Congress, Harry Reid, Issues, National Security, Politicians, Rand Paul

Dems plot to foil Syrian refugee bill

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harry_reid_barack_obama_101313On Thursday, the House passed a bill to suspend the admittance of Syrian and Iraqi refugees into the U.S. until key national security agencies certify they don’t pose a security risk. It passed 289-137, with 47 Democrats joining 242 Republicans in favor of the bill — just one vote short of a veto-proof majority. But despite obvious bipartisan support, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has vowed to filibuster the legislation:

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) declared the House bill has no chance of reaching President Obama’s desk, confident he will be able to hold his ranks when the bill comes to the floor.

“The problem is not with refugees,” Reid said. “I don’t think we’ll be dealing with it over here.”

When asked about the prospect of Obama vetoing the legislation, Reid said, “Don’t worry, it won’t get passed. Next question?”

A spokeswoman for Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) declined to comment on Reid’s statement.

Democratic leadership aides say they’ll be able to sustain a filibuster and expect no more than a few defections.

Senate Democrats want to shift the debate to the roughly 20 million people each year who enter the country through the visa waiver program. However, Sen. Rand Paul has fast-tracked a bill that would crack down on visas from countries with “significant jihadist movements”:

“The time has come to stop terrorists from walking in our front door. The Boston Marathon bombers were refugees, and numerous refugees from Iraq, including some living in my hometown, have attempted to commit terrorist attacks,” [Paul] said. “My bill will press pause on new refugee entrants from high-risk countries until stringent new screening procedures are in place.”

No doubt Reid will try to thwart that one, as well, no matter how many Democrats support it.

What progressives seem to misunderstand is that Republicans don’t want to wholesale turn away “widows and orphans.” Instead, they want to properly vet the refugees to ensure that they don’t pose a threat to our homeland, which seems like a pretty common sense move to most people.

But let’s face it — most progressives don’t exhibit any common sense, which is precisely why they aren’t fit to run this country.

  • Crockette

    Home grown are ALSO a threat but this question does not address that issue!! Two different issues of security.

    • Stever

      Crockette, IF, obama and reid were to discuss it, it woud be fecal matter that they would deliver. obama regurgitates fecal matter, thinking that Americans are that ignorant, to believe the master of Lies.

      • Crockette

        My conclusion upon listening and watching is O is simply satisfied that he has said “something” and doesn’t really care if he is believed. But gets upset if and when he is confronted with the fallacy of it all.

      • Name

        I was wondering where the fecal stink was coming from …

        • Stever

          Well, Name, if you say the Fish stinks from the head, I would follow your nose to determine where that fecal stink comes from, it could be in your backyard? Good hunting…

          • Name

            Stever, you don’t know what you’re talking about, do you? I did follow my nose, and the fecal sink comes from Barry. Not from my backyard. I have nothing to do with Barry’s stink. I was commenting on what you said. I guess you lost your thought process.

          • Stever

            Hey name, no offense meant, you know Barry is a Alleycat, may well have been him and it seems you’re a good detective. Thanks for your concern, but my thought process is doing well and our front line fight is with the fraud sitting in the White House and his minions, lets agree to agree..Stever

          • Name

            Yes, of course. I did agree with you in the first place.

  • Stever

    I think what would be best if obama and reid get their way, is send the refugees to reid’s home and the rest to the white house, so they can play with the obama children and teach them about peace.

  • Richard Bagenstose

    i think we should start deproting them along with the illegals and start with the freakin muslum in the white house

    • Name

      I like that. The fish stinks from the head.

  • Stever

    That slimy serpent of evil, harried reid, has proposed to FILLIBUSTER the Refugee bill, so it will not reach the Liar in Chief’s desk. Remember the RINO McConnell and his issue with the fillibuster…Remember too, that I have the feeling Paul Ryan knew this would happen and take the pressure off of him, if reid did filibuster the bill. I do not trust Ryan, he is doing the same thing that the now gone JOHN Boehnor would pull. The purse strings belong to the Congress, we will find out where Ryan is at if he allows the bill to be funded. No doubt,that Ryan, will double speak his way out should the bill pass. Should that happen, we should think about ridding ourselves of another RINO, Paul Ryan who has somehow become a charter member of the US Chamber of Commerce. Trump 2016

  • disqus_BAvz0LV7zw

    US must halt the REFUGEES. Set up a sanctuary in their own country, and the allied nations will provide and support their needs.
    The primary responsibility of the president is protecting and defending the American people. That is the number 1 priority. Not transporting hundreds of thousands of refugees to the US without being vetted. It is impossible to vet them, according to FBI, and experts.
    Watching all the marching refugees 95% of them are strong young mean. It has been proven time and time again in Europe and here in America that thousands among them are Muslim radicals.
    Obama does not follow the constitution but his own dictates.

    • JeanneD

      Obama has “forgotten” that his position in life right now, is to protect and defend the American people.
      One might suspect that it was never on his agenda to do just that.
      What is on his agenda regarding this country ? One can only guess.

  • TexRancher

    This subversive president and his socialist party will do all they to over-ride the will of the people. McConnell will serve their will as well! Treason is the name of their game and they should be dealt with as such!

  • Mike Pitzer

    Stop all illegals and refugees from entering. Ones that are here remove! All entries will be screened and then put through our process to become a citizen and accept and govern their lives by our beliefs and our standards.

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