President Obama has said some terribly offensive and sadly unpatriotic things over the last week as he has become visibly frustrated by the constant questioning of his horrible anti-terrorism policies. For example,
“What I’m not interested in doing is posing or pursuing some notion of American leadership or America winning, or whatever other slogans they come up with that has no relationship to what is actually going to work to protect the American people and to protect people in the region who are getting killed, and protect our allies and people like France.”
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) joined conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt to discuss this (and other) outrageous things that President Obama has said over the last week. In particular, Cruz pointed to the first sentence in that Obama statement as proof that President Obama has never been about protecting, defending and encouraging our nation.
“I think in that one sentence, President Obama has summed up the entirety of the Obama-Clinton foreign policy. There is not a more stunning indictment of what has happened in the last seven years than his statement that he’s not interested in American leadership or America winning. And indeed, the next sentence that he said after that was I don’t have time for that. and I’ve got to day, my view is precisely to the opposite. What should our strategy be with respect to radical Islamic terrorism? Well, paraphrasing Ronald Reagan, with regard to the Cold War, I think our strategy should be very simple. We win, they lose.”
Senator Cruz saved some of his best material, though, for responding to President Obama’s attack on Cruz as “un-American” for being against the importation of Muslim refugees.
“I appreciate Barack Obama calling me un-American, and that is reminiscent of the vitriol with which he treats conservatives. Indeed, just like Hillary Clinton said her enemy is Republicans, Barack Obama views anyone who stands with the American people, and for keeping the American people safe as apparently un-American.
And listen, that comment, it embodies the consistent refusal of President Obama and Hillary Clinton and his entire administration to ever even utter the words radical Islamic terrorism. The President laughingly tried to characterize this attack in Paris as simply a manifestation of some sort of inchoate, violent extremism.
It is a particular dangerous enemy we face. It is a theocratic and political philosophy of Islamism that the radical Islamic terrorists are driven to murder anyone who does not share their extreme faith. And a big part of the reason we are not effectively combating radical Islamic terrorism indeed as the President readily acknowledged he has no strategy to do so, is because he will not acknowledge the enemy we are fighting. And so President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s proposal to bring tens of thousands of Syrian Muslim refugees to America is nothing short of lunacy.
If you look at, at least one of these terrorists who attacked in Paris was a Syrian refugee. Of the Syrian refugees who have entered Europe, one estimate was that 77% of them are young men. That is a very unusual demographic for a refugee wave. And indeed, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has said it is clear that among those refugees are likely a significant number of ISIS terrorists entering Europe.
It is inexplicable that President Obama would want to bring in refugees when this administration has no idea if the refugees they are bringing are ISIS terrorists. And ISIS wants to carry out the very same sort of political attack in America that they carried out in Paris. And it is really a sad and indeed, to use President Obama’s own terms, a shameful thing that our commander-in-chief puts his political correctness and his ideology ahead of his solemn obligation to be commander-in-chief, and to protect the lives of innocent men and women in this country.”
Keep on fighting the good fight, Senator Cruz. We are behind you 100%!