Honestly, does this administration know no shame?
Using the Newtown tragedy to push new gun laws and legislation is an approach that at least makes sense in some manner, despite being a bit perverse.
But Team Obama and the President himself have shown little regard for the emotion surrounding the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school, willing to use the sympathies of an entire nation to push even the most mundane topics.
First, we had David Axelrod sending out an e-mail with video of the President’s speech in Newtown, complete with links to a campaign donation page.
Then we had the President use Hurricane Sandy and the school shootings to promote his vision of tax hikes on the wealthy.
And now Obama is invoking the school shooting in an attempt to garner support for his global warming platform.
President Obama may have a gun control agenda in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings, but it’s not distracting him entirely from his other policy ambitions, such as climate change negotiations.
Obama thanked the Diplomatic Corps for the support offered by their home nations after the Sandy Hook shooting, before rallying the ambassadors to unite against other struggles, such as climate change.
“[W]hen you think about the last few days, you’re reminded that there’s a fundamental human response that transcends cultures and transcends borders,” Obama said last night. “And that’s what is represented in this room,” he added recalling the foreign policy efforts of his first term.
“At the same time, we’re mindful that we’ve got so much more work to do together,” the president continued, noting ongoing threats from terrorists, among other issues. “And all of us have to be concerned about a changing climate that could have a profound impact on every single country here.”
When most people think of the school shooting, they are reminded of scores of dead children. The President is reminded of tax hikes and climate change.