Skip to comments.Rick Perry Slams Obama’s Blame Game, Demands National Guard For Border [VIDEO]
Posted on 07/13/2014 10:26:37 AM PDT by PoloSec
exas Gov. Rick Perry slammed President Barack Obama on Fox News Sunday, once again demanding the National Guard, and called on Obama to stop the blame game and get up and lead.
Host Brit Hume asked Perry to explain why he wants the National Guard sent to Texas, inquiring skeptically, What exactly would National Guardsman and women do on the border?
Perry explained that the National Guard acts as a front-line deterrent for illegal immigrants, and is critically important now, because most border patrol agents are stuck taking care of the illegal immigrant children. The president was not even aware that his border patrol was back 40 or 45 miles from the border at these checkpoints, he said. They need to be right on the ripper, they need to be there as a show of force.
This flood of children is pulling away the border patrol from their normal duties of keeping bad people, keeping the drug cartels, theyre being distracted.
Hume pushed back, questioning how effective the National Guard could be when they arent allowed to actually detain anyone. Theyre not, under the law, allowed to apprehend any of these children that are crossing, are they? Hume asked.
Its the visual of it thats the most important, Perry countered. Their conversations are being monitored with calls back to Central America, and the message is hey come on up here, everything is great, theyre taking care of us, and that needs to stop.
Hume then asked if Perry thought the presence of the National Guard would really deter children who have already made the harrowing journey.
Are they really going to be deterred by the presence of troops along the border who wont shoot them, and cant arrest them?
What were talking about is sending the message back now to staunch the bleeding, Perry replied. Those that are already here, to address them, to humanitarily [sic] take care of them, to make sure they are safe to reunite them with their families that is the most humanitarian thing we can do.
Perry again stressed the necessity of the National Guard to help get border patrol agents back to their actual jobs. Right now, reports of up to 70 percent of them [border patrol] are taking care of these young people who have come in, rather than do their job of securing the border.
Hume brought up President Obam, and his hope that Perry would put the heat on the Texas congressional delegation to pass this nearly $4 billion dollar measure that he is proposing.
And Perry had some choice words for the president.
Very little of it [the bill] is for border security. And I think until he gets realistic about the problem and how you deal with the problem, and it is a border security issue, and weve got a track record now of five plus years of him disregarding what is going on on the border, so heres his opportunity to truly lead, Perry declared.
Dont blame this on anyone. Be a leader, lay out a plan.
Hume then asked Perry to clarify if he was saying he would disregard the president and not pressure the Texas delegation to pass the bill.
So in other words, governor, you dont particularly support the bill, and youre not going to be encouraging your delegation to pass it. Is that a fair assessment?
I think you have distilled the correct answer, Perry replied.
Um... Perry could just deploy the Texas NG and force a Constitutional question of states’ rights when the federal government refuses to uphold their end of the bargain.
Is there a reason Perry can’t just call out the National Guard himself? I thought that was within a governor’s power.
What he really ought to do is restore the Texas Republic and secede, but above everything else, Perry wants to be president. He won’t do anything that would jeopardize his chances.
Why in the hell do we have border patrol if they can’t detain/arrest invaders?!
my question is the same as posters 2 and 3 .why can’t Perry just do it?
Dear Governor Perry: You want the Naitonal Guard at the border....JUST DO IT!!! I almost don't blame Obama for ignoring "our" useless Republican pols.
“Is there a reason Perry cant just call out the National Guard himself? I thought that was within a governors power.”
Yes, the governor of Texas can use the Texas Army National Guard for this issue. However, if he does, it is a “state” issue and must be PAID FOR BY THE STATE. Even big Texas could not afford to pay for a large number of soldiers placed on active duty for state matters for any length of time. A state cannot afford to pay for a large standing military.
Most folks do not understand that even National Guard troops, except for maybe the state’s adjutant general, are paid for by the federal government....even the weekend drills come from federal monies. So, in reality (monetarily), a state doesn’t really own its national guard.
Yes, the somewhat remain nominally under the control of a governor, but if he/she cannot pay for their (non-federal) use, then what good are they?
Also, IF the governor should call up, on state duty, his national guard soldiers, the POTUS can “federalize” the troops and take control from the governor if he/she chooses to do so.
If Perry is the lone governor to deploy the Guard to secure a state border Obama might consider that worthy of escalation and in turn nationalize the Guard and order them to stop "interfering" with the border patrol. Then things might get really nasty.
Of course, maybe I'm wrong.
Have you noticed that this assault is just in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas? Why would that be? This is an assault on Texas and conservatives, and Obama is in on it.
These aren’t Oklahomans invading Texas. These are foreign nationals. It is our NATIONAL responsibility to deal with them, not just one state. Obama is failing to do his job. He’s a worthless slug.
When did Brit Hume start drinking the Kool-Aid?
So he wants Perry to push the Texas delegation to support a $3.7 billion dollar bill that will effectively a lot less than 2% to the border crises while spending the rest of the money on whatever the hell Obama wants to spend the money on.
As Rep Louie Gohmert articulated this week, that $3.7 Billion bill currently equates to $67,000+ per illegal crossing the border.
I think Perry should do it invite the showdown no way Perry loses such a show down.
One of the most amazing statistics Perry mentioned was that only twenty percent of the people coming in are children. Brit never picked up on it, evidently, and this writer did not. All the discussion is about “the children.”
Art 4, Sec. 7. COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF MILITARY FORCES; CALLING FORTH MILITIA.
He shall be Commander-in-Chief of the military forces of the State, except when they are called into actual service of the United States. He shall have power to call forth the militia to execute the laws of the State, to suppress insurrections, and to repel invasions.
You obviously don't realize that the entire US/Mexico border could be sealed by less than 200 Paladin howitzers (plus support & logistics).
Obama is giving us the finger. He shoots pool and goes to parties instead of dealing with this problem. He has a meeting with Perry and releases photos of himself yucking it up. He’s giving the American people the finger.
“I dare you to make me do my job! Nyeah! Nyeah!”
This is the one issue that can really be shoved up Obama’s donkey. Foreign nationals are invading our country. What’s he doing about it? Playing pool? Fire the worthless slug.
I think Perry should do it invite the showdown
no way Perry loses such a show down.
I agree. Declare an emergency and throw it in Obama’s face and watch him and congress cave.
Yes a Gov , any gov can call out the BG
but for it to be a deterrent as perry outlines it must have the POTUS backing it
plus why should Texas pay for it alone?
If a state calls out the guard without the potus approval the state bears the cost
the Border agents ARE detaining the illegals
and then baby sitting them
it is the NG who without potus authority who can’t detain or arrest the illegals
You’re worried about little administrative details - I’m talking about an action that would have instant and dramatic impact on the national conversation.