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Obama Mocks Republicans On Immigration

From a surprisingly critical Associated Press:

Obama mocks Republican position on immigration

By Darlene Superville And Erica Werner, Associated Press Tue May 10, 201

EL PASO, Texas – In search of Hispanic votes and a long-shot immigration overhaul, President Barack Obama on Tuesday stood at the U.S.-Mexico border for the first time since winning the White House and declared it more secure than ever. He mocked Republican lawmakers for blocking immigration over border security alone, saying they won’t be happy until they get a moat with alligators along the border.

"They’ll never be satisfied," he said.

It takes some pretty serious mocking to get the Associated Press to notice.

Stymied by both chambers of Congress, the president ditched lawmakers in favor of voters who might pressure them, making an appeal to the public on a hot and dusty day far outside Washington. He told a friendly El Paso crowd that it’s up to them to tell Congress to pass legislation providing a pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants.

The approach also allowed the president to make clear that it’s Republicans — not him — standing in the way of immigration legislation

Never mind that Mr. Obama did nothing about these issues when Democrats held super majorities in both houses of Congress.

"I am asking you to add your voices to this," Obama said. "We need Washington to know that there is a movement for reform gathering strength from coast to coast. That’s how we’ll get this done."

In other words, Mr. Obama is calling out his illegal alien/union goon ‘posse.’ He wants rioting in the streets. This is his idea of how democracy works. In truth, it is how mobocracy works.

Countering Republican calls to focus on border security before moving to a comprehensive overhaul, Obama boasted of increasing Border Patrol agents, nearing completion of a border fence and screening more cargo, among other steps.

"We have gone above and beyond what was requested by the very Republicans who said they supported broader reform as long as we got serious about enforcement," Obama said.

Mr. Obama is a liar.

"But even though we’ve answered these concerns, I gotta say I suspect there are still going to be some who are trying to move the goal posts on us one more time."

"Maybe they’ll need a moat," he said derisively to laughter from the crowd. "Maybe they’ll want alligators in the moat."

"The question is whether those in Congress who previously walked away in the name of enforcement are now ready to come back to the table and finish the work we’ve started," he said.

Notice how Mr. Obama constantly calls for a serious discussion on immigration reform, but then he mocks and vilifies his enemies opponents in the next breath.

It is a waste of time to try to have a serious discussion with a petulant, arrogant teenager.

Obama also tailored his argument to the times, making his case for immigration reform in newly sharpened economic terms. He said the middle class would benefit from bringing illegal immigrants out of an underground economy and drawing on the abilities of immigrants educated at American universities

What is the Spanish word for ‘bullshit’?

Politically, Obama sought to have it both ways.

He said he would lead a "constructive and civil debate" on the issue but publicly questioned the motives of Republicans and their ability to keep their word.

Again, Mr. Obama’s hypocrisy is so outrageous that even the AP noticed it.

And it remained unclear how mocking Republican calls for border security would get Obama any closer to his goal of bipartisan legislation

This speech had nothing to do with getting any legislation passed, and everything to do with demonizing his ‘enemies.’ Which is what Saul Alinsky educated community organizers do.

The trip had a more overtly political component too. From El Paso, the president headed to the relatively liberal bastion of Austin to raise money for the Democratic National Committee at two events. A total of about 800 people paid $44 to $35,800 to attend.

This was Mr. Obama’s fifth fundraiser in four weeks. And yet he constantly lectures the rest of us on the need to get serious about the problems facing the country.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

20 Responses to “Obama Mocks Republicans On Immigration”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Catering to the “Illegal” vote so early in the process.
    A new low, even for the dingleBarry.
    Are cemeteries next …….. Getting out the Chicago dead vote?

    • retire05 says:

      Obama’s El Paso speech was so full of lies and incorrect innuendos I don’t know where to begin, but here goes:

      Let’s take border patrol numbers first:
      According to Steven Cribby, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, on April 9, 2011, there was 20,745 border patrol agents. Of that number, those assigned to the southern border totalled 17,659. Now, remember that 17,659 number.

      In a March, 2010 report by the Congressional Research Service, the number of bp agents assigned to the southern border was 3,555 in 1992, doubled by Clinton to 8,580 in 2000, and doubled again by President Bush to 20,119 at the end of FY2009 (Sept. 2009). Now remember, the fiscal budget for 2009 was the last budget signed by President Bush. So from Sept. 2009, the 20,119 bp agents assigned to the southern border under Bush has been reduced by 2,460. And if you take the number of total agents on 4-9-2011 of 20,745 we have seen an increase of only 630 agents over the total number of agents at the southern border in Sept. 2009. Obama is a liar that “we” have contined to increase the number of bp agents under his direction.

      Now, let’s take the Hispanic vote that Obama was pandering to: most border counties in Texas are primarily Hispanic. These are the very people that are suffering the most from illegal immigrantion. Drive-by shootings, murders, rapes, drug deals gone bad, kidnappings, mostly in Hispanic neighborhoods. These Hispanics understand that the same bullets fired from the Mexico side of the border that hit the El Paso City Hall could also hit their kids playing in the yards of their homes.

      Also, look at any video of the crowd in El Paso; mostly lily white, with a sprinkling of Hispanic Democrats, probably out of El Paso City Hall.

      So we move on to Obama’s meet and greets in Austin: the cost for attendence was $1000.00 but to make it look more diverse, students at the University of Texas (the most liberal university in Texas) were offered tickets for $44.00. Move on to the dinner held for Obama; cost? $38,500 per person or $50K per couple. One of the attendees was Ann Richard’s daughter who now heads Planned Parenthood at a pay check of over $500K per year. Nice to know that our tax dollars going to PP is allowing her to attend a $38,500 dinner. Also, Obama told the crowd that he wants to raise the taxes on the top 2% wage earners, who are clearly the people in attendance. What kind of idiot pays $38,500 to have dinner with a guy that tells you he is going to raise your taxes?

      But, not wanting a crisis (Obama’s visit) to go to waste, on the same day, the Texas Congress passed a law making sanctuary cities in Texas illegal. The bill even gives our AG the ability to drag into court the asses of those elected officials who refuse to enforce state, and federal, immigration laws.

      Who says we Texans don’t have a sense of humor?

  2. dasher says:

    The Spanish word for “bullshit” is mierda, I believe. Keep up the great work.

  3. Petronius says:

    When I was a boy there was this comic book cowboy hero of B-westerns named Lash LaRue. He dressed in black and went around carrying an enormous bull whip that he used to disarm and hog-tie villains. One flick of his wrist and –– whip-snap! –– the bad guy was finished. And that was it; that was the whole deal with Lash LaRue : black clothes, big whip, and a whip-snap. That was all you got for your dime.

    Lash LaRue was so crass and over-the-top that, even as a boy, I couldn’t accept the character as worthy of my attention. To me, Lash was just too silly and infantile. After all, who walks around dressed in black with a bull whip? Yet many of my playmates were crazy about the guy, and couldn’t wait for the Saturday matinee. I never understood their point of view.

    In some ways Nerobama reminds me of Lash LaRue. He’s a kind of comic book character with a one-dimensional persona –– although he is incompetent at almost everything else, he is expert at lashing out his tongue with force and finesse, forever scolding the villainous George Bush, the Republicans, and the rest of us, his “enemies.” He sets up strawmen and –– whip-snap! –– he slaps them down with one flick of his tongue.

    The media mind-molders have done a great job selling this guy to the public. Mesmerized by talking heads, the American people have immersed themselves in a political pop culture of unprecedented danger, decadence, and mindless depravity. And half the people love it. They eat it right up with a spoon.

    Go figure.

    • proreason says:

      yeh, the half that figgers it has more to gain from government largesse than lose.

      the half with half life brains.

      the half too stoned to clean themselves.

      the half willing to sell their children for the next high.

      the half that can’t read the prescription bottle.

      the half too stupid to know what serfdom is and that it is the natural state for people like them.

  4. Mithrandir says:

    SAUL ALINSKY once again in force, use mockery as a weapon.

    ~Scratch your face with your middle finger.
    ~Have your minions run 24/7 mockery of opposition.
    ~At media dinner, instead of getting roasted, have comedians mock your enemies.
    ~In important issues, mock your enemy.

    You better read RULES FOR RADICALS before 2012!

  5. pilgrim1949 says:

    A moat, you say? Well, if we allocate the funds and start digging now we can….

    Wait a minute! Look, off in the distance, at our Southern border, glistening and reflecting the sun’s rays! Can it be what I think it is? It looks almost…..liquid….

    It’s the Rio Grande — BTW, Mr. Presbo, I think that’s Spanish for “moat-sans-alligators”…

    Don’t any of this intellectual giant’s speechwriters even know basic geography? Sheeeeesh…… What a bunch of preening, self-important, arrogant morons.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      What do the idiot stooges care?
      They are off to drum up the dead vote.

    • Petronius says:

      “glistening and reflecting the sun’s rays….”

      Are you sure that’s not a pair of glistening pectorals?

    • Mithrandir says:

      We wouldn’t need a moat or alligators if the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DID THEIR D*MN JOBS!

      Their #1 obligation is to protect the citizens….that is what we are paying them for, and electing them to do….negligent jerks!

  6. tranquil.night says:

    This isn’t going anywhere legislatively, though I wouldn’t doubt that they’ll keep mainstreaming the issue until election day.

    It’s because he’s specifically out to stoke and capitalize on racial/class divides, not heal or solve them. Like inviting Common to the White House: Sean twists himself into knots asking ‘why’ every time Spike hooks up with racist/inflammatory figures. Well, Spike loves it. He loves it that he can distract and throw you off topic/message for days or a week by race baiting.

    Because no matter how rationally you try and deal with it, Spike knows that you’re going to end up exciting and stoking people that just don’t look at it rationally, and you’re going to incite them against yourself when you’re doing nothing wrong but noting the pattern of Spike’s behavior.

    Very sinister, because he thinks this is an Ace card that we don’t have the moves to Trump. We might be able to Cain, West or Rubio it though; that’s where the playing field is finally starting to even out for us and we got some real opportunities for messaging.

  7. artboyusa says:

    “They’ll never be satisfied…” untrue! I’ll be satisfied when we have managed immigration and we allow in people who can contribute to our country and who want to be Americans and we keep out those who can’t, won’t and don’t.

    I’ll be satisfied when we stop acting as an enabler for Mexico to continuing refusing to fix its broken society. That should be a rich country and its not; they need to work on why.

    I’ll be satisfied when politicians stop lying about their intentions and admit they’d quite like 11 million “new Americans”, so they can lock up 11 million grateful votes for the Party of the Burro (33 million if they’re registered through ACORN).

    I’ll be satisfied when certain people stop trying to label us as racist monsters just because we think national borders ought to mean something.

    I’l be satisfied when Americans recognize that their drug use contributes to the destruction of Mexican society and, ultimately, our own. Lay off the weed or grow your own, stoner dudes!

  8. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Always remember that sophomores like chairman Obie will tell you what he really thinks of anything by his smart-ass remarks. While he thinks he’s being quite clever, he is really revealing his innermost insecurities.

    Eventually, there will be someone or ones to bring him down….probably by using his own words against him. It’s just that it’s been stacking up for some time now and there’s no shortage of things he’s said that quite literally impeach him.

  9. JohnMG says:

    ……”What is the Spanish word for ‘bullshit’?

    Uhhhhh………five letter word beginning with……? __b__m__ Anybody wanna buy a vowel?

    • canary says:

      gilipollez (sp), pendejada (lat) according to “teach me” site.
      Might come in handy John, as most foreigners that don’t speak English will eagerly nod their heads up and down yes to anything you say to them. You have to ask questions which require a long answer to not waste time or hire someone who really knows how to do the job.

    • DW says:

      “To call bullshit in Spanish, please press ‘1’…To call bull….”

  10. Chrispbass says:

    This really is the most transparent administration ever.

  11. canary says:

    ABC-7: 200 Protesters Wait For President Obama Outside Chamizal National Park

    Jennifer Myers May 10, 2011

    EL PASO, Texas — Almost 200 protesters gathered along Paisano Drive, just outside the north entrance to Chamizal National Park, hoping to catch a glimpse of President Barack Obama before his speech Tuesday afternoon.

    They held up countless signs and chanted their concerns on more than a dozen topics from immigration reform and gas prices to accusations of police and military corruption.

    Tension built as police blocked off Paisano Drive, where the protesters were waiting, signs in hand, assuming that the closed roads were for the president’s travel from Fort Bliss.

    “He’s coming soon; I can feel it!” said one woman who wanted to remain anonymous.

    Unfortunately, the president used the south entrance on the other side of the park, leaving the protesters upset and disappointed.

    “I just wanted to see his car passing by and take a pictures, but I didn’t even get that,” said Darlene Rivera. “I’m not voting for him after this.”


    ~~”He’s coming soon; I can feel it!” said one woman who wanted to remain anonymous.~~

    ~~”I just wanted to see his car passing by and take a pictures, but I didn’t even get that,” said Darlene Rivera. “I’m not voting for him after this.”~~

    This is hopeful.


    News 9: President’s Speech Met with Protests

    By Stephania Jimenez – Reporter
    May 10, 2011

    EL PASO – Not everybody was excited to see the president, today.

    Protesters from almost every cause under the sun showed up. Some included: pro-life groups, tea party supporters, and people who wanted better health care for the disabled.

    However, most protesters were pushing for immigration reform.


  12. Not so fast says:

    I think this is reflective of Obama’s internal polling data. He’s in BIG trouble. I’ve heard that even though the Hispanic community may be illiterate they are not stupid. They are wondering aloud why the Marxist Muslim didn’t get Immigration Reform through when he had the supermajority. He took care of the Homosexuals and Wall Street insiders but not the Hispanics. If Barack is going to do it by executive fiat, why this chest thumping of finally going to get it through Congress when he knows he doesn’t have a chance. Let’s see if the Latino’s can be fooled twice, I’m thinking maybe not. The internal polling is telling them they might be sitting this election cycle out.

  13. BigOil says:

    My personal favorite lie in this most recent batch was “we’ve neared completion of the border fence”. Our border fence is the modern-day equivalent to the Maginot line. Invading forces always seem to find a way.

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