Former President Barack Obama, who has made a number of prominent appearances in the media over the past several weeks, is in the news yet again for his commentary on the tragic massacre in Texas earlier this week. As it turned out, his comments were incendiary enough to draw the ire of the widely respected Wall Street Journal, who criticized the former president’s eagerness to “demonize” political opponents.
Apparently eager to exploit any tragedy, Obama hopped on Twitter shortly after the shooting, proclaiming that “our country is paralyzed, not by fear, but by a gun lobby and a political party that have shown no willingness to act in any way that might help prevent these tragedies … nearly ten years after Sandy Hook, and ten days after Buffalo.”
In other words, the former president effectively blamed the NRA and the Republican Party for the shooting, clearly perceiving the tragedy as an opportunity to push a political agenda.
“It’s long past time for action,” Obama boomed, adding that it was “another tragedy” for families devastated by the shooting to have “to wait another day.”
The Wall Street Journal was unimpressed by Obama’s remarks, which were widely perceived as senselessly incendiary during a time of great tragedy.
“Leave it to the former president to demonize his political opponents in the wake of an act of madness,” the publication drawled.
The New York-based publication was particularly disturbed by Obama’s demand for “action, any action” to apparently stymie the likelihood of mass shootings occurring in the future.
“Anything apparently will do as long as it offers the self-satisfaction that we are doing something, even if it turns out to be futile or counter-productive,” the Journal continued in reference to Obama’s demands for “any action.”
“We are fated to have another debate on gun control because half of American politics will insist on it,” the Journal noted, “by all means have at it.”
The best lines of all, however, called out the Democrats directly for their shameless partisanship, rather than their focus on the most serious issues of all underlying all these tragedies: the widespread prevalence of mental illness, aided and abetted by Democrat-encouraged lockdowns, not to mention the complete collapse in social values that previously ground the nation.
“But anyone who thinks gun laws will end mass shootings in America [is not] paying attention to the much larger problem of mental illness and the collapse of cultural guardrails,” the Wall Street Journal concluded.