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Florida reaction to President Obama's speech on terrorism



Florida reaction to President Obama's Oval Office speech on terrorism:

Jeb Bush: "President Obama has finally been forced to abandon the political fantasy he has perpetuated for years that the threat of terrorism was receding.  We need to remove the self-imposed constraints President Obama has placed on our intelligence community and military, and we need to put in place an aggressive strategy to defeat ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism as I have proposed. Unfortunately, neither he nor Hillary Clinton has the resolve to put in place such a strategy. This is the war of our time. It should not be business as usual. We need a war-time Commander-in-Chief who is ready to lead this country and the free world to victory."

Ron DeSantis: "President Obama's speech tonight demonstrates one troubling reality: the Islamic State specifically, and the global jihad generally, will continue to be on the march until we inaugurate a new Commander-in-Chief," Congressman Ron DeSantis said. "The President's strategy has failed and the American people will remain at risk as a result of his failure."

Carlos Lopez-Cantera: "Our President is failing us miserably in keeping Americans safe and secure, and his address tonight did not assuage the fears of the American people. He is either in complete and total denial or living in fantasyland. It is time we recognize ISIS is a threat here on American soil, and be honest with the American people. We must completely eradicate the presence of ISIS. Radical Islamic terrorists are attacking Americans, yet President Obama's top priority is to attack American's 2nd Amendment rights to protect themselves.Tonight, we heard more of the same, with little details. President displayed further evidence that he has no strategy to defeat ISIS, and instead has tried to pass the buck to Congress instead of utilizing the powers available to him as Commander in Chief."

Marco Rubio:

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