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Obama on Umpqua Community College Shooting: “Something We Should Politicize”

Can we really be surprised that President Obama would declare the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon which, as of this writing has claimed the lives of 10 people, to be “something we should politicize”?

You can’t take the Alinsky out of Obama and when an event comports with his political agenda he jumps in feet first and the facts be damned. This was certainly the case when he declared that the Cambridge Police Department “acted stupidly” in the arrest of his friend Henry Louis Gates, Jr. back in July 2009 even while admitting he didn’t know all the facts.

But when other events do not comport with his political agenda, Obama is a paragon of caution. When Nidal Malik Hassan massacred 12 soldiers, a civilian and an unborn child at Fort Hood in November 2009 while shouting “Allahu Akbar!!!” he declared that we mustn’t jump to conclusions. When Obama did reach a conclusion on the Fort Hood shooting, it was an act of “workplace violence.” If the ten people killed in Oregon today had died at the hands of an Islamic terrorist there would be radio silence from Obama.

As it stands now the suspect, now deceased, has just been identified as 26-year old Chris Harper Mercer. We don’t know what kind of weapons he had (handguns or semi-automatic), we don’t know if he legally obtained them or if any of the proposed gun laws that have been bandied about in recent years would have covered said weapons much less the state of his mental health. Even if Congress were to enact legislation that Obama considers “common sense gun laws”, people who are prepared kill people are usually predisposed to disobeying the law.

President Obama’s response to the tragedy at Umpqua Community College was buffoonish, foolish and unbecoming of the office he holds. Unfortunately such conduct is the rule rather than the exception.


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