No Defense for Obama’s Prayer Breakfast Remarks


Boy, he really brought them out of the woodwork this time. For the last couple of years, the mainstream media has gently dipped their toes into the deep end. Maybe it wouldn’t be completely racist to criticize this president once in a while. You know, just when it’s too big to ignore. Nothing major. Just a few nips around the edges. Maybe take a couple of shots at the way he treats us, for instance.

But if our journalist overlords were easing their way back from Obama and on to the Democratic favorite for 2016, Hillary Clinton, the latest scuffle over the president’s Prayer Breakfast remarks has brought them back to his side. In a way, you have to admire all the liberals who have decided to stick their necks out on this one. They certainly didn’t pick an easy topic to jump in on. It’s hard to find any defense for Obama’s remarks that doesn’t sound like anti-American trash. Oh wait, now I get it. A chance to bash Christians, white people, and America? Of course liberals would jump at the chance!

In case you haven’t been paying attention, Obama used his time at the National Prayer Breakfast to speak, in part, about the “death cult” known as the Islamic State. While he left no doubt about where he stands on the matter of ISIS (or ISIL, as he insists), he couldn’t leave his remarks there. Oh no, this was a chance to stir up the pot a little. So he told us that we shouldn’t be too quick to judge ISIS.

Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.

Just…why? Why do we need to remember that? What does that have to do with what’s happening right now in Iraq and Syria? What do the Crusades have to do with September 11th, the Boston Bombing, “lone wolf” attacks, the Charlie Hebdo massacre, or the hundreds of other Islamic attacks of the last 20 years? What purpose does it serve for us to sit back and reflect on slavery at a time like this? What does it mean to Obama to bring up the Jim Crow laws in such a context, as he did in followup comments?

To the president’s liberal defenders, it’s not necessary to explain the message. The mere fact that it’s true is explanation enough. Funny, they didn’t see things that way when the Ferguson Police Department released that closed-circuit video of Michael Brown robbing a convenience store. That was immaterial and prejudicial. Why, it happened minutes before the shooting! Ancient history! But when it comes to Islamic terrorism, we can feel free to go back 1,000 years if it means drawing out a Christian equivalent.

There’s no defense. It shouldn’t have been said. But in a way, I’m glad that it was. Now we all know exactly where Obama and his leftwing cabal stand on the subject. ISIS is bad, but hey, bad stuff happens in the world. Whaddya gonna do? It’s good to know. Helpful. Instructive. We can stop hoping that one of these days, he’s going to wake up from his slumber and decide to do something about this national security threat. He’s not going to. To him, this is just the Middle East and Islam going through some growing pains. If they kill some Americans along the way? Welp, just remember all the bad stuff America did way back when and get over it.

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