C.J. Burch, a Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit , coins what I will call the Obama doctrine:
“Ah, but those middle class protesters are a threat to politicians’ power. Terrorists are just a threat to their constituents’ lives. See the difference?”
The one has it backasswards. While the President is indifferent to Islamic terrorism, he is deathly afraid of self-proclamied rodeo clowns and ordinary American citizens, from Kathyrn Jean Lopez, National Review :
Mr. Obama, during his private pep talk to Democrats, recognized Mr. Owens election and then posed a question to the other lawmakers. According to Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, who supports the health care bill, the president asked, “Does anybody think that the teabag, anti-government people are going to support them if they bring down health care? All it will do is confuse and dispirit” Democratic voters “and it will encourage the extremists.” (emphasis original)
It is distressing that Obama wants to reach out to Islamic terrorists but lash out at ordinary middle class American citizens, Dana Loesch :
While DHS was busy putting tea parties and anyone who dares fly the official military Gadsen flag on the domestic terrorist watch list, a real terrorist was spouting off online, glorifying suicide bombings and our mission in Iraq. I mean, I’m sure if I drink enough I might be able to understand the perception that a bunch of middle-class people peacefully dissenting with certain Washington policies are way more dangerous than a dude who talked about terrorist stuff on social sites and had gotten authorities’ attention six months ago.
Is the moron in chief too stupid to realize that tea bagger refers to a homosexual, or is it a slander deliberate?