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.