President Obama gave arguably the best speech of his career this afternoon when he held a press conference to speak on the worst mass shooting in American history, which occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning and claimed the lives of 49 members of the LGBT community.
Throughout the speech, it is quite obvious that the president is angry, and for good reason. He has had to address the nation regarding mass shootings far too many times in his two terms in office.
However, It was what President Obama said near the end of his speech that really put the icing on the cake. The President finally called attention to the GOP slogan that he could beat ISIS if he only addressed terrorists as radical Islamists:
“For a while now the main contribution from some of my friends on the other side of the aisle has been to criticize this administration and me for not using the phrase ‘radical Islam.’ That’s the key they tell us. We can’t beat ISIL unless we call them radical Islamists.”
“What exactly would using this language accomplish? What exactly would it change? Would it make ISIL less committed to try and kill Americans? Would it bring in more allies? Is there a military strategy that is served by this? The answer is none of the above. Calling a threat by a different name does not make it go away. This is a political distraction.”
President Obama also acknowledged the fact that “there has not been a single moment in my administration where we have not been able to pursue a strategy because we did not use the label ‘radical Islam.’”
If Republicans had any shame, this is where it would be kicked into overdrive.
One Republican in particular, Donald Trump, should be very embarrassed after the president practically called him out by name when he said that “yapping” on Twitter has never led a politician to victory over ISIS.
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