Democrats just delivered a stunning blow to Obama’s Syrian refugee plan

Turning on President Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders, a significant chunk of the House Democratic caucus sided with Republicans in an effort to effectively stifle the flow of Syrian refugees into the US.

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As Written By Maxwell Tani and Brett LoGiurato for Business Insider:

On Thursday, 47 House Democrats voted in favor of a bill authored by Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas). The bill passed, 289-137, giving it just enough to overcome a threatened veto from President Barack Obama.

The legislation bars Iraqi and Syrian refugees from being admitted to the US until the FBI director and the Director of National Intelligence certify to Congress that each refugee does not pose a national-security threat.

The bill’s passage comes less than a week after the Paris terror attacks, which left 129 dead and hundreds more injured. One of the suspected attackers was found with a refugee passport, though its authenticity has not been confirmed.

Following the attacks, more than 30 governors and a number of mayors came out against Obama’s plan to resettle up to 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next fiscal year.

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  • hangman57

    Obama does not deserve to be President , when he puts the safety of Americans at risk !

    • carlcasino

      High Crimes and Misdemeanors is still part of the Constitution? Bring Impeachment to the floor and get the Traitors on Record.

      • TxGirl4Liberty

        I agree. The House should follow-up with Impeachment proceedings so every American can see where their elected representatives stand when our citizen’s lives and country are being threatened from within by a lawless, tyrannical Commander-in-Chief.

      • hangman57

        I agree !

  • Robert4709

    It’s about time politicians put America first instead of party affiliation. Our man-child president is officially irrelevant now!

    • The Old Chip

      This epitome of evil usurping the white house is playing a bumbling incompetent fool, he isn’t a man at all; he’s a petulant child out playing his 300 plus rounds of golf.
      His idea of stopping ISIS is to fly them to New Jersey, grant them executive
      amnesty and put them on the “Road to Citizenship”. Just like the 30 MILLION ILLEGAL aliens that already kill 2,000 U.S. citizens each year. (Check immigrationcounters dot com)

    • carrsmi

      Not quite irrelevant – yet. One more step – he’s fired by President TRUMP.

  • Judith Van Doren

    Good news for USA.

  • Tay

    You know your term is pretty much over when your own party contines to turn against you.

  • Elapoides

    Does anyone actually pay attention to these stories & the news? It’s not a stunning blow, the Senate is going to block the bill.
    Hello out there, anyone listening, paying attention, or are you all Rubio & Ben Carson supporters?

    • Conservative

      I’m a TED CRUZ supporter!

    • Marianne Schreiner Greig

      Hope to God you are wrong,or it will be the END of the USA,take a good look what’s happening in Europe,particularly the UK,all but a muslim country now,with halal food and 200 sharia courts.

  • http://defending-the-Constitution.com Joseph D. Hollinger

    Obama is a Muslim, check his past performance. Muslims win, U.S. and other countries lose because our country fails to stand up and be a force to be reckoned with throughout the World as we have nearly always been.

    Obama has a Chief Adviser that was born in Iran, Muslim, and has family and associates that are card carrying radical Communists on an FBI watch list. Why in hell is Valerie Jarrett in our White House and what kind of “advice” is she giving Obama?

    I want Valerie Jarrett out of our country, period! I want Hillary Clinton’s aide gone as well. Why is she trusted to be in the position to assume the same sort of position now held by Valerie Jarrett should Hillary (God Forbid) be elected President in violation of Article II. Section 1. of the Constitution?

    Islam takes over a country by getting followers placed into high positions of power and influence where they can effect changes in that countries politics and laws that will enable Islam to take over the country. They have used this same process to take over many businesses and industry in England. In fact, they control most of England’s shipping ports. Not good, people, not good!

    England and several other European countries have surrendered dearly because of Political Correctness. Why are Americans not learning from their experiences? We are really stupid for having to go down the same roads to failure when others have already made the journey for us and are willing share their “lessons learned” for out benefit.

    We must totally stop allowing immigrants into the United States unless they possess skills and proven drive for success that the United States needs to regrow and thrive once again. We must stop taking in the dregs of the Earth that coutries are throwing at us because they don’t want them either. There is a time and place for compassion and Americans are some of the most compassionate and generous people in the World, but, we must stop letting compassion bite us in the butt and take more from us than we can afford to give and have the United States remain as the Framers worked so hard and suffered so dearly to create for us.

    We have the only Constitution that has ever been that gives control of government to the People and empowers the People to maintain control over those elected to act in their stead.

    Currently, we the People are not doing our job well. We have become complacent in our Constitutional duty of protecting the Constitution, as it was written and legally amended, from all enemies both foreign and domestic.

    We must keep on top of what those we elect are, or are not doing at all times. If we don’t they will gravitate towards the strongest influences and temptations that come their way and begin to ignore us and ignore their oaths of office to continue to enjoy their ill gotten gains. The Framers knew they would do just that and that is why we have the Bill of RIghts.

    Article I. Sections 2. and 3. set the amount of time Senators and Representatives are to serve and establish, in concrete terms, that is all the time they are to serve.

    Article II. Section 1. sets the amount of time a President shall serve in his ONE term and that a Vice President be elected and shall serve the same term.

    President Roosevelt was led down the wrong road by those running his campaigns. They abused the one term limit for a President to serve and got him elected to four terms. Consequently, the 22nd Amendment was ratified to prevent Presidents from serving more than two terms in the future.

    The problem in this is that the 22nd Amendment not only limits a president to serving two terms, it also allows him to serve two terms in defiance of Article II. Section 1. which, by the way, is not mentioned in the 22nd Amendment and remains, still limiting a President to one term of four years as the Framers intended.

    Why did the Framers limit the amount of time to be served by the people elected to represent the People to one term? To prevent them from falling to unguarded temptations to which they will be exposed over time. By limiting the length of exposure to one term the likelihood for corruption and cronyism are significantly reduced if not eliminated all together.

    People that know they have been elected to serve the best interest of constituents and the United States for one term will do their very best for them in that limited time so they will be remembered for the job they have done. They will not worry about the needs of their party, they will not worry about reprisals from senior members because there will be none except in the Senate which has a three-class structure whereby one class is elected each two years and one class goes home each two years. They will not have time to be bought by lobbyists and special interests or remain in office long enough to do what they may want done. AND, they will not get involved with reelection and waste valuable time away from serving the people.

    Everyone wins when everyone elected serves but one term! DO NOT REELECT ANYONE TO ANY OFFICE in State or Central Governments. Its unconstitutional and destructive. IMPEACH OBAMA NOW, don’t wait for 2016 elections because he can destroy America in a year. He has already set the stage for doing so.

    God Bless America! There is no place on Earth like it and we must keep it alive!

    Joseph D. Hollinger

  • http://treeofliberty14.blogspot.com/ Irredeemable Gary

    The “leader of the free world” is anything but.
    There is no longer any question as to his loyalty to the United States; there is none. That is why so many governors, 31 + KYs Gov elect are standing to say enough.

  • Tami Clements

    Article III, section 3 of the Constitution “Any person who levies War against the United States or adheres to its enemies by giving them Aid and Comfort has committed treason within the meaning of the Constitution. The term aid and comfort refers to any act that manifests a betrayal of allegiance to the United States, such as furnishing enemies with Arms, Troops, Transportation, Shelter, or Classified Information. If a subversive act has any tendency to weaken the power of the United States to attack or resist its enemies, aid and comfort has been given.”
    Under such Hillary and Obama has committed such with Benghazi, supplying arms to what is now ISIS.
    Hillary has compromised classified information.
    The Iran Deal has a subversive act of weakening the power of the United States.
    The firing of long standing generals who oppose Obama’s leadership is weakening the power of the United States.
    Anyone who supports the Iran deal are also in contempt of this provision in the constitution.
    The President undermining and allowing illegal aliens in this country, has allowed criminals in this country, including ISIS members with oncoming ‘refugees’ and open borders…providing aid and comfort to these people. Clinton and Bernie sanders on National Television stated they want to give aid, free housing, free college to these illegal aliens and refugees. Such is all considered treasonous under our constitution for undermining the safety of this country and its citizens. The current Admin including but not limited to Mrs. Clinton have completely failed the American people applicable to the oath they swore to uphold. “TREASON

  • Rose Author

    Wow.. it’s nice to know the not all democrats are crazy or bullied by the current administration. (well.. not yet.. I’m sure they’ll get paid off by someone)