President John Kennedy inspired millions of Americans to public service when he urged them in 1960 to,”Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Half a century later, President Obama, in full campaign mode , was all hat and no cattle when he visited El Paso and Austin Tuesday. But the president did not tell Texans what he could do for them. He seemed to be more interested in what Texas could do, not for the country, but for him. Sadly, Barack Obama has clearly demonstrated that he is no John Kennedy.
Obama has refused to issue a disaster declaration for the Lone Star State in the wake of the devastating wildfires that burned more than two million acres of our land, destroyed more than 400 of our homes and took the lives of two of our brave firefighters. While cold to the notion of helping wildfire-weary Texans, Obama in El Paso was all about helping the Democrat Party in a rousing pro-amnesty stump speech about immigration reform in which The Great Uniter mocked Republicans and pandered to illegal aliens. Later in Austin, it was all about wealthy Texas Democrats helping Obama, as the president’s fundraiser took in $2 million for his 2012 campaign. Heck of a deal for Obama. He wouldn’t cough up a dime to help scorched Texans, but he took his $2 million and ran.
Meanwhile, East Texans expressed their opinions about Obama’s idea of immigration reform: