December 9, 2015 7:57 pm -


Just how disconnected are Republicans from reality? In his desperation to slam President Obama on Tuesday, former Governor and first-ever Secretary of Der Homeland Security Tom Ridge blamed Obama for the fear of Muslims that has gripped so many Americans. On MTP Daily, Chuck Todd asked Ridge to reassure those Americans, and Ridge literally cited the exact speech in which Obama did that in order to claim that he wishes Obama had done that:

Chuck Todd: What do you say to Mr. and Mrs. America that doesn’t know many people who are Muslim, and only sees the reports? Make them feel better.

Tom Ridge: Chuck, I think that’s a wonderful question. And the person that should have addressed that is the incumbent president of the United States and he had an opportunity to do that a couple of days ago. Remember, this is a president that drew a red line and then ignored it. But I would have encouraged the President, if he had called me about the context of that speech, is draw the red line, and talk about the hundreds of millions of law-abiding, peace-loving Muslims, not only among the 8 million Muslims in this country, but around the world. And on the other side of that line are the radicals, these fundamentalists, extremists who have wrapped themselves in this perverted ideology and interpretation of the Koran. He’s the individual that should have allayed the fears about the good Muslim men and women and children in this country.


For whatever reason, Chuck Todd just let it drift, but in the speech that Ridge was talking about…READ MORE


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.