Yesterday, President Obama had this to say on the occasion of his signing legislation extending federal hate crime protection to gays:
“After more than a decade of opposition and delay, we’ve passed inclusive hate crimes legislation to help protect our citizens from violence based on what they look like, who they love, how they pray or who they are [.]”
You’d think if the President was sincere about protecting Americans from violent people who want to kill us because of what we look like, how we pray and who we are, he’d stop dithering on Afghanistan, attempting to negotiate with Ahmadinejad and delegitimizing Israel.
Is there any more obvious example of a group wholly dedicated to perpetuating hate against US citizens than radical Islamic terror organizations like al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and Hamas and the corrupt regimes which encourage them like Iran, Saudi Arabia and Syria?
Yet internationally, his every move for the past 10 months has been to coddle those who openly proclaim that we should die because of who we are, what we look like and who we pray to.
A little consistency would be nice, wouldn’t it? Especially if you’re going to include this ‘hate crimes’ legislation in a defense spending bill.
Stay classy, Mr. President.