OK, so by now, everyone has seen Obama’s comment about how he wasn’t interested in photo ops along the Texas border with Mexico. And, of course, everyone knows that’s a crock. I note McPhillips on Facebook saying so. I also note Limbaugh saying….

nothing but photo-ops.  Says he’s not interested in photo-ops?  That’s all he does, photo-ops on the golf course.  This is a guy who dressed a bunch of people in white lab coats for a press conference in the Rose Garden to make ’em look like doctors so that he could persuade people that doctors supported Obamacare.  Remember that?  They had a casting call and then they had a wardrobe call ’cause some doctors showed up that weren’t wearing the lab coats so the White House had to scramble, get some white lab Coats to put on.  Photo-op!

This guy is nothing but photo-ops, photo-ops with kids, photo-ops that illustrate that he’s not governing, that he’s removed, the Limbaugh Theorem aspect.  The photo-op, the series of photo-ops are crucial to Obama in presenting the image.  Everything he’s been doing the last month, you almost could call it a photo-op tour.  I was thinking when I heard this sound bite today, what has Obama ever done that’s not a photo-op?

Now, it could easily be said that this comment from Obama was Sour Grapes, given the rebuff from Rick Perry. But I wonder if it doesn’t go deeper than that. There is no doubt in my mind, that Obama is all about Photo ops… but there is something deeper than getting the brush off by Perry that’s driving Obama, here.

It is my view that there is a fear on the part of the Democrats, particularly the White House, that Obama should not get too out front on the issue at the border… and I think it a mixture of two reasons.

1. Obama, for his part, doesn’t really want the problem solved, save by making the illegals, legal…. and thereby bringing in a new block of Democrat voters.

2. The Democrats don’t want Obama too associated with the Obama-made crisis, lest they own the problem in the public eye, and thereby have even larger problems in the next few elections.

The result is for the moment, that Obama is staying as much out of the light as possible on this issue.

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  1. EricFlorack