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Oversight Committee Chairman Agrees With Trump: Obama Sympathizes With Terrorists

Jason Chaffetz
JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

I can't imagine how Donald Trump became the Republican presidential nominee, can you?

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz appeared on Fucks & Friends this morning where he said President Obama cares more about attacking Republicans than terrorists.

"When you want to see the president fired up, it's when he's talking about Republicans. It's not when he's going out and talking about defeating ISIS and protecting the United States of America," Chaffetz said Wednesday morning on "Fox and Friends." [...]

Speaking at a rally Tuesday in Greensboro, N.C., Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, said Obama was angrier with him than with the nightclub shooter.

While President Obama walks softly and carries a big stick, Republicans stomp their feet and carry a wet noodle.

At the direction of the president, American forces have hit thousands of targets in ISIS-held territory. House Republicans, meanwhile, cannot even be bothered to pass a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) tailored for the current situation. It seems almost certain they will not pass an AUMF before the president leaves office.

As we've discussed, no evidence that's been released to the public clearly demonstrates the Orlando shooter had any real ties to ISIS. The shooter was investigated by the FBI in recent years, but that did not prevent him from buying an assault rifle. President Obama has called for closing this gap in gun control.

If we're being real, I personally am more concerned about the threat posed by Republicans than any terrorist organization, and I believe everyone should be because men like Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan actually do pose an existential threat to America as we know it today. That is not, however, the real implication of Donald Trump or Jason Chaffetz. Their implication is that President Obama is anti-American Manchurian candidate.

This isn't a debate about state policy or priorities, it's a dogwhistle.

  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

    If we’re being real, I personally am more concerned about the threat posed by Republicans than any terrorist organization, and I believe everyone should be because men like Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan actually do pose an existential threat to America as we know it today.

    “A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.” – Ariel Durant

    ISIS is not a threat to us. They are, at worst, a bee sting. Orlando, while terrible, is no great threat to our national well-being. Even 9/11, which caused 3,000 deaths and billions in damage was not a serious blow to us as a nation. What was a serious blow was our reaction to these things. Much like the aforementioned bee sting, the real threat isn’t the stinger, but the anaphylactic shock – the body’s own overreaction. The real damage of 9/11 was the Bush administration’s actions to take away civil liberties, weaponize fear as a political tool, and launching wars which cost dramatically more in (god, I hate this term) “blood and treasure.”

    ISIS didn’t do that to us.

    Al Queda didn’t do that to us.

    We did it to ourselves.

    Specifically, we allowed the Republican Party to hijack the national narrative and we, the liberals, cowed and meek, followed in step or offered only feeble resistance. We cannot forget the lessons we so painfully learned.

  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

    While President Obama walks softly and carries a big stick, Republicans stomp their feet and carry a wet noodle.

    http://i.imgur.com/Tz9JZoB.gif

  • Draxiar

    They have no scandals to hit President Obama with so they have to create them. This is another example of that.

  • muselet

    What a loathsome little man Jason Chaffetz is.

    –alopecia

  • Aynwrong

    Has anyone else ever noticed that the diference between “Bircher” and “Birther” is exactly one lousy syllable? I can’t imagine why that suddeny occured to me.

    • ninjaf

      Not even a syllable…just a single letter.

      • Aynwrong

        Whoops! Dammit! Good catch.