You wonder how many have to die before he sees this. Instead of rallying Americans to defeat the enemy, he lectures America not to be unkind.
From President Obama:
“We’ve gone through moments in our history before when we acted out of fear and we came to regret it. We’ve seen our government mistreat our fellow citizens, and it has been a shameful part of our history. This is a country founded on basic freedoms, including freedom of religion. We don’t have religious tests here. Our founders, our Constitution, our Bill of Rights are clear about that. And if we ever abandon those values, we would not only make it easier to radicalize people here and around the world, but we would have betrayed the very things we are trying to protect: the pluralism, and the openness, our rule of law, our civil liberties, the very things that make this country great. The very things that make us exceptional.”That is a weird call for civil liberties from the man who wants to ban gun ownership to people on the secret no-fly list without a conviction or any judicial oversight or right to appeal.
Obama seems to be losing his grip in the final months of his presidency. His legacy is a stagnant economy propped up by $10 trillion in new national debt and about $2 trillion in Quantitative Easements, which artificially inflated stock prices.
His health care plan is crap. He knows it. Won't admit it.
Politically, Democrats paid dearly for this figurehead. While it is true that people are afraid to speak out against Obama's incompetence and policies for fear of being branded racist, people vote. Republicans have not owned as many statehouses, and have not done as well in Congress, since Hoover was president as Obama took a filibuster-proof Senate and turned it into Republicanville.
The JV squad is kicking his ass in the Middle East, San Bernardino, and now Orlando.
Orlando may give Republicans the gay vote. Obama's tepid support of gay marriage after the Supreme Court cleared it and the revocation of Don't Ask, Don't Tell do not shield him for blame for the murder of 49 gay people and the wounding of 50 more. His refusal to take Islamic terrorism serious is costing him in his final year any hope of being known as more than the first black president.
Eight years as president and his only positive accomplishment will be that he was black?
Orlando devastated Obama.
Bernie Goldberg observed:
President Barack Obama, still can’t bring himself to utter the words, “radical Islamic terrorism.”
In his statement Sunday afternoon, the president, who couldn’t get those words out, managed yet again to convey his unhappiness with our current gun laws. “To actively do nothing is a decision as well,” he said.
This prompted an op-ed that stuck it to Mr. Obama’s seeming inability to find fault — in himself. “Yes, to have actively done nothing in Syria over more than five years of war — so allowing part of the country to become an ISIS stronghold, contributing to a massive refugee crisis in Europe, acquiescing to slaughter and displacement on a devastating scale, undermining America’s word in the world, and granting open season for President Vladimir Putin to strut his stuff — amounts to the greatest foreign policy failure of the Obama administration. It has made the world far more dangerous.”
If a conservative at the Wall Street Journal had written this, we’d be saying, “What else is new?” But it came not from the Right, but from the reliably liberal Roger Cohen, the New York Times columnist.Yikes.
When FDR said the only thing we have to fear is fear itself, he referred to the economy, not the rise of Hitler. That, FDR took serious.