Even NBC’s Andrea Mitchell is Shredding Obama’s Prayer Breakfast Speech!

You know things are bad when the liberal hacks over at NBC News are mocking the President’s recent speech. Andrea Mitchell is often hard-pressed to find any fault with what the President says or does – but that was before his horrendous National Day of Prayer Breakfast speech (which has been almost uniformly jeered). Even the notoriously liberal Mitchell could see that the President’s comments were not only in poor taste, but completely out of context and terribly timed!

You don’t use the word Crusades, number one, in any context right now. It’s just it’s too fraught. And the week after a pilot is burned alive, in a video shown, you don’t lean over backwards to be philosophical about the sins of the fathers. You have to deal with the issue that’s in front of you or don’t deal with it at all. Talk about faith…

Here’s the thing… blaming the Crusades on “Christianity” in general completely forgets the time period in which they took place. While “Christians” did take battle to the Middle East a dozen or so times between 1095 – 1295 AD… Europe had been under constant Muslim assault since the mid-700s! Not only that, the Islamic assault on Europe would continue for HUNDREDS of years after the Crusades had stopped. In all, the Muslim armies initiated battles in Europe well over 600 times over a 1000 year period – while “Christian” armies initiated about a dozen battles in the Middle East over the same time period.

But it’s the Crusades that were bad, right?

Further, the Crusades took place 900 years ago… how can they still be relevant?

 

 

Andrea Mitchell: You don’t use the word Crusades, number one, in any context right now. It’s just it’s too fraught. And the week after a pilot is burned alive, in a video shown, you don’t lean over backwards to be philosophical about the sins of the fathers. You have to deal with the issue that’s in front of you or don’t deal with it at all. Talk about faith…

Chuck Todd: There are a lot of politicians, conservative politicians, who invoke religion when talking about fighting ISIS.

Andrea Mitchell: But he’s the president. He’s the president, and you can’t really go back to 1095.

Chuck Todd: You think he made a mistake.

Andrea Mitchell: I do, because it’s so out of context, and it is so much in passing. If you’re giving a major speech about theology, perhaps. But this is the prayer breakfast. And remember, you know, the context of that. It’s very limited.