You’ve got to hand it to Sean Hannity for digging up this old Ronald Reagan speech and juxtaposing it with Obama’s weak response to the Iranian uprising:
Via mycoalition on Twitter.
Not only does Obama not openly support the Democracy movement in Iran, he will not condemn the use of brute force to terrorize the protesters.
John McCain cited the violence of this past weekend in a speech on the Senate floor, Monday, especially the murder of Neda by a government sharp shooter….
Not only does Obama not condemn the regime for its violence, he invites its reps to a hot dog party in DC on the 4th of July.
The mind reels.
Obama has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday morning to explain himself:
According to the neverending political momentum game in Washington, Obama needs to re-seize the initiative; hence, Monday’s decision to schedule a Tuesday presidential news conference. Such staged affairs are not only irresistible to the media (CBS will break into normal programming to carry it live), but they suck the oxygen out of any other competing story for the cycle.
Ay- yi-yi….The White House claims Obama’s Cairo speech is the catalyst for the uprising in Iran.
See also Gateway Pundit:
This cartoon is from Iran Press News back in 2008. In the cartoon Ayatollah Khamenei says to Trita Parsi: “Go tell them that human rights the islamic version is better.”
Listening to Obama’s speech right now…he has finally used the “C” word to decry the bloody violence in Iraq. It’s about damn time. Ugh…he mentions his dopey Cairo speech, again…
Why does he keep calling what’s going on over there “a debate”? The beating and killing of protesters is. not. a. debate.
Michelle Malkin says, “Obama-come-lately strikes again”.
And it’s on to his disastrous energy policy. Blech…and now Obamacare…needless to say…the opposite of what he says will be true.
He’s taking questions now…will someone ask him about the wisdom of inviting reps from this unjust regime to a 4th of July hot dog BQ?
Major Garrett: on Obama’s final condemnation, “What took you so long?”
Obama says he’s been totally consistent blablabla…
Garrett asks him about the 4th of July party. Obama gives a total b.s. answer..”We don’t have diplomatic ties to Iran…”(?) It’s up to them to reject the violence or something? Huh? Is the party on or not?
A reporter mentioned McCain’s words from yesterday…
Reminds reporters…”I’m the President of the United States”.
Scariest thing to come out of press conference: He’s not YET working on another stimulus….
See Jonah Goldberg for a total dismantaling of the ‘Cairo speech as catalyst’ argument.