House Passes GOP Refugee Bill in Veto-Proof “Stinging Rebuke” To Obama

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In what is being called a “stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama,”  House Republicans and members of his own party ignored his veto threat Thursday and overwhelmingly approved GOP legislation putting a pause on the Syrian and Iraqi refugee program.

Via ABC News:

Forty-seven Democrats joined all but two Republicans as the House passed the measure by a veto-proof 289-137 margin, a major setback to the lame duck president on an issue — what to do about the Islamic State and the refugees fleeing them — that shows no signs of settling down. The vote exceeded the two-thirds majority required to override a veto, and came despite a rushed, early morning visit to the Capitol by top administration officials in a futile attempt to limit Democratic defections for the measure.

Apparently, more than a few Dems share the GOP’s unhinged fears of “widows and orphans.”

Prior to the vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan pointed out the problems with the refugee program.

“We don’t have data on the other end to verify the veracity of the refugees’ claims,” Ryan told reporters.

“When we know that ISIL is already telling us that they’re trying to infiltrate the refugee population, when we have indications that some of the Paris bombers – one at least – may have come through the refugee routes, don’t you think that common sense dictates that we should take a pause and get this right?”

As for Obama’s veto threat, Ryan said,  “It baffles me. I just for the life of me don’t understand why his veto threat came as it did – especially given the fact that his own law enforcement’s top officials came to congress and testified that there are gaps in this refugee program.”

The Speaker added, “this should not be a partisan issue.”

Paul Ryan needs to understand that Obama is a community organizer who is bent on the destruction of the nation so no positions that he takes is ever with the country’s best interests in mind.

He has leading the country for seven years by pitting Americans against Americans – usually a small, unpopular but politically correct and trendy minority against the mainstream. It’s a tactic that has worked out well for him and that Hillary Clinton seems to be adopting.

 

Our Weasel Of The Week!

Yes, once again, It’s time to present this week’s statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!

Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were all slimy and despicable, but the votes are in and we have our winner by a nose…the envelope please…

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Charlie Sheen, Actor, Blowhard And Irresponsible Jerk

 JoshuaPundit : I rarely pay attention to Hollywood or what passes for  celebrities there, but it’s finally come out that Charlie Sheen is HIV positive and has been for quite some time. While I sympathize with anyone who has this illness, Sheen apparently hid it from the world for quite some time, even paying millions to blackmailers. And he also hid it from a number of his sexual partners. 

Lawsuits will of course ensue, but how much money can ever compensate for someone infecting you with HIV and potentially taking your life and the lives of others whom never made the choice to have sex with Charlie Sheen, never even met him? How much would you settle for?

It was a truly despicable, weasel choice he made, simply to protect his own vanity and image. It’s the antithesis of anything remotely resembling manhood.

Actors frequently get recognition for their talents, and they also get awards. The only thing I want to add to what was written above is this. You, Mr. Sheen can accept this award as recognition for your finest performance ever in  your role impersonating a man and a concerned, decent human being.

I hope somehow you come to terms with the damage your vanity caused to others, make true repentance and find peace.

-Selah-

Well, there it is.

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Ralph Peters Is Worried About Obama: ‘My God, We’re in Even Deeper Trouble Than I Thought’

Lt Col Ralph Peters (Ret.) confessed to Bill O’Reilly Monday that he is deeply worried about the state of affairs Obama has put us, calling him the most destructive president since Jefferson Davis.

“Listening to the president presser in Turkey, this morning I thought –  My God, we’re in even deeper trouble than I thought,” Peters said.

“The only president on the American continent who has done more damage was actually Jefferson Davis – the president of the Confederate States of America. Charles [Krauthammer] used the word ‘delusional.’ It is just beyond delusional – this guy is so arrogant – and at the same time so sensitive, he cannot admit that he’s wrong – and boy is he wrong and has been wrong about Islamic terror.”

Peters continued, “Today I listened to him – He reacted as though the massacre in Paris was a kind of political annoyance. The French are in this now. But they can’t do it,  NATO can’t do it, nobody can do it without us and we’re AWOL.”

Peters characterized NATO as “Lady Liberty with some European costume jewelry,” and noted that without America’s leadership “the Europeans can’t even get there.”

“I would welcome a NATO effort,” he said. “But it’s not going to happen because Obama doesn’t want it to.”

Peters added that “one of the reasons I worry so much – is because even if this president somehow, miraculously turned around and gave our generals a one word order – ‘WIN’ – the Pentagon is so infected with PC, [political correctness] it would be a halting effort.”

SEE ALSO:

Peter Wehner, Commentary: Our Bitter and Graceless President:

 We all know people of towering arrogance and we all know people of staggering incompetence, but Barack Obama is quite possibly the perfect package. No one on the scene today combines these two qualities in quite the same way as Mr. Obama.

Michael Goodwin, NY Post: Obama’s inaction plants doubt he can keep America safe:

President Obama’s appallingly tepid response to the Paris slaughter makes him an outlier in a world suddenly determined to crush the Islamic State barbarians. In one of the worst appearances ever by an American president during a crisis, Obama, meeting in Turkey with other heads of state, called the atrocity a “setback” and urged patience.

Even after French President François Hollande gave a rousing speech to Parliament, declaring, “We are in a war against jihadist terrorism, which is threatening the whole world,” and urged Obama to join a coordinated effort, the president said no.

“It’s best that we don’t, you know, shoot first and aim later,” Obama said.

So much for solidarity with the French.

WFB: Report: al Qaeda Terrorists Entered United States Through Refugee Program:

Two al Qaeda terrorists who had killedAmerican soldiers were able to enter the country as refugees, according to a reportreleased Wednesday from the House Homeland Security committee.

Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, two Iraqi refugees settled in Bowling Green, Kentucky, after killing American soldiers, whom they bragged about having “for lunch and dinner.” In 2010, they were caught handling weapons, including included a machine gun and a missile launcher, that they planned to smuggle to insurgents in Iraq.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if there were many more than that,” said Rep. Michael McCaul (R., Texas), the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. “And these are trained terrorists in the art of bombmaking that are inside the United States; and quite frankly, from a homeland security perspective, that really concerns me.”

Weasel Zippers: President Obama Has Threatened To Veto A Bill That Would Intensify Screenings Of Refugees…

Via ABC:

President Barack Obama is vowing to veto a bill from House Republicans that would increase screening for Syrian and Iraqi refugees before they enter the United States.

The White House says the legislation would introduce “unnecessary and impractical requirements” that would harm efforts to assist some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Judicial Watch: ISIS Terrorist Released in Plea Deal Months Ago in Illinois:

The Paris terrorist attacks bring to mind the frightening case of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) operative arrested in Chicago last fall and released earlier this year to serve probation in Illinois for a state crime that secretly drew federal intervention.

His name is Emad Karakrah, the ringleader of a sophisticated narco-terror operation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) facilitated his release from Cook County Jail in January. Judicial Watch uncovered Karakrah’s terrorism record and has reported extensively on his extremist activities, including a 2009 plot to bomb talk-show host Oprah Winfrey’s Chicago studios and the iconic Sears Tower. In late August of last year Karakrah was arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase through Chicago streets as an ISIS flag waved from his car. When Chicago Police finally stopped and arrested Karakrah, he told officers his car was rigged with explosives that would detonate if searched. Bomb disposal units secured the vehicle without incident, but Karakrah’s arrest helped expose a narco-terrorist network with roots and financing in El Paso, Texas.

ABC: Terrorists Once Used Refugee Program to Settle in US:

The 2013 ABC News investigation also revealed that several dozen other suspected terrorist bombmakers, including some who were believed to have targeted U.S. troops, may have mistakenly been allowed to move to the U.S. as Iraq and Afghanistan War refugees, among the tens of thousands of innocent immigrants.

The Obama administration insists now that Syrian refugees are subjected to intense vetting before they’re allowed to settle in the U.S. and that a vast majority of the millions of refugees the U.S. has resettled since the 1970s are normal, peaceful people, but the program has had serious security problems before. In 2009, a flaw in background screening of Iraqi refugees allowed the two al Qaeda-linked terrorists to settle in Bowling Green and led to a temporary suspension of the refugee program, officials told ABC News in a 2013 investigation.

The Daily Mail: America’s ‘enemies within’: How nearly SEVENTY have been arrested in America over ISIS plots in last 18 months – including refugees who had been given safe haven but ‘turned to terror’

US authorities have charged at least 66 men and women with ISIS-related terror plots on American soil – including a handful of refugees, Daily Mail Online can reveal.
The terror group has set its sights on Washington, D.C. as it vows to further infiltrate the West and ramp up its blood-soaked offensive.
Presidents Obama insists that ‘slamming the door’ on Syrian refugees fleeing ISIS would be a betrayal of American values.
But 34 governors are refusing to take in any more, in case jihadi fighters slip into their states and repeat the carnage of Paris.
Analysis by Daily Mail Online reveals that a handful of foiled plots have already involved immigrants accused of harboring sympathy for ISIS.

PJ Media: Headed for U.S., Five Syrians With Doctored Passports Caught in Honduras:

Thanks to Honduran police officers, five Syrian men bearing stolen, doctored Greek passports will not be entering the United States through our southern border. A police spokesman in Tegucigalpa told Reuters Wednesday that they caught the quintet as they were trying to make their way to the United States through Mexico.

The Federalist: This Column Is Exactly What ISIS Wants:

President Obama was in Manila yesterday getting worked up about the only thing that really grinds his gears, the GOP. “I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for ISIL than some of the rhetoric that’s been coming out of here,” he said of Republicans, who were demanding a pause in the influx of Syrian refugees.

Oh, c’mon! Not one? I can. In fact, I can think of a bunch, because ever since Paris was attacked by a group of religiously unaffiliated men who happened to also yell “Allahu Akbar!” before randomly shooting civilians, liberals have offered an array of conceivable causes for the proliferation of terrorism. There’s Republican rhetoric, of course. Climate change. People drawing mean cartoons about Islam. Blowback for various wars Americans have started without any provocation whatsoever.

The problem is that no matter what the GOP says these days it is “doing exactly what ISIS wants” — the most popular platitude this side of ‘those Syrian refugees are just like Baby Jesus.’

Walter Russel Mead, The American Interest: President Obama’s Cynical Refugee Ploy:

Obama’s own policy decisions—allowing Assad to convert peaceful demonstrations into an increasingly ugly civil war, refusing to declare safe havens and no fly zones—were instrumental in creating the Syrian refugee crisis. This crisis is in large part the direct consequence of President Obama’s decision to stand aside and watch Syria burn. For him to try and use a derisory and symbolic program to allow 10,000 refugees into the United States in order to posture as more caring than those evil Jacksonian rednecks out in the benighted sticks is one of the most cynical, cold-blooded, and nastily divisive moves an American President has made in a long time.