And the hits keep coming.
New York Times columnist and unofficial anti-Bush spokeswoman Maureen Dowd writes on President Obama's brief remarks Monday regarding the Navy Yard shootings, which he delivered before giving a planned speech on the economy:
He could have posted his original [planned] remarks on the White House Web site and replaced them with a cri de coeur on gun control, or comfort for the shaken city. The 12 who died were, after all, under his aegis as workers in a federal building.
But, jarringly, the president went ahead with his political attack, briefly addressing the slaughter before moving on to jab Republicans over the corporate tax rate and resistance to Obamacare. ...
The man who connected so electrically and facilely in 2008, causing Americans to overlook his thin résumé, cannot seem to connect anymore.