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During a token policy appearance Monday in San Francisco, President Obama railed against Republicans for standing in the way of his 'comprehensive' immigration reform plans that would extend an amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.
'It is long past time to reform an immigration system that doesn't serve America as well as it should,' he told a crowd estimated at 600. 'We could be doing so much more to unleash America's potential.'
'The only thing standing in our way right now,' Obama said, 'is the unwillingness of certain Republicans in congress to catch up with the rest of the country.
Deputy White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said 'The only thing that’s blocking that right now is not one party, it’s one faction of one party.' He complained of 'significant consequences for our economy' if an immigration reform bill does not reach the president's desk.
How dare those nasty Republican nutters stand in the way of Emperor Obama's decree!
What a tool.
edit on 2013/11/25 by Metallicus because: sp
reply to post by Bassago
I guess it isn't illegal anymore to break into someones home, eat their food, spend their money, use their property.
Amnesty for me!
“I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is. … He knows how perceptive he is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability — the extraordinary, uncanny ability — to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them and make sense out of them, and I think that he has never really been challenged intellectually. … So what I sensed in him was not just a restless spirit but somebody with such extraordinary talents that had to be really taxed in order for him to be happy. … He’s been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do.”
'The only thing that’s blocking that right now is not one party, it’s one faction of one party.' He complained of 'significant consequences for our economy' if an immigration reform bill does not reach the president's desk.
... It's the Tea Party's fault. Well if that's true all I have to say is "Thank You!"
I am still confused as to how this even helps the Democrats in gaining votes. If you suddenly make a huge voting block legal citizens, then they can legally vote. But they can also legally run for office.
Now if you a have voting block that represents about 20%-25% of the population, that votes almost religiously, you think that you are going to retain that WASP-y, Blue Blood East Coast Democrat like John Kerry?
Amnesty will change the political landscape, but not the way the current Democrats think it will.