The Democratic National Committee’s latest ad isn’t just tone-deaf and dumb – it’s just plain dangerous.

The ad begins with clips of many Republican Presidential candidates discussing radical Islam and terrorism, claiming that these men are all doing something they clearly aren’t: equating all Muslims with radical Islamic terrorism.

Then, further showing they don’t understand the meaning of words and how phrases work, the DNC proceeds to play a series of clips of President George W. Bush talking about how the United States was not at war with all Muslims and all of Islam after 9/11/2001.

Elementary school students could figure this out. Radical Islam does not equal Islam and Islamic terrorists does not equal all Muslims. However, the DNC seems to think these statements aren’t congruent.

But the stupidity and irrationally illogical nature of the ad is not even the worst part.

The fact that 60% of likely U.S. voters believe the United States is at war with radical Islamic terrorism is not even the worst part.

The fact that Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley all refused to say the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism” less than 24 hours after the Paris terrorist attacks is not even the worst part.

The worst part is that our government and its Constitution were created to play some vitally important, albeit limited roles. The most important role given to the federal government was to provide for the national defense and keep our nation safe and secure.

And yet.

Here in this ad we have proof that one of our major two political parties is more concerned about throwing arrows at the other party’s presidential candidates than the security of our nation. Once again, power brokers at the national level of our political parties are more concerned with fundraising and mudslinging than telling a very simple truth about our #1 enemy that wants to obliterate us and our allies off the face of the planet.

Radical Islamic terrorists have one simple yet horrifying goal. They want the entire world to join their barbaric empire or to eradicate them from existence. And the political elites don’t even want to tell us that simple truth. Instead, they continue to twiddle their thumbs, playing their little games, and trying to raise money off fear and contempt.

This isn’t a game. This isn’t a fundraising opportunity. This isn’t a chance to score points.

Recently, Syrian rebels destroyed a Russian helicopter with an American-made missile, while the world holds its breath. Will the Democrats realize the precarious nature of the world? Or, will they once again take this opportunity to turn their gaze to other Americans to try to catch them in some sort of violation of political correctness?

Let’s hope the DNC and the President can stop using the Syrian crisis to score cheap political points, but can actually begin to lead.

This is about life and death. It’s about time our politicians start acting like it.

This article can also be found at TheJournalbyIJReview

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About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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