The Land of Obama Make-Believe

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It’s Opposite Day at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, 365 days a year. Even more comically, the ad touted his exemplary ethics record by quoting a moldy three-year-old endorsement from left-leaning Politifact. And as bipartisan Capitol Hill outrage over the half-billion-dollar Solyndra solar stimulus bust mounts, Obama had the nerve to sprinkle his inaugural campaign spot with — wait for it — solar panels.

Instead of supporting new infrastructure jobs in America through an energy independence-enhancing project that has bipartisan legislative support on Capitol Hill, the president flew to Disney World to peddle looser visa restrictions in China and Brazil by executive order. He also will expand the Visa Waiver Program (a security loophole-ridden program that was suspended temporarily after the 9/11 terrorist attacks) to speed foreign travel.

In case anyone needs reminding, it was the relentless drive of the tourism industry and kowtowing State Department bureaucrats that led to the Bush-era Visa Express Program, which relaxed visa policies, eliminated in-person consulate interviews and opened the door to the 9/11 hijackers. Brazil is just the latest base for al-Qaida and other Islamic jihadi groups. It does not consider Hezbollah or Hamas terrorist groups, and it disbanded its anti-terrorism force in 2009.

The Visa Waiver Program and other efforts to expedite the tourist visa process also pose continuing security risks because — as the Government Accountability Office itself admitted last year — there is still no comprehensive, systematic way to track the 70 million-plus foreign visitors who enter the country on tourist and other short-term visas. Indeed, half of the nation’s estimated 20 million illegal aliens are visa overstayers.

How many of the new Disney foreign tourists whom Obama is touting as America’s economic salvation will fail to return to their home countries after their Obama World visas expire? We’ll likely never know. And Team Obama doesn’t care.

In his opening campaign ad salvo, Obama accuses his opponents of being “untethered to facts.” But this is an administration that believes lowering visa standards and risking homeland security to pump up Disney foreign tourism is a better path to economic recovery than supporting direct American job creation and enhancing energy security. Like the Disney characters he posed with this week, our cartoonish president is wholly untethered to reality.

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  • ebonystone

    "… to Manhattan for more high-priced campaign fundraisers charging up to $38,500 per partier."

    $38,500 per guest! And the Dems have the gall to call the Republicans the party of the rich?

    Attention, OWS participants: there's the one per cent you're worked up about — partying with BHO.

    • scum

      Gingrich is worse: he has expensive dinners for (surprisingly gullible) doctors ($5000/plate), in which he hands out meaningless plaques for 'Best Doctor,' signed personally by him. The upshot is that he walks home with about $100,000 cold hard cash. Guess the 1.6 mil he made from Freddie Mac for lobbying (more expensive lunches) wasn't enough to keep him satiated.

      • ebonystone

        I'm no particular fan of Gingrich, but how is $5,000/plate "worse" than $38,500/plate?

  • AJCT

    hypocrite thru and thru

  • Jennifer

    Expect to see
    a bureau of publicity established, administered by cronies of the obamas, and funded by taxpayer dollars, which dollars should instead be spent on securing the borders.

  • scum

    Read the Constitution, Michelle. You'll be hard-pressed to find a passage where it says the President's job is to either create or destroy American jobs. Romney wants to 'create' American jobs (never mind those lost to the expansion of the America's scourge on the world – the 'box store'), but that's not his mandate. Moreover, if he's so wonderful at creating jobs, then stay in the private sector and do it. In answer to 'Jennifer' who wants money to secure the borders, Romney's father George is a Mexican immigrant……..

    • Questions

      Romney Sr. was an Anglo, not an Aztec. He should get first priority. Race does matter.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    And so the Keystone pipeline is stopped by the Keystone Cop…………Obammy
    is afraid of energy prices going down on his Arab cronies………America turning
    the tide of leftist destructive policies and changes of his ruinous presidency being
    abated in any way…..Obama in Disneyland, funny, is he a double for Goofey or
    Dopey?…………………………………………….William

  • Ghostwriter

    You know what they say,a picture is worth a thousand words. And that picture with President Obama standing near Cinderella's castle certainly said a lot.