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Thursday, December 03, 2015

Probably just a coincidence, right?

In a rare unguarded moment on the campaign trail back in 2008, Obama made the following statement about small town, Christian Americans:

"... "They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them..."

Although he was referring to a sizable portion of his own [Christian] countrymen when he made that remark, it is puzzling that he has thus far failed to apply a similar criticism to Muslims when they demonstrate exactly the traits he described.  

My heart goes out to the victims and families of yesterday's attack in California.  I can empathize with them because I have been seeing - up close and personal - far too much of what they experienced yesterday.  

But my mind can't help but wonder why U.S. President lost no time using the shooting as an excuse to issue a reflexive call for gun reform... yet remains circumspect about making any mention of the inconvenient (and probably irrelevant!), religion and worldview of the shooters.

I wouldn't hold my breath...

Posted by David Bogner on December 3, 2015 | Permalink

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Sadly, not so puzzling. Not for this president.

Posted by: psachya | Dec 3, 2015 3:33:34 PM

One thing I would change about President Obama that would help folks take him abit more seriously - Race and Religion.

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Posted by: Rami | Dec 4, 2015 12:11:44 AM

It would help if the leaders of both parties would acknowlege that the other side had some valid points and go from there. But Obama is not the compromising sort,and his refusal to face the world,and Islam in particular as it is, breeds contempt and outrage on the other side of the debate.

Posted by: Ed | Dec 5, 2015 6:21:50 PM

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