The President of the United States is a cancer on our nation. He has spread ill will, pitted American against American, lectured us, turned his nose up at us, and more frequently divided us than united us. His malevolent influence has politicized all aspects of American life, from what we eat to where we shop to the cars we drive and our power bills, medical bills, and grocery bills.

On his way to the Kennedy Center tonight, President Obama deigned to lecture the American people again. He stood at a podium in the Oval Office looking down at us and, no doubt, hiding the teleprompter reflection in the windows we would have gotten if he had sat down.

What he said was again divisive, again unhelpful, and again less than reassuring.

we will prevail by being strong and smart, resilient and relentless.

That’s the ticket. But how are we going to accomplish that?

In Iraq and Syria, air strikes are taking out ISIL leaders, heavy weapons, oil tankers, infrastructure.

Except by the government’s own admission, we ran out of bullets trying to take out their oil tankers. Likewise, more than 75% of the air strikes have done nothing.

Second, we will continue to provide training and equipment to tens of thousands of Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting ISIL on the ground so that we take away their safe havens.

These are the very men Barack Obama said he never wanted to train to begin with and has openly said are not very good at what they do.

Third, we’re working with friends and allies to stop ISIL’s operations, to disrupt plots, cut off their financing, and prevent them from recruiting more fighters.

So Paris and California should not have happened then, right?

Fourth, with American leadership, the international community has begun to establish a process and timeline to pursue cease-fires and a political resolution to the Syrian war.

Oh really? And what will that entail? The President of the United States caving on the demand to remove Assad from power only shows how weak our foreign policy position has become.

Now, here at home, we have to work together to address the challenge. There are several steps that Congress should take right away. To begin with, Congress should act to make sure no one on a no- fly list is able to buy a gun.

Senator Edward Kennedy was on that list.

United States Air Marshalls were on the No-Fly list by accident.

A United States Marine was mistakenly blocked from getting on a plane because of the No-Fly list.

U.S. Representative Don Young of Alaska was accidentally put on the list.

Just go read the false positive section on Wikipedia to see how terrible an idea this is.

The President of the United States wants to force Americans to give up a right without due process.

We also need to make it harder for people to buy powerful assault weapons, like the ones that were used in San Bernardino.

Columbine happened with shotguns. The assault weapons ban never really worked. It was essentially a “spooky gun” bill. Gun manufacturers just cosmetically changed their guns.

Next, we should put in place stronger screening for those who come to America without a visa so that we can take a hard look at whether they’ve traveled to war zones.

The man has been in office for SEVEN YEARS and he only now is suggesting this?! Seriously.

Finally, if Congress believes, as I do, that we are at war with ISIL, it should go ahead and vote to authorize the continued use of military force against these terrorists.

I doubt Congress has a problem voting to authorize force on ISIS. The question again is why is President Obama only now getting around to this. If he was really serious about this, it would have happened some time ago.

Muslim-Americans are our friends and our neighbors, our co- workers, our sports heroes. And, yes, they are our men and women in uniform who are willing to die in defense of our country. We have to remember that.

Oh good grief. So the Entourage “hug it out, bitch” phrase is now official American foreign policy.

Let’s not forget that freedom is more powerful than fear.

So freedom is more powerful than fear, but we need to surrender the second amendment without due process? That makes no sense, nor was it intended to.

The President is a cancer on the nation, spreading discord, disunion, and malevolence among the people.

By the way, I thought climate change action was a powerful rebuke to ISIS. Why didn’t he mention that?