Also on Sunday former Florida Governor and presidential candidate Jeb Bush told CNN that we should focus our assistance to Middle Eastern refugees on Christians, and that we should screen refugees for their religion.
I'm not making this up.
Is there anybody out there who thinks this is right?
Is there anybody out there who thinks this is anything other than grossly ignorant?
Is there anybody out there who thinks that, even if those two think that way, it was smart to broadcast such thinking on national news?
I mean, these men are running for President of the United States, for crying out loud! Do they really think it would be acceptable for the President of the United States to say that sort of thing?
Listen, even if I didn't happen to have a friend, a member of my Panera Posse, in fact, who's Muslim I'd still find those statements unbelievably ill-bred and offensive. But even worse, those statements reveal two would-be leaders of our country who obviously not only favor Christians over non-Christians but equate Muslims with terrorists.
Message to Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush: ISIS is not Islam. Got it?
Both of these men who would shape our foreign policy seem likewise ignorant of the fact that in Iraq and Syria the victims of war and the horror of ISIS are primarily Muslim. In any case Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush want to help only Christian refugees. How callous. How mean. How dumb.
Do you think it's occurred to either of them how many voting American Muslims there are?
And then there's Donald Trump who yesterday announced that if elected president he would consider closing some mosques.
I swear, do these guys seriously want to be elected president? Or do you think that in truth they're running just for the sake of having a golden opportunity to run their mouths?