Thursday, August 06, 2015
Obama Compares Nuke Deal Critics To The Ayatollah
Can he sink any lower with demagoguery? Probably not. In a speech at American University defending his disastrous Iranian nuclear deal, President Obama said this:
"Just because Iranian hardliners chant 'Death to America!' does not mean that's what all Iranians believe. In fact, it's those hardliners who are most comfortable with the status quo. It's those hardliners who are chanting 'Death to America!' who are most opposed to the deal. They are making common cause with the Republican Caucus."
The leftists in training at American University laughed and applauded. But most insiders on Capitol Hill and in the media were astonished by this smear. They shouldn't have been - this is Obama's default position. When in doubt, demonize your opposition.
o Of course not "all Iranians" chant "death to America." But the ones who do chant it happen to run the country.
o The leader of the chant is the Ayatollah Khamenei who will reap the benefits of this deal and have billions of additional dollars to spend on terrorism and killing Americans and Israelis.
o The deal Obama is selling not only lifts sanctions on Iran, it specifically lifts sanctions on the very "hardliners" Obama says don't represent the Iranian people. The Revolutionary Guard Corps, which is the center of Iran's ideological commitment to destroying the U.S. and Israel, will receive billions. Sanctions are also removed on Iran's Cruise Missile Industry Group whose missiles could sink a U.S. aircraft carrier.
Finally, it is worth asking this question. Why does Obama always talk tougher, meaner and more aggressively when he is dealing with his domestic political opposition than when he talks about Iran, whose leaders promise to kill all of us?
US Decline - No Aircraft Carriers In Gulf
Iranian leaders say a new world war is on the horizon. Jihadist groups are spreading turmoil. Anxious Middle East governments are trying to decide who owns the future - the U.S. or Iran. With that backdrop, the U.S. Navy has confirmed that for much of this fall, we will have no aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf in spite of a formal commitment to do so. Why? Overextending the Navy from 2010 to 2013 led to postponed maintenance and repairs. Underfunding of defense is taking its toll too. The next president will inherit a military on the edge of serious problems, but don't worry, transsexuals are now on their way to full rights to wear the uniform.
On John Stewart
Jon Stewart was only the voice of "reason" for those who already shared his liberal outlook. Sites like HuffingtonPost and DailyKos promoted his clips not because they represented exceptional journalism, but because he used humor to attack the enemies of the left. He had just as much of an agenda as any Fox News host, and it was not beyond him to selectively edit footage or tell only half the story for the sake of the cause.
He's a odd entertainer and it was a fairly successful show, but at least be honest about what the program was. Stewart redefined the news into a biased presentation meant to coerce his easily-persuaded audience.