The saddest thing about any Islamic terror attack is the thought of all of those families who had no idea that their worlds were about to be shattered. But the second-saddest thing might be waiting for President Obama’s reaction to the attack. This time around, Obama took five minutes out of watching a baseball game in Cuba to offer his initial thoughts. He then followed that up in Argentina with some pointed comments about Ted Cruz’s suggestion that we have police step up surveillance of Muslim communities.
“The notion of having surveillance of neighborhoods where Muslims are present? I just left a country that engages in that kind of neighborhood surveillance,” Obama said before mentioning that Cruz’s father escaped from Cuba to come to America. “The notion that we would start down that slippery slope makes absolutely no sense. It’s contrary to who we are.”
Oh, this president loves to lecture Americans about who we are and what we believe in. Never mind that he’s proven over and over again that he hasn’t got the faintest idea of what America’s values are. And the ones he does happen to know about, he despises with every fiber of his being. So it’s pretty insulting when he gets up on his high horse and tells us about his ideal version of the United States.
But of course, when it comes to these terrorist attacks, Obama has one mission and one mission only: to make sure that he preserves the good name of Islam.
“We have an extraordinarily successful, patriotic, integrated Muslim-American community,” Obama said. “They do not feel ghettoized. They do not feel isolated. Their children are our children’s friends, going to the same schools. They are our colleagues in workplaces. They are our men and women in uniform, fighting for our freedom. And so, any approach that would single them out or target them for discrimination is not only wrong and un-American, but it also would be counterproductive.”
But Rush Limbaugh brought up a good point. If it’s true that the vast majority of Muslims are vehemently opposed to ISIS and all other forms of radical Islam, wouldn’t they want some help rooting out the bad apples in their communities? They do realize that every attack makes their public image a little bit worse, right? They should be out there proposing these policies, not opposing them! They certainly haven’t been able to do anything about the problem on their own.