Frankly after going through five lying State of the Union Addresses I did not watch President Barack Hussein Obama’s speech last night. I leave it to a pro-troop organization Move America Forward (MAF) to provide a take on the Liar-in-Chief.
SOTU HITS & MISSES
MOVE AMERICA FORWARD STATE OF THE UNION RESPONSE
Sent by: Danny Gonzalez
Sent: 1/20/2015 10:38 PM
Sent From: Move America Forward
"Tonight we heard another artful speech from President Obama filled with uplifting rhetoric about moving beyond politics and working for the greater good. Despite tough talk, over the past 6 years we've seen very little action from President Obama to actually defeat Islamic radicals who kill Americans and threaten our way of life.
"The President said in the beginning of his speech that 'the time of crisis has passed' but the world is very much still in crisis. Obama is celebrating his retreat from the War on Terror while Americans overseas continue to die." said Danny Gonzalez, Director of Communications.
"In Afghanistan, our troops are leaving behind a country that is just as unprepared for ISIS as Iraq was when Obama pulled troops out of Iraq in 2012. We hope this year the President will finally wake up and start calling our enemies by name, Islamic terrorists. As he calls for authorization to use force to stop ISIS in Iraq, we urge the President to engage the full might of the American military to accomplish this task and stop tip-toeing around while ISIS secures and consolidates its power base," said Gonzalez.
President Obama delivered his State of the Union address and we've got all the biggest highlights -- hits, and misses from the President and from responses!
HIT - The biggest hit of the night was when Obama recognized our troops and their service over the last 13 years at war. They received the biggest standing ovation of the night, far longer than any the POTUS got.
HIT - In contrast to the FLOTUS guest, Congressman Duncan D. Hunter invited Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, the Afghanistan war veteran who was held in a Tijuana jail by the Mexican government for over 200 days after he unintentionally crossed the border with firearms in his vehicle.
For all the time Tahmooressi was being held in a filthy Mexican prison, being mistreated and denied justice, President Obama did nothing to secure his freedom. Move America Forward joined hundreds of Americans who protested for Andrew's safe return, which finally happened November 1st last year. No thanks to our Commander-in-Chief.
HIT - In response to Obama parading Alan and Judy Gross, Speaker of the House John Boehner invited political refugee Jose Luis Garcia who was a political dissident thrown in prison by the Castro regime for 17 years! Obama's new Cuba is a reward to the Castro regime for their years of brutality.
HIT - President Obama SAID he wanted an authorization for use of force against ISIS. We couldn't agree more, we must do more to combat ISIS. We must point out however, that ISIS has been a threat for over a year now, and still Obama has done nothing. The troops that he's sent to Iraq have such a limited scope of mission, and the air strikes he has allowed have done very little. ISIS continues to hold huge swaths of territory in Iraq and executes more innocent people every day. We urge President Obama to use the full might of our military to actually do something about this, rather than just talk tough.
HIT - Former UN Ambassador John Bolton responded to the President's State of the Union address on Twitter, tweeting "Have all Cuban political prisoners been freed yet? And Obama wants us to trust Cuba?" and he pointed out "Obama continues to see international threats as distracting from his primary objective to "fundamentally change" American domestic policy."
We fully agree with Ambassador Bolton. Obama's foreign policy is a disaster and every time one of those blunders causes a crisis, he defends himself by saying we are only using these disasters to score political points. Benghazi was not a "GOTCHA" moment as the president says, it was a disaster!
HIT - Bravo to Joni Ernst for delivering the Republican response to the President's State of the Union. You will remember that MAF was one of Joni's strongest supporters in her bid for the Senate. We support her because of her principles and because of her service to our nation. She is the first female combat veteran to serve in the U.S. Senate and we know she will continue to stand for our troops. In her response, Ernst said, "The forces of violence and oppression don't care about the innocent. We need a comprehensive plan to defeat them." We could not agree with Joni more. President Obama continues to ignore the spread of Islamic radicalism, he denies it even exists.
MISS - First Lady Michelle Obama invited an illegal immigrant to join her in a place of honor in the halls of Congress. Ana Zamora, who continues to break the law by continuing to remain in the US illegally, is held up as a standard of good behavior according to Obama's liberal agenda.
She is here to serve as a symbolic THANKS from millions of illegals who thank President Obama for his executive order that amounts to amnesty, while our borders remain unsecured. Are we supposed to be impressed and applaud Obama for circumventing the law and promoting people who knowingly ignore the legal immigration system in place?
MISS - Another member of the First Lady's guest list in the seat of honor are Alan and Judy Gross. Mr. Gross was jailed in Cuba and was freed as part of Obama's new deal to reopen relations with the Communist nation. It's a snub to the millions of Cuban citizens who are still stuck in that poor country under the thumb of a brutal totalitarian regime that continues the savagery established by Castro when he first took over.
MISS - In the first five minutes of the POTUS's speech he says "...combat operations are over in Afghanistan... the shadow of crisis has passed" here again President Obama is CELEBRATING his retreat from the War on Terror while Americans overseas continue to die. Just today, the State Department asked all Americans to evacuate from Libya due to terror threats and the country of Yemen is apparently about to fall to a rebellion by Islamic-radicals. The situation continues to unfold, but Iraq, Afghanistan and the rest of the Middle East continues to be in crisis while Obama says everything is fine.
MISS - President Obama doubled down on his threat to veto any bills that sanction Iran, saying that these sanctions threaten all the wonderful progress he's accomplished with stalling their Nuclear Program...but he failed to mention that his administration has missed every single benchmark they promised they would in their deal with Iran. We were told that after a 6 month period there would be progress...6 months came and went, and still no progress, yet the sanctions against Iran remain lifted, giving them tons of extra money which they use to fund terrorist organizations like Hezbollah.
MISS - President Obama shamelessly chided his detractors (MAF includes ourselves among them, sometimes) saying "A better politics is one where we debate without... "gotcha" moments, or trivial gaffes, or fake controversies that have nothing to do with people's daily lives." but we contend that Obama's foreign policy blunders are NOT gotcha moments, they cost American lives, as we've seen in Benghazi and Iraq since ISIS started taking over. His foreign policy makes the world a more dangerous place by failing to confront those terrorists who would harm us.
MISS - For the 6th time in 6 State of the Union addresses, President Obama once again called for the closure of GITMO and claimed that he has cut the population of GITMO in half. All he has done in reality, is send new talent back into the arms of ISIS, the Taliban, and Al Qaeda. The current leader of ISIS in Afghanistan is a former GITMO detainee. Obama says this to score political points, but GITMO is not going anywhere.
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