Originally posted at American Thinker
Recently, two well-known public figures made massively ludicrous comments, both of which laid bare the amazing inconsistency of how liberals think. The first of the two remarks issued forth from the mouth of President Obama, who, while on a visit to the Pentagon, shared deep thoughts about a battle the world is currently in the process of losing.
Hereâ€™s some of what Mr. Obama had to say:
Ultimately, in order â€¦ to defeat terrorist groups like ISIL and al Qaeda it’s going to also require us to discredit their ideology [and] the twisted thinking that draws vulnerable people into their ranks[.] â€¦ Ideologies are not defeated with guns; theyâ€™re defeated by better ideas [and] a more attractive and more compelling vision.
Obviously, misguided mega-narcissist Barack believes that with â€œheart and mindâ€-altering techniques, the threat from ISIS, whose goal is to bring to pass a 1,300-year-old apocalyptic prophecy, will ultimately be neutralized.
And trust me â€“ no one is going to convince this dude otherwise.
One would think that if the president were working on a generational â€œhearts and mindsâ€ campaign, somewhere along the line he would have had his own â€œheart and mindâ€ changed about at least one of his deeply held yet delusional left-wing beliefs. Instead, unbending Barack is notorious for digging in, doubling down, and being virtually immovable when it comes to having his â€œheart and mindâ€ changed about the nonsensical philosophies he ardently clings to.
And while winning â€œhearts and mindsâ€ is important, Obama is concurrently engaged in conveying messages about the issues he, like ISIS, is religiously devoted to.
Case in point: within the body of his Pentagon speech, after discussing winning â€œhearts and minds,â€ Obama exhibited his usual dogged determination to placate Muslim-American sensibilities. So rather than laying out plans to conquer ISIS, the president made sure to insert a goodly amount of commentary wherein he alluded to right-wing extremism and placed Americans on a par with terrorists.
Then, proving again that Obamaâ€™s â€œtwisted thinkingâ€ will never change, the president made mention of the shooting in Charleston.
By infusing a speech about â€œwinning hearts and mindsâ€ with references to racism and xenophobia in America, and by insisting on sticking his finger into festering wounds rather than winning people over, the guy with the better ideas accomplished the opposite.
Nonetheless, a poised and self-assured Obama undoubtedly feels that he alone possesses the verbal skills necessary to morally convince ISIS that beheading infidels is â€œtwisted thinking.â€ The problem is that the one doing the moralizing seems to have forgotten that he supports the slaughter of 4,000 unborn babies a day, and does so with the same religious fervor as ISIS hacking and burning their way through Syria and Iraq.
In other words, unless the plan is to replace one bad idea with another, how in Godâ€™s name is a â€œtwisted thinkerâ€ like abortion advocate Obama, of all people, going to discredit a perverted line of thought that involves cutting out beating hearts and detaching heads?
Moreover, this is a president whose â€œmore attractive and more compelling visionâ€ includes a virtually open border that gives Muslim extremists easy access to massacre members of the community that he celebrated by lighting up the White House in rainbow colors in honor of gay pride.
And Barack Obama feels heâ€™s qualified to pontificate to ISIS about better ideas?
Never mind the fact that the â€œheart and mindâ€ of Americaâ€™s Grand Progressive Philosopher shall not be moved when it comes to things such as â€œsharing the wealth,â€ climate change, and the â€œfundamental transformationâ€ of America. Not to mention a multitude of lawless endeavors to institute undemocratic initiatives that include the ever-unpopular Obamacare, the forcible diversification of Americaâ€™s suburban neighborhoods, and Obamaâ€™s ongoing attempts to hamstring the First and Second Amendments.
Moreover, whatâ€™s apparent here is that this president doesnâ€™t grasp the concept that by his own rigid adherence to liberal ideology, he proves that changing â€œhearts and mindsâ€ is an approach bound to fail. After all, if a better idea were all that is needed to eradicate toxic belief systems, liberalism would already be long forgotten. But itâ€™s not.
Speaking of the blight of liberal thought, thereâ€™s the other half of the dumb-and-dumber duo of liberal contradiction: Fox News senior correspondent Geraldo Rivera.
Typically, Geraldo Rivera can be found physically assuming a 90-degree angle in gale-force winds or donning riot gear while being lowered by helicopter to interview thugs who assault police officers with bricks.
In addition to being Foxâ€™s man on the scene, Rivera is also notorious for offering the contrarian view to all things conservative. Thatâ€™s what the senior correspondent did in the wake of Kathryn Steinleâ€™s murder when Sean Hannity hosted the grieving parents of three victims also murdered by illegal immigrants.
After hearing that two died in drunk driving accidents and one was shot in the head while sitting at a stoplight, Geraldo, whose â€œheart and mindâ€ position is just as dogmatic as Obamaâ€™s, persisted in defending illegal immigration.
World-class debater Geraldo argued that if we â€œput up a wall 100 miles high people like this murderer in San Francisco will get a 100 mile [and] one foot fence to climb it.â€ Geraldo asserted that determined Mexican criminals would always find a way to circumvent a border wall.
Wait! Doesnâ€™t Geraldo also maintain that gun control would prevent determined criminals from gaining access to guns? Much like â€œheart and mindâ€-winner Barack Obama, Geraldoâ€™s position on a border wall contradicts his argument about guns.
So, notwithstanding Geraldoâ€™s self-negating points of view concerning guns and borders, without a wall to keep criminal cretins out, the determined will just continue to cross the border and, once on the American side, will continue to kill innocent people with illegal guns.
As for the obstinate occupier of the White House, when not busy stirring up trouble inside America, the winner of â€œhearts and mindsâ€ is determined to advance his doomed mission to deter ISIS from crucifying and beheading their way to world domination.