In case you don't know Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), he is a member of the frat boy club of anti-choice, anti-women legislators who now feel empowered by Paul Ryan's ascendance and first and foremost, he is no more than a reality TV star-cum GOP Congress-putz, riding the laurels of social media mediocrity. Duffy was on "The Real World" and honestly has little else in his resumé that would set him apart as an exceptional person who deserves to be a member of the House of Representatives. His own colleagues on the show found his right wing politics unpalatable.
Duffy was on Morning Jihad with Willie Geist, who proved too formidable an interviewer for his evasiveness. The issue at hand was Drumpf's assertion that it is appropriate to call the sitting President of the United States the founder of a terrorist group called ISIS. Of course, Drumpf agreed, because any semblance of sanity has gone out the window and we are existing in the delusions of Trump's nightmarish concoctions. Duffy was asked, point blank, does he agree. To call his squirmy response a dance around the question, is a euphemism.
GEIST: Do you agree, Congressman, that the President of the United States is the founder of ISIS?
DUFFY: *concludes tap dance solo* What I do agree with is um, when, when ISIS was in its infancy 'Brock' Obama called it a JV team, he did nothing to defeat it (really?) to eradicate it, he let it foster and grow and become a huge movement. It's part of Hillary Clinton's foreign policy.
GEIST: Do you believe the President is the founder, do you believe he is in league with ISIS.
DUFFUQ: When we're in rallies, things get a little animated.
Animated is another way of saying 'completely idiotically blown out of proportion and full of baloney.' There's a difference, Duffy obliviously forgets, between the accusations of FOUNDING ISIS and employing strategies that were remiss in its eradication. This is far too esoteric for the Wisconsin Republican to differentiate and he tries, in vain, to give credence to Trump's moronic blame game.
We had a temporary breakthrough, about halfway in to this trainwreck/interview. Duffy admitted, half-heartedly, that ISIS was not founded by President (Brock) Obama, but he quickly yammers away over his assumption that the group became a monstrous foe thanks to POTUS and Hillary Clinton.
Appallingly, he said, "If they didn't dice this out years ago...we wouldn't have had Orlando." Yes, he went there. He harped on the presence of the Orlando shooter's dad at a Clinton rally, as if this allocates blame to her directly for the club shooting that was a result of homophobia, not terrorism. No one said anything about this insane allusion.
He kept this charade up for two more minutes, just mercilessly lying about this problem's root. He looked asinine to anyone with a slight recollection of 21st Century history, but of course, we had to leave it there. This 'ISIS was caused by the Democrats' crap should really be dead in its tracks because, it's a sickening lie.
President Obama Did Not Sign The Status Of Forces Agreement!
It's beyond reprehensible that the accusation that President Obama was the founder of ISIS isn't met with uncontrollable laughter and a trap door opening into a pit of lions for the one who uttered the fallacy. But yet, we acknowledge this absurdity with consideration and feign concern that we're going to 'get to the bottom of this.'
Imagine if the Democratic Party attempted to completely rewrite history and allocated blame on the blameless, how quickly would they be taken to task? When George W. Bush signed the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the Iraqi government, the die was cast and unless there was a change of heart on the part of the Iraqis, our soldiers would be at risk for imprisonment or worse had we left them in that war-torn nation, without the protective agreements that Herr Donald finds so confusing and superfluous. Duffy forgets that the SOFA wasn't President Obama's baby, it was a Republican brainchild.
In one of his final acts in office, President Bush in December of 2008 had signed a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the Iraqi government that set the clock ticking on ending the war he’d launched in March of 2003. The SOFA provided a legal basis for the presence of U.S. forces in Iraq after the United Nations Security Council mandate for the occupation mission expired at the end of 2008. But it required that all U.S. forces be gone from Iraq by January 1, 2012, unless the Iraqi government was willing to negotiate a new agreement that would extend their mandate.
President Obama had no choice, as the Iraqis were not willing to renegotiate the terms of the SOFA and if he left our soldiers in Iraq, he would be endangering their safety and effectiveness in ways that would not only cause him to be impeached, but the GOP would seek the death penalty for him. It's seriously the most disingenuous accusation that President Obama and by default Hillary Clinton CREATED ISIS. That is not supposition, this is reality. Yet Drumpf and his moronic apologists, like Duffy, continue to blame Obama/Clinton? How often do we even hear the SOFA facts laid out on the table when one of these Republican buffoons skips over the pertinent details of history to lay blame where it doesn't belong? I'd say, pretty much never. This is your MSM hard at work, rewriting history, keeping Republican lies alive. Time to pull the plug on this garbage already!
Looks like CNN chyron graphics truth-warriors are lending a hand again. I hope this trend continues.
Well, here we are. pic.twitter.com/i7pbeoYR6R
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) August 11, 2016