Low Popahirum, National Edition (7-7-14)

“Two years ago, I coined a phrase that stuck. In June of 2012, President Obama suspended the federal government’s immigration law enforcement agreements with the state of Arizona. He did this to retaliate for that state passing a modest law with the aim of getting a handle on the growing chaos on its border with Mexico. Obama was “going Soviet” on Arizona, I wrote, and Rush Limbaugh and others quickly picked up the phrase to describe what was going on. What I meant by “going Soviet” was that Obama was clearly punishing Arizona and singling it out to make an example of it for other states, especially red states.” – Bryan Preston/PJ Media

“In May of 2012 we sent a letter, laid out what was happening with the unaccompanied minors that were showing up at the border, and we told [the administration], we said, ‘if you do not address this, here is what’s going to happen,’ and we’re seeing that become reality today. This is a failure of diplomacy. It is a failure of leadership,” Gov. Rick Perry (R., Texas) said on ABC’s “This Week.” – Washington Free Beacon

“Despite prolonged economic troubles, deep political divisions, headaches abroad, and a sense that the country is on the wrong track, the heartening news this Fourth of July is that a majority of people say they often feel proud to be an American.” – Byron York/Washington Examiner

“I don’t know if we sufficiently understand how weird and strange, how historically unparalleled, this presidency has become.” – Peggy Noonan/WSJ

“Deputy Rudy Trevino was patrolling a park along the Texas-Mexico border when he spied movement in the darkness. Swinging his spotlight toward the motion revealed 14 women and children who had just sneaked across the Rio Grande in a small boat.” – CNS News

“Original documents from one of the biggest intelligence leaks in history — a who’s who of Soviet spying — were released Monday after being held in secret for two decades.” – Fox News

“Fox News reporter Todd Starnes has excellent sources within different areas of the ‘border crisis.’ He adds more evidence to the heaping piles that show this is a Democrat effort to flood the nation with their most favored demographic, and to transform us to a third-world socialist nation in the process.” – Daily Dose

“If you haven’t been paying attention to what’s been going on in Murrieta, California, you need to know that what’s about to go down is bigger than the Cliven Bundy vs. the fed showdown. It’s bigger than pretty much any federal government vs. American citizen showdown fight we’ve seen since Barack Obama took office.” – Liberty News

There’s still the big unanswered question. Who or what is behind this apparent, suddenly-organized effort? After all, extreme poverty and violence have existed in these countries for years. It’s hard to argue that there was a more violent time than when the Medillin drug cartel and Pablo Escobar ruled Colombia in the 1980′s, yet were there similar reports of a giant influx of unaccompanied Colombian children at the border? The violence in some Mexican cities, such as Juarez, has reached a peak this decade–yet Mexico isn’t on the list of the top three countries sending unaccompanied children into the U.S. And the number of Mexican children coming into the U.S. illegally–while above 10,000–isn’t reported to have surged in the same fashion as it has from three Central American nations.” – Sharyl Attkisson

“‘Meet the Press’ host David Gregory had a simple question for Department of Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson: Do the children flooding the U.S. border need to be deported? What followed was a testy exchange between Gregory and Johnson. “I’m trying to get an answer,” Gregory said at one point. He eventually moved on, but not without first pinning Johnson for issuing a ‘very careful’ response.” – Daily Signal

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