Texas on fire, but no emergency declaration?

Ed Morrissey

Over two million acres have been burned in Texas in wildfires that stretch from “border to border.” Two firefighters have already died. The effort to get the fires under control threatens to overwhelm the state, but the Obama administration has thus far refused to declare Texas a federal disaster, a declaration that would allow more resources to flow into the state to fight the fires. How urgent is this for Texans? Rep. Francisco Canseco (R-TX) put together a video demanding action, and Governor Rick Perry tweeted it out last night with this message to his followers :

“Welcome Obama to Texas. Up the pressure on denied disaster relief.”

The article continues at HotAir.com

Meanwhile, Obama is in Texas campaigning for his amnesty-for-illegal-immigrants bill, the DREAM Act.  At Freedom’s Lighthouse, there’s a video you might want to see: Obama Ridicules GOP on Border Security: “Next they will want a moat” with “alligators in the moat.” Can anyone tell this child to grow the @#$% up and drop the snark, please? He is the President…of the United States…of us ALL…

Update: At The Hill, GOP Sen. Rand Paul questions whether White House has ‘enemies list’

…[Sen. Rand] Paul suggested the complaint showed that the White House had an “enemies list” consisting of GOP-leaning, right-to-work states.

“Mr. President, do you have an enemies list? Is this decision based on the fact that South Carolina appears to be a Republican state, has two Republican senators? Is this decision based on the fact that South Carolina is a right-to-work state? Are they on your enemies list?” Paul said…

Update 2: Herman Cain Responds to President Obama’s Border Speech, video at American Power.

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