable resistance he would get from those pesky Constitution lovers who believe in the Second Amendment. But after acknowledging that he would be accused of “politicizing” this tragedy to advance his agenda, he added this statement that pretty much gets right to the heart of how Obama looks at his job:

“This is something we should politicize.”

Ironic. Particularly when you consider another news item from this week.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy—a leading candidate to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House—is in full damage control after making comments that the Benghazi select committee has been politically damaging to Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions on the “Hannity” program on FOX News:

“Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping.”

The Democrats pounced on the Speaker-to-be, demanding that the committee be disbanded for being… wait for it… politically motivated.

In the Bizarro World of the Democrat party, investigating crimes committed by a former Secretary of State is bad because it’s politicizing the situation, but politicizing the crime of a crazy person by calling for the repeal of the constitutional right to bear arms is good.

The victims of the tragedy in Oregon deserve more respect than Obama’s agenda-driven politics calling for restricting gun rights.


Don't Feed The RINOsDavid Leach is the owner and publisher of The Strident Conservative where he is proudly politically-incorrect and always “right,” and he is also a frequent contributor at RedState.com.

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