Nevada congressman responds to Obama mockery

Rep. Mark Amodei is not taking Obama’s chiding of those in Congress who are calling for a pause in the rush to bring Syrian refugees to America in stride, but is instead giving as well as he is getting.

While in the Philippines Obama angrily accused Republicans of being most “potent recruitment tool” for Islamic State.

“I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for ISIL than some of the rhetoric coming out of here in the course of this debate,” Obama said.

“When candidates say we should not admit 3-year-old orphans, that’s political posturing,” Obama continued in his belittling tone. “When individuals say we should have religious tests, and only Christians, proven Christians, should be allowed, that’s offensive and contrary to American values.”

 

Amodei released the following statement:

“Americans are compassionate people, but it is not unreasonable to ask the Administration to take measures to ensure our compassion is not exploited. Protecting Americans is paramount and this is an obvious vulnerability. It is not xenophobic to say so and I resent the implication.

Amodei

“With all due respect, when the President has regularly downplayed the threat of ISIS and Al Qaeda, only to be proven wrong time and again, what has he done to warrant the benefit of the doubt? Congress has the obligation to provide oversight and halt these plans until the necessary security precautions are in place.

“While it is not my preference to engage in political wordsmithing, frankly, given his comments over the past few days, it seems the President reserves greater disdain for his political opponents than he does those responsible for the deaths of thousands at home and abroad, the atrocities in Paris, beheadings, burnings, and the enslavement of women and minors. To suggest that Members of Congress and other American citizens who express concern over a legitimate threat are somehow a recruiting tool for ISIS is disgusting and about the least Presidential thing I’ve seen out of an already disappointing, JV Administration.”

JV Administration … nice touch.

Amodei and Nevada Rep. Joe Heck were among the signers of a letter to Obama on this topic.

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30 comments on “Nevada congressman responds to Obama mockery

  1. JV…not hardly…he’d be lucky to make the frosh team.

  2. nyp says:

    whaaah!! call the whamulance!

  3. Steve says:

    Want some cheese to with your wine, nypatrick?

  4. nyp says:

    If you would like to know what it is actually like to be a refugee trying to come to America, you should follow this twitter feed:
    https://twitter.com/Rrrrnessa?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
    or this:
    http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2015/11/18/9756590/refugee-process-us

  5. Steve says:

    “In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American … There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag … We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language … and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”

    “We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile. We have room for but one language here and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, and American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding house; and we have room for but one soul loyalty, and that is loyalty to the American people.”

    Theodore Roosevelt

  6. Patrick says:

    A model sure does represent the current crowd of chickens among the Republican Party. Heck, even if they’re not just scared, they just can’t help but cater to the worst fears of their frightened polo all base can they? I mean, forget about that bases already well known tendency toward xenophobia (and worse) they just can get that NO group of “refugees” has EVER in this country’s history been responsible for committing terrorism in this country (unless you want to count the white refugees from Ireland).

    Has NOTHING to do with the potential terrorism, it has ALL to do with the blatant fear and hate the the right has for anyone that doesn’t look like they do, or go to the church they do, or wear the same cloths they do. Well, that is NOT what made this country great and it’s not what we hold as a truth in this country (at least a truth that we want to propagate to the rest of the world) “Give us you poor, and tired, and hungry, and oppressed”

    Apparently, the Republican Party wants to change that to read, YOU keep all those folks, and give us people who look like the bush’s.

    “According to the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, of the 3 million refugees admitted to the US since 1975 (785,000 since 9/11), roughly a dozen have been arrested or removed due to security concerns.”

    http://www.wired.com/2015/11/turning-away-refugees-wont-fight-terrorism-it-might-make-it-worse/

  7. If we could only get Obama and his resident cheerleaders here to get as JAZZED UP about going after the ISIS barbarians as they are about attacking Republicans & conservatives on this Syrian refugee dust up…we’d really have something.

  8. nyp says:

    Funny, one wouldn’t know that we have been bombing ISIS steadily for months and that we just took out one of their chief executioners.

  9. Steve says:

    No country has ever won a war or achieved its stated political objectives without committing ground troops or at least using warships. Moreover, some historians make the even stronger claim that air power has never been a decisive factor in a military conflict.

    Slate

    I like their conclusion:
    “Finally, many post WWII theoreticians wrote that the atom bomb meant the end of ground warfare, since the threat of nuclear attack would ensure universal peace.”
    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/1999/04/can_air_power_alone_win_a_war.html

    Bombing only softens an enemy that has a known base….Daech and Boko Haram are spread out, over large areas and well hidden.
    This is a war. A war unlike any other, ever.

  10. nyp says:

    You know, I disagree with Ted Cruz about almost everything. But credit where credit is due. I salute him for his principled advocacy on behalf of admitting Syrian war refugees into the United States:
    “We have welcomed refugees — the tired, huddled masses — for centuries. That’s been the history of the United States.We should continue to do so. We have to continue to be vigilant to make sure those coming are not affiliated with the terrorists, but we can do that.”
    http://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=video&id=943

    Thank you, Senator Cruz, for standing up to the hateful demagogues on the issue of Syrian refugees.

  11. What seems a bit puzzling and a tad hypocritical…is that Obama & our left leaning cheerleaders have their hair on fire lobbying & demanding asylum for the Syrian refugees who happen to be Muslim…the very faith that demeans and degrades women, and persecutes members of the LGBT community to the point of throwing them off of roofs…what’s wrong with this picture?

  12. nyp says:

    So no one who is a Muslim should be admitted to the United States?
    An interesting perspective — one that clearly reflects the Republican mainstream.

  13. That’s not what I said little nyper…in fact I’ve been advocating the same position you just thanked Senator Cruz for…what I don’t understand, is why you and others posting here are so ardently supporting people of a faith that persecutes the two groups I mentioned above…as well as Christians and Jews.

  14. nyp says:

    I am not aware of any refugee from ISIS or Assad brutality who has thrown an LGBT person off of a roof or who has demeaned or degraded women. Are you? Throwing people off of roofs and discriminating against people on the basis of gender are illegal in this country, and anyone of any faith who engages in such behavior is answerable to the law.
    In other words, your comment is really dumb.

  15. Keep dog paddling…it looks good on you.

  16. Steve says:

    They don’t throw people off roof’s….

    They codify it in their law. But nypatrick defends their right to do so.

    http://76crimes.com/76-countries-where-homosexuality-is-illegal/

  17. nyp says:

    that is idiotic. where have I ever defended making homosexuality illegal.
    Very stupid comment.

  18. Steve says:

    “I am not aware of any refugee from ISIS or Assad brutality who has thrown an LGBT person off of a roof or who has demeaned or degraded women. Are you?”

    defense

  19. nyp says:

    that is a defense of making homosexuality illegal????

  20. Steve says:

    You obviously support people who support their law.

  21. nyp says:

    You are correct that I do not believe that a refugee family fleeing from ISIS should be asked their opinion of same-sex marriage as a condition of entry into the United States.
    Absolutely right about that.

  22. Steve says:

    You support openly homophobic people as immigrants.

  23. Otis says:

    Well worded Mark. Thank you.

  24. Larry Chesney says:

    We wouldn’t have a refugee problem if the young men between 16 and 30 had the balls to stay home an fight for their country.

  25. nyp says:

    Damn kids.

  26. Rtist4u says:

    Throwing anyone off of a roof or demeaning or degrading women is not not what ISIS does. they simply shoot to kill, or behead. As for degrading women? They use women to procreate. By. Every. Member. In. The. Clan. (I yes, I meant all those periods. It’s an emphasis affect.)

  27. No one said they did…they were speaking of people fleeing from ISIS who are of the Muslim faith. ISIS is far more diabolic and brutal than other radical islamists.

  28. “House Democrat: Obama White House ‘Royally ‘F**ked Up’ On Syrian Refugee Bill”…mutiny?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/house-democrats-syria-refugees_564f5607e4b0879a5b0ac4f7?95ecow29

  29. […] in particular did not take the tongue lashing from Obama lying down. “While it is not my preference to engage in political wordsmithing, […]

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