All Conservatives Heard From Obama Speech Was That ISIS ‘Is Not Islamic’
On Wednesday night, President Obama gave a televised primetime address on his strategy to “degrade and destroy” the terrorist army ISIS that clocked in at almost 2,000 words, but to hear conservatives tell it, the speech actually only lasted about five seconds. While the rest of America heard the President reveal a four-part strategy to fight the group in Iraq and Syria, all most conservatives heard was this one line:
ISIL is not “Islamic.”[su_center_ad]
That bit of wise cultural diplomacy (and undeniable truth, since ISIS kills many more Muslims than anyone else) sent the conservative internet into a berserk rage at Obama’s refusal to label all Muslims murderers. Conservative hatred and indifference to facts converged most elegantly on derp clearinghouse Twitchy.com, which ran the following headline:
Wait, what? “Reportedly?” What, did he whisper it to Ted Cruz in the next stall of the Senate washroom?
No, as it turns out, Senator Paul made his comments right on the TV, and rather than actually watch TV, Twitchy aggregated a bunch of apoplectic tweets, and added “Twitchy has not yet confirmed that Paul made the comments attributed to him above.”
Yeah, if only there were some method by which you could verify what people say on TV.
They added the video this morning, which does, indeed, feature Rand Paul demonstrating his greatest political liability…READ MORE