Who does the president want to hurt?

By Tom Quiner


The president wants to give the Muslims running Egypt a lot of stuff.

It’s expensive stuff.

American taxpayers will foot the bill.

He wants to give them 16 F16 Fighter Jets.

He wants to give them 200 Abrams Tanks.

He wants to give them Armored Personnel Carriers … and Apache Helicopters … and hundreds of millions of dollars of military stuff.

The Obama administration is comfortable giving all of this military weaponry to a country with a leader, President Morsi, who said this about the Jews:

He asked Egyptians to “nurse our children and our grandchildren on hatred.”

He called his Israeli neighbors, who are our best friends in the region,

“the descendants of apes and pigs.”

In other words, like the Nazis, he considers Jews to be subhuman. He says they are bloodsuckers.

And yet the Obama administration wants to make Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood stronger militarily.

It is reasonable to ask if this gift of military might to a nation spouting this kind of hate speech might be harmful to our friends in Israel.

The anti Zionists on the left will quickly push back and derisively claim that we give Israel a lot more. They would be correct.

But have you ever heard a Jew characterize Muslims as “the descendants of apes and pigs?”

Have you ever heard a Jew call for an intergenerational hate campaign against Muslims?

I haven’t.

President Obama might have something in common with President Morsi when it comes to characterizing a group of people as bloodsuckers, but in his case, it’s probably Republicans he’s thinking about.

As the sequester drew near, he blamed the Republicans, those dastardly bloodsuckers, for the coming carnage. He said tens of thousands of teachers would lose their jobs.

He said there would be long, long delays at airports. And that there would be less meat on store shelves. And the number of starving kids and old folks would go up. And so would unemployment.  And illegal immigrants would be released from jail cells and flood our communities with, I’m not sure what, but I guess he thinks illegal immigrants are going to do bad things.

Anyway, all of that is going to happen because of the Republican bloodsuckers.

And yet he’s comfortable giving weapons of destruction to people of questionable character at a time of supposedly big budget cuts at home that are going to hurt a lot of Americans … or so he says.

A secret e-mail slipped out that let the cat out of the bag. The leaked e-mail from a Department of Agriculture field office reveals that we’re being conned:

“However you manage that reduction, you need to make sure you are not contradicting what we said the impact would be.”

Arkansas Congressman, Tom Griffin explained what it means:

“This email confirms what many Americans have suspected: The Obama administration is doing everything they can to make sure their worst predictions come true and to maximize the pain of the sequester cuts for political gain.”

In essence, what the administration is saying, says Griffin, is that …

“… you can’t do anything that is inconsistent with the negative impact that we’ve told everybody these cuts are going to have.”

In other words, the president is okay letting us average working class Americans get hurt for the sake of politics. He won’t sacrifice the needs of the Muslim Brotherhood over in Egypt, but he’s perfectly fine with hurting the Americans who are footing the bills for all these weapons.

Who does the president want to hurt to make a political point?




  1. illero on March 6, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I don’t really think Obama wants to hurt us. We are merely being sacrificed in the name of a higher morality, brought to us through his own superior understanding of economics, history, foreign policy, private enterprise, etc. Some must suffer for the greater good. So, too, with his exaggerations and outright lies. Just as Muslims can state untruths without being labeled as liars, as long as their cause is furthered, Obama feels that his lies are NOT lies, as long as they further his own cause – whatever that cause may be.

    • Karen Quiner on March 6, 2013 at 2:13 pm

      I think you are right on Illero.

  2. Bob Vance on March 6, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Wasn’t Hitler’s justification for attempted genocide on Jews that they murdered Christ, which was a common belief for centuries. Regarding Isreal, they are one of the most fortified countries in the world in a large part because of their ties with the U.S. I think time and again we have shown we have their back.

    As for Obama playing politics, he has been doing tht since day one. The same can be said for the otherside. The losers in both cases are the American people. I think they should go without pay and not be able to go home until a budget is passed, but that seems a pipe dream these days.

    As for giving aid to any country, I think we should be much more selective and much more stingy when it comes to hand-outs, especially considering the state of our economy.

    • Karen Quiner on March 6, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      Hitlers justification for murdering Jews was not really that they murdered Christ. Hitler was no Christian.
      For the record, he persecuted Catholics as well.

      Most Christians do not blame the Jews for murdering Christ. We see the Jews as our ancestors and feel that we are all responsible and that we continue to crucify Him with our sins.

      I can’t be sure I wouldn’t have been one in the crowd screaming “crucify Him.” He turned upside down so much of what the Jews had been taught and held dear. I sympathize.

      • Bob Vance on March 6, 2013 at 3:58 pm

        Whether you agree or not, Hilter considered himself a Christian. As Chancellor, Hitler acknowledged Christian belief as the “unshakeable foundation of the moral and ethical life of our people”.

        At a meeting with Bishop Wilhelm Berning, representative of the German Bishops’ Conference, Hitler declared:
        “I have been attacked because of my handling of the Jewish question. The Catholic Church considered the Jews pestilent for fifteen hundred years, put them in ghettos, etc., because it recognized the Jews for what they were. In the epoch of liberalism the danger was no longer recognized. I am moving back toward the time in which a fifteen-hundred-year-long tradition was implemented. I do not set race over religion, but I recognize the representatives of this race as pestilent for the state and for the Church, and perhaps I am thereby doing Christianity a great service by pushing them out of schools and public functions.”

        “Why, it has been asked repeatedly, did the Pope not utter a solemn denunciation of this crime against the Jews and against humanity? . . . Why, it has been demanded, did he not give a clear moral and spiritual lead to Catholic priests throughout Europe? In June 1941, when the Vichy French government introduced ‘Jewish laws’ closely modeled upon the Nuremberg Laws, the Pope responded to appeals from French bishops by stating that such laws were not in conflict with Catholic teaching. Later efforts by the British, Americans and Poles to persuade the Vatican to publish a specific condemnation of Nazi extermination of the Jews fell on deaf ears. The Pope, came the reply, could only issue a general condemnation of wartime atrocities.” “A strong and openly voiced papal line might have silenced those Catholic bishops throughout Europe who actively and fervently collaborated with their Nazi masters. . .” —Ronnie S. Landou, The Nazi Holocaust, pp. 216-217.

    • Karen Quiner on March 6, 2013 at 4:39 pm

      If you want an answer to the question of why the pope didn’t do more, watch the movie on Netflix “Pope Pius XII” for the answer. You can accept it as truth or not, I happen to accept it as truth. The director and screenwriter drew upon historical documents.

      The fact that bad Christians mistreated Jews cannot be blamed on the Christian faith, but on sinful, misguided, Christians. Or sometimes people who were Christian in name only. There is a difference.

      I had a soldier tell me recently, “Religion is never the real reason for waging war, but is often used as an excuse.”

      Hitler used religion as an excuse, he used Christianity as an excuse. He called himself a Christian, and maybe even went to Church, but he was no Christian.

      • Bob Vance on March 6, 2013 at 5:41 pm

        It seems to come down to the definition of “being a Christian”. Unfortunately, no one can agree on that. Or perhaps that is afterall the secret of Christianity – each person can define it to fit into their own mindset.

    • Karen Quiner on March 6, 2013 at 6:03 pm

      I can call myself a republican, but unless I vote republican, it means nothing.

      I can call myself a Muslim, but unless I believe what it teaches, it is meaningless.

      I can call myself a Christian, but if I don’t live by the law of love, or at least try my best to do so, I am no Christian. Hitler preached hate, lived by hate, promoted hate, and spread hate, with no apparent remorse, and that is simply evil. You can’t do that and be a Christian.

      • Bob Vance on March 6, 2013 at 7:55 pm

        Going back to the original comment, Obama is being accused of siding with Morsi, a muslim who, before coming into power three years ago, referred to Jews as “the descendants of apes and pigs” – a comment that at the time, Obama and the White House officially condemned. Egypt has and will be a key player in the stability of the Middle East. Should we not try to get along with them now? We give aid and/or trade with countries who are known to do evil things to their people.

        If I were to make an attempt to define what it is to be a Christian, I would start with these possibilities:
        Some believe you are a Christian by the Grace of God; you simply believe Jesus died for your sins and was resurrected. Others believe you will be judged by your works. Some think it is a combination. To some, it may be as simple as to treat others as you would want to be treated. There is no one standard definition. If it were a simple answer, we would not have so many religions out there or so many different versions of the Bible.

        Regarding Hitler, if you read the Old Testament, God seems to justify genocide if the cause is right. Look at those who perished in the great flood in Noah’s tale or those who died at Sodom and Gomorrah. Perhaps we could read Hosea 13:16 “The people of Samaria must bear their guilt, because they have rebelled against their God. They will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to the ground, their pregnant women ripped open.”

        If Hitler did indeed believe in the Grace of God and believed his works were inspired by God, then who has the authority to say he was not a Christian. No one at the time told him otherwise. Hitler did do atrocious acts. He would be considered evil in most people’s current modern moral views (there are a few today who deny the holocaust ever occurred and that Hitler wasn’t as bad as people believe). I don’t see how you can arbitrarily claim he wasn’t a Christian without going back and reexamining all the other atrocities read about in the Bible.

    • Karen Quiner on March 6, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      You cannot argue for or against Christianity by looking at the old testament. The old testament pre-figured the new and prophesied the New, but Christ preached a whole new way.

      Christianity is about following the way and the teaching of Jesus, or at least knowing that that is what you should strive for. Christ taught love and forgiveness.

      Of course you can find some nuts who are stockpiling guns and shooting down abortion doctors, or crazies who think that Jesus thinks it is ok to beat gays or kill the Jews, who think they are doing it in the name of Christianity, but that is not following the teaching and way of Jesus.

      Christians disagree on a lot of things, but I doubt if I could find any of our Christian readers to argue this point, no matter where they worship.

      Thanks you for your comments.

  3. Bob Vance on March 6, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Karen – What you write here is what I was taught, and believe it or not, try to live by. I have great respect for those who do the same.

    Too many out there claim to be Christians but in my opinion, fail to follow the basics of what Jesus stood for. I believe if Jesus were around today, he would encourage us to respect and love all our neighbors, even if they don’t reciprocate..

    Thank you for your responses. As always, it is appreciated.