It was earlier this week during Tuesday morning press briefing that White House Spokesmoron, Josh Earnest, was heard telling those reporters present, "The president does believe it is important that his successor is somebody who recognizes that our country is safer than it was eight years ago, that we enhanced our standing around the world, that we've strengthened our alliances -- that we have refined and improved and strengthened our homeland security."
And what I found to be most amazing was that he was actually able to make it through the entire statement without breaking out into hysterical laughter. Yes, things certainly do go a little nutty in election years where we elect a president. How else is it that you could explain a press secretary of any administration making such a blatantly idiotic statement and expecting that anyone to actually believe it? Unless of course they were experiencing some personal new blackout.
And then Earnest went on to say, "The American people do face a question about whether or not they want to build on that progress, because there surely is more that can be done to protect the American people." Such an idiotic comment gives a whole new definition to ludicrous. And when you consider that Earnest made his ridiculous comment two days after a Muslim American claimed his deadly attack on an Orlando nightclub was inspired by ISIS, you have to wonder, do they think we’re that stupid?
And then we had another genius, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, also speaking on Tuesday, who said that the FBI has "hundreds, if not thousands" of open investigations" going on, and he said the FBI "routinely" breaks up plots to the homeland. And if that declaration was, somehow, supposed to make us feel safer, it fell way short. Because if that was the intent, it has just the opposite effect. I haven’t felt safe since Barry’s very first day as president.
It was also at Tuesday's White House briefing that a reporter asked Earnest about Barry and Hitlery using similar language to make the same points in their speeches on Tuesday. The reporter asked: "And so, I'm wondering if you can talk at all about if there's coordination on that." Earnest responded, "No...I'm not aware of any advanced coordination or notification that was provided by the White House to the Clinton campaign of the president's comments today."
Ernest went on to say, "That said, I don't think you should be particularly surprised that the president's comments and views on this topic are similar to the views and principles that are articulated by the woman who served as his secretary of state the during his first term in office.” "We often -- you often hear me indicate that the president believes it is important for his successor to build on the progress that our country has made and not scrap it.”
I seems that such an idiotic comment just naturally begs the question, what progress, exactly, is it that’s been made? Because from where I’m standing nothing that that Barry has done over the course of the last seven years could be defined as ‘progress.’ Ernest continued saying, “I often make that argument in the context of our country's success in digging out of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, and it is certainly true in that context."
Ernest said, "It also happens to be true in the context of our homeland security and our national security. The president does believe it is important that his successor is somebody who recognizes that our country is safer than it was eight years ago, that we enhanced our standing around the world, that we've strengthened our alliances -- that we have refined, and improved and strengthened our homeland security." To view America as safer than it was eight years ago you’d have to be a complete moron!
And then it was in Barry’s own remarks, on Tuesday, where he noted, "Since before I was president, I have been clear about how extremist groups have perverted Islam to justify terrorism. As president, I have called on our Muslim friends and allies at home and around the world to work with us to reject this twisted interpretation of one of the world's great religions." So what is this? Naiveté? Ignorance? Complacency? What? What’s he talking about, Muslim friends? There are no such things.
And then it was from Hitlery, speaking just a short time later in Pittsburgh, that we heard: "I have clearly said that we faced terrorist enemies who use a perverted version of Islam to justify slaughtering innocent people. We have to stop them, and we will. So if Donald suggests I won't call this threat what it is, he hasn't been listening. But I will not demonize and declare war on an entire religion." Does anyone still see this as being anything other than a perverse excuse?
Barry on Tuesday said, "There's no magic to the phrase 'radical Islam. It's a political talking point, not a strategy." And then it was Hitlery who we again heard asking her audience, "Is Donald Trump suggesting that there are magic words that, once uttered, will stop terrorists from coming after us? Trump, as usual, is obsessed with name-calling,” she said. “From my perspective, it matters what we do, not just what we say.” Identifying these murdering thugs by their rightful name is not name-calling!
At one point in her speech, Hitlery asked, "Will responsible Republican leaders stand up to their presumptive nominee?” And it was also Barry who similarly asked, “Are we going to start treating all Muslim Americans differently? Are we going to start subjecting them to special surveillance...Do Republican officials actually agree with this?” I’m here to tell you that any Republican official who wants my vote had better agree with it! Members of this murderous cult need to be watched, and closely.
And it was at Tuesday's White House briefing that a second reporter pressed Earnest on the "unlikely coincidence" that both Barry and Hitlery would use such similar phrases. Earnest again responded by saying, "Again, I'm not aware that anyone at the White House gave the Clinton campaign advanced notice of the president's comments. But I'm also not sitting here telling you that it's a coincidence." Okay, if you say so, Josh. It’s all very innocent! And I’m being paranoid if I think something different.
Ernest said, "I think it should be apparent to all of you that President Obama and Secretary Clinton have similar approaches and consider the homeland security of the United States a top priority.” He went on to say, "So I'm not making that case that it's a coincidence. I'm actually making a pretty bold case that they agree that these are principles worth fighting for and articulating and that the use of the word 'radical Islam' is a political talking point." A political talking point?
Do you ever find yourself wondering from what insane asylum Barry finds these morons like Earnest, and Carney before him, who have absolutely no problem with so blatantly lying to the American people? If he, and them, are so delusional as to expect the people in the US to believe this BS, they must think we have all spent the last seven years in seclusion while having access to no other information than the constant, and very leftwing, pabulum peddled by the state-controlled media.
And in all of my 64 years on this planet I must confess that I now feel less safe in this country, especially for my children and grandchildren, than I have ever felt before, by far. Things have now gotten to the point where for the first time in my life, I actually felt the need to purchase a handgun in order to better protect myself and my family. While we don't feel safer, we also refuse to allow ourselves to become victims of those who Barry is far more interested in protecting than those of us born here.