CORRECTION: The following quote included a typographical error. It has been corrected: “That has led to his dithering and his incoherent actions and statements on some of these Middle East skirmishes,” she said. “It leads one to believe that our president is choosing to be absent from the ability to exert some of America’s superpower .”By Todd Starnes
All hell is breaking loose in Egypt and all President Obama is interested in doing is riding his bicycle and playing golf, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told me.
“It’s sad for America,” Palin said, calling the president’s handling of the crisis dithering. “Literally all hell seems to be breaking loose and President Obama is in Martha’s Vineyard having a gay old time, riding his bike, partying it up.”
Palin said it’s time for the president to pull all funding from Egypt until the violence stops.
“Until there is a crackdown on this atrocious violence, they should not be receiving aid or weaponry,” she said. “We are contributing to the deadly chaos that is going to lead to even more hell breaking loose.”
Palin said Obama’s handling of the crisis in Egypt has been appalling and she said it’s beyond time for him to exert authority and leadership.
“It’s sad for our allies and sad for anyone who believes that America can still exert some positive influence for good in this world without unnecessary intervention,” she said. “We can use a less than dithering message from our less than dithering president.”
Palin said she suspects one of the reasons Obama’s handling of the crisis has been “dithering” can be found in a speech he delivered in 2010.
“Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower,” Obama told a gathering at a nuclear security summit in Washington, D.C. “And that ends up costing us significantly in terms of both blood and treasure.”
Palin blasted Obama’s comments.
“As if we didn’t like being a superpower,” Palin said. “That’s one of the things that makes America exceptional. It’s respect. It’s the idea that we would usher in peace through strength across the globe. We were looked up to for that.”
Palin said Obama’s belief that perhaps America should not be a superpower “is the most drastic and most significant statement he’s made.”
“That has led to his dithering and his incoherent actions and statements on some of these Middle East skirmishes,” she said. “It leads one to believe that our president is choosing to be absent from the ability to exert some of America’s superpower .”
She also took issue with Obama announcement last week that the United States would not choose sides in the Egyptian conflict — even as Egyptian Christians are being targeted by Muslim extremists.
“Egyptian Christians are being slaughtered and we need to put pressure on our government to at least speak up for the faith-filled people on that country,” she told me.
Palin recommends Christians read The Elijah List to stay up to date on developments in the Middle East.