President Obama Says GOP Acting As Recruitment Tool For ISIS


It takes a particular level of gall to be on foreign soil and criticize your political opponents. It is even worse when one is on foreign soil and openly treats political opponents with a level of contempt and anger that would be better served directed at terrorists. President Obama went there and after calling the terrorist attacks in Paris a “setback” and getting pissy with the press on Monday, has begun to lash out at GOP Governors:

President Obama is lashing out at Republican politicians who oppose allowing Syrian refugees into the U.S., accusing them of being “scared of widows and orphans.”

Speaking to reporters Wednesday morning in the Philippines, Obama scoffed at attempts to block refugees following the Paris terror attacks as “political posturing” that “needs to stop.”

“Apparently they are scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America,” Obama said of Republicans. “At first, they were too scared of the press being too tough on them in the debates. Now they are scared of three year old orphans. That doesn’t seem so tough to me.”

Obama apparently directed his ire at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who said Tuesday he opposes allowing people fleeing the conflict in Syria to resettle in the U.S., even “orphans under five.”

Christie is one of 28 governors, all but one of whom are Republican, who say they do not want to accept Syrian refugees. The governors are part of a growing wave of opposition to Obama’s plan to allow 10,000 into the country in the next year.

It gets worse. He decided to go all in and lash out at GOP Presidential candidates:

And the president once again took aim at Republican presidential hopefuls, such as [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ] (R-Texas) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who suggested the U.S. should admit Christian refugees from Syria but not Muslims.

He said that type of rhetoric is “a potent recruitment tool” for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

“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, using his preferred acronym for the group.

Who does this? This idiot needs Congress and the Governors as partners in this. Does he really think the best thing to do is antagonize them on foreign soil?

Dana Perino was still online when this news broke and lashed out at the President in several tweets:

The President of the United States is supposed to be a leader. Instead we have in the most important office in the world, a petulant little crybaby who does nothing but erect straw man arguments when confronted with his own failures and who treats his political counterparts more harshly than he does the terrorist organization that killed 129 people just 4 days ago.

It’s pathetic.