President Obama plans to give a speech to spin illegal alien crisis at the border. Time for three fundraisers, no time for the border.
After several days of bumbling by the Obama Administration, the president has now relented and will suck it up and meet with the unwashed, cowboy boot wearing, twangy talkin’ elected officials from Texas. He also plans to give a speech on the humanitarian crisis he created at the US/Mexico border from Dallas Love Field–340 miles from the border.
Considering the president asserts this issue is a crisis, it’s odd that he chooses to spend his time at three political fundraisers, but can’t spare the time to actually visit the border. He certainly had time while in Colorado to shoot pool and drink beer.
Some, such as Congressman Henry Cuellar and radio talker Rush Limbaugh, are calling this border crisis Obama’s Hurricane Katrina moment. I disagree.
On this, the day former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to ten years for taking bribes and being part of a criminal enterprise before, during and after Hurricane Katrina, it’s instructive to note that one crisis was man made and the other an act of nature. It’s instructive to note the president has not reached out to local elected officials most impacted by his invitation–tacit or otherwise– to illegal aliens to storm the border. Before Katrina, President Bush called on Governor Blanco and Mayor Ray Nagin to do their jobs and evacuate and get the National Guard deployed. When the guy at the other end of the phone is a crook and incompetent, as was Ray Nagin and Kathleen Blanco, there’s a problem. In this case, however, Obama allowed the storm of illegal aliens to go to F-5 before he even asked for local help from some of the most COMPETENT people around, namely Governor Rick Perry, who happens to be an expert on border issues. San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer was told maybe they were coming, as he put it to talk host, Mark Larson, but didn’t even know for sure until hundreds of illegal aliens were already on a bus and on their way.
In the meantime, the Twitterverse gleefully piled on the president’s recent missteps.
Sen. Ted Cruz tweets #Obama directions from fundraisers to #border towns http://t.co/sQIns9b3qm #immigration pic.twitter.com/h6tKlBqjlV
TY!! #TX Congressman! @LamarSmithTX21 ‘Not ‘a Single Penny’ 2 Obama Until He Secures #Border http://t.co/TSmESOedbe pic.twitter.com/6PsDBjhxmI
I’m shocked Obama’s last border speech didn’t fix the immigration problem. http://t.co/KYH01OMVOb
mexclusive preview of Obama’s immigration speech tonight: pic.twitter.com/5ibtYnQgXs
Leadership…from 10 zip codes away RT @ZekeJMiller: Obama statement will be at the Dallas Love Field FBO, about 340 miles from the border