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Forum: Why Do You Think Obama’s Actions On Ebola Have Been So Ineffective?

by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton on Monday, October 20th, 2014

This is article 5 of 5 in the topic Ebola

The Watcher’s Council

Every week on Monday morning, the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum with short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture or daily living. This week’s question: Why Do You Think Obama’s Actions On Ebola Have Been So Ineffective?

The Independent Sentinel: Mr. Obama is ineffective in handling Ebola because he sees everything as political. He doesn’t do anything for the right reasons.

Everything is done for political reasons with the goal of manipulating the public.

Mr. Obama has trouble making decisions. He’s a political coward. He’s so afraid of what people will say or how it might affect his political agenda that he can’t seem to do anything effectively. When he finally does act, it’s too little.

He has politicized every agency. Agencies are no longer doing what they are entrusted to do. Agencies we used to respect are now failures because they are working on the leftist political agenda.

Obama’s a political animal without the usual moral strictures.

He is always a day late and a dollar short and will continue to be for the next two years.

Simply Jews: Frankly, it is hard for me to blame the current POTUS in a situation like this.

The whole heavy and creaky government juggernaut is not a creation of the last POTUS but of many decades of out of control growth, decay and increasing inefficiency.

Besides, vigilance and preparedness is not something the government institutions are known for – in any country of this world.

I am not a natural born optimist, so in my opinion, things will get much worse before everyone in the health system will get a handle on what is exactly the right thing to do and stop doing stupid things. This is, unfortunately, the human way of learning.

JoshuaPundit: Honestly? I don’t think he cares about anything but the politics. Ron Kain is simply a partisan hack operative who can be relied on to toe the party line and keep things as buried as much as possible. Dr. Thomas Frieden was a little too obvious and kept tripping over his own stupid tongue, so the regime wants him out of the spotlight.

Two things, BTW that very few people are discussing. First, the connection between the appearance of Ebola and other infectious diseases like Enterovirus D68(AKA EV-D68) and the president’s open borders policy. EV-D68 has already killed half a dozen Americans and there are currently over 500 cases in hospitals all over America, particularly in areas where the White House shipped illegal migrants without any in depth health screening from Central America, where there has been a major outbreak of the disease.

And second, given previous actions by this president, the racial aspect. I would happily be wrong about this, but I have a feeling that if Ebola was endemic in Ireland or Poland rather than West Africa, not only would there be a strict travel ban in place already, but I doubt we’d have 3,000 U.S. troops in Dublin or Warsaw exposing themselves to infection.

Laura Rambeau Lee, Right Reason: President Obama never fails to put politics ahead of everything else, especially when there is a good crisis to manage. CDC Director Dr.

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ELECTION 2014: This time will you help Save America or join in her Destruction?

by Sher Zieve on Monday, October 13th, 2014

This is article 129 of 129 in the topic National Security

For the first time in the history of the United States of America, the country is under constant and escalating assaults from both outside and within its borders. In actual fact, its Southern Border has been completely erased by the resident of what was once its citizens’ White House. In 2008, a cabal of cut-throat criminals took it over and appear to has no intention of releasing its death grip on it, the nation or its people. This group – known as the “Obama syndicate” – plans to exercise and retain its illegally wrought power by whatever means necessary.

Bringing Fatal Diseases into the USA

One of the most basic action items of all plans for chaos and conquest is the cause panic amongst those one is working to suppress and conquer. In the USA, this concept is now being implemented on multiple fronts. Illegal alien children and others carrying new diseases and old ones with new strains are not only being allowed to enter the USA through our now wide-open Southern border but, medical personnel are being told to let them thorough despite their showing symptoms of those diseases. Fox News writes: “A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas…” Those children were then shipped to places selected by the Obama syndicate for dispersal – with no information to the governors of those States as to where they were sent. Instead the ObamaGov said it was a matter of “privacy.”

Question: Still think the USA isn’t under the Obama dictatorship? Those children were quickly enrolled in and are now attending schools in the USA. American children are now coming down with Enterovirus D-68 – brought in to the USA by the illegal children – and have begun to die. Can there be any other reason for this than Obama planned it to occur. Remember in January, the US federal government advertised for “vendors” (aka “human traffickers?”) to “escort” UACs (unaccompanied adult ‘children’) and juveniles from Central America into the USA. The Ad reads in part: “ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] is seeking the services of a responsible vendor that shares the philosophy of treating all UAC with dignity and respect, while adhering to standard operating procedures and policies that allow for an effective, efficient, and incident free transport. The Contractor shall provide unarmed escort staff, including management, supervision, manpower, training, certifications, licenses, drug testing, equipment, and supplies necessary to provide on-demand escort services for non-criminal/non-delinquent unaccompanied alien children ages infant to 17 years of age, seven (7) days a week, 365 days a year. ” In other words, this invasion was planned by Obama and his syndicate.

CBN News writes: “Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson writes that some people are raising the question of whether the disease is being spread by the presence of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children who have come to the United States in the past year.

“Attkisson points out the origin could be entirely unrelated, but that a study in Virology Journal found the virus among more than 3,000 young people in eight Latin American countries last year.

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Terrorist attack during 9/11 anniversary a growing concern

by Jim Kouri on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

This is article 128 of 129 in the topic National Security

One of the biggest stories covered on the Sunday morning television news shows was the ongoing jihad being waged by the group originally calling itself the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) but in the aftermath of invading and occupying territory in both Syria and Iraq they now prefer simply the Islamic State. A major focus during more than one of the news shows was the likelihood of a terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

For example, Rep. Peter King, R-New York, the former chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, during a Sunday morning interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, claimed that he and his colleagues aren’t aware of any specific threat during the run-up to — or during — the memorial for the 13th Anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that left thousands dead and leveled one of the world’s largest business complexes.

But, Congressman King cautioned that ISIS and al-Qaida are already increasing the intensity of their rhetoric as they continue their actions in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Kenya and other locations with large numbers of Islamist fighters.

“We cannot let our guard down for a second, especially with the anniversary of 9/11 coming up,” King said on ABC’s “This Week” news show.

In addition, according to an Examiner news story, Somalia’s government officials on Saturday advised the U.S., Kenya and other nations’ officials to go on high alert in response to possible retaliation for the U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attack that specifically targeted Al Shabaab’s Islamist leader on Labor Day.

The al-Qaida affiliated terrorist organization claimed that its Emir, 37-year-old Ahmed Abdi Godane was assassinated by the United States military in a UAV, or drone, attack on an Al Shabaab stronghold in southern Somalia last week, according to Examiner.

With over 3.5 million visa overstays already in the U.S., several security experts believe it would be next to impossible for an ill-prepared immigration system to stop returning Americans from the battlefields of Somalia, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and other nations.

A Government Accountability Office study revealed that U.S. border security efforts have been focused on securing the nation’s northern and southern borders. However, more than 40 percent of all illegal aliens do not sneak across the northern and southern borders, but enter the U.S. legally through the front door and then never leave in spite of their visa expiration, according to a 2012 Examiner news story.

“Does anyone believe an immigration enforcement system that can be defeated by children will stop a well-trained, battle-hardened jihadist? There’s not even a pretense of immigration enforcement by the current administration,” said former anti-terrorism unit and police intelligence officer, Michael Snipes.

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It’s racist to not die for Obama

by Sher Zieve on Friday, August 22nd, 2014

This is article 457 of 464 in the topic Immigration

I knew this day was coming and have even written about it in past years’ columns. It was a fait accompli when Barack Hussein Obama entered what was once our White House and only a matter of time until he implemented this Orwellian portion of his program. We are already being called racists if we object to having our country invaded by foreign entities; many of whom are diseased, many gang-banger murderers including the infamous MS-13 Latin gang and Islamist terrorists. So, soon the inevitable devolution into the following will be a reality: If you object to your own death at the hands of the illegals’ diseases, you are a racist…and probably white. This is the insanity to which we-the-people are being subjected at the hands of a group of leftist globalist elites now running the planet. Think not? Well, consider what has been happening in the United States of America. Obama and his syndicate advisors have now created a wide open border between Mexico and the USA. People from virtually all countries – including Islamist terrorists – around the world are entering America with no one stopping them.

The US Border Patrol has been told to “stand down” and let them through. Some of the already identified diseases being brought into our country by illegal immigrant aliens – at Obama’s command – include but, are not limited to Scabies, new strains of highly-contagious tuberculosis, chicken pox, Swine flu, SARS, Dengue fever and – yes – Ebola. Doctors at the US Southern Border telling people about the problems and are being warned by the US government to ‘shut-up…or else’. And the American people are being told by the ObamaMedia PC Police “If you object to the ‘undocumented people’ entering the USA you are a racist!”

Children who have entered the country illegally are being transported by the US government to points largely unknown by the States they are entering and State governors are being refused information by the ObamaGov as to where they have been taken, how many of them there are, whether or not they have communicable diseases etc. All of this is being done under the guise of “privacy for the children” by the Obama syndicate…the crime syndicate that is now operating above-and-apart from any and all laws; a syndicate that plans to spread disease and pestilence to as many Americans as are possible. And who is watching the real children’s watchers? Where are these children ending up? We already know the Obama syndicate’s partner-in-crime the Sinaloa Cartel (remember Fast & Furious?) are involved not only in the drug trade but, in human trafficking – including the provision of child sex slaves to those willing to pay the price. If that’s inaccurate, why the secrecy? Look to the most obvious and realistic answer. In the 1970s Obama’s friend and mentor Bill Ayers’ group the Weather Underground advised that its plan was to have the Russians, Chinese and others occupy various regions of the USA and to eliminate at least 25,000,000 people who would refuse to be re-educated into their new masters’ ways of thinking. Larry Grathwohl was an FBI undercover informant in the group and shared information via a video (below) and I was privileged to interview him shortly before his death.

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Murder in Rio Grande Valley: “This is coming to a town near you”

by Michelle Malkin on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

This is article 65 of 65 in the topic Border Issues
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Border Patrol agent Javier Vega, Jr., R.I.P.

Murder in Rio Grande Valley: “This is coming to a town near you”
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2014

The voice on the other end of the line is exasperated. “It’s insane,” he wants America to know. “We’re in a war zone.” And there’s no room for apathy.

“This is coming to a town near you,” he warns.

The man on the phone is a veteran of the Department of Homeland Security who works in South Texas. He reached out to me last night in the wake of an off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent’s horrific murder on Friday. The 36-year-old agent, Javier Vega Jr., was shot execution-style in front of his wife, his parents, two of his sons and another child in the Rio Grande Valley. Vega’s father was also shot but survived. They were on an idyllic family fishing trip before being robbed and ambushed.

The two suspects are Mexican nationals from Matamoros. “They’re here illegally,” my source said with a weary sigh. And not just that. They had been previously deported after committing other serious crimes, he says. “But we just drop the thugs off at the border, and they come right back.”

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Illegal alien murder suspects Ismael Hernandez and Gustavo Tijerina

The National Border Patrol Council issued a moving statement after a middle-of-the-night manhunt led to the capture and confessions of the two suspects this weekend:

“Agent Vega was armed and fought back to protect his family. During the course of the ensuing firefight Agent Vega’s father was hit in the leg and Agent Vega was mortally wounded. After Agent Vega fell, his family members continued to fight back. Agent Vega’s actions were in keeping with the finest traditions of the United States Border Patrol and his will be a place, deserved of honor and glory, when the final story of the United States Border Patrol is written.”

The White House and U.S. Chamber of Commerce may not speak up, but the NBPC gave the law enforcement officers on the border their just recognition: “We want to commend the Border Patrol agents and other law enforcement officers involved in the manhunt for Agent Vega’s killers. It is through their professionalism and tenacity that the wretched animals who committed this crime will face the full measure of Texas justice.”

No doubt the bleeding hearts will take offense at wretched animals being called what they are. I can hear “progressives” whipping out their overdrawn race cards as I type. That’s all they’ve got.

Last week, Democrats took to the House floor to inveigh against heartless Republicans who oppose expanding President Barack Obama’s administrative amnesty. “Un-American.” “Deplorable.” “Hateful.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi imperiously dismissed enforcement advocate Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., as “insignificant.” It’s “almost as though they despise and hate all of our children,” fumed Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.

So, public safety and homeland security concerns are “insignificant”? More than a half-million border crossers from Mexico, South America and Central America granted administrative amnesty or special border-surge status under Obama are “our children”? Where are the speeches from Pelosi and her fellow House Democrats on behalf of the children of Javier Vega? And for the children of other fallen agents and law enforcement officers?

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Obama’s DHS to expand illegal alien facilities in Texas

by Jim Kouri on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

This is article 453 of 464 in the topic Immigration

While lawmakers in Washington, D.C., debated a $659 million border bill on Thursday, officials at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that as of Friday a detention facility in Karnes City, Texas, will be ready to take in adults with children who are part of the ongoing tsunami of illegal aliens who entered the United States.

With the blessing of President Barack Obama, the Karnes County Residential Center, which has been modified specifically for the current crisis, is just one of several housing projects the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering to detain adults with children who are continuing to illegally crossing the Southwest border.

While the DHS claims these facilities will lead to more timely and effective deportations, as well as helping to deter others from illegally crossing into Texas, several local police and sheriffs believe there will be few who will actually be returned to their home countries in Central America.

“If these illegal aliens are going to be deported, then why would Obama have them scattered across the United States? Doesn’t it cost more to transport someone from Chicago or New York than deporting them from Texas or Arizona?” asks former police captain Joel Larsky, who served on an inter-agency, anti-gang task force.

According to an Examiner news story, ICE is already using the police academy in Artesia, New Mexico –that’s used to train Border Patrol agents — as housing for illegal aliens, some who are reportedly wearing “gang tattoos.”

However, the top official at DHS is attempting to sound tough, without having to be tough, say critics.

“In the face of unprecedented levels of illegal migration of adults with children and unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley, we have reiterated that our borders are not open to illegal migration; if you come here illegally, and don’t have a legal basis to stay under our laws, we will send you back,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson.

“The opening of this additional facility represents our continued commitment to provide temporary facilities for adults with children while they undergo removal proceedings, and it is part of DHS’ sustained and aggressive campaign to stem the tide of illegal migration from Central America,” Johnson said in a press statement.

Some critics see this whole immigration problem as an intentionally created crisis by President Barack Obama and his underlings and political operatives.

“For Barack Obama, politics is about winning the disagreement, not building consensus. We know why. His career as a community organizer was not an effort to work with others but strictly to inflame like-minded partisans. He always won speaking to his own — no broad consensus or leadership skills needed there” said Tom Del Beccaro, a California attorney and blogger.

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Illegal aliens causing upsurge in violence in Texas, says Gov. Perry

by Jim Kouri on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

This is article 64 of 65 in the topic Border Issues

Texas Governor Rick Perry said on a Sunday morning television news show that homicides and other violent crimes perpetrated by illegal aliens are increasing in his state and a record number of illegal immigrants from Syria, Pakistan and Afghanistan have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border. While the interview addressed the conflict in Gaza between Israel and the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, the subject of illegal aliens pouring over his state’s border became the focus of the discussion.

During CNN’s “State of the Union,” the Texas Republican told host Candy Crowley that his state is experiencing an enormous number of individuals illegally entering the United States from nations suspected of having terrorist ties. He opined that they are a threat to U.S. national security.

Perry also claimed that since 2008, 203,000 illegal aliens have been put in Texas prisons and jails, many of them responsible for about 3,000 homicides and almost 8,000 sexual assaults.

“I wish the President would respect that desire of Texans and the citizens of this country to secure the border,” Perry said. “That’s the real issue here—and one that all too often gets deflected by the conversation about unaccompanied minor children.”

Candy Crowley, who many have accused of being a Democratic Party water carrier, challenged Perry’s number. Crowley said, “Governor, I have to point out that a number of fact checkers has said that 3,000 homicide figure is wildly off.”

Perry asked Crowley, “What are the number of homicides acceptable to those [fact checkers]? How many sexual assaults do we have to have before the president of the United States and [his administration in] Washington, D.C., acts to keep our citizens safe?”

‘You know, what are the number of, I do stand by them, by the way, but that border is not secure, and we see it everyday. Not just in Texas, but I will suggest to you the other 47 contiguous states [have illegal aliens] who are committing crimes against our citizens. It’s time for us to secure that border.”

Later on the same program, Rep. Mike McCaul , R-Texas, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, stated that Iranian terrorists, who are reportedly recruiting and training in South and Central America, are believed to be planning to sneak across the border into the United States. He added that he believes others who wish to harm Americans are planning to breach what little security does exist on America’s porous southern border.

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The Ebola Scaremongers

by Bob Livingston on Monday, August 4th, 2014

This is article 451 of 466 in the topic Government Corruption
The Ebola Scaremongers

THINKSTOCK

Fear is one of the strongest of human emotions. It’s the go-to emotion when the elites want to exert more control or simply to distract your attention.

America is experiencing a mass invasion across the southern border. More than two-thirds of Americans recognize it for what it is: A deliberate attack on the American system orchestrated by President Barack Obama at the behest of the global elite. The globalists have set the world on fire. Gaza, Iraq, Syria, Libya and Iraq are in flames. A lawless President mocks the American people as he “fundamentally transforms” the country. A lawless Congress provides him cover.

Americans are finally showing signs of an awakening. More are coming out of their slumber. Obama’s approval numbers are negative 13.5, according to Real Clear Politics. Congress’ is much worse.

The people recognize their “elected politicians” don’t have their best interests at heart. They serve the money gods and nothing else – the people be damned.

The system is collapsing. The Internet has provided a forum for the truth. The people see past the lies of the elites and their propaganda machine. Pockets of resistance are growing. The Bundy Ranch standoff was a flashpoint.

Ebola! Watch the left hand. Ignore the right.

Alan Grayson, the Marxist Congressman from Florida, has taken on the role of the illusionist. Close the borders, he says. But not the U.S. borders, where all manner of third world diseases, criminals, violent gang members and socialist indoctrinated people are entering the country to be spread far and wide by the criminal President and his criminal regime who are working to transform America into a Third-World backwater.

No. Leave the U.S. borders open. Never mind the people’s wishes. It’s the borders of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone that should be closed.

Ebola! Its only method of human-to-human transmission is direct exposure (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, or contact with environments contaminated with such fluids.

In the entire recorded history of the world there have been 841 confirmed cases and 456 confirmed deaths from Ebola, according to the World Health Organization. To put that in context, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims (falsely) that the flu kills 36,000 Americans annually. WHO claims seasonal flu kills 250,000-500,000 worldwide each year.

Who (or WHO?) has called for a border to be closed for the flu?

By exploiting people’s fear over the mysterious Ebola virus, the elites are seeking to regain control and distract your attention. Crisis governing leads to more control. It’s an old play from an old book. Don’t fall for it.

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The Nexus of Illegal Drugs and Illegal Immigration

by Alan Caruba on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

This is article 82 of 83 in the topic Drug War

By Alan Caruba

All manner of reasons are being offered to explain the influx of thousands of illegal aliens, not the least of which is President Obama’s open invitation to Latin Americans to come here with the promise of becoming citizens at some point. By overloading the southern border, this has opened the doors to criminals and potential terrorists as well.

In March, the Huffington Post took note of the other far lesser known or discussed reason our southern border is so porous. “Americans Spent About A Trillion Dollars on Illegal Drugs in the Last Decade.”  With that kind of money awaiting them, you can be sure that the drug cartels are going to make every effort to satisfy the market.

The article was about a Rand Corporation report by its Drug Policy Research Center as requested by the Office of National Drug Control Policy that tracked total expenditures, consumption, and number of users of marijuana, cocaine (including crack), heroin and methamphetamine. The decade tracked was 2000 to 2010.

Despite federal spending between $40 and $50 billion to fight the war on drugs, “American spending levels on illegal drugs stayed more or less the same.”  RAND drew some of its data from the Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring program, but it is no longer funded by the federal government which, one must assume, leaves it unable to know if the market for illegal drugs has expanded, shrunk or stayed the same.

The news about the illegal immigration from Latin American nations has a side to it that has not received much news coverage. It has to do with the views of four-star Marine Corps General John Kelly who heads the U.S. Military’s Southern Command. In a July 8 essay in the Military Times, “Central America Drug War a Dire Threat to U.S. National Security”, Gen. Kelly noted how the drug cartels have overwhelmed the governments of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, rendering any opposition to them too great a threat.

“Due to the insatiable U.S. demand for drugs, particularly cocaine, heroin and now methamphetamines, all produced in Latin American and smuggled into the U.S.” said Gen. Kelly, they have been left “near broken societies” in which the rule of law has been destroyed. How bad is it? According to the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., applications for asylum in neighboring countries—mostly Mexico and Costa Rica—are up 712%,

Cutting off aid to these countries as has been suggested by some will turn them into entities that are little more than names on a map and increase the distress of their law-abiding populations. Indeed, because so many of them have already come to the U.S., the children arriving here have families waiting for them. Seventy-three percent of the 47,017 minors apprehended at the border were from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. They will stay here to be processed by a system that has not deterred the estimated eleven million illegal aliens already living here.

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Evidence Mounts of a Manufactured Border Crisis

by Roger Aronoff on Saturday, July 19th, 2014

This is article 450 of 464 in the topic Immigration

The situation at America’s southern border is a “manufactured crisis,” one perpetuated—if not started—by the Obama administration. After all, the administration put out an ad in January 2014 asking for contractors to handle an influx of 65,000 children. “The surge to 60,000 or so children seen this year was said to catch many off guard, especially since just 6,500 children entered the U.S. as early as 2011,” reported Pete Kasperowicz for The Blaze. “But [Republican Senator Jeff] Sessions [R-AL] said the advertisement showed that the administration knew the surge would happen.” And in reality, the 60,000 children represent only about 20 percent of the total illegal immigrants who have come into this country since April.

In addition, a series of new revelations this week further demolish the administration’s narrative about whether or not this is, indeed, a manufactured crisis, and if it is being handled responsibly. For example, thanks to a report by Breitbart News, we learned that the Obama administration is using organizations to find prospective foster homes for some of the unaccompanied children coming across the border, and offering to pay the foster parents more than $6,000 per month, tax free, to house them. What could possibly go wrong?

If that doesn’t work out, the federal government has plans for temporary housing at a Texas resort, with tennis courts, swimming pools, a steam room and sauna, all for the bargain rate of $50 million a year. At least they did until the public became aware of it, at which time they thought better of it. As Washington, D.C. radio talk-show host Chris Plante said, maybe they should have thought to offer that first to homeless or disabled vets. Did anyone consider that?

Breitbart also disclosed material in a leaked report from the El Paso Intelligence Center, which combines information from Homeland Security and the Drug Enforcement Administration, among a number of other government agencies. The report states, “Of the 230 total migrants interviewed, 219 cited the primary reason for migrating to the United States was the perception of U.S. immigration laws granting free passes or permisos…” In other words, it isn’t, as the administration and its allies in the media argue, an uptick in violence back home in Central America that is driving this wave of illegal immigrants into this country.

As recently as last year, President Barack Obama and then-Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano assured the American public that the border was secure. “The amount of manpower, technology, everything else that we have put on that border is simply amazing,” Secretary Napolitano told ABC News. “This is not the same border that was.”

“We’re putting mobile surveillance so that we can move around and watch, and we have increased boots on the ground,” she continued.

As for President Obama, he assured the public in 2011 that “Under Secretary Napolitano’s leadership, we have strengthened border security beyond what many believed was possible.”

Both Secretary Napolitano and President Obama attacked border control advocates as just looking to follow an impossible standard. “I suspect there will be those who will try to move the goal posts one more time,” President Obama said in 2011.

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