Watch: Hillary Clinton heckled by angry immigration activists

posted at 10:41 am on October 31, 2014 by Noah Rothman

Young Hispanic activists, fed up with the Obama administration after nearly 6 years of promises for immigration reform but no legislation, are taking their frustrations out on the next best thing: Hillary Clinton.

Appearing at an even at the University of Maryland on Thursday, the familiar chants of “Hillary!” from the likely Democratic standard-bearer’s admirers were unexpectedly drowned out by what was reported to be waves of immigration activists who hekcled the former secretary of state.

“Immigration is an important issue,” Hillary conceded, struggling to be heard over the raucous so-called DREAMERs. When the boos had died down, Clinton, forcing a smile, assured the rally’s attendees that she was just getting to the issue of the DREAM Act.

“The rolling protests by members of the group United We Dream came during a rally at the University of Maryland for Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown,” Politico reported. “They also came nearly a week after so-called Dreamers interrupted Clinton’s speech in North Carolina, where she was campaigning for Sen. Kay Hagan; the activists reportedly said they were mishandled by officials at that rally when they were being led out.”

This kind of hostility from a key voting bloc directed at figures like Hagan, Brown, and Clinton, the most critical pillar of the long-delayed Emerging Democratic Majority, is going to rattle a few cages. In the clip above, The Washington Post’s Nia Malika-Henderson predicted such Democratic alarm that there would be a push for legislation in the lame duck session. “It’s going to be a fight,” she said, and she may be right. But a fight is all that is in the offing for the lame duck in terms of immigration legislation and, if Democrats push for one, it will show reveal the in-party’s strategy is more focused on appearing to be interested in reform solely to mollify their frustrated core Hispanic voters.

Much of what happens with immigration reform in the 115th Congress depends on what happens next Tuesday. It is clear, however, that the Democrats are facing so much heat from a base of voters who are so frustrated that they are heckling the party’s likely presidential nominee and are indifferent toward a Republican Senate majority. The president’s party is going to be hitting the panic button on the immigration issue soon.


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Noah: You really need to use spell check…

PatriotRider on October 31, 2014 at 10:43 AM

No amnesty no peace?

F’em

ConstantineXI on October 31, 2014 at 10:44 AM

patience padawan. The democrats will give you amnesty after the election.

HugoDrax on October 31, 2014 at 10:44 AM

CNN dreck.

Viator on October 31, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Noah: You really need to use spell check…

PatriotRider on October 31, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Spell check isn’t going to help, Writing for the National Inquirer is what he should be doing.

oscarwilde on October 31, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Mrs. O got the same treatment, her response is vomit inducing.

Flora Duh on October 31, 2014 at 10:47 AM

But a fight is all that is in the offing for the lame duck in terms of immigration legislation and, if Democrats push for one, it will show reveal the in-party’s strategy is more focused on appearing to be interested in reform solely to mollify their frustrated core Hispanic voters.

What?

Aizen on October 31, 2014 at 10:48 AM

said they were mishandled by officials at that rally when they were being led out.”

GET USED TO IT ON YOUR DEMOCRAT PLANTATION

Pelosi Schmelosi on October 31, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Appearing at an even at the University of Maryland on Thursday, the familiar chants of “Hillary!” from the likely Democratic standard-bearer’s admirers were unexpectedly drowned out by what was reported to be waves of immigration activists who hekcled the former secretary of state.

Sweet Mary and Joseph.

Bishop on October 31, 2014 at 10:49 AM

With thousands of illegals voting in the mid terms, que es el problemo?

vnvet on October 31, 2014 at 10:50 AM

The president’s party is going to be hitting the panic button on the immigration issue soon.

More like the amnesty button, with help from the RINOs.

Aizen on October 31, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Reward our lawlessness, now, or else . . . uh . . . or else we’ll stop illegally voting for you!

AZCoyote on October 31, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Hillary is puffy…

JohnGalt23 on October 31, 2014 at 10:57 AM

Clinton phooey!

losarkos on October 31, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Can we get a proofreader around here? I’m not looking for perfection, but uh, a certain amount of pride and professionalism would be nice. It’s becoming difficult to read this stuff.

trubble on October 31, 2014 at 10:59 AM

So at this point she’s feeling No Waaaaays Taaaaard?

ToddPA on October 31, 2014 at 11:02 AM

I’m looking a a really nice corner of Switzerland. Does anyone want to work up a large group of people to go there and demand citizenship?

Walter L. Newton on October 31, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Just can’t get too excited over this. Dreamers are not a group I view in a positive light. Them booing Hillary is at best a small amount of schadenfreude. Very small. They will still vote for her.

Bmore on October 31, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Appearing at an even at the University of Maryland on Thursday, the familiar chants of “Hillary!” from the likely Democratic standard-bearer’s admirers were unexpectedly drowned out by what was reported to be waves of immigration activists who hekcled the former secretary of state.

Sweet Mary and Joseph.

Bishop on October 31, 2014 at 10:49 AM

“Secretary of State” should be capitalized also. Somebody should pay us to proofread.

Fenris on October 31, 2014 at 11:09 AM

said they were mishandled by officials at that rally when they were being led out.”

GET USED TO IT ON YOUR DEMOCRAT PLANTATION

Pelosi Schmelosi on October 31, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Mishandled? the Secret service should have checked everyone of their citizenship status and instantly deported any who were not here legally.

oscarwilde on October 31, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Appearing at an even at the University of Maryland on Thursday, the familiar chants of “Hillary!” from the likely Democratic standard-bearer’s admirers were unexpectedly drowned out by what was reported to be waves of immigration activists who hekcled the former secretary of state.

It’s time to fire the Editor at Large,Mary Katharine Ham.

meci on October 31, 2014 at 11:10 AM

What?

Aizen on October 31, 2014 at 10:48 AM

rotf

Axe on October 31, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Thanks for transporting the comments from the Headlines thread to this one, Noah.

Flora Duh on October 31, 2014 at 11:11 AM

The president’s party is going to be hitting the panic button on the immigration issue soon.

The button marked “Executive Order”.

Welcome, amigos, EBT cards are over there next to the demorat party registration sheet.

Bishop on October 31, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Who has the quote of Rothman’s from a while ago when he twitterfied about the commenters here at HotGas, anyone?

Bishop on October 31, 2014 at 11:14 AM

So at this point she’s feeling No Waaaaays Taaaaard?

ToddPA on October 31, 2014 at 11:02 AM

What difference does it make?

Flora Duh on October 31, 2014 at 11:14 AM

The president’s party is going to be hitting the panic button on the immigration issue soon.

The button marked “Executive Order”.

Welcome, amigos, EBT cards are over there next to the demorat party registration sheet.

Bishop on October 31, 2014 at 11:13 AM

You sure it won’t be Hillary’s infamous “Reset” Button?

oscarwilde on October 31, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Who has the quote of Rothman’s from a while ago when he twitterfied about the commenters here at HotGas, anyone?

Bishop on October 31, 2014 at 11:14 AM

bluegill for sure

Axe on October 31, 2014 at 11:15 AM

If you mean the bit about us being stupid.

Axe on October 31, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Who has the quote of Rothman’s from a while ago when he twitterfied about the commenters here at HotGas, anyone?

Bishop on October 31, 2014 at 11:14 AM

This one, or this one?

oscarwilde on October 31, 2014 at 11:18 AM

President Midas will have a zero tolerance policy with regards to illegal aliens.

Zero. Tolerance.

Midas on October 31, 2014 at 11:23 AM

If you mean the bit about us being stupid.

Axe on October 31, 2014 at 11:18 AM

You mean, like we can’t spell or something?

Midas on October 31, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Reward our lawlessness, now, or else . . . uh . . . or else we’ll stop illegally voting for you!

AZCoyote on October 31, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Funny and sad at the same time.

Mark Boabaca on October 31, 2014 at 11:25 AM

You folks need to lighten up, Noah he new skool, you old skool.

HumpBot Salvation on October 31, 2014 at 11:25 AM

You folks need to lighten up, Noah he new skool, you old skool.

HumpBot Salvation on October 31, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Nope, Noah is definitely old skool… as in, the only way in hell he got this gig, was because of who he is related to. Not because of his skills.

oscarwilde on October 31, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Nope, Noah is definitely old skool… as in, the only way in hell he got this gig, was because of who he is related to. Not because of his skills.

oscarwilde on October 31, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Really. I didn’t know Noah was related to someone on the Hot Air staff.

That’s an angle I hadn’t tried.

Hey Ed. Remember me. I’m your long, lost step-brother from the west end of Lake Minnetonka. How about a job as a writer.

Or maybe…

Michelle. I’m only 90 miles from ya, maybe we could do lunch in Castle Rock sometime.

Walter L. Newton on October 31, 2014 at 11:36 AM

I don’t remember the exact wording but it was something about the HotGas commenters being ignorant or something.

Bishop on October 31, 2014 at 11:38 AM

oscarwilde on October 31, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Really. I didn’t know Noah was related to someone on the Hot Air staff.

That’s an angle I hadn’t tried.

Hey Ed. Remember me. I’m your long, lost step-brother from the west end of Lake Minnetonka. How about a job as a writer.

Or maybe…

Michelle. I’m only 90 miles from ya, maybe we could do lunch in Castle Rock sometime.

Walter L. Newton on October 31, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Michelle no longer has anything to do with HotAir, so having lunch with her, while fascinating, would do you no good. And While Ed does run HotAir, he doesn’t call the shots. This is a Salem Communications outfit, if Noah is related to someone as I believe he must be, it’s someone at Salem.

oscarwilde on October 31, 2014 at 11:41 AM

I don’t remember the exact wording but it was something about the HotGas commenters being ignorant or something.

Bishop on October 31, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Yea, it was pretty much a typical Mainstream Media Journalist’s arrogant condescending assertion about the people stupid enough to read the drivel they write.

oscarwilde on October 31, 2014 at 11:43 AM

A law abiding government would round up every illegal alien at that and every rally and deport them.

justltl on October 31, 2014 at 11:48 AM

At this point, I stop reading Noah’s articles when I hit the first grammatical error or misspelling. Didn’t make it past the first sentence this time.

I understand that mistakes happen, but this is consistent carelessness. Someone needs to proofread for Noah. At least buy the kid a style guide or something.

(Here’s hoping there are no mistakes in my comment…)

irishgladiator63 on October 31, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Michelle no longer has anything to do with HotAir, so having lunch with her, while fascinating, would do you no good. And While Ed does run HotAir, he doesn’t call the shots. This is a Salem Communications outfit, if Noah is related to someone as I believe he must be, it’s someone at Salem.

oscarwilde on October 31, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Gotcha.

You realize my comment was sort of just meant to be humorous? It shows you how much I pay attention to who runs what, who owns what or who even matters.

Walter L. Newton on October 31, 2014 at 11:50 AM

But since we now live in a banana republic, it would be silly to expect that here.

justltl on October 31, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Noah Rothman, why do you refer to illegal alien amnesty activists as “young Hispanic activists” and “immigration activists”?

Pro-amnesty Noah Rothman doesn’t use the term “amnesty” once in this piece. He also avoids the term “illegal alien” in his posts here.

VIDEO: Liberal Noah Rothman shamefully and laughably tries to argue that illegal alien amnesty is something a “principled” conservative would support (skip to 6:15) – http://youtu.be/91x7GBml9ik

bluegill on October 31, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Just once I’d like to hear a politician tell them to go to hell…or better yet back home. I’m sick of the invaders demanding anything of this country.

cajunpatriot on October 31, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Pro-amnesty Noah Rothman is playing the same “sssshhhh-let’s-not-use-the-word-amnesty” tact that other pro-amnesty Republicans are playing.

NM Gov Martinez gives away part of the game that pro-amnesty Republicans. They are avoiding the word “amnesty” (in favor of vague, positive sounding language like “reform”) and are even denying that they are for amnesty.
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2012/11/16/susana-martinez-mitt-romney-comments/

The governor [Martinez] also said she hopes the party can change their tone, eliminating words like “amnesty” from the debate.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83960_Page2.html

After chatting with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer a few minutes before, she [Martinez] said that Arizona’s restrictive immigration law is not the type she would implement in her state.
“And it can be tackled without using the word amnesty,” she said. “People can be in this country legally and contributing, and they can come here to do all kinds of jobs, not just jobs Americans don’t want, all kinds of jobs, get educated, the whole nine yards, but be here legally. And there’s a variety of ways of receiving that kind of status.”

We should be telling the truth and calling it what it is: illegal alien amnesty. Pro-amnesty advocates know their only chance is to convince people that their amnesty plans aren’t amnesty.

“Immigration reform” is a sneaky way to use a positive-sounding term without saying what it really is: illegal alien amnesty.

McCain, Rubio, Graham and even Obama also deny they were ever for illegal alien amnesty, and claim to just be for “immigration reform.”

bluegill on October 31, 2014 at 11:59 AM

oscarwilde on October 31, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Gotcha.

You realize my comment was sort of just meant to be humorous? It shows you how much I pay attention to who runs what, who owns what or who even matters.

Walter L. Newton on October 31, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Gotcha right back. I was just pointing out that you need to inform Noah that you are his long lost Uncle Walter, rather than trying to appeal to Ed.

oscarwilde on October 31, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Most Americans oppose illegal alien amnesty. Don’t let anyone tell you that there is a strong desire out there among voters for amnesty or that immigration law enforcement is merely a concern of the conservative “base.”

That’s why pro-amnesty supporters have to lie to voters, hide their true intentions and pay for ads like this:

VIDEO: http://youtu.be/ecrUDjMlf5s. (Gives impression Graham and Rubio are for getting “tough” on illegal aliens)
And here’s a Zuckerberg-funded, fake “conservative” ad that tries to trick voters into thinking the Republican sellout amnesty proposal was what was needed to “get tough” on illegals:

VIDEO: http://youtu.be/l9XRF_kqIN4
Politicians like Martinez, Ryan, Rubio and others are all on the same page with this.

bluegill on October 31, 2014 at 12:02 PM

This kind of hostility from a key voting bloc

We’re talking about non-citizens here, right?

Arnold Yabenson on October 31, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Pro-amnesty Noah Rothman is playing the same “sssshhhh-let’s-not-use-the-word-amnesty” tact…

bluegill on October 31, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Are you trying to compete with Rothman?

But yes, the words ‘Republican’ and ‘conservative’ are not synonymous, and haven’t been for decades at least.

Fenris on October 31, 2014 at 12:03 PM

This kind of hostility from a key voting bloc

We’re talking about non-citizens here, right?

Arnold Yabenson on October 31, 2014 at 12:02 PM

What’s you point? Are you saying that illegal votes aren’t key for the lefties?

I know, I know.

Fenris on October 31, 2014 at 12:06 PM

What’s you point? Are you saying that illegal votes aren’t key for the lefties?
I know, I know.
Fenris on October 31, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Noah Rothman is arguing that illegal alien amnesty activists’ demands are valid and should be heeded.

bluegill on October 31, 2014 at 12:14 PM

bluegill on October 31, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Woooosh.

Fenris on October 31, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Noah: You really need to use spell check…

PatriotRider on October 31, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Spell check isn’t going to help, Writing for the National Inquirer is what he should be doing.

oscarwilde on October 31, 2014 at 10:47 AM

It just tedious to read Noah’s posts, let alone that it appears that he does not read his post before he hits Submit. Noah uses 5 paragraphs, over explaining, when one would make the point. Perhaps he is paid by the word!

jbe on October 31, 2014 at 12:33 PM

This kind of hostility from a key voting bloc directed at figures like Hagan, Brown, and Clinton, the most critical pillar of the long-delayed Emerging Democratic Majority, is going to rattle a few cages. In the clip above, The Washington Post’s Nia Malika-Henderson predicted such Democratic alarm that there would be a push for legislation in the lame duck session.

Hillary would love a lame-duck session action on amnesty, while Liz Warren’s supporters might want the issue more than the law, not just to use against the Republicans, but to use against the Clintons in the 2016 Democratic race. Hillary’s the one trying to distance herself from Obama while using some form of hubby’s triangulation strategy — Warren’s people, if she runs (or if Bernie Sanders runs), are going to run to Obama’s left, based on the idea he was simply too much of a wimp to do the progressive things he should have done. That group would have no problem promising the amnesty activists everything they want.

jon1979 on October 31, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Go to Hell all traitors.

REID TRIES ‘BEGGING’…
One Million Senate Ads — And Counting…
NYT: 70% REPUBLICANS TAKE…
WASH POST: 90% CHANCE…

EARLY VOTING: REPUBLICANS HAVE 10% LEAD

http://www.drudgereport.com

After Tuesday fight all the R traitors to the land.

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2014 at 12:42 PM

It just tedious to read Noah’s posts, let alone that it appears that he does not read his post before he hits Submit. Noah uses 5 paragraphs, over explaining, when one would make the point. Perhaps he is paid by the word!

jbe on October 31, 2014 at 12:33 PM

He ain’t pithy.

Arnold Yabenson on October 31, 2014 at 12:47 PM

It just tedious to read Noah’s posts, let alone that it appears that he does not read his post before he hits Submit. Noah uses 5 paragraphs, over explaining, when one would make the point. Perhaps he is paid by the word!
jbe on October 31, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Noah usually doesn’t state his main point right away, as he should. All the other bloggers here do. Sometimes it is hard to know where Noah is going in his posts until you get to the last couple paragraphs.

I post all of my comments from my phone, and make a lot of spelling and other mistakes in the process, so I am forgiving when it comes to that. What is unforgivable to me is the shift towards supporting illegal alien amnesty (and the leftward/anti-conservative shift here in general) among bloggers on this site.

bluegill on October 31, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Killary should have promised them she’d have more flexibility after 2016.

Kissmygrits on October 31, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Hot Air editors,

Content aside, the technical merits of blog submissions of late are subpar.

Who do you think you are, John Cusack in “The Sure Thing”?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL54IhfnzrU

Hire a proofreader if necessary.

Readers may take their eyes elsewhere if the situation remains.

islandman78 on October 31, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Noah usually doesn’t state his main point right away, as he should. All the other bloggers here do. Sometimes it is hard to know where Noah is going in his posts until you get to the last couple paragraphs.

bluegill on October 31, 2014 at 12:51 PM

It’s Composition 101: state your thesis.

Ed, AP, Jazz, MKH, Guy… they all do it. Heck, just about anyone who gets paid to write does it.

I generally avoid Rothman’s pieces… but sometimes I get sucked in by the headline before realizing I’ve been duped… usually after 5 paragraphs of “where is this going.”

Arnold Yabenson on October 31, 2014 at 1:13 PM

They will still vote “D” , no matter what.

warmairfan on October 31, 2014 at 1:14 PM

They will still vote “D” , no matter what.

warmairfan on October 31, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Even though – or especially because – they’re ILLEGALS.

Solaratov on October 31, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Hecklers: stupid. Clinton: a liar. CNN: a joke.
It’s all good.

Sherman1864 on October 31, 2014 at 11:19 PM