Washington (CNN) - By the time President Barack Obama walked into a packed auditorium at the White House Monday, his economic message for the day had already been eclipsed by the unfolding tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard.
And that was before the city's mayor announced that 12 people and the gunman had been shot dead.
As the White House shifted again into disaster-response mode, the president's already-full plate got a lot fuller. And while the executive branch is more than capable of keeping multiple balls in the air, the topics Obama has been looking to push for months are again receding into the background.
That is part of what happens when you are president; you want to do something when many other things pop up.
Obama has another chance to ignore the economy and once again go after a social agenda. Epic failure is on the menu once again.
this is outragious and for something of this magnitude to be able to take place in our goverment means we are very incompetent when it comes to running our country
He shows no respect to the people how died ! Also attaches the GOP for not talking or compromising and then says he won't talk or compromise! I in my life have never seen anyone but a child tell me it was there fault so many times. Hillary is hiding from Bengasi and her brothers use of the state dept. Very little reporting on that !
1. Play Golf
2. Blame Bush for something.
3. Go on vacation.
4. Blame the Republicans
5. Play Golf.
Congress and Senate both need to pass Gun-Ban Laws. We need This in this nation, USA. Do not argue on bs grounds. Pass to show we are a nation–not a jungle. Period.
What was going on the same moment Pres. Obama was giving a partisan speech? Saying Republicans want to hurt people. Authorities were looking for a killer. People were dying. Hiding in lockers. Tone death?
The President's critics will always be the President's critics. HIndsight is 20:20. His mistake was to combine two messages into one press briefing. Maybe he spoke about the shootings too soon, also. The President spoke before a casualty count had been announced, but his critics will not tell you that.
I do not care what the President has on his plate, and what comes unexpectedly and make his plate fuller and fuller. What I do care is these do nothing congress. Yesterday was a big a lesson to them to act. If they aren't all dead-brain congress, when they are back today to work (I was told yesterday all of them disappeared of fear), the first thing to tackle could have been "Gun Control Law". You were safe yesterday, BUT you do not know whether you will be, today, tomorrow or the day after. Please take action. It is on your own benefit and the whole country at large.
Well, CNN, President Obama HAS been rather distracted lately. You said so yourself just yesterday.
You know how it is for this President:
The economy... Benghazi witchhunts... Syria... IRS witchhunts... NSA witchhunts...
GOP obstruction... Sandy Hook... Boston... Ft. Hood... GOP calls for impeachment...
Yes. There is a sour grapes theme to my comment. GOP obstruction. GOP name calling. GOP bickering. GOP witchhunts. Apparently (and at the cost of all Americans) the GOP is still in "let's make Obama a one termer" election mode.
I guess I'm not quite sure why the media is still anxious to carry this particular GOP water bucket for the next 3 years.