Appearing on Family Research Council’s Washington Watch, recently elected GOP House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) explained that President Barack Obama is more concerned with changing the name of Washington’s NFL football team than he is with fighting Middle Eastern terrorist group ISIS.
In audio captured by Right Wing Watch, Scalise told host Tony Perkins, “I was speaking today to a group of people at a lunch, and 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 complained that “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.”
After agreeing with Perkins that Obama’s actions “would be consistent with a community organizer,” Scalise added, that the President needs to “step up” like former President Ronald Reagan.
“When you had leaders like Ronald Reagan, during the Cold War,” Scalise said. “You knew exactly what his stand was. It was very simple too, we didn’t need a long complicated explanation. It was four words: ‘We win, they lose.’ ”
Scalise did not note the President’s address on Wednesday when, speaking of his administrations plans for ISIS, he said, “That [objective] is to degrade and destroy [Isis] so it’s no longer a threat, not just to Iraq, but also to the region and to the United States.”
Listen to the audio below courtesy of Right Wing Watch:
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