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No We Can't!
The New Obama Mantra
This past Thursday (July 1, 2010) the President of the United States gave his first real immigration speech at American University. It was basically the same talking points he has made on all issues. He seeks bipartisanship while blasting away at the Republicans in the very same speech. He offered no new specifics to the illegal immigration issue...blah, blah, blah. One thing he said caught my attention. President Obama stated, "...(borders) just too vast to secure." He went on to say they "can't be secured by fences and more patrols ". My immediate question to that was, "Can we at least make the attempt? " Can we at least send 6,000 troops that George W. Bush sent (unarmed) to our southern border? Those that remember, just the threat of U.S. troops on the border stopped the invasion. Never mind they had nothing with which to defend themselves (thanks W). The thing, again, that got me during his speech was conceding defeat that the border is "just too vast" to secure. Luckily for us, Presidents Roosevelt and Truman didn't think the Nazis were "just too vast " to defeat in WWII. I just don't understand the President of the United States admitting defeat on a security issue. Think maybe some people that hate us in the Middle East were taking notes? I'm willing to wager a freshly minted U.S. dollar they were. Are we suppose to just hope Al Qaeda will forget about exploding a dirty bomb here? Are we suppose to just erase our southern border and forget the USA is a sovereign nation?
What happened to that quaint little motto of President Obama during the 2008 campaign? You remember, don't you? The YES WE CAN spirit that infiltrated his zombie-like followers into repeating this over and over again...what happened to that unflappable will? It is now "NO WE CAN'T"? Just recently, VP Joe "Gaffe" Biden made the remark that "eight million jobs are lost now and they are not coming back. ?" Says who, Joe? You and the Democrats and your Pro(re)gressive pals? The economists? They have been right on the mark for you, haven't they Joe? The American people aren't buying that BS line. We are now in the gloom and doom of the Jimmy Carter years. The yes we can BS is quickly being replaced with no we can't . We can't secure the borders because it's just too vast . Total and complete hogwash!
As I have stated before, just 6000 unarmed U.S. troops on the border in 2006-2007 stopped illegal immigration to a trickle. Send at least that many, fully armed this time, and any illegal getting across the border would make headlines across the nation. Send in the drones! Yes, the same drones that are destroying Taliban and Al-Qaeda leadership by the truckload. No, I'm not saying attack illegals with stinger missiles. But, this is a recon tool that would greatly aid border security. Of course, some illegals will get through. But, I think a conservative estimate would be 90-95% would be caught. The threat of U.S. troops and advanced technology would sap the will of not only illegals, but human and drug traffickers as well.
President Obama's remark was just another indication he has no intention of securing the border. It is incumbent upon him and Congress to defend this nation from harm. He masks his true intentions with the "comprehensive immigration reform " mantra with what is his real objective; mass amnesty. His reason here is purely political. He wants to get at many "new Democrats " as he can before November. He knows the Democrats are facing quite possibly unprecedented losses in both Houses of Congress this year. That was the first thing I thought about when he made the remark of the border being "just too vast to secure completely ." President Obama wants illegals to continue to come across that border. With Independence Day tomorrow, I am thinking whatever happened to that "can do " American spirit? What happened to that American spirit that sent men to the moon with basically just slide rulers as engineering tools? The spirit that engineered advances in medicine that conquered Polio? Or the American spirit that enabled a guy named "Jobs" to invent a computer in his garage? It's now being replaced with "no we can't " secure the border or anything else that runs counter to our agenda.
The President of the United States knows full well we can secure that border. He knows it is also his responsibility to secure that border. It is far from secure despite what "Big Sis " of Homeland Security tells us. Just three months ago, a rancher in Arizona walking across his own property was shot and killed by what many think was an illegal immigrant. I think that is possible. But, most likely, it was a drug runner. Obama knows that Republicans and the American people want the border secured. Forget for the moment the threat an unrelenting wave of illegals and drugs moving across that border present to national security. Consider what is coming across the border (not just the southern border) which can cause massive damage...and deaths of American citizens. Al-Qaeda will not relent, Mr. President. It is not only your responsibility to secure the "just too vast" border. It is also your duty as President of the United States. No you can't, Mr. President? Yes you can , Mr. President. For the sake of the citizens of this nation, you had better find a way.
Obama: Republicans At Fault on Immigration
- Obama tries to put Republicans on immigration hot seat - Washington Times
Seeking to inject urgency into the push for an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, President Obama on Thursday called on Republicans to join the effort, telling them he can't pass a bill without them.
No We Can't!
- No We Can't!
This past Thursday (July 1, 2010) the President of the United States gave his first real immigration speech at American University. It was basically the same talking points he has made on all issues. He...