The Left's grasping of opportunism is mind-boggling (first example below the fold) and disgusting (second example below the fold).
From Jonathan Alter's essay in Newsweek (hat tip to Weasel Zippers):
Can Obama Turn Tragedy Into Triumph?Some biographical information about Jonathan Alter, author of the above-cited essay, is HERE.
Saturday’s shooting spree could prove a turning point in the Obama presidency. How the White House should talk about the tragedy.
...This horrific event offers the president a chance to show leadership qualities that he’s inexplicably hidden away in some blind trust. The shootings and the resulting debate over the climate of incivility play to his strengths as a calm and rational leader. Just as Bill Clinton’s response to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombings helped him recover from his defeat in the 1994 midterms, so this episode may help Obama change—at least in the short term--the trajectory of American politics.
Whether or not he attends the funerals for the Tucson victims, Obama’s big chance to lead will come in his State of the Union address on January 25. He can both to speak to the moment thematically and confront the substantive concerns raised by the tragedy....
And more lunacy — or downright evil, if you prefer that term! Westboro Baptist Church (so-called church but really a hate group led by Democrat Fred Phelps) plans to picket the funeral of Christina Taylor Green, the youngest shooting victim of Saturday's murderous shooting spree in Tucson:
Christina Taylor Greene
September 11, 2001 - January 8, 2011
But for downright insanity and meanness, the Left cannot be outdone.
Recommended reading: Beamish's recent post about assassins and would-be assassins in the history of the United States.