Kim Lehman continues to fill the biggest of gaps in the Republican Party-leadership. Leadership is not pandering to the public. Leadership is not dissembling in the face of actual facts so as to avoid offense.
Leadership comes from addressing problems and persuading others to agree with one's perspective on those problems. Barack Obama's cultural and religious heritage is among the biggest of problems endangering the American people.
Kim has apparently kicked up quite a kerfuffle with a tweet that Barack is a Muslim. The professional left has responded in typical fashion, with shrieks and howls of condemnation and personal attack, all of which seem based on nothing more tangible than ad hominem. Kim herself puts it best. "I don't understand the big deal. Unlike most Islamic countries, that don't allow the practice of any religion but Islam, we do allow freedom of worship in this country. Do the progressives think that there is something so wrong with Islam that following that faith is insulting?"; was the question Kim posed earlier today.
Kim's comments are based in actual fact-a frightening thing indeed for the PC progressive crowd. "I didn't confuse my Christian faith with Islam", Kim added, "it was the President who said described his Muslim faith, until he was corrected by George Stephanopoulos, who is also a member of the Obama media team". It is the President who frequently refers to the Holy Qur'an in the same manner as practicing Christians refer to the Holy Bible". The reader should not forget that the President was identified as a Muslim when he was registered for school in the strict Islamic nation of Indonesia.
While no one is privy to the President's most intimate thoughts, as in to whom and how he prays, we do know his cultural history. Through all of his formative years he resided with Muslims, attended Muslim schools and practiced Islam. Barack's Christian roots date no farther back than his entry into the radical Black Liberation Theology he encountered at the Trinity UCC in Chicago, where he found the American hating racist Jeremiah Wright to be a worthy mentor.
The import of the debate is whether Barack's Islamic cultural influences are so pronounced that he finds the Islamic threat to be a product of this nation's malevolence rather than a fifteen hundred year jihad to convert the world into an Islamic caliphate. Whether it is ambivalence to the Iranian nuclear threat or the isolation of Israel everything about the foreign policy of the Obama Administration indicates that the President is, in fact, either sympathetic to the objectives of Islamic extremism and the concept of dhimmitude or incapable of recognizing the evil threat it poses for the Western world.
Barack Obama became President because our party, acting under the guidance of our temporary leader John McCain, refused to discuss Barack's radical cultural and religious roots. That was an utter failing of leadership. Hat's off to RNC member Kim Lehman for not continuing the absurd politically correct refusal to face the dangerous facts of the Obama experience.