Posts Tagged Immigration

The Prestidigitation of Obama’s Politics.

You are most likely familiar with the great illusionists… Harry Houdini, David Blaine, Criss Angel, Penn & Teller, Barack Obama… Wait? What? Yes. Politicians and magicians have long shared a passion for prestidigitation. Our current president is perhaps the most masterful of them all. Today’s Texas trip caps off a great week or so of a politically slick sleight of hand by Barack “Quick Fingers” Obama.

The timing of the killing of Osama bin Laden provided Obama with a wonderful and no doubt welcome diversion from the growing demand for answers to the nation’s ever-increasing economic woes. Rising gas prices, rising food prices, and rising unemployment rates were quickly swept off the public’s radar. The storyline changed. Literally and figuratively. And Obama’s handlers were quick to focus attention on Obama’s other hand. Today’s Texas trip was merely more of the same. Why else would Obama want to talk about immigration now? Smoke and mirrors and money.

Obama couldn’t simply just jet down to Austin for a fundraiser and fly out. Enter the sleight of hand. Immigration is a hot-button issue. But more important, when we’re focused on how many illegal aliens are flowing across the board and Obama’s never-ending desire to welcome them with open arms and grant each and everyone of them amnesty, we are, again, conveniently—and more important, crucial to Obama’s reelection efforts—not focused on rising gas prices, rising food prices, and rising unemployment rates. Not to mention the great smokescreen it provides for a money-grab in Austin.

Expect more of the same. In the coming days, weeks, and months leading up to the 2012 election, the Obama handlers will work around the clock to pull new things out of their magical hat to keep you focused on anything and everything except rising gas prices, rising food prices, and rising unemployment rates. Call it “Operation Abracadabra Obama.”

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Obama: Messing with Texas. But taking their money.

Fresh off his Osama bin Laden victory lap, President Barack Obama stopped spiking the football long enough to visit Texas on Tuesday. Obama rode into town and went from being Obama: Texas Stranger to Obama: Texas Money Grabber. First stop, El Paso, where he proudly pedaled his inane immigration agenda, then it was off to a fundraiser in Austin.

It seems a little odd that a president who refuses to designate the wildfire-battered Lone Star state a disaster area is only too happy to line his pockets with the dollars of the residents from the state famous for its “Don’t mess with Texas” motto. The audacity of politics the almighty dollar in a re-election season.

Obama’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) refuses to give Texas disaster status, and the federal aid that goes with it, but the administration is apparently only too happy to send two specially equipped U.S. Air Force C-130 cargo planes to Mexico recently to help battle wildfires. The C-130s were reportedly requested by the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department. What Mexico wants, Mexico gets. What Texas wants, Texas gets a thumb in the eye. A news report said that the planes and crews will stay as long as they’re needed, according a spokesman for Northern Command.

No aid for Texas? Did I mention that Obama lost the state of Texas by 10 points in the 2008 election? Did I have to? Revenge is a dish best served cold, even when it’s in the staggering heat of Texas.

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