Daniel Doherty

The president’s unimpressive response to the downing of Malaysian Airline Flight 17 yesterday (all passengers on board lost their lives, some of whom were reportedly Americans) was met with distain from pundits all across the political spectrum. But two regular critics of the current administration, in my view, were particularly and memorably incensed.

As Guy noted yesterday, mere hours after the Benghazi terrorist raid shocked the nation, the president was off fundraising for Democrats in Las Vegas. He was plainly and roundly criticized for obvious reasons. And yet he has finally outdone himself, or so it seems, after attending two Democratic fundraisers last night on perhaps the biggest news day of the year. He just couldn't cancel them. Hence why conservative talk radio host Mark Levin went ballistic:

Charles Krauthammer, for his part, was less viscerally outraged than Levin. But his words were no less incisive. He took issue not with the fact that the president attended two separate fundraisers (although, in fairness, surely he recognized the optics were less-than-ideal) but for refusing to make “a damn decision” about arming the Ukrainians, thus leaving them vulnerable and defenseless:

Lest you think only conservatives were outraged by the president's disinterested response yesterday, think again: most people were, including this guy.


Daniel Doherty

Daniel Doherty is Townhall's Deputy News Editor. Follow him on Twitter @danpdoherty.

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