Obama thinks he is clever.
He also thinks that you are stupid.
He always announces the grand gesture, and then there is no follow up. Like his announcement that he was sending 1200 National Guard troops to the border.
That’s way to little to have any effect. So the whole purpose of the announcement was to appear to do something while doing nothing. They will need three shifts, so at any given time, that means there will be another 400 people watching the border.
And it was such an important move, that he did not even tell the governor of Arizona that he was doing it:
The most glaring sign that President Obama’s announcement of border funding and National Guard troops is one big, phony charade? He apparently didn’t even bother to let the governor of besieged Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer, know about it. Via Yahoo News:
The Obama administration plans to announce Tuesday that it will send as many as 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to improve border security, an Arizona congresswoman said.
Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords also said in a statement released Tuesday that President Barack Obama will request $500 million in funding for border security.
Part of Giffords’ district borders Mexico.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s spokesman said the governor hadn’t been told of the move prior to her office being contacted by The Associated Press and had no immediate comment.