Or as Melissa Clouthier dubs it, “Compassion and indifference.”
Meanwhile, Allahpundit explores the latter half of that equation in depth:
If nothing else good came of this, at least Gates’s daughter got a chance to meet Crowley’s daughter and then comment snottily about her overuse of eyeliner in an op-ed — a bit of jackassery that made even the lefties at TNR blanch. More healing, please.
“And one of the things that I’m trying to break is a pattern in Washington where everybody is always looking for somebody else to blame.”
— President Barack Obama
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (March 2009)
“Prez Blames Media for Cops Remark Dustup.”
By the way, I am the only person who never wants to hear the words “teachable moment” uttered by an American president (from either side of the aisle) ever again? Last time I checked “First Teacher” wasn’t part of the job description.
Update: Don Surber does a little juxtaposing as well, this time involving photos of past and current presidents.
More: “I am stunned that the official White House Blog published this picture and that it is in the public domain. The body language is most revealing…this picture becomes a metaphor for ObamaCare. The elderly are left in the back, with only the kindness of the Crowleys of the world, the stand up guys, to depend on. The government has other priorities.”