With the Obama administration’s controversial “extremism” summit now over, critics from across the political spectrum are outraged. Muslims and Islamic organizations are crying foul because, they say, the gathering focused too much on jihad and Islamic extremism. Anti-jihad groups are outraged because the summit supposedly did not focus enough on Islamic extremism — even to the point of avoiding the term entirely — and because a Muslim Brotherhood-linked figure was selected as Obama’s new “extremism” propaganda czar. Christians were outraged, too, partly because of the half-baked comments by embattled State Department spokesperson Marie “jobs-for-jihadists” Harf. After being mercilessly ridiculed for suggesting ISIS members needed jobs, Harf claimed that imaginary “Christian extremists” were also a serious threat.
In the end, though, few media reports or analysts focused on the fact that Obama’s extremism summit ended up promoting all sorts of anti-Constitution and Big Government extremism — much of it to be waged at the international level, too, under the guise of fighting extremism.
"You're entitled to your own opinions, but you're not entitled to your own facts," said liberal icon Daniel Patrick Moynihan. The media should remember this when reporting on Rudy Giuliani's statement that Barack Obama has been influenced by communists.
Even as the Fed is churning out new money by the hundreds of billions and making secretive deals with other central banks, local bankers are joining together to fight Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s “Audit the Fed” legislation.
Senator Lindsey Graham said if Republicans de-fund the Department of Homeland Security it would be the “worst thing to do” and would only “add gasoline to the fire.”