Skip to comments.Texas Burning (Obama's War Against Texas)
Posted on 05/10/2011 4:24:08 PM PDT by mojito
In case youve 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 couldnt 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 wont.) The governor is asking for a federal emergency declaration that will make additional firefighting resources available. The Obama administration is not budging.
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 its a go-nowhere proposition. Hell 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.
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Obama hates Americans, and the more American you are, the more he hates you.
..and just to piss you off even more, a little flashback- Obama sends aid to Mexico to help with wildfires.
*** 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!
your right....that p**sed me off
Obama hates Americans, and the more American you are, the more he hates you
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.
Democrats have 51% not paying taxes however with Gas and Food they feel like they are now.
The Kenyan lizard king is despicable. Yeaaa! Keep it up Kenyan.
Obama is a pig.
The Kenyan lizard king is despicable. Yeaaa! Keep it up Kenyan.
If any sumbitch in TX votes for Obama next year.....they need to be drawn, quartered, then punished.
You don’t shrink government by asking for money.
Going to Austin tonight for fundraisers while refusing aid for Texas.
Perry should have locked the gate and not let the usurper into our great state.
“Under Secretary Napolitanos 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 weve gone further. We tripled the number of intelligence analysts working the border. Ive deployed unmanned aerial vehicles to patrol the skies from Texas to California. Weve 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 weve answered these concerns, I suspect there will be those who will try to move the goal posts one more time. Theyll say we need to triple the border patrol. Or quadruple the border patrol. Theyll say we need a higher fence to support reform.
Maybe theyll say we need a moat. Or alligators in the moat.
Theyll never be satisfied. And I understand that. Thats politics.
But the truth is, the measures weve put in place are getting results. Over the past two and a half years, weve seized 31 percent more drugs, 75 percent more currency, and 64 percent more weapons than before. Even as weve 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:
I guess he couldn’t be at the WH for Michelle’s rap fest.
I’m truly shaking my head and I can’t believe he said the fence is almost complete. What fence???
Perry would have better luck with Joe Biden.
Not to mention they are removing the ‘virtual fence’ system (or probably already did).
There’s no border fence. 0bama is a liar.
BS. And shame on anyone who believes it...
Obama is a pig.
yup a POS !!
Money for the fence was allocated before O ever entered office. Here’s some info:
“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.”
Let’s break this down:
Virtual fence canceled:
“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. “
Only 20 percent of us northbound trains scanned:
What do the intelligence analysts do, look at drone photos and say, yep that is a bunch of wetbacks crossing?
Obama hates Americans, and the more American you are, the more he hates you.>>>>>>>
You said it best! TRUTH!!!!
I hope that they puked in it first.
if you are living in a red state you all can pound sand ,
just ask obammy
After consuming about eight ounces of semi-digested Gorgonzola?
That’s the ticket!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Does anybody know about the talking point that El Paso is a city with lower than average crime?
--uh, Say Again?
“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.
“Money for the fence was allocated before O ever entered office. Heres 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.
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.
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.
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.
“But his intention to amnesty illegal aliens is identical to Dubyas.”
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.
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.