….in two tweets.
“Let’s be clear: Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.”
Kinda puts the “d” in “delusional,” doesn’t it? Although it also bears the mark of Her Nib’s trademark hamfisted, pandering, rote recitations, like she cut & pasted it from the leftwingnut catchphrase list and shot it out into the cyberether like her pantsuit was on fire.
But as with pretty much everything else Mrs. Clinton has done and said in this campaign, it has the reek of “been there, done that, got the t-shirt” to it. There’s no blasting of Commissar Upside-Down Legs that hasn’t been blasted countless times before over the past quarter-century. She is what she is, we’ve said about it and her what we’ve said, and frankly continuing to whale away, while necessary, is excruciatingly tedious and, by this time, rote recitation in and of itself.
That’s one more thing that makes Donald Trump’s bullshit so much more of a fresh and inviting target:
Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don’t want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart!
First of all, if he didn’t want the congratulations, he wouldn’t bring up how much he basks in that imagined glory from it. Second, and more to the point, he thinks he merits congratulations for making the most basic recognition of established fact: Islamic Fundamentalists are trying to kill us all. Kinda resembles a “degree” from Trump University, doesn’t it? And thirdly, and even more to the point, what has he proposed as countermeasures other than insincere vigilance – the Muslim immigration ban he floated and then hastily retreated from last fall – and “bombing the shit” out of ISIS and “taking their oil,” which just so happens to line right up with the Left’s smear of the War Against Islamic Fundamentalism? The primary campaign pander that he has little remaining interest in pushing in any case, as evinced by his followup tweet that “many, many Muslims are wonderful people”….until they’re not. Which is kind of the point of the vigilance he purports to tout.
But as a practical matter, while keeping out any more Muzzies, wise as that would be, is certainly a prudent step – or would be if Trump actually meant it – there is the matter of what to do with the ones already here, which a Muslim immigration ban does not address and would not have prevented the jihadist assault in Orlando yesterday morning. What are the coiffed crusader’s “bold, brash, tell it like it is” big ideas on reining in the jihadists already in our midst? Is he holding them back until more pats on the back are forthcoming, because his thinking on this topic is as mile-wide and inch-deep as it is on every other, or because he’s actually as Islamophilic as pretty much every other New York liberal?
Trump wanted to be GOP presidential nominee; this is the kind of seriousness and gravitas that designation, as well as his overhyped reputation, requires.
To quote Loki….