Plouffe: Oh, no, the immigration announcement wasn’t political

posted at 9:21 am on June 18, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

While I was traveling back from the Right Online conference in Las Vegas yesterday, I saw a number of Twitter reactions to David Plouffe’s appearance on CNN’s State of the Union yesterday, and none of them particularly complimentary.  Candy Crowley grilled Plouffe on the rule change at the Department of Homeland Security that curtails deportations and makes work permits available to illegal immigrants, perhaps as many as 800,000 to 1.2 million work-age potential applicants.  Given that Barack Obama had three and a half years to do this, and had control of Congress for the first two years of his presidency, Candy Crowley asked, isn’t the timing of this announcement just a wee bit political?  Plouffe insists that politics has nothing to do with it, and Crowley isn’t buying it:

Less than 24 hours later, the New York Times reports that it’s entirely political, despite what Plouffe protested yesterday:

President Obama decided last week on a major policy shift to stop deportations of young illegal immigrants after administration officials saw that he was losing the initiative to Republicans on an issue he had long championed and that he was alienating the Latino voters who may be pivotal to his re-election bid.

In recent weeks, the White House faced intense pressure from some of its closest allies — their voices often raised in frustration — to provide some relief for immigrant communities. The urging came from Harry Reid of Nevada and Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, the top two Democrats in the Senate, and the Hispanic caucus in the House of Representatives, as well as Latino and immigrant leaders across the country.

Bleak figures reported early this month by the Department of Homeland Security showed that a yearlong program designed to shift enforcement away from illegal immigrants who pose no security risk was not producing results, with only about 500 young students nationwide spared from deportation.

And last week, students without immigration papers started a campaign of sit-ins and hunger strikes at Obama campaign offices in more than a dozen cities, saying that despite his promises, the president was continuing to deport immigrants like them.

After three years of record deportation numbers and cautious moves on other immigration policies, Mr. Obama finally used his executive authority in a sweeping way that surprised even his supporters, ending deportations for at least 800,000 immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally when they were children.

In other words, there was no other reason for this announcement other than electoral politics.  Furthermore, it’s not even a move that buys Obama anything, especially not in the long run.  He issued the rule change (not an EO as some are stating) in order to keep his base of Hispanic voters from eroding any further.  That may work for a few weeks, but if jobs don’t return and these permits dump a bunch of new workers into the system, even the topline, nominal jobless rate will shoot up, which has been artificially lowered by the exodus of workers from the workforce.  The addition of 1.2 million workers is roughly the same amount that population growth adds in about 10-12 months on its own in the US, and now instead of needing to add 125,000 jobs per month just to keep from falling further behind, we’ll need to add somewhere around 200,000 a month for the next year or so.


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No. It was tyrannical.

Rixon on June 18, 2012 at 9:23 AM

If insulting our intelligence was an Olympic event these people would be gold medal winners easily!

gsherin on June 18, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Plouffe insists that politics has nothing to do with it

Man up, boy. Don’t be so ashamed of everything you think and do. In case you are, maybe it’s time to do and think different things.

I still think plouffe is French for fart.

MNHawk on June 18, 2012 at 9:25 AM

The lies are not only transparent, they are now incredibly weak.

Utterly pathetic.

rbj on June 18, 2012 at 9:27 AM

I saw Plouffe on Fox News Sunday. He is a lying sack of “something.” A perfect representative of his jug-eared Kenyan boss.

Happy Nomad on June 18, 2012 at 9:28 AM

and now instead of needing to add 125,000 jobs per month just to keep from falling further behind, we’ll need to add somewhere around 200,000 a month for the next year or so.

I got this crazy idea that we won’t be meeting those lofty goals. In fact I won’t be shocked if June or July is a negative number.

gsherin on June 18, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Isn’t it creepy how easy these people can lie.

gophergirl on June 18, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Baghdad Bob lives!

petefrt on June 18, 2012 at 9:30 AM

This little ploy isn’t going over too well,imagine that.

docflash on June 18, 2012 at 9:31 AM

So now the law is what Obama says it is? This encourages flouting of all laws. If Obama can ignore or bypass laws, why shouldn’t we? (See also the liberal Supreme Court justices who don’t support the Constitution, the basis for all laws)

Paul-Cincy on June 18, 2012 at 9:31 AM

I saw Plouffe on Fox News Sunday. He is a lying sack of “something.” A perfect representative of his jug-eared Kenyan boss.

Happy Nomad on June 18, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Yeah, that was a bad interview. Props to Chris Wallace for holding his feet to the fire. Poof is like a male Debbie What-a-dumb Schmuck. Nothing but endless filibustering, contradictory statements, and talking points.

Doughboy on June 18, 2012 at 9:32 AM

…and the only venues available for Obama to speak, happen to be in swing states. It’s not political.

RBMN on June 18, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Good grief. Why not just a throwaway line like, “good policy is good politics”? What’s the point in lying if there is zero chance anyone will believe it?

The Count on June 18, 2012 at 9:33 AM

David Puff is so sincere and believable. I think the NY Times is way off base in their analysis.

Naturally Curly on June 18, 2012 at 9:33 AM

I saw Plouffe on Fox News Sunday. He is a lying sack of “something.” A perfect representative of his jug-eared Kenyan boss.

Happy Nomad on June 18, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Man, I didn’t know you could hear me yelling at my TV…

lovingmyUSA on June 18, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Guess we’ll be sued for damages and re-entry by the illegals deported in the past year, if any.

tomg51 on June 18, 2012 at 9:35 AM

So now the law is what Obama says it is? This encourages flouting of all laws. If Obama can ignore or bypass laws, why shouldn’t we? (See also the liberal Supreme Court justices who don’t support the Constitution, the basis for all laws)

Paul-Cincy on June 18, 2012 at 9:31 AM

I’m kind of hoping President Romney makes all of his controversial cabinet appointments over a weekend after declaring those to be invalid proforma sessions.

The Count on June 18, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Hmmmm – backfiring already?

A bunch of suuuppeeerrr geniuses in that campaign, eh?

Can’t wait for the SCOTUS smackdown on O’ButtheadCare this week.

More popcorn please.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on June 18, 2012 at 9:35 AM

What Plouffe should say: “I’m shocked, shocked that in between rounds of golf Obama makes decisions that are solely for his electoral benefit.”

Plouffe deserves a Captain Renault award and a jail term.

Gladtobehere on June 18, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Candy Crowley grilled Plouffe on the rule change…

I’m starting to like Candy better, although I’m sure I’m deluding myself.

KS Rex on June 18, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Yeah, that was a bad interview. Props to Chris Wallace for holding his feet to the fire. Poof is like a male Debbie What-a-dumb Schmuck. Nothing but endless filibustering, contradictory statements, and talking points.

Doughboy on June 18, 2012 at 9:32 AM

I especially loved the way we are supposed to believe that appointing a couple of Eric Holder’s employees to investigate the DoJ and White House is completely transparent. Nevermind the DC US Attorney gave thousands to Obama’s campaign, the fact that the other one is a Bush appointee is supposed to make it okay.

Happy Nomad on June 18, 2012 at 9:37 AM

So will a work permit allow these people to get unemployment?? That would be another cost to factor in.

jetch on June 18, 2012 at 9:38 AM

I saw Plouffe on Fox News Sunday. He is a lying sack of “something.” A perfect representative of his jug-eared Kenyan boss.

Happy Nomad on June 18, 2012 at 9:28 AM

I saw that as well; it annoyed me to no end that Mike Wallace let him get away with all his finger pointing and rambling defense. Everytime I see a Dem on Walllace’s show, I’m astounded at the condescension that they show him.

BettyRuth on June 18, 2012 at 9:38 AM

I’m kind of hoping President Romney makes all of his controversial cabinet appointments over a weekend after declaring those to be invalid proforma sessions.

The Count on June 18, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Hear, Hear!

Beware the lame duck too, in regards to constitutionality he’s a deadly creature.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on June 18, 2012 at 9:39 AM

We’ll see how Obama’s poll numbers do in Gallup and Rasmussen this week.

gumbyandpokey on June 18, 2012 at 9:39 AM

I still think plouffe is French for fart.

MNHawk on June 18, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Plouffe is American for _________ . (it would get me banned in an nano-second)

GhoulAid on June 18, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Furthermore, it’s not even a move that buys Obama anything, especially not in the long run. He issued the rule change (not an EO as some are stating) in order to keep his base of Hispanic voters from eroding any further. That may work for a few weeks, but if jobs don’t return and these permits dump a bunch of new workers into the system, even the topline, nominal jobless rate will shoot up, which has been artificially lowered by the exodus of workers from the workforce. The addition of 1.2 million workers is roughly the same amount that population growth adds in about 10-12 months on its own in the US, and now instead of needing to add 125,000 jobs per month just to keep from falling further behind, we’ll need to add somewhere around 200,000 a month for the next year or so.

So even this purely political move ends working against him. SCOAMF indeed!!

Bitter Clinger on June 18, 2012 at 9:39 AM

David Puff is so sincere and believable. I think the NY Times is way off base in their analysis.

Naturally Curly on June 18, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Let us know when the black helicopter stops hovering over your house.

Happy Nomad on June 18, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Even their cheerleaders and pillow-fluffers aren’t buying this.

Trashing his 54 minute economic speech and now this. There must be a huge supply of Maalox or marijuana at campaign headquarters.

tru2tx on June 18, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Yeah, that was a bad interview. Props to Chris Wallace for holding his feet to the fire. Poof is like a male Debbie What-a-dumb Schmuck. Nothing but endless filibustering, contradictory statements, and talking points.

Doughboy on June 18, 2012 at 9:32 AM

I thought Wallace did an even better job of roasting Plouffe with regard to the national-security leaks. I commented yesterday that Wallace and his staff really did their homework and came up with three very understandable and important points that put Plouffe’s and Obama’s b*lls in a vice. I thought Plouffe came off sounding like a complete weasel. Wallace really got him–and rightly so.

BuckeyeSam on June 18, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Do you think he knows that we know he is lying?

DaveDief on June 18, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Isn’t it creepy how easy these people can lie.

gophergirl on June 18, 2012 at 9:30 AM

…after 3 plus years I’m used to it…what amazes me is that by now the interviewer should be saying “You’re kidding right?”…or at least laughing in their face about the lie…it’s the people sitting there numbly letting them lie that is creepy!

KOOLAID2 on June 18, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Is this a “no lose” situation for Obama though? What if he dumps 800K more workers on the workforce, but the BLS doesn’t account for them in the unemployment figures. Is that possible? Do we know for sure that the numbers going forward will reflect all these new workers?

Rufus on June 18, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Obama’s critics should be highlighting that this was a pathetic attempt to change the conversation from the string of bad news hitting Obama.

I also think the Obama administration has been informed that the Obamacare decision isn’t going its way. As a result, Obama desperately needed something to interrupt the two consecutive weeks of bad news topped off with an Obamacare loss.

BuckeyeSam on June 18, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Between his lies..err excuses for leaks and this I’m beginning to wonder if his father’s name was Geppetto?

theblacksheepwasright on June 18, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Do you think he knows that we know he is lying?

DaveDief on June 18, 2012 at 9:44 AM

I doubt it. Whatever question he was given on Fox News Sunday yesterday, Plouffe had the same response. A slight smile, a talking point, and about three months of rambling lies about Romney.

Happy Nomad on June 18, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Three minutes not months. Need more coffee.

Happy Nomad on June 18, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Yes it most certainly *was* political, Fluffy the Twink. It just isn’t gonna do you any good.

Sekhmet on June 18, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Plouffe: Oh, no, the immigration announcement wasn’t political

…sure Plouffe!…and no poster here ever has to pooh either!

KOOLAID2 on June 18, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Rufus on June 18, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Consider the administrative aspects too. These people have to provide some form of evidence of their eligibility. I thought our immigration bureaucracy was too busy with its current workload.

How eager are some of these people going to be to come out of the shadows for a policy that’s this sloppily assembled?

I’ve said elsewhere, too, what happens if one of these valued new residents turns out to be the next Willie Horton?

BuckeyeSam on June 18, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Three minutes not months. Need more coffee.

Happy Nomad on June 18, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Hey, we know what you mean. With this administration, minutes seem like hours, hours seem like months, months seem like years…

esr1951 on June 18, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Let us know when the black helicopter stops hovering over your house.

Happy Nomad on June 18, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Guess I needed that sarc tag after all.

Naturally Curly on June 18, 2012 at 9:57 AM

So now the law is what Obama says it is? This encourages flouting of all laws. If Obama can ignore or bypass laws, why shouldn’t we? (See also the liberal Supreme Court justices who don’t support the Constitution, the basis for all laws)

Paul-Cincy on June 18, 2012 at 9:31 AM

I’m kind of hoping President Romney makes all of his controversial cabinet appointments over a weekend after declaring those to be invalid proforma sessions.

The Count on June 18, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Or simply that he will leave positions unfilled for a long time (better yet, undefinitely :) such as head of EPA :)…it’s a way of ignoring/bypassing the law (a la Obama), only slightly more subtle….such a move will definitely save our economy a great deal of money in fhe long term…anywyas, I don’t thonk fhe WOn realizes at this point what a whtat a beaoch karma can be….

jimver on June 18, 2012 at 10:00 AM

The lsm is defending this lie to the bitter end

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Has anyone else noticed how Plouffe has picked up Axelrod’s habit of punching the air when he is trying to avoid a stuttering falsehood?

How these guys can continue what they say without embarrassment amazes me.

new2wnc on June 18, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Indefinitely that is..

jimver on June 18, 2012 at 10:01 AM

EVERYTHING Barry does is POLITICAL.

After all, he doesn’t believe in anything..other than himself.

GarandFan on June 18, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Time for some “They think you are stupid” ads featuring some of the Regime’s most laughable lies?

forest on June 18, 2012 at 10:02 AM

I think Obama was trying to save this decision as an October surprise but his Hispanic base was eroding too fast after Rubio talked more and more about a modified DREAM Act. Among the unemployed, underemployed and those that have given up hope of finding a job, adding another 800k – 1.2M more on the street looking for jobs, this isn’t going to go down too well.

Bob in VA on June 18, 2012 at 10:02 AM

And the now-legal gay illegals will be able to get married here because “it’s what’s best for Americans.”

Either states’ rights have to be greatly increased or America’s going to have to be split up.

Django on June 18, 2012 at 10:02 AM

You KNOW who this halps don’t you?
Bill and Hill!

They knew this Commie couldn’t implement full out commie hood in won term and would not get elected to a second for trying, so they decided, OK first 1/2 black pResident first, then first female to finish us off?

Watch Hillary closely, if she starts to bath, wash and fix her hair and lose 30 or so pounds , just like Huckelberry did, she’s runnin.
If she maintains her unshaven, unwashed, NFL Linebacker after swillin boilermakers for a week in Vegas look, shes’ not!

ConcealedKerry on June 18, 2012 at 10:04 AM

I heard a caller on the radio this morning, he was illegally brought to the U.S. at three years old. He said, there are plenty of jobs out there for anyone willing to work. He’ll sweep the floor, pick up trash, whatever needs to be done and he was very anti-Obama.

He said the difference under Obama is that now he only gets $10/hr when he used to get $20/hr. His young children were born here and he says they will go to college with his help. He doesn’t need what Obama is offering. He sees the future in his American-born children.

It was interesting to hear someone, who this immigration announcement would supposedly benefit, say that he doesn’t want it.

Fallon on June 18, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Has anyone else noticed how Plouffe has picked up Axelrod’s habit of punching the air when he is trying to avoid a stuttering falsehood?

How these guys can continue what they say without embarrassment amazes me.

new2wnc on June 18, 2012 at 10:01 AM

And keep the straight face while at it..they are either indoctrinating beyond help, or they are huge piles of human scum who don’t believe an iota of what fhey are saying/preaching , bur it’s all for the good of the party and dear leade, a d the advancement of the socilalist cause…

jimver on June 18, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Indoctrinated…

jimver on June 18, 2012 at 10:05 AM

It will be nice to be rid of these people next January.

bopbottle on June 18, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Ahh, the Democratic lie machine …….. If you repeat it long enough and loud enough, the ppl will believe it as fact……..
Propaganda at its finest……… The Nazi’s would be so proud…………..

angrymike on June 18, 2012 at 10:07 AM

All these spin artists seem to have that same glazed look in their eyes.

50sGuy on June 18, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Thanks for the precedent, Mr., uh, Precedent. Just imagine the hue and cry if a Republican president tried this stuff. “Argh! Unitary executive! Return of the monarchy! Fascism! Occupy Congress! Yeaaarghh!”

smellthecoffee on June 18, 2012 at 10:13 AM

When this regime denies something, you know it is true.

jukin3 on June 18, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Bitter Clinger on June 18, 2012 at 9:39 AM

This is bad for all of us, on many levels. Obama and his crew ignore our nation’s laws and act as they please.

dogsoldier on June 18, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Watch Hillary closely, if she starts to bath, wash and fix her hair and lose 30 or so pounds , just like Huckelberry did, she’s runnin. If she maintains her unshaven, unwashed, NFL Linebacker after swillin boilermakers for a week in Vegas look, shes’ not!

ConcealedKerry on June 18, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Lol :)…

jimver on June 18, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Don’t worry we’ve got abortion to go yet.

Every issue that divides and enrages the country, that’s what liberals are good for, and this election cycle will see them on steroids.

We knew this race for the White House would be nasty to the max with democrat dirty tricks.

They’re just proving it.

Speakup on June 18, 2012 at 10:27 AM

If insulting our intelligence was an Olympic event these people would be gold medal winners easily!

gsherin on June 18, 2012 at 9:24 AM

I must respectfully disagree.

They are so contemptuous of our intelligence, the Olympic Committee would be forced to create a new platinum medal to adequately convey its degree.

Mutnodjmet on June 18, 2012 at 10:31 AM

When you’ve lost Candy Crowley at CNN…

Khun Joe on June 18, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Is there any possibility that there is just one person in this administration who is not an obvious, blatant liar? The lies and deceptions never stop with this gang of thugs.

volsense on June 18, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Watch Hillary closely, if she starts to bath, wash and fix her hair and lose 30 or so pounds , just like Huckelberry did, she’s runnin.
If she maintains her unshaven, unwashed, NFL Linebacker after swillin boilermakers for a week in Vegas look, shes’ not!

ConcealedKerry on June 18, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Don’t forget to watch her eyes. If they suddenly look like ping pong balls about to jump out of their sockets (like Pelosi’s) she’s running.

50sGuy on June 18, 2012 at 10:44 AM

This is bad for all of us, on many levels. Obama and his crew ignore our nation’s laws and act as they please.

dogsoldier on June 18, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Oh, I agree completely.

I just found it incredible that he made this move for obvious political purposes yet, according to Ed, he really gains nothing.

Bitter Clinger on June 18, 2012 at 10:48 AM

That’s all? That’s all the prez can do? This is not plan for the illegal immigrant issue, this is just nothing. It shows he did not think deeply on the problem. Just the emperor throwing crumbs to the masses. What a donk. And Plouffe, does he expect to get a job after this stint? sheesh

jake49 on June 18, 2012 at 10:50 AM

He issued the rule change (not an EO as some are stating) in order to keep his base of Hispanic voters from eroding any further.

He’s basically applying a tourniquet to his poll numbers with this group. Well, he’s trying to apply a tourniquet, it appears.

ted c on June 18, 2012 at 10:53 AM

I still think plouffe is French for fart.

MNHawk on June 18, 2012 at 9:25 AM

LOL
Or, as Inspector Clouseau would say: “Piff“.
(le fraunch femme ‘bimp’ verisión)
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on June 18, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Plough owned Wallace on Fox. Wallace had his prepared questions and sought to get them all out, but the lying SOB guest got all his talking points out. 1/2 a point for Wallace; he tried, but failed.

democratsarefools on June 18, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Consider the administrative aspects too. These people have to provide some form of evidence of their eligibility. I thought our immigration bureaucracy was too busy with its current workload.

How eager are some of these people going to be to come out of the shadows for a policy that’s this sloppily assembled?

I’ve said elsewhere, too, what happens if one of these valued new residents turns out to be the next Willie Horton?

BuckeyeSam on June 18, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Yet it creates an unfair burden to ask someone to trot their behind down to the DMV for a state-issued ID card to exercise the privilege of voting.

Flora Duh on June 18, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Bark’s Senior Political Adviser assures public that the farce is not political.

Glad that’s settled.

CorporatePiggy on June 18, 2012 at 11:05 AM

A predictable response by the Fluffer.

litebrite on June 18, 2012 at 11:14 AM

still think plouffe is French for fart.

MNHawk on June 18, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Thank you SO much for a much needed laugh on what’s turning into a sucky workday Monday!

waterytart on June 18, 2012 at 11:14 AM

I think Obama was trying to save this decision as an October surprise but his Hispanic base was eroding too fast

Bob in VA on June 18, 2012 at 10:02 AM

I’m thinking different. If Obama is playing the illegal immigration card now, he must have higher value cards up his sleeve. It’s not a question of “if” he will continue to make more of these non-political (/) moves. It’s just a question of who will he pander to next and what is it going to cost us.

lynncgb on June 18, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Is there any possibility that there is just one person in this administration who is not an obvious, blatant liar? The lies and deceptions never stop with this gang of thugs.

volsense on June 18, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Those that might carry this trait are eventually found mute with tire marks on their backs. Strange disease.

DaveDief on June 18, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Shame on Plouffe … doesn’t he know that lies make baby Jesus cry?

Brian Mallard on June 18, 2012 at 11:50 AM

When Obama announced this on Friday I immediately saw 1.2 million people in line ahead of my American son…and it was his 23rd birthday. Thanks Obama. My son has a degree in business finance which he received in December. He was born and raised in the US, he is a citizen. Now because, once again, Obama wants to pit one group against another he has pitted those like my son against illegal immigrants for the few jobs that are out there. This guy has to be defeated in November! I just hope that Romney is different in his thinking but judging by his reaction to this I’m not optomistic.

neyney on June 18, 2012 at 11:54 AM

This is a seriously dumb move by POTUS. He may be able to slow the trending erosion of his Hispanic base but that will not be permanent. What this move does do is harden his opposition and firm up support for Romney. As the job numbers come out over the next five months they will reflect these new 800,000 job applicants and raise the unemployment rate to around 9%. That number is disaster for his campaign. He would have been better off to keep his powder dry and make this announcement in September or even early October. Doing it now just shows how panicked they are.

Brian Mallard on June 18, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Obama’s decree of a “mini-amnesty” is a hard, direct body blow to American sovereignty and to American citizens – most especially to young Americans.

In Obama’s America, if your kid is a non-PC approved race/ethnicity, they are forced to the back of the line behind even other nation’s citizens living here illegally.

Here in California for example, our legislature passed their own ‘Dream Act’ in exchange for Hispanic/Latino votes in October of 2011, so millions of American daughters and sons are now battling against foreign-nationals-living-here-illegally-and-against-the-will-of-the-people (aka, illegal aliens, undocumented immigrants) for hyper-scarce, increasingly expensive seats in state univerrsities, colleges and communiity colleges, and for desperately needed state grants and tuition aid.

And now, thanks to Obama, those American kids will be competing against illegal aliens/immigrants for jobs and other benefits as well.

But wait, it gets even worse: Don’t forget that our government will also be very actively *helping* illegal aliens take college seats, financial aid, jobs and other benefits from millions of our American daughters and sons and legal immigrants via affirmative action.

When these kids and their parents come to realize how they are being oppressed by a government interested only in benefiting special-interest-cronies for votes and power, the revolutionary s*it is going to hit the fan – and deservedly so.

DrDeano on June 18, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Obama’s water carriers (Biden, Plouffe, Wasserman-Schulz, Carney, Axelrod) are a sad lot of leaking buckets.

natasha333 on June 18, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Plouffe is my favorite Hitler youth. Stick a little mustache on him…

HilliardPatriot on June 18, 2012 at 12:37 PM

What a lying sack of crap. I couldn’t watch more than a few minutes of that ship for brains on Fox News. He was lying so badly even Wallace looked like he wanted to strangle him.

David in ATL on June 18, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Obama made it more difficult for unemployed Americans and our youth to find jobs, Plouffe is a joke that keeps on giving.

jqc1970 on June 18, 2012 at 12:45 PM

The sun rose in the West today and H2O is not wet.

Schadenfreude on June 18, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Wallace did a nice job of grilling Plouffe on Fox News Sunday.

Chris Wallace grills David Plouffe on National Security leaks, immigration policy

novaculus on June 18, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Look, Ed, everyone knows there are not enough jobs to go around, but it’s not about jobs, it’s about votes. Latinos are not real happy either and consider this a half measure because there is no guarantee that Latinos, who will now have to expose themselves as illegal to get the work permits, will not be deported. The law only covers a certain age group, so if a Latino exposes themselves as illegal, what about their family who doesn’t fall within that age limit? Do they get deported? There is a lot of time between now and November, and Latinos might hold out their votes to get the whole Dream Act passed.

lea on June 18, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Consider the administrative aspects too. These people have to provide some form of evidence of their eligibility. I thought our immigration bureaucracy was too busy with its current workload.

How eager are some of these people going to be to come out of the shadows for a policy that’s this sloppily assembled?

I’ve said elsewhere, too, what happens if one of these valued new residents turns out to be the next Willie Horton?

BuckeyeSam on June 18, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Yet it creates an unfair burden to ask someone to trot their behind down to the DMV for a state-issued ID card to exercise the privilege of voting.

Flora Duh on June 18, 2012 at 11:04 AM

how long till obama puts a diktaat out there that anybody who needs a state issued ID gets free transportation to the DMV location, gets to be processed ahead of the rest of the people in waiting and gets their fees for said ID waived….

jimver on June 18, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Screw the immigrants that did it legally.
_Obama

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CW on June 18, 2012 at 6:51 PM