Republican Strategist’s Assertion About Radical Islam Is Literally Jaw-Dropping
This is the same kind of stupidity that lets Republicans forget that 9/11 happened on George W. Bush’s watch, or that leads people to think that Donald Trump was some sort of Karnac for “predicting” 9/11. Republican strategist Katie Packer literally made Chris Hayes’ jaw drop when he asserted that Americans have a more heightened “realization” about radical Islam than they did following the attacks of 9/11:
Packer: Well, I don’t know that we were in the — that we had the same realization back then that we have today. certainly —
Hayes: After 9/11?!?!?
Packer: Well, you know, after 9/11 it was not necessarily a sense that this was a global thing that was happening on every street corner.
Hayes: Katie, after — you’re saying this is a — that we have a better realization of international jihad now than after 9/11?
Packer: Absolutely. A realization 15 years later after we’ve seen people get shot in movie theaters and on street corners —
Hayes: As opposed to 3,000 Americans murdered?
Packer: I’m not talking about the number. In everyday life. I’m talking about the instances we didn’t have people ten years ago flying planes into every cafe on every corner. Two weeks ago we had people just sitting enjoying coffee at a cafe in Paris and having guns pulled out on them. So it does bring it a little bit closer to home.
Whaaaa??? This is so staggeringly dumb on so many levels, I hardly know where to begin, but how about with the fact that…READ MORE