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Newt Gingrich : 2014-07-09 : President Obama's Border Absurdity
Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-07-09 | Newt Gingrich

Posted on 07/09/2014 4:19:29 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne


July 7, 2014

Newt Gingrich : President Obama's Border Absurdity


President Barack Obama is in Texas today.

Texas is the center of the current crisis at the border. From Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, thousands upon thousands of children are pouring into the United States.

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This flood of foreign children is not a problem of border security. They are not sneaking across the border illegally. Under the Feinstein Amendment of 2008, unaccompanied minors from these countries can present themselves at a legal border crossing, claim to be political refugees and seek asylum.

The argument on the left is that these three countries have violent gangs and therefore we have a moral obligation to take in their children. One Democratic senator told me that the real key was to end violence in those three countries.

Given last weekend's 82 shot and 16 killed in Chicago, I wanted to ask that senator how he thought his policies would be more successful in Central America than they have been in our third-largest city.

It is in this context of the liberal fantasy -- that we owe the world everything, we can do nothing to protect ourselves and everyone else is innocent while we Americans somehow have an extra burden to take care of their problems -- that you have to view the President's current actions.

The President's trip highlights vividly the failure of Obama-ism.

It is clear he wants our money.

He is doing two big Democratic fundraisers in Texas this week to get political money.

He has just sent up a request to Congress for an additional $3.7 billion to address the immigration crisis on the southern border -- the majority of which would go toward caring for the unaccompanied minors crossing the border. Still, this request is larger than the entire U.S. Border Patrol budget in 2013.

Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, on CNN's "Crossfire" Tuesday night, demolished the President's proposal.

"That's $60,000 per child that we're going to spend, in emergency money," he pointed out. (Parents and students trying to get through college should contemplate that number.) "That shows just how incompetent we [are] -- we can't do that for three or four thousand per child?...If we can't do that, the Border Patrol is as bad as the VA."

"For $8 million," he pointed out later in the show, "we can put them all on a first-class seat back to their homes."

Actually, he exaggerated a little bit. A business class flight from San Antonio to Guatemala City is about $450. Lowest economy ticket is $318. For the 60,000 young people entering the United States this year under the Feinstein Amendment, flying home commercially would be in the range of $18 to $26 million plus the cost of staffing etc. So the Coburn plan might cost (once staff, etc. is included) in the $40 million to $80 million range.

That means, of course, that the Coburn plan would save at least $3.62 billion over the Obama plan.

Why is the Obama plan so expensive? Simple. Left-wing Democrats wake up every morning knowing the answer is bigger government and more money. They just don't know what the question is.

The border crisis is a new opportunity for Obama to create even bigger government, spending even more of our children's money. In a rational world it would be an absurdity, but this is the world of Obama and Sen. Harry Reid, and nothing involving more spending and bigger government is absurd to them.

Coburn also noted that the current scale of the border crisis would disappear if Congress would simply repeal the Feinstein Amendment.

Chairman Bob Goodlatte of the House Judiciary Committee also noted that there are a number of executive actions the President could take which would end the open borders for foreign children policy. The Obama administration policy of "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" was an executive decision to begin with (and one of questionable legality). The President certainly has the authority to enforce immigration law.

The Obama policy instead assumes the border will remain open and he wants to use taxpayer money to fund the lengthy process of getting children from Central America involved in the American legal system. It is a great excuse to have the government hire even more lawyers.

House Republicans should immediately repeal the Feinstein Amendment and call on the President to do everything within his power to stop this rush on our borders. Let's see how long Democratic senators up for reelection can allow Reid to bottle up a solution to the flood of foreign children coming into our country.

Three cheers for Senator Coburn and a loud "no" to President Obama is the right response to this mess.

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1 posted on 07/09/2014 4:19:29 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Sadly, Newt is from yesteryear. He will not get a friendly reception from Freepers ... we have long and acute memories.

2 posted on 07/09/2014 4:25:44 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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I thought he was pretty good in “yesteryear,” too. Romney put a lot of money into destroying him.

What he has said here about Obama’s bizarre Pied Piper stunt is true, but nobody, including Newt, has been able to give me a good explanation of why Obama is doing it. Even many Dems don’t like it, it’s certainly not popular with non-Dems, and even Hispanics other than the radical political class don’t like it (for one thing, by no means are these “refugees” all Hispanics - many of them are Chinese or other people brought in by people-smugglers through Cuba). Believe me, some immigrant who’s just making it here is not going to be happy to have a bunch of dependent teenagers from his old village show up on his doorstep...particularly since it’s not even being suggested that these “children” are coming here to work. And the idea that they’ll swell Dem voting rolls isn’t it either, since many of them are going to be living in places that are already all Dem.

The only thing I can think is that Obama wants to create chaos to cover up something else or maybe distract from it. I don’t know, because the only thing he is really doing with this is creating chaos.

3 posted on 07/09/2014 5:01:17 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

You mean you have been a Freeper all this time and don’t know what the Cloward-Piven strategy is and why this regime can use it openly without the republicants attacking it?

4 posted on 07/09/2014 5:07:16 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: Patton@Bastogne

LOL...from the same newt who coined the term, ‘pathway to non-deportation.’

5 posted on 07/09/2014 5:09:53 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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"Yesteryear ..."

Sure, like winning the GOP South Carolina Presidential Primary in 2012 ...

Take a moment to listen to any of Newt's 2012 campaign speeches below.

He's right on target ... on all the issues.

He's got more brains and balls than John Boehner ever had.

He (Newt) will not get a friendly reception from Freepers ... we have long and acute memories.

Make sure you confirm that theory with Free Republic founder Jim Robinson, who created the above posted "positions chart" comparing Obama, Romney and Newt Gingrich.


CPAC 2012 Speech -- Newt Gingrich, U.S. President Elect

CPAC 2012 Speech -- Sarah Palin, U.S. Vice President Elect

Nancy Reagan (1995) : Ronnie turned that Torch over to Newt

NRA Second Amendent Speech -- Newt Gingrich

U.S. Energy Independence in 2012 -- Speech

U.S. Energy Independence in 2012 -- Newt Gingrich

"America's Space Renaissance" in Florida !

Newt Gingrich -- Vision for America in Space Again

Why is Newt Gingrich So Angry ?

Newt Gingrich : South Carolina Victory Speech (2012-01-21)

Newt Gingrich : Christmas Day in 1776 George Washington's "Victory or Death"

Newt Stoutly Defends the Second Amendment (Right to Bear Arms)

Newt Gingrich – Constitutional Removal of Radial-Liberal Federal Judges

Newt Slams an "Increasingly Radical" EPA

Newt Defends Israel and Shows how the Palestinians are an "Invented" people !

Newt Warns against the Proposed 9-11 NYC Islamic Mosque and Islamic Sharia Law

Gingrich Compares Radical-Isalmics Muslims To Nazis

Newt Gingrich On The Threat Of Radical Islam

Newt Gingrich – America’s Defense of Judea-Christian Ideals and Defense against Islamic Fascism

Gingrich: Aggressive Prosecution of Radical-Militant U.S. Muslim Groups

Newt Gingrich: Response to CNN’s John King “Divorce Question”

Newt Gingrich to Juan Williams: Americans Want Paychecks, Not Food Stamps

Gingrich BLASTS Chris Wallace for his "Gotcha" Questions at Iowa Debate

Newt Destroys Ron Paul's Foreign Policy Vis-à-Vis Killing Osama bin Laden

Gingrich: My Credential Is 4.2% Unemployment

Newt Slams Obama's Stupidity on the Keystone Pipeline

Gingrich attacks Federal Reserve (Bernanke and Geitner) Deception and Corruption

Newt Discusses Job Creation and Dismantling Federal (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac)

Newt: No American President Should Bow to a Saudi King

Newt Gingrich: Super PAC Committee Is Washington's Dumbest Idea


6 posted on 07/09/2014 5:13:05 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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Certainly Newt isn’t perfect....but I’d take him over about 90 % of the current House members....

He certainly has a spine and the ability to present cogent facts....

7 posted on 07/09/2014 5:22:58 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Um, I happen to be a Newt Fan ... think of where America would be had Newt become President in 2008. But of course the L4B was installed in the Lie House by the ones who seek the end to the Republic.

8 posted on 07/09/2014 5:23:52 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: Popman

Those who own the members of both parties will never let US get the chance to vote Newt into power. He is too intelligent for them and not nearly degenerate enough to suit their dead souls.

9 posted on 07/09/2014 5:25:52 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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Sadly, Newt is from yesteryear. He will not get a friendly reception from Freepers ... we have long and acute memories

Memories of what?

10 posted on 07/09/2014 7:15:39 PM PDT by skeptoid (the thot plickens)
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Sadly, Newt is from yesteryear. He will not get a friendly reception from Freepers ... we have long and acute memories

Memories of what?

11 posted on 07/09/2014 7:30:31 PM PDT by skeptoid (the thot plickens)
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To: skeptoid

During the primaries, freepers were quick to post the ‘sittin on the couch with Nazi Pelicanosi’ pic on every thread.

12 posted on 07/09/2014 7:32:53 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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Oh, - - - -right - - I had forgotten that regrettable image.

13 posted on 07/09/2014 8:02:21 PM PDT by skeptoid (the thot plickens)
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