Perry: Border crisis is Obama’s Katrina

posted at 12:01 pm on July 10, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Rick Perry and Barack Obama finally had a face-to-face meeting as the border crisis continued, but it left the Texas governor unimpressed. Obama told Perry to get Republicans to back his $3.7 billion funding request, but again declined to make the trip to the border for himself to see the situation for himself. Perry told CBS News’ Major Garrett that Obama attempted to shrug off the trip by stressing that he’s sent aides to see the situation, a claim that Perry says does not demonstrate leadership, especially in a crisis. Americans expect their President to show up — and cites the Hurricane Katrina example that many have come to use as a measuring stick:

Perry told CBS News that Americans need to see their president on the border.

“The first thing I asked him when I sat on Marine One was, ‘I hope you’ll come to the border.’ And he responded and said, ‘Hey, listen, my guys have been down there six times.’ Your guys are one thing, but you’re another,” Perry said.

He said if the president visited the border, Americans would feel like he cared about what was going on there.

“That’s what presidents do. That’s what leaders do. They show up,” he said. “They interact and they see for themselves what’s going on so I think it is very important for him.” …

Perry warned the border situation could spin out of control, and evoked memories of federal mismanagement after Hurricane Katrina.

“As I recall President Bush got chastised greatly for not showing up in New Orleans when Katrina occurred,” Perry said.

“The parallel for me is that when we know a hurricane is coming, we put things into place so that we can deal with it,” he said. “I have told this administration and others have told this administration for years that this was exactly what was going to happen.”

On the funding request, Perry hasn’t taken the bait from Obama, and so far neither have Republicans on Capitol Hill. They are working on their own emergency funding bill to address the situation, but Senator Marco Rubio’s comments to me yesterday show that they are taking Obama’s request with a significant amount of skepticism. “Very little of it is for actual improvements on the border,” Rubio explained. “There’s even money in there to deal with wildfires, things of that nature.” Some of the money that is earmarked for short-term care of the children will likely remain, but expect Republicans to offer a bill that shows up at the border in a figurative sense more than Obama has in any sense. 

Perry also finds some agreement on CNN this morning, as Noah noted earlier, but it’s worth another look. Noting the substantial symbolic nature of the presidency, John King’s panel also expects to see the President show up in a crisis. They also scoffed at Obama’s sudden disdain for photo ops:

“I’m not interested in photo-ops” should qualify as a fact-check highlight for 2014, if not a finalist for Lie of the Year.

Update: Well, maybe Obama should have embargoed the photo op here:

Well, sure. Most of the rest of us laughed at that too.


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Bmore on July 10, 2014 at 1:59 PM

The mistake those of you finding fault with the border crisis/Katrina analogy are making is that you are considering it from the perspective of rational, well-informed people. You’re forgetting that during Katrina, the media and the Left actually did accuse Bush of causing the hurricane and pretty much every single death, injury, and loss that stemmed from it. Bush was portrayed as aloof and racist at best and an apocalyptic angel of death at worst. So, sure, we hear the comparison and think it’s not even close. But to the media having to report Perry’s words and to the low-info people and raging Left, comparing Obama to Bush is almost like comparing Obama to Hitler…because that was another favorite accusation of the Left during Bush’s presidency. Petard. Hoist.

It’s totally unfair to Bush. I hate that for him. But in the new order of good and evil the Left has now imposed, comparing any of them to any of us is about the worst insult and most grievous charge that can be made, seeing as how they’re cool with mass murderers, tyrants, perverts, rapists, and idiots.

butterflies and puppies on July 10, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Noah Rothman ‏@NoahCRothman 14m

The irony: those who attacked Beck for helping advance a Dem narrative are now the focus of a new Dem narrative about hardhearted GOPers

What a little fluker he is.

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Noah Rothman ‏@NoahCRothman 14m

The irony: those who attacked Beck for helping advance a Dem narrative are now the focus of a new Dem narrative about hardhearted GOPers

If this is something you didn’t know before Beck, you are beyond naive and can’t be helped. Join the D party.

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2014 at 2:03 PM

butterflies and puppies on July 10, 2014 at 1:59 PM

I can’t help but think about the chipmunk ranting “George Bush hates black people!!”

The look on Mike Myers face was priceless.

JAGonzo on July 10, 2014 at 2:04 PM

In case you haven’t noticed, genius, unemplyment is NOT coming down. the number of people out of the workforce continues to go UP.

(and, even if it is going down, it’s the Republican insistence on curtailing the length of unemployment benefits (y’know, the one the Demos resisted with their usual demagoguery) that gets the credit)

formwiz on July 10, 2014 at 1:48 PM

A great distillation of Obama criticism.
‘I’s not down!’.
‘It’s down because of Repubs!’

Thanks for this.
A perfect illustration.

verbaluce on July 10, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Wrong again, sweetie.

You fail to notice the conditional (surprise!).

Unemployment isn’t going down. Workforce participation is.

Real unemployment’s around 22%.

Those who want to believe unemployment is going down, based on the risible (that means laughable) BLS numbers, give credit to those mean old Republicans curtailing the length of unemployment benefits.

So the laugh’s on you.

Twice.

formwiz on July 10, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Apparently it’s OK to describe a few thousand kids arriving on the border as equivalent to a disaster that killed over 1800 people and sent tens of thousands of people across the country to survive with little help. Um…OK.

Obama as President of the nation who caused this crisis is culpable. Just as Bush was culpable being President of a nation that created poverty and natural disaster in New Orleans black neighborhoods. But they are very different crises. And why can’t Perry talk about instability in Honduras? Is that not a fact of life of this? Oh wait. He thinks that Obama is coordinating with foren nations to send their children here.

libfreeordie on July 10, 2014 at 2:08 PM

The(Border Crisis) meeting at Love Field…

Obama and Perry attended a meeting on the border crisis that included Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas County Commissioner Elba Garcia, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Dallas, Grand Prairie Mayor Ron Jensen, Chris Liebrum of the Baptist General Convention, Arne Nelson of Catholic Charities, Texas Health and Human Services Director Kyle Janek and Texas Public Safety Director Steven McCraw.

Here’s what’s happening in Dallas Co. (which is now the new Processing Megaplex…effectively moving the Border North 500 miles courtesy of County Judge Clay Jenkins…who volunteered our county without consulting other county commissioners or the citizenry)

““Here and now, we must focus on the care of these children. They’re vulnerable, and they’re traumatized,” said Jan Sanders, wife of the late U.S. District Judge Sanders.

Sanders went on to say this is how she wants our tax dollars used.

“Taxes help build the kind of society we want to live in. Taxes, overall, are relatively low,” she said. “I can’t think of a better use of our taxes, whether it be local, state or federal, than to respond to a humanitarian crisis.”

Others, though, feel differently. Eric Williams, candidate for Congress in District 30, says he does not want a portion of the children housed in Oak Cliff.

“Citizens cannot be forced into allowing undocumented kids from Central America to be housed in my blighted community,” Williams said. “These kids must be provided the best and safety care needed in response to this humanitarian crisis along the Texas-Mexico border. Why are we not considering sending them to Highland Park vs. Oak Cliff?”

Williams went on to say, “District 30 is a majority minority district with a high concentration of poverty, no jobs, homelessness and hopelessness. Why here?”

Some who stood before the commission questioned Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ decision to act quickly without consenting the public or his peers on the commission.

“What I see is the sleeping giant is awakening. Liberty and blind justice have opened their eyes in Texas,” Susan Mardozza said. “Bringing illegals to Texas doesn’t come under the duties of county commissioner. I implore you: do not perpetuate this government-made crisis. Do not let Dallas go down in history as an accessory to the great crime against America. Restrain Dallas government.”

“I’m a little bit disappointed that, unless I’m wrong, that you just grabbed the bull by the horn and started to do what you wanted to do with this without any sort of public input or without any conversations with the rest of the commissioners,” Ralph Goin said. “Where did you have the power to do that?”

“These children need help now. And, you know, I didn’t feel like I could wait to take a poll about helping children. When it comes to helping children, what I would expect from our leaders is that they would lead and that’s what I intend to do and I am doing,” Jenkins said.

Jenkins said he still expects at least a portion of the children to be in North Texas by the end of July. Three facilities are under consideration by the federal government, including Hulcy Middle School in Oak Cliff, Lamar AEP in Grand Prairie and a building owned by Parkland Hospital on Butler Street in Dallas.

County Commissioner Mike Cantrell today questioned Jenkins’ motives and demanded a plan. Cantrell said this isn’t something that can be done in two or three weeks, but rather six months.

Cantrell went on to say the initial 120 days Jenkins says the children will be in Dallas Co. facilities could wind up being much longer….”

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Emotions-Run-High-at-Dallas-County-Meeting-on-Border-Crisis-266333261.html

County Commissioner Mike Cantrell is the lone republican on the county commission. He said this will cost Dallas taxpayers and have significant impact on services in Dallas Co. and suburbs within Dallas Co. He also said that two thousand is BS and based on the fact that Obama asked for $3.7 billion which will be primarily used to settle these “refugees” this will be more like tens of thousands stretched out indefinitely…

Judge Jenkins didn’t even ask the mayors of the municipalities…he just decided and announced it at the local democratic party hodown…

I guess that since Preezy Choom does chit like that Jenkins decided to be local King in Dallas Co.

Jenkins is also raising campaign dough using this issue…unexpectedly

workingclass artist on July 10, 2014 at 2:10 PM

A few thousand, perfesser?

You don’t pay attention to what is posted around here, do you?

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/07/07/report-300000-central-american-immigrants-heading-to-u-s/

kingsjester on July 10, 2014 at 2:11 PM

libfreeordie on July 10, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Why on God’s green earth should Perry be concerned with what is going on in Honduras? I will tell you why. It doesn’t f#cking matter. If the border is closed, they can’t flood into my nation. If the situation is really that bad, they can go to the American Embassy and apply for refugee status.

JAGonzo on July 10, 2014 at 2:13 PM

libfreeordie on July 10, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Typical. You never deal in facts. Just shit. For you slave. P.S. What bothers you most little one?

Bmore on July 10, 2014 at 2:19 PM

A timely message from our friend Schadenfreude. Enjoy libfreeordie.Here.

Bmore on July 10, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Obama claims that the House’s failure to pass ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ is the reason that the country is seeing wave after wave of illegals rather than his own policies.

If immigration reform is so critical to the country’s national security, public safety, financial solvency, employment, the economy, and fabric of society, why did Senator Obama vote against Bush’s ‘comprehensive immigration reform’:

Barack Obama played virtually no role in the negotiations,” Kyl recalled to HuffPost, noting that there was one exception. During one meeting Kyl remembers Obama attending, Kyl said Obama pushed for a change to the employer verification process. Under the bill as agreed upon by Kennedy and Kyl, if an employee was not found in a database of those legally authorized to work, he or she would be terminated. Obama argued that the worker should be allowed to remain on the payroll as long as the appeals process was underway, arguing that the database would necessarily include a certain number of errors. Obama and the labor unions who backed the change prevailed. The bill was not derailed as a result, Kyl said, because Kennedy promised him the measure would be stripped before it was signed into law.



Obama did, however, vote at least five times against Kennedy on amendments, one of which passed and has been partly blamed by the bill’s backers, including Kyl, for the overall bill’s demise.

Of course, Obama’s votes against the bill are not necessarily responsible for the bill’s demise, but it does show that he didn’t think that the problem was so imperative that he would vote to fix it either.

His position has changed…just as it did on increasing the debt ceiling, which he voted against as a Senator. You see, his votes in those cases probably made no difference, but he could stake out a political position and not have to bear any responsibility for any outcome.

Now, even though he is the POTUS, he doesn’t want to bear any responsibility at all for the situation and must attempt to shift it to the Republicans in the House. A few facts get in the way although the media will never inform LIVs of any of them:

1. We already have immigration and border security laws that Obama has chosen not to enforce (All law are equal, but some are more equal than others).

2. Lax enforcement has acted as a magnet.

3. Fixing the administrative backlog will not stem the flow of illegals into the country.

4. Passing CIR will not curb the inflow of illegal immigration as long as current and future laws are not enforced.

5. Passing his $4.7 billion emergency supplemental bill will not stem the flow and is merely the beginning because, as long as Obama doesn’t enforce the law, people will continue to come…and will require housing, food, medical care, etc.

6. Obama is the POTUS and CIC and the buck stops with him…not one-half of one-third of the Federal government. He took an oath to ‘…faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.’

You cannot vote ‘Present’ as President.

Obama: In charge of everything, responsible for nothing.

Resist We Much on July 10, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Noah Rothman ‏@NoahCRothman 3m

It took almost a week before MSNBC started blaming the border crisis on racism. I was getting nervous.

Bmore on July 10, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Apparently it’s OK to describe a few thousand kids arriving on the border as equivalent to a disaster that killed over 1800 people and sent tens of thousands of people across the country to survive with little help. Um…OK.

Obama as President of the nation who caused this crisis is culpable. Just as Bush was culpable being President of a nation that created poverty and natural disaster in New Orleans black neighborhoods. But they are very different crises. And why can’t Perry talk about instability in Honduras? Is that not a fact of life of this? Oh wait. He thinks that Obama is coordinating with foren nations to send their children here.

libfreeordie on July 10, 2014 at 2:08 PM

OK, hotshot, these kids are bringing every Third World disease imaginable with them and many of us will end up infected. Good luck with that ChoomCare death panel.

Border Patrol has been told to give the gangbangers a free pass.

Even the Choom Gang can’t find places to house them.

The cartels helping these people across have contacts with IS, which now has the Iraqi WMDs you are probably still insisting weren’t there.

Oh, and that line, “Just as Bush was culpable being President of a nation that created poverty and natural disaster in New Orleans black neighborhoods.” Dubya created the poverty in NOLA, all 200 years of it, including slavery, and the hurricane?

Really?

I do see, however, the guy who did screw up NOLA during the hurricane, one Ray Nagin, is going up the river for his offenses.

Oy!

formwiz on July 10, 2014 at 2:28 PM

libfreeordie on July 10, 2014 at 2:08 PM

That screed is simply stunning in it’s intellectual vapidity….

‘few thousand’ = 60K thusfar in 2014 and between 90K – 125K projected

Just as Bush was culpable being President of a nation that created poverty and natural disaster in New Orleans black neighborhoods.

Really, Bush created Katrina? He also created the poverty in NOLA – despite decades of progressive Democrats presiding over the Chocolate City?

Only NOLA’s black neighborhoods were affected? None of the others? It was Bush who left hundreds of school buses in their parking lots to be flooded?

Why did the coastal areas of Mississippi, which were where Katrina’s eye landed, recover so much faster than NOLA? Discrimination or the competence of Mississippi’s state and local leadership as compared to LA / NOLA’s incompetent leadership?

Athos on July 10, 2014 at 2:35 PM

It is a shameless insult to the thousands of dead and the billions of dollars of destruction due to katrina to use it as a comparison for this situation in any way.

everdiso on July 10, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Under the Defense Authorization Act for FY2007 (H.R. 5122), the Secretary of Defense, upon a request from the Secretary of Homeland Security, can also assist in preventing terrorists, drug traffickers, and illegal aliens from entering the United States.

kingsjester on July 10, 2014 at 1:38 PM

But only in a supporting (organizing, administering, instructing, training, etc.) role, with some exceptions:

(A) The term “active Guard and Reserve duty” means active duty performed by a member of a reserve component of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps, or full-time National Guard duty performed by a member of the National Guard pursuant to an order to full-time National Guard duty, for a period of 180 consecutive days or more for the purpose of organizing, administering, recruiting, instructing, or training the reserve components.

(B) Such term does not include the following:….

(iii) Duty performed for the purpose of interdiction and counter-drug activities for which funds have been provided under section 112 of title 32.

………….

2) The training or duty ordered to be performed under paragraph (1) may include the following:

(A) Support of operations or missions undertaken by the member’s unit at the request of the President or Secretary of Defense.

(B) Support of training operations and training missions assigned in whole or in part to the National Guard by the Secretary concerned, but only to the extent that such training missions and training operations—

(i) are performed in the United States or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or possessions of the United States; and

(ii) are only to instruct active duty military, foreign military (under the same authorities and restrictions applicable to active duty troops), Department of Defense contractor personnel, or Department of Defense civilian employees.

jim56 on July 10, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Another for you libfreeordie. Facts.

Bmore on July 10, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Apparently it’s OK to describe a few thousand kids arriving on the border as equivalent to a disaster that killed over 1800 people and sent tens of thousands of people across the country to survive with little help. Um…OK.

Obama as President of the nation who caused this crisis is culpable. Just as Bush was culpable being President of a nation that created poverty and natural disaster in New Orleans black neighborhoods. But they are very different crises. And why can’t Perry talk about instability in Honduras? Is that not a fact of life of this? Oh wait. He thinks that Obama is coordinating with foren nations to send their children here.

libfreeordie on July 10, 2014 at 2:08 PM

This is the number of illegals in just two months at the Texas Border.

May – 48,000

June 47,000

10,000 + unaccompanied minors.

(They’re not exactly sure of the numbers…but the Feds are losing 4 year olds)

That’s not just a few thousand kids at the border.

workingclass artist on July 10, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Bad link, Bmore

formwiz on July 10, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Drudge

‘Death Train’ Derails in Mexico…
Stranding 1,300 Migrants Headed Toward USA…
PHOTOS: Obama Laughs His Way Through Border Meeting…
Perry: ‘I Don’t Know’ if he heard me…
Houston black woman goes on EPIC rant about illegals…
VIDEO: African Americans Confront Immigrant Supporters…
MAG: Amnesty disaster for black workers…

Bmore on July 10, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Just my thoughts on the expression on Gov. Perry’s face in those awful photos… he looks like a man who was just made the butt of a joke or target of a snarky comment by Obama. I would not expect that he will take that lying down but I doubt that he will be petty in return. Instead, I expect that he will now work double time to show America what a real leader looks like. Perry 2016 (I agree with Twerp… Cruz needs to stay in the Senate for a few more years *seasoning*).

jffree1 on July 10, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Bad link, Bmore

formwiz on July 10, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Figures. Tweety will do that to me from time to time. I’m still learning it. Just a second. ; )

Bmore on July 10, 2014 at 2:43 PM

BLACK PROTESTERS in Murrieta Confront Pro-Illegal Immigrant Supporters

Houston BLACK WOMAN goes on EPIC rant about unaccompanied illegals – “Why can’t they go back?”

This is getting better and better.

Of course, liveenslavedthendie will say:

White BLACK liberals really do ruin everything.

libfreeordie on September 7, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Resist We Much on July 10, 2014 at 2:43 PM

It is a shameless insult to the thousands of dead and the billions of dollars of destruction due to katrina to use it as a comparison for this situation in any way.

everdiso on July 10, 2014 at 2:38 PM

He’s talking about the lack of management/engagement of this crisis from the President. People said the same of GWB during Katrina.

Why is this so hard for people to understand.

OY

gophergirl on July 10, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Try this. I think it was because it was a re-tweet of a tweet.

Bmore on July 10, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Or maybe I forgot to delete the info in the link box first. Who knows. The new one works. Thanks for the heads up formwiz. ; )

Bmore on July 10, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Why is this so hard for people to understand.

OY

gophergirl on July 10, 2014 at 2:43 PM

At first I thought it might be that they are genuinely obtuse. Now I have begun to think they are in denial.

Bmore on July 10, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Operating within the limitations of the Posse Comitatus Act, and as acknowledged by the Obama administration, National Guard troops deployed to the Mexican Border States will, as directed by the states’ governors, support the Border Patrol and state and local law enforcement agencies by providing surveillance, intelligence gathering and reconnaissance support. In addition, the troops will assist with “counternarcotics enforcement” duties until additional Border Patrol agents are trained and in place. The Guard troops may also assist in the construction of roads, fences, surveillance towers and vehicle barriers necessary to prevent illegal border crossings.

…..

kingsjester on July 10, 2014 at 1:38 PM

You seem to be wrong about the Posse Comitatus Act:

It does not apply to the National Guard under state authority from acting in a law enforcement capacity within its home state or in an adjacent state if invited by that state’s governor.

-and-

It only applies.. when, as a result of a natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, ….or other condition… the President determines that… domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the constituted authorities of the State or possession are incapable of maintaining public order… or [to] suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy if such… a condition… so hinders the execution of the laws… that any part or class of its people is deprived of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law… or opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posse_Comitatus_Act

jim56 on July 10, 2014 at 2:48 PM

workingclass artist on July 10, 2014 at 1:41 PM

The Guard and Border patrol should never let them in.

Oaf and his would change the law, if they wanted to. They don’t, and that incl. the Rs.

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Well I’d take that complaint up with California who dominates immigration policy decisions in Congress.

workingclass artist on July 10, 2014 at 2:49 PM

It is a shameless insult to the thousands of dead and the billions of dollars of destruction due to katrina to use it as a comparison for this situation in any way.

everdiso on July 10, 2014 at 2:38 PM

He’s talking about the lack of management/engagement of this crisis from the President. People said the same of GWB during Katrina.

Why is this so hard for people to understand.

OY

gophergirl on July 10, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Yep!

The liberals still blame Bush and use that flyover photo.

Gov. Perry is saying this is the same kind of albatross without the flyover photo cause Preezy Choom was too chickens*t to go to the border.

Gov. Perry also used excellent management during Katrina…co-ordinating with local cities and charities throughout Texas to help out the regions and victims affected by Katrina. We bussed,housed,schooled and employed a lot of folks all over Texas because neighbors help neighbors & Texas did it without waiting for federal permission or money.

The only folks that showed up to help us after Hurricane Ike was the vulture media hoping to televise floating bodies off the Bolivar Peninsula…and Gov. Perry shut them down.

So there’s that…

workingclass artist on July 10, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Problem solved. Right, Jimmy?? RIGHT???

bimmcorp on July 10, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Jimmy is working on the problem. Do NOT disturb.

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2014 at 1:34 PM

No. But I know the solutions I’ve seen won’t begin to solve the issue. And building a fence or wall at the border is just a waste of money.

jim56 on July 10, 2014 at 3:03 PM

jim56 on July 10, 2014 at 3:03 PM

This will help, a lot.

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Some strategic fencing works…but boots on the ground and surveillance in remote areas works too…as well as stiff penalties to illegals and their countries sponsoring their migration.

The Rio Grande River and it’s watershed is protected under congressional act as a heritage river…so is the Mississippi River and the Hudson River (to name a few)…The Rio Grande is also protected under a tri-state treaty between Texas,New Mexico and Colorado as well as an international treaty with Mexico.

So no folks…no wall and moat/alligators on the rio grande…

Now we could invade Mexico and take over their northern half with the river…and move the border south…

Who’s up for that?

workingclass artist on July 10, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Now we could invade Mexico and take over their northern half with the river…and move the border south…

Who’s up for that?

workingclass artist on July 10, 2014 at 3:20 PM

You are aware we held that land as far west as Chihuahua in ’47 (1847) and the original Gadsden Purchase was for the entire norther tier of states in Mexico from Tamaulipas to Baja, right?

And we had a smaller Army in them thar days.

Of course, we also had Col Jefferson Davis, Capt Robert E Lee, and Lieutenants Hiram Ulysses Grant and Thomas Joseph Jackson.

formwiz on July 10, 2014 at 3:27 PM

And building a fence or wall at the border is just a waste of money.

jim56 on July 10, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Fences have decreased the terror attacks and suicide bombings in Israel by over 90% and have greatly reduced the inflow of illegal immigrants in the San Diego corridor.

Fences make good neighbours.

Resist We Much on July 10, 2014 at 3:53 PM

‘In comparison to other global threats, the near collapse of societies in the hemisphere with the associated drug and (undocumented immigrant) flow are frequently viewed to be of low importance. Many argue these threats are not existential and do not challenge our national security. I disagree.’

- General John Kelly, commander of the U.S. Southern Command

Resist We Much on July 10, 2014 at 4:02 PM

The look on Gov. Perry’s face in those pictures speaks volumes. He is not happy with Der Fuhrer.

pdigaudio on July 10, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Of course, we also had Col Jefferson Davis, Capt Robert E Lee, and Lieutenants Hiram Ulysses Grant and Thomas Joseph Jackson.

formwiz on July 10, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Those were some guys who knew how to fight and knew military strategery. They wouldn’t fit into Obama’s new military. None of them were gay.

pdigaudio on July 10, 2014 at 4:05 PM

And building a fence or wall at the border is just a waste of money.

jim56 on July 10, 2014 at 3:03 PM

If they are a waste of money, tear down the one around the White House.

Athos on July 10, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Now we could invade Mexico and take over their northern half with the river…and move the border south…

Who’s up for that?

workingclass artist on July 10, 2014 at 3:20 PM

You are aware we held that land as far west as Chihuahua in ’47 (1847) and the original Gadsden Purchase was for the entire norther tier of states in Mexico from Tamaulipas to Baja, right?

And we had a smaller Army in them thar days.

Of course, we also had Col Jefferson Davis, Capt Robert E Lee, and Lieutenants Hiram Ulysses Grant and Thomas Joseph Jackson.

formwiz on July 10, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Well we kicked the chickenchit Santa Anna’s a$$ once…and he wound up hiding in a woman’s dress.

The look on Gov. Perry’s face in those pictures speaks volumes. He is not happy with Der Fuhrer.

pdigaudio on July 10, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Native Texans have that look when they encounter rotting armadillo roadkill during the summer…

workingclass artist on July 10, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Man, Perry looks pissed.

cptacek on July 10, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Obama is going to expand military bases used as detention centers for illegals across the nation ya’ll…meanwhile he’s pink slipping officers who served overseas…

Obama Defense Department Sending Soldiers Deployed In Afghanistan Pink Slips…

http://weaselzippers.us/192789-obama-defense-department-sending-soldiers-deployed-in-afghanistan-pink-slips/

workingclass artist on July 10, 2014 at 5:11 PM

” Who will be harmed most by amnesty? African-Americans….

Senator Jeff Sessions’s recent National Review column “On Immigration, It’s Time to Defend Americans,” hits the nail on the head. Sessions notes:

Harvard professor George Borjas estimated that high immigration rates from 1980 to 2000 resulted in a 7.4 percent wage reduction for lower-skilled American workers…. The Center for Immigration Studies issued a study based on Census data showing that “since 2000 all of the net gain in the number of working-age (16 to 65) people holding a job has gone to immigrants.”… If mass immigration is so good for the economy, why then — during this long sustained period of record immigration into the U.S. — are incomes falling and a record number of Americans not working?

Birthright citizenship is already bad enough; largely refusing to deport illegal immigrants is already bad enough.But now, we’ve upped the ante even further. Overburdened taxpayers, including black taxpayers, are covering the cost to feed, clothe and educate illegals, and black Americans face the additional burden of having their historic suffering belittled and their precarious circumstances made even worse…”

This is gonna get real ugly ya’ll…

workingclass artist on July 10, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Too bad Perry looks like Mr Magoo in those photos.

lorien1973 on July 10, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Two questions for Black Americans:

1. Which group of Americans are supporters of immigration reform saying are lazy and prefer welfare over hard work when they tell us we need to legalize the 11 million illegal workers who are here and bring in even more to do the “jobs Americans won’t do”?

2. Which group of Americans are likely to be hit hardest by the serious diseases such as drug resistant TB and polio plus various parasites and other more common diseases that this current group of Central American illegal aliens are bringing into the US and spreading across the country?

Nomas on July 13, 2014 at 8:21 AM

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