President Obama's Parallel Universe
January 8, 2016

The two most important issues for Americans are the economy and the terror threat posed by Islamic killers.

Yet President Obama apparently believes global warming and increased gun checks are the most vital issues.

It's kind of hard to fathom, but Mr. Obama is investing a huge amount of energy in climate and guns.

Meantime, many American workers can't make enough money to prosper and the terror threat is off the charts.

Last night the president held a town hall meeting about guns.

He was told that gun sale background checks and more stringent registration rules are not going to solve the murder problem:

PINAL COUNTY, AZ SHERIFF PAUL BABEU"Looking at the information, what would it have solved?"

ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR"None of the recent mass shootings, I should point out, none of the guns were purchased from an unlicensed dealer."

SHERIFF PAUL BABEU"Correct.  And, that's what I'm speaking to -- the executive action that you mentioned."


OBAMA: "Nobody's saying we need to be going soft on criminals.  What we do have to make sure of is that we don't make it so easy for them to have access to deadly weapons."

As Talking Points stated earlier this week, criminals and terrorists are not going to buy guns from dealers who do background checks.

Of course the president knows this, but will not acknowledge it.

On the climate front, okay fine.  Let's all try to get the environment cleaner.

But this is not a top five issue, and the president should be spending most of his time trying to find ways to stimulate the economy.

Instead the feds continue to strangle the free marketplace with high taxes, complicated regulations, and mandated Obamacare rules.

Although many Americans live in a world of their own, it is dangerous when the leader of the free world does.

On Tuesday we can expect the president to deliver an upbeat State of the Union address even though terrorism and the economic situation are not being addressed in effective ways.

It is hard to believe that Mr. Obama thinks crazy people, criminals, and terrorists are going to stop murdering because the FBI is conducting more background checks.

While those checks are needed -- there's nothing wrong with trying to keep bad people away from guns -- it is not a panacea a cure for sick violence.

There is no cure.

So let's acknowledge that and get to work really protecting Americans from criminals and terrorists, not giving them false hope.

And on the economy, come on Mr. President, your programs have not worked.

Try something else.

And that's the memo.

Posted by Bill O'Reilly at 2:00 PM
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