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Scott Brown: Obama's Confusion Creates National Security Issues

By    |   Saturday, 11 Oct 2014 09:46 AM

The Obama administration seems "only more confused" as international threats grow around the world, Scott Brown, Senate candidate from New Hampshire, says in Saturday's GOP address, and Washington needs senators who will put the nation's interests before party loyalty.

"So many challenges, so many threats and problems, and all at the same time," Brown said. "Yet the Obama administration seems only more confused as things unravel. This is what the world looks like without American leadership."

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The former Massachusetts senator, who is running in New Hampshire in November against Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen, highlighted in his speech the many international threats to American security, including the Islamic State (ISIS), the situation between Russia and Ukraine, Israeli-Palestinian tensions, and the threat of a nuclear-equipped Iran.

"We are at a dangerous moment for our country and our friends," said Brown. "It’s starting to feel like the world is on fire, with so many crises getting worse, so many adversaries gaining ground."

With national security an issue, Brown said, he believes New Hampshire "deserves an independent senator who will put party loyalty aside, and put our national interests first, each and every time — rather than simply voting with President Obama 99 percent of the time."

For one, Brown said, the United States needs to protect its borders.

"ISIS thugs have been threatening for months to send people here to kill Americans unless their demands are met," he said. "A porous border is an obvious pathway for terrorists to get in here. And yet, all we’ve heard from the administration is more talk of amnesty, by executive decree and right after the election."

But when enemies are planning attacks and the nation's leaders are calling for amnesty, "something is wrong," he said. "We have got to get serious about guarding this nation’s borders and enforcing this nation’s laws."

The country also needs to reverse the Obama administration's defense drawdown, which is putting the Army on track to become "smaller than it was before the second World War," said Brown. "At a time when so much is expected of our military, we need to give it all the manpower, all the equipment, and all the support to succeed in every mission and come back safe. We owe that much at least to the people who defend us.

The country also needs to keep its promises to care for its veterans.

"Even as the federal government tries taking over our whole health care system, it can’t even deliver on the most basic promise to take care of veterans," said Brown.

Americans are not only worried about national and border security, but also about their jobs.

"We’re asked to believe that this is the best America can do," said Brown. "I do not accept that defeatist attitude for one moment, and neither should you."

The United States can secure its own border and maintain a "military superiority that no rival will dare to question," said Brown. "We can restore this great country’s leadership in the world, and everything rides on our success."

President Barack Obama has said that while he's not on the ballot, but rather, his whole agenda is, so Brown said Americans should take that as their invitation to send a clear message to Washington and elect Republicans who "will bring that big-government agenda to an end."

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The Obama administration seems "only more confused" as international threats grow around the world, New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown says in Saturday's GOP address, and Washington needs senators who will put the nation's interests before party loyalty.
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