November 19, 2015
There’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that. There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of — not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, “OK, they’re really angry because of this and that.”
Compare to his responses to Republicans, whom he has condemned before and this week “heaped scorn on” and otherwise criticized in no uncertain terms (“It’s just inappropriate for America of all countries in the world to panic and to somehow turn our backs on our fundamental values,” etc.).