Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Obama's Parisian Blunder

By J.R. Holmsted

You’ve probably seen the video or heard the audio by now. Maybe you’ve read some of the remarks via social media. ROTW’s @JBaileysmom even posted the video right here yesterday. Ya know, the one with Obama commenting on the recent shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility with “this just doesn’t happen in other countries.”

He said that. In Paris. The city still mourning the 130 people murdered by terrorists less than 3 weeks ago. A people with wounds still raw from the Charlie Hebdo massacre earlier this year. 

Really? Really? 

Is he so egocentric he would be willfully obtuse to further the progressive gun control narrative? Or did he simply forget where he was and how insensitive that statement would sound? After all, spouting off anti-gun rhetoric must be second nature to him at this point.

His comments seemed unplanned, so it’s doubtful they were intended to be so ignorantly insensitive. It happens. Foot-in-mouth syndrome is practically a human epidemic. Whatever it was, if President Obama ever needed to apologize abroad, that time is now.

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