On Friday, the Democratic NationalCommitteeÂ released an advertisement that attempted tocriticizeÂ Republicans for using the phrase“radical Islamic terrorism” when describing ISIS andthe perpetrations of the terrorist attacks in Paris.
However, the hypocrisy exhibited byÂ DNC Chair DebbieWasserman Schultz and Hillary Clinton is palpable. (RELATED: Clinton Still Refuses To Say â€˜RadicalIslam,â€™ Calls It Aâ€˜Distractionâ€™[VIDEO])
Clinton has used the term in the past, including on February 13, 2005, when she was accepting aGerman Media Prize when she said the values of “democracy,tolerance, rule of law, individual rights” were “underattack from the radical Islamist extremists. Their ideologydisdains our liberal democratic values and seeks to destroy allthat we hold dear.”Â (RELATED:Â HillaryWonâ€™t Say â€˜RadicalIslamâ€™ Now, But She Would A DecadeAgo)
In August, Clinton said, “The Republicans are putting forthsome very radical and offensive positions when it comes towomenâ€™s lives, womenâ€™sreproductive health, womenâ€™semployment.”
On Friday, Clinton blamed the “talk of Republicans”for a woman fainting a campaign rally. (RELATED: Hillary Cracks Joke After Woman Faints At Campaign Event[VIDEO])
Wasserman Schultz on the other hand has instead used the term“radical” to describe Republicans and the teaparty.
In a Huffington Post op ed from May 2014, Wasserman Schultzsuggested thatÂ tea party candidates have “extremepolicy positions and radical rhetoric.
In June 2014, Wasserman Schultz said that HouseMajority Leader Eric Cantor losing to tea party insurgent Dave Bratwas a message to Republicans to not “stray from the radicalTea Party agenda.”
When discussing Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst , Wasserman Schultz saidthat she received financial backing from donors who “embraceradical Tea Party ideology.”
Wasserman Schultz also called the 2016 GOP field, “radicaland out-of-touch.”
A Rasmussen poll releasedÂ Friday indicated that 60percent of likely voters believe the U.S. is at war with“radical Islamic terrorism,” while 24 percent disagree,and 16 percent are undecided. (RELATED: Voters Say What Obama Wont: â€˜We Are AtWar With Radical Islamâ€™)
The ad released by the DNC — entitled “Inciting fearisn’t presidential” — showed footage of MarcoRubio calling out “radical Islam,” Jeb Bush saying“radical Islamic terrorism,” Donald Trump saying“radical Muslims,” Ben Carson saying “radicalIslamic jihadists,” and Ted Cruz calling out “radicalIslamic terrorism.” The ad then has textÂ callingthose phrases an “oversimplification” that is“wrong.”
Then the ad plays footage of George W. Bush suggesting,“We do not fight against Islam, we fight against evil…the war against terrorism is not a war against Muslims, nor is it awar against Arabs, it is a war against evil people who conductcrimes against innocent people… that is not what Islam isall about, Islam is peace.”
The DNC ad completely ignoresÂ the fact that none ofthe Republican candidates vilified Islam, they were talking aboutthe “radical” aspects of a percentage of people whoidentify as Muslim.
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