by: the Common Constitutionalist
USA Today wrote on Sunday that “President Obama is taking a dramatic step to show he opposes Republican efforts to slow or halt the admission of refugees over terrorist concerns: He has invited a Syrian refugee to attend his State of the Union Address.” Is the refugee going to be seated next to the empty “Gun Violence” chair?
Anyway – it’s hardly a dramatic step. As I reminded people on Monday , Obama had an illegal immigrant child sitting with Michelle during last year’s dog and pony show. So this is just the guilt-trip du jour.
And this invited refugee is hardly emblematic or remotely representative of the others he wants to bring here. The invitee is a 55 year old scientist from Syria who’s been living in Detroit for the past month. He claims “his family home was destroyed by a bomb, killing his wife, daughter and five other relatives.” Was it one he made? Sorry – I couldn’t resist.
I guess he is now all alone.
So I found it odd when the refugee scientist Refaai Hamo said, “I was thrilled when I heard that President Barack Obama is welcoming us into the United States.” Us? Who’s us? I thought his family was killed? The report neglected to explain this apparent disparity. They also neglect to reveal what kind of scientist he is.