Yesterday’ shooting wasn’t just a guy with a gun and faceless people. My childhood best friend joined the Navy after nursing school. She is a navy nurse and she lives in D.C. Thankfully, she and her colleagues weren’t in the Navy Yard during the shooting. I listened to Obama’s speech yesterday when he discussed Syria, the shooting, and the economy. In his statement about the shooting,
I thought it tasteful that he didn’t use the tragedy to make a push for his gun control agenda.
However, I had a big problem with the way he put down Republicans – especially given the fact that I have several friends in the army who are registered Republicans. Our president does not hide his disdain for Republicans when speaking, but I would think that he’d have the decency to refrain from mud slinging given the tragedy that had just occurred minutes prior – when 13 naval officers were shot dead.