Skip to comments.Obama Offers to Meet Texas Governor Perry Over Border Issue
Posted on 07/08/2014 7:09:48 AM PDT by kristinn
President Barack Obama has offered to meet Texas Governor Rick Perry to discuss the border crisis during a visit to Texas after the governor declined a brief meeting when the president arrives in Austin, the White House confirmed on Tuesday.
"The president would welcome a meeting with you while he is in Texas," White House aide Valerie Jarrett wrote to Perry.
Jarrett also invited Perry to participate in a session to discuss the border situation with local faith leaders and elected officials in Dallas on Wednesday that has been added to president's schedule. Jarrett's letter, dated Monday, was first reported by the Austin American-Statesman newspaper.
Perry had declined an offer to greet Obama when he arrives in Austin, the paper said, citing a letter from the governor to the president. Obama is set to start his Texas trip on Wednesday.
"A quick handshake on the tarmac will not allow for a thoughtful discussion regarding the humanitarian and national security crises enveloping the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas," Perry wrote. He said he would prefer a "substantive meeting" to discuss the issue and would alter his schedule to accommodate the request.
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Why meet with a liar? What’s the point of that? Obama’s words are meaningless.
It looks Obama The Prez and Jarrett, The Assistant Prez, are feeling the heat. Or do I have that backwards?
Perry should just hold a press conference with an empty chair next to him...
Obama is an enemy combatant to all true Texans. Why would we want to meet with one?
This "session" will consist of Obama and a minimum of 10 pro-amnesty officials shouting down Gov. Perry.
Tries to save face by at least meeting with Perry, for what that's worth.
I don't expect much help for Texas from the arrogant bastard.
Gov. Perry tried to give 0 bummer a letter on the tarmac at ABIA several years ago. bummer had an aid take it, and it probably had it shredded. bummer can stuff it. Perry refused to meet bummer again this trip.
Gov Perry, grow a pair and call out the Natl Guard and the state militias. Gov Perry, be a leader, do your job, forget about protecting your political rear end and DO WHAT IS RIGHT. YOU have the power to make things happen. If you do not protect the people of Texas, forget about your political future in Texas. We the People will not support you. Also remember that what you do OR not do, will affect us all, regardless of where we live.
Perry is just another supine GOP politican. When will one of them stand up to the bully?
I think the moment is right for someone to come forward and directly confront Obama. He is politically vulnerable on so many fronts. If someone would boldly step forward, it would be their ticket to political stardom IMHO.
Perry should call up the Texas National Guard and put them at the border. If Obama grumps he should really start to rant.
I wish Perry would call a press conference, and say “The President created this crisis, now he wants ME to fix it. He’s on his own.”
Or words to that effect.
"Don't worry, sir, I have to make a lot of noise to the press about all these poor refugees but I assure you no one in my state is going to get in their way."
Geeze. This border situation has been cooking for weeks, and Obama/ValJar wait until a couple of days before they are due to arrive to contact Perry and propose a “discussion”, while the visit to Texas has most likely been on HIS schedule for weeks or longer. This is all politics and campaigning, and would not be worth Perry’s time. If Obama was serious, this meeting would have been planned as such - not “gee, if you’re available, could we...”.
Obama can’t use vigilantes as a term for people who want the border secure. That one is taken.
Perry had a chance to lock up the Republican nomination...he blew it, and now the rest of the country knows why his nickname in Texas is "Governor Goodhair."
Shake hands with an enemy islamist, eh?
It’s good to know that sub-president valJJ is on the job pulling the strings for the campaigner in chief. Perry should decline the offer, it would cost him $34,000.00 to lunch with the loser.
If I was Perry I would have told Obama...I will only meet with you if you and Jarrett bring your resignation letters.
The value is for Odumbo. A photo op to show that O$hithead “cares” or is “concerned”. Perry is a fool for doing this.
Shouldn’t he meet with President Valerie Ratface Jarrett, since she is directly above Obama?
Don’t do it, Rick. Weird/funny things happen to people that “meet” with Barack Hussein Obama. Boehner met with and had lunch and a golf game with him and Boehner hasn’t been the same since. He came back a different, and very wussy, person. Just sayin....
seems like a chris chisti suicide photo op.
One picture, one destroyed political carreer, and total cover for the man boy king.
Being a prop in Obama’s theater serves no good purpose.
Don’t waste your breath Perry ,it will go in one ear and out the other
I don't think he should. His original response to the White House basically said, "I'm to busy dealing with the border to waste time greeting you at the airport." This request is Obama admitting that maybe he should start paying attention to the issue. By accepting the meeting Perry's reinforcing the fact that he was right from the beginning and Obama was wrong.
Who the hell is Valerie Jarrett that she should be setting up meetings between the US President and the Governor of one of the states of the US? She’s a real estate agent. They can’t even send out a letter with Obama’s stamped signature? What the hell is he good for? Hitting golf balls? We are governed by greedy, vengeful ten year old Democrats.
He refused personal service of a Notice for Assistance from the Executive of the State because of the trespassing nationals.
THAT is a Dereliction of Duty under Article 4 section 4
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.
How I WISH Perry had the huevos to show up on the tarmac and put Barry in chains!
Obama shows up in Texas uninvited for a fund raiser. Then “invites” Perry to meet with him and a bunch of left wing preachers in Dallas. Oh, how I wish Perry would call out the guard this morning and tell Obama “Due to the emergency crisis in Texas Obama’s plane will not be permitted to land out of safety concerns for the president.”
I pray God sends his angels to protect Rick Perry and all of his staff when they meet with the mad man OBAMA..the son of satin is on the loose so beware fellow Christians the devil is coming back to our state..
Kabuki theater is all this is. Perry needed to call out the National Guard. He hasn’t so this is just more Kabuki theater.
So Jarrett again calling the shots and speaking for the President...no surprise. She runs the show...
The only reason Alib0ma is meeting with Perry is political pressure not because he sees the need to do so.
Obama grandstanding. He knows he won’t take the time to do more than a photo op with Perry should he agree to meet, and if they did meet for a true sit down discussion on the matter it would be Obama in your face cramming his index finger in Perry’s chest as he told Perry how it IS going to be.
Obama IS one arrogant son of a .....
Perry should take action first, deploy national guard and/or law enforcement and/or for border control posse, THEN meet with obozo aka president useless.
This is what kills me. WHY hasn't this been done? What on earth are they waiting for??
“Then invites Perry to meet with him and a bunch of left wing preachers in Dallas.”
Yes, that’s how I read it. IMHO, he’s somewhat setting up a trap of sorts for Perry - all attending will be pro-amnesty. I was thinking that maybe Perry should invite Rep. Gohmert and Sen. Cruz and TX Atty Gen Abbott (the next Gov from the great state of Texas) to attend the meeting with him; but, in further thought, perhaps that’s not a great idea. While I know that they could make the case for stopping the madness, I suspect that Obummer, the faith leaders and the LSM will paint them as heartless, against the poor, against women and children, blah, blah - you all know the standard lines.
Once they cross the middle of the Rio Grande they are on US/Texas territory. It becomes
what to do. Currently the illegals are walking up to authorities and asking to be taken
in. They are then taken in and the long process begins.
The other way is point them back across the Rio Grande and tell them to file an immigration
request and wait your turn. Then it becomes Mexico's problem to deal with as far as
those that are coming from South of Mexico.
Build a wall along the 2000 mile Texas border and it would be easier to man and keep them
out. They would try to breach it but that takes time and is easier to spot.
Essentially they need to be turned back around immediately and not brought into processing
centers. US laws should be strengthened to not allow for them to stay but depart immediately.
Just my rant.
Never trust the Whore of Babylon...
Political order of operations? Calling in the National Guard must be step five hundred and we are still at step six.
“Sure” Governor Perry should say “Lets meet at the Rio Grande”
He better record the meeting.
Gov. Perry sometimes uses the word "Mofo".
With Obama I think it would be appropriate.
There is no love lost between Perry and Oblunder. Don’t you think Rick Perry would like to just beat the stew out of the Kenyan for the string of stuff he has done to Texas.
I'd like to see this, too.
Kind of like Putin took the first action re: Syria while President Mofo was drawing red lines (with crayons).