Rick Perry And Sean Hannity Are Currently Patrolling The Border On A Boat With A Machine Gun

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Conservatives have spent the last few days criticizing President Barack Obama for the fact that he declined to visit the U.S.-Mexico border during his trip to Texas. Not missing a chance to attempt to embarrass the president, Texas Governor Rick Perry grabbed his friend Fox News host Sean Hannity, jumped on the nearest military-grade boat, and had his picture taken.

Oh boy.

Hannity and Perry seem to have mistaken an influx of unaccompanied children as a military invasion force. Hannity in particular doesn’t seem able to contain his excite over being near a machine gun, tweeting several pictures that are just ammunition or the guns themselves.

What do they plan on doing with those guns? The kids are not dangerous, nor are they seeking to evade the American Border Patrol.

By all accounts, most of the children simply get across the Rio Grande and then find the nearest American to turn themselves in. They don’t know what else to do and they assume the Americans will help them.

Perry doesn’t seem to care. His plan is to send 1,000 Texas National Guard troops onto the border despite having absolutely no idea how that will help.

The fact that he thinks a boat armed with a machine gun looks like he’s helping further displays how ignorant Perry is about the crisis in Texas. Again, unless he plans on shooting these kids as they attempt to cross, the machine guns are nothing but props to make conservatives salivate.

One way Perry could have helped the kids and strengthened the borders was to support the immigration overhaul Republicans in Congress recently killed. Of course, Perry didn’t. That would have gone a long way to actually addressing the problem. But on the other hand, Perry wouldn’t be able to ride alongside a .50 caliber machine gun then, would he?