Huckabee on Obama Climate Change Plans: We Need Commander In Chief, Not ‘Weather Obsessed Meteorologist In Chief

<> on November 13, 2015 in Orlando, Florida.
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GOP presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says “President Obama’s national security priorities are dangerous.”

“America needs a commander-in-chief, not a weather-obsessed meteorologist-in-chief,” Huckabee stated in an op-ed for Fox News.

Huckabee argued that the federal government has no control over the weather, but can control “borders, military assets, critical airspace, and American intelligence.”

He added that the U.S. can also kill radical ISIS terrorists. “America needs a president focused on what we can control, not fixated on weather patterns which we cannot,” Huckabee argued.

Even if we could control the weather, 95 percent of the world lives outside America, and we cannot control the behavior of seven billion people across the globe. Put another way, other countries refuse to tackle simple, dangerous threats like nuclear weapons proliferation. So how does Obama expect to persuade massive polluters like China, Russia and Pakistan to embrace expensive, job-killing global warming regulations?

Obama’s obsession with global, utopian collaboration and building a personal climate change legacy has made him allergic to common sense. Meanwhile, the real “security imperative” keeps metastasizing.

Huckabee argued that Obama has no strategy to combat ISIS, which he says “keeps swelling in size.”

In the Syrian city of Raqqa, which serves as the ISIS capital, Islamic radicals have established a treasury department with an elaborate system of taxes, public services and real estate rental agreements. Between oil production, smuggling, antiquity dealing and kidnapping, ISIS is building a comprehensive infrastructure.

“What will it take for Obama to wake-up to this menace? Maybe he would take ISIS seriously if he discovered they didn’t recycle,” Huckabee joked.

Huckabee said the Department of Homeland Security allows unscreened foreigners from roughly 38 European countries to come into the U.S. without a visa as radicalized immigrants continue to flow all over Europe.

“Illegal immigrants continue to cross our porous borders and thousands of immigrants overstay their visas each year. America’s cyber-defenses remain incredibly vulnerable and the White House has endless excuses for security breaches, intelligence failures and routine Washington incompetence,” Huckabee stated.

“Now more than ever, America needs a commander-in-chief focused on the global war on terrorism, instead we have a community organizer focused on global warming,” Huckabee concluded.