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Obama: Media Overstate Alarm About Terror

Well this is alarming. The man who supposedly is standing between us and another massive terror attack says this whole terrorism thing is not as big a deal as everyone thinks.

Obama spoke to Matthew Yglesias of Vox, who asked him whether “the media sometimes overstates the level of alarm people should have about terrorism and this kind of chaos, as opposed to a longer-term problem of climate change and epidemic disease?”

Absolutely. And I don’t blame the media for that.

And then he goes on to blame the media.

What’s the famous saying about local newscasts, right? If it bleeds, it leads, right? You show crime stories and you show fires, because that’s what folks watch, and it’s all about ratings. And, you know, the problems of terrorism and dysfunction and chaos, along with plane crashes and a few other things, that’s the equivalent when it comes to covering international affairs.

He grumbles there’s too much coverage of ISIS and not enough stories about crop yields. I’m serious. Read it.

There’s just not going to be a lot of interest in a headline story that we have cut infant mortality by really significant amounts over the last 20 years or that extreme poverty has been slashed or that there’s been enormous progress with a program we set up when I first came into office to help poor farmers increase productivity and yields. It’s not a sexy story. And climate change is one that is happening at such a broad scale and at such a complex system, it’s a hard story for the media to tell on a day-to-day basis.

Gosh, if only we had his intellect, we’d demand less sensational stuff from the media, wouldn’t we? But, okay, Obama shifts gears a little and says we’re maybe not quite as stupid as he suggests for worrying about all this mass murder stuff.

Look, the point is this: my first job is to protect the American people.

Okay, he read the oath of office, good.

It is entirely legitimate for the American people to be deeply concerned when you’ve got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris.

No, they didn’t randomly shoot people in a deli. They – or more precisely, one terrorist – shot “a bunch of folks” because they were Jewish folks.

This is what Obama doesn’t get. This is Islamist extremism, targeting Westerners, with extra points for getting Jews. It is not random violence.

We devote enormous resources to that, and it is right and appropriate for us to be vigilant and aggressive in trying to deal with that — the same way a big city mayor’s got to cut the crime rate down if he wants that city to thrive.

Truly, he thinks fighting terrorism is akin to reducing burglaries.

But we also have to attend to a lot of other issues, and we’ve got to make sure we’re right-sizing our approach so that what we do isn’t counterproductive. I would argue that our invasion of Iraq was counterproductive to the goal of keeping our country safe.

And this is the problem for Obama. You see, all this nasty terrorism stuff, it’s just, like, totally interfered with the presidency he always wanted – one focused on the environment, statism, and redistributing money to poor farmers who maybe should take up welding.

That’s why you hear him elevating such things as climate change and his domestic priorities into “national security” issues. So he can justify focusing on these things instead of . . . actual national security issues.

He doesn’t want there to be a threat, so he pretends there isn’t much of one. And so he calls ISIS “the JV team.” And then all of a sudden they’re spiking the ball in his end zone.

And soon they’ll be spiking it into our heads.

Not to overdo it or anything.

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27 Responses to Obama: Media Overstate Alarm About Terror

  1. “Bunch of folks in a deli” – no need to wonder why he was a no show in Poland during the 70th memorial service at Auschwitz.

    I am sure I can’t comment anymore on this topic and still keep the ‘house rules’ intact.
    Nope, not gonna even try.

  2. He is beyond disgusting. Whites have to be politically correct about calling a spade a spade. He gets to be notably as well as visibly anti-Semitic.

  3. “And this is the problem for Obama. You see, all this nasty terrorism stuff, it’s just, like, totally interfered with the presidency he always wanted”….

    Yeah, like George Bush really wanted to spend his Presidency cleaning up after Bill Clinton’s can-kicking la-la-la-la-la ignoring of WTC ’93 bombing, USS Cole attack, Embassy Bombings…

    Clinton got the 90s Economy all pumped up on a combination of moral hazard and Viagra pills full of y2k Easy Money then walked out the door to leave Bush with a NASDAQ that tanked 75%..the only “Fairy Tale” bigger than Obama’s is the fantasy that Bill Clinton’s lack of focus is not directly tied to Al Qaeda’s attacks…

    Sure, Clinton did not golf after beheadings, but he got head when he should have been mending the store. We sometimes forget how unserious Clinton was and how he’s successfully spun how Congress reined him in into his own idea.

    Obama could have allowed himself to be reined in by the sanity-check of an opposing Congress, but it now appears he will not, as you make crystal clear above. Obama’s only hope is to pull a Clinton and hope to stick the fallout of his mismanagement with the next poor sap that becomes President. Wouldn’t it be ironic if that sap were Hillary?

  4. I couldn’t get past the disgust of watching the narcissistic staging that went into producing that little piece of lunacy. That foppish little dandy is more concerned about how he looks than anything else.

    There is no doubt in my mind that this narcissitic megalomaniac is certifiably insane. He really, truly believes that the world revolves around him and he actually verbalized it!
    Chopping off heads and burning human beings in cages does not affect him, therefore it bears no importance. His golf score, on the other hand, is of utmost importance.

    What is it going to take for the powers that be to realize that Obama is a ticking time bomb and should be removed immediately? These are the rantings of a madman!!!

  5. When he was elected (the 1st time) I said to myself (I’m a really good listener) “Oh crap! What’s up with this fundamental change stuff? This can’t be good for me!! But I’m proud my country has been able to look past the color of a man’s skin!!”. After he was RE-elected all I could manage to push through my lips was “WTF”!!!

  6. Hey what’s this “folks” stuff? Maybe I’m thin skinned but I think whenever Obamawannbe says “FOLKS” it means WHITE PEOPLE WHO DESERVE WHATEVER CRAP HAPPENS TO THEM. I could be wrong. But then again, I’m not!!!

  7. Let me see if I’ve got this straight. IS/ISIS/ISIL (that’s 5 times I used Obama’s favorite word,”I”) puts a Jordanian Pilot In a cage, pours fuel on him, sets him on fire and burns him alive and his pet lapdog media OVERSTATES the alarm!!!!! If this delusion continues he’ll be believing hes has chiseled pecs and that his lack of foreign policy experience is OK because Biden’s the VP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I truly believe I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole.

  8. Is he crazy?

    Have I been right all along and muslims somehow own him? There’s something that he’s being blackmailed over? Who would be doing this, given that ISIS is killing muslims, too?

    BTW and off-topic — it annoys me every time someone exclaims, “ISIS is killing more muslims than anyone else.” Well, they have MORE OPPORTUNITY to kill muslims because they are operating in a muslim area. There’s nothing to show that they wouldn’t concentrate on, say, Jews or Christians, given the opportunity. God almighty, how dumb can people be?

      • Ooh, maybe Obama could come up with some sort of lend-lease deal with IS/ISIS/ISIL. We send them some of our Jews and they send us, hmm, what would they send us in return? Most probably a bunch of dead Jews, which would work nicely for Mr Obama, since those dead Jews could STILL vote Democrat!!

  9. “The same way a big city mayor’s got to cut the crime rate down if he wants that city to thrive.”

    See…even Obam knows DeBlasio is killing NYC

      • Crop Yields. I do not need to watch the news to know about crop yields.
        I do not need him to tell me what to be concerned with. Weeks after 911, I went to my car every lunch hour to get caught up on the news.

  10. Poor Barry. The harder he tries to sound smart and in the know, the more transparent his utter infantilism and vapdid studpidity shine through.

    • I’ve had the same thought about his speechifying. He thinks he has worldly knowledge and it’s so clear he is nothing but a walking platitude machine. Bad platitudes too. Every day I pray it will change and I know prayers are answered. I guess the question can only be when?

  11. I used to think he was a little out of touch. After reading this, “a little” doesn’t even come close to how out of touch with reality this man is. God help us.

  12. He hasn’t lost his mind, nor is he “out of touch”. This is all being done deliberately. It’s going to be a very, very risky next two years…