This one really takes the cake. Takes the cake and eats it too.
Okay that’s not a phrase, but everything with this administration seems unprecedented.
President Obama’s aides are saying privately and publicly that when he visits Texas Wednesday and Thursday, he will not head to the Mexican border to view firsthand the devastation wrought by his immigration policies.
He doesn’t think it’s his fault, but it is.
But that’s not the point. He’s going to be in the neighborhood, and instead of going to show his interest in a matter that has people and communities in a state of crisis, he will be attending three fundraisers in the state.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today said the president doesn’t care how it looks.
QUESTION: You said this is an urgent humanitarian situation. Are you not at all concerned about the optics of the president flying to Texas to raise political money but he cannot go see the humanitarian situation?
JOSH EARNEST: We are not worried about those optics, George, because the president is very aware of the situation that exists some the Southwest border. Senior administration officials, from the Secretary of Homeland Security, the secretary of HHS, top CBP officials, even senior White House officials have traveled in the last couple of weeks to the Southwest border. What they have seen is troubling: this influx of illegal migration from Central America . . .
The president is well aware of what is happening along the Southwest border, that is why you have seen a wide range of steps to enforce the law.
Five hours for golf, every Saturday. But no time to head to the border and get briefed directly about what’s going on and light some fires under some asses to make sure things are getting done.
If Republicans needed further proof that Obama does not care about stemming illegal immigration, which is supposed to be the cornerstone of any “immigration reform” package, this is it.