They claim Obama is a collaborator because he adheres to America's long-standing exceptionalism of giving war-weary refugees a safe haven…
In keeping with the shrub ideology that any American, or any nation, that “is not with us is our enemy,” Republicans are once again portraying the President of the United States as an enemy conspirator and collaborator with the Islamic State. Not because he has joined forces with Iran, Saudi Arabia, France, Russia, Iraq, Iraqi Kurds, and Turks to destroy the shrub-created ISIL, but because he adheres to America’s long-standing exceptionalism of giving war-weary refugees a safe haven.
The latest Republican accusation that the President of the United States is defending shrub’s creation ISIL and waging war on Republicans as surrogates for “true America” is Wagner (R-MO) and Limbaugh, respectively. They are not alone in their assertions, but they certainly represent the mindset of the conservative movement.
Obviously, in Wagner’s mind because the President disagrees with Republicans on the Syrian refugee issue he is supporting the Islamic State. On a radio interview Wagner said that because the President “picked a fight with the republican cabal over refugees, he was standing up for ISIL.” Wagner also said “the president’s comments about refugees,” being women and orphans, and “mocking Republicans and calling their rhetoric a potent ISIL recruitment tool was disgusting and an absolute disgrace, and a stand against the side of freedom;” all because the President disagrees with stupid, cowardly, panicked, and cruel Republicans. Wagner even thought to include the 47 House Democrats who joined Republicans to reject Syrian refugees as completely agreeing that the President is against freedom and for ISIL.
Limbaugh took a slightly different approach in claiming that the President hates America and considers that nation’s “number one enemy is the Republican cabal and the wingnut delusion.” Limbaugh claimed that because the President is not following the shrub war-first agenda his foreign policy is “inept and incompetent and nonexistent.” While he was demeaning the President for not being a Republican warmonger, Limbaugh laughingly dismissed the barrage of Republican “bigotry” attacks against Muslim Americans; including claiming that “the President and those others like him” support ISIL as pay back against patriotic Americans for what they believe are “America’s past crimes.”
Now, just because the President did not say Republicans are America’s greatest enemy does not mean there is not a very substantial number of Americans who believe that to be true; including that congressional Republicans have come precariously close to committing treason by conspiring with foreign governments against the United States. And regarding ISIL, if the shrub did not invade Iraq for regime change, oil, and to kill over half-a-million innocent Muslim civilians, President Obama would not have to invest American assets to destroy the extremists.
As far as who in America is actually “standing up for” and aiding ISIL to achieve their goals; that is solely Republicans, all manner of wingnuts, and the hate-filled religio-wingnuts. Remember, the most recent Republican lurch toward Nazi fascism targeting Muslims is precisely what the Islamic State leadership said they needed as “a very potent recruiting tool” back in February. It is noteworthy that the ramped-up bigotry toward Muslims due to the rise of the shrub’s ISIL began long before Paris was attacked. Republicans have been driving the American increase in “repression and Islamophobia to sufficiently unbearable levels;” precisely what President Obama is attempting to stop.
Republicans know President Obama is not supporting ISIL or standing up against freedom just because he refuses to let them run the country. They also understand that he does not consider them to be “America’s enemy number one” because of Syrian refugees that would not exist if the shrub did not invade Iraq. However, they have claimed this President hates America since before he was sworn into office when the Republican cabal and wingnut delusion officially became “America’s enemy number one;” it is something the President never said but no small number of Americans know is true.