The mainstream media have awoken to the fact that President Barack Obama's partisan attack on Republicans during the Navy Yard attack on Monday may not have been the best idea, even if only for tactical reasons.
The New York Times' Maureen Dowd worried that Obama's speech meant that he "cannot seem to connect anymore" and concluded that the president had been "overtaken by events." The Hill called it a political "blunder" and agreed, via a quote from a "former aide," that he had been "overtaken by events." (Poor President Obama, always the victim of circumstances not of his own making, always "overtaken by events"!)
While it is encouraging that the media have noticed Obama's attack--even though most networks cut away after he briefly mentioned of the Navy Yard shooting--they continue to ignore three glaring problems: