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Scammers Try To Exploit Tragedies

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Never let a crisis to waste, eh? Scammers are seeking to exploit the tragedy in CT for their own purposes. Appalling, disgusting right?

And then there is this. The president uses the tragedies to push... tax hikes.

Charles Krauthammer's response:

Krauthammer: Obama Using Massacre To Push Agenda "A Combination Of Self-Righteousness And Narcissism"

 
 

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I think the president invoking the massacre of children to essential say the Republicans need to accept his terms of surrender in the negotiations is not just a non sequitur, I think it's sacrilege. And it's of a piece with the whole tone of his news conference and this is the way he conducts them generally, which is he is excessively self-righteous. He talks about the other side of being unprincipled, not interested in the national interest, slaves of ideology which he says makes no sense. And as you mention, invested in opposing him to the point they are willing to let the country suffer.

So it's a combination of self-righteousness and narcissism. It's just a very unpleasant tone and there is no reason he can't either avoid that or give some credit to the other side for sincerity in just seeing a different way to approach the crisis the country has. I think that would be respectful but it's a lot to ask of Obama and he never delivers on that.

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