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We have to get to this Obama press conference. First of all, how classic is it that this man - who holds fewer press conferences than any president in recent memory - just happens to randomly decide to hold on Republican's Super Tuesday and at a time when he knew he would be asked a question about the Rush Limbaugh distraction? I'm sure it's all coincidence, aren't you? Nothing nakedly political there at all. Just a president doing his job. Ahem.
And sure enough, he took a question about why he called Sandra Fluke to offer his support. His answer was exactly what we should expect from this guy, but still annoying to say the least:
"What I can comment on is the fact that all decent folks can agree that the remarks that were made don't have any place in the public discourse. And, you know, the reason I called Ms. Fluke is because I thought about Malia and Sasha, and one of the things I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about, even ones I may not agree with them on. I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way. And I don't want them attacked or called horrible names because they're being good citizens."
Powerful, isn't it? Drag your daughters into the fray...there's a good call. Not that I doubt his sincerity. No one wants to see his daughters speaking their mind in a civil and thoughtful way and be attacked or called horrible names. You know, like "teabagger" or "terrorist." You know, the terms that Barack Obama himself and his Vice President Joe Biden used to describe other people's daughters who were speaking their mind in civil and thoughtful ways.
Again, this is the point. Rush's comment was not okay. It was wrong. That's why he apologized. But as I said right off the bat on Monday, the left doesn't really care about that comment. They aren't worked up about it because it takes about .01 seconds to do a Google search to find quotes of their best and brightest where they say much worse. No, the left - and the president is demonstrating it here - sees this as a vehicle to ride. They can make money off of it, exploit it, use it in their public ad campaign about a Republican War on Women.
That's what this president is good at: community agitating. See, this whole discussion over contraception was taking form as a Democrat war on the church. Remember just a few weeks ago when we were talking about that? As major Protestant denominations were locking arms with the Catholic Church over Obama's violation of the rights of conscience, Harry Reid comes out and says, "we don't want to take on the church, but we stand with the president as Democrats." That's how all this was shaping up. That wasn't a good move politically.
So Mr. Community Organizer snapped into action and found a way to distract and reframe this. It is now being posited as a Republican War on Women. But remember, no Republican is wanting to get rid of contraception. None of them. So this whole thing is phony. It's a way to distract you and me from the president's assault on our rights of conscience. And there are plenty of liberals who are more than happy to stick their heads in the sand because they honestly believe that their rights won't ever be jeopardized. Obama's on their side, after all. This is how statists seize power.
Obama is a terrible president. But he is a fascinatingly effective community agitator, and this outrageously inconsistent and bleeding heart press conference is more proof of it. So many people just lap it up and say, "Yes, yes, Sasha, Malia...think of our children! We must save them from Rush!" You know, while we're on the topic of Sasha and Malia, why not pick someone their age, Mr. President? Why go with a 30 year old political activist posing as an innocent college co-ed?
Why not go with Sarah Crank? She's the 14 year old girl who gave an amazingly mature and civil testimony on behalf of traditional marriage in front of the Maryland legislature. She gets lit up by the homosexual lobby that supports and funds Obama with statements like, "I hope you get raped by your married parents.and die." Isn't that a bit worse than being called a "slut." But Mr. Obama is silent on that type of incivility. Why?
One more time: because this isn't about incivility. This isn't about Rush Limbaugh's comment. It's about distracting people as the march of the liberal fascists rolls on.