The president took another brief time out from his vacation Wednesday to address the nation on the horrific beheading of an American journalist by the terrorist death cult ISIS. Speaking at a press conference in Martha’s Vineyard, he declared that ISIS has “no place in the 21st century” — which incidentally is the same thing he says about Republicans who oppose the “Equal Pay Act.”
But first things first. Before he faced the cameras to sound off about the ISIS menace, Obama sent out a fundraising appeal.
Via Daniel Halper, the Weekly Standard:
“Nothing has ever been more important than fighting for folks like you. You are my priority,” writes Obama.“And right now, a focus of that fight has to be getting people who really care about making things better for you elected. The upcoming elections could determine whether or not we have a Congress who will work with me to help you.
“That’s why it’s so important I spend some time helping Democrats campaign and win. I can only tackle the issues that matter to you with some help. Will you help me out, Daniel?”
He asked for $3, $10, $25, $50, $100, or whatever else “folks” would like to donate.
During his address, today, he didn’t mention any specific actions U.S. forces would take in Iraq moving forward.