We’ve all been there before. We’ve all refused to deal with a reality at some point in our lives and conveniently taken the distraction exit.
We are watching something like that after the Orlando shooting. Let’s check out some of the things that we’ve been hearing about the terrorist attack in Orlando.
First, we hear that he was not directed specifically by ISIS. However, he carried out a mission that made ISIS very happy. So do we need to find a letter from ISIS welcoming the terrorist to the club? Do we have to find a membership number along with car rental or cell phone benefits? Are we this silly?
Second, we have the usual shift to gun control.
Third, we see the failure to connect the dots or the PC attitude that is leashing our law enforcement agencies, as Bill Gertz wrote:
Security analysts said the attack exposed failures of the administration’s counterterrorism policies that were designed to separate Islam from the jihadist terrorism that continues to spread from the Middle East to Europe and now the United States.
What FBI agent wants to be disciplined for believing that the Muslim young man in front of him may commit a terrorist attack?
So what’s going on? I think that many in the left don’t want to look at the window and see the mess that eight years of Obama have left.
Obama promised to end wars. He has not. In fact, his premature withdrawal from Iraq created the vacuum that gave ISIS a second chance. Would ISIS be running the region if 10,000 U.S. troops had been stationed in Iraq after 2011? The answer is no. They would have quickly run into a very powerful U.S. force with F-16s dropping bombs. I hope that Mr. Trump brings this up in his attack of the Obama-Clinton foreign policy!
Second, would any of Obama’s gun laws have changed a thing? The answer is no. We are dealing here with a man on a mission. In other words, he would have found an alternative weapon, such as creating a fertilizer or pipe bomb that would have exploded outside the disco. Gun laws do not stop terrorists!
Third, Obama was supposed to be the “great communicator” or the man who would bring us together. In fact, he has not. He misunderstood that his 53-46% victory was some sort of a landslide or a call to change the country. It was not.
Fourth, electing our first black president was supposed to end racial tensions. In fact, it has not. We are now more racially divided, in large part because people like Obama call you a racist if you want to talk about black on black crime, the failure of public schools in black districts, or an honest discussion of the devastation of the black family.