With people like Steve King, Michele Bachmann and Louis Gohmert in the House, it’s pretty difficult for another congressman to get noticed for saying incredibly stupid things, but Steve Scalise, a GOP House Whip, apparently thinks he’s up to the task. Here’s his latest bid for mention in the annals of stupid:
“One person asked me about this foolishness where the president is trying to change the name of the Washington Redskins. And it is a sad state of affairs for our commander-in-chief that we know what President Obama’s plan is for the name of the Washington Redskins — he wants to change it, we know his plan — but we don’t know what his plan is to deal with a major threat to American national security,” Scalise told the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins.
“I think it’s just indicative of the lack of focus and priorities that this president’s had, that he won’t lay out that plan but we know what some of his other plans are that have nothing to do with the problems facing this country.”
Obama’s plan to change the name of the Redskins? You know how many times he’s even mentioned the issue? Once, in an interview last year when he was asked about it. And his answer was “I’d think about changing it.” That’s it. That’s the vaunted “plan” that is so distracting him from ISIS. And what Republican nonsense would be complete without a meaningless reference to St. Ronald the Magnificent?
The Louisiana congressman called on Obama to state clearly that he wants to “take out” ISIS — which, in fact, the president has said repeatedly — and to learn from Ronald Reagan’s simple foreign policy agenda: “We win, they lose.”
Right. Like in Beirut, when he responded to the bombing of the Marine barracks by withdrawing the Marines from the country (if a Democrat did that, they’d call it “cutting and running”). And in Iran, where his “we win, they lose” strategy was to trade weapons for hostages.
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