After ranting yesterday about President Obama's rhetorical tricks and his disgraceful attempt, aided and abetted by his amen corner, to take an ISIS inspired massacre at a gay club in Orlando and convert it into an assault on law-abiding Americans, THC was going to stand down. That is, until he saw Attorney General Loretta Lynch's comments on the Sunday talk shows, in which she shamelessly doubled down on the Administration's descent into madness.
First, on ABC's This Week, AG Lynch stated:
"Tomorrow, for example, we’ll be releasing a partial transcript of the calls between the killer and the hostage negotiators so people can, in fact, see the type of interaction that was had there. I say partial because we’re not going to be, um, for example, broadcasting his pledges of allegiance.”Her explanation:
We are trying not to revictimize those who went through that horror. But again we’re trying to get as much information about this investigation out as possible, and we want people to provide information that they have taught us.”May we sell you a bridge in Brooklyn? Now, of course that's not the reason. Instead she is hewing to the line that minimizes the role of Islamic terrorism as the direct cause. It reminds THC of Obama's remarks in February 2015 regarding the killings by Islamists at a Jewish supermarket in Paris, which he referred to as "a random act of violence" as he tried to pretend he did not understand the motivation. The difference with Orlando, and it is a fine example of the rhetorical trick explained in our last post, is that the Paris massacre took place in another country which made it difficult to make it about America's ills, while Orlando is domestic and suitable for being turned into an attack on the President's enemies, who are domestic, not international, despite the fact that the Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen, was a registered Democrat!
UPDATE: Under massive ridicule for its planned redaction of the terrorist calls, the Administration has backed down and released the full transcript.
And that's exactly where AG Lynch went in her next appearance on CNN's State of the Nation in which Dana Brash asked her directly about whether the shooter mentioned a gay-inspired motive in the three calls he made during his killing spree:
Attorney General Loretta Lynch: It will contain the substance of his conversations. And there were three conversations between this killer and negotiators
Dana Bash: He was, of course, in a gay nightclub. Did he talk about his feelings about gay Americans?
Lynch: You know, he didn’t get into that. So we’re still exploring why he chose this particular place to attack. We’re asking people who have information to come forward… We are trying to learn everything we can about this individuals motivations. As you note, he was in a gay nightclub. This was an act of terror and an act of hate targeted against a community, the LGBT community, the Latino community, and of course the LGBT community is so far too often the victims of these types of crimes.