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Obama’s pathetic border
crisis blame shifting

Hot Air, by Noah Rothman

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/11/2014 4:55:46 AM

President Barack Obama really wants you to know that Republicans share the blame for the ongoing crisis at the border. In fact, he spent the majority of his address on the border crisis on Wednesday not discussing the border crisis, per se, but the variety of ways in which his administration should not be faulted for this disaster. After noting that he did take the time out of his fundraising schedule for a closed-door meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a concession of regal magnanimity upon which we must reflect in gratitude, Obama noted that he is at least open to

      


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Hot Air, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/11/2014 4:55:46 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama really wants you to know that Republicans share the blame for the ongoing crisis at the border. In fact, he spent the majority of his address on the border crisis on Wednesday not discussing the border crisis, per se, but the variety of ways in which his administration should not be faulted for this disaster. After noting that he did take the time out of his fundraising schedule for a closed-door meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a concession of regal magnanimity upon which we must reflect in gratitude, Obama noted that he is at least open to

   

 

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Posted By: StormCnter- 7/11/2014 4:52:10 AM     Post Reply
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Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/10/2014 7:35:37 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: StormCnter- 7/10/2014 5:35:43 PM     Post Reply
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