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Political Theater?

Here is an AP article from today which really gets my goatse.

The quote in question, "Obama turned his attention home and pleaded for lawmakers to "resist the temptation to turn this tragic event into the political theater." He said those who died on the nation's largest Army post deserve justice, not political stagecraft. "The stakes are far too high,"

Since when is getting to the truth for the sake of the safety of the nation political theater? Let's talk about political theater for a second shall we? Here is a New York Times piece from back in October. As Lachlan Markey from Newsbusters notes here, the entire message was political theater.

And let's not forget Debby Smith. So tell me, just who is exploiting tragic situations for political theater here?

This is the most hypocritical administration since the last one. With most of the signs pointing to Hassan's motivation sprouting from his studies of the so called, "religion of peace," and his contact, real as well as attempted, with known terrorists, America has a right to question why this was tolerated. Once again, the governments hands are bloody. The most tragic thing that will come out of this is the blame shifting and buck passing on the backs of the 13 slaughtered on that day. That's the real tragedy, that no one will accept responsibility and help fix the situation. Instead it will be all political double speak, and some junior aide somewhere will fall on his sword and be rewarded with a talk show on a major drive by media network.

Political theater benefits no one. Just ask Abraham Lincoln.

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