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May 25, 2010

Racist Tea Bagger Militarizes Border With Mexico


60% national support
for the Arizona approach will do that.

Still, shameless, shameless pandering.

President Barack Obama will send 1,200 National Guard troops to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border, an administration official and an Arizona congresswoman said Tuesday, pre-empting Republican plans to try to force votes on such a deployment.

Obama will also request $500 million for border protection and law enforcement activities, they said.

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.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of a public announcement, disclosed the plans shortly after Obama met at the Capitol with Republican senators who pressed him on immigration issues including the question of sending Guard troops to the border.

Not to be outdone, John "Finish The Dang Fence" McCain had this reaction after hearing from Obama.

I welcome the President's plan but it doesn't go far enough. Clearly we can not rest until we have prevented every last Mexican from coming here illegally. The only way to do that is to nuke Mexico from space, just to be sure.

I may have made that quote up but who is to say?

My guess is this will be cover for the next round of "Let's pass amnesty while pretending to secure the border" but the fact that Obama has to even pretend to care shows how this issue is cutting right now.

As always, the devil will be in the details as far as what these new troops can and can't do but next time someone calls you a racist for wanting to secure the border you can say, "yep, just like Obama!".


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