Liberal Writer: The Tragedy of Sandy Hook is that it Wrecked Obama’s Second Term
Ace of Spades recently wrote a brilliant piece about how Obama supporters view the world of American politics like a movie with Obama as the hero of the story. The policy, bill, initiative or news story is never the real issue. All that matters to them is that Obama wins in the end.
We’ve seen this played out in the media over and over. A major event occurs, a big news story breaks and the talking heads on TV tackle the issue by asking how it will affect Obama.
It’s sickening and it happens all the time.
Keep that in mind as you read this…
How Adam Lanza Wrecked Obama’s Second Term
There are plenty of reasons this is the lowest point of Barack Obama’s presidency. He hasn’t fulfilled a major legislative campaign promise, his signature second-term immigration initiative is paralyzed, and the administration may never entirely recover from the unforced errors surrounding the Affordable Care Act’s rollout. But don’t blame these problems alone for Obama’s record-low 40 percent approval rating. In truth, his agenda went off the rails on a crisp December morning last year, when Adam Lanza strolled into Sandy Hook Elementary and killed 20 children and six adults. Obama hasn’t gotten back on track since.
The Connecticut massacre set in motion a cascade of events that led the White House to burn through its only real window to accomplish its goals. The month before the shooting, Obama had won a convincing reelection and a modest popular mandate. One major liberal wish-list entry, immigration reform, seemed not only within reach but almost inevitable.
Immigration was in an almost impossible bipartisan sweet spot: a singularly important policy goal for Democrats that could be a political boon for both parties. For Republicans, it was a way to fix a demographic problem revealed by the 2012 election. Still, they’d have to move quickly. The populist Right that had torpedoed immigration reform under George W. Bush seemed quieted by defeat, but it wouldn’t stay that way for long.
The person who wrote this is Alex Seitz-Wald who has also written for Alternet, Think Progress and Salon. He’s got serious lefty credentials and this article is very telling about the real priorities of liberal progressives.
Now that gun control is all but dead, the truth comes out.
Like everything outlined in the Ace of Spades article linked above, protecting children from gun violence was never the goal of the left following Sandy Hook. They just saw it as a political opportunity. They thought it would be an easy “win” for Obama.
If you’re a human being with a heart, when you think of Sandy Hook, you probably think of the families who will have to get through the holiday season without their children. That’s not what Obama cultists are thinking about.
Now that the gun control ship has sailed, they’re worried about all the other “wins” they were planning between now and 2016. It’s all politics. It’s all they care about. It’s all they think about.
And it’s sad.