MSNBC panel wonders whether Obama can run gov’t at all

posted at 2:41 pm on July 9, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Resolved, on MSNBC’s Morning Joe today: The Obama administration isn’t just “mailing it in,” as Mike Barnicle suggested in the avalanche of crises and scandals in Barack Obama’s second term. However, the alternative may be worse. Chuck Todd argues that the White House hasn’t given up, but they’re clearly incapable of controlling events any longer. In terms of the border and on ISIS, that may be worse. After all, a lack of enthusiasm and attention is fixable:

Allahpundit addressed this earlier this morning, and this shows that “less conservative brows” are indeed beginning to furrow — and not just about the border, although that’s a big part of this discussion.  Not only are multiple crises spinning out of control with little evidence of effective response from the White House, Obama is out on walkabout instead of at least looking like he’s in charge by either being present in the Oval Office or going down to the border. Todd discussed the optics of the latter on Today:

If Obama was addressing the issue from the White House, then the optics issue might have been mitigated. Instead, he’s YOLOing across the country while the border gets overwhelmed by what appears to be a modern version of the “children’s crusade.” It presents a stunning picture of bankrupt leadership, and cannot help but to add to the perception of presidential incompetence that has sharply risen over the last eighteen months.

Even worse, Obama demands that Congress hand over an additional $4 billion to address the border crisis, which was double what the White House had earlier signaled and contains significant amounts of money for other unrelated issues. Not much in the bill actually addresses border security, either. National Journal reports that Republicans aim to change that and highlight the cognitive disconnect in Obama’s funding request:

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida wants to require employers to verify electronically that new hires are in the country legally and the government to put in place an electronic entry-exit system at points of entry at the border. He says the border crisis creates an opportunity for policy-makers to finally address broader immigration enforcement.

House Speaker John Boehner wants the National Guard to be deployed to provide humanitarian assistance to the children waiting for processing.

Sen. John McCain of Arizona wants “an expedited return of the children back to their country of origin,” which is not in the request Obama sent to Congress. “That’s the only way to stop this,” he told reporters.

By seeking a hefty amount of money to address a growing problem at the border, Obama has opened himself up to a hefty dose of GOP criticism for the ways in which his administration has handled the border up to now. He might not get anything out of it in the end, and the negotiations could drag on for weeks.

Apparently, the White House didn’t bother to do its legislative liaison homework before dropping the request on Capitol Hill:

“They’re so screwed up over there. I don’t think they know what they’re thinking,” said Rep. Buck McKeon of California, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. He and other Republicans are upset that the White House telegraphed for almost a week through the press that the request would be $2 billion. Now it’s almost double that figure, and it includes money for wildfires that no one was expecting.

Roll Call notes that House Republicans weren’t terribly impressed with the funding requests that did have some connection to the border crisis:

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said in a statement that Obama “created this disaster.”

“Most of the money requested in the President’s supplemental seems geared towards processing Central Americans than stopping the surge itself,” Goodlatte said.

Another Republican who has consistently accused the president of failing to enforce border security, Lamar Smith of Texas, said in a statement he doesn’t trust the president.

“I’d be happy to give the President $3.7 billion to secure the border if I thought he’d actually do it. But time and again President Obama has shown that he cares more about the interests of illegal immigrants than of law abiding citizens,” Smith said in a statement.

Still, John Boehner urged House Republicans today to work on funding in response to Obama’s request before the August recess. However, it’s not likely to closely resemble Obama’s priorities. Boehner doesn’t want to get the blame for not responding to the crisis, but he’s not going to give Obama a blank check either. If Democrats refuse to take up the House bill in the Senate, that will be Obama’s problem again and not Boehner’s, assuming he can succeed in producing a funding bill to more properly secure the border.

That would show real leadership. Perhaps Obama and the White House can stop YOLOing long enough to learn from it.


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can he run anything? has he ever ran anything besides his mouth?

phatfawzi on July 9, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Obama couldn’t run an electric train around a ramadan tree.

ConstantineXI on July 9, 2014 at 2:46 PM

You have to ask? Really?
How much proof do you need that he can’t run anything?

dentarthurdent on July 9, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Short answer…NO, Obama isn’t interested in our Constitution.

Obama is a Fascist.

workingclass artist on July 9, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Team Obama facilitated the creation of a modern day Middle Passage, horrors and all, to gin up votes. They are that despicable and are now partners in human smuggling and slavery.

rob verdi on July 9, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Still, John Boehner urged House Republicans today to work on funding in response to Obama’s request before the August recess. However, it’s not likely to closely resemble Obama’s priorities.

Well of course not! There isn’t a single dollar requested that would go to teddy bears and toys. Boehner is going to listen to the RINOs and demand that the GOP go out of their way to prove that we care about all these filthy parasites who have invaded America at Obama’s personal invitation.

Happy Nomad on July 9, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Obama has trouble operating a rubber band let alone a crisis…

PatriotRider on July 9, 2014 at 2:51 PM

You are part of the problem you maroons. Don’t you remember in 2007 when his lack of executive experience was brought up during the campaign. Obama’s response was, I have proven through the running of my campaign that I have executive experience. And you bought it!!!

can_con on July 9, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Obama is out on walkabout instead of at least looking like he’s in charge by either being present in the Oval Office or going down to the border.

Remember how Carter was criticized for basically becoming a captive in the White House during the embassy crisis in Tehran? Well, this is worse.

dreadnought62 on July 9, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Team Obama facilitated the creation of a modern day Middle Passage, horrors and all, to gin up votes. They are that despicable and are now partners in human smuggling and slavery.

rob verdi on July 9, 2014 at 2:48 PM

That’s apt to be the next scandal. Children collected by ICE and warehoused by the government who find themselves preyed on by pedophiles, forced into prostitution or drug smuggling……. or worse.

All by invitation of Obama.

Happy Nomad on July 9, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Ogabe couldn’t cut it at ACORN where their geniuses are sub- IQ 50.

Affirmative-action strikes again….

viking01 on July 9, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Obama is busy sending millions of new voters to blue counties.

And we are paying for it!

faraway on July 9, 2014 at 2:52 PM

By the time Boner gets done with the bill, it will be 20 billion with a little in there for GOP pork…

PatriotRider on July 9, 2014 at 2:52 PM

oops, red counties.

faraway on July 9, 2014 at 2:52 PM

MSNBC panel wonders whether Obama can run gov’t at alldeclairs that it is no longer racist to critisize Obama

FIFY

DethMetalCookieMonst on July 9, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Pure show. Not one new bill needs to passed to secure the border. Not one. GOP is playing games too.

chuckfinlay on July 9, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Mr. Sally Kohn wants to know WTH ultra-conservative Chuck Todd is talking about.

NotCoach on July 9, 2014 at 2:53 PM

I guess he’s community organizing it and following hillary’s advice that it takes a village binthis case all of central america coming to the usa

Would it not be easier to invade, and make them provinces like puerto rico??

disguted by the elites on July 9, 2014 at 2:53 PM

You should add Andreas outrage too
Classic

Tingles will be just as exasperated as she was

cmsinaz on July 9, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Obama is still fantastic at Planning Celebrity galas, fundraisers, family vacations and golf outings. The rest of the not really important stuff, he leaves to his staff to work out.

Wallythedog on July 9, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Why is there NO thread on the media threat?

Why are there not 5 threads on this, daily.

NO, not only you HA (Yes, I saw the one in headlines, not related to invasion, though).

The media blackout is down right Hitlarian.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Fill up the buses and send them ALL to the closest airport with flights to Central and South America…

PatriotRider on July 9, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Way to go Utopian socialists the world over.

Your orasmic “obama, obama, obama” is right in your faces, yuck.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2014 at 2:54 PM

can_con on July 9, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Yikes, just reread my comment and I want to clarify the maroons I was talking about were the crew on MSNBC.

can_con on July 9, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Pure show. Not one new bill needs to passed to secure the border. Not one. GOP is playing games too.

chuckfinlay on July 9, 2014 at 2:53 PM

There can’t be much of a need if the issue is so unimportant that Obama doesn’t even see the need to travel the 231 miles from a fundraising event to hug some parasites and look concerned about the border crossing. Keep in mind this is the corrupt bastard who thinks nothing of spending millions of taxpayer dollars on vacations.

If Boehner had a spine, he’d say that Obama should juggle the budget he’s been given and find a way to finance whatever needs out of what the Executive Branch has been given. After all, it isn’t even a crisis.

Happy Nomad on July 9, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Obama has his priorities.

The White House Is Renovating Its Bowling Alley

sentinelrules on July 9, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Pat Roberts
Lamar Alexander and all the people that won’t take a stand for freedom will win their primaries. So in the end what is going to change? If you won’t give me liberty at least give me a cheap taco!

celtic warrior on July 9, 2014 at 2:58 PM

perception of presidential incompetence that has sharply risen over the last eighteen months.

More like socialist incontinence and impotence.

obama is the mal-intent destroyer of the land, and very successful at it.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2014 at 2:59 PM

can_con on July 9, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Who you calling a maroon, you fuchsia!

NotCoach on July 9, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Running things is Valerie’s responsibility…so it’s not Dear Leader’s fault.

d1carter on July 9, 2014 at 3:01 PM

It’s all so simple:

The media place a kindergartner into the biggest job on Earth.

Now they got him.

Schadenfreude, pure, against the entire orgasmic world for obama.

You wanted your boy, you got him, Toyata!

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Priorities indeed sentinal

cmsinaz on July 9, 2014 at 3:02 PM

There has never been a country in the history of the planet run by a black man that has been worth a crap. He is proof this will remain.

rjoco1 on July 9, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Obama couldn’t run a Walmart.

joekenha on July 9, 2014 at 3:02 PM

That is what electing a community organizer only because he is black will get you .

The Notorious G.O.P on July 9, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Is Chuck Todd still butthurt that Josh Ernest got the PressSec gig?
Seems like it.

Athos on July 9, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Ding ding ding d1carter

cmsinaz on July 9, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Speaking of Katrina

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2014 at 3:04 PM

MSNBC panelThe group that were impressed that Obama could run his campaign–with people called “Campaign Managers” on the staff–wonders whether Obama can run gov’t at all

Axeman on July 9, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Obama has his priorities.

The White House Is Renovating Its Bowling Alley

sentinelrules on July 9, 2014 at 2:58 PM

While he promises it will not cost more than $1B, the actual spending request will be for at least $10B…. to cover more shovel ready critical infrastructure repairs like adding a pool hall to the WH.

Athos on July 9, 2014 at 3:06 PM

NO schadenfreude is better than laughing at the fools-for-obama.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2014 at 3:06 PM

He’s just looking for anything to get himself out of that damn Oval Office…whew, too much work.

d1carter on July 9, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Why doesn’t the GOP state the obvious, Obama is actively working for the illegal invaders and prosecuting law abiding citizens of the United States. In short Obama is working harder for non-citizens than citizens.

If the 50,000 figure of cute little 250 pound, balding childruns is correct that means Obama is asking for $74,000 US taxpayer monies for each little over-wieght and balding little darlings.

$74,000 each to stay. $500 each for a first class one way ticket back to Central America. Might even get a discount if you bought 50,000 at one time.

jukin3 on July 9, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Cancel all of Michelle’s elaborate overseas vacations for the rest of Obama’s term. That savings alone should be enough to build a fence along the entire US-Mexico border.

fogw on July 9, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida wants…

House Speaker John Boehner wants…

Sen. John McCain of Arizona wants

Sure. Sure they do.

Tsar of Earth on July 9, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Lemme shake my Magic 8-Ball: “All signs point to no.”

Good Solid B-Plus on July 9, 2014 at 3:10 PM

here has never been a country in the history of the planet run by a black man that has been worth a crap. He is proof this will remain.

rjoco1 on July 9, 2014 at 3:02 PM

This comment really p*sses me off so I went and did some research. I cannot find a case where I can say this is wrong. I really “feel” like this is racist but how can an absolute, objective truth be racist?

Capt Blasto on July 9, 2014 at 3:10 PM

O/T Henry Cisneros 2.0 was given the nod this morning. Julian Castro is already under suspicion in SA over some housing payments, how he made his money, and his Aztlan mom. He fits right in with this den of inept snakes.

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Obama is not a leader so it beats me why even ran for President he blows at the job.

sorrowen on July 9, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Cancel all of Michelle’s elaborate overseas vacations for the rest of Obama’s term. That savings alone should be enough to build a fence along the entire US-Mexico border.

fogw on July 9, 2014 at 3:09 PM

“she’s” been known to pull people’s arms out of their sockets when people cancel her vacations (or block the lobster buffet).

ConstantineXI on July 9, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Just an idea for Boehner:

cut $4BB from other nonsense spending to “fix” this issue. Just as a start; I volunteer $500MM that was given Planned Parenthood in the current budget.

kpguru on July 9, 2014 at 3:12 PM

can he run anything? has he ever ran anything besides his mouth?

phatfawzi on July 9, 2014 at 2:45 PM

He ran Pizza to the War Room when Hillary and Leon got Obama Osama.

Tsar of Earth on July 9, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Perhaps Obama and the White House can stop YOLOing long enough to learn from it.

The very fact this is a plausible, accurate sentence about a sitting US President tells you how far Obama has dropped esteem of the office through his actions.

BKennedy on July 9, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Come on you guys, being president is tough. you know-hard choices.

jmtham156 on July 9, 2014 at 3:14 PM

HA, you need a thread on the blackout of news topic. It’s dire, really.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2014 at 3:17 PM

I like jukin3′s solution. If this kind of legal abuse continues, everyone will pay – even the extremely wealthy leftist Dems. While most societies have a wealthy elite, our don’t have centuries of history with it and our people who depend on the handouts will not take kindly to a sudden collapse. Anyone would become a target.

It’s time to wake up, media, b/c you will be attacked, too. When? By Whom? But yes.

MN J on July 9, 2014 at 3:17 PM

This comment really p*sses me off so I went and did some research. I cannot find a case where I can say this is wrong. I really “feel” like this is racist but how can an absolute, objective truth be racist?

Capt Blasto on July 9, 2014 at 3:10 PM

It’s an objective truth, sort of. The United States is much larger than the man sitting in the Oval Office. We can fix the stupid. But it isn’t much of a truth either when we consider history. The vast majority of governments through history have sucked balls. It wasn’t until the United States was born, and great thinkers out of the UK prior to our declaration came into existence, that any kind of trend towards better government existed. That is government that exists to protect our liberties and not the other way round.

Of course the trend is in almost full reverse today in the States and Europe, but we can still fix it despite the actions of our current leadership. And who knows, maybe it will be a black conservative someday that leads us back to the path of salvation.

NotCoach on July 9, 2014 at 3:18 PM

You know, Obumbles was never selected to actually run anything. He just needed to be the spokesperson, face, pen and phone user of the criminal organization operating out of the WH. The ones behind the curtains are those running our government.

hawkeye54 on July 9, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Instead of Boehner and the house working on a funding bill, why not pass a law giving the president the right to send them back immediately???

jetch on July 9, 2014 at 3:22 PM

It’s time to wake up, media, b/c you will be attacked, too. When? By Whom? But yes.

MN J on July 9, 2014 at 3:17 PM

It’s long beyond time, but most won’t be slapped fully awake until we are “unexpectedly” attacked. And even then, maybe not.

hawkeye54 on July 9, 2014 at 3:23 PM

No. He can only “run” this country into the ground, and he appears to be very good at doing that!

Myself, I never had a

perception of presidential incompetence

. I thought it was a rather obvious fact from before his first election.

IrishEyes on July 9, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Cancel all of Michelle’s elaborate overseas vacations for the rest of Obama’s term. That savings alone should be enough to build a fence along the entire US-Mexico border.

fogw on July 9, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Someone built a fence for Obama last night, in Cheeseman Park in Denver at an appearence last night.

Walter L. Newton on July 9, 2014 at 3:25 PM

He won and he’s black. Everything else is irrelevant.

UnderstandingisPower on July 9, 2014 at 3:28 PM

In short Obama is working harder for non-citizens than citizens.

Well, considering Obama hates the USA and its citizens and probably relates more to non-citizens and sees the potential upside for his agenda in them, I can understand his working harder for them. Of course the term “working harder” does not necessarily mean Obumbles personally is doing any of the real work of course.

hawkeye54 on July 9, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Geeez…El Presidente’ Jarrett is really screwing things up isn’t she?

I mean MSNBS is noticing…

workingclass artist on July 9, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Still NO one is calling him a traitor.
WTF are they waiting for ?

burrata on July 9, 2014 at 3:29 PM

You can repatriate a lot of illegals for $1 billion in aviation fuel. Alert Mexico that the ‘foreign aid’ spigot is closed until they stem the tide. Problem solved.

rmkdbq on July 9, 2014 at 3:30 PM

perception of presidential incompetence
. I thought it was a rather obvious fact from before his first election.

IrishEyes on July 9, 2014 at 3:23 PM

To anyone not blinded by his brilliant aura, ever so hopeful of his Hope and Change and his enormous potential as the Great Lightbringer it was obvious. But that pretty much leaves out almost 100% of the LSM.

hawkeye54 on July 9, 2014 at 3:31 PM

I just made grilled cheese sandwiches for my wife and myself.
One of them got burned just a little on one side, slightly blackened and the cheese is a bit runny.
It is more qualified to run the USA and has firmer guts, but they are both half black.

Tard on July 9, 2014 at 3:34 PM

here has never been a country in the history of the planet run by a black man that has been worth a crap. He is proof this will remain.

rjoco1 on July 9, 2014 at 3:02 PM

This comment really p*sses me off so I went and did some research. I cannot find a case where I can say this is wrong. I really “feel” like this is racist but how can an absolute, objective truth be racist?

Capt Blasto on July 9, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Zenobia (Queen of the Palmyrene Empire)
Queen of Sheba (Ethiopia)
King Taharqa (Egypt)
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi (Ethiopia)
Presidents Ahmadou Ahidjo and Paul Biya (Cameroon)
Thomas Peters (Sierra Leone)
António Agostinho Neto; José Eduardo dos Santos(Angola)
President Sam Nujoma (Namibia)
Chief Hendrik Witbooi (Namaqua)
Simon Koper (Fransman Nama)
Shaka (Zulu).
Cetshwayo kaMpande (Zulu)

I’m sure there’s more, but a thousand examples would not satify a racist.

davidk on July 9, 2014 at 3:34 PM

davidk on July 9, 2014 at 3:34 PM

How are we defining ‘worth a crap’?

NotCoach on July 9, 2014 at 3:41 PM

That’s MISTER RAYCISS to you, Bucky!

Tard on July 9, 2014 at 3:41 PM

davidk on July 9, 2014 at 3:34 PM

How are we defining ‘worth a crap’?

NotCoach on July 9, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Pretty vague term, is it not?

davidk on July 9, 2014 at 3:45 PM

That’s MISTER RAYCISS to you, Bucky!

Tard on July 9, 2014 at 3:41 PM

:]

davidk on July 9, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Pretty vague term, is it not?

davidk on July 9, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Well, in my view just about every government in history wasn’t worth a crap. Just about all of them existed to promote the elite over the majority to expand their wealth and influence.

NotCoach on July 9, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Congressional dems are in a panic… I called my worthless Dem congressman and politely gave them Hell

Call your reps and senators, especially the Ds

matthew8787 on July 9, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Obama is doing exactly what he wants to do. I am sure he is happy with the implementation of his plans.

albill on July 9, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Pretty vague term, is it not?

davidk on July 9, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Well, in my view just about every government in history wasn’t worth a crap. Just about all of them existed to promote the elite over the majority to expand their wealth and influence.

NotCoach on July 9, 2014 at 3:50 PM

So we can just as well say:

here has never been a country in the history of the planet run by a black white man that has been worth a crap. He is proof this will remain.

rjoco1 on July 9, 2014 at 3:02 PM

davidk on July 9, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Obama has obviously retired. We’re leaderless and rudderless, just the way he wants us to be before we’re attacked again.

His behavior is indefensible at this point and any member of the MSM who continues to prop him up is a boot licking sychophant that should be banned from the profession.

Key West Reader on July 9, 2014 at 4:01 PM

$10B…. to cover more shovel ready critical infrastructure repairs like adding a pool halltoilet to accommodate Her Royal Moochness’s ample behind to the WH.

Athos on July 9, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Haha

Key West Reader on July 9, 2014 at 4:05 PM

davidk on July 9, 2014 at 3:59 PM

No.

I will admit that rjoco1 is not thinking straight on this, and what he posted can be considered racist, but replacing black with white is not telling any kind of truth. When viewing all of history only a slim minority of any color ran a government worth a crap, but that slim minority is almost exclusively white by today’s definition of white.

Now having said that I don’t believe we’ve had a government worth a crap since before I was born. I will welcome anyone of any color that will reduce the monstrous and overbearing behemoth that stands to serve those who serve in government above the rest of us who carry it on our backs. I don’t consider a black man less capable of turning our government into something we can once again be proud of. I do consider anyone who thinks government is the solution to anything to be a promoter of government that isn’t worth a crap, and Obama certainly fits that bill.

NotCoach on July 9, 2014 at 4:16 PM

“Events spinning out of control” are what made Obama president.

It now appears that “events spinning out of control” might also be his undoing.

Personally, I’m waiting for all that “vast executive experience” to start showing.

But I’m not holding my breathe.

GarandFan on July 9, 2014 at 4:39 PM

I’m sure there’s more, but a thousand examples would not satify a racist.

davidk on July 9, 2014 at 3:34 PM

So why didn’t Nelson Mandela make the cut?

Happy Nomad on July 9, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Take a bow, conservatives. Once again you predicted the future with ruthless, crystal clarity.

O’Bozo “The Clown President” is finally, at long last, being recognized as an incompetent liberal twit by his fellow liberal twits. Enjoy your schadenfreude well.

Jaibones on July 9, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Not sure why this thread has gone so far off the tracks. He’s a dope, a liberal, and has zero experience working for a living and succeeding at anything other than getting stupid people to vote for him. Accordingly, he is an abject failure.

Why we are discussing his 1/3 blackness as a factor or stubbornly insisting that he needs to be “a traitor” or whether Namibia or Sierra Leone are functional societies? Not relevant.

Focus.

Jaibones on July 9, 2014 at 5:10 PM

MSNBC panel wonders whether Obama can run gov’t at all

…he knows how to loot the treasury!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 9, 2014 at 5:15 PM

can he run anything? has he ever ran anything besides his mouth?

He ran up the national debt, does that count?

ajb3 on July 9, 2014 at 5:21 PM

“MSNBC panel wonders whether Obama can run gov’t at all”

Where have they been the last 5 years?

never mind…

has he ever ran anything besides his mouth?

That’s why Ayers and Dohrn recruited him.

formwiz on July 9, 2014 at 5:39 PM

I’m just a simpleton I guess. But what is the difference between when President Clinton sent the young Gonzalez boy back to Cuba and these illegals?

We have (for a while now) had this crisis of thousands of children coming here. They continue to pour in. Instead of returning them, we are trying to bus them all over the country.

It’s apparently easy to get in (no border) and once you’re in, you get to stay (no consequence). Seems to me they will just keep on coming in….what am I missing? I’m sure it’s more complicated than this…right? I mean no one appears to be doing ANYTHING to control this…it’s baffling.

jjjdad on July 9, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Research has shown that accepting unlimited numbers of illegal, illiterate, infested 3rd world welfare case leads to destroying a nation culturally, demographically, and financially. Studies also show that policies that allow such an invasion are really fu@king stupid.

Whitey Ford on July 9, 2014 at 5:55 PM

obama, like all other invertebrate slugs and earthworms, is happiest when rolling in fresh manure…..to the best of his knowledge there is no problem at the border…any border….anywhere

clandestine on July 9, 2014 at 5:59 PM

I would love to know why Barnicle, Todd, Mitchell, Crowley and all the other Øbama rumpswabs thought he was competent back in 2007? Based on what, his skin color? There isn’t anything else.

Historic president? Well, an historically bad one (see Quinnipiac poll, which has mysteriously dropped off the screen).

DimsdalePiranha on July 9, 2014 at 6:06 PM

I would love to know why Barnicle, Todd, Mitchell, Crowley and all the other Øbama rumpswabs thought he was competent back in 2007? Based on what, his skin color? There isn’t anything else.

Historic president? Well, an historically bad one (see Quinnipiac poll, which has mysteriously dropped off the screen).

DimsdalePiranha on July 9, 2014 at 6:06 PM

He ran his own campaign. Didn’t you hear that in 2008?! Of course he had Axlerod as a Campaign Manager, and a could have sworn there was another that I can’t remember.

But the man ran his own campaign, where they chanted “Yes We Can!” and talked about “Hope and Change” and criticized policies for failing, and blah…blah…blah…blah.

Mainly blah.

Axeman on July 9, 2014 at 6:45 PM

I’m sure there’s more, but a thousand examples would not satify a racist.

davidk on July 9, 2014 at 3:34 PM

So why didn’t Nelson Mandela make the cut?

Happy Nomad on July 9, 2014 at 4:40 PM

‘Cause I’m a racist?

davidk on July 9, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Not sure why this thread has gone so far off the tracks. He’s a dope, a liberal, and has zero experience working for a living and succeeding at anything other than getting stupid people to vote for him. Accordingly, he is an abject failure.

Why we are discussing his 1/3 blackness as a factor or stubbornly insisting that he needs to be “a traitor” or whether Namibia or Sierra Leone are functional societies? Not relevant.

Focus.

Jaibones on July 9, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Some of us can multitask.

davidk on July 9, 2014 at 7:48 PM

He ran his own campaign. Didn’t you hear that in 2008?! Of course he had Axlerod as a Campaign Manager, and a could have sworn there was another that I can’t remember.

But the man ran his own campaign, where they chanted “Yes We Can!” and talked about “Hope and Change” and criticized policies for failing, and blah…blah…blah…blah.

Mainly blah.

Axeman on July 9, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Dude, that was like five years ago. All I remember is some fake Greek columns, a fantastic pant crease…oh, and Oprah crying. Obama knew he would be great at being President, he was better at everything than his advisers (which isn’t saying much, come to find out). Young, inexperienced, socialist and black. He was everything Bill Ayers wanted in a President. Now that we are being invaded by all these illegals/New Americans/children/MS13 members with scabies, I am suddenly confronted with the harsh reality that I may never get my skittle sh*tting unicorn. And although that is disheartening at least I can thank God for Boehner, the GOP establishment and the Chamber of Commerce.

magicbeans on July 9, 2014 at 7:51 PM

F%cking MSNBC, what is it that keeps this circus on the air?

lel2007 on July 9, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Mexico made it easier for illegals to flood America’s border, officially, and announced it publicly.

http://www.examiner.com/article/mexico-made-deal-to-send-more-illegal-aliens-to-the-u-s

azpatriotsdotcom on July 9, 2014 at 8:20 PM

The optics of fundraising and early bedtime on Sept. 11, 2012?
The optics on arming Mexican drug cartels?
The optics of dead veterans and trying to silence whistleblowers at VA?
The optics of several billion in illegal payments by Agricultural Department?
The optics of destroying evidence demanded by Congress of IRS abuse of power?
The optics of backstabbing Poland and the Czechs on missile defense?
The optics of Putin making Obama look like the big mouth fool that he is over Syria?
The optics of Germany asking for its gold back from the Fed and getting no answer?
The optics of mass surveillance without warrants?
God, this could just go on and on.

But Chucky just smiles because his “coverage” has really been effective these last five years.

J.B. Say on July 9, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Some of us can multitask.

davidk on July 9, 2014 at 7:48 PM

I’m not persuaded. And your list is either bad satire or unintentionally hilarious. But keep multitasking, dave!

Jaibones on July 9, 2014 at 9:13 PM

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