In the words of former White House Chief of Staff and current Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel:
“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
…. that is, unless the victim and the circumstances do not fall in line with your political agenda. No one is more guilty of selective outrage than the Obama White House.
On the July 9 edition of The Kelly File on Fox News, Megyn Kelly slammed pro-amnesty radio host Richard Fowler for refusing to answer her questions about the death of Kate Steinle in San Francisco. Kelly repeatedly asked her guest why Obama has not commented on her death like he has about Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Freddie Gray.
Fowler shifted the blame to Republicans, insinuating this murder would not have occurred if the Republicans had not blocked George Bush’s attempted immigration reform. After continuing to evade Kelly’s several inquiries, the Fox News personality finally exploded at Fowler: “Stop that. Answer my question, please. I’m asking you, give an answer. You can’t, because there isn’t one. Marc, there’s no excuse for it. He [Obama] picks and chooses the victims he wants to highlight and apparently this victim wasn’t deemed worthy.”
Earlier in the segment, former George W. Bush speechwriter and Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen argued that Obama would not speak out on Steinle’s death because it was not politically convenient for him to do so: “[A]ll of a sudden a woman is killed by a criminal alien and all of a sudden the president is tongue tied. He’s got nothing to say. Why is that? The answer is simple. When, in all of those other cases he had liberal policy points that he wanted to make about gun control, about police bias, about racial profiling.”
Thiessen expanded on his point: “In this case he has no policy points he want to make because the policies he supports are the ones that got this woman killed. His support for sanctuary cities, his support for releasing criminal aliens into the communities. So he doesn’t want to highlight this because there’s no political gain to be made from it.”
I couldn’t have said it better than Thiessen and Kelly, myself. Where is the outrage? Where is the call for reform and change to a clearly broken system? Obama has no policy points to make, because he doesn’t actually want immigration reform. Apparently, the tragedy of Kate Steinle wasn’t politically opportunistic enough for the Democrats to care. Shameful.