A former adviser to President Bill Clinton thinks President Barack Obama’s refusal to explicitly tie radical Islam to terrorism will make it more difficult for Democrats to win the White House in 2016.
Appearing on John Catsimatidis’s “The Cats Roundtable” radio program in New York on Sunday, Hank Sheinkopf said that though there is a “rational argument to be made from his perspective” to not stereotype Muslims, Obama’s unreasonable refusal to “identify this as radical Islam when it is” is going to anger Americans, “which is going to make it a lot more difficult for Democrats to get into power.”
Sheinkopf said that though Americans do not generally vote on foreign policy, “it becomes personal and much more of a voting issue” when Americans are being beheaded.
“It’s going to be difficult for Democrats take back either chamber of the Congress or to win the presidency,” he said of Obama’s refusal to link “radical Islam” to terrorism.
Though he spoke about confronting the terror threat during his Tuesday State of the Union address, Obama did not explicitly tie “radical Islam” to terrorism.