President Obama says he’s considering whether to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, after Texas Gov. Rick Perry made an urgent call fort 1,000 more “boots on the ground” to deal with the growing violence.
The president weighed the option during a meeting with regional reporters Wednesday afternoon.
“We’re going to examine whether and if National Guard deployments would make sense and under what circumstances they would make sense,” Obama said, according to an account by McClatchy Newspapers. “I don’t have a particular tipping point in mind. … I think it’s unacceptable if you’ve got drug gangs crossing our borders and killing U.S. citizens.”
No kidding? What is there to weigh? Why not have a tipping point? And why isn’t his DHS Secretary, Janet Napolitano, on top of this? I forgot. She doesn’t want to make the fence bigger out of fear someone just might build a bigger ladder.
First, why were conservatives getting attacked for wanting the border shut down with Mexico, supporting the Minutemen, and throwing the idea out there to put the military on the border in the first place?
Second, how the hell can we actually believe that this gutless coward would actually want to do something about the border? He does, after all, favor amnesty, favored giving drivers licenses to illegal immigrants, and wants to strip our military down in Jimmy Carter-like fashion. Another thing to consider is that if Obama does this, then he’ll run the political risk of alienating the Hispanic voters, and considering the Democrats want open borders with their registration tables down there, don’t count on this gutless coward doing anything.
I think this will get a lot more run in the media to cover up his economic stupidity.