Responding to a personal Facebook page post by Lakeland Broadcasting News Director/News Anchor John Cola calling for a ground war against ISIS, Minnesota state representative Tim Miller commented "counting the days when [Obama] can no longer cause destruction to the United States."
Miller's comment appears to be framed around President Obama's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast, which drew criticism from some conservatives.
Here's Cola's status post:
It's time for the world to grow some balls, and launch a ground war against Isis. Wipe them out like the cancer they are. But the US cannot go in there alone, they must be part of an equal force that includes European forces, and Arab forces. Isis says they have trained 4000 people and sent them back to the United States and Europe to launch individual terror attacks. We are at war with Isis, and they must be stomped out. politicians are too afraid to commit to a ground war, but it must be a three-legged stool… US Europe and Arab nations.
Our own President has said they are doing nothing more than what Christians did during the Crusades. While this is untrue and also should have no bearing on decisions made against ISIS today, his statements do block any rational and right decisions by the US. This man finds new ways every day to frustrate and embarrass me as an American. I am counting the days when he can no longer cause destruction to the United States.
Whenever he has a chance to take a stab against whites, the police, Christians or America, he takes it.
Here's a screenshot from Monday night as we created this post:
Miller is repeating criticism by some conservatives of the remarks. though their objections were not universal. Bluestem finds more common ground in Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson's column, At the prayer breakfast, President Obama struck a patronizing tone:
There is no doubt that President Obama’s remarks about Christianity at the National Prayer Breakfast last week were historically accurate. But they were also — let’s face it — glib, facile and patronizing.
I must immediately dissociate myself from the bombastic critics, mostly Republicans, who have accused Obama of grievously insulting Christians by noting that “terrible deeds” have been committed “in the name of Christ.” Obviously, this is true. Anyone who believes otherwise needs to crack a history book.
My objection is that Obama — in drawing parallels between past atrocities perpetrated in the name of Christianity and current ones by terrorists acting in the name of Islam — constructed an all-too-pat narrative that lets everyone off the hook, including himself. The admonition not to “get on our high horse” about jihadist terror as a “unique” phenomenon rings hollow, coming from a leader who routinely sends missile-firing drones to blow suspected militants to bits.
For the record, Obama’s history lesson was also incomplete.
“In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ,” the president said. Indeed, slave owners claimed to find justification for their hideous crimes in the Bible, citing passages in both the Old and New Testaments that appear to authorize slavery and describe how human chattel should be treated.
But it is also true that the abolitionist movement grew out of Christian belief and the Christian church. William Wilberforce, the great British activist who spurred the abolition of slavery throughout the empire — and greatly inspired abolitionists in the United States — was a born-again Christian. Long before the Civil War, the religious and moral argument had been won by the anti-slavery side. Perpetuating the horror was, for slave owners, essentially an economic imperative. . . . .
Read the rest at the Washington Post.
For ourselves, we think that much foolishness could be avoided if we took this guy's advice about how and where to pray.
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