Longshot 2016 Democrat Presidential hopeful Former Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD) used the atrocity of nine people being shot at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina as an opportunity to sound hip, fund-raise off the the tragedy and pitch his pet issues.
Soon after the shootings in South Carolina, the O’Malley campaign released an email denouncing the NRA, touting O’Malley’s “F” rating with the Second Amendment organization, while asking for”support” to fight for gun control as well as his fledgling campaign.
O’Malley’s rhetoric repeatedly used the colloquial phrase “I’m pissed”. That does not sound presidential but then again President Obama used the “N” word when granting an interview to WTF podcasts, so perhaps deviancy has been defined downward. Nonetheless, it seems garish to push for more gun control before the dead have been laid to rest. But as Rahm Emmanuel posited don’t let a crisis go to waste.