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The Border Crisis Is Obama’s Hurricane
Katrina? Don’t Be Ridiculous!

Power Line, by John Hinderaker

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/9/2014 10:51:46 PM

Some (including some Democrats) are saying that the crisis on the Southwestern border is President Obama’s Hurricane Katrina. But there are at least two fundamental differences between the illegal immigration fiasco and Katrina. First, the response to Hurricane Katrina was actually the largest and the fastest response to any natural disaster in history, as Popular Mechanics, as I recall, later documented. Second, President Bush didn’t cause the hurricane. The current disaster is entirely attributable to Barack Obama’s willful refusal to enforce the immigration laws, in violation of his oath of office. Is Obama’s subversion of the nation’s laws an impeachable offense?


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 7/9/2014 11:10:34 PM     (No. 9917735)

George Bush did nothing wrong in Katrina. But he was crucified by the unholy marriage of the Demon-RATS and the MSM.

Øvomit has done everything intentionally and purely evil in the border crisis, but is being totally protected by the MSM.

New day, same old story.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Doctor P, 7/9/2014 11:35:41 PM     (No. 9917760)

The President of the US, Bush followed the constitution and waited for the local authorities to ask for federal help.

Unfortunately the recently convicted Nagin was incompetent.

In contrast the border issue is BECAUSE of Obama´s FEDERAL policies and lack of enforcement and the local authorities are having to react.

Perhaps in a just world, we will see the incompetent party thrown in jail for corruption again.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 7/10/2014 12:15:35 AM     (No. 9917790)

Obama´s price tag for taking care of each illegal immigrant child - $75,000

Cost of a bus ticket to send that child back to their parents - $200

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/10/2014 12:25:04 AM     (No. 9917797)

It´s more like Japan´s tsunami.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JimBob, 7/10/2014 12:43:35 AM     (No. 9917805)

The response to Hurricane Katrina at the real ´Ground Zero´ here on the Mississippi coast, was superb! I know, I had 14 feet of water in my yard from the storm surge, and my (raised) house is the southernmost house in my neighborhood that was still standing after the storm. The response in Louisiana was impeded by the Democrat-party governor and New Orleans officials, specifically to make President Bush look bad.
On the other hand, as far as I can tell, the illegal-immigrant crises is a direct result of Obama´s dereliction of duty and his decision to not secure the border with Mexico.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 7/10/2014 1:02:08 AM     (No. 9917817)

...it may not be his "Katrina", but Barry can take satisfaction in knowing that his actions and inactions have created the "Perfect Storm"...

...Hinderaker brings up a good point in the last paragraph. Mexico is notorious for the control on their southern border, amazing how many have snuck through...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: belwhatter, 7/10/2014 2:12:55 AM     (No. 9917834)

As I recall Katrina, even the supply trucks couldn´t get through for 3 or 4 days due to flood water everywhere. What on earth more could Pres. Bush have done after the stupid Gov, of Louisiana and jailbird mayor Nagin both refused the President´s pre storm offer of help. All he could do was to overlook the flooding, but he did manage to be a presence at Waveland, Mississippi which was destroyed by the sea surge. There is no comparison of an act of nature to this purposeful planned disaster - I would say this is Obama´s downfall.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: steveW, 7/10/2014 2:34:22 AM     (No. 9917838)

Apart from what is actually happening at the border, Obama is establishing a very important principle here, which will be of crucial value in his remaining years in office: an American president, if Democrat, is above the law, since ignoring, flaunting and breaking laws (and oaths of office) now goes completely unpunished. We can thank the GOP for helping Obama establish this "with impunity if Democrat" principle, and we can´t wait to see how Barack Hussein will utilise it in the coming months.

Some will argue that this historic "With Impunity If Democrat" principle only applies to black-Leftist presidents and that all will be back to normal after 2016, but I think we all know that isn´t the case at all.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/10/2014 2:57:12 AM     (No. 9917842)

Not enforcing border security and immigration laws is a perfect way to bankrupt the country faster and get more of his MB jihadists freely into the country, not to mention all the criminals and diseases.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Vast Right Winger, 7/10/2014 3:36:33 AM     (No. 9917850)

Obama could order the nuking of several Midwest cities and the low information voter (read no information) would still be clapping and cheering.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mathman, 7/10/2014 8:16:28 AM     (No. 9918034)

Will you all please stop the "he broke the law bit"?
Zero cannot break the law. He IS the law. He, by his own proclamation, is judge, jury, and executioner. He has a constitution in his head which he follows. In his authority document Congress and the Courts play no role. The chief Czar and all his sub-Czars RULE.
He cannot be impeached. Race riots would ensue. He cannot be controlled. The RINOs in Congress do not want to control him, as he has the goods on them, by golly. That is why he has an FBI and an NSA, after all.
He is a tyrant, after the model of Stalin and Kim Jong Il. We are stuck with him.

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