President Obama Mocks Republicans For Paranoia Over Syrian Refugees

obama-concernedAlmost anywhere you go in this country, especially in rural areas, you’re bound to see cars and trucks with decals celebrating guns and slogans talking a big game about standing up to terrorism. A couple of days ago, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins declared that terrorists were unlikely to target the South because of the fact so many people here own guns.

In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, Republican lawmakers and pundits across America have engaged in spreading paranoia and speculation that terrorists associated with Daesh could find their way into the United States by infiltrating the ranks of Syrian refugees. Despite all of the hysteria from the conservative media, Syrian refugees only made up 2% of the 70,000 people admitted into the country last year.

President Obama took the opportunity yesterday while in the Philippines to blast Republican politicians who have engaged in fear-mongering to rile up their base and push their anti-immigration agenda.


“Apparently they’re scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America,” Obama said.

Mocking GOP leaders for thinking they’re tough, Obama said overblown rhetoric from Republicans could be a potent recruitment tool for the Islamic State group. He insisted the U.S. process for screening refugees for possible entry into the U.S. is rigorous and said the U.S. doesn’t make good decisions “based on hysteria” or exaggerated risk.

“We are not well served when in response to a terrorist attack we descend into fear and panic,” the president said. (Source)

Remember after 9/11 when all of these armchair patriots slapped “These Colors Don’t Run” stickers on their vehicles and angrily demanded that restaurants change their menu to show that they served “Freedom Fries?” Toby Keith made it big singing about how we were gonna get revenge, and the Dixie Chicks were ostracized for their criticism of George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq – which got us into the predicament we’re in now with ISIS/Daesh.

For all of that swagger and bravado, these same people are incredibly afraid of a few thousand refugees coming to this country to escape the horrors of war. They also like to complain about how “we need to take care of our own” when confronted with a refugee crisis, yet vote against programs to help our needy and veterans.

President Obama is right. We’re a country full of pickup trucks with tough-guy slogans on them about patriotism and bravado, but when faced with a few thousand women and children refugees, these armchair patriots suddenly become a bunch of bed-wetting babies. Go to any gun show and you’ll find table after table of jacket patches and truck decals proclaiming how the government can have their guns when they take it from their “cold, dead hands” – but these gun fanatics are afraid of children and the elderly?

It’s hysterically funny, and sad at the same time. Despite all their bluster about “Molon Labe” and “Don’t Tread On Me,” conservatives have proven that they’re not only heartless and un-Christian – they’re also a bunch of pathetic cowards.


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  • strayaway

    “When images of Barack Obama shaking hands with President-host Erdogan flashed across one of the many monitors placed throughout the G20 summit it proved further fodder for rebuke by the Russian strongman, who then pointed to a monitor while shaking his head at the sight of the widely smiling and seemingly passive American president..- “He’s a child…he’s a child!””

    That was one of the highlights of Obama’s trip to Turkey where France formed a military alliance with Russia to go after IS in Syria. In the last week, IS has released two videos threatening to have events in Washington, D.C. and Times Square and El Shabeeb has threatened the Mall of America. The Daily Mail listed 70 refugees in the US who have been arrested for being involved in or planning terrorist plot. 15 of them have already been given citizenships including a couple said to have previously killed US troops yet Obama insisted that “insisted the U.S. process for screening refugees for possible entry into the U.S. is rigorous and said the U.S. doesn’t make good decisions “based on hysteria” or exaggerated risk.” Never mind the very recent Russian airliner, Paris, and the Kenyan university attacks. Yet our Man-child in Chief trivializes all of this with remarks like, “Apparently they’re scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America,” even though 72% of ‘refugees’ showing up in Europe are unattached adult males and the Boston bombing Tsarnaev brothers were refugees. One was Tsarnaev brothers was 10 years old when he came in as a refugee.

  • Christopher Gatelock

    So, your point? We just stop being human because there are a mere dot of foreigners that have slipped into our country and killed our citizens? What about Tim McVay, how about Dylan Roof, how about our own home grown terrorists? What are you going to do about them? Or how about our young people going to the middle east to learn how to be terrorists to
    come back and kill our citizens? Anyone can nit pick events and patchwork them together to hate anyone and to support any point of view. So what? We can’t stop being who we are as a nation of people who care about the persecuted and downtrodden because one group wants to destroy us for being humanitarians. If we stop caring they have won.

  • Dolph

    Hate kills.

  • Jake Spooz

    BFD, I mock Obama for being an incompetent corrupt and uppity piece of excrement.