Winning 'Hearts and Minds' with Obama and Geraldo
Recently, two well-known public figures made massively ludicrous comments, both of which laid bare the amazing inconsistency of how liberals think. The first of the two remarks issued forth from the mouth of President Obama, who, while on a visit to the Pentagon, shared deep thoughts about a battle the world is currently in the process of losing.
Here’s some of what Mr. Obama had to say:
Ultimately, in order … to defeat terrorist groups like ISIL and al Qaeda it's going to also require us to discredit their ideology [and] the twisted thinking that draws vulnerable people into their ranks[.] … Ideologies are not defeated with guns; they’re defeated by better ideas [and] a more attractive and more compelling vision.
Obviously, misguided mega-narcissist Barack believes that with “heart and mind”-altering techniques, the threat from ISIS, whose goal is to bring to pass a 1,300-year-old apocalyptic prophecy, will ultimately be neutralized.
And trust me – no one is going to convince this dude otherwise.
One would think that if the president were working on a generational “hearts and minds” campaign, somewhere along the line he would have had his own “heart and mind” changed about at least one of his deeply held yet delusional left-wing beliefs. Instead, unbending Barack is notorious for digging in, doubling down, and being virtually immovable when it comes to having his “heart and mind” changed about the nonsensical philosophies he ardently clings to.
And while winning “hearts and minds” is important, Obama is concurrently engaged in conveying messages about the issues he, like ISIS, is religiously devoted to.
Case in point: within the body of his Pentagon speech, after discussing winning “hearts and minds,” Obama exhibited his usual dogged determination to placate Muslim-American sensibilities. So rather than laying out plans to conquer ISIS, the president made sure to insert a goodly amount of commentary wherein he alluded to right-wing extremism and placed Americans on a par with terrorists.
Then, proving again that Obama’s “twisted thinking” will never change, the president made mention of the shooting in Charleston.
By infusing a speech about “winning hearts and minds” with references to racism and xenophobia in America, and by insisting on sticking his finger into festering wounds rather than winning people over, the guy with the better ideas accomplished the opposite.
Nonetheless, a poised and self-assured Obama undoubtedly feels that he alone possesses the verbal skills necessary to morally convince ISIS that beheading infidels is “twisted thinking.” The problem is that the one doing the moralizing seems to have forgotten that he supports the slaughter of 4,000 unborn babies a day, and does so with the same religious fervor as ISIS hacking and burning their way through Syria and Iraq.
In other words, unless the plan is to replace one bad idea with another, how in God’s name is a “twisted thinker” like abortion advocate Obama, of all people, going to discredit a perverted line of thought that involves cutting out beating hearts and detaching heads?
Moreover, this is a president whose “more attractive and more compelling vision” includes a virtually open border that gives Muslim extremists easy access to massacre members of the community that he celebrated by lighting up the White House in rainbow colors in honor of gay pride.
And Barack Obama feels he’s qualified to pontificate to ISIS about better ideas?
Never mind the fact that the “heart and mind” of America’s Grand Progressive Philosopher shall not be moved when it comes to things such as “sharing the wealth,” climate change, and the “fundamental transformation” of America. Not to mention a multitude of lawless endeavors to institute undemocratic initiatives that include the ever-unpopular Obamacare, the forcible diversification of America’s suburban neighborhoods, and Obama’s ongoing attempts to hamstring the First and Second Amendments.
Moreover, what’s apparent here is that this president doesn’t grasp the concept that by his own rigid adherence to liberal ideology, he proves that changing “hearts and minds” is an approach bound to fail. After all, if a better idea were all that is needed to eradicate toxic belief systems, liberalism would already be long forgotten. But it’s not.
Speaking of the blight of liberal thought, there’s the other half of the dumb-and-dumber duo of liberal contradiction: Fox News senior correspondent Geraldo Rivera.
Typically, Geraldo Rivera can be found physically assuming a 90-degree angle in gale-force winds or donning riot gear while being lowered by helicopter to interview thugs who assault police officers with bricks.
In addition to being Fox’s man on the scene, Rivera is also notorious for offering the contrarian view to all things conservative. That’s what the senior correspondent did in the wake of Kathryn Steinle’s murder when Sean Hannity hosted the grieving parents of three victims also murdered by illegal immigrants.
After hearing that two died in drunk driving accidents and one was shot in the head while sitting at a stoplight, Geraldo, whose “heart and mind” position is just as dogmatic as Obama’s, persisted in defending illegal immigration.
World-class debater Geraldo argued that if we “put up a wall 100 miles high people like this murderer in San Francisco will get a 100 mile [and] one foot fence to climb it.” Geraldo asserted that determined Mexican criminals would always find a way to circumvent a border wall.
Wait! Doesn’t Geraldo also maintain that gun control would prevent determined criminals from gaining access to guns? Much like “heart and mind”-winner Barack Obama, Geraldo’s position on a border wall contradicts his argument about guns.
So, notwithstanding Geraldo’s self-negating points of view concerning guns and borders, without a wall to keep criminal cretins out, the determined will just continue to cross the border and, once on the American side, will continue to kill innocent people with illegal guns.
As for the obstinate occupier of the White House, when not busy stirring up trouble inside America, the winner of “hearts and minds” is determined to advance his doomed mission to deter ISIS from crucifying and beheading their way to world domination.
Jeannie hosts a blog at www.jeannie-ology.