How’s this administration’s border security effort going?
The numbers of migrants crossing the Rio Grande illegally have risen sharply in recent weeks, replaying scenes from the influx of Central American children and families in South Texas last year.
Once again, smugglers are bringing hundreds of women and children each day to the Mexican banks of the river and sending them across in rafts. In a season when illegal crossings normally go down, “The numbers have started going the other way,” said Raul L. Ortiz, acting chief of the Border Patrol for the Rio Grande Valley. Since Oct. 1, official figures show, Border Patrol apprehensions of migrant families in this region have increased 150 percent over the same period last year, while the number of unaccompanied children caught by agents has more than doubled.
The New York Times puts together the puzzle several years too late, concluding that Obama’s loose border policies might run counter to his other statements:
The increases come as Americans’ concerns about border security are heightened after the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris raised fears that terrorists would try to sneak into the United States. And they are complicating the Obama administration’s efforts to reassure the country that the border is under control.
Islamic terrorists have killed hundreds in recent weeks and their spread has sparked worldwide travel warnings. With that in mind, here’s a direct quote from the President of the United States about the announcement that a conference on climate change in Paris will not be postponed: “What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be.”
Obama actually said that:
Yep, terrorists are shuddering in fear at climate change alarmists’ refusal to cancel a conference where ISIS’ (and others) atrocities will be blamed on fossil fuel emissions.
I can only imagine what would have been said if Winston Churchill, after the first London Blitz, responded “the best rebuke to this is to not cancel the Art Fair, am I right!?”
Unless something changes quick we really are screwed beyond recovery.
In all seriousness, can the country endure 14 more months of this utter bullshit without being irreparably harmed (even though it probably already is)?
ISIL’s still not the varsity team, President Barack Obama said Sunday, but if Republicans running for president and in Congress continue to respond to attacks by playing off fears, they’re doing the terrorists’ work for them.
A Republican reaction that’s tried to block refugees from entering the country — and members of the media whom he blamed for lacking perspective in coverage over the past week — give in to fear as the terrorists want, help them recruit and let a group of people who’d have no hope of actually defeating American forces on the battlefield win anyway.
Upending American policy and talking about Christian-Muslim tests for entry that he said accept ISIL’s terms of a religious war will increase the threat of more attacks. “Prejudice and discrimination helps ISIL and undermines our national security,” Obama said.
Even as Obama credited the group, also known as the Islamic State, for the Paris attacks, and, for the first time publicly, for taking down a Russian passenger jet in Egypt, Obama repeatedly spoke about the limitations of the terrorist network that two years ago he referred to as the “JV team” — a remark that his critics still cite as evidence that he underestimates the threat.
“They’re a bunch of killers with good social media,” Obama told reporters Sunday. They are “dangerous,” he said, but, he added: “Our way of life is stronger. We have more to offer.”
Letting that happen, Obama said, or letting politicians get away with reactions like proposing a religious test for entry — as he several times condemned Republican presidential candidates for doing — is the essence of giving in.
“They can’t beat us on the battlefield, so they try to terrorize us into being afraid, into changing our patterns of behavior, into abandoning our allies and partners into retreating from the world,” Obama said. “As president I will not let that happen.”
Yeah, ISIS really appreciates Republicans’ help and shudders in fear of the president who won’t say “Islamic terrorism” and believes “climate change” is the world’s biggest security threat.
But on the plus side for the refugees, noted anti-capitalist Michael Moore’s invited them to stay at one of his homes (it’ll teach them that in the U.S. even leftists who loathe greed have multiple houses). Moore also called Michigan Governor Snyder “un-American,” which is a back-handed compliment coming from a guy who does nothing but bitch about how horrible America is.
President Obama has lost nearly 70 seats in the House since taking office and more seats in midterm elections than any president since Harry Truman.
Democrats have suffered a net loss of at least 69 House seats since 2008, with the possibility that Republicans could pick up even more as the final 2014 midterm races are called.
Senate Democrats have not fared much better, losing a net of at least 13 seats since Obama took office.
Dems know that, which is why they’re fine with the White House going around Congress (and Hillary promising to do it even more) and using the EPA and other agencies in pushes to federalize everything to skirt state legislatures. The Republicans need to do a LOT more to stop the power grab or all the non-White House Republican gains in the world won’t mean much.
Technically Cruz is carrying the broken shotgun the wrong way around, but even still I’d like the tech geniuses at Gizmondo to explain how Cruz’s gun could have fired vs. what could go wrong by following Biden’s brilliant advice.