I thought you might want to see this video of Rick Perry squaring off against a clearly exasperated Martha Raddatz of ABC, who is dripping with empathy for the illegal immigrants crossing the border but seems distinctly uninterested in why they are here and what should have been done to prevent it.
Because that would involve blaming Obama.
From Perry’s comments during his interview with Raddatz on Sunday’s This Week:
I don’t believe he particularly cares whether or not the border of the United States is secure. And that’s the reason there’s been this lack of effort, this lack of focus, this lack of resources . . .
The president has sent powerful messages time after time — by his policies, by nuances that it is OK to come to the United States and you can come across and you’ll be accepted in open arms. That is the real issue.
Raddatz asked Perry about comments he had made on Fox News suggesting Obama was intentionally allowing these illegal immigrants into the United States. Perry, who may not be as familiar with White House incompetence as you and I are here at White House Dossier, could only say that either Obama is inept or at some level he wants the immigrants in the United States, saying Obama might have an “ulterior motive” for his inaction:
When I have written a letter that is dated May of 2012, and I have yet to have a response from this administration, I will tell you they either are inept or don’t care, and that is my position.
While Obama is indeed inept in that he has caused an humanitarian crisis, I don’t think the president otherwise minds these people entering the United States. I think his main regret is that he can’t get the Border Patrol to register them to vote.