How Stupid Do They Think We Are?

 

The Biden administration has made innumerable missteps, lied to the American public repeatedly and done a ghastly job of managing “refugees” allowed into the country—why in the world would they think we’d welcome an influx of Palestinian refugees now?

Let me explain the purported reasons that the administration thinks this is a sensible idea followed, in some cases, by the reason it’s not:

  • Palestinians would only be released to family members in the United States.

We’ve seen too many people who are protesting against Jews and Israel in this country, some who have demonstrated violence and a hatred of the United States. If these refugees enter, what assurances do we have that they won’t join the hostile pro-Palestinian cause?

  • The eligible population is estimated to be “relatively small.”

We have no idea how many will be admitted, and how long this process will continue. Whatever number of people is approved, it could easily be expanded by the authorities.

  • Let’s remember that according to Hamas, 34,000 Palestinians have been killed (numbers are questionable and don’t distinguish between civilians and Hamas soldiers).

The U.S. is not responsible for rescuing the Palestinian population, especially since no other country will have them. They chose Hamas through elections, and polls indicate that they supported the actions of October 7.

  • Special efforts will be made to allow children and people with medical issues to enter the country.

Palestinian children have been known to attack Israelis, both military and civilians. Once those with medical issues enter our country, will they be returned to Gaza after treatment? Will they be vetted, regardless of their age or medical condition?

  • Historically, we have admitted 400,000 refugees worldwide, but not Palestinians. Last year we allowed only 56 Palestinians of the 60,000 refugees that were allowed to enter.

Do I need to explain why this policy should not be changed?

 

The Biden administration doesn’t understand or doesn’t care that they have no credibility regarding almost any issue on immigration: they don’t protect our borders; they don’t do proper vetting; thousands of “get-aways” have entered the country; hundreds of thousands who’ve entered have been told to return on certain dates for hearings, although it’s not clear if any of these people are being monitored in any way or if they will be held accountable if they don’t appear.

Anyone with half a brain knows that the administration’s motive is not trying to be humanitarian: it’s called politics. They hope that the Muslim voters in Michigan and Minnesota will be persuaded that the U.S. really doesn’t support Israel, but has a secret alliance with the Palestinians, and with enough incentive, they will vote for Biden in November.

Our country is overrun with invaders, and no one takes the problem seriously.

How can the Biden administration expect us to take in Palestinian refugees who will likely not be properly vetted, who may hate the United States, and who would relish the idea of causing chaos in the U.S.?

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  1. tigerlily Member
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    It’s a terrible idea for all the reasons you state Susan, plus none of the many Arab/Muslim countries in the region want anything to do with either the Gazans or the West Bank so called Palestinians (who are just Arab Muslims). None offered to take them in when Israel announced their plan to take out Hamas and encouraged the Gazans to vacate the area right after 10/7 and historically none have ever taken them into their country as they know this would only lead to chaos in their country. If they won’t take any, then any reasonable country would take that into account before offering asylum to even a single Palestinian. Also, recent and current polling shows these Palestinians overwhelmingly approved (something like 75%) of the 10/7 Hamas attack. They are nothing but bad news.

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  2. Susan Quinn Member
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    tigerlily (View Comment):

    It’s a terrible idea for all the reasons you state Susan, plus none of the many Arab/Muslim countries in the region want anything to do with either the Gazans or the West Bank so called Palestinians (who are just Arab Muslims). None offered to take them in when Israel announced their plan to take out Hamas and encouraged the Gazans to vacate the area right after 10/7 and historically none have ever taken them into their country as they know this would only lead to chaos in their country. If they won’t take any, then any reasonable country would take that into account before offering asylum to even a single Palestinian. Also, recent and current polling shows these Palestinians overwhelmingly approved (something like 75%) of the 10/7 Hamas attack. They are nothing but bad news.

    Thanks, tigerlily. I couldn’t agee more. But will Biden take the public’s view into account?

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  3. Rodin Member
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    It’s almost as if Biden is a monarch. The Constitution doesn’t permit that but not enough people (or at least the “right” people) seem to care. Somebody is spreading the wealth — and it is not the poor who are getting it in any meaningful way. 

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  4. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf 🚫 Banned
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    Susan Quinn: How can the Biden administration expect us to take in Palestinian refugees who will likely not be properly vetted, who may hate the United States, and who would relish the idea of causing chaos in the U.S.?

    Because the Biden administration hates America and relishes the idea of causing chaos in the U.S.

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  5. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf 🚫 Banned
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):
    But will Biden take the public’s view into account?

    Nobody in Washington gives a crap what the citizen class thinks. 80% of Americans want the border secured. Washington wants it wide open.

    It remains open.

     

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  6. Susan Quinn Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):
    Because the Biden administration hates America and relishes the idea of causing chaos in the U.S.

    I wish I could argue with you, Drew, but I’m afraid you’re right. I don’t know if they hate us so much as they don’t care at all about us. We’re in the way.

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  7. David Foster Member
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    “why in the world would they think we’d welcome an influx of Palestinian refugees now?”

    Depends entirely on who we is.  The is a nontrivial number of Americans who think that right-wingers among their fellow citizens…especially southern, Christian, and noncollege Americans…are such a severe threat that they would welcome the entrance of a Golem who they think would act as a force against that threat.

     

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  8. kedavis Coolidge
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    David Foster (View Comment):

    “why in the world would they think we’d welcome an influx of Palestinian refugees now?”

    Depends entirely on who we is. The is a nontrivial number of Americans who think that right-wingers among their fellow citizens…especially southern, Christian, and noncollege Americans…are such a severe threat that they would welcome the entrance of a Golem who they think would act as a force against that threat.

     

    Well, Gazans/Hamas would attack their welcoming “hosts” first, because they’re softer, less able to defend themselves… like Israeli civilians and children.

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  9. She Member
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    Gosh.  I hope the title of this post is a rhetorical question.  

    I’m remembering a podcast (I think it was Dan Senor’s Call Me Back), in which his guest explained that “Palestinians” are the only people with permanent official United Nations “refugee” status (and the only “refugees” with a UN presence), whose status as “refugees” can be inherited from one generation to the next. So, four generations after Palestinians were first classified as such, and regardless of where they live, or how successful they’ve been–if they live in a “refugee” camp in the Middle East, or if they’re a vascular surgeon in Paris, they’re all, along with their families, children, grandchildren, etc, technically, still “refugees,” and their numbers increase tremendously from one generation to the next.

    Palestinian refugee status really is the gift that keeps on giving, earned, or deserved, or not.

    Implementing this latest panicked response by the Democrat party in order to keep Michigan Blue in November may just be one of the worst ideas (among many) that Joe Biden’s handlers have ever had.

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  10. kedavis Coolidge
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    She (View Comment):
    Implementing this latest panicked response by the Democrat party in order to keep Michigan Blue in November may just be one of the worst ideas (among many) that Joe Biden’s handlers have ever had.

    With any luck, Michigan will be the only state that FJB “wins” this time.

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  11. She Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):
    Implementing this latest panicked response by the Democrat party in order to keep Michigan Blue in November may just be one of the worst ideas (among many) that Joe Biden’s handlers have ever had.

    With any luck, Michigan will be the only state that FJB “wins” this time.

    Not so fast.  I live in Pennsylvania.  (The Red end.)

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  12. Susan Quinn Member
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    She (View Comment):
    Gosh.  I hope the title of this post is a rhetorical question.  

    Well, yes . . . kinda, sorta…

    She (View Comment):
    Implementing this latest panicked response by the Democrat party in order to keep Michigan Blue in November may just be one of the worst ideas (among many) that Joe Biden’s handlers have ever had.

    I’m not sure about the “worst” . . . yeah, you’re right…

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  13. She Member
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    Here’s how PA went in 2020, and an indication of roughly where I am:

    This paradigm was repeated, from state to state, ad nauseam in 2020.  Rural, flyover country, went for Trump.  Metropolitan, built-up, collegiate, federally-influenced areas went for Biden.  Thus, in PA, you have (roughly from left to right:  Erie County (NY adjacent), Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), State College (Penn State), Harrisburg (State capital) and a string of counties on the Eastern state border, beginning with those to the north that are basically bedroom communities supporting New York, and moving southward towards Philadelphia somewhere below the middle, and then further down to those supporting federal installations in Virginia, Maryland, and DC.

    Thing is, it doesn’t take many of these heavily populated blue areas to swing a state.  That’s why Biden is focusing on them so intently.

    I’d be very careful about making assumptions, or about predicting, or even hoping for the (so far mythical) red wave as it pertains to the next election.

     

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  14. TBA, sometimes known as 'Teebs'. Coolidge
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    Unacceptable. 

    If Palestinians want to come to America they’re just going to have to sneak across through Mexico like everyone else. 

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  15. kedavis Coolidge
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    TBA, sometimes known as 'Teebs… (View Comment):

    Unacceptable.

    If Palestinians want to come to America they’re just going to have to sneak across through Mexico like everyone else.

     

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  16. Susan Quinn Member
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    She (View Comment):
    I’d be very careful about making assumptions, or about predicting, or even hoping for the (so far mythical) red wave as it pertains to the next election.

    And of course there’s the issue of election integrity. 

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  17. Red Herring Coolidge
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    It isn’t that they think we are stupid. They don’t care what we think. They don’t care that we know what they are up to. They the arrogant.  In fact, they know we can’t stop them.  I bet it adds to their pleasure giving us their “up yours” middle finger salute.

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  18. Saint Augustine Member
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    Special efforts, eh? Could we try some special efforts to have a border sometime? To reduce the debt perhaps?

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  19. Susan Quinn Member
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    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Special efforts, eh? Could we try some special efforts to have a border sometime? To reduce the debt perhaps?

    Nah. We’re martyrs to their agenda. They like it that way.

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  20. Eugene Kriegsmann Member
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     Hopefully not stupid enough to reelect Biden!

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  21. Susan Quinn Member
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    Eugene Kriegsmann (View Comment):

    Hopefully not stupid enough to reelect Biden!

    From your lips to G-d’s ears!

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  22. cdor Member
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    Every night we see the video on our news channels of ugly and hateful people shouting death to Israel and death to the United States while, at the same time destroying the college campuses where some of these “protesters” attend school. A relatively normal person is repulsed by that type of behavior. The Biden administration sees that and says, “Let’s bring in a bunch more of these types of people, they are just like us.”

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  23. kedavis Coolidge
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    cdor (View Comment):

    Every night we see the video on our news channels of ugly and hateful people shouting death to Israel and death to the United States while, at the same time destroying the college campuses where some of these “protesters” attend school. A relatively normal person is repulsed by that type of behavior. The Biden administration sees that and says, “Let’s bring in a bunch more of these types of people, they are just like us.”

    Well, they ARE just like THEM, the ones doing it.

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  24. Ray Gunner Coolidge
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    Susan Quinn: How can the Biden administration expect us to take in Palestinian refugees who will likely not be properly vetted, who may hate the United States, and who would relish the idea of causing chaos in the U.S.?

    Because they can. 

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  25. Full Size Tabby Member
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    Slightly off topic, but why should the United States of America be expected to take in every person from anywhere in the world who is unhappy with life wherever that person is living?

    The United States is culturally, legally, economically, and politically very different from most other places in the world, including (and maybe especially) the Arab world. And we’re supposed to absorb a bunch of people from those very different places?

    Even if the Palestinian “refugee” has an American relative to help, the cultural and social transition is going to be enormous. Is it really kind or loving to encourage someone to subject themselves to that kind of life-altering change without a lot of thought and consideration?

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  26. Red Herring Coolidge
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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    Slightly off topic, but why should the United States of America be expected to take in every person from anywhere in the world who is unhappy with life wherever that person is living?

    The United States is culturally, legally, economically, and politically very different from most other places in the world, including (and maybe especially) the Arab world. And we’re supposed to absorb a bunch of people from those very different places?

    Even if the Palestinian “refugee” has an American relative to help, the cultural and social transition is going to be enormous. Is it really kind or loving to encourage someone to subject themselves to that kind of life-altering change without a lot of thought and consideration?

    We don’t have to take anyone in

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  27. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf 🚫 Banned
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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    Slightly off topic, but why should the United States of America be expected to take in every person from anywhere in the world who is unhappy with life wherever that person is living?

    We’re nice people and the evil people who run this country have weaponized our niceness against us.

    No, we don’t have to take them in. I prefer “doing good” to “being nice,” and “doing good” often means not being nice.

    To “do good” for America we must close the borders and pull up the drawbridges.

     

     

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  28. Ray Gunner Coolidge
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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):
    Slightly off topic, but why should the United States of America be expected to take in every person from anywhere in the world who is unhappy with life wherever that person is living?

    Because our deluded elites consider it penitence for America’s “settler-colonialist” sins. 

     

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  29. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):
    The United States is culturally, legally, economically, and politically very different from most other places in the world, including (and maybe especially) the Arab world. And we’re supposed to absorb a bunch of people from those very different places?

    Try explaining that to an effing liberal who thinks the only consequences are more ethnic restaurants. Never mind the leftists who know exactly what they are doing.

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  30. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):
    Even if the Palestinian “refugee” has an American relative to help, the cultural and social transition is going to be enormous. Is it really kind or loving to encourage someone to subject themselves to that kind of life-altering change without a lot of thought and consideration?

    The immigrants will not be expected to adjust to America. Americans will be forced to adjust to the immigrants–and the more incompatible the immigrant culture, the better (in the eyes of the left and the corrupt ruling class.)

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