“It was like the time FDR went golfing after Pearl Harbor.”
We all fight terrorism in our own way. Obama fights terrorism by freeing terrorists from Gitmo and then going golfing. At least that’s what he tells FOX News.
Obama also defended his actions after several deadly attacks, including playing a round of golf after American James Foley was beheaded and going to a baseball game in Cuba after the Brussels terror bombings last month, for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility.
“In the wake of terrorist attacks, it has been my view consistently that the job of the terrorists, in their minds, is to induce panic, induce fear, get societies to change who they are. And what I’ve tried to communicate is, “You can’t change us. You can kill some of us, but we will hunt you down, and we will get you.
“And in the meantime, just as we did in Boston, after the marathon bombing, we’re going to go to a ballgame. And do all the other things that make our life worthwhile. … That’s the message of resilience. That we don’t panic, that we don’t fear, we will hunt you down and we will get you.”
It was like the time FDR went golfing after Pearl Harbor.
I was never a big fan of the “defy the terrorists by going shopping after 9/11” school of messaging, the original argument for it was that the economy had to stay up and normalcy had to return to a city that had been locked down in parts by a military and militarized police presence.
None of that applies here. Ordinary people should be able to get back to their lives after a terror attack. But leaders are supposed to shoulder responsibility by taking on the important tasks.
When the guy in the White House goes golfing after a terror attack, he isn’t showing resiliency. He’s showing that he doesn’t care.
And indeed Obama doesn’t care. He made it clear to Jeffrey Goldberg that, like much of the left, he believes the terrorism threat is widely overblown. And he repeats a carefully worded variation of that claim here.
But if you’re in the mood for more comedy…
President Obama repeatedly vowed there would be no political influence over the Justice Department’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state — in a wide-ranging interview with “Fox News Sunday” in which he also ardently defended his efforts to defeat the Islamic State and other terror groups amid criticism about his perceived indifference.
“I guarantee that there is no political influence in any investigation conducted by the Justice Department, or the FBI, not just in this case, but in any case,” Obama told “Fox News Sunday.” “Nobody is above the law. How many times do I have to say it?”
Nobody is above the law. Except Obama, Holder, the State Department, the EPA, the DOJ, the VA and the rest of the administration. And yes, that likely still includes Hillary Clinton.