Rodney Dangerfield of Jihad

Rodney Dangerfield of JihadISIS is becoming the Rodney Dangerfield of Jihad.

Last week Trump called Obama the founder of ISIS. The next day Hugh Hewitt threw him a life line saying, “I know what you meant. You meant that he created the vacuum, he lost the peace.”

But The Donald doubled down calling Obama the “ISIS MVP” and adding Hillary as “cofounder” for good measure.

Mollie Hemingway in The Federalist points out that Trump has made the same claim for a long time. He did it three times in January and nobody made a big deal of it. Yet this time the media got all literal insisting that Obama did not actually incorporate ISIS.

Joe Biden claimed Republicans would put “y’all in chains”. That has yet to happen. Nobody took it literally.

Trump did say later in the Hewitt interview:

“I mean, with his bad policies, that’s why ISIS came about… If he would have done things properly, you wouldn’t have had ISIS… Therefore, he was the founder of ISIS.”

Still, Politifact gave him a Pants on Fire rating on the ISIS foundation issue.

Rodney Dangerfield of Jihad

Hemingway says the real point is that Americans are fed up with way Republicans and Democrats fight wars “where enemies receive decades of nation building instead of crushing defeats.”

Crowds are cheering Trump’s hard statements about Obama and Clinton’s policies in the Middle East because they are sick and tired of losing men, women, treasure and time with impotent, misguided, aimless efforts there.

She says Buzz Feed’s Andrew Kaczynski got more to the heart of what’s wrong with Donald Trump. He reminds us that Trump himself repeatedly called for  the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

Does that mean ISIS has two daddies?






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