On the heels of the Charlie Hebdo executions, leaders show their solidarity in Paris and Obama is conveniently MIA. Sure he made a few statements but as all the leaders show support, no Obama. Let the criticism and excuses fly.
Pandering to College kids or his political agenda takes priority. How dare they upstage that. After seeing his sinking poll/approvals among youth, he is scrambling to stop the hemorrhaging any way he can. (promising more aid or free tuition)
I’m just guessing that Valerie Jarret made the decision: ‘you don’t have to go to Paris…we’re still working on the SOTU speech. Get those college kids back on board.’ Obama’s legacy is much more important.
Actually, we shouldn’t be surprised, speaking of Arab and Pakistani immigrants in his Audacity of Hope: [p-261]
“I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.“
It’s clear he was referring to Muslims since he was talking about post 9/11 attacks.
And at the UN, Obama said:
“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”
Remember he was saying that after the terrorist attack in Benghazi killing an ambassador and 3 Americans. If he could lecture us then on Islam criticism, what would he have told people at rally in France anyway? — “Buck up?” So maybe he just spared them a lecture on the finer points of Islam.
He carefully added in that UN speech,
“But to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn he hate we see in images of Jesus Christ that are desecrated, or the churches that are destroyed, or the Holocaust that is denied.”
Apparently he is telling us that he has no credibility on the matter. He suggests the offended people and Muslims must also criticize those who slander Christians or, gasp, deny the Holocaust. Of course, we know he just threw that in for an illusion of fairness.
With his penchant for defending Islam — as if it needs another defender — when was the last time he came to the defense of Christians, or Holocaust victims? We’ve seen a genocide across the Middle East by his Muslim victims, and he cannot be moved to reaction to speak up for Christians. Yet he is moved to defend Islam at almost every opportunity.
When has he said “the future does not belong to those who slander Christ?” So the train left the station. At every opportunity, Obama was right there sympathizing with Islam, Muslims. The Audacity of hypocrisy and bias — any synonym for ‘biased’ fits Obama.
Here’s a good chronicle of his Islam bias in 2013 at “Now the end begins.”
Now Kerry calls the criticism “quibbling” and the White House says security logistics were a concern. But if he had gone, his own words could have been used against him anyway. Besides, it is not only his words but his actions that are the problem.
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