Video: Obama refuses letter on border security from Rick Perry

posted at 7:22 pm on August 10, 2010 by Allahpundit

I can’t believe The One would be this petty so I’m guessing it’s simply a matter of protocol. Maybe the Secret Service, as a rule, refuses to let the president accept packages, even if they’re being directly handed to him by, er, a sitting governor. Or maybe he just doesn’t want to have to keep track of stuff that people are handing him while he’s on his way to a bunch of fundraisers. Or, perhaps, he doesn’t give a squat about whatever message Rick Perry might have for him and decided to farm out the task of pretending to care to Valerie Jarrett. We are dealing with a 12-year-old mentality here, my friends.

Assuming it was a snub, though, then the snubs are going both ways: Perry turned down an invitation for a high-level briefing from the National Security Council about the border because he “doesn’t need to meet with some more down-level staff people.” Exit quotation:

“If they want to meet and talk about what we’re going to do to support these sheriffs and defend the citizens of Texas, I’m ready to have the meeting,” Perry said. “But please don’t play cover-your-backside because you didn’t meet with me yesterday and say, ‘Gosh, we offered the governor a meeting.'”…

Perry said the briefing invitation did not come from Obama and didn’t elaborate on what the White House offered or with whom within the NSC. He said the invitation came to his office.

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his Royal Childish Arse

Tav on August 10, 2010 at 7:34 PM

heh. perfectly perfect.

tigerlily on August 10, 2010 at 10:56 PM

Oleta: I noticed that studied exit (energetic youthful optics, you know), too, as well as his sprint back onto the plane. He is just this far removed from a pratfall of epic proportions.

onlineanalyst on August 10, 2010 at 9:53 PM

I was thinking the exact same thing. While he shows off with his limp wrists flopping as he runs down AF1’s steps,
he may get what he deserves for his incautious showoffery – taking the steps on his arse.

tigerlily on August 10, 2010 at 11:02 PM

Obama is soooooooooo locked into La Raza,Equal Rights Groups,Social Justice Groups,and all the rest,that it
makes it virtually impossible for Obama to carry out
the duties as President of the United States!!!!!!!

canopfor on August 10, 2010 at 8:13 PM

You have put into words the very heart of the problem. It’s why I can’t even watch a “regular” news show, such as Fox’s Brett Bair, because they report on the doings of “president” obama by giving him all the benefit and dignity of the Office, as if he is actually serving as a true American President, rather than the Destroyer of the United States (h/t to PappyD) that he really is.

tigerlily on August 10, 2010 at 11:13 PM

Obama refuses letter on border security from (almost anybody whose name you’d like to put here).

Yes, it’s childish, petulent, and ignorant as hang, but are we surprised?
I’d have to file this under “dog bites man”. Nothing to see here, etc . . .

listens2glenn on August 10, 2010 at 11:16 PM

The day that President Barack H. Obama directed federal lawyers to sue the state of Arizona to prevent it from protecting itself, arrogating to the federal government the right to refuse to enforce the duly passed laws, and to attack those trying to enforce them, he committed a grievous offense against the Union – the most grievous offense from a domestic source since South Carolina fired upon Ft. Sumter in 1861.

That day in 2010 will grow more important as time passes and its shadow lengthens.

His refusal to accept Gov. Perry’s letter confirms bad intent.

Name me the last time a President sued a state that was being invaded, and argued that his administration had the right to allow the invasion should continue.

By this single action, President Obama became a domestic enemy of the United States of America.

cane_loader on August 10, 2010 at 11:24 PM

I just went back and read story linked by canopfor.

So, here I go again: we have got to stop using the word ‘violence’ when we should be using the word ANARCHY! ! !

listens2glenn on August 10, 2010 at 11:28 PM

I thought Obama liked getting letters. He talked about it at every rally when selling Stimulus & ObamaCare:

“I read letters every night from people…”

TN Mom on August 10, 2010 at 11:56 PM


this is a man who gives the finger to his opponents while pretending to scratch the side of his head?????? and then smiles like a 12 year old when his crowd yells and whoops?????

i’ve seen the guy actually scratch the side of his head while giving a normal speech…he does it just like the rest of us.

petty doesn’t even begin the conversation

r keller on August 11, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Obama is an immature, Marxist charlatan whose only goals and interests are the building of his utopian socialist state. Thank you enlightened voters . . . you really stuck it to us this time.

rplat on August 11, 2010 at 7:24 AM

By this single action, President Obama became a domestic enemy of the United States of America.

cane_loader on August 10, 2010

Yes, but it would take Congress to legally act on that knowledge and you know what a bunch of gutless worms they are.
Our best option is to turn a massive number of his public whores into private whores this fall and toss him out with the rest of the garbage in 2012. If we are too stupid or whipped to do that, we deserve the misery and torment that will follow.

Extrafishy on August 11, 2010 at 8:56 AM

Ol’ “Middle Finger Salute” wouldn’t be this petty? snort

Tongueboy on August 11, 2010 at 8:56 AM

Another ready-made campaign commercial. Thanks B.O.

labrat on August 11, 2010 at 11:15 AM