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Not on Obama’s Texas Itinerary: The Border
NationalReview ^ | July 6, 2014 | John Fund

Posted on 07/07/2014 9:10:37 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana

San Diego — President Obama will visit Texas this week for three political fundraisers. One place he will not visit while in Texas: the Mexican border. A border visit is apparently not necessary, in Obama’s view, to monitor the crisis that has seen thousands of migrants — including unaccompanied children — flood into the United States.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest bizarrely says that people criticizing Obama’s failure to visit the border would “rather play politics than actually try to address some of these challenges.” The president, it seems, will “lead from behind” once again. All this has been too much for Representative Henry Cuellar, a Democrat who represents the border city of Laredo. “They should have seen this coming a long time ago . . . because we saw those numbers increasing,” he said today on CNN’s State of the Union. Cuellar admitted that our current system creates perverse incentives. “There is an incentive that if you bring your child over here, or you’re a child by yourself, you’re going to be let go. And that’s exactly what’s happening,” he said. “Our immigration courts are so backlogged. There’s not enough detention spaces. . . . This is the incentive we have to take away.” As for Obama’s pledge to send more personnel to the border, Cuellar didn’t sound confident: “I think he’s still one step behind. They knew this was happening a year ago. . . . and they are not reacting fast enough at this time.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; border; obama; texas
David Gregory: Does the president need to go to the border, should he visit when he goes there this week ?

Jeh Johnson: The president cant be every place he'd like to be or even should be..

NBCNEWS Meet the Press Sunday July 6, 2014

1 posted on 07/07/2014 9:10:37 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: SeekAndFind; am

I reposted this article because the one saf posted doesn’t seem to have a way to add comments...


2 posted on 07/07/2014 9:12:30 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Liz; AuntB; La Lydia; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; 2ndDivisionVet

PING


3 posted on 07/07/2014 9:13:18 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Everyone should call the WH & demand he meet with Gov. Perry.


4 posted on 07/07/2014 9:15:10 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Tennessee Nana
The president cant be every place he....should be
5 posted on 07/07/2014 9:15:31 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana
Jeh Johnson: The president cant be every place he'd like to be or even should be..

Obviously the US needs to put golf courses along the border. Then the fences might even get built.

6 posted on 07/07/2014 9:16:49 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Is Abortion Barbie in the campaign posse or is she avoiding him?

Just curious....


7 posted on 07/07/2014 9:17:10 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: FES0844

Gov Perry first gave Obama a letter at an airport in 2010 about the flood across the border and asking for more agents, or national guard etc

Perry said the other day that he still hasn’t had an answer...


8 posted on 07/07/2014 9:18:00 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Jail


9 posted on 07/07/2014 9:20:32 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Open Borders, pro-terrorist, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Apparently he can be at fundraisers but not where there is a national crisis.


10 posted on 07/07/2014 9:21:54 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Open Borders, pro-terrorist, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: morphing libertarian

SSSSSSHHHH

That has to be racist to notice that..


11 posted on 07/07/2014 9:24:19 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Drop them off by Air Force One.


12 posted on 07/07/2014 9:30:42 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Obama has given the finger to the country, the congress, the Constitution and the host of nations that once were our allies. He has been a busy little Marxist. He hasn’t time to visit a stinkin’ border town.


13 posted on 07/07/2014 9:32:35 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Tennessee Nana

why doesn’t perry take matters into his own hands?


14 posted on 07/07/2014 9:40:15 AM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

He has to have Obamas permission to call out the National Guard..

The federal government pays their wages and equips them..


15 posted on 07/07/2014 9:42:17 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: stanne
why doesn’t perry take matters into his own hands?

Why don't we?
16 posted on 07/07/2014 9:43:18 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Sadly, The Border isn’t on the GOP-E Agenda either, except as a means of scoring political points on their march to legislating Amnesty.


17 posted on 07/07/2014 9:44:25 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: FES0844

Everyone should call rick Perry and demand that he give up hoping Obama is going to do anything but enhance this invasion.

Honestly anyone with a brain can see this


18 posted on 07/07/2014 9:45:59 AM PDT by stanne
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To: FES0844
Everyone should call the WH & demand he meet with Gov. Perry.

Why would he do that after Rick Perry called conservatives "Heartless" for wanting to deport Illegal Aliens?

Rick Perry is another of that brand of Republican who likes to state and do symbolic things that never accomplish anything.

Do you really believe that Rick Perry means to accomplish stopping the influx of Illegals from the Southern Border by sending more DPS officers to the border?

Given his Open Borders positions on everything from AZ1070, to e-Verify, to Comprehensive Immigration reform, you'll see no positive outcome from his much bally-hooed order to send DPS to the border.
19 posted on 07/07/2014 9:49:37 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Tennessee Nana; stanne
He has to have Obamas permission to call out the National Guard..

Sounds like just the excuse that Rick "Open Borders" Perry would use to show that his hands are tied, all the while he had the authority to call out the Texas Rangers, DPS, and Texas Militia to defend the border.

Will he actually do something that will solve the problem, NO, but he will make a lot of noise like he is trying.

It's the GOP-E, and Rick Perry way of keeping the base under control!
20 posted on 07/07/2014 9:55:00 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Let him seek permission and let Obama’s decision be public.


21 posted on 07/07/2014 9:57:18 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Open Borders, pro-terrorist, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: SoConPubbie

he had the authority to call out the Texas Rangers, DPS, and Texas Militia to defend the border
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Takes money...lots of money...


22 posted on 07/07/2014 10:10:54 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: morphing libertarian

He mentioned again the other day that he already asked Obama back in 2010..

Obama has never given an answer..


23 posted on 07/07/2014 10:11:48 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: morphing libertarian

The names of the fundraiser attendees should be published and shouted to the treetops.


24 posted on 07/07/2014 10:15:26 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign. ###)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Takes money...lots of money...

Rick Perry doesn't need any help finding excuses for his inaction. He does that pretty well all by himself.

Texas runs a yearly budget surplus. In 2013 it was 8.8 Billion dollars.

8.8 Billion dollars can pay for a lot of border protection.
25 posted on 07/07/2014 10:15:50 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Tennessee Nana

I think the people on the border have enough to deal with, without the added headache of one more undocumented immigrant stopping by to make things worse.


26 posted on 07/07/2014 10:17:19 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

He should be shouting this to all the media.


27 posted on 07/07/2014 10:19:42 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Open Borders, pro-terrorist, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: morphing libertarian

He did yesterday and last week...

I’m not defending Perry..

I’m just saying what he has done to tell Obama theres a problem..

If Obama has been planning this illegal alien coup d’état since 2010 then he would have ignored any pleas to close the border...


28 posted on 07/07/2014 10:25:43 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

He didn’t just “not close the border” he opened it wider.

Freepgards!


29 posted on 07/07/2014 10:26:34 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Open Borders, pro-terrorist, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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Anyone FReeping Obama in Dallas?


30 posted on 07/07/2014 10:28:19 AM PDT by Clay Moore ("911 is for when the backhoe won't start." JRandomFreeper)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Something is up. He’s been to Texas far too many times recently. Something is definitely up.


31 posted on 07/07/2014 10:46:37 AM PDT by bgill
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To: morphing libertarian

What border ???


32 posted on 07/07/2014 10:49:44 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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