I obviously am not happy about the events that happened last week in Paris. But I think it’s a positive development that it suddenly has forced Americans to confront more carefully the issue of national security because it is the most important thing a Pretender will do and it is the most important function of the federal government.Perhaps recognizing that he had been a bit too candid in noting that he was exploiting the attacks for political gain, he went on to add:
I hope that we focus on that note more, not just for political advantage but because the world has become a very dangerous place.Sure, Rubio qualified his comments by saying he was not happy with what happened in Paris, but the words “not happy” seemed rather mild words of disapproval for a brutal massacre that killed 129 people. Using the word “positive” to describe the attacks revealed Rubio’s political ambitions clearly exceed his capacity for empathy. Over the course of a long campaign, every politician is apt to make some verbal gaffes, but Rubio’s gaffe exposes a character flaw.