Let’s take a look at how Obama deceives and lies in his campaign mode:
Obama said today in El Paso…”They wanted more agents on the border. Well, we now have more boots on the ground on the southwest border than at any time in our history. The Border Patrol has 20,000 agents – more than twice as many as there were in 2004, a build up that began under President Bush and that we have continued. They wanted a fence. Well, that fence is now basically complete.”
Five years ago, legislation was passed to build a 700-mile double-layer border fence along the southwest border. This is a promise that has not been kept.
Today, according to staff at the Department of Homeland Security, just 5 percent of the double-layer fencing is complete, only 36.3 miles.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress’s investigative arm, reported in early 2009 that only 32 miles of double-layer fencing had been built. That means under President Obama, only 4.3 miles of double layer fencing has been built. This is woefully inadequate.
These aren’t just little lies. They are gargantuan lies. Obama is counting on the fact that 1) most Americans are ignorant; and 2) the mainstream media has become a leftist ideological propaganda tool.
And keep in mind, that 700 mile fence that Obama lies about being “basically complete” itself would only have run across 35% of our 2,000 mile border even if Obama had allowed it to be built. Instead of saying he did something that he clearly did not do.
Obama called – again deceitfully and falsely – for a rational debate on the issue of border security. Let’s see what he considers “rational”:
“…We have gone above and beyond what was requested by the very Republicans who said they supported broader reform as long as we got serious about enforcement. All the stuff they asked for, we’ve done. But even though we’ve answered these concerns, I suspect there will be some who will try to move the goal posts one more time (someone in the crowd yells “racists!”) They said we need to triple the border patrol. Or now they’ll say we need to quadruple the border patrol. Or they’ll want a higher fence. Maybe they’ll need a moat. Maybe they want alligators in the moat! They’ll never be satisfied, and I understand that. That’s politics. But the truth is the measures we’ve put in place are getting results.”
– President Obama in El Paso, TX
Really, Hussein? Republicans have been calling for moats and alligators, have they? I’d like to see that bill.
But if Republicans AREN’T pushing for a moat with alligators in it, it is difficult to have a meaningful debate with a liar who demagogues straw men.
Do we need to triple our border security? Do we need to “quadruple the border patrol”? Or more? Maybe we do. If we need to quadruple, then we quadruple; whatever it takes to get the job done. Because we need to get control over our borders, rather than merely demonize and politically demagogue the people who proclaim how out-of-control our borders truly are.
Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu says of Obama and Janet Napalitano, “They’re divorced from reality.” In a separate interview, Sheriff Babeu pointed out that the people on the front lines in the border states are crying for help, but instead of helping, the federal government sends in batallions of attorneys to fight those states, and further undermines the rule of law, and actually gives the states signs that warn citizens that their own country isn’t theirs anymore:
We need a leader, and what we have is a naked liar and a shameless political demagogue.
Lying deceitful hypocrite liberals like Obama frame the border issue as a moral one. But if Hispanics voted Republican, NOBODY would be louder in crying for them to be expelled from America than Democrats. As it is, we have a massive invasion overwhelming our social support services and our budgets, and Democrats are rooting for the implosion of our nation because doing so helps them politically.
Barack Obama is an evil man. He is a liar without shame or honor. He is the kind of liar who builds 4.3 miles of a 700 mile fence and then says he did everything Republicans asked him to do.