Orlando Legacy: Dems’ Assault on Freedom of Thought

From the always worth reading Caroline Glick:

The most devastating, and at this point clearly premeditated, outcome of Obama's refusal to name the cause of the violence is that he has made it illegitimate to discuss it. He has made it controversial for Americans to talk about Islamic supremacism, extremism, violence and war for world domination.

He has made substantive criticism of his policies tantamount to bigotry. And he has rendered the public debate about the most salient strategic threat to American lives, liberty and national security a partisan issue.

Glick points out Obama has succeeded among Democrats in making honesty on Islamic jihad a forbidden topic.  Only Republicans can think about and say ‘jihad’ or ‘Islamic terrorism.’  (See Pamela Geller on Orlando’s massive intel failure – under Obama, the FBI and Homeland Security are forbidden from naming Islam or jihad, which might explain why they didn’t follow-up on the co-worker and gun shop reports of Mateen as a jihadi risk.) 

Referring to the jihadist attack as "a public health crisis," caused by "gun violence," (Democratic Senator from Connecticut) Blumenthal alleged that fifty people who went dancing in Orlando Saturday night never made it home because Republican Senators oppose Obama's bill to limit gun ownership rights.

This sort of talk, which makes opponents of leftist policies and ideology illegitimate, is arguably Obama's dangerous legacy.

Hat tip: Real Clear Politics

From the always worth reading Caroline Glick:

The most devastating, and at this point clearly premeditated, outcome of Obama's refusal to name the cause of the violence is that he has made it illegitimate to discuss it. He has made it controversial for Americans to talk about Islamic supremacism, extremism, violence and war for world domination.

He has made substantive criticism of his policies tantamount to bigotry. And he has rendered the public debate about the most salient strategic threat to American lives, liberty and national security a partisan issue.

Glick points out Obama has succeeded among Democrats in making honesty on Islamic jihad a forbidden topic.  Only Republicans can think about and say ‘jihad’ or ‘Islamic terrorism.’  (See Pamela Geller on Orlando’s massive intel failure – under Obama, the FBI and Homeland Security are forbidden from naming Islam or jihad, which might explain why they didn’t follow-up on the co-worker and gun shop reports of Mateen as a jihadi risk.) 

Referring to the jihadist attack as "a public health crisis," caused by "gun violence," (Democratic Senator from Connecticut) Blumenthal alleged that fifty people who went dancing in Orlando Saturday night never made it home because Republican Senators oppose Obama's bill to limit gun ownership rights.

This sort of talk, which makes opponents of leftist policies and ideology illegitimate, is arguably Obama's dangerous legacy.

Hat tip: Real Clear Politics