Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Talking Point

Even as Republican congressional leadership maintains a hold on Pres. Obama's TSA administrator appointment and votes in lockstep against DHS funding for TSA explosive detection systems and other aviation security measures, the GOP nevertheless has the stones to claim national security supremacy against the Obama administration.

Meanwhile, Republicans and conservative media celebrities claim security superiority with a particularly broad stroke against Muslims:

Rep. Peter King (R-NY):  "100 percent of the Islamic terrorists are Muslim, and that is our main enemy today."

Steven Emerson, FoxNews analyst and executive director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism:  "One hundred percent of all the terrorist attacks against the U.S. last year were carried out by Muslim jihadists."

With the standard set by this talking point, shouldn't someone argue that since 100% of all murderers of OB/GYN surgeons who perform abortions are fundamentalist Christians, medical facilities ought to start profiling Christians?  Or would that be too "politically incorrect"?