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Bryan Preston


November 6, 2013 - 7:37 am

Tuesday, President Obama’s online troops urged Illinois voters to get out and vote even though there was no election in taking place in Illinois.

That gaffe could be blamed on his staff. The email had Obama’s name on it, but no one believes that he actually wrote it and hit the “Send” button.

Today, President Obama is doing something even more useless than that.

He is in Dallas, where he will urge Gov. Rick Perry to expand Medicaid for the sake of Obamacare.

Obamacare isn’t popular in Texas. Perry has consistently opposed it, as has every other elected statewide official in Texas. Attorney General Greg Abbott joined the lawsuit to block Obamacare. Now he’s the frontrunner for governor. Sen. Ted Cruz waged a 21-hour speaking war to get it defunded. That made him a folk hero here.

But supposing that Perry even wants to expand Medicaid to boost Obamacare. He doesn’t, but suppose for the sake of whatever that he does.

Even if Perry wants to, the fact is, he can’t.

The Texas legislature has to vote on that, and it is not in session. Its 2013 session ended weeks ago. It won’t be back into session until 2015.

By the time the legislature can vote on what Obama wants, Rick Perry won’t even be the governor anymore.

Therefore President Obama is just wasting everyone’s time goading Gov. Perry into doing something that he would never do, and cannot by law do even if he wanted to.

Did none of the president’s handlers ever bother to check on any of this? Does the famously brilliant president ever stop to ask a single question about anything that he does, anyplace he goes, or any speech that he gives?

More: A word from the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Bryan, smell the coffee! Bam is a crooked, shifty Chicago pol, surrounded by other even shiftier and more crooked anti-Americans. There is/are political reason for Bam to come to Texas.
I have no idea what they are but a guy that mendacious has a reason. Were I he, I'd be making video tapes with Wendy Davis for her campaign for governor (to replace Perry, who will not run again) in 2014. How about tapes or speeches with illegal aliens for some sort of diversionary immigration campaign?
Don't know why he's in Texas but it's for a good (at least, to him) reason.
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I bring a story, point out some things about it that you might not have considered, but I need to wake up. I guess I'm just a big ol' dummy, huh. Some days...

By the way, Davis is very unlikely to appear anywhere with him. Ask Chet Edwards why.
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Yeah, Yeah, you're falling right into his trap. You are looking at his left hand, while he is putting a knife in someone's back with his right hand; he is the master of misdirection. He is in Texas with a purpose, even if it is not obvious. And I never believe what they say anyway. The left has Texas square in its crosshairs and it will not rest until they have overrun Texas the same way they overran VA. Do not doubt this.....
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all alinsky, all the time
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He wants what he wants, and that pesky reality thingy shall not be allowed to intrude. It is a show for the LIV, and that is the start and the end of it, he is the omega man in that sense.
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