“Obama Tells Americans, ‘We Leave Nobody Behind'”
Sorry, I had a longer, more thoughtful post written up about this, but I scrapped it, because it gave the President too much benefit of the doubt. And he doesn’t deserve that, in my opinion.
This guy is scum. It’s that simple. Manipulative, self-interested, narcissistic, insular political scum. And his use of that line was intentional, I have no doubt, and meant to be subtly suggestive — to blunt the beating he’s rightly taking in conservative media and social media (the mainstream press has tried to cover for him, but they can only do so much) over his inaction in Benghazi, where he in fact left Americans behind to die.
So no, I don’t think he was simply tone deaf in his remarks. I believe he was, as he always is, looking for a way to play a political angle that he hoped would be beneficial to Barack Hussein Obama. And I hope it sickens others as much as it sickened me to hear it coming from this guy in a clumsy attempt to rehabilitate himself.
Because the truth is, he simply couldn’t stop himself from politicizing the crisis. It’s who he is. It’s what he does.