(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.