Obama’s Gun-Free Eulogy

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If it had been nearly anyone else, I might have been surprised. After all, the only people willing to blame Aaron Alexis’ murderous rampage at the Washington Navy Yard on inanimate hunks of polymer and metal — as opposed to, say, Alexis — are the same anti-Bill of Rights liberals who think the phrase “gun violence” makes sense. In his disastrous 5½ year occupation of the Oval Office, the one thing President Barack Obama has been consistent about is his absolute dedication to partisan rancor, even in the face of tragedy. And that’s why Obama took to the rostrum during this past weekend’s memorial to Alexis’ victims and completely ignored Alexis — not to mention the victims — to focus on something he and his Democratic accomplices continue to refer to as “gun violence.” Another hyper-divisive Obama speech delivered from atop the graves of the innocent victims of a madman… try to contain your surprise.

According to Obama, Alexis’ killing spree was neither a result of the fact that Alexis was a gibbering psychopath nor the fact that other so-called “gun control” laws had rendered the people at the Washington Navy Yard as defenseless as were the victims of mass murders committed by mentally disturbed people, including those in Newtown, Mass., and Aurora, Colo. Instead, Alexis’ rampage should be attributed to the fact that “what’s different in America is it’s easy to get your hands on a gun.” I suspect the disarmed — and subsequently defenseless — victims of people like Alexis would probably beg to differ. For that matter, consider spending your next vacation in a maximum-security prison; the big house is a “gun-free zone,” too. Obama went on to decry “the gun violence that unleashes so much mayhem on a regular basis.” Congratulations, Alexis, James Holmes and Adam Lanza. You’ve just been exonerated by the President of the United States. Everyone else should subsequently remain on the lookout for a suspect named “gun violence.”

But Obama wasn’t the only Democrat who took a spin dancing on the as-yet-to-be-dug graves of Alexis’ victims. Vincent Gray, the mayor of the “gun-free” paradise of Washington, D.C., managed to evade the “gun violence” that plagues that paradise long enough to complain: “[O]ur country is drowning in a sea of guns.” If America is indeed “drowning,” then we can probably boost our odds of survival by avoiding the hazardous waters of “gun-free” cities.

A lunatic wielding a shotgun (known to the Democratic party as an “AR” or “military-style something-or-other”) murdered 12 people inside a “gun-free zone” located in a “gun-free” city, and Obama and his sidekick, Mayor Vinny, turned what should have been a solemn eulogy into another speech blaming an intellectually dishonest phrase the Democrats invented to keep the low-information set cowering under their beds. If Obama wanted to blame someone other than the guy who did it (and his disgracefully partisan “eulogy” indicates that he clearly does), shouldn’t he blame Vice President Joe Biden? After all, Biden is the guy who told everyone to buy shotguns.

–Ben Crystal

Personal Liberty

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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  • independent thinker

    Another excellent column Ben.

  • Jim

    What an insult to the memories of those dead Americans. For
    president Obama to give a campaign speech over their graves on a day that it
    wasn’t supposed to be about him, but the men and woman that lost their lives in
    the DC navy yard. He should be ashamed of himself. Unfortunately he won’t be
    because this man is so narcissistic that anyone’s feelings but his are
    insignificant. He didn’t know those people, he NEVER would have known them, and
    he couldn’t care less. He wouldn’t have given them the time of day. They were
    the proletariat. He is the Premier. So he spouts some platitudes, gives a
    speech about me me me then gets in his limo to be driven back to the WH to
    forget they even existed. It was an obscene spectacle for him to stand there
    and politicize their deaths in front of the ones who knew them intimately, woke
    up for breakfast with them, kissed them goodbye on the day they died.

    The complete shame is that he will never see how out of
    touch he is with the average American. The Americans he claims to understand
    and wants to make life better for. What a fraud and disrespectful human being
    he is. He pissed on their graves.

    His mantra is “don’t let a crises go to waste.” What more
    must they do to convince you how heartless this administration is? Consider that
    2 of the last myriad Administration scandals involved a loss of American lives.
    These men and women were flesh and blood. They had hopes and dreams as he has. They
    had children as he has. They had worries and fears as he has. They were human beings, flesh and blood.
    Americans worthy of more respect than their president could feel in his heart
    to show them that day.

    This is a man so cold, so out of touch with humanity, that he
    would use that flesh and blood to climb over and claim some prize known only to
    him. To fulfill a vision of the future only he can see, shape a world where
    only HE counts. Over the fresh graves of these innocent Americans he will stand
    and proclaim to the world “It’s all about me”. It appears that the flesh and
    blood of his fellow Americans will be the currency for Barack Obamas rise to
    stardom. As a famous American statesman once said “what possible difference
    does it make now.

    • Jim Read

      You had me applauding until you got to the end and that last statement took it ALL away. That “statesman” you referred too is nothing more than a yes woman to Obama who is planning to replace him in 2016 IF it is allowed. It was ON the graves of FOUR Americans that she made that STUPID statement and if you call her a statesman, you sir need to watch that “testimony” again and look at what she DIDN’T do to help protect those DEAD Americans.

      • DigitheadRex

        I’m pretty sure he had his sarcasm working. At least I hope so.

      • Don 2

        Hillary Clinton is Barack Obama in a pant suit. How ironic, Gennifer Flowers says Bill Clinton told her that Hillary is bisexual too!

        • JeffH

          Don2, Obama couldn’t wear Hillary’s shoes because they both wear the shoes of, and worship the religion of the Marxist, Saul Alinsky.

        • Robert Messmer

          That can’t possibly be true, because according to Bill (I’m too stupid to know what sex is”) Clinton he doesn’t know what sex is, so how would it be possible for Hillary “What difference does it make” Clinton to be bi? And Jim the correct term, we must be correct you know, would be “statesperson”.

    • carl_AF

      Jim, this is a well written comment.

    • ron s

      we can only hope that the families will sue the navy, the gov’t, the company that hired this nut case and anyone else who blatantly disregarded this guys background and all his problems and pleas for help. Then as citizens of the United States of America, WE, should have a 2 million gun march on Washington and arrest ALL politicians, supreme court judges, all their buddies, and anyone that tries to stop us (LE), put them in Gitmo and have individual one day trials, sentence them, deport them, or execute them accordingly!!!!

    • http://www.rt.com Alondra

      Barry the Deceiver concealed ALL records about his persona except one: his evil Narcissistic & Sociopathic vogue.

      “If you want to be a president, YOU OWE to American People the
      TRUTH.” – the Korrupt Kenyan Kriminal O’homobama

    • Don R Mallonee

      How did this guy get elected with so many people dislikeing him? Either some of you voted for him and now are changing your minds about him,Or you didn’t even bother to vote, in either case you have no right to complain about any thing

  • Jim Read

    Campaign speeches is all this being knows how to give/make. He has not stopped campaigning since he was elected to the senate by dupped demodonkeys in Illinois. If you remember he was the keynote speaker at the 2004 donkey national convention and he talked about TWO AMERICAS which turned out to be a very racial statement as he continued. Now nine years later after very successfully campaigning both here and abroad, many of our foreign friends and some here at home have seen what he is and this speech shows how hypocritical and marxist he really is. Actually I am almost amazed he didn’t praise the shooter since he was a “man of color” because he is so racist.

    • Chuck Rogers II

      He is the occupier of the whitehouse he is certainly no ‘President’ The defend the country, make us safe and obey the Consitution

  • fed-up

    I keep waiting for the libs to start a fight against automobile violence, My goodness libs, look at all the innocent people being killed and injured by the
    automobile violence. We must outlaw the true leader in inanimate violance,
    so lets all throw away our cars and trucks and walk everywhere we go.
    Yeah, is about as logical as your inane theory about so called “gun violence.”

    • Vis Fac

      How about the 1.2 million babies each year slaughtered by sanctioned Planed Parenthood facilities? Liberals don’t seem to care about those victims, then again who says a liberal has any ethics or morality?

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

  • HueyDude1

    I believe the last sentence of this article could not be more fitting to describe the hypocrisy that is going on with this administration. They, and their lap-dogs the MSM, were so quick to announce that the shooter was wielding an AR before the shooting ever stopped, that they never paid attention to what he was actually carrying, a Remington 870, (was it the home defense version, with a higher capacity?) a close range weapon that the Vice Idiot actually endorsed.
    Fed-Up, don’t forget about banning baseball bats, too. They are the most-used weapon of choice for violent crime. They should be outright prohibited. It is just an absolute horror how many are in the hands of children and young adults.

    • ron s

      let alone baseball players on steroids!!!

  • StinkBomb Jones

    Why should anyone be surprised that he did not eulogize the victims or lament Alexis’ unconscionable lack of mental health treatment despite all the red flags. After all this is the same Campaigner-in-Chief that let 9/11 go without a proper remembrance of the 1 year anniversary of Benghazi!

    • Vis Fac

      To do that ODUMBO would have to admit culpability Benghazi is one of MANY malfeasances of office he is guilty of. Political Correctness dictates You don’t hold the first (partial) black POUTS accountable for anything otherwise you’re a racist!

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

  • hippybiker

    My fellow American Patriots, just remember one important historical lesson. It is estimated that in the 20th century some 260 million people were liquidated by their own government after first being disarmed. Do you believe this little tin plated wannabe dictator is any different? Never Ever give up your arms. Never!

    “Those who would forget history, are doomed to repeat it.” George Santayana

    • Janet

      THIS IS A REPEAT OF GERMANY IN THE 1930″S
      HE SOUND MORE LIKE HITLER EVERY DAY.
      “TELL THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR
      THEN GIVE THEM THE SHAFT.”

      • Vis Fac

        “The best way to take control over a people and control
        them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.” – Adolf Hitler

        “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels 10/29/1897 – 5/1/1945 Minister of Propaganda Nazi Germany

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est
        Semper-Fi

  • Henry

    When will all Americans wake up and see obama as what he really is? A lying muslim pos that hates this country but loves himself and what he can get, he needs to go along with the democraps that are destroying this country

  • Barakolips

    Here we go again, the guns killing people all on their own, imagine that. This whole gun thing is so worn out and the same end result will apply. NO ONE is EVER going to give up their guns without a fight and that is not a threat, it is a promiss!

    • vicki

      I wish that your statement were true but Americans have already given up most of their right to keep and BEAR (carry) arms. Starting even before NFA but NFA is still a good marker. Gun-Free Zones are the perfect example.

  • Elvis Presley

    Strange, all the massacres take place in gunfree zones, it seems as though gun controI causes gun violence.

    • MUFFIN MAN

      Every place should be a “LEGAL-GUN ZONE”..

      • vicki

        Every place IS. But until we enforce the Supreme LAW of the land, people (police) will continue (the irony of it) to use guns to force the

        ~300 Million Americans who didn’t shoot ANYONE, EVER, to give up their Creator given and Constitutionally protected right to keep an bear arms.

        STOP Punishing the innocent for the acts of a VERY few.
        Stop it
        Stop it NOW.

        • DOLLY DAGGER

          The Aurora theater was a gun free zone & I’m sure that’s why Holmes picked it…but it’s not the police but the pols who make these horrible laws that I’m concerned about!

    • Vis Fac

      FYI phrases like Gun Free Zones Gun Violence and Assault Rifle get their origins from liberal one dimensional idiot-ology where they invent phrases to produce maximum shock value to forward their agenda.

      In actuality these so called “safe gun free zones” merely make it “safe” for those who with to create carnage thy have the guns no one else does so they’re free to act and do what those voices in their heads say.

      There is no such thing as “gun violence” violence is violence I don’t hear people talking about knife violence or flower vase violence as these phrases don’t have the impact that “gun violence” does. Guns by themselves don’t perpetrate violence yet shoulder the blame. People produce violence and are As Mr. Crystal says deemed not responsible .

      And then at last the liberally coined phrase “Assault Rifle” used/assigned to an object to inflict maximum fear amongst the functionally illiterate voting bloc. which no doubt emerged from the letters in AR a military acronym for automatic rifle or the militarily nomenclature designated as Rifle -Automatic caliber 5.56MM x 45MM NATO.

      No; in order to perpetuate an agenda maximum impact must be secured, so it doesn’t matter to a liberal if you use tragedy (actually tragedy is the preferred method) by displaying photos of victims while pleading your case or the fabrication of events, circumstances, and equipment used by the perpetrator(s) Any way you can achieve your agenda is fair no matter how false your BS is.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

  • http://batman-news.com samurai

    Ah, yes. I smell libturds roasting on an open fire. Keep up the good fight fellow patriots. Here are 2 articles that deal with Ted Cruz, Obama bin Laden, and Kenya.
    http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/cruz-as-eligible-as-obama-is/?cat_orig=politics

    http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/39-dead-293-injured-in-kenya-mall-shooting/
    I guess that Obama bin Laden’s friends, the terrorists, are still busy at work. Rumors have it that some of the terrorists were Americans. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
    You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.
    “Our Constitution was written for a moral and religious people, it is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”
    John Adams
    Founding father
    2nd President of the U.S.
    Devout Christian

  • T. Byrd

    Why do I get the impression that governments considers people with guns to be less dangerous then illigal drugs ? Why doesn’t government test people for gun possion like they do for drugs ?

    • Robert Messmer

      Because arresting a weed mellowed citizen is a lot easier than telling an armed citizen that you have decided to violate his Constitutional rights. If you remember it went quite badly for the tyrannical government at Waco.

  • Diane Caprio

    You just keep hitting the nail on the head, Ben! I was thinking the same thing as I watched that farce the other day.

  • Libertarian Soldier

    What about the Navy Yard? That’s a “Gun Free Zone”! That makes it impossible to defend one’s self when a nutcase that the Navy failed to stop, when they were warned, even with advanced warning; again, even with advance warning from law enforcement, that a person with access to government sites, including and especially, the Navy Yard, was hearing voices and believed that someone acting irrationally, they did nothing to defend the people in that building, in that Navy Yard and you can blame obama, DHS, NSA for sucking up all the domestic, defense funds for spying on the innocent and waging war against its law abiding, tax paying, patriotic citizens instead of following qualified leads that are put in their laps.

    Instead, they remove security from the Navy Yard by making it a “Gun Free Zone” to save lives! We saw how many lives that saved! Much like the case of the Tsarnaevs bombing in Boston and the case of the terror at Ft. Hood, nobody followed up on the signs and the leads of islamics up to no good.

    This is a failure by politically correct, incompetent enforcement of laws already on the books, in at least 3 states, on the Navy failing to shut down this nut case’s access, too much gun legislation and too much overreach of government, not lack thereof.

    The FBI failed to follow up on qualified leads from Russia that the Tsarnaevs were planning terror in Boston. They had advance notice! The government won’t even call a self professed, islamic sleeper, in the military that inflicted jihad on a military men, women and an unborn child, at a military base an act of terror and mislabels it “work place violence”! They used “politically correct” justification for not investigating jihad based comments in Ft. Hood!

    obama doesn’t damn the actions that caused and allowed these acts of terror to occur. Instead, he uses it to advance his disarmament agenda that is at least partially responsible for this tragedy. What an a*shole!