President Obama will travel to Dallas Tuesday to attend a memorial service for the victims of the shootings there last week. Five police officers were killed and seven injured.
George W. Bush will also be on hand. Late word has it that Pelosi will show up too, unfortunately for Dallas.
Obama’s response to the Dallas shooting has been disgraceful. I’m being nice. He has continued to politicize the issue instead of uniting the country, insisting on pushing for gun control even though it sparks anger he cannot begin to understand among many gun owners. Because, you know, it’s the right thing to do.
Fine, he has a right to his opinion. But another time, another place.
No doubt we are in for more ponderous, lengthy lectures about “who we are” as Americans. That’s what we heard endlessly from him in Europe. Obama, a run-of-the-mill egomaniac, fancies himself the arbiter of the nation’s character. Actually, his ideas, pronounced and Great Thoughts, are little more than the usual pedestrian liberal platitudes, mixed with anti-intellectual intolerance for those who disagree with him. Dude, at least show some originality and broadness of mind.
I doubt there are many in the Dallas police force – black or white – who want to see him there. They’ll be even less enthralled once he starts speaking.