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The worms turn: Lib reporter calls border crisis Obama’s Katrina moment. ^ | July 8 2014 | LTC Allen B. West

Posted on 07/08/2014 8:13:52 AM PDT by PoloSec

There are many overused metaphors in politics today but one USA Today reporter may have gotten it right in this case.

Remember how the liberal media pounded former President George W. Bush over Hurricane Katrina? Heck, he was even accused of hating black people.

Well, President Obama knows he has a liberal media machine that won’t turn against or challenge him. So as Obama went to Texas for Democrat party fundraisers, he refused to visit the crisis on our southern border, despite being invited by Texas GOP Governor Rick Perry. In typical Obama fashion it seems that such a visit is beneath his highness’ attention — in street slang, “he got this.”

But, as reported by the Washington Times, “MSNBC panelists on Monday seemed puzzled by the president’s refusal to visit the U.S.-Mexico border while he fundraises in Texas, with USA Today reporter Susan Page calling the decision Mr. Obama’s “Katrina moment.”

“Appearing on “The Daily Rundown,” Carolyn Ryan of The New York Times argued that the crisis on the border, in which thousands of immigrants are crossing illegally in record numbers, goes to question the president’s competence.”

Now, I don’t know about you, but methinks Ms. Page probably won’t be getting invited back on MSNBC. And Carolyn Ryan may just be looking for her new office at the New York Times, somewhere in the bellows of the subterranean dwellings.

Remember the pictures of Bush flying over the devastation of Hurricane Katrina? At least Obama could have taken a flyover with Governor Perry. But hey, as White House mouthpiece Josh “Not-so-honest” Earnest said, “we are not worried.” Yep, we know you’re not.

Have a look at the pounding Obama is getting on this from his own side!

Chuck Todd (MSNBC): “You can see that 30-second TV ad. You start with the health care rollout. You go to the VA. You go to Syria. You go to Iraq. And you can go to the border. And you can draw a straight line.”

Susan Page (USA Today): “This is unacceptable to more than Republicans on immigration, the situation we have there. And boy, is that going to anger some of his core constituents who have wanted him to do more on immigration, not less. I think this is kind of a lose-lose for him, politically speaking. It’s a Katrina moment, right? And you’re going to a fundraiser and not going to the border where there’s this crisis?

Dan Balz (Washington Post): “It’s conceivably a lose-lose. I mean, if he goes he draws even more attention to the fact of the problem that they were unable to solve right now. In a symbolic sense he almost has to go, but in a practical, political sense there’s a risk.”

Obviously not, as Obama will pivot and just blame a law established by Bush. Note to the next president: be careful about what laws you establish and how they can be manipulated by subsequent administrations. Case in point – now there must be thousands of deportation hearings and the liberal media can demonize those in opposition as hating children.

However, considering the fact that we’re told we need billions of dollars even to fund the high number of hearings and in the meantime, these individuals will be released upon their own “cognizance” into communities – I’m certain we can rest assured they will return for their appointed hearing.

If this were a Republican president being asked by a Democrat border state governor to visit a crisis on our southern border, and said GOP president departed after fundraisers in that state — c’mon, you guys know what the media would be saying.

At some point the hypocrisy has to be obvious to all – but then again, I amuse myself thinking that progressive socialists hold themselves to any standard.

But just to have this metaphor being mentioned at all on the Most Seriously National Barack Channel (MSNBC) is an indicator. And the rumors are out that the Clinton machine seeks to make a separation from Obama — not that the Obama camp is concerned about that either.

Will the Left pull the rug from beneath their adored disciple of progressivism? I don’t think so, but some things just cannot go unchecked and unchallenged.

They’ll make up for it somehow, just wait and see. Meanwhile, the fundamental transformation of America marches on.

TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens

1 posted on 07/08/2014 8:13:52 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Obama’s Marxists tendencies are showing and America doesn’t like them.

2 posted on 07/08/2014 8:19:12 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: PoloSec

Thanks, I have revised my tagline.

3 posted on 07/08/2014 8:22:17 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obama's Storm of Illegal immigrants, = new democrat voters and His Katrina Moment!)
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To: PoloSec

The way the debate is framed, if a person opposes illegal emigration, that person is anti-immigrant. Anti-immigrant is Spanish for “racist”.

4 posted on 07/08/2014 8:22:30 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: PoloSec

New York Times found a way to blame Bush, on page one of today’s edition. But who was the reptile who figured out how to exploit this law for Obama’s campaign against America? The law was never intended to destroy the U.S., you can be sure of that. Repeal the freakin law and send them back!

5 posted on 07/08/2014 8:23:06 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: PoloSec

“The worm turns”, really? The lame stream media will NEVER turn on their progressive masters.

6 posted on 07/08/2014 8:24:27 AM PDT by nomad
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To: DariusBane

I find it ironic that suddenly the left is concerned about children.

7 posted on 07/08/2014 8:26:44 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: PoloSec
What is this "Katrina Moment"?....this invasion of illegals is orchestrated by Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Eric Holder etc. Katrina was an act of nature.
8 posted on 07/08/2014 8:34:21 AM PDT by yoe (I voted against that incompetent, lying, flip-flopping, insince, double-talking, radical-socialist)
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To: yoe
Yes, You are correct.

I would add:

Donna Brazil, Democrat operative, said Bush did a good job on Katrina.

Former Democrat Louisiana Gov. Blanco decided not to run again, LA has a Republican Gov. now. This in large measure due to the Democrats incompetent handling of Katrina.

The Former Mayor of New Orleans, also a Democrat, is in prison on corruption charges.

9 posted on 07/08/2014 8:43:47 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: PoloSec

I don’t think George Bush CREATED Katrina in a deliberate attempt to (1) destroy this country and (2) divert all media attention away from a laundry list of other scandals brought on by 0bama and his minions.

To label the invasion of illegals as 0bama’s “Katrina moment” implies that it is just an incidental crisis that is not being addressed quickly enough. That is not the truth of the situation, IMHO.

10 posted on 07/08/2014 8:47:14 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: PoloSec


11 posted on 07/08/2014 9:27:45 AM PDT by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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Of course Hurricane Katrina was a natural phenomenon, but George W. Bush arranged for it to hit the "chocolate city" instead of some white-populated area by his opposition to the Kyoto Protocols.

One reporter worrying that the border crisis might hurt Obama politically hardly signals a significant shift in the media. Let's hope that in November we don't hear them gloating about how clever this all was on Obama's part because the "refugees" helped the Democrats win some close races.

12 posted on 07/08/2014 10:47:19 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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