Republican Cowards Can’t Handle the Truth About Terrorism
You’d think with the way Republicans have been begging Muslim extremists to hate America (see Cordoba House, Terry Jones, Sarah Palin lying about a Muslim candidate wanting to kill American children and entirety of Fox News) that they could handle the truth that we are being targeted. However, true to form, the Republicans are showing themselves to be the cowards who incite violence and then run away from the consequences.
Republicans are up in arms over reports from Woodward’s new book on Obama, wherein he reveals that the President said essentially the same thing George W Bush said: America can absorb another attack, we are strong.
Media Matters reports:
The Washington Post reported on September 22 that in Bob Woodward’s new book, Obama’s Wars, Obama is quoted as saying: “We can absorb a terrorist attack. We’ll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever … we absorbed it and we are stronger.”
From his September 11, 2001 Address to the Nation, Bush said: “A great people has been moved to defend a great nation. Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.”
The Right has responded to Woodward’s Obama quote by claiming all kinds of now to-be-expected hopeful yet willfully inaccurate narratives, all of them bad. I know, you’re shocked.
Fox went nuts with their typical propagandist bent. According to Media Matters, on the September 22 edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends, co-host Gretchen Carlson said that Obama’s comment is [[a]] “very interesting … because I’m not sure that any American would want to absorb one little, tiny terrorist attack in any community across this country, because, obviously, that would mean that people would die. So I don’t think that anyone would want to have that opinion about absorbing a terrorist attack.” Carlson added, “Maybe it’s taken out of context. I don’t know.” During the segment, onscreen text stated, “Inviting another 9/11? President: ‘We can absorb a terror attack’”
You have to love Fox’s crawlers, which tell the viewer what they’re supposed to think, while allowing the puppet host to “ask questions” and maintain “deniability” of their partisan attempt to discredit the President. Fahrenheit 451 is here, friends. The big screen is talking to you, sisters and brothers. Just take this pill and you’ll know what to think.
Then, we had on the September 22 edition of Fox & Friends, “Fox News contributor John Bolton called Obama’s comments “outrageous” and stated: “How can an American president say that, as if he’s a detached observer and doesn’t care about Americans dying?” Bolton then said that the comments “ought to prove” that Obama is not qualified to be commander-in-chief.”
I’m sold, how bout you? I know I’d feel better with a war-monger in office who not only incited an attack, but then hid in his plane for the entire day after ignoring intel regarding said attack for months. Gosh, those were the days.
There’s plenty more for the pickin’, but we’ll end with this classic: “In a September 21 Gateway Pundit post, Warner Todd Huston responded to comments by suggesting that Obama is “green with envy that Bush got that big moment” and that Obama wants “a big attack of his own” to “show the world what a great president he could be!””
Like Bush did?
A pause please for gravity.
What they’re really afraid of is the fear of the American people were we to be attacked again, because the fear would drive them into Obama’s arms faster than any ethereal healthcare reform explanation ever could. But knowing this, it makes no sense for them to be clamoring for someone to attack us. It’s almost as if they are bound and determined to get us hit again so they can point their fingers and scream, “See? It happened under your guy too! Neener neener!” I guess they just can’t help themselves, and we should know by now not to expect reasonable behavior from these folks. They’re driven by emotion and fear. It’s all they have.
It’s rather confusing for the Right to be upset about Obama saying we’re strong enough to handle another attack (see, these folks just can’t handle the truth or nuance because clearly the man isn’t saying he wants one), as it exemplifies the sort of American exceptionalism they believe in. But perhaps we had all just best face the fact that the Right can’t handle the truth anymore; when they hear it, they’re going to freak out like scared schoolyard bullies when the Principal shows up.
And certainly with their flag waving obnoxious inciting of the Muslim extremists in the last few months, they should expect an attack. Of course, that assumes they are reasonable, logical people, which clearly they aren’t. Obama’s steady acceptance of the possibility of this fact is just one more thing they think they can jump on to weaken his presidency, but in fact, it does the opposite.
Obama is not a weak man. He didn’t get where he is today by accepting terrorism. If he did, the Republicans would be winning control of the paradigm shift Obama has started, and they’re not. The liberal agenda has come further under Obama than it did under Clinton, and we’re only a year and a half in. We have passed health insurance reform, we had DADT up for debate, Obama signed the Lily Ledbetter Act into being, and most of all, Obama passed a stimulus which benefited the middle class instead of the TARP passed by Bush which bailed out banks and Wall Street. None of these is perfect, nor are they the stopping point; but they are an undeniable paradigm shift to the left.
The Right aren’t going to stop crying and whining at every turn, except for the brief pause when they are waving red flags in demagoguery at the Muslim world, daring them to hit us again if not begging them to. Of course, they were warned repeatedly to cease such behavior from their own hero General Petraeus no less, but his pleas fell on deaf ears.
But what did he expect from a party which resembles unruly child bullies? We all know words don’t work with these folks. Gosh, whatever happened to the hubristic chants of “USA! USA! USA!”? I guess when the fear crack pipe gets low, the Republicans wig out and their true, cowardly nature comes out. They’re all jacked up on hate and fear and nothing short of impeaching the man who was elected in a landslide will do it for them. They needs them some hate crack and they know where to get it. Fox News. Giving the Right their rage crack all day and all night.
They’re going to keep on inciting violence and terrorism and then when it happens, they’ll hide under the covers (just like Bush did, cowardliness seems to be inherent in the modern day Republican Party), and wait for Obama to deal with their mess. Same old story. In the immortal words of their leader, Sarah Palin, might I kindly suggest they get some “cojones”.