Friday, December 21, 2012

Politicizing the Newtown Massacre

I could not imagine the medias reaction if George Bush politicized both the Newtown massacre and the death and destruction from Hurricane Sandy to pursue American voters to side with him on the Fiscal cliff talks. But when Obama politicizes events it is okay, even when it is obvious to everyone that the Fiscal Cliff, Sandy, and Newtown are mutually exclusive events.

How’s this for irony, during the same discussion where Obama politicized these three events a scathing report was issued by the Accountability Review Board about the Benghazi attack that left Ambassador Stevens dead along with 3 other Americans. The report said that the State Department was negligent citing a plethora of errors, mistakes, and oversights. The report, however, issued no corrective action nor did it point out any disciplinary actions which should take place. Four members of the State Department were disciplined and 3 consequently resigned. And keep in mind, this report was issued even though Secretary of State Hillary Clinton never found the time to testify before the committee (It has been 100 days since this event took place). Do we remember how Obama and Democrats criticized Romney and Republicans for “politicizing” the Benghazi attack for personal gain? Well, as it turns out those critical of the administration over the Benghazi attack were right – Obama’s State Department dropped the ball and the administration did provide the American public with misinformation. Think about it, Scooter Libby went to jail for the outing of a CIA agent (Valarie Plame), but nobody will be prosecuted over the negligence that led to the death of 4 Americans. Of course, Obama made no mention of this as part of his plea to the American people about the fiscal cliff talks.

It also comes as no surprise that Obama and liberals are also politicizing the Newtown massacre to push for gun control. Ironically, another gun from the administrations botched Fast and Furious program, which provided guns to Mexican warlords, was found at another crime scene in Mexico. Still the administration hides behind executive privilege even though this operation is responsible for the death of thousands of Mexicans and Border Agent Brian Terry. What’s worse, many of the guns in the Fast and Furious operation are the assault weapons, such as AK47’s, Obama and Democrats want to ban in the U.S... Yet, the media continues to give Obama a pass on this failed program.

Why is that Obama receives a pass every time he politicizes an event, but the media crucifies Republicans. Why is it that the big Bush scandal where a CIA agent’s identity was revealed got more media and judicial consequences than the murder of thousands of Mexicans, an ATF agent, and 4 Americans in Libya including an Ambassador? A few people have resigned for their negligence in the Benghazi attack and the Fast and Furious program, but why is nobody going to jail? Where is the justice, we are talking about people being murdered because of the negligence and incompetence of this administration? And why is acceptable for the media and liberals to politicize a natural disaster such as turning Hurricane Katrina into a race issue? And why was the administration’s response to Hurricane Sandy viewed as acceptable even though many affected by the storm are still living without basic necessities today?

Where is the liberal outrage over the slow response to Hurricane Sandy? Where is the liberal outrage over the administration allowing thousands of assault weapons into the hands of criminals? Where is the liberal outrage over the failure to protect American Embassies? If liberals were outraged by Katrina, Newtown, and Valerie Plame, then they should be even more disgusted by Sandy, Fast and Furious, and Benghazi. I just do not understand it.


  1. Hi Patrick!

    Merry Christmas! I've been so busy the past week I haven't had a chance to look at your posts but I wanted to make sure to wish you a Merry Christmas and happy new year and hopefully I'll get a chance to check out what you wrote before too long.


  2. CW, Thank You and I hope you and your family have a good and safe holiday season as well.

    Spending time with family is more important than reading my drivel, especially since most of it is on the depressing state of our nation.