The Campaign Spot

On Border-Security Pledge, Expiration Date Achieved

Then-candidate Obama, discussing the need for border security, speaking in Miami on May 23, 2008:

We need tougher border security, and a renewed focus on busting up gangs and traffickers crossing our border. . . . That begins at home, with comprehensive immigration reform. That means securing our border and passing tough employer enforcement laws.

The news, today:

The Obama administration will halt new work on a “virtual fence” on the U.S.-Mexican border, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Tuesday, diverting $50 million in planned economic stimulus funds for the project to other purposes.

As I, and many others, have said for several years now: All statements from Barack Obama come with an expiration date. All of them.