Michelle Malkin and many on the right are attacking President Obama for going to Aurora CO to show his respects to the victims of James Holmes shooting rampage at the screening of new Batman flick, “Dark Knight Rises.” Um, wouldn’t they be the first to complain if he hadn’t gone? The comments on Michelle Malkin’s Twitchy site accompanying the article were downright insensitive and plain stupid, but what else should we expect from a self-righteous windbag? What I don’t get is how these right wingers are talking up the gun violence in Chicago as though they care.
Let’s see, did President George W. Bush set foot in Chicago during his presidency when gun violence raged? Don’t get me wrong, Obama, in my opinion has done little to reach out to the black community, like the politicians in Chicago, who seem to have turned a blind eye to the violence. We all know that Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingraham and others are just chewing on sour grapes and really don’t give a shit about what is happening in Chicago. It’s just political venom for them to spew. Bush didn’t land in New Orleans to view the devastation in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina for days and when he did go, he did a fly-over. Two wrongs don’t make it right, but it does show the hypocrisy on both sides.
Here’s a sampling from Twitchy and the tweets they linked to:
Pres Obama will stay out west to proceed with previously scheduled 3-day trip to NV, CA, OR, WA & LA.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 22, 2012
Please stay away – we don’t want you here pretending to care: “Obama to travel to Aurora, Colorado” bit.ly/LBOFfT
— Jennifer Green (@coloradoredgirl) July 22, 2012
Obama to visit victims of Aurora shooting > politi.co/LFz7MQ Why not speak out for the 1000’s shooting victims in Chicago this year?
— Bob Keller (@Wizardfkap) July 22, 2012
obama to visit aurora victims, thumbs nose at nearly 300 dead chicagoans
— Matthew Riehl (@RiehlZone) July 22, 2012
Obama will no doubt fly to Aurora and make a “healing speech” as he did in Tuscon after the Giffords shooting.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) July 20, 2012