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George W. Obama

Filed under: Obama — DRJ @ 7:20 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

The Obama Administration is working on a plan to secure the border with National Guard troops:

“The Obama administration is developing plans to seek up to 1,500 National Guard volunteers to step up the military’s counter-drug efforts along the Mexican border, senior administration officials said Monday.”

National Guard troops stationed temporarily on the border? That’s just like George W. Bush.


28 Responses to “George W. Obama”

  1. But, but, DRJ…

    “…that’s different!™…”

    Just ask Andrew Sullivan. Or some of our local Obamapologist alphabetists.

    Eric Blair (0b61b2)

  2. If he’s doing this, it means one of two things: either we are in a low level war down there, or he’s preparing us for a shamnesty.

    Either way, not good.

    Patricia (2183bb)

  3. Patricia,

    I vote for “All of the above…”

    …or maybe I should just vote “Present”

    MJN1957 (6e1275)

  4. Patricia, four days ago,

    President Barack Obama stayed away from hot-button words in remarks Thursday on immigration reform, but hinted that his immigration push will include some kind of “amnesty” or “legal path” for illegal immigrants already in the United States.

    “What’s also been acknowledged is that the 12 million or so undocumented workers are here — who are not paying taxes in the ways that we’d like them to be paying taxes, who are living in the shadows, that is a group that we have to deal with in a practical, common-sense way,” Obama said after the meeting. “And I think the American people are ready for us to do so.

    Dana (8d88ef)

  5. As the second link shows, Bush’s motive for putting National Guard troops on the border was to facilitate his “comprehensive” push for immigration reform.

    DRJ (cdbef5)

  6. DRJ – The wishes of the American people were very clear last time, secure the borders first before pursuing comprehensive immigration reform. Congress was completely out of touch with its constituents on the issue. Only 21% of the people supported the bill that was defeated.

    daleyrocks (718861)

  7. daley,

    I think many Democratic and Republican politicians are willing to accept amnesty, regardless of what Americans want.

    DRJ (cdbef5)

  8. This bodes ill for all of those Americans that are smuggling guns into Mexico.
    They’re going to get really serious about crime along the border…
    well… some crime… maybe…if it’s committed by Gringo’s.

    AD - RtR/OS! (e2c6d2)

  9. Because the drug wars on the border have escalated, becoming more widespread and brazen, wouldn’t it seem that even more citizens would be against amnesty – even more than when Bush was in office? I haven’t read any polling numbers but it would seem logical. Also, as state’s economies tank (especially Cali) and ones where there are high populations of illegals, it doesn’t seem like there would be a willingness to embrace amnesty; in certain states they are considered one of the bigger drains on the failing economies. It would be risky for Dems or Republicans take on the wrath of angry voters.

    Dana (8d88ef)

  10. California is one of the most, if not the most, impacted parts of the country when it comes to illegal immigration (or the “undocumented”). But the state’s voters, with the exception of a minor flirt with tough sanity in the 1990s (ie, the passage of Proposition 187), have pretty much held hands and blown kisses to nothing but Democrat/liberal politicians for over 15 years.

    I think even a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat, certainly one who isn’t clueless and naive about immigration, has to admit that his or her side of the political aisle is going to be far more accomodating — far more liberal — towards illegal immigrants/immigration. So if such a person is truly unhappy about the porousness of the US’s borders, then he’s going to have to point the finger of blame squarely at himself.

    Mark (411533)

  11. There is nothing similar between the Bush administration and the actions of this Alinsky student. Obama is an undeclared communist. He has sided with enemies of America. He apologises for America to those who hate us. He is in the process of breaking our economy as sure as the sun rises. Thank God for the Second Amendment. When they go for the guns it is time to go for them.

    Zelsdorf Ragshaft III (17f94d)

  12. DRJ @7 – That was my point. They were ready to pass something in spite of the wishes of their constituents.

    daleyrocks (718861)

  13. “This bodes ill for all of those Americans that are smuggling guns into Mexico.”

    AD – Do you mean the Americans the left believed were smuggling guns into Mexico that were proved to be part of an Urban Legend propogated by the gun control lobby earlier this year?

    daleyrocks (718861)

  14. daleyrocks, they’ve repeated the lie so many times it is now accepted wisdom. It helps when you have a lapdog press.

    Kevin Murphy (0b2493)

  15. Drat and Curses! Well, I guess I’d better re-sell all those RPGs and grenade launchers I openly purchased at gun shows. And I was planning on selling all those M2 Browning heavy machine guns too! And the M-60 Tanks. Ah. Now peace will break out in beloved ol’ Meh-Heee-Co.

    I was persuaded to give up my evil ways by a community-minded ex-gang member – just ask the Los Angeles Times. [Who convienently wrote a laudatory front-page article about the value of ex-gang member community activists after one was arrested on a murder-for-hire charge.]

    Californio (6657ce)

  16. This perfectly fits the Obama Three-Step. A) Denounce Bush Policy as “bad, bad, bad.” B) Talk about how the “New” Obama policy is so much better. C) Re-enact the same old Bush Policy under a slightly different name or terminology.

    And the MSM lackey dogs (or lap dogs) that they are, let him get away with it time and time again.

    We’re screwed! Our children are screwed worse. Our grandchildren are screwed even worse. God help us!

    J. Raymond Wright (d83ab3)

  17. This perfectly fits the Obama Three-Step. A) Denounce Bush Policy as “bad, bad, bad.” B) Talk about how the “New” Obama policy is so much better. C) Re-enact the same old Bush Policy under a slightly different name or terminology.

    All this shows how Obama is “flexible” and “pitch perfect”

    I work here is done.

    Steverino (69d941)

  18. The title of this post is a gratutitous insult of George W Bush.

    JD (e1e93d)

  19. The commanders-in-chief of the National Guard are the governors of the states, not the president, unless he specifically mobilizes the Guard. This won’t be as easy as it sounds. The president would have to keep mobilizing and rotating various state NG forces.

    The nit-picking Dana (3e4784)

  20. #18- Beats ‘turd-blossom.’

    DCSCA (9d1bb3)

  21. That BDS is approaching end-stage by now, isn’t it, IMP?

    JD (00531d)

  22. I think he is envious of a nickname. Karl Rove didn’t seem to mind. Besides, he gets plenty of nicknames.

    Eric Blair (0b61b2)

  23. Comment by The nit-picking Dana — 7/1/2009 @ 11:41 am

    Plus, if the Guard is Nationalized, it falls under the purview of the Posse Comitatus Act, and cannot conduct law-enforcement missions – a restriction that does not apply as long as the Guard is under the control of its’ respective Gov’s.

    AD - RtR/OS! (5fd0fb)

  24. I think we’re way past the BDS end – stage at this point, guys. It’s been reduced to offering little more than one – sentence snarks that have no relation to the post in question. Can’t even threadjack effectively anymore, since it’s beyond parody. Sad, is it not?

    Or are we going to hear yet another amazing exploit of the fearless underwear – monger of the dorm hallways? Did he meet Kruschev during a rush to relieve himself? Did they discuss his shoe – pounding tirade at the UN? Did Nikita also possess bad B.O.? All this and more, on the next episode of Help! I’m Trapped in my Mother’s Basement and the Cat’s Litter Box smells like Rush!

    Dmac (f7884d)

  25. Dmac, can we just elect you to the Senate and by-pass the writing gig at SNL?

    AD - RtR/OS! (5fd0fb)

  26. Hey, I could not do any worse than Obama’s inane hack replacement, Roland Burris. But then again, my cat could do a better job, and the cat’s over 15 years old.

    Dmac (f7884d)

  27. […] other areas he’s appearing like Bush III rather than a Democrat […]

    Noblesse Oblige » Blog Archive » Obama’s First Six Months: The Fail (812885)

  28. The other thing that is “just like” George W. Bush is now Obama’s war on terror detainee policy since he now endorses indefinite detention.

    So all of the reasons that W. “had” to be replaced with Obama – what Glenn satirizes as “fierce moral urgency” – are now shown to be utter lies.

    SPQR (72771e)

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