Gut Punch #424

Here on the 424th day of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid Administration, those of us who love this country; treasure liberty; and understand that free market capitalism is the only true engine of prosperity on the planet, have just received our 424th punch in the gut. Actually, tonight was more of a groin kick. Come to think of it, over the last year and two months, it’s been gut punches on even numbered days, groin kicks on the odd.

In any event, I don’t think there has been a single day since January 20, 2009, that the news out of Washington D.C. hasn’t brought us an atrocity, a travesty, or something truly heartbreaking. It has been something. Every. Single. Day.

For example, yesterday brought news that our President had appointed a new senior adviser to the Transportation Safety Administration. His pick? A gentleman named Nawar Shora, the legal director of the Arab-American Anti-Defamation Committee–an organization that is, among other problematic things, wildly anti-Israel.

As Paul Mirengoff over at Powerline points out:

The Washington Post, in what I would describe as a celebratory article, is very clear about what Shora’s role will be at TSA. It states (under his picture in an article appearing today) that Shora “is used to fighting for the civil rights of Muslims and Arabs, but now he will do so as a federal government official.” Shora is equally clear, saying “it is about time I cross over to the government and start working within the system.”

But TSA is not a civil rights organization; it is (or should be) an organization dedicated to promoting safety and thwarting terrorism. Shora’s appointment is more evidence that TSA is not sufficiently dedicated to that purpose. Shora’s mission in life is not promoting safety and thwarting terrorism; it is promoting the interests of Arab-Americans

Think about this. Our President has just appointed the Arab-American’s version of Al Sharpton to the agency charged with keeping the next 9/11 from happening. Just let the implications of that sink in for a moment. This was gut punch #423.

Of course that was just a ball peen hammer blow to the foundation of our freedoms compared to the wrecking ball Pelosi & Co. successfully swung against that foundation tonight.