Cruz: It’s a ‘Sad State of Affairs When the United States is Arm in Arm With Oppressive Islamist Governments’ (Video)

Appearing on Hannity last night, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) fielded questions on Syria and defunding ObamaCare.

He agreed that Assad’s (alleged) use of chemical weapons is an outrage, but went on to note that with all its bluster, the Regime has neglected to mention the touchstone of what our policy on Syria should be – ” the vital national security interests of  this country.”

He said, “under no circumstances should we be arming rebels who are affiliated with al Qaida and this administration has already suggested that they want to arm the rebels with no reliable means of differentiating al Qaida from non al Qaida”. He noted later on in the interview that of the nine major rebel groups, seven of them may have “significant ties” to al Qaida.

He also declared that our concern should be the chemical weapons and preventing them from falling into the hands of terrorist groups. (which may be too late according to Walid Shoebat who posts evidence the Syrian Rebels used Chemical Weapons (not Assad.)

As for the perception in Egypt that the Regime’s rabidly pro-Muslim Brotherhood, Cruz said, “what a sad state of affairs when the United States is arm in arm with oppressive Islamist governments.”

Hannity made the cogent point that “we’ve gotten to the point where our allies don’t trust us and our enemies don’t fear us”, to which Cruz responded, the one principle that has proved true from time immemorial is that bullies and tyrants don’t respect weakness.”

From there Hannity went to the fight to defund ObamaCare.

It’s an uphill battle to be sure.

How do we win? Cruz says, first we get 41 Republicans in the Senate and 218 Republicans in the House to stand together on defunding ObamaCare – and the way to do that, he said is to get millions of people to sign his petition to defund ObamaCare. As it stands, it’s at 666,381. It’s got a ways to go to be the “tsunami” Cruz is hoping for.

Have you signed the “Don’t Fund it” petition yet? What are you waiting for?


CBN News: Muslim Brotherhood Influence Reaches White House:

WASHINGTON — The Muslim Brotherhood appears on the ropes in Egypt following a military crackdown on the radical movement. Here in the United States, however, one American-Islamic group linked to the Brotherhood continues to thrive.

The Islamic Society of North America, or ISNA, will hold its 50th annual convention over Labor Day weekend this year.

And ISNA even has the ear of the White House.

A Grand Jihad

Before President Barack Obama departed for Israel earlier this year, he took time to consult with Mohamed Magid.

Magid has reportedly become a trusted administration advisor on issues ranging from immigration to counterterrorism policy.

White House officials have praised Magid’s organization, ISNA, as a pillar of the American-Muslim community.

But according to analyst Ryan Mauro of the Clarion Project, an organization dedicated to exposing radical Islam, ISNA’s agenda is anything but mainstream.

“We know from the Muslim Brotherhood’s own documents that [ISNA] is a Muslim Brotherhood front — they say that explicitly in one of their 1991 secret memos,” Mauro told CBN News.

Mauro said that internal Muslim Brotherhood documents, captured by the FBI, name ISNA as one of 29 American-Muslim organizations with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Brotherhood gave birth to both al Qaeda and Hamas.

Weasel Zippers:  Poll: 69 Percent of Egyptians Want Muslim Brotherhood Banned From Politics…

Via Egypt Independent:

A poll conducted by the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research, or Baseera, published on Tuesday, showed that 69 percent of Egyptians reject the Muslim Brotherhood’s future engagement in Egyptian politics.

That figure compared with just six percent who said the Muslim Brotherhood should play a part in politics in the future.

The poll was conducted to measure public opinion after the 30 June protests and the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsy, following the dispersal of two pro-Morsy sit-ins at Rabaa al-Adaweya and Giza’s al-Nahda Square.

According to the poll, 69 percent of Egyptians reject the continued involvement of the Muslim Brotherhood in politics.

Twitchy: ‘Are you kidding me?’ Brit Hume not a fan of UN weapons inspection policy:

UN weapons inspectors mission is only to find out IF chemical weapons used but NOT who used them. Are you kidding me?

DC Clothesline: Why is Barack Obama preparing a military response to the Syrian chemical attack when the United States never responded militarily to the Benghazi terrorist attack?

While our government is claiming it was Assad who used the chemical weapons this is the same Obama regime who falsely claimed for weeks on end that a youtube video was responsible for the terrorist attack in Benghazi which left Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Tyrone Woods dead when everyone knew this was not the case, so forgive me if I feel as if the Obama regime has no credibility.

And speaking of Benghazi.

At this point we do not know what Barack Obama’s response will be to the Syrian situation but we do know this, it will be more than the response given to the terrorist attack in Benghazi. In that case the United States responded to the violence by condemning a video and apologizing for the disgusting video.

Why does Barack Obama feel it is the obligation of the United States to interfere militarily in a civil war because chemical weapons were used against the civilians in Syria when he didn’t feel obligated to respond militarily either during–when he might have been able to save American lives–or after the terrorist attack which killed Unites States citizens?


Erick Erickson, Red State:  The Meatloaf Caucus #DefundIt:

Congressman Rob Woodall (R-GA HAFA Score 78) was a great sport this past Friday. He joined me for my radio show in Atlanta, which is on WSB, the nation’s most listened to talk radio station.

During the course of our conversation, Congressman Woodall said the fight against Obamacare is “the biggest issue of our generation.” He also said of the Republicans in Congress “there is nothing we won’t do in order to see this President’s health care bill repealed.

Got that? It is “the biggest issue of our generation” and “there is nothing we won’t do in order to see this President’s health care bill repealed.” Got it?

But he and the Republican leadership won’t support defunding it with a continuing resolution.

They are the Meatloaf Caucus. It’s like the old Meatloaf lyrics that he will do anything for love, but he won’t do that.

The Meatloaf Caucus will do anything to defeat Obamacare, but they won’t defund it.

Video: Aaron Klein Makes The Case For Obama’s Impeachment on Fox and Friends

Journalist and radio host Aaron Klein and blogger Brenda Elliott have coauthored a new book, ”Impeachable Offenses: The Case for Removing Barack Obama from Office” which they plan on hand delivering to lawmakers next month when they return to Congress from their August break.  Klein was invited on to Fox And Friends this morning to talk about his the case for impeachment.


Andrew McCarthy, NRO: It’s Not Crazy to Talk about Impeachment:

 Outside of Cruz and a handful of likeminded upstarts, when the topic involves accountability, congressmen’s default mode is evasion. Nevertheless, Coburn did not duck. He answered: “I don’t have the legal background to know” whether the “serious things” raised by the voter “rise[] to ‘high crimes and misdemeanors.’ But I think you’re getting perilously close.”

On cue, Obama’s media cried foul. And it really is Obama’s media: The main push-back came from David Axelrod, formerly the top Obama White House spinmeister. Through the familiar lefty-political-operative-turns-lefty-media-operative revolving door, Axelrod is now an NBC/MSNBC spinmeister. He belittled Coburn’s “considered legal opinion as an obstetrician” — which is the thanks the self-deprecating Coburn gets for conceding his lack of legal training. He then accused the senator of spreading “a kind of virus that has infected our politics” . . . which, I suppose, is Axelrod’s considered medical opinion as a windbag.

As it happens, both Coburn and Axelrod are wrong. Impeachment is not a legal matter; it is a political remedy. But law is how the Left strangles politics. Alexis de Tocqueville foresaw the enervation of democratic society at the hands of the Left’s vast, hyper-regulatory administrative state. In parallel, the political vitality of a once self-determining culture is suffocated by the ubiquity of the litigator’s trick bag.

NYTs: Ignoring Qualms, Some Republicans Nurture Dreams of Impeaching Obama:

Mr. Cruz suggested in an e-mail that impeachment might not be the best course of action for Republicans. “The media’s focus on impeachment is interesting,” he said. “But our best approach is to use those tools provided by the Constitution to rein in the executive, starting with the national effort to defund Obamacare.”

When President George W. Bush was in office, many liberal groups and some Democrats clamored for impeachment proceedings, largely over the Iraq war. But the House speaker at the time, Nancy Pelosi, never entertained the idea, calling it “off the table” more than once.

The issue, though, can be just the sort of red meat that constituents throw on the town hall grill when meeting with members, especially in the most conservative Congressional districts. Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, a conservative former prosecutor, acknowledges that voters raise the issue with him, which he said he deflects with, “Have you met Joe Biden?” The exchange usually ends with laughter.

Washington Post:  Jindal on impeaching Obama: ‘I reject that kind of talk’:

Asked Sunday about recent comments from some Republican lawmakers on impeaching President Obama, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said, “I reject that kind of talk.”

The Republican governor said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that although he disagrees with Obama’s policies, “instead of talking about impeachment,” he preferred “a legitimate debate.” Talking points he said he’d rather discuss included healthcare and education, which he called “the next great civil rights fight.”

Thomas Lifson, The American Thinker:  Progressives fulminating over impeachment talk:

Progressives are having conniption fits, sputtering with indignation over growing talk about impeachment as the constitutional remedy for President Obama’s flouting of the law, most prominently in declaring that he will not enforce certain aspects of Obamacare out of his own political convenience. The founders clearly understood the need for a political remedy when an executive behaved outside the bounds of the law.

Ed Rogers, the Washington Post: The impeachment talk that won’t go away:

 [T]he president is stoking through his willful flaunting of the law can’t be denied. Perhaps the former constitutional law professor has overreached and decided that the Constitution is more flexible than he once thought. His misdeeds are increasingly being detailed by commentators, even those who are not marginalized conservatives. No less than Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) – who is particularly bright and well-regarded – has broached the issue and is raising the notion that impeachment is conceivable. This drew a sharp rebuke – rather than a laugh – from David Axelrod, suggesting that perhaps Senator Coburn hit a nerve.

The bothersome reality is that President Obama is inventing new laws, selectively choosing to enforce laws he likes and ignoring or amending the ones he doesn’t. Many writers, from George Will to Jeffrey Anderson to Charles Krauthammer have written about the president’s increasing lawlessness. What is the penalty for this? How is it supposed to be investigated? We are close to uncharted constitutional territory.