Let’s be clear. No one is taking chances and letting terrorists, masquerading as refugees, into the country. The protocols the administration has set in place for Syrian refugees involve an 18 to 24 month vetting process. We are talking about taking in 10,000 people when millions have been displaced. France, having just suffered a terrorist attack, will still be providing a haven for 30,000 refugees.
The GOP tough guy presidential candidates are giving ISIS exactly what it wants: fear that overrides compassion and common sense. If we are so terrified of terrorists, we should stop every international flight into the country, because you can bet that it will be easier for a terrorist to get by the TSA than the kind of screening that is in place for Syrian refugees. But ISIS wants us to turn away Syrians. More refugees living in camps, more fodder for their propaganda mill, more recruits to fight the anti-Muslim Americans.
And aren’t these GOP tough guys also supposed to be Christians? What was it that Jesus said in Matthew 25?
The GOP candidates for president are an embarrassment. Cowardly lions pretending to be tough guys. (Hey, tough guys, remember: Home of the Brave.) UP@NIGHT has actually found proof of their cowardice. Here are four of the toughest of the tough guys in the way they actually appear when not in public, and their team leader.