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Mark Levin on Newtown speech: ‘How come Obama did not mention Fort Hood?’ [AUDIO]

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Jeff Poor
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On his Monday radio show, conservative talker Mark Levin was critical of President Barack Obama’s Sunday address regarding the heartbreaking Newtown, Conn., shooting deaths of 20 children and six adult victims.

Obama’s address, Levin said, omited any mention of the November 2009 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas — which killed 13 and wounded 29 others.

“Over the weekend, the president was speaking and, really, when he got to his politics it was just stomach-turning,” Levin said. “There he is, in the middle of that little town … and he named four instances in where there were, what — massacres? But he left one out. I immediately realized — and my brother emailed me too — what happened to Fort Hood? How come he didn’t mention Fort Hood?”

“How come Obama did not mention Fort Hood where 13 human beings were slaughtered and there were several survivors. Because, ladies and gentlemen, first of all, Fort Hood is a military enclave, it’s a base. You can’t have more control than that.”

“Number two, they had all kinds of rules of who can carry weapons and who can’t there,” he continued. “And fortunately, a lot of men and women in uniform aren’t allowed to carry weapons unless they’re on duty. All kinds of gun control on that base. But, number three, it had nothing to do with gun control. It had everything to do with political correctness run amok, costing the lives of 13 human beings.”

Levin quoted a July 19 CBS News story that acknowledged the political correctness that drove coverage of the Fort Hood shooting. Obama didn’t mention it, he contended, because of his own political correctness about Islam.

“They knew this guy was trouble,” he said. “They knew he was a potential threat, but they didn’t want to touch him. You know why? You want to know the God’s honest truth, is that why you’re listening to this program? Because they didn’t want to be accused of discriminating a Muslim gentleman, that’s why. That’s why Obama didn’t mention it yesterday, when he was ticking off the killings that happened under his watch.”

“Now, he went to Fort Hood, but he left it off his list,” Levin continued. “Am I the only one to notice this? Because Fort Hood doesn’t really explain things all the ways these politicians and Obama want to have them explained, now do they?”

“And it gets even worse. Obama goes to these places, he speaks to the people there, as a President should. He gives these national speeches and comments and then, for the most part, they never hear from him again. But in the case of Fort Hood, it’s even worse.”

(h/t Real Clear Politics Video)

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