America will defeat ISIS with warm cuddles and cute ‘gun free zone’ signs. That was essentially the crux of President Obama’s address to the nation Sunday night.
In the wake of the San Bernardino shooting — the worst act of terrorism on American soil since 9/11 — Barack Obama delivered a speech that was a rather bizarre jumble of leftist ideology, attacks on conservatives, silly ideas and self-worship. For almost 13 minutes, the Leader of the Free World blabbered on endlessly about tolerance and gun control, as if either of these have anything to do with combatting radical Islamic terrorism. While he did admit that Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik carried out an ISIS-inspired act of ‘terrorism’ by slaughtering 14 innocent people and wounding 21, he refused to address the elephant in the room: radical Islamic extremism. Of course, he also refused to offer any real solutions. He offered no specifics, no new strategy, no military campaign details.
Nothing. A whole bunch of nothing. So much nothing that you couldn’t even fit any more nothing in the room. Lots and lots of nothing, covered in piles of nothingness. And then, even more nothing on top of that, just for good measure.
Anyway, Obama’s comments only serve to reveal that he has no clue how real the threat of Islamic terrorism is — particularly since just last week he paralleled it to climate change. Yes, climate change. That’s the true peril of the 21st Century, folks. Weather. Temperature spikes. Droughts. Ice caps. Penguins and polar bears. You know, those sorts of things. Not radical Muslims hellbent on destroying America under a declaration of jihadist war. Not people who want to fly jetliners into buildings or behead civilians. It’s atmospheric conditions that we should really be focused on. That’s the most defining issue of our time, according to Barack Obama and those on the progressive Left. Even more laughable is the assertion that climate change (which is a faux narrative anyway) is somehow linked to terrorism. This is nonsensical and completely ignores the truth that radical Islamic terrorists are inspired by ideology. Their actions are not the result of weather conditions in the Middle East. Besides, many Muslim terrorists and even American citizens have undergone self-radicalization while living here in the U.S. where there’s plenty of access to bottled water, air conditioning and sunscreen.
Our leaders are idiots.
Speaking of idiocy, it was clear that Obama’s opening remarks were all just a prelude to what he really wanted to do: blame Americans for terrorism, lecture us on gun control and scold us for our bigotry and intolerance of Muslims. You see, as far as our president is concerned, you and I are to blame for tragedies like San Bernardino. We’re to blame because we oppose restrictions on the 2nd Amendment. We’re to blame because we want due process when it comes to stripping someone of those constitutional rights. We’re to blame because we’re still clinging to our assault weapons and ammunition. We’re to blame because we don’t care how hot it is in the Middle East. We’re to blame because we’re all a bunch of cruel, heartless, Islamophobic meanies who are just a tad skeptical about accepting immigrants from countries where terrorists plot to destroy America, rape and stone women and behead infidels.
We’re the real threat. We’re the real problem. Yes, you and I. The everyday, law-abiding, gun-toting, freedom-loving, NASCAR-watching, gum-chewing, beer-drinkin' American citizens. We’re the enemy. I sort of made up those last three, but you get the idea.
That’s the message from Obama and the leftist media, who are determined to convince you that, despite all the evidence to the contrary, San Bernardino really wasn’t about radical Islam at all. Maybe it was workplace-violence-terrorism or maybe it was religious-disagreement-terrorism or maybe it was he-stole-my-Snickers-bar-and-made-fun-of-my-beard-terrorism. Anything but Islamic terrorism. Anything but Muslim terrorism.
Tashfeen Malik (left) and Syed Rizwan Farook (right): a married couple who left their baby with grandma while they carried out the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil since the September 11, 2001 attacks. Together, they massacred 14 people and wounded several at a holiday party at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, CA.
After all, admitting that this was a successful radical Islamic terrorist attack would mean having to admit that his policies have failed. So, instead, Obama spun things in the other direction, claiming that his anti-terror policies have been successful in defeating al-Qaeda, but that the threat has “evolved into a new phase.” Also, empty rhetoric and ambiguous terminology are apparently how he plans to defeat it:
The threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it. We will destroy ISIL and any other organization that tries to harm us. Our success won’t depend on tough talk or abandoning our values or giving into fear. That’s what groups like ISIL are hoping for. Instead, we will prevail by being strong and smart. Resilient and relentless. And by drawing upon every aspect of American power.”
He went on to claim that his strategy is working and that ISIS is contained — which is sort of laughable considering that he said the same thing the day before the Paris attacks.
At any rate, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that Obama really couldn’t care less about defending the U.S. from the threat of radical Islamic terrorism, particularly since he can’t even admit that Islamic ideology is the problem in the first place. To defeat an enemy, you first have to understand that enemy, and that’s something our president seems incapable of doing. Moreover, he’s a little too preoccupied with declaring war on his personal enemies here at home: Republicans and everyday Americans like me and you.
So, what is it that makes you an enemy of Mr. Barack Obama? Well, for starters, if you’re a gun owner and are pro-2nd Amendment, you’re a problem. Gun control must reign supreme. Never mind that Farook and his wife purchased their guns legally before modifying them. Never mind that California has the strictest gun control laws in the country. Never mind that Farook and his wife obviously didn’t care about laws to begin with since, you know, they’re like psychopathic criminal terrorists and stuff — not to mention that they built around 15 pipe bombs. (Pretty sure that’s illegal.) Of course, this didn’t stop our president from rambling on about America’s supposed problems with guns. It didn’t stop that leftist pile-of-poop-publication The New Yorker from running a cover implying that the real threat to America is Average Joe Blow buying guns as easily as shopping for groceries with his wife:
And it sure as hell didn’t stop The New York Daily News from labeling NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre “a terrorist.” So, I guess legal gun ownership makes us worse than Islamic terrorists. (Even though owning a gun might come in handy if you ever have to face an Islamic terrorist.)
But, perhaps more importantly, you’re an enemy of Obama if you see Islamic ideology as an enemy. In fact, you’re now an enemy of the entire Obama administration, since Attorney General Loretta Lynch vowed just last week that she would prosecute anyone who used “anti-Muslim rhetoric” that “edges toward violence.” Free speech be damned, right? I mean, can you imagine if, say, a Christian decided to file charges every time someone blurted out anti-Christian rhetoric that upset them? Sorry, I’m getting sidetracked now, but you get the point.
Obama holds us all responsible for this chaos because he views everyday Americans as hateful, vile, disgusting, aggressive, belligerent, Islamophobic bigots. He isn’t worried about terrorists like Syed Farook. He’s more concerned about folks like you and me because he thinks we’re the problem. We’re responsible for the actions of murderous Muslim lunatics like Farook. It’s our fault.
For Obama, radical Islamic terrorism isn’t terrorism.
But, free speech is terrorism.
Toting a gun for protection is terrorism.
And, of course, being meanies to Muslims is terrorism.
It’s your fault, America. And our Petulant Child President wants to make sure that you know, beyond a doubt, that you are to blame.
Now, go enjoy your day and hope that your name isn’t on a government list of people deemed more dangerous than actual Islamic terrorists.
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