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Obama mocks Republican position on immigration
AP/Yahoo ^ | 5/11/11 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE and ERICA WERNER

Posted on 05/11/2011 7:26:30 AM PDT by markomalley

In search of Hispanic votes and a long-shot immigration overhaul, President Barack Obama on Tuesday stood at the U.S.-Mexico border for the first time since winning the White House and declared it more secure than ever. He mocked Republican lawmakers for blocking immigration over border security alone, saying they won't be happy until they get a moat with alligators along the border.

"They'll never be satisfied," he said.

Stymied by both chambers of Congress, the president ditched lawmakers in favor of voters who might pressure them, making an appeal to the public on a hot and dusty day far outside Washington. He told a friendly El Paso crowd that it's up to them to tell Congress to pass legislation providing a pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants.

The approach also allowed the president to make clear that it's Republicans — not him — standing in the way of immigration legislation. As his re-election campaign approaches it's a message he wants broadcast loud and clear to Latino voters who don't like his administration's heavy deportations and feel he never made good on his promise to prioritize immigration legislation during his first year in office.

"I am asking you to add your voices to this," Obama said. "We need Washington to know that there is a movement for reform gathering strength from coast to coast. That's how we'll get this done."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; aliens; alligators; border; dream; dreamact; immigrantlist; immigration; moat; mockerinchief; racism
STFU FUBO
1 posted on 05/11/2011 7:26:33 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

So unpresidential.

Declaring borders secure does not make it so.


2 posted on 05/11/2011 7:28:06 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Get the BO out of the Executive Mansion.)
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To: markomalley

So unpresidential.

Declaring borders secure does not make it so.


3 posted on 05/11/2011 7:28:13 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Get the BO out of the Executive Mansion.)
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To: markomalley

I’ll re-iterate what I said on a previous thread.

Hussein has accidentally swerved into a good idea.

Let’s send several thousand “surplus” Florida alligators to swim in the Rio Grande. The climate should be OK for them.

A natural “moat” with reptiles will have been achieved for Texas.

For the rest of the border region, I recommend that a national rattlesnake roundup be held and the “catch” be transported directly to the AZ border and any other similarly affected areas. Cali maybe.


4 posted on 05/11/2011 7:31:06 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: markomalley

Present Stroker is showing his “junior high school” proclivities again.

Then again, he did grow up without a man around to show him how to be one.

“Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be community organizers” (Apologies to Willie Nelson)


5 posted on 05/11/2011 7:31:22 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: markomalley

6 posted on 05/11/2011 7:32:03 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: markomalley

The border is still open.

The idea that the administration has actually fixed the border, that the US sothern border is secure, is a laughable joke.

This administration including Holder’s Justice Department is doing just the opposite and not enforcing tbe illegal immihration laws that are alewady on the books.


7 posted on 05/11/2011 7:35:02 AM PDT by scorchedearther
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To: markomalley

M O R O N!


8 posted on 05/11/2011 7:35:12 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: markomalley

“Stymied by both chambers of Congress....”

How racist of AP.


9 posted on 05/11/2011 7:35:32 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (We live two lives, the life we learn and the life we live with after that.)
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To: SMARTY
Lair in Chief

A few weeks ago he claimed Oil Production is up in the US under hos administration, he said just look it up

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/glenn-beck/transcript/another-example-obamas-fuzzy-math

10 posted on 05/11/2011 7:43:08 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: scooby321

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/glenn-beck/transcript/another-example-obamas-fuzzy-math


11 posted on 05/11/2011 7:43:51 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: markomalley

Illegal immigrants take hobs away from Americans and that includes UNION jobs!


12 posted on 05/11/2011 7:45:12 AM PDT by scorchedearther
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To: markomalley

Illegal immigrants take jobs away from Americans and that includes UNION jobs!


13 posted on 05/11/2011 7:45:26 AM PDT by scorchedearther
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To: markomalley

“They’ll never be satisfied,” he said

ONLY when your ass is long gone, dipwad!


14 posted on 05/11/2011 7:45:56 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: markomalley

There you go, lying to the American people again.

1. Anyone with a brain knows the translation of “comprehensive immigration reform” is just one word beginning with the letter A.

2. Very few people mistake immigration, for illegal and undocumented border crossings.

3. Americans are the root cause of all your problems, not Republicans.

4. More racist division, from the poster child of racist division.

5. Alligators and moats. Sure thing Mr President.

6. “They’ll never be satisfied”, sounds more like the congressional democrat spending habits than any 10,000 Republicans on the subject of ILLEGAL and UNDOCUMENTED BORDER CROSSINGS.

7. I could go on but I’d be preaching to the choir. Not unlike what you were doing in El Paso, when maybe you should have been in Memphis.


15 posted on 05/11/2011 7:48:25 AM PDT by wita
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To: markomalley

Just to clarify, Obama is maocking the Republicans over “illegal” immigration. There’s a big difference between that and legal immigration.


16 posted on 05/11/2011 7:51:54 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: markomalley

This President is a joke. He talks about a path to citizenship. He says its time for the Republicans to get to work with the Democrats on reforming immigration. What he does not say is that the Democrats have the reform bill already written and plan on introducing only that bill, not allow any amendments from Republicans and when Republicans complain attack them for being partisan.

“These are not the droids you are looking for.”

Unbelievable, Un-F-Believable.


17 posted on 05/11/2011 7:53:17 AM PDT by bbernard
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18 posted on 05/11/2011 7:59:03 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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19 posted on 05/11/2011 7:59:12 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic.com. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: bbernard; All
I just heard this morning Reid has the DREAM Act ready to go for reintroduction if it's not been done already.

Obama has no interest in immigration. Ever the racist, he just wants the voters for his party and another permanent underclass it can exploit. We're only saved from this insanity because the two parties don't want to share "credit" for giving away citizenship to millions of new voters.

I'm sick to death of "we are a nation of immigrants" pablum. The debate isn't about lawful immigrants. It's about aliens. Immigrants use the front door. Aliens do not.

Nations the world over and throughout human history have had limited legal immigration policies to avoid losing their unique cultures, values and prosperity. Anything else is suicide.

20 posted on 05/11/2011 8:10:57 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Stay focused: Debt, Deficits & Immigration.)
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To: bbernard
On the other hand, it's easy to see why he's got so much compassion for undocumented workers.

I mean, that's the problem that won't go away for him, isn't it, lack of documentation?

21 posted on 05/11/2011 8:10:58 AM PDT by Publius Maximus (God, please let 2012 come quickly...)
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To: markomalley

Obama declares the border is more secure than ever. At national parks they put up signs warning people there could be drug cartels in the area or you might see group of illegals passing through. The border cannot be secured when the gov puts up warning signs that the area you are in is not safe


22 posted on 05/11/2011 8:22:59 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: markomalley

Message to BO: don’t make jokes and belittle the opposition that is responding to the life and death issue of illegal immigration.


23 posted on 05/11/2011 8:34:46 AM PDT by gandalftb (Fighting jihadists is like fighting an earthquake, harden yourselves.)
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To: newzjunkey; All

“I’m sick to death of “we are a nation of immigrants” pablum. The debate isn’t about lawful immigrants. It’s about aliens. Immigrants use the front door. Aliens do not.”

Amen....

Legal immigrants understand that the US government must protect its citizens. They accept that when they hand over their fingerprints, they know that when the get their physical, they know that when they pay for their background checks, they know it when the apply for their tax ID or social security.

No one is talking about why we have the laws we have. No one is talking about why the Federal government is neglecting its number one duty to protect its citizens. All the liberals can do is think with emotion not logic but somehow the conservative is cold hearted. No, the conservative is not against LEGAL immigration. We want to be protected, we do not want to get a disease, we do not want undocumented shadow humans-ghosts walking amongst us.

How can the government guarantee that all of the illegals are going to turn themselves in and document themselves and follow this path to citizenship? How can the government guarantee that they even want to? Given the governments track record, can we believe that after some immaginary date when the illegals all join into this so called path to citisenship, that from then on, the federal government will enforce the laws and deport illegal undocumented immigrants. There are many illegals in this country who are not here for American dream. La Raza, La revolucion’ our federal government has failed us terribly.

This is the one issue that I will draw the line in the sand. This issue pits the federal government against all of the citizenry.

Have you seen the unemployment rate for our teenagers in this country? The jobs are still here, they are just being filled by illegals.

Unbelievable, Un-F-Believable

Go ahead Democrats, push it. If you think the election of 2010 was bad go, ahead. If their is one issue that units the the majority of citizens, it is this one. Go ahead....

FUBO


24 posted on 05/11/2011 9:08:43 AM PDT by bbernard
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To: scooby321
Lair in Chief

A few weeks ago he claimed Oil Production is up in the US under hos administration, he said just look it up

Lair in Chief is right. He lied again yesterday when he told the liberals in Austin that his auto bailout had saved every one of those employees. He said they all had been rehired.

This morning, GM announced that they were looking to rehire more of the laid off employees. Another thing, what about all the employees of the dealerships that are still looking for jobs?

25 posted on 05/11/2011 10:08:29 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The American taxpayer cannot support the tax and spend habits of DC.)
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