As sure as the sun rises in the east, Sean Hannity found ways to use the D.C. Navy Yard shooting to malign President Obama. And as sure as the sun sets in the west, Hannity played the victim card as camouflage for his attack. Unfortunately, for him and Karl Rove, the smear was handily thwarted and reframed by Juan Williams
Hannity opened the discussion by “asking” Williams, “Why is there always this race to politicize a tragedy and advance an agenda?”
Williams shot right back with, “You know, I don’t think there’s a race to politicize it except coming from the right, Sean.” He said, the right raced to say, “’Oh, don’t bring up guns. Don’t mention guns! Guns have nothing to do with it! This is all about the fact that this guy was a nut job! He’s crazy and that’s the problem!’ …That’s the political effort.”
Williams’ debate partner for the segment was Karl Rove. I’m happy to say that Williams smacked down Rove just as nicely as he did a week or so ago on Benghazi. In this case, Williams nicely kept the focus on guns throughout the discussion, instead of "the left using the Navy Yard shooting to complain about the sequester," as Hannity and Rove were pushing.