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Friday, February 6, 2015

Krauthammer: Obama Prayer Breakfast Speech A Combo Of Banal And Repulsive

Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Charles Krauthammer was a guest on Friday evening's Hugh Hewitt Show and the pair discussed the President's speech at the national prayer breakfast where he compared Islamic extremism to centuries old, Christian zealotry. As usual Krauthammer's words were accurate and very stinging calling Obama's words both banal and repulsive:
Hewitt: So Charles, the only way I can make sense of this is the President is preparing to argue to the American people that they should forgive and forget Iranian terrorism since 1979, and that those remarks are just part of a rollout of a plan to put into context normalization with a barbaric regime. Can you otherwise come up with an explanation for that flight of fancy yesterday?

Krauthammer: Well, the reason I would slightly dissent from that is because it gives him too much credit.

Hewitt: (laughing)

Krauthammer: I actually think he was doing it, he’ll trot it out when he does the Iran deal, but the more immediate thing was simply to dismiss the barbarism that we saw with the immolation of the Jordanian pilot, and to make everybody believe that this is really nothing out of the ordinary. I mean, here, and the bad, this is a combination of the banal and the repulsive. The banal is the adolescent who discovers that well, man is fallen, and many religions have abused their faith and used it as a weapon. This is what you discover when you’re 12, or 17, and what you discuss in the Columbia dorm room. He’s now bringing it to the world as a kind of a revelation, and he does it two days after the world is still in shock by the video of the burning alive of the Jordanian pilot as a way of saying hey, what about Joan of Arc? I mean, this is so distasteful. And you know, there’s one thing I didn’t even think about until now. What the hell is he doing bringing India into this? I mean, it’s the first time I’ve heard India drawn into this discussion. Here he is essentially insulting, and it’s because it’s a Hindu country. It’s not Muslim. I mean, he’ll say in the name of Christ. He won’t say in the name of Muhammad and in the name of Allah. He won’t use those words. And then he goes after India, which is probably our strongest, most stable, most remarkable, democratic ally on the planet, considering all the languages and religions that it harbors. It has the second-largest Muslim population on Earth. And yet he goes after it as a way of saying hey, everybody here is at fault. They are not at fault. The Crusades ended 800 years ago. There’s not a big inquisition going on today. Joan of Arc was not yesterday. The Jordanian pilot was two days ago.


Jeff Dunetz said...

"...why is it that the loudest voices condemning Brian Williams never served in combat, were never combat reporters?"

No, Gerry, we aren't combat reporters. We all have other jobs to do. That is why we demand that reporters tell us the truth!

We can't all be all things, so we require that those of us who choose to be cops should be ethical; that those who choose to be surgeons should be educated; that whose who choose to be airline pilots should be sober.

And we need reporters to speak the truth, because they are the ones on the spot doing... what's that word? Oh, yeah: REPORTING!

Williams should be dealt absolute ruin for breaking the number one rule of journalism.

Jeff Dunetz said...

Geraldo is a liberal and maybe illigal

Jeff Dunetz said...

the people in The White Mosque are favoring the progression of Iranian regime because it serves them. They are the same. It is natural for them.

Jeff Dunetz said...

I don't recall who said it (it may have been George Will) that being divorced from reality is a prerequisite for progressives. Obama fits that definition to a T.

Jeff Dunetz said...

Anyone seen Celebrity Apprentice this year? (You can be forgiven if you haven't.) Geraldo didn't do himself any favors with his behavior on the show. Every second he was on screen, I think, people lost more respect for him... and he didn't have an over abundance of it to lose in the first place.

Jeff Dunetz said...


President's comments at the National Prayer Breakfast were ridiculous
UNDERSTATEMENTS. Compared to the ancient Assyrians, ancient
Hebrews, ancient Chinese believers in Tian, Catholics of the Albigensian
Crusade (1209–1255), many European monarchs
during the Protestant Reformation, Mormon conquerors of "New Zion,"
Ottoman Empire (1915-16), Catholic Kingdom of Croatia (1941-45), and the
God's Avatars of the Balkans (1990s), THE PEOPLE OF ISIS ARE A BUNCH OF
SISSY-PANTS when it comes to atrocities and terrorism!! Read GOD'S

Jeff Dunetz said...

Remember when the "Hildabeast" had to run for her life when came under sniper fire? Her media friends hope you won't