Why does the president need to show up in Newtown, Connecticut after an outrageous mass murder?
It does not get much worse than what happened in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday. Some lunatic murders a bunch of small children and teachers in a school. One more bit of evidence that sociopathy is slowly becoming an American epidemic.
But why does the president have to go there?
Are the shocked and grief stricken families incapable of dealing with these outrageous circumstances unless Beloved Leader arrives to comfort them?
Is he more sensitive to this outrage than you and me. If not, why didn’t we all go there to give solice? If so, what is the source of his special level of empathy?
Or is he just another opportunistic politician? And if that is the case, has he no shame?
The event is truly an outrage. At least the shooter had the decency to kill himself.
But what exactly does any of that really have to do with the President. I think that making it a political photo op is at best narcissistic and creepy, and at worst disgusting.