Is Obama Trying to Turn the Border into the Next ‘Third Rail’?

Posted on November 14, 2010


If President Obama and his remaining Democratic allies get their way, border security may become a new third rail of American politics. He surely won’t touch it except to use it as a wedge issue, and if state governments take any action to deal with it, he has shown that he’ll use the full power of the federal government to compel them to stop. That’s what the Justice Department’s lawsuit against Arizona is all about. If Republicans speak out on the issue, the Democrats will slap them with the “racist” canard, with Obama himself leading the way. And this is in spite of the fact that the border is a national security problem.

It’s life and death issue because while Washington plays politics there is a very bloody war raging in northern Mexico, right across the Texas-Mexico border. The latest: According to the Brownsville (TX) Herald, city residents are still on edge a few days after a major street battle in Matamoros left 47 dead.

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