Spokesmen at the White House and State Dept. made things worse for President Barack Obama Tuesday by twisting themselves into deformed pretzels to somehow justify their boss’s remark Monday that the terrorist who attacked a kosher deli in Paris was not targeting Jews.
The president’s remark in an interview with Vox, as reported here, was:
It is entirely legitimate for the American people to be deeply concerned when you’ve got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris.
There was so much mockery of the president’s remark that the most sensible thing would have been for him to say, “I really am sorry for my statement that did not reflect the reality that Islamic terrorists targeted the deli to murder Jews.”
If he had said that simple sentence, he would have earned some Brownie points for admitting he is a human being although he might have lost ground to reach out and engage Al Qaeda.
Instead, he left it to the double talkers at the White House and the State Dept. to fail to rise to the challenge and end up making the president look like he can’t see straight, let alone think straight. They made him look goofy and made themselves eligible for months of physiotherapy to straighten out their contorted tongues, assuming ObamaCare covers the treatment.
Any half-objective journalist cannot escape the fact the “bunch of folks” at the Paris deli were Jewish.
One reporter asked White House Press Secretary John Earnest Tuesday, ” Does the President have any doubt that those terrorists attacked that deli because there would be Jews in that deli?”
Following is Earnest’s answer, which would be hilarious if it weren’t for the fact that four people – Jews – were killed and several others were wounded in the attack:
It is clear from the terrorists and some of the writings that they put out afterwards what their motivation was. The adverb that the President chose was used to indicate that the individuals who were killed in that terrible tragic incident were killed not because of who they were, but because of where they randomly happened to be.
“Random” is the new buzz word now in the Obama administration. The president said the attackers “randomly” shot, and now his spokesman says the victims were “randomly” shopping in the deli. It seems that the victims of the terrorist attack put a blindfold over their eyes and asked someone to guide them to a deli, any deli.
They just “happened” to be Jews who just “happened” to walk into a kosher deli.
The same reporter pressed Earnest with the logical follow-up question, “They weren’t killed because they were in a Jewish deli though, they were in a kosher deli?”
Earnest randomly shot from the hip, or from the mouth, and responded:
These individuals were not targeted by name. This is the point.
Earnest is telling the American people, and the world, that the terrorist did not plot to kill specific Jews and therefore he shot randomly, which is what virtually every terrorist and mass murderer does.
He is saying that when a terrorist goes into a kosher deli, it is supposedly a random choice and the victims were “randomly” chosen without name tags.
The same questioner pointed out to Earnest that the victims were shot because they were Jewish, and asked, “Not by name, but by religion, were they not? Does he [Obama] have any doubt that deli was attacked because it was a kosher deli? It was not any random deli, it was a kosher deli…