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  1. 13 Nov '14 12:44

    Here is Obama in 2011 teaching the audience why Executive Orders to give amnesty to illegals is.....well......illegal.
  2. 17 Nov '14 19:20
    Originally posted by whodey

    Here is Obama in 2011 teaching the audience why Executive Orders to give amnesty to illegals is.....well......illegal.
    Here is more Obama flip-flopping

    Guess you need to do what "The Man" tells you to do once he puts you in office:

    President Barack Obama once declared that an influx of illegal immigrants will harm “the wages of blue-collar Americans” and “put strains on an already overburdened safety net.”

    “[T]here’s no denying that many blacks share the same anxieties as many whites about the wave of illegal immigration flooding our Southern border—a sense that what’s happening now is fundamentally different from what has gone on before,” then-Senator Obama wrote in his 2006 autobiography, “The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.”

    ”Not all these fears are irrational,” he wrote.

    “The number of immigrants added to the labor force every year is of a magnitude not seen in this country for over a century,” Obama noted. “If this huge influx of mostly low-skill workers provides some benefits to the economy as a whole—especially by keeping our workforce young, in contrast to an increasingly geriatric Europe and Japan—it also threatens to depress further the wages of blue-collar Americans and put strains on an already overburdened safety net.”,657950
  3. Standard member finnegan
    17 Nov '14 19:52
    The Republican House speaker, John Boehner, has put Obama on “burn notice”: “When you play with matches, you take the risk of burning yourself, and he’s going to burn himself if he continues to go down that path.” The path in question would lead to a modest immigration reform. According to leaks it would prevent the deportation of up to 5 million people living in the United States while giving many of them work permits and shifting the focus of the nation’s immigration agents to deportations of convicted criminals and people who recently arrived in the country without documents.

    This would be a popular path. Around half the country believes undocumented immigrants should have a pathway to citizenship, while another 15% believe they should be able to stay without becoming citizens. An overwhelming majority think immigration is a serious issue and that it’s important that Congress does something about it. Obama should be pushing at an open door. The trouble is, Republicans have put all their baggage behind that door and are now blocking it with all the bodies they have.

    there are a number of ways one can critically frame Obama: aloof, indecisive, unfocused and incompetent have all worked. Dictatorial does not. If he is a dictator he is not a very good one. He has used his presidential veto less often than any president since James Garfield in 1880 (who served for just 200 days before he was assassinated). He has signed fewer executive orders than any two-term president since Andrew Jackson, who left office in 1837. When it comes to forcing his will on the American people he has been remarkably ineffective. The reason his approval ratings have fallen isn’t because Republicans don’t like him for doing too much – they loathed him before he’d done anything. It’s because his own supporters have lost faith in him doing anything very much – he promised change and has not delivered.