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Obama: Congress May Not Tackle Immigration

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posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 12:34 PM
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(ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that there "may not be an appetite" in Congress to deal with immigration immediately after going through a tough legislative year.

With energy legislation on the table and midterm elections approaching, Obama said he didn't want to force an immigration bill through Congress "just for the sake of politics." Still, he said discussions on the issue must move forward in a way that can garner the support of the American people.

We've gone though a very tough year and I've been working Congress very hard, so I know there may not be an appetite immediately to dive into another controversial issue," the president told reporters aboard Air Force One returning with him to Washington from a Midwest trip.

The issue of immigration bubbled to the surface in recent weeks after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a controversial bill into law requiring local and state law enforcement to question people about their immigration status if there's reason to suspect they're in the country illegally. The law also makes it a state crime to be in the U.S. illegally.

Obama has sharply criticized the law, asking the Justice Department to look into whether it violates civil rights. On Wednesday, he said he understands the frustrations of people in Arizona who are faced with thousands of immigrants coming into their state illegally, but he said the state's new immigration law would only end up polarizing the debate over reform.

"What I think is a mistake is when we start having local law enforcement officials given the power to stop people on the suspicions that they may be undocumented workers," Obama told reporters. "That carries a great amount of risk."

The president said that while he believed he could get a majority of Democrats to support immigration reform, he still needs help from Republicans.

Read more: www.time.com...


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I think this issue needs to be resolved and I definitely think copping out because of a tough year is unacceptable.




[edit on 29-4-2010 by Crossfate]




posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 12:40 PM
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Aww the poor babies had a tough year? Need a vacation maybe?

TOO EFFIN' BAD, guess what? Those snakes are lucky to have jobs.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 01:16 PM
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Isn't this the job that those elected into Congress wanted?

To be able to go to Washington and "do the right thing", "make a difference", and do their constituents bidding and voting for what "THEY" believe and want?

Is being elected to Congress only a "part time" job?

Obama: Congress May Not Tackle Immigration

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that there "may not be an appetite" in Congress to deal with immigration immediately after going through a tough legislative year.
******SKIP******
"We've gone though a very tough year and I've been working Congress very hard, so I know there may not be an appetite immediately to dive into another controversial issue,"

A tough YEAR????

It's only APRIL!

So they've had a "TOUGH" 4 months.


BIG deal! If I had a couple tough months of work does that mean I get to just take it easy the rest of the year too?

I don't think so!

They wanted the job they have, now it's time to do your job and not whine!

[edit on 4/29/2010 by Keyhole]



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 01:35 PM
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With energy legislation on the table and midterm elections approaching, Obama said he didn't want to force an immigration bill through Congress "just for the sake of politics." Still, he said discussions on the issue must move forward in a way that can garner the support of the American people.


Translation: It is not in the best interest of congress to move on this legislation, we are already in trouble in the upcoming elections, I don't want us to lose any more seats that are already in jeopardy due to my poor health care bill. But after the elections are over then we will talk about it some more...I might be able to spin this to my advantage...hmmm, let me think about this some more.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 01:58 PM
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Originally posted by Wolftotem
reply to post by Crossfate
 





With energy legislation on the table and midterm elections approaching, Obama said he didn't want to force an immigration bill through Congress "just for the sake of politics." Still, he said discussions on the issue must move forward in a way that can garner the support of the American people.


Translation: It is not in the best interest of congress to move on this legislation, we are already in trouble in the upcoming elections, I don't want us to lose any more seats that are already in jeopardy due to my poor health care bill. But after the elections are over then we will talk about it some more...I might be able to spin this to my advantage...hmmm, let me think about this some more.


Translation, Translation; I am going to watch this issue mobilize my base and let
the AZ supporters purge the GOP of all brown people once the rhetoric goes where it
will go naturally...


Its funny, in less than a week members here went from saying "illegals" to; using descriptive words which could be used to describe flees, mice and genital herpes.

I have seen at least five members go from sounding PC to completely racist in three days... I don't care, we have the 1st, I am only pointing this out, the general
right is in danger of getting too comfortable, possibly giving the fringe a platform
to insert foot in mouth... giving darker people an actual reason to go vote this year.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:04 PM
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Obama is worried that the partnership he and Bush have been working on to initiate a North American Union will be in Jeopardy as this is a front against Mexico, one of the partners signatory to it.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:11 PM
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OK, just so I am clear.

First everyone was complaing that this administration was trying to accomplish too much.


Obama Too Ambitious on Foreign Policy?


www.nsnetwork.org...

Barack Obama is ambitious, tidy, but may do too much


www.dailystar.com.lb...


Even so, Obama may be being too ambitious in trying to tackle too many problems all at once.

knowledge.insead.edu...

Now everyone is complaining not enough. You guys crack me up.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:14 PM
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Originally posted by kinda kurious
Now everyone is complaining not enough. You guys crack me up.




We are all opinionated, and none of us are left or right, we all have issues that effect all sides.

Being a european i just want everywhere to be the same, that means america needs to change. If they go everywhere forcing people to change, surely america itself is just being hypocrites for not changing with the times.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:15 PM
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possibly giving the fringe a platform to insert foot in mouth... giving darker people an actual reason to go vote this year.


Ya cain't vote, if ya ain't legal.


70% of Americans support what AZ is doing. That is a majority by anyone's standards (except maybe MSM). When was the last time Americans had a 70% approval rating on anything?



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:18 PM
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This is the calssic, 'violin playing' move...its all an excuse yuor giving obama. Are you openly admitting perhaps, we cannot control the safety of our national security and boarders? Or are yuo sympathizing with illegals???
Yeah, you haven enough time to bail out the big bannkers and not create any jobs for us LEGAL paying citiziens, but you have time to protect ilelgals. interesting indeed.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:20 PM
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Originally posted by Wolftotem
reply to post by Janky Red
 




possibly giving the fringe a platform to insert foot in mouth... giving darker people an actual reason to go vote this year.


Ya cain't vote, if ya ain't legal.


70% of Americans support what AZ is doing. That is a majority by anyone's standards (except maybe MSM). When was the last time Americans had a 70% approval rating on anything?






Not
every brown person
is illegal







[edit on 29-4-2010 by Janky Red]

[edit on 29-4-2010 by Janky Red]



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:43 PM
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Originally posted by ziggy1706
This is the calssic, 'violin playing' move...its all an excuse yuor giving obama. Are you openly admitting perhaps, we cannot control the safety of our national security and boarders? Or are yuo sympathizing with illegals???
Yeah, you haven enough time to bail out the big bannkers and not create any jobs for us LEGAL paying citiziens, but you have time to protect ilelgals. interesting indeed.


No I believe he is giving plenty of room for people to do what the fellow below this quoted
post did. Right or wrong, it can't be helped... Its a political football now...

Protect your mouth

from your foot

[edit on 29-4-2010 by Janky Red]

[edit on 29-4-2010 by Janky Red]



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:51 PM
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I have seen at least five members go from sounding PC to completely racist in three days...


Some have already proven they were racist. I know of one specifically that is...I bet you know who I'm referring to.

It's starting to make sense why some are comparing this to Nazi's. Kill the Socialist and Communists, and find a race to blame for all their problems.

People may not like that statement, and I know many people aren't that way...but some are and everyone here knows it.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:53 PM
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The issue of immigration bubbled to the surface in recent weeks after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a controversial bill into law

Now that is a bold faced lie!!!

Google up some key words like "las cruces bowling massacre" that was twenty years ago and we all know the who did it fled back into Mexico

Next google up "west mesa murders women" that was last year you read the stories of 13 dead girls, the current theory is they forced them to be drug mules then killed them to keep their secret..

This one hasn't hit the news yet but just a couple days back we had two more Americans killed in Columbus NM... 12 miles this (US) side of the border...

I say Obama and congress are just cowards not wanting to make waves in an election year... they sit on their fat cat butt and more Americans die...


Obama: Congress May Not Tackle Immigration
hell of a plan ignore it and hope the media doesn't start telling the real story...

S&F even if this story made me angry

[edit on 29-4-2010 by DaddyBare]



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 03:15 PM
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Originally posted by David9176
reply to post by Janky Red
 





I have seen at least five members go from sounding PC to completely racist in three days...


Some have already proven they were racist. I know of one specifically that is...I bet you know who I'm referring to.

It's starting to make sense why some are comparing this to Nazi's. Kill the Socialist and Communists, and find a race to blame for all their problems.

People may not like that statement, and I know many people aren't that way...but some are and everyone here knows it.


Buddy, the worst part is that they can't see it... Disconnect the brain and the constitution, full steam ahead... you are free... to think like me!

The biggest point about the Nazi's is Dickler couldn't have done his thing without a bunch of angry, self righteous German patriots behind him... Same with Stalin...
Both cases they were on the political outs, this lead to frustration, all it took was the guy who know how to play the hand.

It is not the ideology, it is the state of the people, they want solutions, they will accept
any solution as a good one, then the bar slowly inches up.

I would hate to see such careless minds being behind a truly evil president, like
putty, its this underlying tendency and mentality that is really screwed...



[edit on 29-4-2010 by Janky Red]



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 03:23 PM
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Talk about being out of touch. This issue has been going on for yeeears. And every year no matter who is in the majority in the beltway, nobody in DC wants to do anything about this. Then when the States decide enough is enough and decide to do something about it themselves, they all cry foul.

There are American citizens living in harms way, and I'm not saying all illegals are a danger, and the best the politicos can come up with is how hard they have been working? Geeez, cry me a river.

And DaddyBare, I wish you and your family the best in relocating out of the warzone. Take care.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 03:32 PM
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I guess if he wants to play like it's not happening until after the elections it just furthers wht I think of him. The Dems really are beginning to look worried about this upcoming election.......this just brings it to further light.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 03:38 PM
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Originally posted by Janky Red


Not
every brown person
is illegal




Very, true. And not all illegals are brown people.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 03:40 PM
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Originally posted by Wolftotem

Originally posted by Janky Red


Not
every brown person
is illegal




Very, true. And not all illegals are brown people.


That was my point-

I am very glad we can agree on that



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 03:47 PM
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Very, true. And not all illegals are brown people


RIGHT...SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where are YOUR PAPERS?

[edit on 29-4-2010 by David9176]




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