From the “Do The Math” file …
The President means business.
The border that separates the United States and Mexico – the one that doesn’t help define our nation, according to Barack Obama – is just about 2,000 miles long. Yesterday, it was announced that the President will send 1,200 National Guard troops to the nation’s southern border to help secure America. That’s comes to one additional soldier for every 1 2/3 miles.
Who needs a wall now?
(That sound you hear is a whole lot of Mexicans shaking in their shoes, wondering what on Earth they’re going to do now).
But open-border advocates, anti-sovereignty types and assorted leftists need not fear. They may, indeed, have frightening images of armed-to-the-teeth Guardsmen patrolling America’s border dancing through their minds, but that isn’t exactly what Bam has in mind. A closer look at what the President is doing reveals that this isn’t about true defense of the border.
According to the Associated Press:
The National Guard troops will work on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support, analysis and training, and support efforts blocking drug trafficking. The troops will temporarily supplement border patrol agents until Customs and Border Patrol can recruit and train additional officers and agents to serve on the border, the administration official said.
In other words, an absolute waste.
“But wait, Andy!” you cry.
“Aren’t you for sending the National Guard to the border?”
“Aren’t you just reflexively taking the anti-Obama position on this because you despise him and want him to fail and hate the fact that he is so handsome and articulate?”
“Aren’t you just a puppy-kicking, balloon-popping, joyless, intolerant racist?”
Let’s be clear … If this was really about defending the United States and securing the southern border, I’d be the first one to stand up an applaud the move.
But that’s not what this is about.
When you hear words like “supplement” and “analysis” and “support” being used in the context of an action meant to secure this nation, it cannot be taken seriously. Obama might as well order the Guard to leave chips, dip and Gatorade in the desert so the illegals have something to snack on as they make their way to one of our “sanctuary cities.”
Senator Jon Kyle of Arizona says these are “desk jobs.”
This is not a serious attempt to secure the US-Mexico border. This is why liberals (and other children) cannot be trusted with national security.
This is about the President being able to say he did something. This is about heading Republicans off at the pass who wanted to force a vote on deploying troops to the border. This is about trying to tenderize the opposition with a talking point while Obamacrats prepare to take the State of Arizona into the courtroom over their new illegal alien law … or if not that (because even they will have to realize can’t win), then it’s about paving the way for some sort of amnesty bill.
Blah, blah, blah …
My dear friends, this is Barack Obama.
That means it is never about the United States of America.