Now that the Republican race is down to three (and, for all intents and purposes, two) candidates, we can expect the liberal media to turn a few of their harsh spotlights on the only man with a prayer of defeating Donald Trump. And like clockwork, they’ve already started. Senator Ted Cruz announced Thursday a list of his national security advisers, and leftists were roaring with indignity at the inclusion of Frank Gaffney.
“It’s a terrible mistake for anyone to seek advice from Frank Gaffney on matters of foreign policy or much of anything else for that matter,” said Richard Cohen, president of the fraudulent and silly Southern Poverty Law Center. “His world is one of conspiracy, where the Muslim Brotherhood is infiltrating the highest reaches of our government and our country is on the verge of adopting Sharia law.”
Oh, Mr. Cohen, that’s…that’s not a conspiracy theory. Not even President Obama would deny that the Muslim Brotherhood is welcome in the White House. From there, it’s just a matter of tracking the group’s history, which is a matter of public record.
“The inclusion of Mr. Gaffney, who once wrote an op-ed in The Washington Times suggesting that President Obama is Muslim, raised eyebrows among many who consider him to be a fringe conspiracy theorist,” wrote the New York Times.
Sorry, but the jury’s still out on that, NYT. And even if Obama isn’t a Muslim, his policies are dripping with pro-Islam sentiment. So it really doesn’t matter one way or the other, because it amounts to the same.
Gaffney is known for the Center for Security Policy. A former member of Ronald Reagan’s Defense Department, Gaffney has irked the left in recent years with his refusal to jump on board the “Islam is peace” train. And he endured a fresh round of scorn in December, when Trump cited his CSP after calling for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration. These media liberals don’t have any tolerance for anyone who suggests that Islamic terrorism might, uh, have something to do with Islam.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, who never miss a chance to get their name in the press, criticized Cruz for the Gaffney pick. “By choosing infamous Islamophobes as foreign policy advisers, Senator Cruz indicates that he subscribes to their conspiratorial worldview and to the anti-Muslim bigotry that would inevitably shape their policy recommendations,” said CAIR director Nihad Awad. “We ask Senator Cruz to drop any adviser who has a past history of promoting conspiracy theories or religious bigotry.”
Frankly, when you’ve got CAIR, the New York Times, and the Southern Law Poverty Center up in arms, you must have done something right. Nice job, Ted.