And it never will be, because to do so would admit that President Obama had it wrong and wasn’t identifying the threat.
And it never will be, because to do so would admit that President Obama had it wrong and wasn’t identifying the threat.
From the White House:
On Sunday, December 6th at 8:00PM EST, President Obama will address the nation from the Oval Office about the steps our government is taking to fulfill his highest priority: keeping the American people safe. The President will provide an update on the ongoing investigation into the tragic attack in San Bernardino. The President will also discuss the broader threat of terrorism, including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved, and how we will defeat it. He will reiterate his firm conviction that ISIL will be destroyed and that the United States must draw upon our values – our unwavering commitment to justice, equality and freedom – to prevail over terrorist groups that use violence to advance a destructive ideology.
Not sure how he will defeat ISIS. Might have something to do with limiting carbon emissions. I guess we’ll find out.
I will live stream the address on White House Dossier.
As tragedy descended Wednesday on San Bernardino, California, a dangerous haze of political correctness descended on our leaders and the media, who refused to recognize the attack for it almost certainly was: Islamist extremist terrorism.
For days, people have been talking about the possibility that what happened Nov. 13 in Paris could happen here. Nineteen days later, it happened. But instead of discussing how we can restrict the ability of Muslim extremists to enter our country, the yammering class wants to focus on limiting the rights of the people who already live here. They want to know what could be done about guns, not Muslim terrorism.
As of Wednesday night, it was already clear that the husband and wife who inflicted the massacre were Muslims, that the wife had recently arrived from Saudi Arabia, and that the husband had recently gone there, come back, and grown out his beard. Not only were they equipped with sophisticated deadly weapons, but they wore cameras as they committed their slaughter — presumably to create some YouTube propaganda — and their home was a veritable bomb factory. The attack occurred at a Christmas Party.
But the near-universal call was not to “rush to judgement.” But no such caution prevailed last month when a maniac shot up a Planned Parenthood clinic and the media immediately blamed conservative “rhetoric” against abortion.
The rush to judgement after the California attack was against Americans’ right to bear firearms.
“After yet another mass shooting in America, GOP presidential contenders were conspicuously silent on the issue of gun control,” sneered the New York Daily News. “Instead, the Republicans were preaching about prayer.”
“Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, a U.S.-born health inspector for San Bernardino County, and (his wife) Tashfeen Malik, 27, were carrying two .223-caliber ‘assault rifles’ and two semi-automatic handguns,” blared AOL news.
“What do you think can be done to curb gun violence and the existence of high-capacity guns in our society and in the wrong hands?” NBC Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski demanded to know of House Armed Service Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry of Texas.
“The San Bernardino shooting is the 355th mass shooting this year,” declared the Washington Post.
Meantime, during an appearance on “The Laura Ingraham Show,” renown gun researcher John Lott noted: “The number of people killed by mass shootings during Obama’s tenure is 424 casualties … Paris this year alone has 508 casualties.”
France essentially bans guns.
Before he even understood what was happening, President Obama was on TV Wednesday calling for gun control and blaming America.
“The one thing we do know is that we have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world,” Obama told CBS.
On Thursday morning, while stating “we do not yet know why this terrible event occurred,” Obama was still talking gun control anyway and telling Americans they need to look themselves in the mirror and question their thinking about guns.
“It’s going to be important for all of us, including our legislatures, to see what we can do to make sure that, when individuals decide that they want to do somebody harm, we’re making it a little harder for them to do it. Because right now, it’s just too easy,” he said during an appearance at the White House.
“We’re going to have to, I think, search ourselves as a society to make sure that we can take basic steps that would make it harder — not impossible, but harder — for individuals to get access to weapons.”
Congress and the media will now have face some hard facts, and not the ones Obama thinks. Guns are ubiquitous in America and protected by the Second Amendment. They are not going away. Muslims extremists are not yet ubiquitous in America. If we stay on the path we’re on, they will be.
At the very least, Republicans must confront President Obama this month and use the massive “omnibus” spending bill lawmakers are about to send him to defund the importation of Syrian refugees, who are emerging from a governmentless, lawless society and cannot possibly be vetted.
Yes, even if it shuts down the government. The government shuts down every weekend and every night. Nobody is the worse for it.
Congress needs to quickly turn to examining what methods we use to screen people from countries — many of the them, unfortunately, Muslim — that are breeding grounds for anti-American extremism.
Then, Congress needs to quickly turn to examining what methods we use to screen people from countries — many of the them, unfortunately, Muslim — that are breeding grounds for anti-American extremism, some of it government-sanctioned, and whether limits on immigration from these countries must be enacted.
How was Malik able to enter America from Saudi Arabia?
America needs to change its immigration and refugee policies immediately without fear of being call “un-American” and “uncompassionate” because they are seeking to protect themselves from radicals who killed 14 people Wednesday and will soon be murdering thousands.
It’s time to ask some tough questions about who is admitted to this country, and what their loyalties are.
While the politically correct blabber on about guns, candidates like Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz who project firmness and a sense of reality that pierces through the PC fog machine may now be in a stronger position than ever.
The fundamental transformation of America may be only a year away.
This piece first appeared on PoliZette.
President Obama Thursday used his Thanksgiving address to lecture Americans about generosity, suggesting opposition to admitting Syrian refugees stems from a lack of it and comparing the Syrians to the Pilgrims.
From the address:
On this uniquely American holiday, we also remember that so much of our greatness comes from our generosity . . .
I’ve been touched by the generosity of the Americans who’ve written me letters and emails in recent weeks, offering to open their homes to refugees fleeing the brutality of ISIL.
Now, people should remember that no refugee can enter our borders until they undergo the highest security checks of anyone traveling to the United States. That was the case before Paris, and it’s the case now. And what happened in Paris hasn’t stopped Americans from opening their arms anyway . . .
Nearly four centuries after the Mayflower set sail, the world is still full of pilgrims – men and women who want nothing more than the chance for a safer, better future for themselves and their families. What makes America America is that we offer that chance. We turn Lady Liberty’s light to the world, and widen our circle of concern to say that all God’s children are worthy of our compassion and care. That’s part of what makes this the greatest country on Earth.
Americans who are concerned about the Syrian refugees are not ungenerous. They have not lost the spirit symbolized by the Statue of Liberty. Rather, they want to prevent people from entering the country who might blow it up.
We already accept tens of thousand of refugees in this country every year. Syrians fleeing war don’t have to come to the United States. They can be resettled in the Middle East. There are legitimate concerns about whether they can be vetted, and why so many of them are young men, not women and children.
Mr. President, why not extend some of your spirit of generosity to the thousands of Americans who could be killed in the next terrorist attack?
President Obama tries to get it straight about how threatened we are, now that the government has issued contradictory statements about how imperiled to feel.
What this included was a big recitation of all the wonderful things Obama is doing.
Meantime, ISIS gets stronger and stronger. Hope you’re feeling safe.
President Obama launched an attack on Republicans from foreign soil Sunday, saying during a stop in Malaysia that they were helping the enemy, ISIS.
“Prejudice and discrimination helps ISIL and undermines our national security,” Obama said during a press conference in Malaysia.
So while overseas, speaking to a foreign audience, Obama accuses fellow Americans of being racist and aiding the enemy. All because they want to protect the nation by stopping Syrian refugees – and the potential terrorists among them – from entering the United States, with the possible exception of Christians who are targeted for death and cannot easily be relocated in the region instead of here.
Has the president lost touch with reality?
“The idea that somehow they pose a more significant threat than all the tourists who pour into the United States every single day just doesn’t jive with reality,” Obama said during an appearance in the Philippines. “So my expectation is after the initial spasm of rhetoric, the people will settle down, take a look at the facts, and we’ll be able to proceed.”
Even were this true, there’s one key difference: We can stop the Syrians from coming here.
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