The worms turn: Lib reporter calls border crisis Obama’s Katrina moment.

There are many overused metaphors in politics today but one USA Today reporter may have gotten it right in this case.

Remember how the liberal media pounded former President George W. Bush over Hurricane Katrina? Heck, he was even accused of hating black people.

Well, President Obama knows he has a liberal media machine that won’t turn against or challenge him. So as Obama went to Texas for Democrat party fundraisers, he refused to visit the crisis on our southern border, despite being invited by Texas GOP Governor Rick Perry. In typical Obama fashion it seems that such a visit is beneath his highness’ attention — in street slang, “he got this.”

But, as reported by the Washington Times, “MSNBC panelists on Monday seemed puzzled by the president’s refusal to visit the U.S.-Mexico border while he fundraises in Texas, with USA Today reporter Susan Page calling the decision Mr. Obama’s “Katrina moment.”

“Appearing on “The Daily Rundown,” Carolyn Ryan of The New York Times argued that the crisis on the border, in which thousands of immigrants are crossing illegally in record numbers, goes to question the president’s competence.”

Now, I don’t know about you, but methinks Ms. Page probably won’t be getting invited back on MSNBC. And Carolyn Ryan may just be looking for her new office at the New York Times, somewhere in the bellows of the subterranean dwellings.

Remember the pictures of Bush flying over the devastation of Hurricane Katrina? At least Obama could have taken a flyover with Governor Perry. But hey, as White House mouthpiece Josh “Not-so-honest” Earnest said, “we are not worried.” Yep, we know you’re not.

Have a look at the pounding Obama is getting on this from his own side!

Chuck Todd (MSNBC): “You can see that 30-second TV ad. You start with the health care rollout. You go to the VA. You go to Syria. You go to Iraq. And you can go to the border. And you can draw a straight line.”

Susan Page (USA Today): “This is unacceptable to more than Republicans on immigration, the situation we have there. And boy, is that going to anger some of his core constituents who have wanted him to do more on immigration, not less. I think this is kind of a lose-lose for him, politically speaking. It’s a Katrina moment, right? And you’re going to a fundraiser and not going to the border where there’s this crisis?

Dan Balz (Washington Post): “It’s conceivably a lose-lose. I mean, if he goes he draws even more attention to the fact of the problem that they were unable to solve right now. In a symbolic sense he almost has to go, but in a practical, political sense there’s a risk.”

Obviously not, as Obama will pivot and just blame a law established by Bush. Note to the next president: be careful about what laws you establish and how they can be manipulated by subsequent administrations. Case in point – now there must be thousands of deportation hearings and the liberal media can demonize those in opposition as hating children.

However, considering the fact that we’re told we need billions of dollars even to fund the high number of hearings and in the meantime, these individuals will be released upon their own “cognizance” into communities – I’m certain we can rest assured they will return for their appointed hearing.

If this were a Republican president being asked by a Democrat border state governor to visit a crisis on our southern border, and said GOP president departed after fundraisers in that state — c’mon, you guys know what the media would be saying.

At some point the hypocrisy has to be obvious to all – but then again, I amuse myself thinking that progressive socialists hold themselves to any standard.

But just to have this metaphor being mentioned at all on the Most Seriously National Barack Channel (MSNBC) is an indicator. And the rumors are out that the Clinton machine seeks to make a separation from Obama — not that the Obama camp is concerned about that either.

Will the Left pull the rug from beneath their adored disciple of progressivism? I don’t think so, but some things just cannot go unchecked and unchallenged.

They’ll make up for it somehow, just wait and see. Meanwhile, the fundamental transformation of America marches on.

43 COMMENTS

  1. Katrina? No. Bush didn’t control the weather. Obama made this happen by sending out the word that children won’t be deported. He gave an executive order saying so. This is his doing. Bush didn’t INSIST that Katrina happen. People need to get that straight. This is part of Obama’s plan, he clearly wanted this.

  2. Big difference between Katrina and the border crisis. Katrina was a natural disaster, the border crisis is an Obama made disaster. Bush did not want Katrina but Obama wants the border crisis.

  3. Dear Allen West, Please run for president! (love your book)

    What I Want in the Next President

    I want a president who has handled at least one crisis, be it
    personal or professional, and has resolved serious issues before.
    Additionally, I want someone who will swear in and then announce to the
    world that America is temporarily closing the borders
    and withdrawing from any new (leaving places we already are unless
    leaving threatens us directly) actions on the world stage to allow us
    the time to recover from all the treachery committed by the last few
    presidents.

    Then they need to go to DC and not make new laws, per se, but focus on repealing laws that stifle the economy, over regulate businesses and industry pass a law that limits how large a bill is and requiring everyone voting on it to have read it
    before a vote can take place, reduce welfare,reduce all unnecessary laws, rules, or regulations as an effort to reduce the deficit.

    They need to also do the following:

    *pass a law that there be no new funding for anything except for national defense until the deficit is 0, then the deficit MUST remain at zero or have a surplus.
    *re-solidify the military

    *undo unconstitutional laws enacted by any former president,

    *require schools to return to honest education and teach the truth about the
    founding of this nation and instill civic duty into students. Schools should also, create true fairness to religion (stop all anti-Christian lawsuits) and stop any
    special treatment to Muslims, atheists or any other ideological
    organization. So either no talk of any religion, thus
    editing history, or truthfully represent each and every ideology out
    there. Of course there are so many of these it would take they whole
    time at school to learn them all. Ideally, I think they should also
    acknowledge that Christianity is as valuable if
    not more to the state of this nation than other religions from around
    the world and that our founders were in fact Christians and rewriting
    history about that (or any other truth) should be punishable by death.
    As changing history is not only a Communist behavior,
    but smacks of treason to hide the truth of the nations past. There
    could only be nefarious reasons to do such a thing.

    * ALWAYS allow anyone who works for the government to be able to be fired (there should have NEVER been this rule)

    * end or strongly restrict and punish the use/misuse of executive orders.

    *reduce all taxes (preferably abolish the IRS and income taxes, but got
    to get the deficit down first), institute a fair tax to everyone.

    * They must be a president who displays patriotism.

    *There needs to be no social issues decided by the federal gov’t, it should remain in the states and the Supreme Court should not be allowed to hear these cases as the States should have the final say on the matter (unless, by vote, the populace allows them to).

    *After a couple of years this person should reopen the borders with a fence installed and strong security all around it (this wouldn’t be necessary had the abuses
    concerning illegal immigration not happened by both sides of the isle). After this we should re-engage the world stage and directly engage any world issues, avoiding conflict as much as possible.

    *A new law requiring a vote by 2/3rds of the people to give any elected official a raise, benefits or any other monetary benefit coming from taxes.

    *Set up an internet site where the people can set up an account and post their
    opinions on various topics so that all elected officials can find out
    what their constituents want. Couple this with a requirement
    that state elected officials must have a town hall (no additional pay
    for it) at least twice a year. They need to be more informed about what
    the people want and vote what the people want not their own agenda.

    *All bills should be posted, especially any hotly contested bills or controversial bills, for the people to see and be limited in their size and scope as well.

    New stipulations about time served should be that anyone who has served in
    any federally elected office cannot serve in any other federal position if they have been in Washington for a dozen years or more. Being a career politician should be outlawed,

    The best way to continue to have persons involved in the political process part of
    the new education curriculum should involve teaching children to know that part of civic duty should involve serving the nation, be it military or civil service. I do not think people should be obligated to serve but taught that it is the responsible thing to do.

    Also, there needs to be a concerted effort to reduce the mudslinging and digging of dirt during campaigns, it makes the whole country look bad when national figures engage in this kind of conduct, perhaps some civility will bring more in to serve.

    I know some of my suggestions cannot be done by a president all by himself nor are they likely to actually happen at all, but these are the solutions I see for America
    today; and the debates should spark more compromise and the two sides
    would ideally settle in the middle somewhere. This should be the platform of any and all persons looking for election to any political office. So, before you jump all over me consider that I know this will not happen, but it would be nice to see someone try. We need someone with far right policies to bring America back to center. Otherwise we just have more of the same. The political policies of the last few decades have shown that the general shift of all politics in America has been decidedly to the left. It is pointless to talk about balance without both
    sides being equally represented. We do not have balance in America we
    have growing Socialistic policies and far left liberal politicians, even
    the Republicans are left leaning compared to a few decades ago. So in
    the interest of true balance in public policy, we need an “ultra” conservative in the White House to counter the overwhelming left leaning policies. I would not want all of our government to be far right, but we must have both sides represented to
    have a complete whole. Too much of any one ideology will only lead us into dark places and the loss of our God given rights.

    • Punishable by death??
      Bible trumps the Constitution??

      Religious Right groups and their allies insist that the United States was designed to be officially Christian and that our laws should enforce the doctrines of (THEIR VERSION OF) Christianity.

      Is this viewpoint accurate?–NO
      Is there anything in the Constitution that gives special treatment or preference to Christianity?–NO
      Did the founders of our government believe this or intend to create a government that gave special recognition to Christianity?–NO

      The U.S. Constitution is a wholly secular document. It contains no mention of Christianity or Jesus Christ. In fact, the Constitution refers to religion only twice in the First Amendment, which bars laws “respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” and in Article VI, which prohibits “religious tests” for public office. Both of these provisions are evidence that the country was not founded as officially Christian.

      The Founding Fathers did not create a secular government because they disliked religion.
      Many were believers themselves.
      Yet they were well aware of the dangers of church-state union. They had studied and even seen first-hand the difficulties that church-state partnerships spawned in Europe. During the American colonial period, alliances between religion and government produced oppression and tyranny on our own shores.

      Today, America’s religious demographics are changing, and diversity has greatly expanded since our nation’s founding. The number of Jews has increased, and more Muslims are living in America than ever before. Other religions now represented in America include Hinduism, Buddhism and a myriad others.

      In addition, many Americans say they have no religious faith or identify themselves as atheists, agnostics or Humanists. According to some scholars, over 2,000 distinct religious groups and denominations exist in the United States.
      The United States, in short, was not founded to be an officially Christian nation or to espouse any official religion. Our government is neutral on religious matters, leaving such decisions to individuals. This democratic and pluralistic system has allowed a broad array of religious groups to grow and flourish and guarantees every individual American the right to determine his or her own spiritual path or to reject religion entirely.

      • What the Constitution and the Bill of Rights talk about is God, not any particular religion. So they founded this country with God fairing people not necessarily any particular belief

  4. Mr. West,

    Why are we not impeaching Obama. What is the hold up? Is there some block that has to be overcome? Because I think we all agree it is obvious that he should be impeached? Is it the process? Or is it that we are scared that Biden becomes President? LOL

    • Because they don’t have the votes in the Senate to remove him unless the Republicans get back to 60 seats in the Senate. Wait “till November and ask that Question. Hopefully the Dem;s will be slaughtered in the mid-terms (figuratively speaking)

      • We realize you had to add that last bit about figures of speech. The fact that you are doing it because you are afraid of your government is the real problem we have.

      • The Congress will not matter now. This is now a matter to be handled by the Department of Defense.

    • Impeachment is for incompetence or criminal activity. Charges of Treason are for Traitors. A person can comment treason without ever breaking any law except for that of treason. Benedict Arnold never broke any law except that of treason when he committed treason. Arnold lowered the staffing at the fort he was commander of which was completely legal to do so then he lowered their supplies and then wrote a letter… none of which were activities in of themselves that were illegal to do. Obama has lowered our military numbers and even the numbers of ships in our harbors all of which he as Commander in Chief has the legal ability to do; however his intent of standing with Islam over America is aiding and abiding our direct enemy. Therefore, Obama is clearly a Traitor in my opinion which makes impeachment too good for him.

    • I believe that once someone has been in congress for awhile, they have been brainwashed/ blackmailed.
      Dr. John Hall authored a book ” A New Breed.” He has been on talk radio like Info Wars and Hagmann and Hagmann Report. He explains how people are mind controled with drugs, micro implants, ELP, microwaves, etc. The super secret parts of DARPA and CIA have developed many techniques that are what we would think are 40 to 100 years in the future.

  5. I think the media has now realized he is too incompetent even for them to cover up for and have moved on to “Hillary in 2016” mode. Come November, if the Republicans re-take the Senate (and it looks like they will) He will be completely hamstrung if not impeached on a number of charges.

  6. Ironically, once the true reality of this hits, all those that were chanting amnesty will no longer sing the same song. Now we have a terrible lose-lose situation to clean up. Instead of going utilizing the already existing laws/procedures to obtain citizenship, these children have been used as pawns, while being put through a living nightmare. This situation is becoming so volatile that I truly fear something tragic is about to happen. All for what?????? Future votes! What a terrible price to pay!

  7. They’ll, DBM that is, will continue to cover for him, this is simply an anomaly nothing more; as sad as that may sound it’s been our sad reality since he’s been in office..:-(

  8. At this point does it really matter what the liberal media thinks? besides they will do only what serves their own interests. Obama does not care about media ,poll numbers or anything else. He got his second term and he is pushing things down the throat of the American people because he can! He does not abide by the laws of this land , he has no respect for any Constitution let alone the Office he holds. Until people in “high places’ have the backbone to do what is right at any cost to themselves this will go on and on. Our Founding Fathers lost everything after they signed the Constitution, but they knew that without freedom there can only be tyranny. I have not seen anyone as of this day that will go as far as our Founding Fathers except the soldiers who serve this Country. Until this happens expect things to get worse.
    .

  9. If Sotero loses the liberal media there is a pretty decent chance he will face an impeachment vote in both Chambers after the November elections. He has earned and deserves impeachment.

  10. The Deafness Before the Storm

    On Aug. 6, 2001, President George W. Bush received a classified review of the threats posed by Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network, Al Qaeda. That morning’s “presidential daily brief” — the top-secret document prepared by America’s intelligence agencies — featured the now-infamous heading:

    “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.”
    A few weeks later, on 9/11, Al Qaeda accomplished that goal.

    neglect of duty – (law) breach of a duty– #1 priority of the POTUS,,,to protect and defend the USA………..
    Impeach,,,nope
    dragged thru the streets,,,nope
    shot or hung,,,like all you happy people here want to do to Obama,,,nope
    ____________________
    WASHINGTON — President Bush and his top aides publicly made 935 false statements about the security risk posed by Iraq in the two years following September 11, 2001, according to a study released Tuesday by two nonprofit journalism groups.
    “In short, the Bush administration led the nation to war on the basis of erroneous information that it methodically propagated and that culminated in military action against Iraq on March 19, 2003,” reads an overview of the examination, conducted by the Center for Public Integrity and its affiliated group, the Fund for Independence in Journalism.
    According to the study, Bush and seven top officials — including Vice President Dick Cheney, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice — made 935 false statements about Iraq during those two years.
    The study was based on a searchable database compiled of primary sources, such as official government transcripts and speeches, and secondary sources — mainly quotes from major media organizations.
    (please don’t tell me about misinformation)
    __________
    In the three decades since Watergate, this is the first potential scandal I have seen that could make Watergate pale by comparison. If the Bush administration intentionally manipulated or misrepresented intelligence to get Congress to authorize, and the public to support, military action to take control of Iraq, then that would be a monstrous misdeed.
    This administration may be due for a scandal. While Bush narrowly escaped being dragged into Enron, it was not, in any event, his doing.
    But the war in Iraq is all Bush’s doing, and it is appropriate that he be held accountable.

    People screamed for him to be put on trial,,, Pelosi took it off the table
    Impeach,,,nope,,,,
    he sits in texas,,,painting
    Darth Cheney wants us to go back there,,,and “finish the job”
    can you say ___Clown?

    _____________

    (Reuters) – The U.S. war in Iraq has cost $1.7 trillion with an additional $490 billion in benefits owed to war veterans, expenses that could grow to more than $6 trillion over the next four decades counting interest.
    The war has killed at least 134,000 Iraqi civilians and may have contributed to the deaths of as many as four times that number, according to the Costs of War Project by the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.

    3,400+ americans killed
    38,000+ maimed or wounded,,,some for life
    and for what???
    Oil,,,

    11/15/1999, Dick Cheney, CEO of Halliburton (later, Vice President)
    “Oil remains fundamentally a government business. While many regions of the world offer great oil opportunities, the Middle East with two thirds of the world’s oil and the lowest cost, is still where the prize ultimately lies, even though companies are anxious for greater access there, progress continues to be slow.”

    11/14/2002, Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
    “I’m glad you asked. It has nothing to do with oil, literally nothing to do with oil.”

    9/9/2008, Alan Greenspan, Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
    “I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil.

    Impeach Obama?,,tried for treason?
    never going to happen…….

    • Hey Major Dimwit, still cranking on Bush to distract the people from the current problem of barry’s debacle. For 6 years barry has had ample time to “FIX” things, yet all he has done is make things worse.
      So how about you stop living in the past and pay attention to what is going on now. You of course won’t because barry is your hero and you are in denial about how he is tearing this country apart. you cannot deal with the real facts.
      You live in the past, because you cannot face what’s happening now.

      • oh please zippy,,
        I don’t live in the past,,,I was pointing out how Shrub got away with
        all that +,, and so all of you who are screaming for the firing squad,,
        it’s just not going to happen…..

      • Listen Dimwit, you are the one who keeps bring up Bush. Stop deflecting and address what’s really going on. You can’t and or won’t. You do not want to face what your fearless leader hero is doing. You might have to come out against him. Though I doubt you’d ever do that

      • Altho…Sara the Insignificant came out today calling for impeachment..
        I know her thoughts and wisdom and folksy charm carries a lot of weight in conservative circles…

  11. Okay, let me get this straight. Lib reporters call out Obama and that’s bad? Why? You fools excuse the liberal media of supporting Obama no matter what. You now see dissention and you think the liberals have turned their backs on him. Unlike FOX who’s Obama/Clinton/Benghazi hater 24hours.
    PS, why did FOX give Hilary such an easy pass when she did their interview? Kind of light on Benghazi.

    • I can see your confusion, barry has yet to do something good for this country and now that the time is getting near for the next heroine hillary to be anointed.
      They will switch their allegiance to hillary and drop barry like a hot potato.
      If you have paid attention all the time, you would realize that hillary has not gotten a light pass by Fox. Fox was the only one reporting on Benghazi when all the lib MSM wouldn’t even mention Benghazi.

      • and when they had the chance to grill Hilary and ask her the new questions, about new witnesses and new evidence FOX keeps bring up, what happened? Why did West call out FOX for not hitting her harder? Where was West secret informant?????? Or was it, don’t bite the hand?

      • I just realized who you meant, there is obviously a difference between Who West talked to and who Fox talks to. How you try to match the two together is puzzling at best.
        hillary never presented herself to be grilled and in fact feigned a lack of knowledge from her faked “concussion” She refused to be questioned by anyone

      • And FOX reporters are a bunch of incompetent fools. Backed off when Hilary feigned knowledge. Even thought more Hil friendly shows like NBC, CNN and ABC about Benghazi, FOX “didn’t want to pry”.

      • You need to learn, the words you use are contradictory. She feigned the lack of being able to remember both to congress and the main stream media.
        What would have been the result of Fox asking her the same thing that Congress did?
        hillary is a good actor. She took the answers from her husband’s play book. “I really don’t recall”
        You keep using the word “fools” I doubt seriously that you truly understand what the word really means.
        You are trying to imply that there is a double standard. You are not succeeding.
        You are only succeeding in making everyone here know that, when it comes to the English language, you need more education

      • No you have got to be kidding! You believe everything that she says? Are you that naive to believe that she would castigate herself in front of millions and kill her chance to become President? Seriously? She is a worm who would say anything and do anything to get herself into the oval office

      • No I am not a Benghazi nut, I am a realist. She has murdered people before remember Vince Foster? She won’t stop at anything to gain power, it is who she is.
        You of course can ignore the truth and reality, it is what you libs do. So stay your course and try to elect the most diabolical person to ever run for President, I wouldn’t expect any less of you.

  12. The difference between Bush’s Katrina moment and Obama’s Katrina moment, is that Obama CAUSED his “Katrina”.

  13. 600 FEMA camps? Churches now being asked to take in illegals? Catholic bishops asking members to help house illegals, but keep it quiet? Doctors and nurses given gag order re infections and diseases running rampant? No wonder Obama doesn’t want to visit the border! What the H- @!# is going on? Is there more that just about building their base but some evil scheme of reducing the population by infecting them at the same time? Am I just paranoid and reading too much into this?

    • It IS and ALWAYS has been part of the Leftist Agenda. obama is simply escalating it and ALL of us should be very concerned about it.

  14. obama: Damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t. Looks like barry has really stepped in it this time!

    “Bad boy, bad boy, watcha gonna do, watcha gonna do when they come for you?”

  15. obama can’t get away from this one fast enough -just like when hillary couldn’t run away fast enough from reporter Jason Mattera! No, really, hillary cannot run…

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