Good news: Obama havin’ fun as border crisis deepens

posted at 11:21 am on July 9, 2014 by Allahpundit

I’m not surprised that righties like me and Becket Adams would notice this. I am a little surprised that less conservative brows are starting to furrow. This guy’s supposed to be good at media management, isn’t he?

2008: Hope and change. 2014: YOLO?

Someone at the pool hall in Denver offered him a hit of weed too. O ignored him, but at the rate he’s going it’ll be worth asking him again in 2015, around the time that Iran’s building its first nuclear weapon.

Anyway, furrowed brows:

Lefty Michael Tomasky sees Katrina potential here if Obama doesn’t at least pretend to take this surge of illegals seriously:

For one thing, there is the specific parallel of the flyover: Obama was going to Texas for a fundraiser but wasn’t planning on going to the border? I usually try to ask myself what I’d be saying if a Republican did X, and if a Republican did that, I’d be teeing off. It’s not defensible.

Second, Obama is at a really vulnerable point in his presidency, I think, not dissimilar to the point George W. Bush was at in August 2005, when Katrina hit. Then, Bush’s approval rating was generally in the mid-40s, as Obama’s is now. Hanging on, but vulnerable to one straw that could break the camel’s back…

I don’t understand it. I covered New York mayors. When a crisis hits, you go. If it’s 3 in the f***ing morning and way out in some part of Staten Island you’ve never even heard of, you go. Obama should have been in Texas or California or Arizona last week.

He wants O to visit the young illegals who’ve just come across and kick a soccer ball around with them or something, “a Pope Francis-esque gesture of some kind.” Which, I guess, explains why Obama’s so reluctant to go. It’s not that going to the border will signal that he “owns the issue,” it’s that liberals want him down there acting like Jesus for illegals at a moment when he’s eager to show he’s, ahem, serious about border enforcement. If he goes to the border, shakes hands with a few BP officers, poses for the requisite photo of him peering through binoculars with a concerned look on his face, but doesn’t visit with any kids from Central America, the amnesty shills in his base will grouse that he’s sold them out again. He’s trying to get them to manage their expectations for what he can do unilaterally on legalization. If he disappoints them again, they’ll be less likely to cooperate.

But none of that explains the good times with Horsehead and the new Choom Gang in Denver yesterday. Why do that when even liberals are nervous about the optics here? I assume O’s thinking (a) that the public’s attention span for all news not related to missing jumbo jets is now down to about 35 minutes, which means this will all be distant, distant memory by the time people go to vote in November, and (b) he’s going to infuriate border hawks pretty soon anyway when he issues his mass amnesty for the millions of adult illegals who are already here. In which case, why not laugh in their faces while doing it? Where’s the fun in being a lame-duck king who can rewrite federal law on a whim if you have to walk around looking grim and pretend-worried all the time? Next time someone offers him a joint, he should take it. Choom on, big guy.


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Wow…I touched a nerve.

(And…Bmore?)

verbaluce on July 9, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Balls

=

None.

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 1:03 PM

verbaluce on July 9, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Yes?

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Lolz! Thank you verbaluce. ; )

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 1:05 PM

He needs a more creative headline. Even a douche like you should understand that AP cannot post five articles with the name headline in one year.

Rix on July 9, 2014 at 12:18 PM

5?
When has King Putt NOT been on vacation in the last 5 years?

dentarthurdent on July 9, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Lolz! Thank you verbaluce. ; )

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 1:05 PM

I was hoping I did it right.
And that Schad isn’t upset with me for it.
(Well, more upset with me.)

verbaluce on July 9, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Wow…I touched a nerve.

verbaluce on July 9, 2014 at 1:02 PM

You’re too naive to realize that we’re all laughing at you. You touched nothing.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2014 at 1:10 PM

verbaluce on July 9, 2014 at 1:10 PM

I’m never upset with you.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Hmmm.
No mention that Gov Chickenpooper owns Wynkoop, BTW.
Didn’t want to be seen in public with King Putt, but come on over to my place AFTER the fundraiser…..

dentarthurdent on July 9, 2014 at 1:11 PM

5?
When has King Putt NOT been on vacation in the last 5 years?

dentarthurdent on July 9, 2014 at 1:08 PM

When has the god-king even put in a single 40 hour or better work week since 2009?

ConstantineXI on July 9, 2014 at 1:11 PM

When has the god-king even put in a single 40 hour or better work week since 2009?

ConstantineXI on July 9, 2014 at 1:11 PM

I think that’s a big Zero.
It’s been a non-stop 5 year vacation at taxpayer expense.

dentarthurdent on July 9, 2014 at 1:12 PM

It looks more like a jackass to me. And the guy with the horse head was weird too.

Flange on July 9, 2014 at 11:26 AM


We have a wiener!

Oh, and your joke was a winner!

Tard on July 9, 2014 at 1:12 PM

I was hoping I did it right.
And that Schad isn’t upset with me for it.
(Well, more upset with me.)

verbaluce on July 9, 2014 at 1:10 PM

You did fine. I like to sometimes say hi to Meow. ; ) Schadenfreude hearts you. He is truly a lover.

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Hey, since collecting $ millions and playing golf are the only things that interest Obama lets all pitch in with some bucks to pay the Mexican Army helicopter to strafe Air Force One to maybe get his attention when down in Texas. Of course, he would say he didn’t read anything the next day in the MSM and therefore is surprised that the event happened.

leader4hru on July 9, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Wow…I touched a nerve.

verbaluce on July 9, 2014 at 1:02 PM

That wasn’t a nerve. And don’t ever touch it again.

faraway on July 9, 2014 at 1:32 PM

That wasn’t a nerve. And don’t ever touch it again.

faraway on July 9, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Did you hear that Sarah Palin wants to impeach President O’Chooma? That’s just sooooo, like, stoooopid, right?? I mean, dude, the press is gonna forget all about Banghazi, the IRS, Fast & Furious, the border crisis, and even the birth certificate. Dag nabbit all. That loony broad has really gone and ruined everything, amirite??

bimmcorp on July 9, 2014 at 1:40 PM

this will all be distant, distant memory by the time people go to vote in November,

I don’t see how, since there is no end in sight. Plus, a lot of the illegals are carrying diseases.

It sure won’t be a distant memory any time soon.

cat_owner on July 9, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Dang man! Why are you so preoccupied with Palin? Soon you’ll have a protection order issued against you.

Vince

He’s part of the bendover brigade. Opposing Obama guarantees libs get motivated. But only libs. There’s a law or something that forbids republicans/conservatives from also getting motivated, and that means we’ll lose. Therefore we must surrender. Because if we just surrender often enough, victory will be ours. He knows these things because the dems told him it was so.

xblade on July 9, 2014 at 1:51 PM

bimmcorp, remind everyone about what happened the last time we tried impeachment?

We have many political weapons at our disposal. Let’s use the smart ones.

faraway on July 9, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Allah –
Do you wanna write your ‘Outrage:Obama took a summer vacation!’ post now and just be done with it?

verbadunce

His Spring vacation ended?

xblade on July 9, 2014 at 1:52 PM

If it’s 3 in the f****** morning and the phone rings, but nobody is around to hear it, did it really ring?

RSbrewer on July 9, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Therefore we must surrender.

xblade on July 9, 2014 at 1:51 PM

You’re either an idiot or a troll.

We have an arsenal of political weapons. You want to use the only one that’s guaranteed to ricochet back and kill our own people.

Think, man.

faraway on July 9, 2014 at 1:54 PM

It seems like just ten years ago that the left was writing books about How George W bush and dick cheney were destroying the country through utter incompetence, scandal, voter fraud and ignoring the constitution to turn the U.S.A into fasciest oligarchy and the only way to reverse the damage was to jump over the establishment candidate that was to cozy with the Republicans andf turn to someone like Obama that would fight for liberty and bring the crooks in D.C., especially the Bush Administration, to justice and put them behind bars. That was the lead almost every night on Rachel Maddow’s show before she sold her soul to MsNBC and became part of what she called….’the right wing media that were just press secretaries for Bush’. My inpression thouh is this time whoever wins in thge next couple elections, it will be more so much of the same that it will result in a realignment of american politics into the authoritarians vs those against the authorative cxentral government superstate. The only question is will the opposition be split between the far right and the far left..or will the majority of americans wake up and realize that no matter what side you are on, when it comes to the establishement there is only really us vs them…unless they succeed and keeping us divided against each other to keep their hold on power.

redyoshii on July 9, 2014 at 1:56 PM

bimmcorp, remind everyone about what happened the last time we tried impeachment?

faraway

We picked up seats in the senate, held the house for nearly a decade, and won the next two presidential elections. But shhh, don’t tell anyone. Wouldn’t want to ruin the meme or anything.

xblade on July 9, 2014 at 1:57 PM

bimmcorp, remind everyone about what happened the last time we tried impeachment?

We have many political weapons at our disposal. Let’s use the smart ones.

faraway on July 9, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Be my guest. If y’all want to lay back, spread your legs and get screwed by the Choom Gang, go right ahead. I’ll pass.

You have ZERO political weapons at your disposal, my passive friend. You have a congress full of men and women with no principles, honesty, integrity or dignity, and you think you can simply write letters in complaint and/or elect a new batch of thieves to dine at the trough?

That dog won’t hunt, as we say here in the south. It’s time to get in their faces and do something bold. Or simply let it burn.

bimmcorp on July 9, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Give Hickenlooper his proper due for being willing to show himself in public with Obama. If you love what Obama has done for this country, vote Hickenlooper so the same quality of government can be applied to Colorado.

yetanotherjohn on July 9, 2014 at 2:05 PM

bimmcorp, remind everyone about what happened the last time we tried impeachment?

faraway

We picked up seats in the senate, held the house for nearly a decade, and won the next two presidential elections. But shhh, don’t tell anyone. Wouldn’t want to ruin the meme or anything.

xblade on July 9, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Thanks. Saved me a whole bunch of typing.

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 2:06 PM

How many times you think the SS searched horse head guy and his mask?

Just wondering…

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 9, 2014 at 2:09 PM

How many times you think the SS searched horse head guy and his mask?

Just wondering…

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 9, 2014 at 2:09 PM

And they never did find Biden, did they?

bimmcorp on July 9, 2014 at 2:11 PM

His Spring vacation ended?

xblade on July 9, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Of course – and rolled right into summer vacay starting 21 June….

dentarthurdent on July 9, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Give Hickenlooper his proper due for being willing to show himself in public with Obama. If you love what Obama has done for this country, vote Hickenlooper so the same quality of government can be applied to Colorado.

yetanotherjohn on July 9, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Yah but Chickenpooper didn’t want to meet him at the Udall fundraiser where he would really be out in public – he made a more controlled semi-private meeting at his own restaurant.

dentarthurdent on July 9, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Except that because of his skin color and foreign status he couldn’t BE failed out.

Proving that a Harvard degree has no value whatsoever.

ConstantineXI on July 9, 2014 at 11:47 AM

I would be willing to bet that IF his college transcripts ever come out he had all C’s, it’s what is called a “gentleman’s C” in the ivy league.

VegasRick on July 9, 2014 at 11:54 AM

We are experiencing firsthand the damage wrought by Affirmative Action.

slickwillie2001 on July 9, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Obama should have been in Texas or California or Arizona last week.

WHY?

You dumb-asses elected him to a 2nd term. What’s he got to lose if he doesn’t go? Are you freaking liberals going to impeach him?

GarandFan on July 9, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Why do that when even liberals are nervous about the optics here?

Because he doesn’t care. Duh.

Missy on July 9, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Horse head meets horses’ rear end.

Kissmygrits on July 9, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Obama and the rest of the lefties leading the “you have to approve of and pay for my fun”gang on a trip to Pleasure Island. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_wfqqnhbLU

susandiane311 on July 9, 2014 at 2:47 PM

He lays the traps, and fools walk in.

faraway on July 9, 2014 at 11:30 AM

If multiple illegal and unconstitutional acts constitutes “laying a trap,” then I guess you are right. Just curious, do criminals “lay traps” for cops and district attorneys and judges?

Missy on July 9, 2014 at 2:49 PM

What possible difference could (or would) obama make by going to the border for a photo op?

None.

What’s happening there is what he wants to happen, and just like every other illegal thing he’s gotten away with no one is gonna stop him.

And he knows it.

And so do we.

So what’s the point? Why do leftists act like they want this? They know all of the above as well as we do. This won’t cost them a single vote in November. Not. One.

runawayyyy on July 9, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Give Hickenlooper his proper due for being willing to show himself in public with Obama. If you love what Obama has done for this country, vote Hickenlooper so the same quality of government can be applied to Colorado.

yetanotherjohn on July 9, 2014 at 2:05 PM

But Mark Udall won’t show up at his own fundraiser which is being hosted by Dear Leader.

President Barack Obama on Wednesday will headline his first fundraiser for a Senate Democrat in danger of losing this fall — but the candidate, Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, won’t be by his side.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-inches-competitive-colorado-senate-race-24471113

cat_owner on July 9, 2014 at 3:00 PM

This makes sense to me.

Hickenlooper, Udall, and Romanoff (House candidate) all openly stated they’d avoid Obama’s visit.

SO Obmaa finally found someone who could possibly be weaker and more feckless than himself… and won a staring contest with someone.

Look at the pics above for Hickenlooper, who couldn’t and wouldn’t meet with Obama when he visited.

When you’re losing every contest you’ve ever had, you pick weaker opponents. And Obama realized other Democrats were the only people who might be weaker than he is.

gekkobear on July 9, 2014 at 3:01 PM

The real villains in this saga are the mindless fools that elected this dolt.

rplat on July 9, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Pool: OBOZO’s version of a “knock-out” game (i.e., he gets to hit a WHITE ball with a stick over and over and over…)

MicahStone on July 9, 2014 at 3:09 PM

OT…another hopey changey colored Demorat gets the slammer

Former NOLA mayoe Ray Nagin gets 10 years for corruption, income tax evasion etc etc.

txdoc on July 9, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Analysis of the Supplemental Budget Request ($3.7 billion request for ‘border security’) A peek at what’s behind the White House’s border “surge”:

http://cis.org/supplemental-budget-request-analysis

(h/t National Review Corner)

LilyBart on July 9, 2014 at 3:32 PM

The horsehead thing seems to be associated with the website thechive.com (you’ve undoubtedly seen the ‘keep calm and chive on’ stickers, shirts, etc).

Guarantee you’ll see that pic in one of their photo threads today; it’s a recurring theme.

Midas on July 9, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Surprised that no one has made the horse’s head found in the bed reference.

de rigueur on July 9, 2014 at 11:44 AM

I made the reference in the headline thread.

Nyah-nyah!

MisterElephant on July 9, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Celebrity, not a President.

albill on July 9, 2014 at 3:57 PM

The real villains in this saga are the mindless fools that elected this dolt.

rplat on July 9, 2014 at 3:04 PM

We’re looking at you, verbalduece.

HumpBot Salvation on July 9, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Obama is a show horse, not a work horse.

He makes speeches and raises money. PERIOD.

Other than that, he watches TV, plays video games, makes golfing trips, takes more vacations than any President, and plans White House parties funded by taxpayers for his pals. That’s all he has EVER done.

Besides, he’s past his last election now, so he has more “flexibility.”

Adjoran on July 9, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Retweeted by Noah Rothman
Seung Min Kim ‏@seungminkim 39s

Obama delivering statement from Texas on border crisis at 6:45 p.m. ET

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 4:48 PM

“It does seem weird for Obama to bro out with horse head Denver dude but not be able to visit the border.”

Word is he’s all but abandoned visits to military installations and wounded warriors. But hey, a guy needs time to eat his waffles.

hawkdriver on July 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Noah Rothman ‏@NoahCRothman 5m

It insults intelligence to argue that the border is secure because border crossers are being captured, and yet I’ve heard it 3 times today.

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Pool: OBOZO’s version of a “knock-out” game (i.e., he gets to hit a WHITE ball with a stick over and over and over)

MicahStone on July 9, 2014 at 7:25 PM

On Monday, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Guatemalan president Otto Perez Molina held a joint press conference in Playas de Catazaja, Mexico, to officially announce an agreement to make it easier for those making the illegal journey to the United States from Central America, to cross into Mexico.

The program will also give special protection and even financial assistance to unaccompanied minors now pouring across our border.

The official announcement confirms the current chaos on the border which the Obama administration has sympathetically (and dishonestly) characterized as a “humanitarian crisis,” only exists due to collusion between the governments of Mexico, Guatemala and the United States.

Cut off all aid to Mexico, and all imports from Mexico!
http://www.examiner.com/article/mexico-made-deal-to-send-more-illegal-aliens-to-the-u-s

azpatriotsdotcom on July 9, 2014 at 9:29 PM

You forgot a video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d3v3ZMPdkQ

Nonfactor on July 9, 2014 at 9:43 PM

What color balls would Pres. Obama use in snooker Red or White, that’s right he doesn’t play snooker because the rules are to difficult.

He only plays “Eight Ball” using his rules. Where you only use eight balls numbered 1 through 8. Because he has to sink a total of four ball as long as he sinks a solid colored ball on the break and if he sinks the eight ball on the break it’s game over – of course he always gets to break. His rules also eliminates having sink seven more balls using a full rack of 15.

MSGTAS on July 10, 2014 at 11:35 AM

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