Following the press conference on Monday in Turkey, a presser that even left some lefties scratching their heads, a press conference in which Obama said he had no interest in “American leadership or America winning,” GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz responded with what has come to be known as a verbal “Cruz missile,” a powerfully devastating truth bomb that obliterates leftist narratives and lies from the establishment in both political parties.
Obama told the press on Monday (emphasis added):
“What I’m not interested in doing is posing or pursuing some notion of American leadership or America winning, or whatever other slogans they come up with that has no relationship to what is actually going to work to protect the American people and to protect people in the region who are getting killed, and protect our allies and people like France.”
Ted Cruz told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Monday that there is not a more “stunning indictment” of the Obama-Clinton foreign policy and appropriately channeled Ronald Reagan’s policy toward defeating the communist Soviet Union in the Cold War.
“I think in that one sentence, President Obama has summed up the entirety of the Obama-Clinton foreign policy. There is not a more stunning indictment of what has happened in the last seven years than his statement that he’s not interested in American leadership or America winning. And indeed, the next sentence that he said after that was I don’t have time for that. and I’ve got to day, my view is precisely to the opposite. What should our strategy be with respect to radical Islamic terrorism? Well, paraphrasing Ronald Reagan, with regard to the Cold War, I think our strategy should be very simple. We win, they lose.”
“And the reason right now we’re not winning is the President doesn’t believe in American leadership and America winning,” Cruz continued. “And that’s why the bad guys are on the rise, and the world’s getting more and more dangerous.”
Cruz also responded to Obama’s insinuation in the same speech that Cruz was somehow “un-American” for opposing the importation of more radical Islamic terrorists into the country, calling Obama and Hillary’s plans to invite thousands of Muslim Syrian refugees into America, “nothing short of lunacy,” while pointing out the these “refugees” are predominantly young men, not presecuted women and children.
“I appreciate Barack Obama calling me un-American, and that is reminiscent of the vitriol with which he treats conservatives. Indeed, just like Hillary Clinton said her enemy is Republicans, Barack Obama views anyone who stands with the American people, and for keeping the American people safe as apparently un-American.
And listen, that comment, it embodies the consistent refusal of President Obama and Hillary Clinton and his entire administration to ever even utter the words radical Islamic terrorism. The President laughingly tried to characterize this attack in Paris as simply a manifestation of some sort of inchoate, violent extremism.
It is a particular dangerous enemy we face. It is a theocratic and political philosophy of Islamism that the radical Islamic terrorists are driven to murder anyone who does not share their extreme faith. And a big part of the reason we are not effectively combating radical Islamic terrorism indeed as the President readily acknowledged he has no strategy to do so, is because he will not acknowledge the enemy we are fighting. And so President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s proposal to bring tens of thousands of Syrian Muslim refugees to America is nothing short of lunacy.
If you look at, at least one of these terrorists who attacked in Paris was a Syrian refugee. Of the Syrian refugees who have entered Europe, one estimate was that 77% of them are young men. That is a very unusual demographic for a refugee wave. And indeed, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has said it is clear that among those refugees are likely a significant number of ISIS terrorists entering Europe.
It is inexplicable that President Obama would want to bring in refugees when this administration has no idea if the refugees they are bringing are ISIS terrorists. And ISIS wants to carry out the very same sort of political attack in America that they carried out in Paris. And it is really a sad and indeed, to use President Obama’s own terms, a shameful thing that our commander-in-chief puts his political correctness and his ideology ahead of his solemn obligation to be commander-in-chief, and to protect the lives of innocent men and women in this country.”
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