Leftist “civility” at work, mocking and kicking Colorado wildfire victims while they’re down. As Michelle Malkin, her husband and children wait with thousands of evacuees to hear if their home survived the flames, they have to put up this as well:
As Obama sightsees overhead in this key swing state and surrounds himself with first responders for campaign-ready photo-ops, his supporters on the ground are busy spewing excuses, attacks and death wishes on their political opponents. I know. Iâ€™ve received countless numbers of them hoping that firefighters let myÂ â€œmansionâ€Â burn down andÂ gloatingÂ that God or karma isÂ punishingÂ Coloradoâ€™s conservative population. Liberals took to Twitter to bash local GOP officials andÂ meÂ as â€œfireÂ retardantsâ€Â who should be dropped over the blaze. And jokes aboutÂ Colorado social conservativesÂ like this proliferated:Â â€œIf this Colorado fire takes out the Focus on the Family campus, then God really exists.â€
The sniping isnâ€™t limited to social media. Obama strategist Rahm Emanuel said in 2008:Â â€œYou never want a serious crisis to go to waste.â€Â On cue, Hickenlooper mocked limited-government watchdogs who questioned the Obama administrationâ€™s decision to cancel a key aerial tanker contract last summer. (It was the topic of my June 20 column last week,Â â€œHow Obama Bureaucrats Fueled Western Wildfires.â€)Â The Denver Post reported Wednesday: â€œAsked about criticism from the right over the Obama administrationâ€™s canceling of the contract, Hickenlooper offered an uncharacteristically strong defense of the president.Â â€˜Were these the same conservatives that were so worried about the Obama administration spending too much money, or were these different conservatives?â€™ Hickenlooper said.Â â€˜Quite honestly, in a situation like this where over 30,000 people have been evacuated, I donâ€™t think that (criticism of Obama) is appropriate,â€™ the governor said. â€˜We should be focusing our support on them and on the people out there risking their lives to fight these fires.â€™â€
Spare us the sanctimony, and lay off the firefighter human shield strategy. The conservatives in Congress and libertarians atÂ MonkeyWrenchingAmerica.comÂ and elsewhere on the right who called attention to the U.S. Forest Serviceâ€™s aging, neglected and undercapitalized aerial tanker fleet are the same conservatives who have doggedly called attention to the Obama administrationâ€™s serial squandering of taxpayer dollars on nonessential, ineffective, crony-driven spending. We are the conservatives worried about dumping billions of dollars into bankrupt federal green boondoggles like Solyndra, Abound Solar, Beacon Power, Ener1 and LightSquared at the expense of fundamental services â€” like fighting fires.
So much for liberal “compassion.” Â Every the Left lets their mask drop, it reveals the putrid ugliness that is behind their uglier agenda.
While you can always count on Christian charities to help out anyone truly in need, regardless of religious or politicalÂ persuasion, don’t expect any such empathy from the Left.
Their idea of “charity” is to control your life and make you dependent on government. Â If you resist and insist on taking personal responsibility for your own welfare, they’re all too gleeful when life throws you a curve ball.