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Perry: Obama either 'inept' or doesn't care about border
« on: July 06, 2014, 03:39:18 PM »

July 06, 2014, 10:28 am
Perry: Obama either 'inept' or doesn't care about border

By Kyle Balluck

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) on Sunday said the Obama administration is either “inept” or doesn’t care about the influx of unaccompanied minors at the border with Mexico.

Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” Perry pointed to a letter he sent in May, 2012, that raised concerns about the flow unaccompanied minors. Perry said there was no response from the administration.

“They either are inept or don’t care,” Perry said. “I have to believe that when you do not respond in any way, that you are either inept or you have some ulterior motive.”

“This is a failure of diplomacy, this is a failure of leadership,” he added.

Perry said he does not believe that President Obama “cares whether or not the border of the United States is secure,” adding that “we are paying a huge price.”

Perry said Obama’s comments urging Central American parents not to send their children to the U.S. are coming “about five years too late.”

Perry rejected a comment from U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske, who in an interview earlier in the program said officials were confident they have enough resources.

“He is absolutely and totally wrong,” Perry said.

Perry said last Thursday that the Southern border is less secure today than at any time during the recent past. c During a House Homeland Security field hearing in McAllen, Texas, Perry testified that the huge surge of child immigrants streaming over the border has sucked up border patrol resources, forcing agencies to deal with the humanitarian crisis and diverting them away from protecting national security.

Perry again invited President Obama to tour the border on his trip to the state next week, saying the experience would make the president “realize this is bigger than politics.”

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Re: Perry: Obama either 'inept' or doesn't care about border
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2014, 08:58:08 PM »
[[ Perry: Obama either 'inept' or doesn't care about border.. ]]

Well, then, governor, don't you think that in view of such a leadership vacuum, that someone like -yourself- ought to step up to the plate and lead the way?

Some things you could do:
- Order the "fencing" of private lands on or close to the border
- Do the same for state-owned land
- Assemble a "state force" to patrol the border where possible

C'mon Rick, it's obvious that yer talkin' -- how 'bout doin' some -walkin'- .....???

Too bad Scott Walker isn't governor of Texas, instead of Wisconsin.
There's a guy unafraid to "walk the walk" when the chips are down...
« Last Edit: July 06, 2014, 08:59:47 PM by Fishrrman »

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Re: Perry: Obama either 'inept' or doesn't care about border
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2014, 11:49:06 PM »
border fences - welfare for construction unions, and nothing else.

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