Well, with that statement, Mr. Obama’s camp went bananas.
Barack Obama’s campaign wants John McCain to denounce Iowa Rep. Steve King’s claims to a local newspaper that terrorists would be “dancing in the streets” if Obama is elected president.
The GOP congressman said he is a McCain supporter, and the Obama campaign is looking for the Arizona senator to give King the same finger wag he gave Cincinnati talk-show host Bill Cunningham when he referred to Obama three times as “Barack Hussein Obama” while introducing McCain.
“These comments have no place in our politics, and we hope Senator McCain will repudiate them like he has previous offensive comments from his supporters,” Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor said in a statement.
Of course when any Democrats have disparaged the President of the United States, there is a “place in our politics” for that. Or when the Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid says “I believe … that this war is lost”, there is a “place in our politics” for that.
Let’s actually think about the premise for Steve King’s statement. Would terrorists, terror groups, and terrorist nations actually be happy if the Democrats won the White House in November? With that, we will go back to some quotes after the Democrats won both houses of Congress in November 2006.
First, from the Al Qaida leader in Iraq at the time:
Will Democrats now help win the war in Iraq? Al Qaeda-in-Iraq’s leader, Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, had this to say, “The victory day has come faster than we expected.”
He continued with his thoughts about the meaning of Democrat’s in power, “Here is the Islamic nation in Iraq victorious against the tyrant. The enemy is incapable of fighting on and has no choice but to run away.” Adding, “The American people have put their feet on the right path by … realizing their president’s betrayal in supporting Israel.” Concluding, “So they voted for something reasonable in the last elections.”
Hmm…well, Al Qaeda seemed happy at the time that the Democrats won. Of course, since then, the United States has slaughtered most of Al Qaeda in Iraq, despite Congress, which is led by the Democrats.
Let’s go over to the Iranians. I would consider them an enemy of the United States and a terrorist nation. They are also huge backers of terror groups all over the world. Namely Hezbollah and Hamas, who routinely kill women and children.
Here is what the “real” leader of Iran said at the time:
Iran’s grand pooh-bah, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, sees great things ahead for Iran’s power—nuclear and otherwise. “Since Washington’s hostile and hawkish policies have always been against the Iranian nation, this defeat is actually an obvious victory for the Iranian nation,” he said. Khamenei then lauded progress in Iran’s long range missile program, but speculated that America was so easy to defeat that such missiles would not be needed. “With the scandalous defeat of America’s policies in Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon and Afghanistan, America’s threats are empty threats on an international scale.” It’ll be just like the good old days of the Carter Administration!
Well, Iran seemed pretty happy at the time of the Democrats win. I’m starting to see a common theme here….
Next, lets go to terrorist country and leader wannabe Hugo Chavez:
Hugo Chavez sees things looking up for the spread of neo-Marxism in the Americas, now that the party of his friend and oily apologist, Rep. Bill Delahunt is back in power. As reported proudly in the Chavista-funded propaganda outlet Venezuela Analysis. The piece began, “In an extensive press conference of over four hours with representatives from the international media, Venezuelan President Chavez welcomed the U.S. Democratic Party’s success in Tuesdays elections.” Chavez declared, “We see [the Democrats’ win] with optimism, not for Venezuela, but for the world.”
Well, with friends like that, I’m surprised that the Democrats haven’t won more. I’m sure Mr. Obama’s win in November would be hailed by these people and more.
So, YES, Mr. Obama, I think terrorists WILL be dancing in the streets if you win in November. God help us all if that happens.