Greg Abbott Blames Obama For Bullets Hitting El Paso's City Hall

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El Paso City Hall -- in the crosshairs, thanks to Obama
In the ever-escalating battle between Governor Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott to see who can put out the most shameless press releases exploiting the hot-button issue of "protecting our borders," today's A-for-effort goes to Abbott.

Tuesday, bullets that were fired (apparently with very bad aim) in Juarez crossed the border and hit El Paso City Hall, causing no injuries.

This, to Abbott, triggered (ha ha!) a chance to once more blame the federal government (and remind voters who might be interested in Abbott's move to higher office) for all that tidal wave of crime on the border that is evident everywhere but in statistics.
"Dear Mr. President," Abbott wrote in calling for Obama "to make border security your top priority,"

Deadly violence from drug cartels and transnational gangs in Mexico is knocking on the United States' door with ever increasing frequency. Yesterday, gunfire from the cartels pierced that threshold and struck City Hall in El Paso. Fortunately no one was injured or killed. But that good fortune was not the result of effective border control - it was mere luck that the bullets struck buildings rather than bodies.

Luck and good fortune are not effective border enforcement policies. The shocking reality of cross border gunfire proves the cold reality: American lives are at risk.
It gets worse, for those of us here in Texas under the threat of the Brown Menace: "Our state is under constant assault from illegal activity threatening a porous border...Each day that passes increases the likelihood that an American life will be lost because of the federal government's failure to secure the border," Abbott writes.

So hunker down, Texans....from the blizzard of self-serving press releases issuing from Austin.


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Courtney Robertson
Courtney Robertson

"American lives are at risk." And we don't put Mexicans' lives at risk by demanding the products of the cartels? If there were no demand from us, the #1 market in the world for drugs, the drug gangs wouldn't fight so much; 27,000 people would not have died in a war for control of the drug trade.

When businesses from construction to wineries wanted to save money by hiring illegal immigrants, they did. Many citizens did the same. And they prospered. But now it's in fashion to bash immigrants and say they take too much from us. What a selfish nation we can sometimes be.

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