In the wake of the Orlando massacre Trump kicked up some dust Tuesday when he told a crowd in North Carolina: "We have to be so tough. We have to be so strong. We have to be so vigilant. We can’t be led by weak, ineffective people." He was referring to Obama and Hillary Clinton who have been so unable to protect Americans over the past eight years.
Trump went further by demanding that Hillary Clinton return the $25 million the Clinton Foundation has taken from countries which Trump points out "Saudi Arabia and many of the countries that gave vast amounts of money to the Clinton Foundation want women as slaves and to kill gays." Trump added: "We want to live in a country where gay and lesbian Americans and all Americans are safe from radical Islam.... Hillary Clinton talks about women and she talks about how she's going to do -- she plays the women card more than any human being I've ever seen in my life."
Obama responded in his usual thin skinned manner launching his usual straw men arguments and trying to convince those who heard his remarks that we are winning the fight against ISIS. NY Post columnist Michael Goodwin observed:
His cause is himself, always and only, and his greatly diminished historic presidency looks especially insignificant next to the bloodshed in Orlando. The iconic redeemer who promised hope and change never seemed so small and hopeless. America saw Barack Obama at low tide yesterday, revealed as brimming with fury and bankrupt of ideas and even sympathy for the dead. The man who had an answer for everything and a solution to nothing is now also out of excuses.Trump's reaction: "Obama "was more angry at me than he was at the shooter" in the Orlando terrorist attack."
Obama's happy talk about fighting ISIS is wearing thin. He's claimed success often as the death toll rises. Eight years now and we've lived through the Fort Hood shooting, Chattanooga killing, Boston Marathon bombing, San Bernadino massacre and now Orlando.
Obama continues to cite "homegrown extremists" as the source of this evil. There is nothing "homegrown" about the virulent radical Islamic ideology that is driving these monsters to kill. It comes straight out of the Middle East where the cancer continues to grow. Meanwhile you have an administration that continues to believe right wing extremists pose the same threat as ISIS. If the President and some top aides are that deluded it's no wonder these ISIS attacks continue to spread.
CIA Chief Contradicts Obama
Not all the players in the Obama Administration have swallowed the politically correct Kool Aid. CIA Director John Brennan testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday and said:
"Unfortunately, despite all our progress against ISIL on the battlefield and in the financial realm, our efforts have not reduced the group's terrorism capability and global reach,” Brennan testified. “The group's foreign branches and global networks can help preserve its capacity for terrorism regardless of events in Iraq and Syria. In fact, as the pressure mounts on ISIL, we judge that it will intensify its global terror campaign to maintain its dominance of the global terrorism agenda.”With the death toll from ISIS and Islamic related terror rising it's impossible to credit Obama with much success in this effort. But then, he and his Administration remain in denial about who and what the enemy actually is. They persist in forcing security agencies to desist from examining any link between radical Islam and terror. This delusion is carried to such an extreme that the government did not even examine the clear signs on social media that indicated a threat from the San Bernadino killers.
We may find in the days ahead that more signs of radicalism from the Orlando shooter were ignored because of the politically correct attitudes so prevalent in the Obama Administration. More bloodshed will surely be the result of this willful blindness!
Meanwhile, Obama is admitting hundreds of refugees from Syria despite the warning of officialis like CIA's Brennan that terrorists would exploit the opportunity. Little chance any of them will be asked about radical ties. That wouldn't be politically correct!