Ed Driscoll

I Hope the Russians Love Their Children, Too

During one of his fundraisers in California, “the president gave Republicans a rather backhanded compliment,” as the Weekly Standard notes:

Look, my intention here is to try to get as much done with the Republican Party over the next two years as I can, because we can’t have perpetual campaigns.  And so I mean what I say.  I am looking to find areas of common ground with Republicans every single day…. I want to find some common-sense gun safety legislation that we can get done.  And I do believe that there are well-meaning Republicans out there who care about their kids just as passionately as we do.

Der Stingle, is that you? Perhaps our legendary anthropologist in chief’s source was the Washington Post, which apparently believes, as Mollie Hemingway wrote at Ricochet last November, “In Conservative Marriages, There Are No Embraces.”

But then, that may not have been the worst gaffe that Mr. Obama made during his fundraising efforts yesterday: “Obama: Newtown Shooter Gunned Down 20 Children With ‘Fully Automatic Weapon.’

Perhaps by banning fully automatic weapons (which we did in 1934), we can finally achieve the peace in our time we were promised in 1938. And in January.