Obama (Finally) Lowers the Flag For Fallen Military

You wouldn’t think it would take massive amounts of criticism to convince the president of the United States to pay tribute to five fallen military members, but nothing is surprising when it comes to Barack Obama. It took pressure from both the public and congressional lawmakers to persuade Obama that this national tragedy was worth lowering the flag for. He issued the directive on Tuesday, belatedly honoring four Marines and one Navy sailor who were killed last week by an Islamic radical in Chattanooga.

“We honor their service,” Obama said in a speech accompanying the directive. “We offer our gratitude to the police officers and first responders who stopped the rampage and saved lives. We draw strength from yet another American community that has come together with an unmistakable message to those who would try and do us harm: We do not give in to fear. You cannot divide us. And you will not change our way of life.”

No, Obama is too busy changing our way of life himself. Islamic radicals are apparently his competition when it comes to revamping American culture.

It’s worth remembering that it took no time at all to bathe the White House in rainbow lights following the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage. It would seem that would be much more politically controversial than lowering the flag for dead military members, but Obama didn’t hesitate for a second. That shows you where his priorities lie. If something matches his liberal worldview, he’ll bend over backwards to celebrate it. If something doesn’t fit that narrative, he’d just as soon pretend it didn’t happen. One can’t help but wonder if the Marines had been black and their shooter white, would his response to this tragedy have been different?

It’s nauseating to even consider such a thing could be true of our president. But it’s even more nauseating to realize that it’s almost certainly accurate. Obama can’t get out from under his lamentable ideology long enough to see the world around him. Politicians will be politicians, but this president needs to hang up his Democrat hat once in a while to be the leader he was elected to be. Not everything is about your precious Muslim devotion. Not everything is about advancing your agenda.

Don’t expect that the Chattanooga attack will lead to a national dialogue on Islamic terrorism. It’s not even politically correct to make inferences about the shooter’s motives. Law enforcement authorities have done everything possible to characterize these shootings as inexplicable. As if you have to have an ISIS membership card in your pocket to be counted as an Islamic terrorist. As if anyone is even slightly confused about his motives.

No, instead, we’ll call him a lone wolf and move on. Nothing to see here. Islam means peace. Enjoy your summer. Don’t let those kooky right-wingers get in your head. Everything is fine…

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