A simple meme can sometimes carry a more potent message than a well-researched article, a fact on display with a Facebook post by former U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann. Superimposed over an image of Ronald Reagan, the image states, “If I was still president ISIS would be WasWas.” Scroll down to view the entire image.
As of this writing, more than 25,000 Facebook users ‘liked’ the image, while nearly as many shared it to their own newsfeeds.
Criticism of Barack Obama’s approach to the terrorist network based in Iraq and Syria has been the object of varied and widespread criticism as ISIS continues to pose a threat to the region and far beyond the Middle East.
His apparent comparison of Christian atrocities of centuries past to the current rise in Islamic terrorism led to significant backlash following the recent National Prayer Breakfast event at which his remarks were made.
Obama has further been lambasted for his administration’s anemic response to the growing threat, with some, including former U.S. Rep. Allen West, asserting that he – along with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – created an environment in which ISIS could spread its deadly message.
The meme shared by Bachmann packaged the prevailing conservative sentiment succinctly, giving readers a catalyst through which to voice their own opinion.
With nearly 1,000 comments, it is clear the majority of those who saw the image agree with its statement.
“Too bad we can’t have this president again,” one user wrote.
Another comment suggested that the world “would be a better place if we always asked ourselves WWRD? (What Would Reagan Do?) Before we did anything.”
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom