DKW 86 6,350 Posted February 11, 2015 Share Posted February 11, 2015 (edited) "jumping the shark:" that moment when everyone in the room now KNOWS that you can no longer be counted on for intelligent, rational, RELEVANT thought. http://townhall.com/...random-n1955560 WH: No, Seriously, The Terrorist Attack on That Kosher Deli Was 'Random' Guy Benson | Feb 10, 2015 Moral clarity seems to be in short supply within the Obama administration. Following the simultaneous terrorist attacks at Charlie Hebdo's editorial offices and a kosher deli, the White House failed to send a high-level American representative to a powerfully defiant march through the streets of Paris the following weekend. Team Obama later conceded this was an error, admitting that they didn't realize the protest was going to be such a big deal. It turned out that the administration hadn't even given preliminary consideration the president's attendance; the Attorney General was in France that day, but declined to attend the march, citing dubious scheduling conflicts. Last week, the president set off a firestorm of criticism by at the annual National Prayer Breakfast not to ride a "high horse" regarding ISIS because terrible acts had also been carried out in the name of Christianity in the past. Jonah Goldberg -- not a Christian, I might add -- dissected Obama's facile comments in a very strong column . Even some prominent lefties felt compelled to knock the president for his tone deaf and strange moral equivalency -- in which he refused to identify ISIS with Islam, but happily pinned last sins on people purporting to act in the name of Christ. The fiction that radical Islamists having nothing to do with Islam is a recurring, politically-correct theme within administration talking points. Then came Obama's propaganda session with the liberal blog Vox , in which the president characterized terrorists' decision to target a Kosher deli as "random:" He followed up with the non-sequitur that those murdered weren't selected "by name." The State Department's Jen Psaki regurgitated the party line, performing parsing torture on her answers. When asked if the Kosher deli was chosen by flaming, murderous anti-Semites because of the incandescently obvious Jewish connection, Psaki declined to "speak on behalf of French authorities," or something: Bizarre, useless moral confusion and evasion. Of course this was an anti-Semitic attack. Of course anti-Semitism is a huge problem within Muslim communities, both in the Middle East and throughout Europe. What is the purpose of American authorities dancing around those realities? The administration seems so fixated on promulgating the fairy tale that Islamist radicalism is entirely divorced from Islam that they're willing to make fools of themselves in doing so. Yair Rosenberg points out that Obama actually has labeled this attack an act of anti-Semitic in the recent past, so at least part of this ridiculous spectacle is an effort to rescue Obama from a potentially damaging rhetorical slip-up a la ISIS-as-a-JV-squad . Edited February 11, 2015 by DKW 86 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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