I just have to ask, does the White House talking head, Josh “Not So” Earnest really believe the words he says? Or is this just a real bad case of brain farts? The latest to emanate from the oral orifice of Earnest just has to make you scratch your head. But it’s very apparent that the Obama White House is more comfortable attacking political enemies than the enemy actually killing Americans.
As reported by Real Clear Politics, “It is outrageous,” to claim that the president is “scared” to utter the words “radical Islamic terrorism,” WH spokesman Josh Earnest said on CNN’s ‘New Day’ Tuesday.
“The truth of the matter is, the individuals who spend most of their time talking about radical Islamic terrorism, are individuals like Republicans in the Senate, who would prevent those individuals from being able to buy a gun. And those are individuals who have not actually put forward their own strategy for keeping the country safe,” he said.
“Using the term ‘radical Islamic extremism’ is not a counter-terrorism strategy, it is a political talking point. Plain and simple. And what the president of the United States has done is to put forward a comprehensive strategy to squeeze the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, to inhibit their ability to recruit individuals around the world.”
“The president has implemented a strategy that has increased the pressure on ISIL and has made the country safer. He has not relied on a political talking point as a substitute for a counterterrorism strategy. Republicans in the Senate who like to talk have that luxury… The president does not have that luxury,” he said. “The president is focused on a strategy, you have Republicans in the Senate who are focused on a talking point.”
First of all, let me make one thing clear for Mr. Earnest. It is not the responsibility of the Senate Republicans to put forth a strategy for keeping the nation safe. That is the job of the president of the United States as the chief executive.
Congress develops legislation — uh, not the executive branch. The most important role of the president is commander-in-chief. So where does Earnest come off attacking Senate Republicans for not having a war strategy? And what delusional chucklehead would come out, after the second largest Islamic terror attack on America since 9-11, and state that our country is safer? Are you kidding me?
This is why the progressive socialist left doesn’t want to utter the words Islamic jihadism, Islamic terrorism, or Islamo-fascism. To do so would evidence their abject failure in keeping America safe. Let’s be very clear here; after 9-11, the next three worst Islamic terrorist attacks have occurred on Barack Obama’s watch: Orlando, San Bernardino, and Ft. Hood. We also have nearly 1,000 open Islamic terrorist investigations being conducted by the FBI. Hello, McFly, is there anyone inside that little brain of yours? How could you even consider making such inane comments as you did representing the White House?
Defining the enemy is not a political talking point; it is a matter of strategic military decision-making, plain and simple. As I have stated and will reiterate, we fought against and defeated Nazism, fascism, Japanese imperialism, and communism.
The key to defeating the enemy is to understand their ideology, which gives you a comprehension of their goals and objectives. To obfuscate and deny identifying the enemy just means either you are dismissive or complicit in the actions of the enemy — doggone, perhaps if someone would tell Obama that Islamic jihadists are conservative that would draw his ire.
President Obama and his ilk have deceived themselves into believing that firing off a drone and killing a fella or two here or there is some great strategic victory. It’s reminiscent of President Lyndon Johnson approving bombing targets in Vietnam, the ultimate in micromanagement.
Josh Earnest says President Obama has “put forward a comprehensive strategy to squeeze the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and inhibit their ability to recruit individuals around the world.” That is the biggest crock of cookie dough I’ve heard in quite sometime.
In case you progressive socialists haven’t been paying attention, the Islamic State is still centered in Raqqa in Syria; they still hold Mosul in Iraq. We’ve gone back and forth in Fallujah several times. The Islamic State threatens Kurdistan and they’ve expanded into Libya — you know, that resounding military success of Obama and Hillary Clinton. And inhibited the recruitment of foreign jihadists? So perhaps that’s why the attorney general redacted the 911 transcripts – she just did not want us to know Omar Mateen pledged his allegiance to ISIS.
Ladies and gents, you just cannot make this stuff up, but sadly there’s more.
“WH spokesman Josh Earnest responds to tweets from Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Chris Murphy saying that Senate Republicans “have decided to sell weapons to ISIS.” Earnest says that that characterization is basically correct. People suspected of being terrorists “are able to buy a gun with impunity,” he said. “Because Republicans are protecting the [gun show loophole] at the behest of the NRA. Those are the facts.” “I’ll leave it to Republicans to try to defend that position.”
Ok Mr. Earnest, here is my response, first tell us why you want to free Islamic terrorists captured on the battlefield? Secondly, tell us why you’re allowing CAIR to influence the training materials on Islamic jihadism for the FBI and the DoD?
No one wants Islamic terrorists to have weapons — actually, we want them dead. But since you and President Obama won’t handle it, yep, we need to be armed to protect ourselves, not disarmed by you and your ideologues, and especially by someone like you who works under armed protection.
Omar Mateen should never have been taken off the terrorist list, so why was he Mr. Earnest? Tashfeen Malik should not have been allowed entry into the United States, so why was she Mr. Earnest? Simply put, I have no need to defend the Second Amendment; it is an individual right to law-abiding citizens. What you need to explain is why we have Islamic jihadists on our soil killing our citizens and yet you spew forth idiocy telling us we are safer.
And Mr. Earnest, Josh ol’ boy, if you want a tutorial on how to outline a strategic vision to defeat Islamic jihadism, check out this article written for the Military Review. If there are words too difficult for you to comprehend, feel free to call me. I’m happy to give you and President Obama some study hall time. After all, y’all do have seven months left. I’m here to help because this is my country. However, I’m getting about tired of your obfuscating, denying and lying to us — which I must admit, you do oh so very well.