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Video || Obama Compares Syrian Refugees to The Pilgrims

President Obama Thursday used his Thanksgiving address to lecture Americans about generosity, suggesting opposition to admitting Syrian refugees stems from a lack of it and comparing the Syrians to the Pilgrims.

From the address:

On this uniquely American holiday, we also remember that so much of our greatness comes from our generosity . . .

I’ve been touched by the generosity of the Americans who’ve written me letters and emails in recent weeks, offering to open their homes to refugees fleeing the brutality of ISIL.

Now, people should remember that no refugee can enter our borders until they undergo the highest security checks of anyone traveling to the United States. That was the case before Paris, and it’s the case now. And what happened in Paris hasn’t stopped Americans from opening their arms anyway . . .

Nearly four centuries after the Mayflower set sail, the world is still full of pilgrims – men and women who want nothing more than the chance for a safer, better future for themselves and their families. What makes America America is that we offer that chance. We turn Lady Liberty’s light to the world, and widen our circle of concern to say that all God’s children are worthy of our compassion and care. That’s part of what makes this the greatest country on Earth.

Americans who are concerned about the Syrian refugees are not ungenerous. They have not lost the spirit symbolized by the Statue of Liberty. Rather, they want to prevent people from entering the country who might blow it up.

We already accept tens of thousand of refugees in this country every year. Syrians fleeing war don’t have to come to the United States. They can be resettled in the Middle East. There are legitimate concerns about whether they can be vetted, and why so many of them are young men, not women and children.

Mr. President, why not extend some of your spirit of generosity to the thousands of Americans who could be killed in the next terrorist attack?

Video || Obama Statement on National Security

President Obama tries to get it straight about how threatened we are, now that the government has issued contradictory statements about how imperiled to feel.

What this included was a big recitation of all the wonderful things Obama is doing.

Meantime, ISIS gets stronger and stronger. Hope you’re feeling safe.

Obama: Republicans Helping ISIS

President Obama launched an attack on Republicans from foreign soil Sunday, saying during a stop in Malaysia that they were helping the enemy, ISIS.

“Prejudice and discrimination helps ISIL and undermines our national security,” Obama said during a press conference in Malaysia.

So while overseas, speaking to a foreign audience, Obama accuses fellow Americans of being racist and aiding the enemy. All because they want to protect the nation by stopping Syrian refugees – and the potential terrorists among them – from entering the United States, with the possible exception of Christians who are targeted for death and cannot easily be relocated in the region instead of here.

Obama: Syrians No More Threatening than Tourists

Has the president lost touch with reality?

“The idea that somehow they pose a more significant threat than all the tourists who pour into the United States every single day just doesn’t jive with reality,” Obama said during an appearance in the Philippines. “So my expectation is after the initial spasm of rhetoric, the people will settle down, take a look at the facts, and we’ll be able to proceed.”

Even were this true, there’s one key difference: We can stop the Syrians from coming here.

Kerry Finds a “Rationale” for Charlie Hebdo Attacks

You see, this isn’t a gaffe. This is how they think. Kerry, President Obama – they believe Muslims have a gripe when they complain about free speech, and that these murderers, while not justified in their actions, aren’t necessarily lunatics looking for reasons to kill Westerners and destroy our way of life.

They think we can reason with these people. Which is about as rational as thinking you can reason with Kerry or Obama.

Hollande to Visit the White House

French President Francois Hollande with meet with President Obama at the White House next Tuesday, November 24, the White House announced this morning.

From the White House:

This visit will underscore the friendship and solidarity between the United States and France, our oldest ally. President Obama and President Hollande will consult and coordinate our efforts to assist France’s investigation into these attacks, discuss further cooperation as part of the 65-member counter-ISIL coalition, and reiterate our shared determination to confront the scourge of terrorism.

Maybe Obama will be able to generate some emotion this time about what happened in Paris and provide more leadership than some comments about sharing intelligence, or whatever.

Think about how the Europeans were there for us after 9/11. All Obama could do during his press conference Monday was get peevish about how everyone is questioning his grand strategy to combat ISIS, which is clearly not working.

Feinstein: “ISIL is not Contained”

This is really chilling.

Sen, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is a liberal, but I’m impressed that she sometimes does bump into common sense.

“I’ve never been more concerned,” said Feinstein, who is vice-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Never? Not in the days after 9/11? And yet President Obama huffily insists that he’s not going to change his approach, which has brought us to the cusp a major terrorist attack.

Bush, Rubio Declare War on ISIS

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush said Sunday the United States should declare war on ISIS and Sen. Marco Rubio said the U.S. should activate NATO, suggesting the two chief GOP Establishment candidates for president would massively increase American commitments in Iraq and Syria. Their comments follow the terror attacks in Paris on Friday night that… Continue Reading

Stopping ISIS: Borders, Guns, and God

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live. — Deuteronomy 30:19 A Republic, if you can keep it. — Benjamin Franklin, describing what had been created during the Constitutional Convention. “Ideologues,” “restrictionists” and… Continue Reading

Oops! Obama: ISIS is “Contained”

In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopolous that was conducted Thursday and broadcast Friday — just hours before the Paris attack — President Obama proclaimed that ISIS had been contained. “I don’t think they’re gaining strength,” he said peevishly when challenged by Stephanopolous. “From the start, our goal has been first to contain and we… Continue Reading

Obama’s Contradictory, Appalling New Hostage Policy

President Obama Wednesday announced a new policy regarding U.S. hostages that is designed, albeit not purposely, to get more Americans kidnapped and killed. The policy, in short, is that while the government still may not ransom hostages, private citizens can – even though it’s against the law – and will be aided by the government… Continue Reading