Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Obama Defends Not Visiting Texas Border, Saying He’s ‘Not Interested In Photo Ops
Washington Post ^ | July 9. 2014 | By Katie Zezima and David Nakamura

Posted on 07/10/2014 7:30:18 PM PDT by lbryce

President Obama on Wednesday forcefully defended his decision not to visit the Texas border with Mexico to view a burgeoning humanitarian crisis, saying he’s “not interested in photo ops” and challenging Congress to give him new authority to respond to the situation.

“Nothing has taken place down there that I’m not intimately aware of,” Obama said during a hastily arranged news conference here, where he began a two-day visit to the state for Democratic fundraising and an economic event. “This is not theater.”

His remarks came after a meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) and local leaders to discuss his administration’s response to an influx of tens of thousands of foreign children, mostly from Central America, who have entered the state illegally.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: photops; texasborder
President Obama on Wednesday forcefully defended his decision not to visit the Texas border with Mexico to view a burgeoning humanitarian crisis, saying he’s “not interested in photo ops”.

That's right. He's not interested in photo opportunities where the opposition can take opportunity of the sort of mess he's making.

This is not "theater".

Unfortunately, it's not. It's reality where real people suffer real consequences.

1 posted on 07/10/2014 7:30:19 PM PDT by lbryce
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: lbryce

Hell get his picture taken playing pool and shaking hands with some stoner wearing a horse head, but he won’t go the the border.

Imagine of Bush had done that during Katrina.


2 posted on 07/10/2014 7:33:32 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

He’s just “not interested” ... in correcting the situation.


3 posted on 07/10/2014 7:34:01 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

Open borders Barry the fraud Soetoro.


4 posted on 07/10/2014 7:36:11 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Star Traveler

No, he isn’t. He’s only interested in inflicting pain on the American people as he did with the “shutdown” of the government. He apparently isn’t aware of everything going on because he didn’t know that the Border Patrol was stationed 45-0 miles from the border. So, once again - he lies.


5 posted on 07/10/2014 7:37:23 PM PDT by Catsrus (A)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: lbryce
That's right. He's not interested in photo opportunities where the opposition can take opportunity of the sort of mess he's making.
This is not "theater".
Unfortunately, it's not. It's reality where real people suffer real consequences.

The other day O'Reilly made the comment that Obama is up for being one of the top five WORST presidents this country has ever had.
As far as I'm concerned he is NUMBAH ONE WORST!

So, what else could we expect from Presidente "Chulo" Obama??

6 posted on 07/10/2014 7:37:42 PM PDT by cloudmountain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

He has Tourette’s syndrome.


7 posted on 07/10/2014 7:39:31 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

He'd have the press tagging along... & they might see something like this!

How cute would a selfie be w/that guy in the pinkie & beard in the back middle of the photo!


8 posted on 07/10/2014 7:40:10 PM PDT by babbabooey (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Star Traveler
He’s just “not interested” ... in correcting the situation.

Why would he want to fix it?

Obama created this situation to extort and amnesty plan from the congress. If they don't give him what he wants he is knowingly going to let the border crisis keep getting worse without lifting a finger. He knows that the media will take pictures of children dying in the street, diseases running rampant through the community, and it will all be blamed on the republicans.
This is extortion on a national level.

9 posted on 07/10/2014 7:44:19 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

There is noting that is a bigger waste of anyones time, if you have an IQ above that straw, than to listen, let alone believe, ANYTHING that mac daddy says about ANYTHING.


10 posted on 07/10/2014 7:44:46 PM PDT by chiefqc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

WHERE DO YOU LIVE, MARK ZUCKERBERG?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkN4XiqRnrE#t=51


11 posted on 07/10/2014 7:59:59 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce
Not interested in photo ops ?

Well now. Why don't we put that phrase through the Obama Babel Fish Translator that translates Obama Narcissistic Sociopath language into normal every day English.

....Okay. The translator has finished. Here is the result.

Not interested in recognizing one of my own failures.

Well. Looks like the Obama Translator nailed that one.

12 posted on 07/10/2014 8:00:59 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

This 6 minute video may help even the dullest no/low info morons understand what they have done. (Then again...) With assists from “academia”, liberal Jews (no, I am NOT an anti-semite but support Israel’s right to exist) and a few others, the 47% no/low info voters hooked on “free chit” put a MAD MAN in the Spite House! And if you thought the last 6 years were insane, wait until next year!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdaLIDaMuSo
PLEASE SHARE WIDELY!


13 posted on 07/10/2014 8:20:11 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

The HHS isn’t allowing photos. So that excuse is irrelevant.


14 posted on 07/10/2014 8:29:59 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

Obama has ALWAYS been about the photo-op, but his major FAILURE here by running from the border, is gutlessly ducking the responsibility ... again.


15 posted on 07/10/2014 8:31:39 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

The reaction to this “no photo op” crap was devastating on Fox today - Cavuto did a montage of past non-photo-ops with Obama including my favorite, the one with all the stooges in white coats when he was trying to sell Obamacare, and just a few minutes later Gutfeld read an original poem savaging the statement on “The Five”.....


16 posted on 07/10/2014 8:57:35 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce
He won't go there because IT'S NOT SAFE.

There are posts on this forum right now warning of infectious diseases (TB and many others) the illegal immigrants are carrying. The lack of adequate screening of immigrants and lack of protection for Border enforcement personnel hasten the spread of contagion.

I'm sure it was decided it's just too dangerous for the POTUS to risk exposure. It's fine for you and me, though...

17 posted on 07/10/2014 8:59:33 PM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

Cloward/Piven is working EXCELLENTLY for him!!! CHAOS....OVERWHELM the SYSTEM....then re-make it into COMMUNISM.


18 posted on 07/11/2014 3:16:06 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Intolerant in NJ

That was HILLARIOUS!!!


19 posted on 07/11/2014 3:17:30 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

Comment #20 Removed by Moderator

To: lbryce

Can’t wait for the ice cream photo ops from Martha’s Vineyard.


21 posted on 07/11/2014 3:46:42 AM PDT by mware
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson