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Obama reverses stance on immigration
Washington TImes ^ | May 8, 2009 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 05/08/2009 10:40:36 PM PDT by plsjr

On the thorniest of political issues, President Obama has embraced the enforcement-first position on immigration that he criticized during last year's presidential campaign, and he now says he can't move forward with the type of comprehensive bill he wants until voters are convinced that the borders can be enforced.

Having already backed off his pledge to have an immigration bill this year, Mr. Obama boosted his commitment to enforcement in the budget released Thursday. The spending blueprint calls for extra money to build an employee-verification system and to pay for more personnel and equipment to patrol the border.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoillegals; enforcement; idontbelieveobama; illegal; immigration; liar; second100days; zero
Caution, his lips are moving.
1 posted on 05/08/2009 10:40:36 PM PDT by plsjr
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To: plsjr

The polls didn’t look good.


2 posted on 05/08/2009 10:42:16 PM PDT by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: plsjr

He will not enforce to keep them out. He will enforce to keep us in.


3 posted on 05/08/2009 10:42:36 PM PDT by uptoolate (Shhh. If you listen real hard, God is speaking to America.)
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To: plsjr

Agreed. This con man will say anything.


4 posted on 05/08/2009 10:43:47 PM PDT by prismsinc (A.K.A. "The Terminator"!)
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To: plsjr
He is lying. The man always lies, he lies with incredible brazenness, he lies with shocking shamelessness. He always does the opposite of what he says.
5 posted on 05/08/2009 10:44:30 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: jveritas
He is lying. The man always lies, he lies with incredible brazenness, he lies with shocking shamelessness. He always does the opposite of what he says.

I've read a Book that has a being just like that.

6 posted on 05/08/2009 10:45:18 PM PDT by uptoolate (Shhh. If you listen real hard, God is speaking to America.)
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To: org.whodat

Do you really believe what he said? Get real.


7 posted on 05/08/2009 10:46:00 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: plsjr

Just wait a few, Obama will flip back.


8 posted on 05/08/2009 10:46:50 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: uptoolate

Me too. Evil lies all the time but we are here to bear witness for the truth and expose the lies of evil.


9 posted on 05/08/2009 10:48:12 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: org.whodat

I can hear the ratchet operating again. The same ratchet which ended up with Obama’s claimed position being almost the same as McCain’s just before the November 2008 election.


10 posted on 05/08/2009 10:50:33 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

HMMMM.... Than explain this article today where the budget for the border fence is being cut.

Says one thing, always does the opposite and the media provides the cover..

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/politics/national/stories/050809dnnatborderfence.4053ed2.html


11 posted on 05/08/2009 10:53:34 PM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: plsjr

This guy is starting to sound more and more like Clinton everyday. Next thing you know he’ll bomb Iran or something.


12 posted on 05/08/2009 10:53:59 PM PDT by j-damn
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To: neverbluffer

Being Obama, he prefers the “turn loose the jack boot thugs” approach to the “prevent the problem” approach.


13 posted on 05/08/2009 10:55:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: plsjr

Didn’t I hear that he pulled funding for the fence now, and isn’t going to install it, even though Congress approved it when Bush was still President. It’s part of the 1% of his 3 trillion dollar budget that he’s claiming he “saved.” He’s worse than John Kerry at flip-flopping.


14 posted on 05/08/2009 10:56:16 PM PDT by NRA2BFree
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To: jveritas
Did I say I believed it!!!! No it's another both sides of the deal, the unions are dead set against it and with their help and the republicans it would have gone down worse than the last time, people are out of work. The only supports are the Home Builders association and Tyson Foods, ETC, ETC,
15 posted on 05/08/2009 10:56:30 PM PDT by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: NRA2BFree

Jerkoff spent all the funds and had it all contracted, we got a couple of private lakes thanks to Kay Baily Hutchinson. 80% waste!!!


16 posted on 05/08/2009 10:59:03 PM PDT by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: neverbluffer
The Obama administration will continue efforts "to finish up the fencing to get as close to the 670 miles of fence that has been previously identified," the aide said.

This would have been new money budgeted not the old jorg lie. The 670 number is BS as well.

17 posted on 05/08/2009 11:01:51 PM PDT by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: org.whodat

Good translation, I like this one:

“Now that I am elected, I really don’t need you and I have better things to do with my time like running the automakers.”


18 posted on 05/08/2009 11:05:27 PM PDT by dila813
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To: dila813

LOL


19 posted on 05/08/2009 11:07:58 PM PDT by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: jveritas

He does lie to liberals too. It depends upon what TOTUS wants him to do and who knows what that will be?


20 posted on 05/08/2009 11:13:40 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: TigersEye

He will do whatever the heck he wants, disagree and your racist!


21 posted on 05/08/2009 11:15:20 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress

The only unforgivable sin is to disagree with TOTUS.


22 posted on 05/08/2009 11:17:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: TigersEye

That seems to be the only one that can challenge Obama right now.


23 posted on 05/08/2009 11:19:30 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: plsjr

I’ve lost track of the number of flip flops.


24 posted on 05/08/2009 11:19:39 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: eyedigress

Yeah, I think I figured out why 0bama stammers. TOTUS changes his lines in the middle of sentences just to mess with him. Zer0 knows if says something not on TOTUS he’ll be thrown under the bus.


25 posted on 05/08/2009 11:23:38 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: TigersEye

LOL! Problem is, he is the thrower. That’s some Chicago Yoga/Jujitsu not seen for decades.


26 posted on 05/08/2009 11:26:16 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: plsjr

everytime barrack obama opens his mouth I’m tempted to slice my wrist so none of the stupid stays in my body.


27 posted on 05/08/2009 11:35:49 PM PDT by utherdoul
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To: eyedigress

Seriously, the guy can lie to the left and right at the same time. He says Gitmo is closing but doesn’t close it. He does 90% of the damage of actually closing it by sending the wrong message to the enemy and releasing documents. But it’s 90% still there with troops and prisoners. And he smiles and tells both sides of the television screen that he is making America both safe and moral. It’s like a Roger Rabbit movie.


28 posted on 05/08/2009 11:37:24 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: TigersEye

My eldest bro who is about 60 (not yet) actually follows that premise. Only a democrat can be conservative and only a republican can be liberal. It’s a lesson in media politics.


29 posted on 05/08/2009 11:45:37 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: plsjr

Once again, the Magic Kenyan’s Alligator mouth has overloaded his Hummingbird ass.


30 posted on 05/08/2009 11:49:08 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: plsjr
"I was fascinated the Hispanic Caucus came out all excited - 'Hey, he said we're going to have forums and meetings and conferences on it' - is there somebody that doesn't understand the issue of immigration? So if the president wants to lead and make a proposal on comprehensive immigration reform with the principle of securing our borders first, then I'm ready to join in. But the president has to lead," Mr. McCain said.

With McCain and Obama working together, I am sure they can come up with a super-duper immigration bill!!!

Does McCain sound a little snotty that the Hispanic-Uber Alles groups he has been sucking up to are willing to cut the brother more slack than they cut him?

31 posted on 05/09/2009 12:04:19 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: plsjr

still have to wonder who is running the show in D.C.


32 posted on 05/09/2009 12:45:00 AM PDT by screaming eagle2
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To: jveritas
Do you really believe what he said? Get real.

Dems live and die by the polls. The polls say that the vast majority of the populace want immigration laws enforced. Don't be too sure he's lying about this. And I can't believe I just said that.
33 posted on 05/09/2009 12:56:02 AM PDT by LanaTurnerOverdrive ("I've done a few things in my life I'm not proud of, and the things I am proud of are disgusting.")
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To: plsjr
>"Caution, his lips are moving."

What the teleprompter meant to say was, He is building our own version of the Berlin tax wall.

34 posted on 05/09/2009 1:29:49 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (<P><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajsov1M4h50"> Thank You Satan 1:50</a>)
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To: uptoolate
>"I've read a Book that has a being just like that."

Thank You Satan 1:50

by Will I am. IIRC "I Will" was the original sin by the original sinner.

35 posted on 05/09/2009 1:31:55 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (<P><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajsov1M4h50"> Thank You Satan 1:50</a>)
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To: plsjr

And, border fence funding has come to a halt because there was “not enough” in HIS trillions dollar “budget”.


36 posted on 05/09/2009 2:03:54 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: freeangel

No funding for the border fence. An end to raids on employers who hire illegals. And, I heard of a story that Napolitano actually flew some illegals back into the US who had been deported (!).

I hope it’s true that rank-and-file Democrats and the union stood with us to defeat the last immigration bill, or we’re screwed no matter what he says about a commitment to enforcement.


37 posted on 05/09/2009 2:10:24 AM PDT by Rastus (Jedi mind tricks would work on Obama.)
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To: plsjr

He has cut funding he cannot control directly, paying states back for incarcerating illegals, the only real effective measure.

Obama’s choice policies always have this hedge against the policy itself. He has no provable mandate and any of his stuff always puts the burden of proof on those questioning him.


38 posted on 05/09/2009 3:18:51 AM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: plsjr

When are they going to provide a phone number for Daily Obama Flip Flop?


39 posted on 05/09/2009 3:36:11 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: plsjr
He is merely saying this to separate himself from public anger. But mark my words, the Legislature will soon draft a bill that will pass amnesty very soon. Obama will “reluctantly” sign it.

They need the Latino vote in 2010 and 2012 you can bet, and ACORN will be in charge of ushering 30 million illegals into the system. The Democrats know that if they pull this off, they will never lose another election again. It will become a one party Socialism, the very instant Obama signs it into law.

40 posted on 05/09/2009 3:44:53 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Give me LIBERTY or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: plsjr

He cut border security funding... typical rat liar.

LLS


41 posted on 05/09/2009 4:41:51 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: plsjr

So no longer he prefers a wide stance?


42 posted on 05/09/2009 5:04:36 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: plsjr
Caution, his lips are moving.

Yeah, he says border enforcement is important, but I've heard that one of the cuts in his for show $17 billion economizing is funds for additional fencing beyond that already built.

43 posted on 05/09/2009 5:43:55 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

It is extremely clear now that when this President says something, watch closely because he is actually doing the opposite somewhere.


44 posted on 05/09/2009 9:01:35 AM PDT by Cincinnatus.45-70 (Patriotism to DemocRats is like sunlight to Dracula.)
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