We noted Jacob Sullum’s column calling out Obama’s abuse of dead children in the service of petty partisan purposes. Sullum returns to explicate Obama’s commentary on the defeat of the gun-control bill in the Senate yesterday. President Obama pointed the finger at a gun lobby that “willfully lied” to the American people for today’s defeat of gun-control legislation. Thus spake the president of the United States:
There were no coherent arguments as to why we wouldn’t do this. It came down to politics—the worry that that vocal minority of gun owners would come after them in future elections….They caved to pressure, and they started looking for an excuse—any excuse—to vote no….This was a pretty shameful day for Washington.
Sullum characterizes Obama’s commentary as self-righteous solipsism. It is certainly that, but it is even more so a case of projection that describes Obama’s miserable role in the pursuit of petty partisan purposes.
UPDATE: Let’s add a screenshot of this classic set of Drudge juxtapositions: