Friday, March 13, 2015

The President's Random Comment

Someone named Joel Pollak from Los Angeles recently tweeted:

"Being a Democrat in the Age of Obama requires you to believe cops kill black kids on purpose but radical Islamists kill Jews by accident."

To be more precise, this is an inaccurate characterization of Obama. He never said that Islamists murder Jews by accident. He never even admitted that Islamists murder anyone.

Rather, he made reference to "a bunch of violent vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris."

1) Obama never even acknowledged that they were Islamists at all.

2) He claimed that the "zealot" shot "a bunch of folks." No acknowledgment that he shot Jews.

3) He claimed that the "zealot" shot the folks "randomly." That means indiscriminately and casually. Obama agrees that the "zealot" shot them with intent, not by accident, but purports that he did so without premeditation or any one particular target.

4) Obama described the location as some generic or random deli in Paris. No mention of the fact that it was a kosher supermarket on Friday, the busiest day for Shabbat-observant Jews to shop for Shabbat.

So we can rephrase the tweet as follows:

"Obama wants you to believe cops kill black kids on purpose, but when radical Islamists kill Jews, they aren't necessarily Islamists nor are the victims necessarily Jewish per se. It was just some random zealot who randomly decided to go on a random killing spree of random folks in a random deli."

Or: "Being a supporter of Obama requires you to believe that black kids get killed by white cops, but Jews don't get killed by anyone in particular, certainly not by Islamists."

Read more about Obama's not-so-random remark.

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