Obama to oppose Senate bill’s border enforcement requirements in immigration speech today

posted at 10:31 am on January 29, 2013 by Allahpundit

I use the term “border enforcement requirements” loosely, of course.

I’m sticking with what I wrote yesterday, that Obama’s insistence on giving a big left-wing speech about immigration is really just a way to make the Senate bill look “moderate” by comparison. He has to walk a fine line in praising the bill to keep skittish Democrats on board while criticizing the enforcement parts so that skittish Republicans can sell it to their supporters as being “too conservative for Obama.” I think that’s what he’s up to today in Vegas, but you never know with The One. The urge to fatally polarize this issue by attacking Republicans in front of a microphone might simply be too great. A friend in politics e-mailed last night with the subject line “HAHAHAHAHA” linking to this piece, which describes how Obama “does not favor linking legal status to border security,” i.e. that he wants to get work on citizenship for illegals ASAP. My friend’s take: “Obama either wants a bill to fail so that he can continue clubbing Republicans as intransigent, or he can’t help himself effing up the process.” C’mon. Could O really be so stupid as to refuse the GOP’s insane offer to add millions more Democratic voters to the rolls via a path to citizenship? We’re about to find out, my friends.

Needless to say, after his snotty digs at Republicans in his inaugural, tone will be key:

“We see the Senate principles as a centrist set of principles, but we expect the administration to be more detailed to the left,” said Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, a leading immigration advocacy group. “I don’t think it’ll be an immigration advocate’s dream, but it will be a solid left-of-center proposal.”…

Immigration advocates said they expect Obama to be forceful in his public remarks Tuesday and offer details that go beyond the blueprint on the White House Web site. But there are risks for the president, who has accused Republicans of opposing his initiatives to avoid giving him political credit.

If Obama’s speech in Las Vegas, in a state with a growing number of Hispanic voters, is too tri­umphant or too hectoring, he could risk alienating Republicans whose support will be necessary, some lawmakers have said. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned Obama against delivering a “divisive, partisan speech.”

Matt Lewis makes a good point too about the timing:

While some might view Obama’s insertion into the debate as a “poison pill,” my guess is it will benefit Rubio by allowing him to attack Obama — and simultaneously push the senate’s more prudent framework. One possibility is that this could help highlight the conservative principles Rubio has been fighting to include in the deal.

And it couldn’t come at a better time. Rubio is going on Rush Limbaugh today to talk about his plan. Now — thanks to Obama — Rubio will likely spend most of his time talking about the differences between Obama’s amnesty plan and Rubio’s alternate plan (where border security and other conditions must be met prior to citizenship).

Again: Is that O’s whole strategy here, to let Republicans use him as a punching bag in order to make it easier to sell the big legalization effort to skeptical conservatives? Or is he actually trying to sabotage the bill so that he can go on kicking Republicans as obstructionist? One point in favor of the latter theory is that yesterday’s joint presser with McCain, Schumer, Rubio et al. to announce the Senate bill wasn’t originally scheduled for Monday. As of last weekend, per WaPo, they were planning to announce their agreement “as early as next Friday,” February 1. Why’d they move it up to Monday? Because, according to Politico, The One was evidently prepared to bigfoot the entire effort by giving his immigration speech today whether or not the McCain gang had announced anything of its own yet. Which is insane: If O had gone first on this, it would have been branded the “Obama immigration push” and the McCain gang’s proposals would have been dismissed as an afterthought or as a mere derivative of O’s plan. And yet the White House was prepared to risk that. Keep looking that gift horse in the mouth, champ.


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Myron Falwell on January 29, 2013 at 11:42 AM

You maybe right but before we can justify and do this…

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

We must exhaust the conventional means afforded to us. I fought this battle in 2007. NumbersUSA is by far the best tool we have.

https://www.numbersusa.com/content/

voiceofreason on January 29, 2013 at 11:53 AM

The president’s answer to everything is to get on a plane and jet somewhere else, anywhere else, and give campaign speeches about whatever the topic of the day is. Today’s excuse is immigration reform. Cost to us? At least $1.6 million for the day. The DAY. I hope the flies find him again.

scalleywag on January 29, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Of course it will…..caving to Barry ’til 2016, by which time the GOP should be extinct.

Open Borders Barry.

hawkeye54

Naah, caving is good because it takes issues off the table. If we simply surrender and give Obama and the dems everything they want, they can’t use those issues to beat us.

/sarc

Let’s see if Rush Limbaugh swallows Rubio’s BS sandwich whole and washes it down with a gallon of Kool-Aid as Mark Levin appears to have.

bw222

He will. And then he’ll follow it up with a cigar. You have to give Michael Savage credit though. He isn’t towing the party line on this issue.

If an amnesty was successful, how would the Democrats get Hispanics to stay in their camp, faithfully voting for the Democrats even though they have major disagreements with many core Democrat issues?

thatsafactjack

For the same reason they’ve been faithfully voting for democrats for over 50 years….because they DON’T disagree with core democrat issues.

xblade on January 29, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Free people always deserve their government.

Look in the mirror.

The land is at this stage due to harlots on the dole.

Every single charlatanic thug in DC was elected.

Schadenfreude on January 29, 2013 at 12:06 PM

If an amnesty was successful, how would the Democrats get Hispanics to stay in their camp, faithfully voting for the Democrats even though they have major disagreements with many core Democrat issues?

thatsafactjack

Looters in the upper echalon, who love the moochers in bondage.

Leftists are always for bondage.

Rightists in DC are just for their own power/bennies.

None are representatives and none protect you, as the constitution demands.

Kroft/the media don’t even hide any more that they are part of Goebbels/Obama’s machine.

Schadenfreude on January 29, 2013 at 12:09 PM

I think your friend is right Mr. Pundit. Obama isn’t worried about elections years from now with increased Hispanic voters. He’s thinking about 2014 and wants a Dem house. I expect him to attack Rubio and the Republicans in hopes that they will walk away….ala the tax issue.

FreeManOtis on January 29, 2013 at 12:12 PM

To explain Obama’s actions here you have to look at what he covets…(I quote Hannibal Lecter from Silence of the Lambs). What Obama covets is to be historic, transformational, a BFD (to quote Joe Biden). That’s why he pushed ObamaCare and willingly rode congressional Dems off a cliff. Whether or not the “transformation” is beneficial to the country is irrelevant to Obama. I truly don’t think Obama is a ideological leftist, he is just a narcissist and completely ruthless in pursuing his own personal narrative…the liberal Reagan. That is why he will ultimately fail. He has achieved nothing in the last three years and needs to win back the House in 2014 to have a second shot.

The one transformational thing Obama might get in his second term is an immigration bill. But it has to be the OBAMA immigration bill, not the Ryan/McCain/Schumer bill. That’s why he’s inserting himself in the process at the eleventh hour to try and take it over. I think he was caught flat-footed by how fast the Senate has moved on this without him. By doing this he jeapordizes a delicate political process. But that’s what narcissists do, if they are not the center of attention they take the football and go home.

Obama is taking a big risk here I think. It also shows how we can beat him…by being the party of reasonable compromise and not dig our heels in. A case in point is the Bush immigration bill of 2007. Conservatives dug their heels in and that made it easy for liberals like Obama to sink the bill. Here we are now 6 years later and the same legislation will be passed but by a Democrat president while we are less popular with Latinos than ever before.

breffnian on January 29, 2013 at 12:13 PM

My guess, he just cannot help going after Republicans, and he doesn’t have any real interest in immigration. Contrary to popular belief, it wouldn’t really help democrats all that much. Even if eleven million illegals were made legal overnight, roughly only half of them would become active voters are most. Of those, the bulk live in California, which is already a hardcore blue state. The rest are spread out enough that they offer no significant electoral collage advantage.

Conversely, the immigration issue is something democrats use not only to galvanize Hispanic turnout, but also to demonize Republicans among other voting blocks. It’s a handy tool, and losing it may be very harmful to democrats. Thus, why democrats constantly beat the drum about immigration, but never take serious steps to address it one way or the other.

I should note, this is not an endorsement of amnesty, just my read on the mindset of the left when it comes to this issue.

WolvenOne on January 29, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Mr Permanent Campaign flogging the entire Presidential travel machinery to go speechify a a high school in Vegas for an hour and fly back to DC. All to propose amnesty and discard border security provisions in pending legislation. This is outrageous abuse of his office, ridiculous theatre using idiot children as props, and a breach of our separation of powers. The President’s duty is to act or not act on congressional legislation, not impose changes to the law by incessant campaigning at the public’s gross expense, not choose which laws to enforce or not defend, and not to rule by executive.
IMPEACH Obama for his corrupt misdemeanors and violations of his oaths re constitutional structures.

rayra on January 29, 2013 at 12:30 PM

breffnian on January 29, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Obama voted against immigration “reform” while McCain was a leader on the issue yet Obama won the Hispanic vote in 2008. He won the Hispanic vote again in 2012 while doing nothing on immigration reform. It seems to me that Hispanics will vote for a Dem whether they are for or against immigration reform. So what does the GOP gain by selling out their base in the hope of getting Hispanic votes sometime in the future.I called Boehners office today and told him I was done with the GOP and would be voting third party if any amnesty passes.

Hera on January 29, 2013 at 12:30 PM

My post from one of the other zillion amnesty threads:

I just got back from Cruz’s Houston office with a few other NumbersUSA people and the phone was ringing off the hook. We could barely talk to the staffer because he was putting people on hold and having to get back to them. You could even hear some people yelling through the phone. I told him that the grassroots in Texas has his (Cruz) back and to draw a line in the sand. I also heard Laura Ingraham say that opposition is starting to mount. This whole “enforcement” sham is being exposed for what it is.

TxAnn56 on January 29, 2013 at 12:30 PM

TxAnn56 on January 29, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Answer: B

He doesn’t give a crap about illegal aliens. He just wants another political opportunity to spit on the GOP. He will risk effing it up without hesitation.

Jaibones on January 29, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Maybe the good news is that there won’t be any immigration reform/amnesty.

cajunpatriot on January 29, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Rubio is going to be on Rush @ 1PM today.

bluefox on January 29, 2013 at 12:51 PM

TxAnn56 on January 29, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Good. Burn up the phone lines, Americans.

kingsjester on January 29, 2013 at 12:52 PM

All this immigration talk is depressing.

THIS BLOG NEEDS MORE EGGS!!

can_con on January 29, 2013 at 12:54 PM

This is why you should always be out front on an issue and be aggressive with a plan. For the last week everyone freaked out about what Rubio was doing. I was not. Why? Well I obviously have different opinions than many on here on the dangers of Latinos becoming African-Americans , in other words a 90-10% voting block, but there was another reason. You can’t keep letting Obama set the narrative. You can’t let him be the first to get his foot in the door. For the last two years people like Boehner kept running around saying “I want Obama to lead me”, and other stupid stuff like that. In the mean time Obama ran around the country setting the narrative while Boehner and Republicans always reacted and defended….never took the lead.

So Rubio took the lead on a issue, and for the first time Obama will be forced to react. His reaction, if it turns out to be true what is being reported, will be great. All the anti-immigration forces can now rejoice, there will be no immigration bill. Rubio will come out looking good, he got a bipartisan agreement, and Obama killed it. Republicans can now get cover from Rubio, if he is smart, when he comes out against Obama’s plan or any watering down of the agreement he thinks he has thus allowing them to vote against it. True immigration reform folks and others who care about this issue will feel Obama missed a chance. Some Latinos will start to question if they are being used (and remember all we need is some, not a majority…just some).

People, you have to learn strategy. Know your enemy. Obama is an ego manic. He can’t agree to anything unless it is “his” plan, not someone other guy’s plan, certainly not some guy who threatens his place as the multicultural icon with a wonderful story of a diverse America. Rubio, by design or not (and it don’t matter really), put enough rope into this agreement to allow Obama to hang himself.

This is why you must beat Obama to any issue, forcing him to show himself to be the ass we all know he is. You can’t do that if always are drawing lines in the sand. Even the media is going have a hard time covering this up forever. If every debate ends with, “I am Obama therefore give me what I want”. An opportunity has shown itself, now can Rubio and the GOP take advantage of it. Hopefully Boehner will not have another one on one with Obama. All that does it put Obama back in charge of the issue.

Let Obama kill it.

William Eaton on January 29, 2013 at 12:54 PM

This isn’t sabotage, it’s part of the plan. Have you ever seen Chuck Schumer compromise on anything? He’s little m ore than a partisan hack so, if he can LOOK like he’s compromising, knowing the President isn’t going to let it happen, then he’s there. In fact, why did the Democrats have these people out there on this bill anyway? FOr the most part, they’re the mouthpieces so they’ll coordinate on messaging with the White House and quietly undermine the REpublican position.

I no longer trust the Democrats to do the right thing and I certainly don’t trust the press to report it. SO where are we? Sitting here with our necks out saying NO again, that’s where.

bflat879 on January 29, 2013 at 12:59 PM

On Obama and the liar Democrat leadership and what the facts are with out of control borders.

http://www.streetgangs.com/hispanic/compton

Check out Compton, then the other cities and towns listed there.

If you think it is not real go to the Compton Calif. police reports.

What they do is great evil, the judgement will come, it can not be avoided now the crimes are to great.

It is a shame and a disgrace that the Republican Party refuses to acknowledge these self evident truths.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 29, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Let me get this straight…..this president has taken an OATH of office to PRESERVE, PROTECT AND DEFEND the Constitution of the United States.

And he won’t enforce the border laws of this nation?

Impeach his arse, and remove him from office as soon as possible.

Is he not a Traitor to the republic?

Oh, no…..sorry my bad, we just call them “politicians” now.

PappyD61 on January 29, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Rubio is going to be on Rush @ 1PM today.

bluefox on January 29, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Here it comes. At one point in his career, Rush was schmoozed by the big shots, who then decided he was counterproductive when he didn’t jump on cue. The famous ‘Get Over It’ insult yelled at Rush was a turning point/

Over the years, Limbaugh has been a totally honest broker. In a few short years, Rubio has not.

This is a big moment

I am betting on Rush, whom I admire

entagor on January 29, 2013 at 1:03 PM

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ICREASEING

ChunkyLover on January 29, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Four more years of this crap. Four long years.

JPeterman on January 29, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Four more years of this crap. Four long years.

JPeterman on January 29, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Assuming that Michelle Mah Belle doesn’t run in 2016, of course.

Myron Falwell on January 29, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Rubio is trying to talk the deal done and is not answering Rush’s questions.

Blah, Blah, Blah,

My people work hard.

So, guess I’m not his people uh?

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 29, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Assuming that Michelle Mah Belle doesn’t run in 2016, of course.

Myron Falwell on January 29, 2013 at 1:10 PM

She’s too lazy, she already gave up her “fitness and eating healthy” crap. That whale is ready to hit the beaches of Hawaii.

JPeterman on January 29, 2013 at 1:16 PM

entagor on January 29, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Agreed.

Outside of this, I can’t think of a GOP “power broker” who has called into his show before Rubio did today… since President Bush called in several times throughout the 2000s. And of course Arlen Sphincter called in to respond to a Pat Toomey attack ad. The entire crop of 2012 candidates avoided him like the plague (for obvious reasons).

I have to be missing some people… am I not?

At least Rush is holding his own so far. If it ultimately goes badly for Rubio, this could break his 2016 chances three years before they even began.

Myron Falwell on January 29, 2013 at 1:16 PM

JPeterman on January 29, 2013 at 1:16 PM

BWAH HA HAAAAAAAA!!!!

Myron Falwell on January 29, 2013 at 1:18 PM

So, its good cop,,, (Rubio and McCain and the sell out R’s

vs

The bad cop Obama and his commies.

We the People get jail no matter the badge.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 29, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Rubio doesn’t want to hear ANY thing that might keep him from going full monty for AMNESTY.

Rubio…..YOU COULDN’T SELL yourself and your story at the gop convention this past Summer.

You’re a big government lover and the pick of the gop ruling classers that believe in nothing, nothing, nothing except POWER.

republicans……get the message!!!

NO AMNESTY.
NO AMNESTY.
NO AMNESTY.
NO AMNESTY.
NO AMNESTY.

Oppose this president!!!
Oppose this president!!!
Oppose this president!!!
Oppose this president!!!
Oppose this president!!!

PappyD61 on January 29, 2013 at 1:19 PM

So, its good cop,,, (Rubio and McCain and the sell out R’s

vs

The bad cop Obama and his commies.

We the People get jail no matter the badge.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 29, 2013 at 1:18 PM

I would use a different description, but alas, it’s NSFW. :/

Myron Falwell on January 29, 2013 at 1:21 PM

i’ve said it many times before, and i will say it again: i’m only 41 years old! i feel like an 80 year old grouch who complains about the way the world is today!!!

GhoulAid on January 29, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Damn kids…

GET OFFA MY LAWN!!!

Solaratov on January 29, 2013 at 1:24 PM

He doesn’t give a crap about illegal aliens. He just wants another political opportunity to spit on the GOP. He will risk effing it up without hesitation.

Jaibones on January 29, 2013 at 12:45 PM

His agenda, with amnesty,climate change and etc.:

Destroy the US as you know her

Redistribute wealth, globally

Redistribute wealth, locally

Build an eternal leftist voting bloc

————-
Rubio is a disgusting creature.

Rush allowed him to get away with it.

Schadenfreude on January 29, 2013 at 1:25 PM

He doesn’t give a crap about illegal aliens. He just wants another political opportunity to spit on the GOP. He will risk effing it up without hesitation.

Beyond that, he and the Left are eager to continue redistributing wealth and resources from the Haves to these lowly and deserving HaveNots out of “fairness” and the more the better….and to expand and strengthen a vast voting bloc of grateful recipients of our resources.

hawkeye54 on January 29, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Nothing new from Rubio. As he talked I wrote this:

1. There are already enforcement laws on the books. They are not being executed.
If the illegals finally get amnesty, what is to keep the President enforcing border and immigration law

2. Only the President executes enforcement. If he does not enforce, or stops enforcing new ‘border security’ requirements, the only recourse is impeachment. Is the Senate going to impeach Obama if he does not enforce the so called security in the new bills

3. Once the illegals get their amnesty, even if only a green card, this will never berevoked – that is absolutely certain. So amnesty is irreversible, but border enforcement is reversible

4. Whatever the outcome, if Rubio continues his upward movement in the Senate GOP, which is by permission of the Club, he has already signalled he supports amnesty. If he runs for the Presidency, he has already signalled he will sign onto amnesty. What he would ‘enforce’ at the border cannot be tested, because he is not an executor, he is a legislator and has no track record of law enforcment. He now, however, has a brand new record of talking out of the side of his mouth on amnesty to gain tea party support

5. Rubio is working with McCain and Graham on this law. Those two worked before to trick the American public and sneak in amnesty twice. They are despicable con men who tried to defeat the American will. I do not think Rubio is so stupid he does not understand who his buddies are

bated breath waiting for Rush’s reply

entagor on January 29, 2013 at 1:27 PM

At least Rush is holding his own so far. If it ultimately goes badly for Rubio, this could break his 2016 chances three years before they even began.

Myron Falwell on January 29, 2013 at 1:16 PM

I think he’s already signed his own death warrant, politically speaking. Opposition is really starting to build.

TxAnn56 on January 29, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Am I the only one that can’t bring themselves to care about the news anymore? It isn’t as if I don’t have concerns but it all feels so futile and only ends up making me angry. I’ve tuned out to a very large degree just for my own sanity.

Disgusting Republicans running around touting amnesty illegals doesn’t help.

Happy Nomad on January 29, 2013 at 1:35 PM

I think he’s already signed his own death warrant, politically speaking. Opposition is really starting to build.

TxAnn56 on January 29, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Rand’s recent actions are no accident by any stretch of the imagination.

Myron Falwell on January 29, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Schadenfreude on January 29, 2013 at 1:25 PM

You have been absent and missed. ; )

Bmore on January 29, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Happy Nomad on January 29, 2013 at 1:35 PM

For me, it’s either follow the news or follow the Cleveland sports scene, which is equivalent to being asked, “do you want the guillotine or the electric chair?”

As a result, I’m angry quite a bit. It’s all in how you suppress it.

Myron Falwell on January 29, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Heh, Rush is taking calls and withholding his own opinion. 1st call is a guy who is a ‘typical conservative’ who has now been won over by Rubio thanks to Rush

Did they have the phone banks ready or what?

rush is saying rubio has street cred with hispanics.

IMHO not true. Mexicans resent Cubans who they say got preferential treatment. Rubio has the same cred with Mexicans that Clarence Thomas has with black liberals

entagor on January 29, 2013 at 1:42 PM

I just listened to Rubio on Rush and he made the exact point I made. Obama and the Democrats are going to push immigration no matter what so you might as well do a preemptive strike before Obama can. That is all Rubio has done. All this talk of bipartisanship is just political candy and Rubio knows it. He said if the bill comes out bad on enforcement he will oppose it. That is his life boat to escape a sinking ship he probably knows was going to sink anyway. There is going to be no immigration bill folks, this about muddying the waters and getting the GOP (or in this case Rubio’s) narrative out there.

Some of you either are one dimensional thinkers or are so jaded you are convinced some grand conspiracy is taking place. For the first time someone actually did something proactive before Obama did and everyone is freaking out. In America you have to look like you will compromise, even if you are not really for compromise. Rubio has learned something from Obama. It is nice Rush can be for charging up every hill and fighting to the last man….he is a radio show host. He is not running for public office.

William Eaton on January 29, 2013 at 1:42 PM

1:48 PM and Rush has not yet revealed himself re Rubio

Changed the subject to trivia

The ole boy isn’t going to give anyone the satisfaction. Ta think the phone banks were primed. MSM was waiting with bated/baited breath whether to beat up on Rush, or give him the Christie treatment

Newest lady caller is ‘with him’ just a ‘bit dubious’

Funny, because I didn’t hear Rubio say anything new on the subject. It could have been Lindsey graham speaking

entagor on January 29, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Bmore on January 29, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Thank you on the latter and I said all there was to say on the former.

Hang in there.

Schadenfreude on January 29, 2013 at 2:03 PM

There is going to be no immigration bill folks, this about muddying the waters and getting the GOP (or in this case Rubio’s) out there.
William Eaton on January 29, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Problem: this was not Rubio’s position until after he got elected

Some of you either are one dimensional thinkers or are so jaded you are convinced some grand conspiracy is taking place. For the first time someone actually did something proactive before Obama did and everyone is freaking out. In America you have to look like you will compromise, even if you are not really for compromise. Rubio has learned something from Obama. It is nice Rush can be for charging up every hill and fighting to the last man….he is a radio show host. He is not running for public office.
William Eaton on January 29, 2013 at 1:42 PM

You play to your voters. In this case, Rubio changed his voter base. That is OK, but it did not work for McCain, or Romney, both of whom were not what a big part of the base wanted. If Rubio thinks he can carve out a new base, so be it.

Too bad Rubio lied to get elected

Rubio himself talks about the problem of trusting obama to enforce the borders. Here is the problem: Rubio himself just morphed against his own promises.

I would take a Hubert Humphrey, anyday, or a a Joe Lieberman, whom I could trust to be what they say they are

When I heard the last Rush call, referring to the need for new workers, I can only think of the millions of unemployed citizens. Are they going to get their places back, if green cards are handed out? As the green carders develop more tax burdens, they will be in the income mill, and new non tax paying illegals will displace them in the competitive underground

entagor on January 29, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Carney: “Our Borders Now Are More Secure Than They Have Ever Been In History”

Look’s like King Obama is going there.

JPeterman on January 29, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Hang in there.

Schadenfreude on January 29, 2013 at 2:03 PM

I could reply with a joke that is tucked away in your comment. I won’t, save to say good to see you friend. ; )

Bmore on January 29, 2013 at 2:18 PM

, ,

Bmore on January 29, 2013 at 2:22 PM

POtuS reminds me of a song in an old Marx (coincidence?) movie that went:

I’m against it, I’m against it
No matter what you’re for, I’m against it!

ghostwalker1 on January 29, 2013 at 2:29 PM

phew, Rush finally opened up
He played 1986(7?), schumer, Mccain, menendez (child hooker fame),allen simpson making exactly the same promises about securing the border, and deporting anyone after amnesty

Then Rush played cspan, 1987, simpson and richardson,

audience asked simpson if legalizing illegals will encourage more hoping a new amnesty bill will pass later down the road

simpson said – this would to remove subculture … how else do you weed them out? you would have to go on the hunt. No other alternative

richardson: have opportunity to give not amnesty, but a process- temporary, permanent to citizenship in five years, with sanctions so new illegals would not be given citizenship

then Rush opens up:
rush: we are being whipsawed,
yesterday: guns
today: amnesty
who are the bad guys: rule of law types
this is a diabolical attack on the underpinnings of the country

El Rushbo, the man!!!!

entagor on January 29, 2013 at 2:37 PM

entagor,

They have attcked U.S., it is policical war now.

Some know a bit or two about war.

1. Ambush’s suck.

2. No second try regard ambushes.

3. Do not trust anyone above Captin’s.

4. Keep your head down.

5. Take any break you can no matter how small.

6. It better to weed out the weak members of your team before you get out in ambush territory.

7. The biggest and most effecitive field of fire laid down wins.

8. Move often and fast.

9. No talk that is not required.

10. Play dead in nessary when you need to wait for reinforcements.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 29, 2013 at 2:49 PM

William Eaton on January 29, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Agree completely
Just being the party of no is not enough
Apparently Hispanics and congressional Dems are pleading with Obama not to interfere
This must be a huge blow to his ego
Hopefully Latinos will figure out who they are dealing with.

BTW my wife is Guatemalan and her family detest Obama….they are small business owners
Latinos will never become like AA voters because they do not hate America
They’ll be like the Irish who initially belonged to the urban Dem machine before eventually producing Reagan
The process will just work faster with Latinos

breffnian on January 29, 2013 at 2:52 PM

I thought the Hispanic Caucus asked Obama not to introduce his own plan as that would sabotage bipartisan efforts. So how is this now a clever attempt to push the bipartisan Senate plan.

Hera on January 29, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Remember how 0bama said he writes better speeches than his speechwriters, etc? He just knows better — I’ll bet he thinks he’s a better Latino than his Hispanics…

affenhauer on January 29, 2013 at 2:52 PM

We have a better idea on how many bottles of Mexican beer come across the border than we do of Mexican people.

Wander on January 29, 2013 at 3:01 PM

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 29, 2013 at 2:49 PM

I believe you are correct. I took a copy of your advice with appreciation. It is good to know there are many who see the smoke

It is rumored the bill is being staged to failed so the Right can be cast as anti hispanic (i.e. anti Mexican). I do not think so. They will take it if they can, but if they can’t they will lay it on the Right, and the GOP will lay it on the Tea Party, the enemy of both parties

Just heard McConnell say there is bipartisan agreement on the need for ‘immigration reform’. His joy will be to defeat such as ourselves

26 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.

27 As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich. JER 5:26

entagor on January 29, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Obama is so un-American it makes me sick to my stomach that he is our President. How is it we as a nation have fallen so far? There should be a real fear where our King is taking us!

karlinsync on January 29, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Obama is so un-American it makes me sick to my stomach that he is our President. How is it we as a nation have fallen so far? There should be a real fear where our King is taking us!

karlinsync on January 29, 2013 at 4:59 PM

The real fear should rest upon the under-30 crowd who have been brainwashed forever into accepting Socialism as a virtue. If Hitler was running for President, they’d vote for him because he’s a Democrat, and Democrats are cool.

The Worthless Generation will preside over the execution of the US as a whole, but they won’t care. Just as long as they get their free birth control for life.

Myron Falwell on January 29, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Do you want to talk about Michelle’s new wig?

Cindy Munford on January 29, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Yes! But how did you know that?

petefrt on January 29, 2013 at 6:32 PM

I thought the Hispanic Caucus asked Obama not to introduce his own plan as that would sabotage bipartisan efforts.

Hera on January 29, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Obama’s speech this afternoon was a rope-a-dope. It was last minute reposturing brought on by members of his own party asking him to stay out of it, or asking him at least not to torpedo the bipartisan effort. He realized that he’d look bad if he torpedoed it now, so he put it off a week or two. The only thing that has changed is the timing.

petefrt on January 29, 2013 at 6:44 PM

If the borders aren’t closed you haven’t solved anything – you’ve just wiped the ‘illegal’ slate clean with amnesty just to start all over again.

NO DEBT CEILING DISCUSSION UNTIL LAW IS OBEYED – BUDGET IS PASSED & NO IMMIGRATION BILL UNTIL BORDER IS SECURE!

easyt65 on January 29, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Just want to point out that Hispanics are not a unified group. Mexicans do not like Cubans (Rubio), for example. Cubans do not like Mexicans. Other animosities exist as well.

francesca on January 29, 2013 at 11:24 PM

It’s called the “DC Two Step”: Obama eggs on the assumed opposition (in this case, Rubio as representative of the flexible, used-car salesmanship of the GOP) and then the other side responds with indignation, then it goes on again and again and again until they suddenly melt into one big stage melding and, presto, they’ve dragged gullible voters into concluding one side, no, the other side, no, their side, no, theirs, no…has won.

I get the impression that Obama is just yelling out the lines from backstage to “allow” some in the GOP to drag the rest of the nation into Obama’s backstage.

Which is why I don’t now trust Rubio, just as I long ago concluded I didn’t trust McCain and Graham, nor their pal Ted Kennedy. Look at their actions for reasons to withhold trust.

At least we’re finding out now what and who Rubio is and not at two months before another national election when he’s the GOP nominee…

Lourdes on January 30, 2013 at 3:40 AM

Just want to point out that Hispanics are not a unified group. Mexicans do not like Cubans (Rubio), for example. Cubans do not like Mexicans. Other animosities exist as well.

francesca on January 29, 2013 at 11:24 PM

I guess the point is to refer to oneself as a US Citizen and not as an ethnicity when it comes to voting.

The sooner the “typecasting” of individuals based upon race, gender and/or ethnicity expires, the better.

When people persist in referring to themselves as “ethnic-this” and “race-that,” I can’t take them seriously except on an ethnicity and/or racial level.

Lourdes on January 30, 2013 at 3:43 AM

Obama is so un-American it makes me sick to my stomach that he is our President. How is it we as a nation have fallen so far? There should be a real fear where our King is taking us!

karlinsync on January 29, 2013 at 4:59 PM

The real fear should rest upon the under-30 crowd who have been brainwashed forever into accepting Socialism as a virtue. If Hitler was running for President, they’d vote for him because he’s a Democrat, and Democrats are cool.

The Worthless Generation will preside over the execution of the US as a whole, but they won’t care. Just as long as they get their free birth control for life.

Myron Falwell on January 29, 2013 at 6:08 PM

I agree with you both. Myron makes an accurate observation, unfortunately, about the dreadfully entrapped generation…

Lourdes on January 30, 2013 at 3:45 AM

Is that O’s whole strategy here, to let Republicans use him as a punching bag in order to make it easier to sell the big legalization effort to skeptical conservatives?

Yes, I think it is.

However, I ALSO think it’s fruitless to try and analyze and then determine to any specific point what Obama’s strategy is on issues, because it’s more useful to face the reality that Obama’s strategy is to deface, defame and undo the U.S.A.

He’s enjoying his grand barbeque of this nation, one issue at a time. His goal is our demise.

Lourdes on January 30, 2013 at 3:48 AM

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