Obama’s Amnesty Speech of Lies
Obama’s Amnesty Speech of Lies
Last night President Barack Obama outlined his plan to grant at least 5 million illegal immigrants amnesty. While I despise him and his unlawful, unconstitutional disregard for our way of governing, I cannot say that I am surprised that he would throw a little hissy fit because his party got spanked in elections across the nation a few weeks ago. We can expect this type of petulant behavior a lot over the next two years.
Alas, the Liar-in-Chief was on cable news television last night to outline his new plan to screw us all over. He didn’t press for primetime on the networks, though, because heaven forbid the American people actually be forced to listen to one of his lie filled, politically charged, 100% partisan, calmly disguised temper tantrums. The libtards in the media can’t convincingly persuade Americans into thinking the train wreck that will inevitably ensue is Republicans faults if we watch it, so The Big Bang Theory wasn’t interrupted.
“For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations. It’s kept us youthful, dynamic, and entrepreneurial. It has shaped our character as a people with limitless possibilities – people not trapped by our past, but able to remake ourselves as we choose.”
Right out the gate he begins with his political pandering. I wish you understood, Mr. Obama, what made us exceptional. The immigration laws of our nation did keep us a melting pot of ideas, innovation, and exceptionalism. People could come here and be free from the tyranny found in other places around the world. Ironically, you chose to behave in a manner completely consistent with the leaders those people so desperately wished to escape when you pushed your decisions down the unwilling throats of the American people. And, Mr. President, those people you refer to, my ancestors, stood in lines to get into this nation legally unlike the millions to whom you granted amnesty.
“But today, our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it.”
No, it isn’t broken. It’s actually pretty good. It clearly says if you are here without permission of the United States government that you are breaking our laws, and if we find you we will deport you. It is not broken. It simply isn’t being enforced, and that is partly due to Obama freezing the deportations of thousands.
“When I took office, I committed to fixing this broken immigration system. And I began by doing what I could to secure our borders.”
He leaves out that he promised to do this in his first year in office. Yet another campaign promise to go unfulfilled. Gee, it’s as if he was completely unprepared for the responsibilities of the White House, or maybe it was his dedication to his golf game.
“And over the past six years, illegal border crossings have been cut by more than half. Although this summer, there was a brief spike in unaccompanied children being apprehended at our border, the number of such children is now actually lower than it’s been in nearly two years. Overall, the number of people trying to cross our border illegally is at its lowest level since the 1970s. Those are the facts.”
LIAR. Those are not the facts. Those are lies. The illegal immigration of unaccompanied children has been on the rise since budget year 2011. There was more than a “brief spike”, Mr. President. In 2011, Border Patrol caught around 16,000 children crossing alone. In 2012, they apprehended nearly 24,000 unaccompanied children, and in 2013, Border Patrol took custody of around 38,800 unaccompanied, illegal minors. In the last budget year alone, we’ve taken in 68,361 children crossing our borders.
As for his mumbo jumbo about the numbers of border jumpers being on the decline, well that’s not exactly truthful either. Illegal crossings had been on a rapid increase until our economy looked grim. Then we hit a low of 486,651 arrests at the border in 2011. However, since the economy has picked up slightly, the numbers of illegals pouring in are rising again.
“Meanwhile, I worked with Congress on a comprehensive fix, and last year, 68 Democrats, Republicans, and Independents came together to pass a bipartisan bill in the Senate. It wasn’t perfect. It was a compromise, but it reflected common sense. It would have doubled the number of border patrol agents, while giving undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship if they paid a fine, started paying their taxes, and went to the back of the line. And independent experts said that it would help grow our economy and shrink our deficits. Had the House of Representatives allowed that kind of a bill a simple yes-or-no vote, it would have passed with support from both parties, and today it would be the law. But for a year and a half now, Republican leaders in the House have refused to allow that simple vote.”
Ahh, yes, it is those EVIL Republicans in the House that prohibited the poor “undocumented workers” from being here legally.
“Third, we’ll take steps to deal responsibly with the millions of undocumented immigrants who already live in our country. I want to say more about this third issue, because it generates the most passion and controversy. Even as we are a nation of immigrants, we are also a nation of laws. Undocumented workers broke our immigration laws, and I believe that they must be held accountable – especially those who may be dangerous. That’s why, over the past six years, deportations of criminals are up 80 percent. And that’s why we’re going to keep focusing enforcement resources on actual threats to our security. Felons, not families. Criminals, not children. Gang members, not a mother who’s working hard to provide for her kids. We’ll prioritize, just like law enforcement does every day.”
Isn’t it nice that he thinks of the American Mother who is working to support her kids, but will have that made harder because he is flooding our system with millions of people who will work for cheaper?
He goes on to outline his new plan for these “undocumented workers”.
“It does not grant citizenship, or the right to stay here permanently, or offer the same benefits that citizens receive – only Congress can do that. All we’re saying is we’re not going to deport you.”
No, you are saying and doing far more than that, Mr. Obama. You are making them eligible to get work permits, and to compete in our already dismal job market with legal residents and American citizens.
“And to those Members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill. I want to work with both parties to pass a more permanent legislative solution. And the day I sign that bill into law, the actions I take will no longer be necessary.”
Why should they waste their time when you have said that if it isn’t the plan you want that you will throw a hissy fit and veto it? Always playing the martyr at the hand of the eveeeeel Republicans, aren’t you? What about the first years of your tenure in office when you had control of both houses of Congress? Why not pass a bill then? Oh, wait. That’s right. The Democrat Party was too concerned with passing the massively unpopular Obamacare law.
“Meanwhile, don’t let a disagreement over a single issue be a dealbreaker on every issue. That’s not how our democracy works, and Congress certainly shouldn’t shut down our government again just because we disagree on this. Americans are tired of gridlock. What our country needs from us right now is a common purpose – a higher purpose.”
This man understands our government just about as well as he understands the American people.
“I know that some worry immigration will change the very fabric of who we are, or take our jobs, or stick it to middle-class families at a time when they already feel like they’ve gotten the raw end of the deal for over a decade.”
Yet another lie. The middle class will be stuck with these tax burdens under the guise of being “compassionate”. The middle class is already worked to the bone to pay our government bills, and here our “leader” is piling on more debt.
“And I believe it’s important that all of us have this debate without impugning each other’s character.”
“Are we a nation that tolerates the hypocrisy of a system where workers who pick our fruit and make our beds never have a chance to get right with the law?”
Did that arrogant imbecile just tell us not to insult each other, and then a few sentences later actually use the two biggest stereotypical jobs “undocumented workers” fulfill? Wow. And, here I thought it was the Republicans who were the racists.
“But let me tell you why I have come to feel so strongly about it. Over the past few years, I have seen the determination of immigrant fathers who worked two or three jobs, without taking a dime from the government, and at risk at any moment of losing it all, just to build a better life for their kids.”
Well, isn’t that compassionate of you? You didn’t seem to care about all of the American citizens serving in our military that are parents when you forced them out of a job over the last few years. You didn’t care about the father in the military who was forced out, and lost his home because his livelihood was taken away. Don’t mince words or lie to us. We know you don’t care about these people. We know you just see future Democrat voters.
He closes with this:
“My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too. And whether our forebears were strangers who crossed the Atlantic, or the Pacific, or the Rio Grande, we are here only because this country welcomed them in, and taught them that to be an American is about something more than what we look like, or what our last names are, or how we worship. What makes us Americans is our shared commitment to an ideal – that all of us are created equal, and all of us have the chance to make of our lives what we will.”
No, that is the ideal that your party is committed to, Mr. President. I’m committed to the ideals outlined in our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution – and equality isn’t the only one. I’m dedicated to the law. I can’t make my life what I will it to be if I can’t first provide for my family because my tax burden to take care of at least 5 million more people is so extreme.
President Obama showed his utter contempt for our laws, our people, and our traditions last night. He called us bigots while displaying his own bigotry. He attacked Republicans with lies and half truths while leaving out that his party had control of Congress for years. He showed that he doesn’t care about “reaching across the aisle”, and he is setting the tone for the last two years of his presidency. He is the one who was warned by the new, incoming Congresssinal leaders in the Republican Party not to do this, but he chose to be confrontational and do it anyway. Mr. President, We the People are sick of your party’s bullying methods. We the People will not tolerate it any longer. We the People will continue to punish you at the ballot box. We the People will not be ignored, and We the People will not allow Washington to subjugate and enslave us anymore.