Not sure if you had the patience to sit through President Obama’s condescending attempt yesterday to justify the Iran deal. As Col. West summarized it, President Obama compared those in Iran chanting “Death to America” to those in America who oppose the nuclear agreement with Iran. In other words, if you don’t agree to accept Obama’s acquiescence you are no different from maniacal Islamists.
Well, it seems like we’re not the only ones slightly perturbed by that comparison. Would you believe even MSNBC found it a bit troubling?
MSNBC? Seriously? Maybe there IS hope after all.
As The Blaze reports, MSNBC’s senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing confronted White House press secretary Josh (Not So) Earnest on the air Thursday and refuted his claim about a quote from President Barack Obama in which he argued people in Iran chanting “death to America” have a common cause with Republicans.
When Earnest defended Obama’s assertion that hardliners in Iran and GOP lawmakers are both against the current nuclear deal, Jansing clarified what the president actually said.
“He said, ‘these are folks who are chanting death to America’ — he added that little phrase in there,” Jansing said.
“Well, but that was a different part of it,” Earnest claimed.
The reporter immediately interrupted, “No, it wasn’t — I’ll read you the quote.” Then she did:
“It’s those hardliners chanting ‘death to America’ who have been most opposed to the deal, they’re making common cause with the Republican caucus.”
“It was all one sentence,” Jansing added, hammering her point home.
Yes it was. And no, Mr. Not So, people are NOT feeling more supportive of this Iran deal. As we reported here, the more people learn about the deal, the less they like it – which is precisely why the White House is doing everything possible to keep the details secret.
But we’ll take our little victories wherever we can. When you’ve got MSNBC calling the kettle black (is that racist?), it’s got to be worth a few points.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford, Editor-in-Chief]