Texas Republican Greg Abbott Wants To Sue The President
Greg Abbott, the über Christian pro-life right wingnut, is running as the GOP gubernatorial candidate against Democrat Wendy Davis for Texas governor this November. In order to shore up the whacko Republican vote, Abbott is suing President Obama for the crisis at the border. The crisis stemmed from policies introduced under Reagan, whose War on Drugs was an abysmal failure, creating a violent gang culture in Central America.
What ensued this year, especially, was not the border security per se, because these child-refugees voluntarily turned themselves in to border security. Very few actually entered Texas unbeknownst because the border was so secure. Obama has boosted border security and deported so many undocumented immigrants (a record-breaking 409,849 in 2012) that the National Council of La Raza, a leading Hispanic rights organization, has branded him “deporter-in-chief.”
Abbott is preparing to sue the Obama administration to recuperate the money spent by the state dealing with the recent border crisis. The border crisis was not a crisis of security; it was a humanitarian crisis where we were directly responsible for creating refugees suffering terrible violence caused by the War on Drugs. President Obama had absolutely nothing to do with the massive numbers of children seeking asylum in the U.S. Once again, a Republican is ceremoniously wasting taxpayer dollars to throw red meat at Texans suffering from Obama Derangement Syndrome. Sad thing is, it will probably garner the far-right maniac a lot of votes.[su_csky_ad]