Well that was quick. After Obama bravely confronted the insane gun culture in America and showed raw emotion over the thousands of lives lost to gun violence in America, Sarah Palin has waded into the debate Hockey Mom style with the finesse of a drunken ballerina.
Writing for the dungeon of conservative idiocy Breitbart.com, Palin dismissed Obama's tears over dead children because he is apparently responsible for crimes committed by illegal immigrants and ISIS. Yes, she really is that stupid:
America is forced to weep over Obama’s release of violent criminals into our communities – like the 121 illegal aliens who committed murders after they were released from custody by the Obama administration instead of being deported. And that doesn’t take into account the others we don’t know about.
The whole world weeps waiting for American leadership in these troubled times as Islamic savages commit genocide against the Christians of the Middle East and terrorize innocent people in cities across the globe.
Meanwhile, Obama wept as he blamed law-abiding patriots for the nation’s insecurity and sought to strip them of the Constitutional rights that generations of Americans shed blood to protect.
Obama wept, while we all continue to weep for our country and the civilized world.
From a statistical point of view, the 121 murders committed by illegal immigrants pales in comparison to the 33,000 odd people who die from gun shot wounds every year in America. There's also the fact that Obama didn't create illegal immigration, and inherited a centuries old problem that few Presidents have been able to deal with successfully. Regardless, illegal immigrants commit crimes at a far lower rate than native citizens, so Palin is simply doing what she does best: creating fear of those with darker skin than hers.
As for her accusation that a lack of American leadership is responsible for ISIS rampaging through the Middle East, she might want to look at which leader is actually responsible for its emergence in the first place. That of course would be Republican George W. Bush, who idiotically invaded Iraq with no plan to contain the enormous power vacuum the war created, then allowed it to descend into a never ending bloodbath as every militant Islamist in the Middle East decided to try their hand at taking over. Faced with an imploding economy, astronomical debts, and an exponentially increasing bill for the occupation and protection of Iraq and Afghanistan, one can cut Obama some slack for refusing to commit more troops and money to a problem that clearly cannot be solved with American might alone.
Then there is Palin's assertion that Obama blames "law-abiding patriots" (or in other words, gun nuts) for the deaths of thousands of Americans. This is of course infantile and stupid. Obama is blaming the laws that allow non-law abiding citizens to get hold of lethal weapons and commit heinous crimes. He is not trying to ban guns or take away Americans' freedoms -- whatever the hell that means -- he is attempting to curb a gun crime epidemic with smart and sensible laws that every other nation on earth would regard as completely obvious and non-controversial.
The tears Sarah Palin sheds for the civilized world cannot be real, because she is not part of it and as we know, she cares only for herself.