Pamela Geller, Weekly WND Column: The Right: Marching to Oblivion

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My latest column on the low state of the GOP:

DEFENDING THE WEST 
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The right: Marching to oblivion
Exclusive: Pamela Geller asks, why didn't Rand Paul bring up Brennan's support of jihad?

Why do free people need a strongman? Weak people need a strongman.
Strong people do not need a strongman. The rational, the reasonable and
the right in America do not need a strongman. But we do need thinkers
and leaders who can clearly and forthrightly articulate our position:
why we are right and why we must prevail, and why our argument is based
on individual rights and principles upon which our Founding Fathers
established this nation. This is the terrible deficiency we are
experiencing on the right: There is no one in leadership clearly
articulating our position.

And while I join others in applauding the largely symbolic effort of
Rand Paul in filibustering against Obama’s CIA nominee, John Brennan,
color me skeptical. The man spoke for 13 hours and never mentioned that
Brennan supported jihad and called it a legitimate tenet of Islam.
Thirteen hours on the war on the West and why targeting Americans is a
bad idea and no word on the real enemy our nation faces? Talk about
avoiding the 800-pound elephant in the room.

That’s what makes Brennan so dangerous; making him CIA director is
like putting drones in the hands of the enemy. Remember that right after
9/11, jihadist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was applauded as a moderate and
lunched at the Pentagon. Remember also that Michelle Obama and John
Kerry were about to give an award to Samira Ibrahim last week, until it
came to light that she is a vicious Jew-hater who applauded 9/11.

And now the same government that makes disastrous mistakes like those
is going to decide who gets hit by a drone on U.S. soil? The same
government that thinks “right-wing extremists” are more of a threat than
jihad terrorists? As CIA director, John Brennan is so dangerous because
in his warped mind, who is the enemy? So while Rand Paul had the right
idea, even a broken clock is right twice a day – and don’t get me
started on his position on Israel.

Rand Paul does not speak for me. And at the end of the day, what was
accomplished? Brennan was confirmed. Hagel was confirmed. Kerry was
confirmed. And that’s just the tip of the destroyer in the White House’s
agenda. He has jacked up our deficit to an unfathomable $16 trillion,
enslaving our children and grandchildren to service an impossible debt,
but if we dare to implement minuscule spending cuts, he punishes the
American people (no more White House tours for you!) and those who protect us.

And while Rand Paul had the right idea, it was for all the wrong
reasons. If an al-Awlaki type was drinking coffee in an American coffee
shop (instead of one in Yemen) and we knew that he was going to give the
operational OK (via cellphone or some other means) to a homicide
bomber, what would you do? If Flight 93 had hit the Capitol building and
another plane was on the way to the White House, would we have shot it
down?

Now, according to Stars and Stripes magazine,
the military is ending its tuition assistance program for troops. So
Obama is saying that it is more important to spend $750 million (just
approved) on jets and tanks for the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas than it
is to provide education for those young men and women whom he would
send in to fight the massive war against non-Muslims he is currently
fomenting in the Middle East. Make no mistake that this is what is
happening here.

Obama is the most profoundly immoral chief executive in the history
of this nation. The enemy is in full control, and the right is DOA. As
for Mitt Romney, he’s a very lovely guy, but he ran a 20th-century
campaign. “Father Knows Best” was not going to defeat a vicious
collectivist with a war chest rivaled only by that of Muhammad.

There’s a war raging, and the right thinks that if it doesn’t engage
or doesn’t show up, then that war doesn’t exist. How irrational. If you
don’t show up, you forfeit, and the right is forfeiting. Anytime someone
takes a bold or brave stance against statism or collectivism, or
against jihad and Shariah, they suffer withering attacks from both
outside the movement and inside the movement.

I know this because I have been on the receiving end of internecine
warfare on the right. I’m not at the Conservative Political Action
Conference (CPAC) this year. Many on the right are afraid of my message.
Essentially, what they’re afraid of is the fight.

Don’t get me wrong. We see many come out in a burst of light, a
supernova: Allen West, Sarah Palin, and now Ted Cruz. But we also see
the right abandon these same people when the left goes after them like
the jackals and the vultures they are. Did the GOP establishment have
Sarah Palin’s back?

There'a more. A lot more here.

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