WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2015 – When in 2013 House Republicans threatened a government shutdown unless funding for Obamacare was stripped from the budget, White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer told CNN, “We are for cutting spending. We are for reforming out tax codes, reforming out entitlements. What we are not for is negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest.”
Vice President Joe Biden agreed with Democratic Representative Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania, who said tea party House Republicans were a “small group of terrorists [that] have made it impossible to spend any money.”
More recently, while speaking at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said, “Extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups. We expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world. But it’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be president of the United States.”
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For his part, President Obama defended his disastrous nuclear deal with Iran by comparing Republican opponents to the globe’s chief exporter of international terrorism: Iran’s “Revolutionary Guard, the Quads Force” and its governing Islamic “hardliners who are implacably opposed to any cooperation with the international community.”
The message is clear: Any and all opposition to the authoritarian whims of Democratic Party minions – like policies that underwrite Planned Parenthood’s dismemberment of the innocent, embolden the Islamic State and help Iran to secure nuclear weapons – are equivalent to perpetrators of Islamic terror when weighed on a dysfunctional scale of evil.
And members of the media have been no better. New York Times columnist Joe Nocera said that “tea party Republicans have waged jihad on the American people” and should “put aside their suicide vests.”
And when 47 Senate Republicans sent an open letter to Iran’s ruling mullahs, informing them that any nuclear agreement with the Obama administration required Senate approval under the U.S. Constitution, the New York Daily News ran a large, one-word, “Second Coming” headline, “TRAITORS.”
All the above is prologue to the latest Donald Trump “controversy.”
“Let’s do question and answer,” Trump told an enthusiastic crowd in New Hampshire last Wednesday. “And you can make them vicious, vile and horrible questions, even though you’re sorta, probably on live television.”
It was Trump’s way of saying, “We’re all free Americans here. Speak your mind.”
A man stood and said, “The big problem in this country, it’s called Muslims. We know our current president is one. We know he’s not even an American. Birth certificate, man!”
Needless to say, the Democrats and their media courtesans were horrified.
The old Vermont socialist and Democratic candidate for president, Bernie Sanders, fumed via Twitter, “Trump must apologize to the president and the American people for continuing the lie that the president is not an American and not a Christian. This nonsense has got to end.”
Some Republicans, those indistinguishable from Democrats, like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, told NBC’s “Today” that he would have “corrected him (the New Hampshire man). I’d say that the president’s a Christian and he was born in this country. Those two things are self-evident.”
National Review magazine’s ever-so-proper Englishman, Charles C. W. Cooke, wrote, “It was only a matter of time before Donald Trump had a moment with a genuinely crazy person.”
Funny how even the conservative press is blind to the left’s trademark crazy. The one that brands legitimate concerns over America’s unsustainable spending and debt and Obama’s insanely trusting nuclear deal with Islamic thugs “terrorism.”
A post on the leftist website Daily Kos noted, “If Donald Trump remains silent when his fan calls the President a Muslim (and acts like that is a bad thing) and foreign born, we can conclude that silence means approval and assess Mr. Trump accordingly.”
It’s understandable that simple Americans view the left’s otherness and totalitarian nature as hostile. That they see the movement’s titular, wrong-headed leader, Barack Hussein Obama, as a foreign-born menace threatening their safety and economic well being.
So, it’s not that far a stretch to view the intractable defenders of the left’s authoritarian faith to that of overseas cretins that shout, “Death to America.”
In his book “Rules for Radicals,” author and leftist community organizer Saul Alinsky wrote, “Pick a target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it… It should be borne in mind that the target is always trying to shift responsibility to get out of being the target. There is a constant squirming and moving and strategy – purposeful, and malicious at times, other times just for straight self-survival – on the part of the designated target. The forces for change must keep this in mind and pin that target down securely.”
While appearing on the “Tonight Show,” Trump told Jimmy Fallon, “I think apologizing is a great thing, but you have to be wrong. I will absolutely apologize, sometime in the hopefully distant future, if I’m ever wrong.”
I hope he never does and continues to polarize and “pin” the tail on the leftist donkey’s overly sensitive rump.