As Twitchy reported earlier this week, President Obama finally put aside golfing and fundraising to pay attention to the devastating, and now fatal, fires in Colorado. After more than two weeks of silence, he headed out to Colorado today.

The intrepid Mark Knoller reports and provides some photos.

More on-the-scene reports.

Or was it political?

His fellow travelers did decide to demagogue. On the backs of the suffering and of brave firefighters.

Oh, really? “Worth noting” while Colorado burns? How do the soulless sleep at night?


Stop using firefighters as political pawns, Left. Take it from someone who is living through these fires right now.

It is entirely appropriate and possible to question this administration’s policy decisions while supporting frontline emergency personnel at the same time. And it is entirely logical and rational to express gratitude for firefighters and police officers — while working to ensure the long-term financial viability of their departments through tough but necessary budget and public employee union reforms. But don’t look to Obama to put out the flames of politically expedient and inflammatory rhetoric. He may be slow on the uptake to respond to national crises, but when it comes to exploiting them, he’s an industrial-grade accelerant.

Precisely. Conservatives, and all people who aren’t morally bankrupt, say “God bless our firefighters.”

They don’t say “How can we use firefighters to bless ourselves?”

That is what you are politicizing, Left. Look at the pictures.

Then try to look in the mirror.

Here at Twitchy, our thoughts and prayers continue to be with those affected by this devastating fire. We send our deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones. And to those who have lost their homes, filled with memories and things we know can never be replaced. We continue to say “God bless the brave firefighters and first responders.”