President Obama with Nancy Reagan
Where could President Obama have learned this rhetoric? Hint: it was Nancy Reagan's husband.
National Review media editor Eliana Johnson is outraged. Why? In her words:
President Obama issued a statement yesterday to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. He noted that survivors who bore witness to “the horrors of the cattle cars, ghettos, and concentration camps have witnessed humanity at its very worst and know too well the pain of losing loved ones to senseless violence.”
Outrage! President Obama said Nazis committed "senseless violence." Clearly, that's something only a left-wing radical Kenyan neo-Marxist anti-colonialist would say. Because, as she says, "Nazism may have been an ideology to which the United States was — and to which the president is — implacably opposed, but it is hardly 'senseless.'"

Yeah, how dare the president say the result of Nazism was senseless violence, because clearly Nazism made perfect sense. And, as Johnson points out, the president made matters even worse when he "lamented the 'the kind of senseless violence that took the lives' of four Americans in Benghazi."

How awful. It's simply unacceptable for an American president to describe things like genocide or terrorist attacks on diplomats as "senseless violence." We need to get to the bottom of this, and quickly. We need to know where President Obama learned this disgusting and offensive rhetoric so we can put an end to it. Fortunately, Google has our answer: President Obama's thought crime was inspired by some guy named Ronald Reagan.

"Those who perished as a result of Nazi terror, millions of individual men and women and children whose lives were taken so senselessly, must never be forgotten." —Ronald Reagan, February 2, 1983
I have to say, I'm not surprised by this revelation. After all, Ronald Reagan lived in Chicago too. He might even have been Bill Ayers' father.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 06:41 AM PST.

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