Obama Just Can’t Stop Himself *Open Thread*

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From criticizing Christians, apparently. Yep, on Easter, the holiest day for Christians, Obama took the opportunity to ONCE AGAIN criticize Christians. See for yourself:

Wow.

Did he lament the slaughter of 148 Christians at Garissa University in Kenya? Nope. Did he lament the blowing up of an historic Christian Church in Syria on Easter? That would be a no.

It really is astonishing the choices Obama makes in the face of such violence from ISIS, as well as the Rabid Intolerant Left. His continual “blaming the victim” is astonishing, and pathological.

It is also appalling. Why, on the holiest day of the year for Christians, would Obama even feel compelled to make such a statement? I realize he is no theologian – not by a LONG shot – but still, how hard would it have been for him to talk about the glory of the day, the importance for Christians not just in the United States, but world-wide? Apparently, TOO difficult, since he couldn’t muster it.

First he brings up the Crusades at the National Prayer Breakfast (as noted at BizPacReview), once again twisting the historical situation in which the Crusades occurred – in reaction to the continuing violence and incursion of Muslims – and now this. Good grief. Just stop it already.

And speaking of “pathological,” that is precisely the term used by Dr. Charles Krauthammer to describe Obama’s attack on Gov. Scott Walker, a man who has actually GOVERENED, actually achieved something in his life before running for President. So, naturally, Obama has to attack him. From the Daily Caller:

[…] Obama told National Public Radio Monday that Walker needs to “bone up” on foreign policy after the Wisconsin governor said he would revoke the Iranian deal from the outset of his administration.

BAIER: I don’t think you can ask for better PR if you’re a Republican candidate.

KRAUTHAMMER: No, I think this really helps Walker, of course. It’s not just a campaign story. This is a character story. I mean, we all know that Obama is a narcissist, but this is bordering on the pathological. Given the wreckage that he has left America’s foreign policy in across the world, and I could go through the list of countries but it would take up the whole segment from all the way from Mali to what’s happening in Iran and Iraq and Syria right now. For him to be condescending to anybody on how to conduct foreign policy is quite remarkable.

And if he is giving out advice, I think any president, a new president would be knowledgeable enough to, for example, this is one of hundreds — you would not want to tell a KGB thug like Putin that after my election I will be a more flexible because Putin, of course, understands all that and he has reacted accordingly. You have got a president who has left the United States in a position of more weakness, less respect, less trust of our allies, of respect of our enemies around the world, compared to six years ago when he came into office. I think he should be a little more humble when it comes to offering others advice.

(Click here to read the rest.)

No kidding. But that is assuming Obama could ever actually BE humble. I have seen zero evidence of that during his tenure, or even his run-up to it.

Even more, for Obama, of ALL people, to lecture anyone on Foreign Policy would be laughable if it wasn’t so serious. As Sharyl Attkisson pointed out, Terrorism has increased dramatically since the “Arab Spring“:

[…] Eleven terrorist groups have been added to the U.S. list of foreign terrorist organizations since the Arab Spring.

“Arab Spring” is the popular name given to the democratic wave of civil unrest in the Arab world that began in December 2010 and lasted through mid-2012.

It turns out the revolutionary movement created an ideal environment for terrorism to grow and thrive.

“Terrorists realized they could exploit the confusion and vacuum in power created by the uprisings,” says a U.S. intelligence officer stationed in Libya during the Arab Spring movement. He says terrorists used social media to stoke civil unrest and take advantage of the chaos.

In the Arab Spring’s wake, Egypt and Tunisia disbanded the security structures that had helped keep jihadists in check, and freed many Islamist and jihadist political prisoners. In Libya, parts of the country fell entirely outside government control, providing openings for violent terrorist movements.

“Many of the regimes weakened or deposed by the Arab Spring were among Washington’s most effective counterterrorism partners,” noted Juan Zarate in an analysis written in June 2011.

A senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Zarate said the political upheaval created “new space” for al-Qaeda and associated terrorist movements to operate where none existed before.
[…] (Click here to read the rest of this informative piece.)

You may recall, President Obama was not shy in trying to take some credit for that whole Arab Spring thing. As Attkisson points out, it was more like “Terrorism’s March.” No kidding.

All that is to say, Obama is the last person in the world who should be casting aspersions against Christians, and putting down someone’s Foreign Policy experience, especially someone who has VASTLY more experience than he did at the same stage in the presidential campaign process.

At least that’s what I think. How about you? This is an Open Thread.

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21 Responses to “Obama Just Can’t Stop Himself *Open Thread*”

  1. kenoshamarge Says:

    Given his own high opinion of himself Obama’s own arrogance will not allow him to act like anything but a petty little fool.

    His attack on “Mr. Walker”, refusing to give Governor Walker his title is indicative of his pettiness and how JV he actually is.

    Walker is capable of learning and growing. The only thing about Obama that continues to grow is the number of lies he tells and his massive ego.

    • foxyladi14 Says:

      Amen Marge well said. 🙂

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Oh, so true, Marge. Obama is so petty, and more like a temper tantrum throwing toddler than a mature adult.

      And Walker, OTOH, is so much more successful at his age – ON HIS OWN MERITS – not by people propping him up like they did Obama – it is no wonder Obama tries to trash him.

  2. kenoshamarge Says:

    Brought this up from the previous post since I thought it worth repeating.

    Jonah Goldberg takes on Rolling Stone Magazine.

    Rolling Stone Ignored Basic Journalism With Bogus UVA Rape Story

    Rolling Stone screwed up.

    In most media scandals, it’s unfair to paint with such a broad brush. When Stephen Glass concocted his fables at the New Republic, he went to antiheroic lengths to conceal his deceptions from his colleagues. Janet Cooke, who famously won a Pulitzer for her Washington Post series about an 8-year-old heroin addict, “Jimmy’s World,” lied to her editors.

    That’s not the case with Rolling Stone’s publication of “A Rape on Campus,” the story of the brutal gang rape of a student named “Jackie” at the University of Virginia that turned out to be false. Its failure was a group effort, from editor-in-chief Jann Wenner on down.

    http://townhall.com/columnists/jonahgoldberg/2015/04/08/rolling-stone-ignored-basic-journalism-with-bogus-uva-rape-story-n1981931/page/full

    • foxyladi14 Says:

      😆

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      That is an excellent article. Our paper had this piece in it today, btw. Thanks for this and the great cartoon. It says EVERYTHING abt RS that NO ONE is getting fired as a result of this. I hope UVA sues the bejeezus out of them…

  3. mcnorman Says:

    Pure venom.

  4. foxyladi14 Says:

    I knew it!!! 👿

    http://redirect.disqus.com/url?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2015%2F04%2Firanian-dm-categorically-rejects-inspections-of-military-nuclear-sites-under-lausanne-agreement%2F%3ADwvp_x5rzGt5PhSO4ucf4XfQkXA&imp=7tsfnds396mks4&prev_imp=7tt8qta1k8f0p3&forum_id=2175616&forum=thegatewaypundit&thread_id=3665572146&major_version=metadata&user_id=11305420&thread=3665169403&zone=thread&area=discovery

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Isn’t that just incredible?? The deal isn’t even completely set – not until June, and they are already proving beyond the shadow of a doubt what we have been saying: they are not honest brokers! They sponsor TERRORISM, for heaven’s sake – who in their right mind thinks they can be trusted ANYWAY? It is just ludicrous.

      So, yeah – while Obama is out on his little victory lap, Iran is proving, AGAIN, why they are completely untrustworthy.

      UGH.

  5. foxyladi14 Says:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/04/jury-reaches-verdict-in-tsarnaev-case-could-face-death-penalty/

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Hopefully, Tsarnaev being found guilty will help bring some closure to the families who lost loved ones, and to those who were maimed that fateful day. It won’t bring anyone back, or repair the damage done, but at least justice will be done…

  6. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Sharyl Attkisson has another great piece, this one abt Rolling Stone Magazine: http://sharylattkisson.com/rolling-stones-elephant-in-the-room/

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Sharyl Attkisson is one of the few bright lights in a sea of corrupt “journalism”. My respect for her continues to grow and I am grateful that she keeps that little light of journalistic integrity alive in this country.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Yes, she most definitely is. No wonder CBS wanted to silence her. I hope she continues to shine that light far and wide…

        • kenoshamarge Says:

          I don’t wonder at all the CBS News which is run by Scott Pelley wanted her gone. Pelley is one of the most biased and corrupt in the MSM. I absolutely loathe him!

  7. kenoshamarge Says:

    From Rathergate to Rolling Stone: Fake But Accurate

    A decade after Dan Rather’s career ended over an attempt to pass off forged documents about President Bush’s military service, Robert Redford is working on a movie about the case. The movie is based on CBS producer Mary Mapes’ book “Truth”, which denies the truth that the documents were not written on a 70s typewriter, but in Microsoft Word.

    That scandal led to the coining of the phrase, “Fake, but Accurate”. Ten years later, they’re still fake but accurate.

    Rathergate has many similarities to the Rolling Stone rape hoax. Both ignored the basic rules of journalism to pursue a narrative. The narrative was so full of holes that bloggers and even casual readers realized that something was wrong and stepped in where the professional journalists had failed.

    The difference is that Rolling Stone has even less investment in its journalistic credibility than CBS did. The principals will not be forced out. Their work may have been fake, but it was still accurate.

    Modern lefty media journalism is more interested in narratives than in facts. The specific facts of a case may be fake, but that doesn’t matter as long as the narrative is accurate.

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/dgreenfield/from-rathergate-to-rolling-stone-fake-but-accurate/

    Daniel Greenfield explains to us, once again, how the minds of many liberals work.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      WOW, good piece! And great cartoon, too. That is just it, isn’t it? They are writing to tell the story they WANT, not the story that IS. It is truly disturbing where the media is now…

  8. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    No doubt you all have heard abt the North Charleston police officer shooting the black guy. This time, the cop has been charged with murder and fired.

    But once again, the black guy struggled with the cop, got his taser away from him, and was fleeing with it.

    While it is tragic this man died, are police officers no longer allowed to enforce the law? Are they just supposed to let people fight them, disarm them (in this case, a taser), and not have any kind of consequence for it?

    I am not saying the shooting may not have been excessive – sadly, a life has been lost. But once again, it isn’t like the cop just gunned this guy down in cold blood. He didn’t. It was in response to a situation, one exacerbated by the guy running away with the cop’s taser.

    It seems the narrative the Left pushed is winning the day regardless of facts.

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Once again a tragedy might have been averted had the man who was stopped simply not fought. How many times does this have to happen before these men accept that “fighting” authority will not end well for them. The place to “fight” is in the courtroom.

      That said, shooting a fleeing man, some say 8 times, was not warranted IMO.

      And what about due process? Seems to me that once again the media is acting as judge and jury.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Exactly, Marge – had he just taken his traffic citation like a normal person in the FIRST place none of this had to happen. I just do not get why people are running from these situations, but he didn’t just run – he FOUGHT with the police officer first and took his Taser.

        But yeah, it may well have been excessive force, but as with these other situations, the Court needs to decide. The media is all too quick to jump right on these situations, aren’t they Sheesh.

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