Originally posted at American Thinker. blog
Watching and listening to the President after he met with the grieving families of those killed in the Aurora, Colorado gun massacre was moving. For the first time in four years, Barack Obama actually displayed a measure of emotion. One could hear it in his voice and see it on his face.
From the lobby of the University of Colorado Medical Center, Obama started by honoring the dead and praising the courageousness of spirit he sensed when meeting with the wounded. He also acknowledged Governor John Hickenlooper, state and federal officials, the police, and the medical teams that rose to the occasion and worked tirelessly to save lives.
The President said that he came to Colorado “not as a president, but as a father and a husband,” claiming that his role in Aurora was “to serve as a representative of the entire country.” Not calling him by name, Obama said that shooter James Holmes’ notoriety would eventually “fade away” after the “full force of our justice system” decides his future.
From the look on the President’s face, it was almost as if the reality of the pain of deep loss actually shattered his usual icy veneer. True to form, Obama quoted some Scripture, this time from Revelation 21:4, and talked about hugs, tears and reminiscing with the bereaved families.
Obama shared the story of Allie Young, a wounded teen he had just spent time with who was shot in the neck, and her friend Stephanie Davies who, while the shooter continued to mow down people around her, had the wherewithal to put pressure on Allie’s severed artery, ultimately saving her life.
And then, while swatting away from his face the fly that seems to follow him wherever he goes, the President shifted from “Consoler-in-Chief,” as some are calling him, back into the Obama we all know and recognize – the one who exploits tragedy to drop hints about the freedoms he has plans to limit in the future.
If the fly buzzing around his head or the President saying “uh, uh, ah, uh, ah, ah,” dozens of times distracted the audience from hearing the full content of his remarks, they might have missed it when he said in closing:
I hope that over the next several days, next several weeks, and next several months, we all reflect on how we can do something about some of the senseless violence that ends up marring this country, but also reflect on all the wonderful people who make this the greatest country on earth.
Couched between the “hope” and the “but,” these chilling words spoke volumes: “over the next several days, next several weeks, and next several months, we all reflect on how we can do something about some of the senseless violence that ends up marring this country.”
Why? Because as America has already witnessed, when Barack Obama proposes “doing something” about something it could mean circumventing Congress with an executive order, or worse yet, addressing “senseless violence” by signing onto a gun control treaty that could chip away at even more of our constitutional rights.
It has already been well established that Barack Obama never lets a “serious crisis go to waste.” So, if anyone doubts he’d do it, let’s not forget that Obama has already done something about illegal immigration; he’s done something about healthcare, the economy, the deficit, and a few ‘outdated‘ laws. Now, after a psychotic mows down 12 people in a movie theatre and wounds 58 more with a Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifle, he wants to “do something” about the serious crisis of violence in America.
Americans should know that for years, in addition to restricting other freedoms, the President has had his eye on curtailing Second Amendment rights. Based on the basic Cloward-Piven strategy the President adheres to, which teaches that a solution created in the midst of a crisis is more likely to be accepted by a nervous public, right now is the perfect time to solve the problem of violence with a radical fix.
Therefore, with a fresh crisis afoot that has captured the attention of the nation immediately following a horrific gun-related tragedy, why not “do something about…senseless violence” by using it as justification to further limit second amendment rights?
After all, Barack Obama has been huddled together in secret with Russia, China, newly Socialist France, and Britain writing the UN Arms Trade Treaty. However, what is not a secret is that President Obama “personally supported bans of handguns and semi-automatic weapons before becoming president.” Moreover, it’s alleged that his administration was so intent on finding a way to restrict gun ownership that, in order to use gun violence as an excuse to take guns away from law-abiding gun owners, 2,000 dangerous weapons were allowed to walk into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, who then used them to kill two US border agents and hundreds of innocent Mexican citizens.
So, initially America was led to believe that the President rushed out to Aurora with the sole purpose to “mourn with those who mourn.” And then, lo and behold, despite his quoting of scripture and waxing emotional about the dead and wounded, that trusty fly showed up again, attracted to a man whose words brim with the stuff that flies simply cannot resist.