Gary L. Bauer
The mass shooting this morning at the Washington Naval Yard had this city reeling. Local authorities confirm that twelve people are dead. Was it terrorism? A domestic dispute? No one knows yet. What we do know is that a dozen military personnel brutally shot just blocks from Capitol Hill was not enough to thwart Obama's non-stop partisan attack on conservatives.
When Obama spoke this morning at a pre-scheduled White House event, police believed that two shooters were still at large. In that environment, Obama made passing comments about the shooting and then launched into the vitriol, accusing congressional conservatives of intentionally damaging the economy and hurting the middle class.
It wasn't the first time Obama has displayed his "tin ear" for the emotions and concerns of the American people. After news of the Fort Hood massacre broke, Obama went to the Interior Department before a partisan audience and spent the beginning of his speech doing "shout outs" to various people he recognized in the audience. He was all smiles and waves as he stoked up the admiring audience. Only then did he announce the shooting.
Then there was last year. Obama held an event on the White House lawn where he and Hillary Clinton tearfully expressed their grief at the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi. Obama then headed off to Las Vegas for a fundraiser for his campaign. Nothing deters Obama from his appointed rounds.