February 23, 2015 6:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas made his uninformed comments to the Family Research Council.

When Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, the host of the program, asked Smith why the president of Egypt and the king of Jordan are “responding in a more direct and authoritative way to these attacks of ISIS than our own president,” Smith responded, “That is true. Other countries seem to be doing more or taking it more seriously.”

“He was going to ‘degrade and destroy,’” Smith added. “Well, I don’t see any evidence of degrading and I don’t see certainly any evidence of destroying ISIS. Other countries are moving better than we are. And we certainly ought to get other countries engaged without any doubt, but we cannot just sit around and do nothing, all it does is embolden our enemies.”

In reality, the U.S. has conducted the vast majority of airstrikes against ISIS carried out by the U.S.-led coalition combatting the group.

Smith warned that “it would not surprise me if you didn’t see more American citizens subject to some of these killings when they see America doing nothing to try to stop them.”

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

24 responses to Republican Congressman: Obama ‘Will Sit Around And Do Nothing’ About ISIS Because He Doesn’t Think America Is Exceptional

  1. granpa.usthai February 23rd, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    so WTH is stopping any of these ‘Khristian patriots’ from volunteering?
    It’s OK to join up with the opposition – with your little booties touching the ground – IF- you really believe it’s a cause worth fighting for?

  2. edmeyer_able February 23rd, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    And his parties plan is to defund DHS and not give him a new AuMF way to go party of stupid.

  3. Carla Akins February 23rd, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    The US Airstrikes total more than all the other 60 countries combined. WTF is he talking about?

    • edmeyer_able February 23rd, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      It matters not that it’s not correct , their base eat it up, you should read the comments on rwnj sites in support of the 13 yo who agrees w/Rudy G

    • granpa.usthai February 23rd, 2015 at 7:16 pm

      counting all the red states (’cause the USA don’t exist when we have an ‘Islander’ as POTUS in the ‘mainland’) – and some countries that would be using airstrikes but can’t cause the don’t exist anymore.
      The numbers have to be correct, cause Sara and Michelle was up half the night counting. Between them both and with Congressional funding, I’m sure they would be able to go all the way up to 2! – which is purty close to 60 anyway.

    • anothertoothpick February 24th, 2015 at 9:01 am

      I would ask Lamar to explain this picture.

      Image: Al Qaeda’s Abdelhakim Belhadj poses with US Senator John McCain. McCain’s lobbying would play a part in securing Al Qaeda and its affiliates with sufficient arms to overthrow the secular government of Muammar Qaddafi in Libya. Soon after, these terrorists and their weapons would find
      their way to Syria via NATO-member Turkey.

  4. tracey marie February 23rd, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    lol, the reality is….IT IS HAPPENING DIRECTLY to EGYPT and SYRIA, wtf is wrong with teabaggers

    • rg9rts February 24th, 2015 at 4:59 am

      Rampant ignorance

  5. shocktreatment February 23rd, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    A fornicating race to the bottom.

  6. mea_mark February 23rd, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Smith responded, “That is true. Other countries ‘SEEM’ to be doing more or taking it more seriously.” — Key word here is ‘seems’. When you live in a delusional bubble of hyper-partisanship, everything that ‘seems’ wrong, ‘seems’ to be the fault of somebody in the other party. RWNJ’s never ‘seem’ to get it, good thing the rest of do.

    • granpa.usthai February 23rd, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      sometimes ‘seeming’ is more important as actual being.

      Sara said so!

      • mea_mark February 23rd, 2015 at 7:33 pm

        Living in a delusional bubble is fun …

  7. nola878 February 23rd, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Seems to me that those who clamor loudest for war are those who have never served in the military.

    “I don’t need your civil war. It feeds the rich while it buries the poor”

    Guns and Roses

    • granpa.usthai February 23rd, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      if only they could grasp the meaning of ‘exceptional’:


  8. majii February 23rd, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Why wouldn’t Jordan and Egypt ramp up operations against ISIS, especially when ISIS is kicking in their front doors? Smith, McCain, and other GOP/TPers pretend as if they are powerless to take any action against ISIS when the opposite is true. They have more power than the president because they have the power of the purse which is needed to fund any operation. None of the rw members of Congress have written a resolution or bill calling for an increase in U.S. operations against ISIS, and the reason they haven’t is because they don’t want to go on the record and vote for what they’ve been calling for. When the president asked them to act on Syria after they’d been running off at the mouth, none of them wanted to do anything. The president requested permission from Congress last week to increase military operations against ISIS, and so far, all we’ve heard is either silence or complaints that his request doesn’t go “far enough.” Even when this president gives them what they say they want, they find a reason to reject it.

    Edited for grammar.

    • anothertoothpick February 24th, 2015 at 8:57 am

      Saddam had an army of 2 million battle hardened men. They were way more powerful than IS (don’t say ISIS or they will cut your tongue out).

      It took a month for US military to neutralize Saddam’s army.

      Is IS (ISIS?) doing the work for Israel by killing Arabs?

      And what is up with McCain?

      Image: US Senator John McCain with members of the so-called “Free Syrian
      Army.” Several of the men pictured with McCain would end up committing
      horrific sectarian atrocities.

  9. rg9rts February 24th, 2015 at 4:58 am

    DARN Lamar…..come get your boarding pass…get you AR 15 and banana clips with the armor piercing ammo and your Bass Boat and we’ll ship your chicken hawk butt there…then you too can be a REAL TEXAS HERO

  10. jybarz February 24th, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Stupid people don’t know that they’re stoooopid.

    • William February 24th, 2015 at 8:01 am

      Your post is more profound than you probably realize.

  11. anothertoothpick February 24th, 2015 at 8:01 am

    AID & COMFORT: Israel President Benjamin Netanyahu greets and congratulates Syrian Islamic terrorist at Israeli hospital.

  12. jybarz February 24th, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Is this what sitting around looks like, Repuke Congressman Idiot?

    ***** The United States Air Force has increased the level of its attacks on
    the Islamic State group in recent weeks, dropping more munitions than
    ever before. The increase, mentioned in an article on the service’s website,
    means that more than 60 percent of all airstrikes carried out by
    coalition forces are now the work of the U.S. Air Force. The remaining
    40 percent of bombs are dropped on ISIS by the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine
    Corps and coalition partners.*****

    And this:
    ***** (Reuters) – U.S.-led
    air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria have
    damaged or destroyed 3,222 targets since August, including 58 tanks, 184
    Humvees, 673 fighting positions and 980 buildings or barracks, the
    Pentagon said on Wednesday. *****

    You can blame President Obama for this, P L E A S E!

  13. Flyercrazy May 22nd, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Listen Jyzzball.. with the take over of two key Iraq cities in the past week it is evident the USAAF has had little to no effect in ISIS….as you know we have only made 144 sorties in the past month compared to thousands elsewhere in the middle east. This is the most ineffective president with regard to war, and purposely so for obvious reasons. You can throw stats regarding effectiveness of air strikes all over the place but the results have been negligible for stopping ISIS. He is either ineffective by design or lack of experience, well that is not true, it is both but the latter is the excuse he would have us believe.
    For success both domestic and abroad we need this president on a 1 year 9 month vacation.

    • tracey marie May 22nd, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      Hey troll, yeah you! What gives you the right to come on this site and use such language, go back to stormfront or whatever pit you crawled out of.

      • Flyercrazy May 22nd, 2015 at 6:58 pm

        That was simply a brilliant traciemarie…what gives me the right..what a moron…how is Scientology working out for you? I suppose you went through EST as well and maybe a bit of Transcendental and the rest of your “que sara sara” existential progressives believe their are no abolutes rights or wrongs so how can you judge me on anything I say? The fact is you can’t because you have no absolute basis of authority to judge anything, you will just go with the flow until the next wave of thought replaces the existing one you are following, so damn pathetic.