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Paul Ryan & the Muslim Brotherhood My Week Comes Full Circle! [Andrew McCarthy]
National Review ^ | 8/11/2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy

Posted on 08/12/2012 5:29:28 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross

I’m glad Mitt picked Paul Ryan. Of the finalists who’ve been floated in the last few weeks, he is the best choice. I like him, although as I’ve said before, he’s not quite the Captain Courageous some on our side portray him to be. But he is more serious about dealing with our financial catastrophe than most of the Beltway GOP. As Mark’s never-to-be-missed weekend column illustrates today, that’s not exactly not a high bar, but hey, that’s the hand we’re dealt. Bottom line: I feel better about Romney because he made this choice, and I imagine most other conservatives will, too.

The pick also made me chuckle a bit because of the week I’ve had speechifying over the Muslim Brotherhood’s influence on our government. A little over a year ago, I wrote a column about President Obama’s speechifying. In particular, I was contrasting the difference between the way he treated the guests he famously took pains to invite to two of his speeches: Paul Ryan and the Muslim Brotherhood. It started out something like this:

There is always great intrigue in Barack Obama’s speeches. Not much heft, mind you, but substance is not the point. In this Chicago-style presidency, what is said is often less telling than who is invited to hear what is said. That’s where you find out who is in and who is out.

Count Rep. Paul Ryan among the outs. The GOP budget guru got a coveted invitation to hear the president outline his new vision for escaping the economic catastrophe wrought by his current vision. The speech was much anticipated, because it was Ryan’s own ambitious plan to slash trillions in spending that roused Obama from his customary crouch in the tall grass.

Ryan was reeled in by the suggestion that the invitation was an olive branch, a White House concession that he had grappled responsibly with a monstrous problem and that a gracious, cooperative presidential response was in order. But it was a setup. The Chicago mob strategically seated Ryan a few paces from the lectern, whence the don went Al Capone on him. The congressman was made into a prop, Exhibit A in a presidential tirade that mocked his plan and his party as scourges of the elderly, the destitute, and the chronically ill.

It wasn’t that way in Cairo in June 2009. That was when al-Azhar University — the font of Sunni theology and training ground for the virulently anti-American clerics who green-light jihadist terror — sponsored Obama’s eagerly awaited oration on U.S. relations with the Muslim world. As usual, the speech was specious: a whitewash of the legacy of Islamic savagery, the expurgation of violent injunctions from Islamic scripture, historical ignorance of the Jewish claim to Israel, and even the adoption of “resistance” as the euphemism for Palestinian terrorism — a touch that must have brought a smile to the faces of Hamas and the president’s pal Rashid Khalidi, the former PLO mouthpiece turned Columbia professor.

More interesting than the speech, though, was the guest list. The Obama administration made a point of inviting prominent members of the Muslim Brotherhood. And they didn’t get the Paul Ryan treatment. This really was an olive branch, more like the Corleones having the Tartaglias over for a sit-down. The ramifications rumbled through both Egypt and the United States.

A lot of things have changed in the 14 months that have followed. But one thing hasn’t: the difference in Obama’s tone when he growls over the GOP and swoons over the Brothers. Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood luminary just elected Egypt’s new president, has been honored with an invitation to visit Washington in September. Obviously, Representative Ryan will also be a pretty hot conversation topic around that time. Anyone want to bet me on which one the Obama White House will laud as America’s friend, and which one it will rebuke as an existential threat?


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mccarthy; muslimbrotherhood; ordodraconis; ryan
Andrew McCarthy provides another clear difference between a Romney presidency and that of the muslim-loving marxist Occupier_WH. And this one is global and far-reaching, going so far beyond the petty squabbles of domestic politics over a frustrating GOPe. This is a life and death struggle over a free world beating back the real threat of the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic extremists.

Yea, having Mitt at the top of the ticket sucks, but Romney/Ryan is light years preferable to another 4 years of a muslim-loving marxist ... and our way of life could depend on it.

1 posted on 08/12/2012 5:29:42 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross
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To: Servant of the Cross

Well said.


2 posted on 08/12/2012 5:34:53 AM PDT by agere_contra (Vote ABO. Don't choose the Greater Evil and then boast about how principled you are)
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To: Servant of the Cross

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeTfVanmy3o


3 posted on 08/12/2012 5:35:49 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: agere_contra

Thank you. Love your tagline. I’m sure that’s made you plenty of FRiends. /s


4 posted on 08/12/2012 5:46:17 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

I watched it, have no idea of it’s relevance to this thread and I don’t wish to know either. That is completely wacko!


5 posted on 08/12/2012 5:53:06 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

You have no idea what Kosovo has to do with Orthodox Christian knights fighting against the invasion of Muslim Ottoman Turks?


6 posted on 08/12/2012 5:59:44 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

No, I have no idea that there are people who believe in dragons and dragons spawning offspring with humans. Srsly?!


7 posted on 08/12/2012 6:02:27 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

You are an idiot...

The Orthodox Christian order was all about fighting the Muslim invasion of Europe.


8 posted on 08/12/2012 6:07:37 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood
Thank you Sir Francis. May I have another?

I agree that the Orthodox Christian Order was all about fighting the Muslim invasion of Europe. In fact, since Abraham, the Judeo/Christian world has been fighting back the Muslim invasion/jihad against the world (which is related to the thread).

Okay, genius. Please enlighen me about the dragons?

9 posted on 08/12/2012 6:14:22 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross; Jim Robinson; Colofornian; BlackElk; StarFan; ELS; Yehuda

I still cannot vote for the man who gave us gay marriage

Ryan or not

I am a lot more afraid of what God thinks than what people on the internet think

Since 1994, I have held my nose for the GOP vote because the choice was clear: lesser evil.

Not this time. BOTH are evil. Evil to the core.


10 posted on 08/12/2012 6:18:54 AM PDT by RaceBannon (I wont vote for a gay marriage marxist gun grabber, or vote for Obama, either)
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To: RaceBannon
I appreciate your opinion and merely wished to express mine.

What's with the ping list though? I thought that a huge issue with the 'No Romney, No Way' crowd was a great offense at having others pressure you how to vote? Kinda like what you have just inflicted upon me.

11 posted on 08/12/2012 6:31:57 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

If you can see the bigger historical picture and yet insist on nitpicking and geting caught up in the details of the example, you are destined for defeat because while you are busy with that, the enemy is attacking...


12 posted on 08/12/2012 8:05:22 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: RaceBannon

Yeah, well both may be evil, but one will eventually prove deadly to this country. So which serpent would you prefer to find in your bed a garter snake or a cobra?


13 posted on 08/12/2012 8:29:26 AM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: Servant of the Cross
They want to extinguish small grass-fires of rational thinking before they burn out of control.
14 posted on 08/12/2012 8:55:08 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Servant of the Cross

ping list?

All I did was ping 4 friends


15 posted on 08/12/2012 12:44:50 PM PDT by RaceBannon (I wont vote for a gay marriage marxist gun grabber, or vote for Obama, either)
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To: This I Wonder32460

that’s my point
BOTH are snakes, BOTH are poisonous, both are deadly

ROMNEY is a serial liar and he does not mean anythign he is saying to get elected

his entire political career has been as a liberal destroyer, not a so-called conservative as he claims to be

Picking Ryan means he picked the least controversial candidate who can further that illusion


16 posted on 08/12/2012 12:50:06 PM PDT by RaceBannon (I wont vote for a gay marriage marxist gun grabber, or vote for Obama, either)
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To: This I Wonder32460

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2917638/posts


17 posted on 08/12/2012 5:43:25 PM PDT by RaceBannon (I wont vote for a gay marriage marxist gun grabber, or vote for Obama, either)
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To: RaceBannon

Im sure god will look very kindly on you for aiding an obama second term.


18 posted on 08/12/2012 5:50:26 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Not to worry. Race is from Connecticut so his vote for Romney, if he cast one, wouldn't count anyway.

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19 posted on 08/12/2012 6:37:55 PM PDT by JCG
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To: GlockThe Vote

I am so glad you are supporting gay marriage and govt run health care which equals socialism

Hows it feel, lefty? Knowing you are trying to elect the gay marriage man himself?
The gun grabber himself?
The government run health care initiator himself?

Still call yourself a Conservative?

You’ll get over it...


20 posted on 08/13/2012 2:52:02 AM PDT by RaceBannon (I wont vote for a gay marriage marxist gun grabber, or vote for Obama, either)
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To: RaceBannon

Whatever. Obama is thrilled reading posts like yours.


21 posted on 08/13/2012 4:31:14 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

WHATEVER

SATAN IS HAPPY READING YOURS, TOO


22 posted on 08/13/2012 9:15:06 AM PDT by RaceBannon (I wont vote for a gay marriage marxist gun grabber, or vote for Obama, either)
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To: RaceBannon

Stay home on your couch its ok, i will do my part to get enough people to the polls to off set your desire for a second obama term.


23 posted on 08/13/2012 9:23:12 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

and I will pray that the Lord convicts you of sin and your desire for gay marriage and government control of health care, both guaranteed under Romney or Obama


24 posted on 08/13/2012 9:33:08 AM PDT by RaceBannon (I wont vote for a gay marriage marxist gun grabber, or vote for Obama, either)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Good comments.


25 posted on 08/13/2012 9:41:19 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: RaceBannon

But Ryan is not evil.


26 posted on 08/13/2012 9:42:36 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: RaceBannon

GMAFB - the holier than thou types are a freaking joke. This site is becoming almost a parody with people and their pseudo “holiness”.


27 posted on 08/13/2012 9:47:24 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Salvation

Thank you. I truly value your opinion. God bless!


28 posted on 08/13/2012 10:18:55 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: GlockThe Vote

especially yours


29 posted on 08/13/2012 12:22:43 PM PDT by RaceBannon (I wont vote for a gay marriage marxist gun grabber, or vote for Obama, either)
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To: GlockThe Vote

especially yours


30 posted on 08/13/2012 12:22:51 PM PDT by RaceBannon (I wont vote for a gay marriage marxist gun grabber, or vote for Obama, either)
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To: RaceBannon

Are you voting for linda mcmahon?


31 posted on 08/13/2012 12:35:24 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

that’s even lower than accusing me of voting for obama


32 posted on 08/13/2012 3:03:08 PM PDT by RaceBannon (I wont vote for a gay marriage marxist gun grabber, or vote for Obama, either)
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To: RaceBannon

Well you hated Peter schiff remember? so why do you even discuss politics if there is never anyone who meets your purity tests?


33 posted on 08/13/2012 6:14:08 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

your offended that I called it right on the CODE PINK Sympathizer Schiff, too??


34 posted on 08/14/2012 2:31:54 PM PDT by RaceBannon (I wont vote for a gay marriage marxist gun grabber, or vote for Obama, either)
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