Farah: Obama the Greatest Threat to National Security

Joseph Farah is just plain phoning it in these days. His Tuesday column, written in his usual incredibly irritating format of turning every sentence into an entire paragraph (apparently so it looks like he wrote a full column when he didn’t), is his typical hyperbole:

What does a nation do when its highest official represents the biggest security threat it faces?

That’s what America needs to decide – and fast.

Because the Islamic State, or ISIS, is not the nation’s No. 1 security threat.

Neither is the open border between Mexico and the U.S.

Nor is the increase in racial strife and division in America the biggest risk facing the country.

It’s also not a rapidly failing economy that could collapse at a moment’s notice.

Nor is it the breakdown of the rule of law in America.

The No. 1 threat to America’s national security is one man. But it’s not Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS. It’s not Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto. It’s not Al Sharpton or Eric Holder or “Big Mike” Brown or Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson. It’s also not Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen, nor is it House Speaker John Boehner. It’s not Vladimir Putin, and it’s not Bashar Assad. It’s not even North Korean leader Kim Jong-un or China’s leader Xi Jinping.

It’s Barack Hussein Obama.

*yawn* He goes on to complain about Obama’s alleged lack of action in taking on ISIS and his supposedly deliberate importing of the child refugees from Central America, who might of course be terrorists too, and then drops this bit of nonsense:

Ronald Reagan famously said, “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”

It was true then, and it’s true today.

Uh, no. It was an overly simplistic bullshit slogan then and it still is today. Want proof? Look at what you just wrote, which demands that the government take action to stop ISIS and close the borders. You can’t simultaneously say that government is not the solution to our problem while demanding that government solve a problem. Well, you can, but only if you’re either a liar or an idiot.

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  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    Well, you can, but only if you’re either a liar or an idiot.

    Is that an exclusive OR, or can he be both?

  • John Pieret

    You can’t simultaneously say that government is not the solution to our problem while demanding that government solve a problem.

    As ArtK says, you can if you are a liar and an idiot but what it takes most is a bunch logic-impaired people who will pay you for saying it.

  • petemoulton

    I’ll sign up with ArtK; this isn’t a zero-sum game, and I submit that Farah is both a liar and an idiot. But he knows his demographic: namely, people even stupider than he is, if you can imagine that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/den.wilson d.c.wilson

    What bothers isn’t that Farah is a lying idiot or an idiotic liar, it’s that there are millions of Americans who will read this tripe and think that it is that it is the most brilliant, inciteful piece of politican writing since the Federalist Papers.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Obama could be bombing ISIS with Guatamalan children and they’d still be faux outraged about it. Thanks, Obama!

  • dugglebogey

    Why can’t Joseph Farah be a good christian? The Bible says in Romans 13 1-2:

    13 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves

    Those are his rules, why doesn’t he follow them?

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    dugglebogey, everybody knows that that passage in Romans was refering to the Reagan Administration.

  • petemoulton

    Modus @ #5, I have this shiny new internet for you. Where should I send it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/teve.tory Teve Tory

    Just as the NRA leaves off the first part of the 2nd amendment, Farah and company leave off the first part of Reagan’s quote: “‘In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem, government IS the problem.”

  • Chiroptera

    No, no, no. The government you control is the problem. The government I control is the solution.

  • dhall

    #4 – Those millions of Americans who listen to Farah probably have no idea what the Federalist Papers are, much less actually read them, but your point is well taken.

  • http://www.facebook.com/den.wilson d.c.wilson

    I just re-read my lost and saw all the typos I missed the first time around. I wish this site let us edit our posts.

  • busterggi

    He’s no e e cummings.

  • http://composer99.blogspot.ca composer99

    I don’t think you can really say that any single person is the greatest threat to US national security.

    But if I absolutely had to name an individual, I would probably go with Rupert Murdoch.

  • LightningRose

    “Government is the problem. Elect us and we’ll prove it.”

    -Repuglican Party Motto

  • https://www.facebook.com/kalli.procopio Kalli Procopio

    Wait, I thought teh gay was the greatest threat to national security. Or was that Benghazi? Crap, I can’t keep it straight anymore.

  • drizzt

    If there’s a double-headed Internet trophy, Modus earned it, for his #5 and #7 comments :)