Post-San Bernardino Politics: Devolutionary Republicans, A Carterizing Obama, Presidential Hillary, and the Inevitability of Trumpism
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The week since the bloody terrorist attack on a San Bernardino holiday party hasn't gone well for American politics. It's mostly been a disconcerting combination of the uncertain and the shrill, the latter crossing the line into outright fascism.
President Barack Obama, though faster than in the past at recognizing jihadism when he sees it, wasted an Oval Office address on a refried beans mess of platitudes I forgot as soon as I heard it. If he had so little to say, I don't know why he bothered. At least he didn't take months to recognize jihadist terrorism, as he did when the obviously radicalized U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan -- lest we forget, the delicious irony, a psychiatrist -- gunned down 45 people, killing 13 and wounding 32 others, at Fort Hood in 2009. The San Bernardino attackers gunned down 35 people, killing 14.
The Republicans who would replace Obama?
Well, that is the shrill. They mostly acted like it is World War III. Or maybe they just want World War III.
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