President Obama will be flying to Colorado Sunday to speak with victims of the horrific Aurora theater shooting and to meet with local and state officials.

Turns out he’s headed West anyway for a massive fund-raising swing, and he’s got no plans of laying off the money-grubbing tour:

President Barack Obama is heading to the West Coast next week for a three-day campaign trip heavy on fundraising and bracketed by speeches to top veterans and civil rights groups.

His re-election team says Obama will headline three Democratic fundraisers in Oakland, Calif., on Monday. The following day, he’ll speak at a rally and fundraiser in Portland, Oregon, and more fundraisers in Seattle.

He’ll also hit up Nevada and New Orleans for votes, even though the two transparent campaign events are classified as “official” White House business.

Many Colorado residents and political observers nationwide would prefer he leave Aurora alone. Others wonder why no special trip to condemn violence in blood-soaked Chicago is in order:

It was a predictable as the sunrise and sunset:

Rahm Emanuel said never let a crisis go to waste. Remember: the progressive kin of Obama agree.

Friday: Ghouls: Daily Kos editor, Amanda Marcotte say nothing wrong with ‘scoring political points’ on the backs of the dead; Update: Geraldo Rivera also ghoulishly defends politicizing tragedy