Fort Hood: When a Tragedy is No Longer Useful to Democrats

Via ABC News, Sgt. Kimberly Munley is feeling “betrayed” by Obama on behalf of the victims of the Fort Hood massacre which occurred three years ago.  Even after the White House arranged for a hero’s welcome at the SOTU for the wounded Sgt., she’s disappointed that the victims of Fort Hood aren’t getting what they were promised.  You can read the sad account of our government’s treatment of our finest here

If you recall, it was after Fort Hood that President Obama urged Americans to not “jump to conclusions” in the case of the shooter, Nidal Malik Hasan.  We were told to avoid using phrases like “Islamic Terrorist” even though he shouted “Allahu Akbar” before spraying bullets into many of our finest Americans at the Fort Hood base. 

In fact, even today he is not treated as a terrorist.  ABC says: (emphasis)

Despite extensive evidence that Hasan was in communication with al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki prior to the attack, the military has denied the victims a Purple Heart and is treating the incident as “workplace violence” instead of “combat related” or terrorism.

Flash forward a little more than a year after Fort Hood’s tragedy when Gabrielle Giffords was shot in January of 2011.  It was one year before Obama’s re-election.  The victims of that specific shooting had not even been identified before the media had already, within minutes, manufactured their blood libel by associating the tragedy with Governor Palin’s political map which used a concept invented by Democrats.  Of course, they complained she didn’t respond quickly enough.  Then they attacked when she did.  

Oddly enough, in this case President Obama wasn’t so quick to tell Americans to not “jump to conclusions” when the smear from media-conclusions fell on a fellow American who’s never done a violent thing in her life but just so happens to be a critic of big government and remains a threat to his ideology. 

But that’s what we get out of a president whose only motive with tragedies seems to be derived from what his apologists in the media can manufacture out of it.  

The stark contrast between his responses was not only noticed immediately after Fort Hood’s and Tucson’s accompanying tragedies occurred, but he’s still leveraging the Tucson tragedy.  Just weeks ago, Gabrielle Giffords attended a Senate hearing on gun control.  If that isn’t enough, she’s now starring in an ad and has developed her own Gun Control Super PAC. 

Further, she, along with the ever-growing sanctimonious Mark Kelly (her husband) are reported today as appearing in the newest issue of Vogue Magazine to further push the agenda.  As a result, they are beginning to mirror the path taken of Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame. 

The gun issue of course got a surge due to yet another tragedy, the Connecticut shooting.  As I pointed out in a very recent article, gun violence among children, teens, and young adults has been a problem for the city of Chicago for years now.  However, Chicago already has the kinds of laws that Democrats like Kelly, Giffords, and others are pushing for on a national level.  Chicago also proves that such policies don’t work. 

Apparently, however, the finest who’ve lost their lives at Fort Hood, honorable men like Chris Kyle, and many others simply don’t offer enough opportunity to a radical leftist president or his surrogates in the media who believe Americans need more control over their lives by big government bureaucrats and who constantly smear warriors like Governor Palin for leading the opposition.

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