What a couple of weeks! With so much going on, the time seems ripe for another “Fuzzy Shorts” post, so here goes . . .
What Upsets Leftists About “Obama’s a Muslim”?
Everyone’s trying to pile onto Trump for not defending Obama’s religion . . . including Hillary Clinton who started the whole thing in the first place. What I can’t understand is why the progressives–left and right–are so outraged.
You’d think they believe that being a Muslim is a bad thing or that Islam is an undesirable religion to which one should denounce any connection. Why is the left, who despises Christianity to the point of removing God from the Democrat platform, so insistent that Obama is a Christian? So insistent, in fact, that they are demanding that every GOP candidate agree that he is, in fact, not just a Christian but definitely not a Muslim?
What happened to tolerance? Wouldn’t his being a Muslim (if he is, which I doubt, though there is food for thought on that) be a wonderful banner under which they can march in robotic lockstep? The first black president is also the first Muslim president! It’s a twofer you’d think they’d embrace. But no, the very idea is anathema to them. Who’s the real Islamophobe in this?
Ben Carson, the Islamophobe . . . and Christianophobe
Meanwhile, Ben Carson is under fire for his comment that an American president should not be a Muslim. This seems eminently reasonable to me given the nature of the American republic in which the power (supposedly) rests with the people and the nature of Islam in which the power purportedly rests with Allah but actually rests with Imams. The two just don’t mesh. That’s not bigotry, it’s just simple fact.
A fact that prominent Islamists have acknowledged repeatedly.
Carson has now come out and stated that he wouldn’t support a Christian theocracy in America, either. And he’s right on that, too. For the same reasons.
Rick Perry and Scott Walker Out of 2016 Race
I can’t stand Rick Perry, so I was happy to seem him exit the race as early as he did. He’s an awful candidate, and worse, while he has some conservative ideas, he’s basically a “compassionate conservative” (i.e. a progressive). The thing that made him anathema to me was his Islamic curriculum in Texas public schools, but there were other things that he did that I, as a Constitutional conservative, didn’t like one bit. It’s all moot now, anyway, because he’s no longer governor of Texas, and he’s never going to be president. Yay!
Scott Walker was a bit of a surprise, however. I expected his candidacy to be stronger than it was, but he made so many mistakes, was so uninspiring (lacked that fire in the belly we like to see in a presidential candidate), and just didn’t have enough (any?) knowledge about foreign (or, for that matter, domestic) issues.
He’s going back to Wisconsin to be a great governor, but he may be back on the national stage if he can take some time from combating unions and running his state to bone up on the myriad issues that a president must have done pat . . . or at least have heard about.
Who Thinks of Christians as “Crusaders”?: Obama . . . and ISIS
Jeb Bush and the Second Amendment
Did he say that the right to bear arms is a “states rights” issue?
Seems so. Or maybe not. He just seems clueless about foundational principles, and that, to me, is the real problem. That and the fact that he’s running on his somewhat conservative record as Florida governor . . . a record he effectively denounced in 2012 when he stated that he “used to be a conservative.”