During the Sunday morning news shows, several Republican lawmakers blasted President Barack Obama for being "AWOL" on the illegal alien crisis or for attending numerous fundraising events as if he were still back in Chicago organizing members of the community to seek empowerment and political advantage.
"As I watched the guests on "Fox News Sunday," "Meet the Press" and other news shows, it was basically the same message: Obama is MIA -- missing in action -- and appears to be disinterested in his roles as President of the United States and the Commander in Chief of U.S. Armed Forces," claims political strategist Michael Baker.
"It's become a cliche already, but always worth repeating: This is what happens when Americans elect a community organizer instead of a Commander in Chief.
For example, the new House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., the highest ranking so-called Tea Party candidate to win a congressional seat, during his interview with Fox News anchorman Chris Wallace blamed President Obama for the ongoing border crisis and the flood of illegal alien children from Central America crossing the Mexico-Texas border.
"The President has been awol on this," Scalise, said on "Fox News Sunday." "Ultimately, this is the president's responsibility."
Scalise is a co-sponsor of the English Language Unity Act, H.R. 997 which would make English the official language of the United States. Scalise is working to cut off taxpayer funded benefits for illegal immigrants, and is an original co-sponsor of legislation that would end birthright citizenship, the Birthright Citizenship Act, H.R. 140.
"The president seems to have a lot of time to [attend] fundraisers, but no time to secure the border. He wants to sit back and play politics but hasn't had time to come and sit down with Congress," Scalise said of Obama's recent fundraising events for the upcoming 2014 election cycle in which the control of the Senate may switch hands and give the GOP majorities in both houses of Congress.
To protect the United States against terrorist attacks, Congressman Scalise also believes Obama must protect our borders and beef-up security at U.S. ports and entry points.
On CNN's "State of the Union" with Candy Crowley, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., complained about Obama failing to be actively involved in foreign policy and the role of the U.S. as a world leader especially with the violence occurring in Ukraine, Libya, Iraq, Israel, Syria and other hotspots in the world.
Meanwhile, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., the former chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, characterized President Obama's decision to attend so many fundraisers as being "disgraceful."
"That's absolutely disgraceful for the president of the United States” to be at so many fundraisers when our nation is faced with so many crises and problems, according to the outspoken King, who rarely pulls his punches in the political ring.
In fact, King even brought up the Benghazi scandal that's been simmering on the back-burner waiting for the House Select Committee to begin its investigation under the chairmanship of Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.
"Again, Benghazi... out to Las Vegas to raise money after the Americans are killed in Benghazi," King said. "It's a failure of leadership... any president can make a mistake, but this is a pattern. It's a pattern [in which] in times of crisis he seems to just zone out."