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Apr 12 2013

Rios: Obama Doesn’t Care if Americans Get Killed

Sandy Rios, formerly of Concerned Women for America and now with the American Family Association (that’s a giant step sideways), said on her radio show recently that even if Obama was born in Hawaii, he doesn’t love America like those from the mainland do and doesn’t really care when Americans are killed.

Rios: People that didn’t grow up here don’t have the same kind of love for the country. I’m sorry, I think that includes our President, I don’t think he loves the country like people who were born and did grow up here. Now I’m not saying he wasn’t born here, I’m not even going to get into that, I think that’s certainly a question we can ask. But we do know that he spent a lot of his earlier years in Indonesia, in Hawaii, you know, it’s not the mainland, it’s very different.

I have always said from the time he was running that he doesn’t love this country enough to be its president. I stand by that, I said it a very long time ago, I stand by that statement. He’s not that offended when Americans are killed. He doesn’t have the same sense of protection and anger over it.

Yeah, we all know that Hawaiians aren’t real Americans, amirite?

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  1. 1
    composer99

    I believe the most appropriate response is, fuck you, Sandy Rios.

    (Anyone complaining about civility should note that, despite the lack of cussin’, Rios’ claims are far more uncivil than my retort.)

  2. 2
    Anthony K

    Just like Honeymoon in Vegas!

    Nicholas Cage: “I need to get back to the states!”
    Kauai airport ticket agent: “We are a state, sir.”

  3. 3
    doublereed

    Kinda like how those Jews weren’t REAL Germans…

  4. 4
    jamessweet

    Only when they are killed by drone strikes. Illegal execution via UAV is an ancient Hawaiian tradition, you see…

  5. 5
    Worldtraveller

    composer99@1: You left out a ‘very much’ in your proposed reply.

    I leave it as an exercise for the readers to determine where it should go.

  6. 6
    Donovan

    So Sandy Rios is in favor of gun control? Even more so than Obama, since he doesn’t care about the deaths of Americans the way she does?

  7. 7
    dugglebogey

    Republicans have always played the “real americans” game.

    Black people aren’t “real americans” to them. New Yorkers aren’t “real americans” to them. Non-white, non-christian people aren’t “real americans” to them. People who don’t speak english as their first language aren’t “real americans” to them. You can keep that list going until you’re only talking about people in their immediate family.

    I don’t know what “america” they are talking about, but I wish they would go find it and live there instead.

  8. 8
    Taz

    Yeah, where was Hawaii during the Revolutionary War? And the Civil War? And the Second World . . .
    never mind.

  9. 9
    otrame

    Reminds me of my late, unlamented Grandfather. When you took all his remarks and bundled them together, it was clear that he had no use for anyone who wasn’t white, of Irish decent, male, older than 50, and born and brought up in Texas, preferably Kaufman County.

  10. 10
    bahrfeldt

    So Shrub, responsible as the perpetrator or conduit for the deaths of over 4,000 Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan (mostly after the mission was accomplished) was a secret agent of Hawaii??

  11. 11
    composer99

    bahrfeldt: It certainly puts Hawaii 5-0 (did I spell that series name correctly?) into a different perspective.

  12. 12
    tubi

    Hawaiians aren’t real Americans…

    To be fair, many of them are yellow.

  13. 13
    ShowMetheData

    Hawaiians aren’t real Americans, amirite ami-white ?

  14. 14
    Artor

    But remember, George W, who got several thousands of Americans killed in his vanity wars, and enthusiastically executed as many prisoners in Texas as he could, even mocking them afterwards, he totally respected the lives of Americans. Because he was raised here.

  15. 15
    yoav

    Does that apply to anyone not from the contiguous US like Alaskans or only to Muslim Kenyans from Hawaii?

  16. 16
    busterggi

    Sure Obama doesn’t care if ‘mercans die – that’s why he’s trying to force all of us to own guns and shoot each other.

  17. 17
    Modusoperandi

    Now, look, I’ve been to Hawaii and, if anything, it’s more foreign and exotic and foreign than it looks on the TV. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that it’s a bad place, exactly. All I’m saying is that it’s a nice place to vacation, but you wouldn’t want to elect a secret Muslin Kenyan from there.

  18. 18
    dingojack

    Bookem Danno murder one.
    :) Dingo

  19. 19
    slavdude

    Remember Cokie Roberts in 2007 or 2008 before it was clear that Obama would be the Democrats’ nominee saying that people wouldn’t go for him because being from Hawaii was too “exotic”?

  20. 20
    Nick Gotts

    Hey, why has no far-right fantasist yet accused Obama of being a tool of the Hawaiian sovereignty movement? Or maybe they have and I missed it?

  21. 21
    psweet

    Apparently she’s never heard of the 442nd combat team, the most decorated unit in US history (relative to size and length of service) composed of Japanese-Americans, most of them from Hawaii!

  22. 22
    Trebuchet

    Yeah, we all know that Hawaiians aren’t real Americans, amirite?

    Considering the utter illegality of the takeover of Kingdom of Hawaii by US business interests in 1893, perhaps that should be the case.

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