Rep. Henry Cuellar hoped the immigration mess would not become Obama’s Katrina moment.
The difference between Bush and Obama is that Bush cared. He might have taken too long to make decisions, but he did care. Obama doesn’t care about anything other than himself.
As we’ve noted here, Barack Obama has effectively imposed Martial Law on detention sites which house illegal aliens who are flooding across the border. A member of United States Congress was denied access to Fort Sill and was told he has to make an appointment. Then the administration announced put the hammer down. Among the rules:
– No recording devices will be allowed
– No questions will be allowed during the tour
– No interacting with staff and children at the shelter
– We ask that your questions be provided via email or phone after the tour to Kenneth Wolfe
– HHS ACF public affairs will provide answers to your follow up questions as quickly as possible
– We will provide photos of the facility after the tour
– There will be no on-site interviews by HHS staff before or after the tour, all inquiries go to Kenneth Wolfe
These are draconian restrictions and they are there for a reason- a political reason. The illegal invasion crisis is Obama’s Katrina. These rules are meant to limit the political damage to Obama and the truth has been locked into a closet.
Let’s imagine another scenario. Let’s imagine George W. Bush was more concerned about his political fortune than he was about the people of New Orleans. Let’s imagine Bush decides to lock reporters out of New Orleans. Let’s imagine Bush effectively imposes Martial Law on New Orleans. Let’s imagine that Bush allows reporters into New Orleans but only if the media promises not to record anything, not to ask any questions during the tour, and not to talk to any of the staff members or people living there. Imagine Bush denying democrat members of Congress access to New Orleans.
Imagine the outpouring of indignation from the NY Times and the Washington Post. Imagine the words that would have flown from MSNBC.
Unfortunately, there is no such outcry from a press overwhelmingly obsequious to the current resident of the White House.
Good Morning America is spending a lot of time right now talking about Jessica Simpson’s wedding and vanity sizing of clothes but nothing about the illegal immigrant invasion. Barack Obama is head to Texas for three fundraisers but refuses to put in an appearance at the mess he created.
Obama overflies the border crisis
Nothing says caring like avoiding a disaster you created while wining and dining with the liberal elite. This is as crass as it gets. But let us be honest. It’s all about the optics. Obama does not want his image tarnished appearing next to an illegal alien who could be an MS-13 drug cartel member. Obama does not want to risk contracting TB or lice or scabies. He does not want his hands dirtied.
Obama had assured us that he would act to deport these invaders promptly but you knew that would not happen because of Obama’s intrinsic lack of honesty. Sure enough, he now backs away from those assurances.
Obama has asked for $3.7 billion for handling the border mess but is already adding unrelated issues into the request. Most of the money will go for the housing and feeding and for lawyers to aid these invaders in staying here. WE are paying for this- not Central American countries. The $3.7 billion is a down payment- a drop in the bucket compared to the future costs that we taxpayers will bear.
That $3.7 billion is a bandaid on a severe laceration. If the problem is the conditions in Central American countries this invasion will not end until all the children of Central America occupy the US. That will effectively destroy the US and turn it into the cesspool that Central America is now. What kind of people send 4 year olds to cross a national border alone?
Ironically, Barack Obama could wind up being the Founding Father of
Los Estados Desunidos de América del Norte
There’s another difference between Katrina and this disaster. Bush did not create Katrina.