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Texas Burning (Obama's War Against Texas)
National Review Online ^ | 5/10/2011 | Kevin D. Williamson

Posted on 05/10/2011 4:24:08 PM PDT by mojito

In case you’ve missed it, Texas has seen about 3,400 square miles of land — an area about the size of Puerto Rico — destroyed by wildfires. Pres. Barack Obama hit Texas to do some political fund-raising and give some speeches about immigration; Gov. Rick Perry suggested that he take a gubernatorially guided tour of some of the damage. The president couldn’t be bothered, but asked the governor to come to El Paso to act as a prop at a political event. Governor Perry declined.

Governor Perry often complains that the federal government simultaneously fails to do its real work and involves itself in things that are not real national priorities. The last time the president visited Texas, Governor Perry greeted him with a letter in hand demanding that the federal government execute its border-security duties. (It still won’t.) The governor is asking for a federal emergency declaration that will make additional firefighting resources available. The Obama administration is not budging.

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In Texas, President Obama has more important things to do, such as raising money and pandering to Hispanic voters by dangling the promise of “comprehensive” immigration reform before them, knowing that it’s a go-nowhere proposition. He’ll visit a city on a border that his government controls about as well as President Zardari controls his, and which is at times about as dangerous.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 0bamahatestexas; amnesty; immigration; obama; obamalies; rickperry; wheresthefence; wildfires
I guess Obama got tired of just harrassing Arizona, and decided to branch out.
1 posted on 05/10/2011 4:24:11 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Obama hates Americans, and the more American you are, the more he hates you.


2 posted on 05/10/2011 4:27:19 PM PDT by Argus
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To: mojito

..and just to piss you off even more, a little flashback- Obama sends aid to Mexico to help with wildfires.
http://www.wfaa.com/news/texas-news/US-sends-cargo-planes-to-help-Mexico-fight-fires-119981519.html


3 posted on 05/10/2011 4:29:16 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mojito

4 posted on 05/10/2011 4:29:31 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: mojito

*** Texas has seen about 3,400 square miles of land — an area about the size of Puerto Rico — destroyed by wildfires. ****

Look at the good side! There won’t be as many Lone Star ticks as normal!


5 posted on 05/10/2011 4:30:07 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare!)
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To: mnehring

your right....that p**sed me off


6 posted on 05/10/2011 4:30:53 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Argus

Obama hates Americans, and the more American you are, the more he hates you


Truer words were never spoken. Pray for the day when his reign ends.


7 posted on 05/10/2011 4:31:19 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Argus

Remember when he and hillary were still candidates and he wouldn’t even bluff his contempt for America as he stood on stage and did not place his hand over his heart for the pledge.


8 posted on 05/10/2011 4:31:46 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
He will not be relected.

Democrats have 51% not paying taxes however with Gas and Food they feel like they are now.

9 posted on 05/10/2011 4:31:58 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: mojito

The Kenyan lizard king is despicable. Yeaaa! Keep it up Kenyan.


10 posted on 05/10/2011 4:32:05 PM PDT by y6162
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To: mojito

Obama is a pig.


11 posted on 05/10/2011 4:32:27 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: mojito

The Kenyan lizard king is despicable. Yeaaa! Keep it up Kenyan.


12 posted on 05/10/2011 4:32:35 PM PDT by y6162
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To: mojito

If any sumbitch in TX votes for Obama next year.....they need to be drawn, quartered, then punished.


13 posted on 05/10/2011 4:32:54 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: mojito

You don’t shrink government by asking for money.


14 posted on 05/10/2011 4:37:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: RightOnline

Damn straight.


15 posted on 05/10/2011 4:39:15 PM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: mojito

Going to Austin tonight for fundraisers while refusing aid for Texas.


16 posted on 05/10/2011 4:42:55 PM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: mojito

Perry should have locked the gate and not let the usurper into our great state.


17 posted on 05/10/2011 4:45:27 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: mojito
Obama lives in a world of snide contempt and cynicism (towards most Americans) and make-believe (for his base).From the Boy King's immigration speech in El Paso today:

“Under Secretary Napolitano’s leadership, we have strengthened border security beyond what many believed was possible. They wanted more agents on the border. Well, we now have more boots on the ground on the southwest border than at any time in our history. The Border Patrol has 20,000 agents – more than twice as many as there were in 2004, a build up that began under President Bush and that we have continued.

They wanted a fence. Well, that fence is now basically complete.

And we’ve gone further. We tripled the number of intelligence analysts working the border. I’ve deployed unmanned aerial vehicles to patrol the skies from Texas to California. We’ve forged a partnership with Mexico to fight the transnational criminal organizations that have affected both of our countries. And for the first time we are screening 100 percent of southbound rail shipments – to seize guns and money going south even as we go after drugs coming north.

So, we have gone above and beyond what was requested by the very Republicans who said they supported broader reform as long as we got serious about enforcement. But even though we’ve answered these concerns, I suspect there will be those who will try to move the goal posts one more time. They’ll say we need to triple the border patrol. Or quadruple the border patrol. They’ll say we need a higher fence to support reform.

Maybe they’ll say we need a moat. Or alligators in the moat.

They’ll never be satisfied. And I understand that. That’s politics.

But the truth is, the measures we’ve put in place are getting results. Over the past two and a half years, we’ve seized 31 percent more drugs, 75 percent more currency, and 64 percent more weapons than before. Even as we’ve stepped up patrols, apprehensions along the border have been cut by nearly 40 percent from two years ago – that means far fewer people are attempting to cross the border illegally.”

If anyone want to read the whole thing, you can find it here:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/266896/obamas-immigration-speech-daniel-foster

18 posted on 05/10/2011 4:46:13 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Carley

I guess he couldn’t be at the WH for Michelle’s rap fest.


19 posted on 05/10/2011 4:47:36 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

I’m truly shaking my head and I can’t believe he said the fence is almost complete. What fence???


20 posted on 05/10/2011 4:50:44 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: mojito

Perry would have better luck with Joe Biden.


21 posted on 05/10/2011 4:51:13 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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Not to mention they are removing the ‘virtual fence’ system (or probably already did).


22 posted on 05/10/2011 4:52:09 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: mojito

There’s no border fence. 0bama is a liar.


23 posted on 05/10/2011 4:52:16 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: JoeProBono
I hope somebody shit in it before he put it on.......

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

24 posted on 05/10/2011 4:53:27 PM PDT by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: mojito
They wanted a fence. Well, that fence is now basically complete.

BS. And shame on anyone who believes it...

25 posted on 05/10/2011 4:54:06 PM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: freekitty

Obama is a pig.


yup a POS !!


26 posted on 05/10/2011 4:57:35 PM PDT by W-Girl
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To: mojito

Money for the fence was allocated before O ever entered office. Here’s some info:

http://www.globalsecurity.org/security/systems/mexico-wall.htm

“For fiscal years 2006 through 2009, the SBI program received about $3.6 billion in appropriated funds. Of this amount, by late 2008 about $2.4 billion had been allocated to complete approximately 670 miles of vehicle and pedestrian fencing along the roughly 2,000 miles of border between the United States and Mexico. In March the Tactical Infrastructure / Border Fence Program was transferred to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Finance, Facilities Management and Engineering (FM&E) from the Secure Border Initiative (SBI).

As of January 22, 2010, CBP had completed roughly 643.3 miles of fencing.”


27 posted on 05/10/2011 4:59:18 PM PDT by HollyB
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bfl


28 posted on 05/10/2011 5:08:53 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Conservative States of America has a nice ring to it.)
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To: mojito

Let’s break this down:

Virtual fence canceled:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/15/us/politics/15fence.html


Screening Southbound shipments, Chertoff announced this on 7/2005:

“After September 11th, this country put in place vital measures intended to protect the global movement of marine cargo that touches our shores before it moves into the interior of the country. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is screening all inbound containers and inspecting those that merit further scrutiny. And increasingly, this screening and inspection is taking place at the port of departure overseas, before cargo arrives in the United States. “

http://www.tsa.gov/press/releases/2005/press_release_0606.shtm


Maybe he needs to screen northbound trains:

Only 20 percent of us northbound trains scanned:

http://homelandsecuritynewswire.com/only-20-percent-us-bound-cargo-screened-bombs


Arizona taking donations for fence completion:
https://az.gov/app/keepazsafe/index.xhtml

Weapons seized: Can someone say Operation Gun Walker


29 posted on 05/10/2011 5:15:36 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: mojito
We tripled the number of intelligence analysts working the border.

What do the intelligence analysts do, look at drone photos and say, yep that is a bunch of wetbacks crossing?

30 posted on 05/10/2011 5:41:20 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: Argus

Obama hates Americans, and the more American you are, the more he hates you.>>>>>>>

You said it best! TRUTH!!!!


31 posted on 05/10/2011 5:43:28 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: Viking2002

I hope that they puked in it first.

LLS


32 posted on 05/10/2011 5:51:44 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: mojito

if you are living in a red state you all can pound sand ,
just ask obammy


33 posted on 05/10/2011 5:55:52 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: LibLieSlayer
'I hope that they puked in it first.'

After consuming about eight ounces of semi-digested Gorgonzola?

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

34 posted on 05/10/2011 6:07:50 PM PDT by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: Viking2002

That’s the ticket!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LLS


35 posted on 05/10/2011 7:31:17 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: mojito

Does anybody know about the talking point that El Paso is a city with lower than average crime?


36 posted on 05/10/2011 7:58:54 PM PDT by cookcounty (Final Score: Osama bin Laden: 72 Sturgeons. American People: 72 Versions.)
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To: mojito
Obama: "They wanted a fence. Well, that fence is now basically complete."

--uh, Say Again?

37 posted on 05/10/2011 8:00:31 PM PDT by cookcounty (Final Score: Osama bin Laden: 72 Sturgeons. American People: 72 Versions.)
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To: cookcounty

“Does anybody know about the talking point that El Paso is a city with lower than average crime?”

It means that there is an enforcement bubble over the city of El Paso in order to hold the crime stats low for the city itself.

But the surrounding counties which aren’t included in the city stats aren’t as heavily policed and are wide open for the Mexican cartels to carry on their drug and people smuggling. It’s just another method that the Open Border lobby uses to deceive the public.


38 posted on 05/10/2011 8:05:56 PM PDT by Pelham (Islam, mortal enemy of the free world)
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To: HollyB

“Money for the fence was allocated before O ever entered office. Here’s some info:”

But Dubya, like Obama, had no intention of building the fence and wanted “comprehensive immigration reform”. Or as the rest of us call it, amnesty.


39 posted on 05/10/2011 8:09:09 PM PDT by Pelham (Islam, mortal enemy of the free world)
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To: Pelham

My point was that approx 90% (of what has been accomplished on this so called fence) was accomplished before O ever reached office). Now O is taking credit for it. Kind of like, the heavy lifting for locating Osama was done before O ever reached office, and he is now taking credit for the capture.


40 posted on 05/10/2011 8:14:53 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: HollyB

Yes, Obama does take credit for things that he had little to do with.

But his intention to amnesty illegal aliens is identical to Dubya’s.


41 posted on 05/10/2011 8:29:18 PM PDT by Pelham (Islam, mortal enemy of the free world)
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To: Pelham

Ping


42 posted on 05/11/2011 2:05:43 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: HollyB
What fence???

With the weasel words of the pres__ent, I'd say that means just about all of the loot has been 'disposed of' or laundered.

43 posted on 05/11/2011 4:51:51 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Pelham

“But his intention to amnesty illegal aliens is identical to Dubya’s.”

Definitely one of W’s short comings. It was a bad situation when the BP was arrested for the rear end shooting. I’m glad he had them released before he left office. But, overall - the good deed couldn’t undue the damage already done.


44 posted on 05/11/2011 5:42:19 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: bgill

Maybe Perry should throw his hat in the ring and bash him over the head with this. He can’t be worse than the other candidates.


45 posted on 05/11/2011 5:46:26 AM PDT by jersey117
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