The day before Thanksgiving, President Obama assured Americans all was well and he knew “of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland” based “on the latest information I just received in the Situation Room.”
A week later, in San Bernardino, California, America experienced the most serious terrorist attack on American soil since September 11, 2001. Yet, during his Oval Office speech December 6, President Obama appeared more upset about his unattained ideological dream of gun control than what happened in San Bernardino.
Those watching his speech in the room I was in corporately exhaled a sigh of relief that President Obama finally joined the FBI and the majority of Americans to call the attack for what it was, an act of terrorism. What a low bar we’ve set that we are overjoyed that our president just called a terrorist attack a terrorist attack.
During his speech, President Obama seemed to spend too much time talking about potential discrimination against Muslims, echoing his Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, who earlier in the week threatened legal action against Americans participating in whatever the Obama administration’s definition is of hate speech. To heck with the First Amendment apparently. During aSunday news show, Lynch also cautioned Americans against jumping to any conclusions regarding the shooters regarding their motives or ties to ISIS, despite evidence showing it was at least an ISIS-inspired attack.