Rick Perry Sourpuss Photo with Obama Draws Laughs

    July 9, 2014
    Mike Tuttle
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Given all the uproar lately about President Obama’s DACA memorandum and the immigration battle that it has spawned, the president’s recent visit to Texas to pow-wow with Governor Rick Perry would be expected to be a tense meeting.

“It’s not that people are evading our enforcement officials,” President Obama explained about the illegal immigration crisis along the U.S. southern border, “the issue is that we’re apprehending them in large numbers. And we’re working to make sure that we have sufficient facilities to detain, house, and process them appropriately, while attending to unaccompanied children with the care and compassion that they deserve while they are in our custody.”

The immigration crisis is such a hot button issue that a few, but certainly not all, Republicans are grumbling for Obama’s impeachment.

So, when President Obama landed in Dallas for a pair of meetings with Governor Perry, it was presumed that there might be some animosity in the air. Some predicted that it might be similar to Arizona governor Jan Brewer’s infamous finger-wagging encounter with the president when he landed in her state.

After their meeting, Perry said, “Five hundred miles south of here in the Rio Grande Valley, there is a humanitarian crisis unfolding that has been created by bad public policy, in particular the failure to secure the border. Securing the border is attainable, and the president needs to commit the resources necessary to get this done.”

But the biggest news to come out of the meeting was a photo.

Right now, it is not clear why everyone in the room is laughing, but Governor Perry look like he just got pranked with a Dutch oven. As would be expected, how you interpret the picture depends on which side of the aisle your politics falls.

Governor Perry had previously declined to meet President Obama as he landed in Texas, but ended up greeting him with a handshake on the tarmac in Dallas.

Image via YouTube

  • armadilloranch75418

    My God in Heaven. I just thought people saying Obama was psychotic were being funny. Seems they were right – the President has a screw (or 2) loose.

  • Disgusted demo

    I’m very sad and disappointed with the media, Obama and his administration; is this picture in any way helping our border crossing crisis? No! It makes Obama look like a buffoon making light of a terrible burden placed on tax payers. Any other American president would visit the border and have a first hand look at this problem. His priorities are poking funnies and fund raising. Sad time for America and problems keep mounting.

  • ClayManBob

    What I find most telling is that all of the Obama haters immediately mock him because of the picture. Until it’s known what was actually SAID at the meeting that produced the reactions shown, I will do as I always do, wait until the FACTS are in before forming an opinion. If the mockery is deserved, so be it. But if not, so be that also.