After President Obama appeared on The View today, Sarah Palin took to her Twitter account to criticize Obama for ignoring national security and instead chatting on daytime TV, “President w/no time to visit porous US/Mexican border to offer help to those risking life to secure us,but lotso’ time to chat on The View?”
In a couple of hit and run attacks on Obama via Twitter, Palin said, “I’m headed to border in near future… let’s see how quickly his travel schedule will allow that border visit after all. President w/no time to visit porous US/Mexican border to offer help to those risking life to secure us,but lotso’ time to chat on The View.”
In order to understand the degree of brainless hypocrisy in Sarah Palin’s Tweets you must remember that the same woman who is criticizing the President for doing an interview on The View is starring in her own reality TV show on TLC. Palin does not seem to understand the difference between a taped interview, which was shot yesterday, and national security, which Obama’s appearance on The View had nothing to do with.
Wow, so Palin is visiting the border. Gee, that’s great. Now she just needs to come with an immigration policy. Her current policy on immigration as she described it to Bill O’Reilly earlier this month is, “whatever it takes.” Her entire policy is whatever it takes. Yet she insists on pretending like she is acting presidential because she is going to run down to the Mexican border and pose for a photo-op, which will most likely be used in the next SarahPAC direct mailer.
The notion that Obama somehow does not care about national security, and you can argue until the cows come home over whether or not immigration is a national security issue, because he went on The View is preposterous. Much like the rest of the Right, Palin is so desperate to attack Obama that has a blind spot when it comes to her own hypocrisy. Obama’s appearance on The View had nothing to do with immigration. America is no less safe because Obama went on The View. Unlike Palin, Obama wasn’t afraid to go on The View, and unlike Palin, Obama actually offers solutions to the nation’s problems, as opposed to the empty nonsensical rhetoric of Sarah Palin.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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