Conservative Political Commentary

[Under the Radar?] Anti-socialist, anti-communist, anti-globalist, pro-Constitution, and usually with an attempt at historical and economic context (This blog was given its name before I decided it was going to be a political blog.)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Mayor Giuliani Is Correct

I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America,” the former New York mayor said at a dinner attended by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
From the mayor's subsequent appearance on "Fox and Friends" is the following:

Liberals are acting as though they're horrified by the recent comments by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani that he doesn't believe that President Obama loves America. Of course, the left is probably thrilled that he said something that they think they can use as political ammunition against the GOP. It seems startling that the former mayor would say such a thing about the president, until one considers the facts as he explained them and as we have heard about them before. When we examine Obama's rhetoric before and during his presidency, his opinions as stated in his book Dreams from My Father, and his known influences in his younger days, it's not such a surprising thing for Mr. Giuliani to say. What makes it a little surprising is that this statement comes from such a well-known and respected source.

Far from “tarnishing his legacy,” he has merely stated the obvious.

It is true that the young Obama was mentored by communists, domestic terrorists and anti-Semites. Giuliani points out that he was in Jeremiah Wright's church for 17 years. But of course, Obama was never present to hear one of Wright's anti-American tirades. Really? We're supposed to believe that?

A CNN reporter dismissed all the criticisms of Obama's ties with radical leftists with the simple statement that they are “getting old,” not that they aren't true. The anchorwoman says “good reporting” in response, but it isn't really reporting at all. Another CNN commentator incorrectly refers to Dinesh D'Souza's well-researched documentary 2016, which asserts that Obama was and is influenced by the extreme anti-colonialism of his father and others, as “fictionalized.”

The fact that Obama cannot bring himself to say to “Islamic terrorism” defies not only reason but honesty. Both Charles Krauhammer and George Will have referred to this as “pathological.”

Radio host Mark Levin has a good analysis of Giuliani's comments:

These things, plus Mr. Obama's constant apologies for America, his refusal to consider the United States an exceptional nation, his kowtowing to Arab leaders while disrespecting the prime minster of Israel to the point of working against his reelection, do not reflect the views of someone who loves America. While we cannot fully know Obama's inner motivations, we can tell a lot by his words and actions. “By their fruits ye shall know them.”

Monday, February 16, 2015

ISIS Murders 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya: Egyptian President Responds, Obama Doesn't

By Eddie Howell

The barbaric Islamic terror group ISIS on Sunday beheaded twenty-one Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya, releasing a video of the murders as well as a statement of their further intentions. This is said to be their worst mass execution outside of Syria and Iraq. And yet it has raised hardly a ripple among MSM outlets or even the White House.

This is in line with President Obama's usual way of doing things, i.e., he sees little need to respond to Islamic persecution of Christians in numerous countries around the world, or, for that matter, the worsening anti-Semitism going on in Europe and elsewhere. But don't let anyone complain too much about about the Muslims. That could get his dander up.

In response to the murder of the twenty-one Christians, the White House released a statement that failed to acknowledge that the victims of this foul deed were Christians. Maybe the administration thought that if that were mentioned, someone might notice the elephant in the room, that is, that the executioners were Islamic jihadists. The statement:

The United States condemns the despicable and cowardly murder of twenty-one Egyptian citizens in Libya by ISIL-affiliated terrorists. We offer our condolences to the families of the victims and our support to the Egyptian government and people as they grieve for their fellow citizens.
ISIL’s barbarity knows no bounds. It is unconstrained by faith, sect, or ethnicity. This wanton killing of innocents is just the most recent of the many vicious acts perpetrated by ISIL-affiliated terrorists against the people of the region, including the murders of dozens of Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai, which only further galvanizes the international community to unite against ISIL.
Some people, including this writer, find it offensive that the White House didn't mention that those who died were Christians.

Even the official media of Egypt acknowledged that they were Christians and citizens of Egypt.

...President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned that his country would respond to the deaths as it saw fit. Speaking on national television hours after the release of the video, Sisi said Cairo would choose the "necessary means and timing to avenge the criminal killings." Egypt's state news agency MENA quoted the spokesman for the Coptic Church as confirming that 21 Egyptian Christians believed to be held by Islamic State were dead...
Sisi has spoken out before about the evil of Islamist terrorism and therefore has been condemned by ISIS.

President Obama was so moved and shaken by the news that he had to play golf Sunday with the billionaire founder of Oracle. He did not find the murders sufficiently important to warrant a statement from himself personally, but left that matter to the press secretary.

These events and responses seem to follow now-well-established patterns. The president and his administration will have little to say about, let alone try to do anything about, the persecution of Christians or Jews, and there can be no connection acknowledged between Islam and terrorism. As mentioned in a previous post, the required words have been, in effect, removed from the Newspeak Dictionary, so such thoughts are no longer possible. Like it or not, believe it or not, that is the thinking, or lack thereof, at the White House.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Charles Krauthammer on Obama's Prayer Breakfast Lecture to Christians

By Eddie Howell

At the annual National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, February 5, the President Obama's remarks included criticism of “ISIL,” but also the following:
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.
In response,columnist and Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer on Fox's Hannity gave a brief and accurate analysis of President Obama's recent prayer breakfast comments.

The president lectured on the past evils of Christianity, i.e., the Crusades and the Inquisition, seeming to make a moral equivalence to the barbaric atrocities now committed daily by jihadist Muslims, including the burning alive of a Jordanian pilot. Never mind that the bad things he referred to about Christians took place centuries ago. In the president's outlook, terrorism and barbaric practices must not in any way be associated with Islam. In other words, let's not live in the world of reality about this. For Obama, the Newspeak Dictionary does not allow that kind of thinking because the required words have been removed.

This is just one more incident of Obama's reckless and ill-advised polices, by which he insults the American people and our allies (Netanyahu, for example) and is very timid about criticizing any aspect of Islamic terror without comparing it to Christianity. It is jihadist Muslims who are burning churches and killing Christians in several countries. It is not the other way around. Many Muslims oppose this behavior, and some leaders are speaking out, but we don't hear many Muslim clerics complaining about it. In fact, they and their radical followers are up in arms (sometimes literally) about “Islamophobia” if anyone mentions something negative about Islam or if authorities don't go out of their way to accommodate their wishes. Fortunately, most Americans of all faiths reject senseless violence.

I might add that Obama, who claims to be a Christian, has championed the sins of Romans 1 as his party's political platform, as pointed out not long ago by a prominent preacher.

Further reading I recommend: “Obama Newsflash: Terrorism Has NOTHING To Do With Islam, Folks. But, Hey, Let’s Blame Christianity For Crusades A THOUSAND Years Ago” at Michael Eden's Start ThinkingRight blog.