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The wimp and the self-deluded





Across the Middle East and beyond, Islamic radicals have come unhinged, storming our embassies, tearing down our colors and killing our servicemen.

Meanwhile in the United States, the president campaigns in Las Vegas and promotes a fundraiser with Jay-Z and Beyonce.

He had a bit to say about the rage against America. It was a “tough day,” he said in his one-and-a-half-minute shoutout at the event, speaking of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other dead Americans.

Obama had more to say about the producer of “Innocence of Muslims,” the ludicrous video posted to YouTube in July that sparked the Islamist rage.

First, his administration rebuked anyone who might have “hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.”
 
Then, his press secretary called for YouTube to review the video, suggesting that the company remove the video from its website.

Later, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ranted on about the “disgusting and reprehensible” video, saying it, “appears to have a deeply cynical purpose: to denigrate a great religion.”

Anyone who has read the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution lately surely will recognize a great error in this administration’s continued condemnation of a private individual’s self expression.

Any rational person might ask why it is that this president cares more about hurting the feelings of Muslim nuts than protecting Americans’ right to free speech.

For that matter, any rational person might ask why this president refuses to say the words “Islamic terrorism,” why he didn’t ensure that our foreign embassies were secure on Sept. 11, why he’s attended only half of his daily intelligence briefings or why he didn’t heed the supposed warnings that some say predicted the violence.
 
Of course, there are no rational people in mainstream media, where the news item of the week has been Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

The talking heads of MSNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, etc., went into panic mode after Romney issued a very presidential and on point statement in response to the violence and the administration’s handling of it.

They fanatically protected Obama by creating the narrative that Romney spoke too strong, too soon, that he “politicized” the attacks.

As MSNBC village idiot Joe Scarborough explained, Romney “didn’t allow” them to address the questions sane people have.

That is the acme of self-delusion.

America is under attack — abroad by freedom-hating Islamic fanatics, at home by a wimpy president and his brainwashed media.

­— arcarlis@indiana.edu

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