Jul
10
2014

Barack Obama opines on border crisis… nowhere near where the border crisis actually is.

Not that the news will mention that:

Let me give you some perspective. Eyeballing a map of Texas, the closest border from Austin looks to be Del Rio. That’s reasonable, sure?

Texas

 

And if I am reading this story right, there’s even a refugee facility in Del Rio: so it’s a relevant town for this discussion.  Now, how far is it from Austin to Del Rio?  Well, ask this site and you get 232 miles:

austin-del-rio

So, let me you give some perspective on that: from Washington, DC to New York City, NY is 225 miles.

washington-nyc

So… imagine, for a moment, that Barack Obama had made a speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial – while on his way to a campaign function – about the effects of Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island.  And let us then say that the media had acted as if he had actually physically gone up to NYC to be involved with the situation.  How absurd would the media look right now?

Yes.  Precisely this absurd.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: You know, if the Democrats wanted an elected king so badly, you’d think that they would have had the essential courtesy to anoint a candidate that actually enjoyed meeting with the commoners.

3 Comments

  • qixlqatl says:

    The media doesn’t want a king that enjoys meeting with commoners, they want a king that shares (and thereby justifies) their disdain for them.

  • techsan says:

    A different way to look at it….it’s almost 2 Tennessees away from the border. Texas is a big…just ask any Texan.

  • bensdad00 says:

    It’s worse than that; some of the stories datelined DENVER are headlined “at the border”….which means that by media-logic (haha) the only parts of the US not on the border are a small section of southern Wyoming. Anything further North South East or West and you are within a 10 hour drive of either Canada, Mexico or International Waters.

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