Tweet of the Week: On Obama, the border crisis, & his refusal to visit

Posted by: ST on July 9, 2014 at 11:41 am

Never a dull moment in the Twittersphere …

From our very own Phineas:

Any questions?

CNN has more President’s visit to the Lone Star State:

(CNN) — President Barack Obama travels to Texas, the epicenter of the immigrant influx, on Wednesday.

But the trip has come under criticism from Republicans and some Democrats because, while it includes a Democratic Party fundraising event, it doesn’t stop at the border area where the flood of immigrants cross illegally into the United States.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a possible GOP presidential nominee in 2016, called the situation similar to the much-disparaged federal response to Hurricane Katrina by the Bush administration.

“For him to go to Texas and spend two days shaking down donors and never even getting near the border mess he helped create would be like flying into New Orleans in the highest waters of Katrina to eat Creole cooking, but never getting near the 9th Ward, the Superdome, or the Convention Center where thousands languished in squalor,” Huckabee said.

Ouch! Huckabee can be annoying sometimes, but when he’s right, he’s right.

In related news, after back and forth posturing over the specifics, the President and Texas Gov. Rick Perry plan to meet today to discuss the situation. Grab the popcorn … and the video recorders. ;)

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2 Responses to “Tweet of the Week: On Obama, the border crisis, & his refusal to visit”


  1. Comparing Katrina to the security breach at the border is a bit distorted. Katrina was a natural disaster while the border fiasco was a man-made policy failure, courtesy of Obhammud. He does not want photos of him at the border because the impression would be gained that he owns the situation.

    In his book “Decision Points”, Bush tells of the almost ritualistic way he conducted the Presidential Daily Brief first thing each morning. Obhammud feels himself to be too bright to use such an approach, most times skipping it altogether, and is constantly surprised when situations like Benghazi, Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, etc. blow up in his face.

    “It’s what you learn after you know it all that really counts.:–Alfred E. Newman

  2. tommy mc donnell says:

    does anybody really believe that 50,000 kids all decided to walk across central america at the same time. this has the hands of the obama administration all over it.